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06/27/2020

Business Acumen: A Workshop for HR Departments of One
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation
Presenter:
Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA , President, The Currence Group
Workplace Application:
Business acumen is a particularly critical skill for the solo practitioner who must ensure the full HR function supports core business goals and objectives. 

Learn practical solutions for implementing skills in business acumen, critical evaluation and consultation in your job.

Examine the behavioral competencies in the business cluster of the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) and how they apply to small businesses. Learn about each competency, hear real-life case studies of the competencies in practice, and discover practical ways to customize and implement the competencies in your HR job and throughout the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • A solid understanding of the three behavioral competencies within the SHRM BoCK business cluster.
  • Real-life examples of each of the competencies.
  • Practical implementation tactics to use on the job.
  • Ideas for sharing the competencies with others in your organization via HR policies, procedures and programs.

06/28/2020

Educational Program | HR Department of One: Strategies for Success**
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

10.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Registration includes three post conference virtual sessions. Additional fees apply.

**This program is associated with a SHRM HR Department of One Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview

Heading an HR Department of One (HR DOO) is a daunting task - time is short, resources are limited, and constantly shifting priorities can be a major issue. HR DOOs are expected to think strategically, manage the full spectrum of HR responsibilities, and serve an entire organization, all while keeping up-to-date on everchanging regulations in the employment law landscape.

So, how do you elevate HR as a solo practitioner? How can you balance strategy and operations? How do you best demonstrate the value that HR brings to your organization? Join other HR DOOs in this 10-hour interactive learning program designed to help you analyze and enhance the HR practices in your organization. The program uses a three-step framework (Assess, Build, Map) and hands-on exercises to help you measure your current practices, build a set of realistic best practices, and map those practices to what is achievable in your organization.

Join fellow HR DOOs and your expert instructor during a series of topic-based, in-depth conversations and activities focused on four distinct themes relevant to HR DOOs: Employing Strategies for Retention (including Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development, and Employee Engagement), Shaping Positive Culture, Balancing Strategy and Operations, and Communicating with Impact. Grow your HR DOO toolbox as you leave with practical tools and techniques that will help you grow your skills and meet the challenging needs of your organization.

Program Objectives
How You Will Benefit:
- Use the framework of assess, build, map to create a realistic plan for analyzing and elevating HR in your organization
- Define talent acquisition strategies that attract more quality candidates
- Identify employee development and engagement strategies that impact employee retention
- Assess your organizational culture and determine the role HR plays in maintaining and shaping culture
- Determine the balance between strategy and operations in your approach to HR
- Describe communication strategies for building effective relationships with business leaders

06/29/2020

Stop Waiting for Permission: Be the HR Leader You Know You Can Be Today!
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |

Presenter:
Sabrina Baker, SHRM-CP, Founder, Acacia HR Solutions
Workplace Application:
HR professionals have been waiting too long to be invited to their seat at the table. 

HR professionals, especially those in small environments, have fought for decades to be seen as true business partners in their organizations by getting other leaders to see them as equals. However, many of us who are ready to lead wait for permission before pushing ahead, and often, we wait too long. Learn how to make monumental changes and add value to your organization by owning your abilities and claiming your power. Discover how to take action towards becoming a stronger leader and business partner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Streamlining the day-to-day processes keeping you "in the weeds" administratively.
  • Learning the business and thinking like a CEO.
  • Empowering others to handle employee issues.
  • Leveraging technology to make better business decisions that align organization and people goals.
  • Looking ahead to create strategic plans that create opportunities for employees to thrive.
Employee Relations for the Department of One: The Case of Hot Mess Tess
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, HR Answerbox
Workplace Application:
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone manages to raise the bar – and your eyebrows. 

Effectively dealing with employee relations situations is a rite of passage for most HR professionals, but sometimes even very skilled practitioners come across situations that make them raise an eyebrow. As a department of one, you don't have the luxury of having an entire in-house team to help you solve these unique situations, so we've talked to HR professionals across the country to come up with solutions and expert advice. In this entertaining session, you'll hear these stories, as well as learn practical tips for dealing with these interesting scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

  • A model for systematically approaching employee relations issues.
  • Effective strategies for solving sample employee relations situations.
  • When it makes sense to involve legal counsel.
Shaping the Hiring Process in Small to Midsize Businesses
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM |

| Competencies: Consultation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Jodi Brandstetter, Chief, Talent Strategy , Lean Effective Talent Strategies LLC
Workplace Application:
Talent hiring and onboarding is critical but consumes time; streamlining recruitment and hiring processes can leverage scarce time for HR department of one practitioners. 

For an HR department of one, recruiting and hiring is a top priority just like compensation, benefits, employee relations, and everything else.  Recruiting can take a lot of time and effort. Learn about daily to-dos that can help you streamline your recruitment process and automate areas to decrease the number of hours needed for recruitment and maintain a strong candidate recruitment and onboarding experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a recruitment strategy that is streamlined and efficient.
  • Understand how technology can assist with automation in the recruitment process.
  • Employ effective time management for the HR department of one to ensure you are able to recruit plus work on all other areas of HR.
Celebrate the Chaos! Four Steps to an Exhilarating and Empowered HR Department of One
06/29/2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
Balancing priorities while getting it all done is the biggest challenge for the sole HR practitioner. 

It’s challenging to be strategically engaged while the executive team expects you to have CHRO depth of knowledge, employees want answers to their questions now, Finance wants benefits bills yesterday and Operations needs new candidates. Sole-member HR departments are saddled with these administrative tasks, while they have the desire to participate at a more strategic level. How do you meet the needs of all your internal customers, create innovative new programs and still get your job done? Learn tips from a former sole practitioner, small businesses owner and expert. Obtain practical real-world advice to get control of your day and shine in the HR function by exploring various solutions that are appropriate for small business and within the reach of participants. Through connections we will make during the session, the days of going at it alone will be over!

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the strategic position of HR in your organization.
  • Evaluation of priorities to get results that drive results.
  • Make connections throughout the organization and leadership team that will drive results.
  • Explore external relationships and opportunities that will impact your function.
  • Consider your goals for your career and the HR department.
  • Embrace technology to ease the administrative burden.
The Top 5 Priorities for an HR Department of One
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA , President, The Currence Group

HR in small businesses is often pulled in so many different directions that it's difficult to manage priorities and still have time to inspire others. Based on a survey of actual small business HR professionals, this session is a collection of your voices bringing to light the issues you face. In this interactive session, you will learn practical and strategic tools to overcome obstacles to achieving your top priorities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Top 5 priorities (in order) facing HR in small businesses.
  • Why they are priorities; including changes in laws, business environment, and economic drivers.
  • Practical and inexpensive (even free!) solutions to the Top 5 Priorities that small businesses can use right away.

06/30/2020

Easily Engaging Staff Who Seem “Unengageable” as a HR of ONE
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
A'eesha J. Bell, Chief Human Capital Officer, St. Vincent Home for Children
Workplace Application:
Explore strategies and best practices for recruitment, retention, and employee engagement as a small organization with a limited budget.  

With so many small businesses and smaller nonprofit teams being managed by an HR of One who is, no doubt, pulled in multiple directions, how do you put energy and time into employee engagement? How do you engage staff who seem impossible to keep connected? This session focuses on smaller organizations with smaller annual budgets of less than $10 million dollars who primarily staff those in social services or industries where some credentialing or a degree may be required, but the pay doesn’t always support their financial needs. Forcing many staff to work multiple jobs or simply remain overworked and underpaid. We also will focus on how to engage your employees before they start working, keeping them engaged once they’ve started, and retaining your top talent when burnout seems inevitable, all on a shoestring budget.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to recruit the right staff for your smaller, limited budget organization.
  • Learn how to start the employee engagement process before candidates start working.
  • How to motivate employees with additional skills and resources that are under-utilized.
  • Train your middle management to appreciate the whole employee instead of draining motivation to simply get the work done.
Secrets for Scaling HR for Your Small Business
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Brandon Seigel, President , Wellness Works Management Partners

HR is a strategic vehicle to empowering small businesses to optimize efficiency in operations while empowering a people-oriented culture that transforms the way an organization operates and influences a new way of scalability. In this interactive, fun and informative session, attendees will learn new strategies to transform HR from a department of one to a strategic role in scaling their department, the operations of the small business and the overall growth of the organization to new levels. This will be an action-packed workshop utilizing real case studies on how the speaker has transformed small businesses by redefining the role of HR in entrepreneurship. Each attendee will walk away with at least three new strategies for elevating their impact in scaling small businesses through an HR lens of opprtunity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why most small businesses are failing today.
  • Identify the role HR plays in redefining operations and systems in today's small business environment.
  • Identify key metrics that HR can implement to transform accountability and scalability in today's business environment.
  • Identify why HR is misunderstood and how to get a seat at the table with an entrepreneur.
  • 3 secrets to building a small business team with a big business vision.
Celebrate the Chaos! Four Steps to an Exhilarating and Empowered HR Department of One
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
Balancing priorities while getting it all done is the biggest challenge for the sole HR practitioner. 

It’s challenging to be strategically engaged while simultaneously the executive team expects you to have CHRO depth of knowledge, employees want answers to their questions now, Finance wants benefits bills yesterday and Operations needs new candidates. Sole-practitioner HR departments are saddled with administrative tasks while they want to participate at a more strategic level. How do you meet the needs of all your internal customers, create innovative new programs and still get your job done? Learn tips from a former sole practitioner, small business owner and expert. Obtain practical real-world advice to get control of your day and shine in the HR function by exploring various solutions that are appropriate for small business and within the reach of participants. Through connections we will make during the session, the days of going at it alone will be over!

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the strategic position of HR in your organization.
  • Evaluate priorities to get results that drive results.
  • Make connections throughout the organization and leadership team.
  • Explore external relationships and opportunities that will impact your function.
  • Consider your goals for your career and the HR department.
  • Embrace technology to ease the administrative burden.
ATS, LMS, HRIS and Everything in Between: How to Understand What HR Tech Is, and What You Need as an HR Department of One
06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer, The Granite Group
Workplace Application:
Technology is an essential element of HR, regardless of an organization’s size. 

As HR professionals, we usually either fall into HR, or get into HR because we like people. Most of us do not get into HR because we love technology. But HR technology can help make your life easier as an HR Department of One! First, you need to understand it. This session, geared toward a HRDOO, focuses on defining some of the most popular HR technologies, and then on what you need to have in place as an HR Department of One.  We share some of the best technology companies for smaller companies and HR Departments of One. You will also learn from your peers, when we open up the session to the audience to share best practices and favorite technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Definitions and explanations of the most important HR technology.
  • Learn what technology  is critical for an HR Department of One.
  • Learn what new technology has the potential of the most impact in the future.
  • Learn about some of the best technology for small to medium-sized businesses, and HR Departments of One.

07/01/2020

Demystify HR for the Department of One: Tips and Tricks to Getting It All Done
07/01/2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Lori Kleiman, SHRM-SCP, President , HR Topics
Workplace Application:
Simple and practical hacks can help the HR department of one keep the trains running while making strategic plans for the future. 

Discover real life tips for the HR Department of One to help you move out of administrative tasks and into strategy. The typical HR Department of One is doing all they can to balance keeping employees happy with working with leadership on the bottom line. Often the hardest part of a new initiative or program is just knowing where to begin. Get the answers you need to implement initiatives that will transform your business with simple and budget-friendly tools and tips that will work as soon as you get back to the office. This interactive session walks you through critical areas of HR and how to meet the needs of the organization - and keep your sanity! You will walk away with tools you can use tomorrow!

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicating with executives to initiate the projects you need to get off the ground.
  • Develop resources to help get the job done in a way that is efficient and budget-friendly.
  • Manage the risk for your organization without being the person who always says no.
  • Define the strategic positioning of your department within the larger context of your organization.