Leadership - Strategic HR Leadership, Beyond Getting a Seat at the Table

May 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Meeting

For years we have heard that as HR leaders we need to get a "seat at the table". While many of leaders have earned this seat most continue to struggle to be seen as a strategic business partner in our organizations. This session will focus on the key competencies that HR leaders need to have to be not only viewed as a strategic partner, but as a key driver of organizational success. 

In this session you will walk away with actions you can take immediately to improve your strategic contribution in your organization. Outcomes include:  
1. How to communicate as a strategic leader beyond HR leadership.  
2. Learn how to strengthen your impact on the organization by contributing the bottom line.  
3. Learn how to build strategic relationships both inside and outside of your organization to make a greater impact your organization's goals and outcomes.  
4. How to develop strategic goals that align with your organization's strategic plan. 

About the Speaker:

Consumers Credit Union has 300 employees, over a billion dollars in assets and is headquartered in Kalamazoo MI. Shawn is responsible for providing leadership in establishing and implementing strategic human resource strategies. Shawn’s primary focus is on employee and member engagement. Consumers is proud of its 98% member satisfaction rate, it’s over 12 years of recognition as one of West Michigan’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies and 5 years of being recognized Nationally as a 101 Best & Brightest Company! In addition, Consumers has been honored as a 101 Best & Brightest in Wellness Employer in Michigan.  
Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northwood University and an MBA with a focus in Global Business Studies from Cornerstone University. Shawn also holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.  
A wife of 26 years and a mother of three. In 2016 she was honored as Michigan’s Top HR Professional by the Michigan Council of SHRM. She also serves as the Director of the Michigan Chapter of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the board of Southwest Michigan First, the advisory board for Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Groves, and chairs the board of Senior Services of Southwest Michigan. In addition to the organizations listed above Shawn also founded and chairs the Kalamazoo Area Wellness Networking group, which includes over 30 area organizations who come together to share wellness best practices. 

 This program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM and Business HRCI recertification credits.


$25.00 Member Ticket
$30.00 after 4:00 pm May 8

$0.00 Pre-Paid Members

$10.00 Student Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket
$35.00 after 4:00 pm May 8


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