2011 December Chapter Meeting
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Managing Organizational Change – HR’s Greatest Opportunity in 2012
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Cobb Galleria Centre

According to SHRM Workforce Forecast, 45% of HR Professionals believe that demonstrated skills in mergers, acquisitions and change management will have the greatest impact on human resource opportunities in the next decade.

Fifty percent of all organizations are currently going through different phases of organizational change, and up to half are deemed as failures due to lack of leadership, communication and trust of senior management. Human resource professionals are increasingly given the opportunity to take a leadership role in the change process and become the company’s change agent. We will discuss HR’s opportunity to lead all five types of today’s change initiatives. Company executives have now embraced HR’s leadership skills to manage key objectives requiring positive and thorough communication such as:


- Mergers/Acquisitions
- Arrival of new CEOs
- Shaping of Company Culture
- Manage Executive Development and Succession Planning To Provide a Fresh Perspective on Company Politics

We will discuss HR’s nine required competencies to effectively lead organizational change, including effectively managing the ever important trust and communication issues. HR must identify which leaders have the greatest credibility for trust building and which are considered trust busters.

This is HR’s greatest opportunity to sit at the big table and lead their companies through organizational change. The door is open, but we must take an aggressive approach with senior management to drive these programs to successful outcomes.

Speaker: Jack Smalley, SPHR, Express Employment Professionals

Jack Smalley, for the last three decades, has devoted his career to the field of human resources. His experience includes executive-level management in a number of different industries such as oil, chemical and packaging with an emphasis in manufacturing, engineering, sales, logistics and corporate management. Jack serves as the director of HR learning and development for Express Employment Professionals.  He provides human resource training and consulting for nearly 600 Express offices and clients in the U.S. and Canada.  Jack offers clients preventive measures that minimize the threat of allegations emanating from workplace problems and employee relations issues.

Jack is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Jack is a participant in the SHRM Mentor Program for HR professionals. He was also selected to speak at the 2008 National SHRM conference in Chicago, and is featured in this video on employee relations on the SHRM website (must be a SHRM member to view video). In 2011, Jack was a featured speaker at the National SHRM Conference in Las Vegas.

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