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    The Politics of HR

    Date: February 15, 2017, 7:45am – 10:00am
    Lesa DePiero
    Smullin Heath Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Rd.
    Medford, OR
    $20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members | Free for first time guests
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    In this ninety-minute training course, attendees will learn how to better manage the politics of the field of Human Resources and dissect the unique position of HR professionals in the best effort to balance the strategic needs of the organization with those of the employees and other stakeholders. 

    HR professionals have such a unique responsibility within an organization.  They are expected to be approachable by both employees and key leaders, but also must be able to switch gears at a moment’s notice to have some of the most difficult conversations in the organization.  They must find the balance of being both compassionate but also strategic and operationally focused.  These factors (along with many others) put the role of the HR professional as one of the most political roles within any organization.

    Attendees at this presentation will learn how to get un-stuck from the politics of HR so they can train and empower others in communication and leadership techniques so that employees and their supervisors can handle many issues before they escalate to Human Resources.  Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the HR role within an organization.  The goal is to leverage that role to create an environment where employees take responsibility for their own actions and hold each other accountable so that the HR professional can have an opportunity to focus their attention at the organizational level to provide the greatest return on the organization’s investment.

    About Our Presenter, Wendy Baughman

    Wendy started her career as a music and theatre teacher in Southern California.  Relocating to the Kansas City area, she opened a franchise in the point-of-sale industry.  After building a successful business, she refocused her expertise in developing people and organizations.  By working as an international trainer, speaker, and business coach, she enables others to realize their full potential.

    Wendy has given hundreds of seminars to thousands of people.  Her undergraduate work in theatre and music coupled with an MBA focused in behavior and organizational management, give her the ability to provide engaging and substantive learning experiences.

    Currently Wendy resides with her husband in Southern Oregon, near Ashland, home to the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). 

    HRCI and SHRM credits are pending for this program.

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