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    INSHRM - Spring Conference 2016

    Date: May 17, 2016, 8:00am – 4:45pm
    INLAND NORTHWEST Society for Human Resource Management
    Centerplace Regional Event Center
    2426 North Discovery Place
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216
    Members - $100, Non-Members - $125, Students - $50
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      Topic:  What's In Store for HR?

      Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Time: Check-in is from 7:30-8:00 program will run from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

    Centerplace Regional Event Center
    2426 North Discovery Place
    Spokane Valley, WA 99216

    Cost: Members - $100, Non-Members - $125, Students - $50

    Pending: 6.5 PHR & SHRM-CP Credits

    Here are two of our featured speakers!

    Jack Kaplan serves as the Career Pathway Navigator at Spokane WorkSource.  He teaches a variety of workshops to both employers and job seekers, including Behavioral Interviewing for Employers and Succession Planning and Management. Prior to WorkSource, Mr. Kaplan had a career spanning more than forty years in management, consulting, and training.  He served as a Human Resources Director and Director of Staffing and Recruiting for a NYSE listed company and as the General Manager of a private recruiting company.  In the position of General Manager for a business services company he built a business unit from start-up to a unit employing over three hundred fifty people and servicing many of the largest software and hardware companies, including Microsoft, IBM, HP, Compaq and others.  He also served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology for a subsidiary of USA Networks which operated a number of internet based e-commerce sites, including the NASCAR store. Mr. Kaplan has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has done graduate work in business administration at the NY Stern School of Business (NY University) and at Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Business.  He served as an officer in the US Army from 1969 to 1972.


    Dianna Gould, SHRM-SCP, CAE, has over 20 years' experience in the human resources profession.  Currently she is the Field Services Director for the Pacific West Region for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Prior to joining SHRM, she had experience as an HR professional for start-up firms to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in the high tech, international export, manufacturing, and the service industry. Dianna has served as the President for the SHRM Portland Human Resource Management Association and in 2006 was the Director of the SHRM Oregon State Council Board of Directors.  She recently obtained her SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation and is also certified as a CAE - Certified Association Executive. Continuous learning and professional development have been the cornerstone of her career. 

    Session Information

    Session: Boost Employee Engagement and your EVP with Best Places to Work, Inland Northwest (INW): The War for Talent is back, unemployment is at an all-time low and the balance of power has shifted from employer to employee.  Join Bryan Fix, Regional HR Manager at Providence Health & Services and & Paul Read of the Spokane Journal of Business as we explore the connections between employee engagement and your employer value proposition.  We'll be introducing an exciting new resource for Inland Northwest employers - the 2016 Best Places to Work, INW program; sponsored by INSHRM, The Journal of Business and Providence Health & Services.  

    Session: The Challenge: Sucession Planning & Management: The business community faces a daunting challenge as the Baby Boomer generation approaches the end of its working career.  The Boomer generation is the largest in US history, and while the US population includes 29% Boomers, this generation represents 31% of the active workforce and even more critically, 56% of Boomers hold leadership positions. By the year 2029, all Boomers will be 65 years old or over. Talent management and retention has become a crucial key to success for most employers.  The CEO of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently spoke of the challenges in the new "Talent Economy": "Today, if you ask any leader what is most important to business success, he or she will tell you it's all about people, attracting, engaging and retaining them¿Demand for comprehensive talent management strategies is at an all-time high." In this session, we will discuss the differences between Succession Planning and Management as a Talent Management approach, differentiating it from Succession Planning as an ownership continuity program.  We will also talk about Replacement Management, how it differs from Succession Planning and how the two can be used in conjunction with one another to mitigate both short term and long term risks.

    Session: Effective Workplace Communication: Promoting Success Through a Culture of Trust and Belief

    SHRM and other research studies indicate that effective workplace communication plays a key role in business success. For HR professionals, the ability to communicate effectively is a critical competency to be able to contribute to be able to contribute to that success. In this session, you will learn the benefits of effective workplace communication, strategies for building a culture of trust and belief, the importance of effective communication as an HR competency, and the skills you need to develop to be a proficient communicator. 

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    - Registration closes Thursday, May 17, at 4:00 PM -