Pre-Chapter Meeting Workshop: What’s NOT Being Said NEEDS to Be Understood**
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When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30313
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Advanced Registration Deadline: June 14, 2018


Join us for a morning workshop at the Georgia Aquarium! If you want to continue learning with our speaker, Pete Smith, join us after the workshop for our mid-year Chapter Meeting at 11:00! You can register separately for the chapter meeting here!

The underlying reasons for miscommunication, decreases in motivation, and a disconnect in engagement often exist in areas commonly observed by employees but rarely discussed in a productive manner. Today’s HR professional needs to be able to identify the (possibly) subtle activities that negatively influence morale, culture, and production. In addition to identifying these harmful behaviors, the HR professional will be required to address the issue and proposal solutions in an effective way. In other words, they need to learn how to address what’s not being said throughout the organization.

The ability to communicate effectively is a requirement of today’s HR professionals. Communication works best when your intention is clear, your audience is engaged, and your verbal and nonverbal behavior are respectful. To build and maintain trust with others, it requires that you become aware of and manage emotions. Even when addressing difficult situation, showing patience, perseverance, and accountability can get communication back on track and reach mutual understanding and agreement.


Objective #1: Interpersonal Communication that Builds Trust - Determine the primary intent within communication and choose the approach best suited for every audience. This requires an understanding of not just the words being used but also of the surrounding context that gives the words their intent.

Objective #2: Identify and Address Potentially Harmful Behaviors - Through keen observation, forethought, and determination, HR professionals can be proactive and responsible in eliminating distractions before they become organization-wide issues

Objective #3: Conquer Communication Challenges - The best way to address a potential conflict is to be aware that it is potentially being created. Learn to communicate messages that are likely to be difficult for your audience to hear, and understand techniques for fixing or improving communications that may be strained.


Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 1.5 hours of SHRM PDC/HRCI CEU credit.



Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. His energetic, witty, and interactive style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process. He is the author of Dare to Matter, the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category in January 2017.

Formerly, Pete was the Operations Executive at one of the largest non-profit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia, serving the students with disabilities population. During his tenure, he helped increase the total income, employee base and client base by over 102%. He helped increase the average employee tenure by 74%, and saved the organization over $420,000 in turnover costs during that time. A stroke survivor at the age of 35, Pete has used his experiences to challenge and inspire people to live a life that matters, to be significant, to make a significant difference in the lives of others. “Amazing!” “Inspiring!” “Transformational!” These are some of the descriptions audience members have used to describe Pete’s engaging, relevant, and dynamic presentation. 

TicketsAdvanced Registration DeadlineJune 14, 2018

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Future Member $60 $75
Student Member $20 $35




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Cancellation Deadline: June 21, 2018

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