May 2016 Membership Meeting

  • Wed, May 11, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Capital City Country Club
  • 48


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Join us for our May membership meeting, HR's Role in Contingency Planning , presented by Joyce Chastain on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 11:30am - 1pm at the Capital City Country Club. 

Whether it’s a hurricane, terrorist attacks, financial failure from poor business management, workplace violence, fires, cybercrime, product tampering or union strikes, the result for the organization can be substantial damage and loss.

Human Resources professionals have a significant role in each phase of an emergency: 

  • Before – Planning Stage
  • During – Acting the Plan
  • After – Recovery Mode (Getting Back to Normal)
Disasters are really about people. During this session, we’ll take a detailed look at each phase and the strategic role and specific responsibilities that are aligned with protecting the human capital and ultimately, the organization. 
  1. Understanding why having an Emergency Management Plan is critical to employee well-being and business continuity.
  2. Knowing which items to include to safeguard human resources functions.
  3. Appreciating the key factors of "taking care" of the employees
  4. Identifying the transition from rescue to recovery and, eventually normal operations.
  5. Valuing the development of guidelines and suggestions to protect and reassure human capital, safeguard organizational stakeholders and ensure critical business processes.

This program has been approved for credit by SHRM and HRCI. 

Speaker: Joyce Chastain, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

With many years of senior-level human resources experience in the private sector environment, Joyce Chastain brings practical know-how to each engagement.  As a human resources consultant with The Krizner Group, 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, Franklin Springs, GA; was awarded Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation by the Human Resources Certification Institute 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.  Additionally, she has served as a:

• Member of the Florida State University Center for Human Resource Management;
• Board Member of the Big Bend Society for Human Resource Management;
• Board Member of the Big Bend Business Leadership Network; and
• Mentor in the Society for Human Resource Management Program.
Ms. Chastain has been named a Tallahassee Volunteer of the Year Finalist and Leon County Schools Volunteer of the Year.  She was selected 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.

In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Community Relations

Relay for Life

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Come join Big Bend SHRM as we participate in Relay for Life and support the fight against cancer. 


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