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Speaker: Andy Masters, Award-Winning Author and Leadership Expert
Award-winning author and Leadership expert Andy Masters creatively uses the magical imagery of Hollywood to help HR leaders ignite a culture to DEVELOP and EMPOWER their organizations—while defeating succession planning crisis--in this challenging era of having to “Do More With Less”.
Speaker: Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham, Chief Economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Georgia continues to be the #1 state for doing business while staying attuned to the needs of the next generation. Dr. Thomas J. Cunningham, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), will describe the three pillars designed to support Atlanta’s economic ecosystem.
Speaker: Jeanne Artime | Chief Executive Officer, SHRM-Atlanta
Calling all new, current or future SHRM-Atlanta members! Come early, grab a cup of coffee and join SHRM-Atlanta CEO Jeanne Artime as she discusses how your membership can help take your career to new heights. This session will highlight how your membership will help you foster key relationships, develop in your career, enhance your professional brand, grow your business acumen, and drive thought leadership throughout your organization.
Speakers: Holly Best, Veteran Employment Coordinator, Work for Warriors Georgia & Matthew Grob, Atlanta Regional Veterans’ Employment Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
This session will be a presentation and discussion on common Veterans employment challenges from an employer’s perspective.
Speakers: Holly Firestine, Chief People Officer, Navvis & Erin Wolf, Managing Partner, SuiteTrack LLC
The path that female business leaders navigate to the executive ranks is widely discussed and contemplated. As more women achieve senior roles in the workplace, additional focus is placed on how they got there. What did these women do that puts them in or on the path to the C-Suite? Join this session for a thought-provoking discussion about the unwritten rules of business.
Speaker: Alan Stein, Jr., Performance Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author, Raise Your Game
The keys to impactful, influential leadership are strategically closing your performance gap, learning how to embrace change, and creating an effective system to uphold organizational standards and collective accountability. In this powerful session, Alan teaches participants how to master Unseen Hours, by utilizing the mindsets, habits, and routines of world-class athletes. Attendees walk away with actionable steps and a heightened sense of awareness and clarity to improve productivity, create winning habits, inspire teamwork, and maximize influence and impact.
Speaker: Rebecca Heiss, CEO/Founder, Rebecca Heiss, LLC
By definition we are incapable of seeing our own blind spots. Not recognizing that we don't know what we don't know can be costly in any organization. Blind Spots to Breakthroughs empowers participants to overcome behaviors that act as barriers to their own optimal performance in work and in life through Awareness, Action and Adaptation.
Speaker: Joey Asher, President, SpeechWorks
Do you dread having to present information because the topic is inherently dull? Have you ever noticed your audience checking emails rather than listening to you? Do you want to be a persuasive speaker that is able to grab the listeners attention and keep it? Join fellow struggling presenters in this engaging and interactive workshop that will teach you how to structure information in the form of a story and make the most of the dreaded Q&A.
Speakers: Phillip Blount, President of Phillip Blount & Associates, Inc & Teela Jackson, Vice President HR Search, Talent Connections
In this session, we will discuss compensation strategy and how your organization’s current market compensation impacts your ability to meet business goals in this highly competitive market. We will unveil the results of the compensation survey to explore leading and lagging indicators. We will also share the top industries from a compensation market perspective. You will hear the latest hiring trends as well as the future of work’s impact on your organization and the traditional hiring model.
Speaker: Adair Cates, Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer, SummitX
Most organizations know the impact of engaged employees, but few consistently practice employee-centric engagement strategies that are anything more than check-the-box activities. By personalizing the employee experience and helping team members reach their career and personal goals at work, we create inspiring workplaces that foster growth where people do what they love and love what they do.
Speaker: Dr. Barbara Reilly, Sr. Leadership Consultant - Turknett Leadership Group
Why are companies like Google, Aetna, General Mills, and others providing mindfulness training to their teams? Because it isn’t just “fluff stuff” training offered by the HR team. By learning what mindfulness is and isn’t, and the basics of mindfulness, you will understand why mindfulness can enhance organizational effectiveness and have a direct impact on business results.
Speaker: Stanton Gatewood, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Georgia
We can defend and protect ourselves in cyberspace, even STOP an imminent attack! Join your peers to learn how an attacker prepares to attack and harvest personally identifiable information or masquerade as the CFO and convince you to send or transfer $$$. Learn awareness, preparedness and resilience tactics for home and work to thwart the would-be-hacker.
Speakers: Dr. Katie Stone, EVP of Strategy and Development with Fallon Benefits Group, & Danielle Compton, VP, Human Resources Consultant, Fallon Benefits Group
Whether your leaders gather for a lunch period, a full day or a multi-day retreat, annual business and strategy planning provides the blueprint for your company’s future. Initiatives are shared, goals are formalized and short- and long-term plans are launched. This session prepares HR professionals to confidently moderate the annual session with business leaders, providing tools to ensure business strategy is clearly articulated and discussed.
Speaker: Brooke Cartus, Sales Director and Senior Facilitator, ImprovEdge
Executive Presence is the differentiating point for high-performance cultures. It is critical for succession, ascension, and managing perception. In this program, you will push the boundaries of your capabilities and elevate how you are perceived. Join Brooke Cartus as she will illuminate stereotypes and options around executive presence, provide case studies for finding your authentic leadership presence, and involve the audience in discussion and volunteer activities.
Speaker: Melissa Gordon, President, President, EchelonCommunicate, LLC
The days of command and control-style leadership in the workplace – providing direction by telling others what to do - are generally gone. Today, leading effectively is about teaming – bringing out the best in others while you acknowledge their talents, needs, and goals. Join us for a fast-paced, hands-on Lab to learn and practice proven coaching communication techniques, such as asking powerful questions, listening deeply, acknowledging, challenging, and bringing a shared goal or value to life.
Speaker: Christopher Mulligan, CEO, TalentKeepers
HR has the opportunity to be effective business leaders by developing a workforce aligned with performance goals directly impacting the bottom line. We’ll discuss how to develop and execute employee engagement and retention plans to contribute to achieving the organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
Speaker: Jerry Mabe, Co-Founding President and CEO, RightPath, Resources Inc.
Leadership is changing more significantly now than it has in any time for the last three generations. Because of generational changes (the retirement of Baby Boomers) companies are facing a major challenge to recruit, retain and hire top talent to fill the coming leadership vacuum. Yet, most companies are woefully unprepared for these changes.