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    "Becoming a Strategy Architect for Your Organization: Defining a 'Seat at the Table'"

    Date: March 14, 2012, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Many models of human resources structure and organizational impact have been developed over the last 20 years.  The most recent model which became widely popular in 2002 identifies six key areas for HR:  Operational Executor, Credible Activist, Culture & Change Steward, Talent Manager/Organization Designer, Business Ally and Strategy Architect.

    For many years, HR has played a vital role in the success of an organization.  However, the focus from an operational and administrative guru to a strategy architect has taken on new implications for our profession.  We are not only sought out to ensure the success of the internal or “people” side of our organization’s endeavors, but also to utilize overall knowledge of our external business environment.  It is not surprising to know that companies with the biggest problems hire HR professionals with the broadest business influence and knowledge.  Knowing the business, its goals, its issues, what your management team values, and what defines success in your industry, is crucial to success for an HR professional.

    This presentation pursues the definition of a Strategy Architect and will provide HR professionals with tips on how to add strategic value to their organizations. Topics will include:

    • Understanding your business:  key areas for HR to know
    • Understanding your customers:  key questions for HR to ask
    • Aligning HR strategy with business strategy:  key knowledge for HR to have
    • Measuring results, not processes:  key tools for HR
    • Talent Management:  the KEY to success!

    Both Presented and Generously Sponsored By: Patricia L. Dye, SPHR, GPHR.  Patricia is the principal of HR Consulting NW, LLC, and a Bellingham resident for over eleven years. As a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience, Patricia has worked in many industries including engineering, logistics, durable goods manufacturing, food manufacturing, hospitality and healthcare.  These organizations spanned over 15 states and provinces in the US and Canada. Believing in empowering leaders and their employees to reach their highest potential by providing strategies and tools for personal and professional excellence, she has acquired training designations and several years of experience facilitating programs for executive management, mid-level managers, supervisors and hourly staff in both union and non-union environments.  She possesses a Master’s degree in Business Administration, has held SPHR certification since 2003 and obtained her GPHR certification in 2006.  

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We accept payment in the form of cash, check, debit card or credit card at the time of check in.

    This program is pre-approved for 1 HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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