2016 September HR Young Professionals Event
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Overview of Kaiser's Leadership in Action Program

When: 09/28/2016
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Kaiser Permanente
Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road N.E.
Building 14 Auditorium
Atlanta, Georgia  30305-1736
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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HR Young Professionals Leadership Forum

SHRM-Atlanta, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, would like to invite you to join us for our second HR Young Professionals Leadership Forum on September 28, 2016.

Find out how you can add value as an HR professional as you participate in lively discussions with peers during this afternoon event. You will have the opportunity to engage with several members of Kaiser Permanente’s executive leadership team at their regional headquarters, and get answers to your most challenging questions during a special Q&A session led by several participants of Kaiser’s "Leadership in Action" program aimed at talent development. 

Developing and retaining “Talent” is a strategic business challenge that all organizations face; so don’t miss the opportunity to hear how Kaiser Permanente’s program has made progress towards solving the “War for Talent.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how one HR organization influenced the creation of an internal talent strategy for an organization experiencing growth
  • Learn how to determine the best method  through an internal assessment process to find a talent strategy that benefits your organization
  • Learn how to analyze a program to determine success rate
  • Learn the steps Kaiser Permanente took to create and implement a leadership program, by looking from within their organization, and hearing the voice of the customer
  • Understand how a successful leadership program was created and implemented with limited resources at minimal cost
  • Hear what worked, what didn't, and what was learned


12:30 pm – 1 pm
Registration & Networking (light snacks & beverages will be provided)

1 pm – 1:10 pm
Welcome & Introductions
Linda Boatright, Director, Employee/Labor Relations

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm
We know “Talent” is Important, but What are Some “Winning” Solutions?
Dawn Bading, Vice President Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm
Challenges, Actions and Solutions
Ken Kukla, Executive Consultant, Leadership & Organizational Development
Wil Acosta, Leadership & Organizational Development Consultant

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion 
Jennifer P. Callender, Director Business Technology & Analytics
Roger E. Bauer, Director Finance HP Product. Management Actuarial Services
Leslie Blair, Director, Marketing Advertising Group Relations-Marketing Communication
Herb Jackson. Health Services Administrator II, Medical Office Administration

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm

2:40 pm – 3 pm
Panelist Q&A

3 pm – 3:15 pm
Adding Value…Voice of our Customer
Jonna Kirkwood, Chief Operating Officer

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Linda Boatright, Director Employee/Labor Relations
SHRM-Atlanta’s HR Young Professionals Leadership Forum
September, 28, 2016
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM 
Offices of Kaiser Permanente 
Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road N.E.
Building 14 Auditorium
Atlanta, GA  30305-1736


Parking: Parking is free

Agenda: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Advance Registration Deadline: September 27, 2016 at 12pm


Cancellation Deadline: September 23, 2016

Registration Rates:
Advanced On-Site
Member $20 $25
Non-Member $25 $35
If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received. Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:

3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.