March 2015 Membership Meeting

  • Wed, March 11, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Capital City Country Club
  • 20

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Join us for our March membership meeting, Your Sphere of Influence - Ready or Not, HR; You're a Leader , presented by Joyce Chastain, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 11:30am - 1pm at the Capital City Country Club. 

The story of influential leadership is all about appropriately directing the path of others in support of a common goal.  As human resources professionals, you are, by default, considered the voice of your organization.  So, ready or not—you’re a leader.  There is a chasm of difference however, between a title that implies leadership and being effective in your role as an influential leader of your organization. 

Knowing the human resources function is critical, but it’s not enough.  There are many things that will catapult your sphere of influence, but the one we will focus on in this session is the business end of leadership.

Developing strong business-dynamic organizational leadership skills is a journey.  Attendees of this session will learn how attaining organizational functional, operational and financial knowledge can enlarge or diminish their sphere of influence.  They will leave the session understanding the following.

1. Every leadership responsibility comes connected to financial opportunities and financial limitations. Having a comprehensive knowledge of the details, or the business end of leadership, develops their credibility and provides a goal for the leadership journey.

2. Every leader must understand the operational needs of the organization. Knowing why functions are carried out a certain way enables HR to exert influence over events and individuals. People will follow when they know you understand their journey. Techniques for learning this will be provided.

3. Organizational diversions and disturbances, also known as distractions, can impact the need for influence and change the makeup of organizational teams. Maintaining an in-depth knowledge the organizational function, finances and operations is a requisite of stability amidst organizational distractions. In this session, we’ll show how to gain a comprehensive   understanding of the organization’s mission, financial position and operational strategies.


Presented: Joyce Chastian, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Joyce Chastain has many years of senior-level human resources experience in the private sector environment.  As a human resources consultant, she specializes in talent development, employee relations, internal investigations, employment law compliance, and affirmative action plans.  She is a frequent guest speaker for professional associations and academia covering a wide array of human resources topics.

Ms. Chastain holds a Business Administration degree from Emmanuel College; was awarded Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation by the Human Resources Certification Institute; was recently awarded the SHRM-SCP designation and holds an Advanced Certificate in Internal Investigations.

She has served on the board of the HR Florida State Council since 2007 and currently serves as Immediate Past President. 

Ms. Chastain has been named as one of the “Twenty-five Women You Should Know in Tallahassee” and was honored with the designation of the Florida Human Resources Professional of the Year.  She has also been featured by the Florida Trend Magazine as a Trendsetter in Human Resources. 


This presentation has been approved by HRCI for 1 business credit and approved for 1 hour of SHRM professional development credit.  

Registration closes Monday, March 9th.

Spare Change: Pyramid Inc. 

Pyramid Incorporated was created in 1994 to serve 200 individuals, most of whom faced severe developmental barriers. They now serve more than 700 adults representing a wide range of abilities. Pyramid is best known for its unique arts program, which offers a full range of visual and performing arts, catering to each student’s level of ability and interest. In addition to the arts, Pyramid offers therapeutic repositioning, physical/nutritional and behavioral assistance, peer counseling, sensory integration, social and life-management skills training and a variety of educational classes designed to increase their independence.

In order to receive a refund for your registration it must be canceled by Monday, March 9, 2015.

Cancellation notices can be sent to membership@bigbendshrm.org or treasurer@bigbendshrm.org

The story of influential leadership is all about appropriately directing the path of others in support of a common goal.  As human resources professionals, you are, by default, considered the voice of your organization.  So, ready or not—you’re a leader.  There is a chasm of difference however, between a title that implies leadership and being effective in your role as an influential leader of your organization. 

Knowing the human resources function is critical, but it’s not enough.  There are many things that will catapult your sphere of influence, but the one we will focus on in this session is the business end of leadership.

Developing strong business-dynamic organizational leadership skills is a journey.  Attendees of this session will learn how attaining organizational functional, operational and financial knowledge can enlarge or diminish their sphere of influence.  They will leave the session understanding the following.

  • 1.   Every leadership responsibility comes connected to financial opportunities and financial limitations.  Having a comprehensive knowledge of the details, or the business end of leadership, develops their credibility and provides a goal for the leadership journey.   
  • 2.   Every leader must understand the operational needs of the organization.  Knowing why functions are carried out a certain way enables HR to exert influence over events and individuals.  People will follow when they know you understand their journey.  Techniques for learning this will be provided. 
  • 3.   Organizational diversions and disturbances, also known as distractions, can impact the need for influence and change the makeup of organizational teams.   Maintaining an in-depth knowledge the organizational function, finances and operations is a requisite of stability amidst organizational distractions.  In this session, we’ll show how to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s mission, financial position and operational strategies.

The story of influential leadership is all about appropriately directing the path of others in support of a common goal.  As human resources professionals, you are, by default, considered the voice of your organization.  So, ready or not—you’re a leader.  There is a chasm of difference however, between a title that implies leadership and being effective in your role as an influential leader of your organization. 

Knowing the human resources function is critical, but it’s not enough.  There are many things that will catapult your sphere of influence, but the one we will focus on in this session is the business end of leadership.

Developing strong business-dynamic organizational leadership skills is a journey.  Attendees of this session will learn how attaining organizational functional, operational and financial knowledge can enlarge or diminish their sphere of influence.  They will leave the session understanding the following.

  • 1.   Every leadership responsibility comes connected to financial opportunities and financial limitations.  Having a comprehensive knowledge of the details, or the business end of leadership, develops their credibility and provides a goal for the leadership journey.   
  • 2.   Every leader must understand the operational needs of the organization.  Knowing why functions are carried out a certain way enables HR to exert influence over events and individuals.  People will follow when they know you understand their journey.  Techniques for learning this will be provided. 
  • 3.   Organizational diversions and disturbances, also known as distractions, can impact the need for influence and change the makeup of organizational teams.   Maintaining an in-depth knowledge the organizational function, finances and operations is a requisite of stability amidst organizational distractions.  In this session, we’ll show how to gain a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s mission, financial position and operational strategies.
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