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    Advanced Strategic HR Thinking

    Date: April 19, 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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    Strategic Thinking can be defined as the way people think about planning, assessing, evaluating, and creating plans and objectives.  It could also be said that Strategic Thinking is thinking about thinking.  Many of us spend some part of our day in thought.  But how much of it is truly beneficial?   Does the thinking lead to positive action?  And how does this apply to HR?  Given how much of the time HR spends responding to employee and management concerns is it even possible to think strategically about HR?

    This session will cover:

    • How to think differently and outside your usual patterns
    • How to think about implications of actions and policies to see further into the future
    • How to compensate for your biases
    • How to use scenario thinking to help you communicate with executives
    • How to align HR strategic thinking with organizational goals and decision making opportunities

    Attendees will walk away a new sense of their own thinking capability, practical ways to apply it, and a chance to make enhanced HR contributions to their organizations plans, goals and activities.  Participants will be able to apply the newly learned methods toward interpreting information related to their organizations operations from both internal and external sources, for their due-diligence activities, as well as using them for managing future organizational change.  Join Deborah for this intriguing and challenging session.

    About the Presenter:   Deborah Jeffries serves as Vice President for HR Answers, Inc.  She has 30 years’ experience in the human resources field (27 in consulting).  As a consultant and trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, performance management, coaching/counseling, recognition, customer service, harassment, supervision, leadership, improved communication and more. 

    Deborah is popular among her clients – which means a busy training schedule with 20-25 sessions each month.  And there is usually a SHRM Chapter meeting in each month too.

    Deborah’s past work experience includes recruiting, training, education, sales and marketing, and HR in a variety of environments.  She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University.  She also has her certifications through SHRM and HRCI.

    Clients comment on her no nonsense practical approach and her positive attitude.  Those that know Deborah describe her as energetic with a quirky sense of humor, a passion for HR, and a contagious laugh. 

    HRCI and SHRM credits are pending for this program.

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