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    Surviving & Thriving as an HR "Sandwiched" Professional

    Date: September 21, 2017, 11:30am
    $0 GBR SHRM Members/$30 Guests
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    Approved for one SHRM PDC and HRCI BUSINESS credit towards recertification

    Surviving & Thriving as an HR "Sandwiched" Professional

    Public and private sector HR Professionals are busier than ever and they carry more organizational and regulatory compliance responsibilities than their predecessors.  They are the ultimate people department and it places them in an unusual position of being a Sandwiched Professional.  They are in the middle, having to educate and influence senior leadership to create, require and support the type of culture and line management authority/accountability, needed to implement the policies, procedures, processes and practices that are necessary to accomplish organizational goals and outcomes, while inspiring and training managers, supervisors and their talent to actually perform their duties in a respectful, compliant, inclusive, productive manner on a daily basis.

    Learning Objective:  To assist HR/Talent Management Professionals in understanding their role as a Sandwiched Professional, in order to influence senior leadership culture, in defining line management authority/accountability in the development of a diverse, respectful, compliant and high performance team.

    You will learn:

    • How the importance of being perceived by senior leadership as a respected operational partner and a culture/compliance/vision implementer.
    • How to motivate, educate, influence and sell senior leaders to create and support the development of appropriate organizational culture that defines line management authority and accountability.
    • How to inspire, persuade, train and sell department heads, managers and supervisors, to implement required organizational culture, effective HR/Talent Management: policies, procedures, processes and practices, down to the first line level.
    • How HR/Talent Management Professionals can not only survive, but thrive in their position as a respected leader, effective communicator and Chief Persuasion Officer (CPO); in order to learn, grow, make a difference and become an indispensible member of the senior team.

    About the Speaker:

    Bruce S. Wilkinson is a leadership / communication / culture implementation strategist, professional motivational keynote speaker, trainer and consultant, who reinforces personalized messages with humor, passion, enthusiasm and authenticity.  His mission is to help organizations translate their leadership culture into a matching workplace climate that inspires high performance, risk reduction, talent engagement, superior service and personal accountability. He is also the Managing Partner, Human Resources/Risk Management Director of Louisiana's first Jimmy John's Franchise Restaurants in Baton Rouge and is one of fewer than 800 people worldwide to earn the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

    As President and Chief Culture Officer of Workplace Consultants, Inc. and Wilkinson Seminars and Presentations, he has presented in all 50 states, delivering enthusiastic keynotes, training and strategic planning programs for thirty years to  clients such as ADP, Ochsner, Coca Cola, McDonald's, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, NASA, Smoothie King,  Hershey's, WRIGLEY,  Frito-Lay, The Bank of Hawaii, Anheuser-Busch  and proudly all branches of the U.S. Military.