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  • 16 May 2018 12:16 PM | Christine Strak (Administrator)
    Author: Lisa Tollakson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


    HR Executive Forum wrapped up the program year with an engaging, transparent, inspiring, and fun event inclusive of laughter and gasps. The presentation and panel discussion with Bruce DeWitt, CEO and Lorri Anderson, CHRO of Logic PD was a great way to wrap up the year as they shared with members and guests details of their experience in strategically navigating Logic PD through the major change of the company’s recent sale to Compass Group Equity Partners. The two executive leaders talked about how they created a strategy that served as a lynch pin in maintaining award-winning operations while trying to attract a best-fit buyer.

    The upcoming 2018-2019 program year kicks off on September 25th, 2018 with an overview of current human capital trends and discussion lead by Beth Thiebault, Deloitte Senior Human Capital Partner. Beth will take us through an engaging discussion on Deloittes's research and aligning the human resources strategy, organization, structure, process, programs, and technology into an overall HR Service Delivery Model.

    Mark you calendars now as dates are set for the entire 2018-2019 program year. September 25th, October 24th, November 29th, January 22nd, March 20th, and May 16th.

    Register before August 31 to receive $50 off of an Individual Membership using the Discount Code: SAVE50. Click here for more information and to take advantage of our early-bird specials.


  • 1 Dec 2017 11:32 AM | Samantha Schmidt


    Author: Lisa Tollakson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Compelling plans, magnetic ethics, and team thinking.

    Good leadership is not soft. In the words of successful CEO and investor, Joseph Otting: “The best way to protect and grow a business investment is a good leadership team.” What role can HR play in improving leadership teams?

    Together on November 30th, with a room full of talent and career driven professionals we embraced the idea that goodness pays and that leadership within HR is a combination of; compelling plans, magnetic ethics, and team thinking.

    Paul Batz, CEO and Founder of Good Leadership Enterprises, presented a data-driven approach to how HR Leaders can become an internal leadership team coach and consultant to increase the economic value of leadership. It starts with the basic idea that “goodness pays.” We had an opportunity to go through a self-assessment, an ROI calculation and a case study with real data.

    The energy was amazing, the conversation compelling, and we left feeling even better about leading with goodness.

    Thank you to all of our members and guests for supporting HR Executive Forum.

  • 26 Oct 2017 11:51 AM | Samantha Schmidt




    Pam Borton, President & CEO of Borton Partners Presents to Record Attendance

    Author: Lisa Tollakson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    The October program at HR Executive Forum brought record attendance to a room full HR leaders on Wednesday, October 25th.

    "ON POINT" feedback has been key to Pam's success and the success of her teams over the years. She shared how her feedback has been real-time as the play is happening, not structured like the review process we are accustomed to.

    There was great table conversation, interaction, and even a exercise of high five's, fist bumps, and elbows to share how immediate and positive interaction can change the dynamics and energy. Give it a try the next time you walk by your team members.

    Members and guests were sure to walk away with new and renewed messaging on being great leaders. Some of the key topics and takeaways:

    • Real time feedback is the hottest, and most relevant, topic today

    • As a leader it's your responsibility to consistently boost confidence and productivity

    • How to build a culture of transparency and trust with your team

    • Getting the results you want with five generations in the workplace


  • 28 Sep 2017 11:59 AM | Samantha Schmidt


    Author: Lisa Tollakson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    The 2017-2018 program year kick off left members and guests with energy, validation, and purpose thanks to an amazing and uplifting presentation by Susie Kelleher, Principal Consultant at Linkage and Richard Leider, founder of Inventure and best selling author including the classics "The Power of Purpose" and "Repacking Your Bags".

    "Grow & Give", have a voice that matters, what else is possible, renewal is a life skill, visualization of the U curve (Google it), and the power of being a committed leader were all key takeaways of the engaging presentation.

    Please join us for upcoming programs and check out the powerhouse line up we have scheduled at: http://www.hrexecutiveforum.org/

    About us: HR Executive Forum is designed to guide the strategic practitioner as an individual and as a leader within his or her organization. Regular event presentations seek to build new skills, provoke new ways of thinking, and generate positive outcomes in the professional and personal lives of our members.



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