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Annual Fall Workshop

  • 10 Oct 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • NW Education Service District, Anacortes, WA


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Annual Fall Workshop

Join us in beautiful Anacortes for our annual Fall Workshop. This year's event will feature four back-to-back presentations by industry experts, focusing on igniting organizational change.
Multiple HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. 

Thursday, October 10;  8 am - 1 pm
NW Education
 Service District
1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

Session One
Delivering a Competitive Advantage for Your Company:
Leveraging a Workforce to Win

Presented by Dr. S Richard Park, Pr
incipal, Talent Alignment

Companies are in constant battles. Battles with competitors, customers, supplies, regulatory and legal entities, potential new entrants, and more. These are just a few of the many factors you and your leadership team will consider when strategizing your business position in the market. HR plays a key role in much of this planning and executing, but one of the most important is engaging employees through these battles. 

Session Learning Objectives: 

1. Leveraging HR processes and other organizational features to help employees help their organizations compete.

2. Best practices in recruiting, development, rewards, organizational effectiveness, and other core HR processes.

3. The value of promoting strategy as context for organizational initiatives.

About the Presenter: 

Dr. S. Richard Park founded Talent Alignment, LLC to continue his work accelerating organizational performance through strategic talent and organizational effectiveness services. From an experience standpoint, Rick has held executive-level Talent Management/OE roles and has led the Human Resources function for mid- to large-sized global organizations (e.g., Dell, Microsoft, International Paper, Boyd Corporation, etc.). He has worked in HR consulting, manufacturing, technology and engineering industries.

Rick earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron.

Session Two
Increasing Inclusion: A Road Map for an Inclusive HR Function 

Presented by Garry Priam, Managing Partner, Diventa Solutions

All journeys begin with a single step… and require planning, patience, and purpose. A sustainable culture of inclusion cannot be built in a vacuum and looks different depending on where you are within your organization. This highly interactive presentation will examine the importance of how each of us plays an essential role in increasing our inclusion, valuing all diversity, and how to make a difference as an HR professional.

Session Learning Objectives 

1. Inclusion's impact on every individual's workplace experience. 

2. Examining one's own inclusive lens. 

3. How to make more inclusive and effective decisions as an HR professional. 

About the Presenter: 

Garry Priam is an international speaker, Italian author, and organizational development consultant helping organizations and their people excel.

He lived in Italy for 9 years, is a former professional basketball player, and the managing partner of Diventa Solutions LLC.

Diventa means “to become” in Italian and Garry helps companies become more inclusive, more cohesive and elevate corporate cultures to new heights. He is passionate about building effective organizational teams and supporting them during change initiatives.

Garry shares success stories from his consulting experiences and uses analogies from his professional playing days on how to win and become more effective and resilient in the corporate world as squads do on the court.

Session Three
Title: TBA

Presented by Rebecca Murray, Edutainer, Showcase Your Shine

Summary summary: TBA

Session Learning Objectives 

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About the Presenter: 
Northwest Edutainer Rebecca P. Murray delivers high-energy virtual and live training for those ready to become confident, creative, and compelling leaders and team players. She infuses irreverent humor, inspiring stories, and entertaining musical theater excerpts into content-rich, high-stick events. Audience members eagerly engage in her one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, where they shine as the show’s stars.

Rebecca’s production credits range from 30-second TV commercials to mini-documentaries and live-streamed events. As a power-skills edutainer, speaking coach, and director/producer, she knows everyone can be a star. She’s determined to put clients at ease and bring out their very best – whether they’re in front of another person, a camera, or an audience of thousands.

Rebecca delivers edutaining skill-building through playshops & keynotes, consulting, and adult continuing education. Her popular one-woman show, The Confidence Equation™, incorporates characters, comedy, song, and a big take-home message highly relevant for today’s audiences.

Session Four
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Presented by Liz Petersen, Quality Manager, SHRM

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Session Learning Objectives 

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About the Presenter: 
Liz Petersen, SHRM-SCP, is the Quality Manager for the HR Knowledge Center at SHRM. Prior to this role, she worked as a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor. Liz has a bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in Industrial/Organization Psychology with a Business minor. She has a master's degree from University of Maryland in Human Resource Management. 
Liza has over 25 years of HR experience and the SHRM Senior Professional Certification. Prior to SHRM, Liz worked as an Outsourced HR Manager for several small and medium sized organizations in multiple industries including technology, engineering, hospitality, retail, service, construction, healthcare, etc. She also work as an in-house HR Manager and Director within the manufacturing industry. 
Liv lives in Oceanside, CA with her husband. In her free time, Liz is discovering a love for painting, hacking away on the golf courses, doing anything water or beach related, watching Seahawk or Steeler football and trying to earn a green thumb. 

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