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    Moving From HR Expert to Strategic Facilitator

    Date: May 22, 2018
    Hotel Roanoke
    $35.00 Members, $40 Non-Members
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    May 22, 2018, Roanoke Valley SHRM Chapter is proud to present Jeff Smith of Voltage Leadership.  Jeff will offer the following ½ day workshop:

    MOVING FROM HR EXPERT TO STRATEGIC FACILITATOR:  This fast-paced and experiential conversation will focus on the role of the HR Leader in these chaotic, ever-changing times.  The presentation will offer ideas and tips on how to move from being an expert to leading the right conversations in your organization.  The participants will also gain ideas on improving their own leadership and understand what competencies, skills, experience and attitudes the C-Suite want from their HR partners.  Participants will get the chance to identify their current mindset and chart a path for where they would like to grow as a leader.

    Location and Time: Hotel Roanoke, 7:30am-11:30am

    Breakfast is served at 7:30am

    Meeting will begin at 8:00am.

    $35 Members

    $40 Non-Members

    3 SHRM-CP Credits, 3 HRCI Credits (Approved)

    Target Audience: HR leaders; HR professionals who use consulting skills in their role



    Jeff Smith is passionate about growing leaders and helping people maximize their best talents. This passion was why Jeff started Voltage Leadership Consulting, and that is why he has influenced countless leaders.

    Jeff has served as an executive coach since 2001. He draws from over 20 years of experience working as an executive in human resources and operations roles for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He uses a collaborative approach with his clients to help them determine their vision and then identify a plan to help them achieve their vision for their professional and personal lives. His areas of expertise in HR include: organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development, and recruiting.

    Jeff graduated cum laude with a BBA from James Madison University (Go Dukes) in management and history. He also holds a MA from George Washington University in Human Resource Development. Additionally, Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with an Executive Coaching and Leadership Certificate and became a Fellow of the Advisory Board in 2006.  He earned his Professional Coach Certification through the International Coaching Federation.

    Jeff is devoted to his wife Beth and their 4 children. In his spare time, Jeff follows JMU Sports, the Atlanta Braves, and trains for and runs in marathons.


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