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BREAKFAST PROGRAM - Becoming The Driving Force for Performance and Productivity
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When: 08/18/2017
7:15 AM until 9:45 AM
Where: Holiday Inn - Sarasota Airport
8009 15th St E
Sarasota, Florida  34243
United States
Contact: Liz Cotner, 2017 Program Director

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2017 August Professional Development Program


7:15 AM - 9:45 AM

7:15 AM- 8:00 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM SHRA Business & Sponsor Announcement

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Presentation, Q&A, and Wrap up 

Approved for 1.25 Business Credits




Becoming The Driving Force for Performance and

Productivity - Establishing HR in

Business Operations


 Chad V. Sorenson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chad 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 a number of companies in the Jacksonville area. He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He is also the President of Society for Human Resource Management’s Jacksonville Chapter for 2015 and 2016 and regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters and business associations across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement. Chad will also be the Treasurer for the HR Florida State Council in 2017. 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.

Summary: The Human Resource Department is not simply a cost center in your organization – or at least it shouldn’t be. The potential of HR can be realized only if the HR staff earns the recognition, speaks the language of business, and the business realizes the value of HR. So how do we make this happen?

It starts with changing the mindset of both the business and HR. From the HR perspective, we need to ask four fundamental questions in any organization:

1. How does the organization make money and sustain growth? AKA – what business are we in and why?

2. Who are the largest/biggest/most important clients and what challenges do they face?

3. What are the biggest challenges to our company and what is needed to overcome those challenges?

4. How can we partner with the business operations to ensure we conquer the obstacles through increased performance and productivity of the staff?


Objectives: Specific objectives accomplished in this session will include being able to develop and analyze specific business metrics to measure the performance of the organization, and use that information to develop strategies to increase employee performance. In addition, participants will understand the importance of establishing and maintaining key relationships with the c-level suite and learn how to key in on their concerns by focusing on employee productivity. Finally, attendees will recognize the importance of developing their HR strategic plan in concert with the business operations so both are moving toward the same strategic objectives of the company.

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