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    Who Do You Want to Be…as an HR Professional?*

    Date: March 13, 2013, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    So you are an HR manager. You and everyone on your staff have your PHR or SPHR, you all proudly display this abbreviation on your business card. I am your CEO, I never look at your business cards and I take your technical HR competency for granted. Here’s what I want to know, “Why would I ever seek the counsel of you or your staff?”

    These days if your technical competency isn’t a given, you’ve got bigger problems than this program can help you with. The question to consider is this, “Who do you want to be as an HR professional?” The answer had better have something to do with addressing the talent needs of your organization.

    What this means is that you’ll need to develop and implement a “Talent First” perspective. Here’s where you’ll need to be putting your attention…

    What Does it Mean to Be Focused on Developing and Retaining the Best Employees?   

    How Much Attention are You Putting on Anticipating Change?         

    How are You Enabling the Organization?

    *By the conclusion of this session you will have completed an assessment of yourself as an HR Professional and prioritized actions consistent with the asset you want to become for your organization.

    About the Presenter: Mike Cook - Program Designer, Consultant, Coach, Author, Speaker

    A former Human Resource professional for Standard Oil of California, Mike now works primarily with senior leaders and teams to develop and implement cultural change processes which enhance overall organizational performance on very targeted issues. He enjoys working with diverse client teams at all levels to build alignment and enable change that is sustainable and strategic. Mike has 25 + years consulting/coaching experience working in a wide range of industries and working environments as a designer, facilitator, coach and project team lead on major cultural change initiatives. His experience includes initiatives in petroleum refining, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare and insurance systems.  As an HR professional Mike’s experience involved him in the full gamut of human resource concerns including recruiting, compensation, benefits, regulations, succession planning and evaluation and of course one to one employee consultation. Along the way he developed the belief/theory that much of what ends up being handled by HR is best addressed by the immediate manager. He has worked tirelessly to see that managers, especially those at mid-levels receive the development in interpersonal skills that they really need. Since his move to the San Juan Islands in 2006 Mike has founded AMJ Group, a solo practice focused on developing peer level manager’s collaborative work communities. Mike is a graduate of the Master’s Program in Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University, he has authored the book THRIVE: Standing on Your Own Two Feet in a Borderless World and he currently publishes a weekly Blog The Heart of Engagement.

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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 the full price of the event 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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