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2019 Annual Conference - Talent Management Track
 SHRM Jacksonville 11th Annual Conference | Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2019
 Be a Catalyst for Change - Talent Management
"Be a Catalyst for Change" - Talent Management track focuses on General HR and Employee Relations issues. Please note: speaker times are subject to change.

Linda Plummer

Plummer & Associates

Taking Charge of Change When a New Leader is on the way!

Presented by Linda Plummer

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

The arrival of a new leader can be an unsure time for team members; it can also be a time of promise. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to

  • Take charge of change through understanding different reactions to change
  • Take an assessment to identify your responses to change and stress
  • Discuss coping strategies during times of change.
  • Learn what assessments such as the MBTI, Judgment Index™, and TKI can tell you about various responses to change.

About the Speaker: Linda Plummer founded Plummer & Associates in 1996. She specializes in working with leaders and teams who want to improve their communication and productivity and in workshop development and facilitation. She also provides an HR Partner service to smaller companies who welcome an “on call” HR professional to answer questions, provide advice, and handle special projects.


Magda Vargas Battle

Great People Inside USA, Corp.


The Perfect Fit Every Time: Creating a safe culture where people bring their authentic self to work every day
Presented by Magda Vargas Battle
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Perfect Fit Every Time is a 5-steps signature system that nurtures an inclusive organizational culture through a matchmaking process to create diversity, inclusion, and belonging; inspiring, igniting and impacting the company’s employee experience. Developing inclusive mindsets and behaviors is a holistic integrative process throughout the employee lifecycle that initiate with purposely attraction strategy that invite culture-fit candidates and embarks on an ongoing journey of developing practices for what inclusive leadership is and aims to achieve; business performance with the authentic and unassimilated embodiment of innovation and collaboration.
About the Speaker: Magda Vargas Battle is the “Corporate Culture Matchmaker,” Founder of Itr3s Consulting, LLC, and Creator of The Perfect Fit Every Time, a 5-step employee-to-job “matchmaking” framework that helps employers attract, engage, retain, develop, and promote great talent, while elevating corporate culture.

Kathy Mignerey

St. Johns County School District


Diane Williams

Black Knight


Rebecca Callahan


Meeting the IT Talent Needs Through Support of High School Internships and Programs

Presented by Kathey Mignerey, Diane Williams, & Rebecca Callahan

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

With the critical shortage of Information Technology (IT) personnel available or in the college pipeline, businesses are beginning to collaborate with middle and high schools to provide programs and internship opportunities to expose younger students to IT careers and encourage them to pursue training and careers in the field. Two Jacksonville business partners from Citi and Black Knight will share how their companies are providing these programs and the corporate benefits of these initiatives.

About the Speaker(s): Kathy Mignerey is the Career Program Specialist for St. Johns County School District. Kathy has 25 years of experience in teaching, coordinating and supervising Career Education Programs in Florida. Kathy is responsible for the oversight of the district’s Career Academy Summer Internship Program. She also works with business partners in a variety of ways to enable them to provide relevant knowledge and experiences to the students in related Career Academies in the school district.

Diane Williams is the HR Solutions Director for Black Knight, Inc., a mortgage technology company and has more than 20 years of experience in the HR profession. Diane’s leadership and expertise have transformed Black Knight’s employee programs, linking talent development to business strategy. Diane is responsible for developing and managing Black Knight’s Intern Program, Mentor Program, and Women in IT Program, to name a few. Diane also facilitates many of Black Knight’s leadership development training such as FranklinCovey’s Speed of Trust and John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership.

Rebecca Callahan heads Global Consumer Technology and Executive Recruiting for Citi. Responsible for Citi’s Technology’s talent pipelines globally, she is passionate about workforce development and fostering local and global partnership’s to build the workforce of the future. In her seven years with Citi she has partnered to initiate Citi’s Military Leadership Development Program, Citi’s Girls in Technology Program that reaches over 15,000 girls in the US annually and Citi’s Tech Academies in local schools to promote Tech workforce development in Citi’s HUB locations. She currently sits on the IT Council Advisory Board for St Johns County Schools.



Kelly Mannel


Minding Your Own Business
Presented by Kelly Mannel
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
With new evidence supporting the role of your Emotional Intelligence in the workplace, leaders can no longer afford to ignore the Emotional Intelligence factor in growing teams and creating viable organizations. Emotional Intelligence CAN be learned, giving you a competitive edge and a happier work/life balance and experiences. In Minding Your Business, Kelly Mannel, SHRM-SCP, CEIC presents five skills of Emotional Intelligence made popular by Daniel Goleman along with the latest research. Self-awareness, Selfregulation, Motivation, Empathy and Social Skills are explored along with the mindfulness techniques developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, essential for growth and development.
About the Speaker: Kelly Mannel has a proven track record in developing exceptional organizations, leaders and talent. Her approach inspires people to open their minds to greater possibilities for themselves and their businesses. She employs leading research on the emerging role of Civility and Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the workplace and holds numerous certifications. Kelly was appointed as the first Chair of the newly formed North Florida chapter of the Society of Emotional Intelligence in which she currently serves.



Ebony Presha

EAP People Corporation

Recruiting & HR Workshop for Hard to Fill Positions

Presented by Ebony Presha

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

In this 60 minute interactive lecture, participants will learn how to make diversity operational within any workplace. Over the past 17 years, I have discovered the true essence of diversity and the reasons it is a workplace necessity. This lecture will bring clarity to the concept of diversity, help to gain leadership buy-in, and explain the real meaning for ROI as it pertains to the subject. If you've struggled with implementing initiatives, this lecture is for you.

About the Speaker: Ebony Presha is the President of EAP People Corporation, a full cycle National Recruiting and HR Firm founded in 2016 with a mission to link people to their career purpose. EAP specializes in Staffing, HR Consulting, and Health & Safety. “Linking people to purpose is like linking opportunity to success,” says Ebony who is also the developer of the RUSHSYSTEM (Recruiting Unique Sustainable Hires), a revolutionary recruiting database that promises to help employers to proactively hire great talent for their company and reduce time and cost for candidate search engines. Ebony has been in Human Resources and Recruiting for over 15 years.



Seth Davies

 Competitive Solutions, Inc.

HR Metrics that Matter; How to Educate, Facilitate and Motivate
Presented by Seth Davies


Friday, April 12, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

One of the greatest challenges organizations face is maintaining a common business focus on improving results across all functional areas and levels, as well as communicating these said results to all involved. This interactive session outlines the process for developing, tracking, communicating and presenting workgroup business goals and objectives. This presentation will provide specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely methods for tracking and communicating business results for HR.
About the Speaker: As Senior Vice-President of Competitive Solutions, Inc., Seth Davies has over 25 years of experience assisting a diverse group of public and private companies as well as local governments in the development and deployment of strategic business processes throughout their organizations. He is an expert in the areas of business metrics and dashboards, organizational communication strategy, and employee accountability and engagement.



Barbara Glanz

 Barbara Glanz, Hall of Fame Speaker

Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm-- Creating a Workplace of Passion, Purpose and Productivity
Presented by Barbara Glanz
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Current research shows that only about 12 to 15% of American workers are giving their very best to their jobs. 8 to 10% are burned out with no life. However, that leaves 75 – 80% of our workforce who are just doing enough to get by. Just imagine what could happen to the productivity in your workplace if you could
inspire those workers to do their very best!

Raise morale, reduce turnover, increase productivity, and have more fun at work – the wonderful news is that all this can occur in your workplace with very little cost. In this presentation you will learn how to create a work environment where people treat one another like valuable human beings with a sense of mission that
their work is important and where appreciation and joy are present, no matter how serious the work may be.

Barbara will provide dozens of real-life, creative, low cost, immediately applicable ideas you can implement in your own workplace using the acronym CARE:

C = Creative Communication
A = Atmosphere and Appreciation for All
R = Respect and Reason for Being
E = Empathy and Enthusiasm

She will spread her “contagious enthusiasm” to maximize personal productivity and organizational success, and each participant will leave with a powerful understanding of the difference he or she can make every single day!


About the Speaker: Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE, works with organizations that want to improve morale, retention, and service and with people who want to rediscover the joy in their work and in their lives. She is the author of twelve bestselling “how-to” books.

She is known as “the business speaker who speaks to your heart as well as to your head,” and she has presented to conferences, associations, and organizations worldwide.