Get Your SHIFT Together

Get Your SHIFT Together: Start Having Intentionality in Focusing Your Talent

Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Georgia Power, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, GA


Hosted by NAAAHR-Atlanta & SHRM-Atlanta

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Hosted by two of the premier HR associations, NAAAHR-Atlanta and SHRM-Atlanta, this event is made for you if you're an HR professional who is in transition or who would like to make a change; considering HR as a profession; or new to the Atlanta HR job market. 

Coaching Sessions, Vendors, and More | Continental Breakfast & Lunch | Free parking


$25 Early Bird Registration through June 22nd | $35 June 23rd- July 12th
Advance registration only, no payments at the door  | Hurry, registration is limited!



7:00 – 8:15 Networking & Registration
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome comments
8:30 – 9:15 Keynote Speaker: Lynne Zappone "Shifting Gears: Taking the Hill Through Transition and Change"
9:25 – 10:25

Concurrent Workshops

  • Exploring HR: Current & Future Trends
  • Own Your S-H-I-F-T
  • The Art of Networking
10:35 – 11:35

Concurrent Workshops

  • The New Workplace
  • Brand YOU: Building Your Personal Brand
  • Doing it Gig-em Style
11:45 – 1:00 Working Lunch – Recruiter Roundtables 
1:00 – 2:00 Open Time – Meet and greet with talent acquisition professionals (internal and external); one-on-one coaching from volunteer professionals; role-play sessions; networking; and discussion tables.


OPENING KEYNOTE - Lynne Zappone, The Zappone Group 

"Shifting Gears: Taking the Hill Through Transition and Change "

Whether you're moving up the ladder or scaling back, entering the workforce or making a sharp left turn navigating the journey takes focus, commitment and a little extra horsepower. Learn the career development strategies and skills needed to fill your tank and propel your HR career.


Are you looking to up your game and make an impact?  In this panel discussion you will hear from Atlanta’s top HR & Talent Acquisition leaders who will share insights and specific information that will help you elevate your HR career, understand what skills will be critical for your future success in HR, manage your LinkedIn presence coupled with your personal brand profile and those seeking guidance on skills that need to be acquired to navigating the changing HR talent landscape.  This session is sure to provide real and insightful tips that will impact your career today and for years to come! 



Teela Jackson - Vice President, HR Search - Talent Connections, LLC



Lars Minns - Mercedes-Benz USA, Head of HR

Jennifer Carpenter - Delta Air Lines, Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Miriam Salpeter Keppie Careers, Social Media & Job Search Consultant (Featured on CNN, US News & World Report)

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Ideas To Inspire Your Career

► Exploring HR

What are the current and future trends in HR? What areas are hot and what’s not? This session will cover the topic both horizontally and vertically. This session will help you to better understand actions you can take to position yourself for success.

  • Tom Darrow, CEO Talent Connections
  • Sheree Knowles, CEO HR Knowledge Source

► The Art of Networking (PANEL)

Networking is an essential career development and job search tool. Authentic networking that produces results can’t be all about you. Come discover what successful Relationship Management is, does and means. You’ll learn how to build a strong network and a career that thrives. 

  • Monique Russell, Moderator, Clear Communication Solutions, LLC
  • Ricky Steele, CEO, Steele Technology Partners
  • Akilah Charlemagne, HR Business Partner, ADP
  • Lisa Guadalupe-Clark, CEO ATL Search Group

► The New Workplace (PANEL)

The workplace is changing – open office concepts, new technologies, and a multi-generational workforce. Our panelists will cover all areas of the new workplace and provide strategies for how an HR professional can grow and thrive. 

  • Patrick Lynch, President-SE, Career Management Partners
  • Tywana Minor, Sr Director, HR Business Partner, ADP
  • Scott Culpepper, General Counsel, Mail Chimp 
  • Chad Turner, General Manager, ROAM


Ideas To Grow Your Career

► Own Your S-H-I-F-T

Have you considered the need for certification or additional training or education? How would pivoting to a role outside of HR broaden your business savvy and help you grow as a leader and business partner? We’ll help you evaluate options and understand the ROI so that you can make the best decisions for you.

  • Nikki Jefferson, Sr HR Business Partner, Cox Communications

► Brand YOU: Building Your Personal Brand

It is very important to have a strong personal brand. In today's fast-paced digital world, it's not so much who you know or what you know... It's who knows YOU! Gregg will outline how to define your personal brand and share his strategies for building and growing your brand both in person (via networking) and online (using LinkedIn). A solid, respected personal brand is "professional insurance" for you and your career.

  • Gregg Burkhalter, The LinkedIn Guy

► Doing It Gig-em Style

When we think about career alternatives for HR professionals, entering the “HR Gig Economy” is always an option for expanding your career.  Why limit yourself to full-time employment opportunities when you can capitalize on your experience and expertise to hang your shingle as a consultant? What do you need to know to get started?  Is this even a viable option for you?  This session will “keep it real” and answer your questions, as we explore the good, bad, & ugly of being a 1099 consulting expert.

  • Karan Ferrell-Rhodes, CEO Shockingly Different Leadership
  • Danni Pruitt, Managing Director, Pruitt Consulting
  • Mark Myette, Founding Principal, ECC Inc./
  • Heather Parks, President, New Dimensions Coaching
  • Eileen Gray, Chief Consultant, Gray & Associates




Gregg Burkhalter
The LinkedIn Guy

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter
Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Delta Air Lines


Akilah Charlemagne
HR Business Partner, ADP


Scott Culpepper
General Counsel, Mailchimp 


Tom Darrow
CEO, Talent Connections


Karan Ferrell-Rhodes
CEO, Shockingly Different Leadership


Eileen Gray
Chief Consultant, Gray & Associates


Lisa Guadalupe-Clark
CEO, ATL Search Group


Teela Jackson
VP, Talent Connections


Nikki Jefferson
Sr HR Business Partner, Cox Communications


Sheree Knowles
CEO, HR Knowledge Source


Patrick Lynch
President-SE, Career Management Partners


Lars Minns
Head of Recruiting, Mercedes-Benz


Tywana Minor
Sr Director, HR Business Partner, ADP 


Mark Myette
Founding Principal, ECC Inc. /


Heather Parks
President, New Dimensions Coaching


Monique Russell
Moderator, Clear Communication Solutions, LLC


Miriam Salpeter
Social Media & Job Search Consultant, Keppie Careers


Ricky Steele
CEO, Steele Technology Partners


Chad Turner
General Manager, ROAM




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