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    Strategic Talent Management Across Diverse Industries

    Date: November 20, 2014, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Tanya Haakinson
    Smullin Health Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Road
    Medford, OR 97501
    $10.00 per member (no charge for first time guests and students) / $15.00 for non-members
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    Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter Presents:

         Strategic Talent Management Across Diverse Industries

    Four HR professionals, each with a different industry perspective, will present in this round-table discussion.  They will share the business development cycle for their respective industries, as a setting for their current talent needs.  Attendees will hear the diverse circumstance in which each industry/ business sector finds itself competing for current and future talent. The panel members will share their particular journey through the current state of their businesses, discussing the unique skillsets, economic, political and cultural challenges.  The presentation will include how the businesses have adapted to their current and anticipated talent needs in a dynamic regional, national and international business climate.  Attendees will come away with insights and tools for how to audit current and future talent needs and how to adapt to those needs to ensure a stable and competent talent pool to meet the strategic needs of business.

    Date:                              November 20, 2014

    Networking:                   7:30 am to 8:00 am

    Workshop Time:             8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Presenter:                       John Underwood, MBA, SPHR of Timber Products/ Guy Perrin, MA Counseling and Organizational Psychology of Centerpoint/ Kelly Williams of Centerpoint and Wendi Brown of WBCP.

    John Underwood, MBA, SPHR. John is the Southern Oregon Region Human Resources Manager for Timber Products Company and has spent most of his career in the manufacturing world. His experience has been evenly split between union and non-union workforces. His current responsibility includes five manufacturing plants, a trucking business and administrative offices in Grants Pass, Medford and Yreka employing 700 employees. John has extensive success in metric driven performance management systems. He took his MBA thought City University of Seattle and is certified at the SPHR level and currently serves as the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter President.

    Kelly Williams is a Consultant with Centerpoint Leadership Services. He has 15 years of experience with U.S. Cellular and Asante Health System, including leadership positions with over 100 staff members and created/implemented projects impacting over 1000 employees. Kelly has specific expertise in training, curriculum design, leadership coaching, process standardization and improvement, performance management, customer service and loyalty.

    Wendi Brown, BS in Business Administration. Wendi is the President of WBCP, an executive search, communications and strategy firm, leading complex projects for clients in Oregon and California. Before starting her own business, Wendi was an internal HR Consultant for Orange County, CA, where she provided services for the Chief Executive and HR office which spanned 17,000 employees. Wendi is currently earning her MBA at Southern Oregon University. She also has earned certificates in Project Management, Global Business, Marketing and Human Resources from Colorado Technical University.


    HRCI Credit:                  1.5 Business (Strategic) HRCI Credits

    RSVP To:                       Tanya Haakinson