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SHRA 2018 October Conference & Expo
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When: 10/19/2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Lakewood Ranch County Club
7650 Legacy Blvd
Lakewood Ranch, Florida  34202
United States
Contact: Candice Smith Singh, 2018 Program Director

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2018 SHRA Annual Conference


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General Registration

SHRA Members: $125    Guests: $150


Walk Up Rate (Day of Conference): $200 per person (member or nonmember)


Approved for 6 credit hours from SHRM/HRCI, including 4 business credits

With your October conference registration, you will receive a SHRA Sprit Polo,

compliments of our Shirt Sponsors,

AllTrust Insurance and Willis Smith Construction:



Location: Lakewood Ranch Country Club
7650 Legacy Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34202


8:00AM - 5:00PM

Your registration includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Post-Event Happy Hour & SHRA Polo Shirt*

8:00am- 9:00am

Registration, Sponsor Announcements, Welcome


9:00am-11:00am -

Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP


Stop waiting for your invitation: Drive growth and engage strategically today (2 Business Credits)

11:00am- 12:00pm

Legislative Panel (1 General Credit)

12:00pm – 01:00pm

Sponsor Announcements and Lunch

01:00pm- 03:00pm

Speaker: Chad Sorenson

Title: ABCs & 123s of Accounting for the HR Professional (2 Business Credits)

03:00pm- 03:15pm

Sponsor Announcements and Break

03:15pm- 04:15pm

Title: Performance Feedback: Time to get off the Hamster Wheel (1 General Credit)

Speaker: Jim Gallo, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

04:15pm-05: 15pm

Wrap Up, Happy Hour







Title:  Stop waiting for your invitation: Drive growth and engage strategically today

Speaker: Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP

Managing Director at HR Topics

Program Description:

HR’s role in driving the success of the organization includes a number of factors. HR must ensure the administrative function of the organization are handled, but must focus attention on the important role of sharing the culture and vision of the organization.  Internal and external relationships will help shape the HR function, as well as your career.

In order to drive enterprise growth and achieve optimal business results, HR and the leadership team must get on the same page and keep communications open. But, how can you do this?  We will share proven tips and tricks to being a strategic executive who is action oriented and technologically savvy.  We do this by defining a 5-step process to join the leadership team and have the career of your dreams today!

Learning Objectives:

·Learn how to present your initiatives in way that the leadership team will listen

·Make connections to become the leader your organization needs

·Understand how to align the HR goals with organizational strategy

·Understand how evaluation of strategic planning as it impacts your function


Title: ABCs & 123s of Accounting for the HR Professional

Speaker: Chad Sorenson


Compensation, recruiting, employee relations, onboarding, performance management… These are some of the mainstays of HR and we have gotten good at most of these things. But how much do we understand about finance and accounting? We have seen things like a balance sheet and a statement of cash flow, but how do they relate to what we are doing in HR? As HR professionals, it is critical that we not only understand the fundamentals of accounting, but also appreciate the impact we can have on the financial successes, and failures, of our organizations. The human resource profession continues to evolve as does our relationship with the rest of the business. In order to stay ahead of the game, we need to continue to increase our business acumen and understand how what we do in HR impacts the rest of the company.

This session will look at the fundamentals of accounting and how to determine the financial health of an organization. We will also look at the relationship between HR and accounting and how we can make an even greater impact on the business by understanding financial trends within the organization that might be HR related.


Chad Sorenson is the President and founder of Adaptive HR Solutions, LLC and has over 20 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.
He works with companies that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer for the HR Florida State Council, which has over 14,000 members statewide. He is also the Immediate Past President of SHRM Jacksonville having served as President for 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters and business associations across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.
Chad is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.


Title: Performance Feedback: Time to get off the Hamster Wheel


Speaker: Jim Gallo, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Effective on-going feedback is key to the success of any performance management program and the lack of this daily performance feedback dialogue within organizations can be a silent killer. Alternatively, organizations with a favorable feedback culture in which ongoing feedback is encouraged and supported has been shown to lead to numerous beneficial outcomes including but not limited to employee engagement, turnover intentions, and performance levels.  For a few decades, we have been in a constant flux of revamp, revise and incorporating new performance management systems, forms and procedures with similar less than desired outcomes (The Hamster Wheel).

We believe these practices are misguided strategies and of little value to organizations without understanding the context in which they exist. Research suggests we’ve been looking in the wrong direction and perhaps it is not our systems, forms or procedures that are broken but he context in which they operate. We call this context The Feedback Environment. This program will provide additional insights into factors that HR professionals should consider when attempting to change their performance management systems and leaving the running on the hamster wheel to the hamsters..


Jim has 20+ years of leadership experience as a senior executive in Human Resources and Organizational consulting. Jim has Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and three master’s degrees in business, human resources and psychology. He is currently the Director at The Center for Organizational Effectiveness, a university based consulting firm that provides human capital measurement and talent management strategies.  

He is a certified executive coach (ACTP), published author and has been teaching at the collegiate level, including HR certification courses for over 15 years. He is a veteran speaker and street performer who combines science, practice and sometimes a little comedy in all of his speaking topics.

Learning Objectives

Learn what is truly plaguing performance management systems!

Understand new directions and strategies for creating a great performance management culture!


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