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    HREvolution: Moving from Tactical to Strategic

    Date: September 18, 2013, 7:00am – 9:00am
    Joyce Sherwood
    Gaithersburg Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    $20.00 Chapter Members, $30.00 Nonmembers, $35.00 Walk-ins
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    HREvolution Presentation

    This event has been APPROVED for 1.5 HRCI Recertification Credits - Specified - Business Management and Strategy

    About the Program:

    This theme of this interactive presentation is you have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.  It looks back at historical events that helped to shape the HR profession and challenges participants’ knowledge of these events to explain where the profession is today. Understanding how we made the leap from personnel administration to business partner it emphasizes what HR professionals need to do to maintain its strategic edge.

    Learning objectives (After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to):

    • Recognize of the relationship between the past, the present and the future regarding the evolution of the HR profession.
    • Name the social and economic challenges that face the HR professional in today’s business environment.
    • Articulate the critical skills they need as strategic business partners.

    About the Speakers:

    Cornelia Gamlem is President of the GEMS Group ltd., a management consulting firm that offers Human Resources solutions. She consults with a wide range of clients including government agencies, non-profit organizations, privately held firms and Fortune 500 companies on topics related to HR initiatives, business effectiveness and compliance, sexual harassment, employee relations, affirmative action compliance, and workplace diversity.   Prior to starting the GEMS Group in 2000, she served in a senior HR leadership role with CSC.

    Cornelia and Barbara Mitchell co-authored The Big Book of HR, published in January 2012 by Career Press.   She is also co-author of two books on affirmative action, Roadmap to Success: 5 Steps to Putting Action into your Affirmative Action Program and Roadmap to Success: AAP Briefing for Managers.  She has also written articles and white papers for SHRM and other professional and industry publications.

    Ms. Gamlem has served on a number of national task forces that influenced public policy and focused on human resource and equal employment opportunity issues. An active volunteer with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), she has held a number of leadership positions, including serving on its National Board of Directors (2000 and 2001), chairing its Workplace Diversity Committee, serving on the Global Forum Board of Directors and serving on the Workplace Diversity Panel.   She is often consulted by members of SHRM’s staff.  Her expertise in provided her the opportunity to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on three occasions.

    A frequent speaker at local and national industry conferences, Cornelia has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, the New York Times, Boston Globe and Fortune.    She has taught HR courses at a number of colleges and universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including teaching the preparation course for HR professionals sitting for their PHR/SPHR certification.

    Cornelia earned a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.  She achieved lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

    Barbara Mitchell, Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, is a human resources and organization development consultant working with clients including Marriott International, The National Institutes of Health, GCS and Fairfax Neonatal Associates/Management Consultants to Affiliated Physicians. Prior to co-founding The Millennium Group International, LLC (TMG) in 1998, Barbara served in senior human resources leadership positions with Marriott International and Human Genome Sciences.  TMG was sold in 2008.

    In addition to The Big Book of HR (co-authored with Cornelia Gamlem) she also wrote The Essential Human Resources Handbook, co-authored with Sharon Armstrong, which was published in July, 2008 by Career Press.  She contributed to On Staffing—Advice and Perspective from HR Leaders and Cover Letters for Dummies. She served on the Society of Human Resource Management’s Special Expert Panel on Consulting and Outsourcing in recognition of her expertise and long service to the HR profession.

    Ms. Mitchell is a past President of the Employment Management Association, which was a professional emphasis group of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).   She is a past President of the Personnel and Industrial Relations Association (PIRA) of Los Angeles, the Leesburg/Greater Loudoun (VA) SHRM chapter and WTPF, the Forum for HR Professionals.

    Barbara is a graduate of North Park University, Chicago, Il and has taken graduate level classes at UCLA and the University of Denver. She is a frequent speaker on topics relating to recruitment, retention, generations at work, and many other topics and has presented at many trade associations nationally.  Barbara serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Loudoun County Literacy Council and the Northern Virginia Habitat for Humanity.

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