The 21st Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference will feature a two day track on Business Acumen & Leadership. These sessions build the business know-how of HR practitioners ranging from the specialist/generalist to the mid-level manager to the seasoned leader. Specialist/generalist and mid-level professionals can select from sessions that develop and enhance their fundamental business “literacy”. Seasoned leaders can learn about the impact of their actions on decision-making and how this in turn affects outcomes at the functional, unit, or corporate level.
Here is what you can expect to learn more about in this track:
Savvy Leadership Acumen | Speaker: Karla Brandau, CSP, Workplace Power Institute
Monday, October 17, 8:00 am – 9:00 am | Strategic Management Credit
Are charismatic leaders born or grown? The question has been asked for centuries. The truth is that no baby is born with a silver leadership spoon in their mouth. Most anyone can become a charismatic leader if they work from their own leadership attributes; work to implement admirable traits they observe in others; and resist the urge to be a copy cat of a popular yet perhaps flamboyant individual. The engaging and charismatic leader has a brilliant comprehension of personal innate strengths and an intuitive discernment of the inner assets of team members and employees. This knowledge generates savvy leadership acumen and provides a powerful concentration of courage and fortitude in the face of the indomitable challenges of the 21st Century relationships. Navigating work relationships and forging ahead to increased organizational productivity with the full support of colleagues, team members, and employees is a phenomenally complex endeavor. In this session, Karla simplifies it for you and gives you real help, not just theory.
Developing Your Strategic HR Business Partner Capabilities | Speaker: Walter Boehm, Talent Connections
Monday, October 17, 12:40 pm – 1:40 pm | Strategic Management Credit
This session looks at the various ways in which an HR professional, develops leadership skills to work in the C-Suite delivering HR startegic value to the organization. We will do this through looking at two different buisness case studies on companies based in Atlanta. We will review the skills and HR startegic initiatives which drive bottom-line business results such as productivity and share-holder value.
Leading in Tough Times | Speaker: Luis Castro, Cameron and Associates, Inc.
Monday, October 17, 2:20 pm – 3:20 pm | Strategic Management Credit
This session will bring hope, share proven strategies, ideas, tips and suggestions that really work while leading in tough times. Luis will discuss leadership greatest challenges; how leadership styles affect outcomes; management vs. leadership; ten strategies when leading in tough times; six rules for successful leadership; choices to make before and after the crisis; moving from the comfort zone to the challenge zone; and seven rules for leading in tough times.
Using HR Data to Make the Right HR Investments | Speaker: Cathy Missildine-Martin, SPHR, Intellectual Capital Consulting
Monday, October 17, 3:35 pm – 4:35 pm | Strategic Management Credit
HR Departments are faced with decisions about which programs, initiatives and deliverables should be implemented almost on a daily basis. HR must compete for dollars and resources both within the HR Department and with other functional areas. Post recession, CEO’s are more risk adverse, therefore driving the need for HR to create a solid business case when competing for investment dollars. What if you had to choose between a wellness program and a new rewards and recognition program? How would you determine which of the two had the greatest impact on business results? By understanding strategic mapping, HR professionals can directly link programs and activities to business outcomes. Once key relationships are established in the mapping process, simple statistical methods can be used to determine which investment has the most “bang got its buck.”
Get a Vision | Speaker: LynnMarie Earl, Earl MKTG, LLC
Tuesday, October 18, 8:15 am – 9:15 am | General Credit
In this seminar you will learn how to assess future goals and convey them to others in a positive and encouraging way. Your staff will be able to create their own goals as you work with them to visualize. You will learn how to empower yourself and others through a better understanding of characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. You will be able to share the importance of having, creating, and following through on individual and corporate visions to improve individual, team, division, and corporate growth. Specific techniques are shared to ensure incorporation of methods learned and taught to staff and employees. Emphasis is placed on learning your, and your staff’s, characteristics that help or hurt you, time schedules, goals/numbers, and true focus on specific goals over general statements of growth.
F&B, Tweets & Green Peppers: Practical Leadership Techniques | Speakers: Joyce Chastain, SPHR, HR Florida State Council; Carol McDaniel, HR Florida State Council
Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 am – 11:00 am | General Credit
Using a conversational style, this session provides useful leadership strategies using real-life examples of lessons learned in the trenches of senior leadership positions. These three HR professionals are currently co-authoring a book by the same title which is expected to be completed in late 2011. In the book, “F&B” relates to business necessity (financials, mission, etc.); Tweets relates to outside influences (how you got here, who’s cheering you on, who’s attacking you); and Green Peppers relates to distractions (things that divert your attention from what’s important to what someone else thinks is urgent.)
Leadership GPS: Goals, People, Systems | Speaker: Seth Davies, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Tuesday, October 18, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm | General Credit
What is your organizational direction? Are you ready to emphasize growth over survival? Are you ready to demonstrate to your organizational leaders that they are vital and valuable? Are you ready to re-calibrate your organizational GPS? In this interactive presentation, participants will receive a lively overview of the four key elements necessary to create and sustain a high performance mentality and process throughout any organization. The presenter will focus strongly on the role of organizational leadership to create, emulate, communicate and reinforce the non-negotiable strategies necessary to sustain business success. This presentation will look at the real-world business challenges facing organizations today, as well as give participants a specific implementation methodology to begin practicing upon immediate return to the workplace.
The Future is Here: Human Capital is the New ROI | Speakers: Marcus Harwood, CPA, CPIM, MBA, OND; Vallerie Parrish-Porter and Jerry Glazier (both formerly of Embarq)
Tuesday, October 18, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm | Strategic Management Credit
Imagine a world in which HR owns the single most value-rich improvement initiative, an initiative that dwarfs the value of the next ten, most significant improvement initiatives spanning the company – combined! That future is here. We will describe how one company leveraged a simple language and rich methodology to lay the foundation and take the first major step toward that future. The CIO (HR’s customer) and senior HR executive (IT’s business partner) from a top telecom will discuss the problem they faced, the bold new approach they took, the results they achieved, and, how they see the next steps – the future. The future calls for radical changes in talent acquisition, deployment, development, evaluation and recognition. The improvements in company bottom-line and competitiveness will make the “reengineering movement” and the “SAP movement” small in comparison. The only thing mind-boggling about this movement is that it has not already happened. The movement will unleash unprecedented productivity gains, turn around the performance of all mission-critical teams, enable truly productive collaboration for a purpose, and, materially elevate employee commitment and passion – raising acquisition and retention of top talent to levels thought impossible before. The movement takes HR from playing cop to sitting at the table as major initiatives are planned and implemented – as an integral part of mission-critical business processes from vision through implementation.
Influence for Impact | Speaker: Hodges Golson, PhD, ABPP Management Psychology Group
Tuesday, October 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | General Credit
Psychological assessments of thousands of executives, sales people and technologists have shown that skills of influence are in short supply. These are most often mentioned as “developmental opportunities” in a very wide range of people. This talk presents a distillation of what psychologists have found out about influence and persuasion over the past 50 years. And it offers practical advice about how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
Register today! You will not want to miss out on this great two day conference. And keep in mind that this is not the only track being offered at the session. We will have six current tracks covering seven specialty areas.