December 2013 Membership Meeting

  • Wed, December 11, 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Capital City Country Club
Join us for our December membership meeting, Support Your Organization’s Strategic Advancement: Don’t Be an Island, presented by Betsy Gray, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the Capital City Country Club.
 An important function of a Human Resources professional is to ensure that everyone in the organization; from the President/CEO to the lowest level staff assistant, understands HR and the value of Human Capital. In addition, it is necessary that we recognize what it takes for everyone in the organization to be a true business partner, so that collectively, the organization can grow and prosper. Increasingly, our job is to find ways to align our workforce with business strategies to increase profits, improve the value of the organization and to deliver successes. The reward: getting closer to the C suite.
 During this program we will discuss the actions you can take, to make a difference:
Demonstrate your competence related to business issues and the economic climate in which your organization operates;
Strategically network with business professionals and understand the intricacies of the business community where your organization does business;
Seek out and garner resources to assist your organization in meeting its goals and ultimate vision;
Be the “sharpest tool in the shed” by committing to a pathway of personal career development, which will in turn, lead to growth and prosperity of the business; and

Partner with other strategic thinkers to gather and analyze data that will maximize corporate goals.

Presenter:   Betsy Gray, PHR

Betsy Gray, PHR, is the Director for Membership Retention and Engagement at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. In her role at the Chamber, she is the liaison and a speaker for the Ambassador and Leads programs, as well as the coordinator for the business builder and networking orientation program.  In addition to assisting members in their plan of involvement to maximize membership benefits, she also manages the Chamber and Big Bend SHRM partnership programs. Betsy serves as the Director of Governmental and Legislative Affairs for Big Bend SHRM, which has opened up the unique opportunity to serve as an advocate for businesses on state and local government levels.
Prior to joining the Chamber in 2012, Betsy spent eight years working in human resources for a local community bank, where she worked with executive leadership in the development of Human Resources policies and procedures.  She created a leadership training program and oversaw New Employee Orientation and interactive training development programs. Betsy is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a Liberal Arts degree in Music. She has two adult children and a new son-in-law and enjoys the quality of life that the Tallahassee area provides. 
This program has been approved for 1 strategic CEU credit.

Community Relations

The lunch fee for members will be waived for the December meeting if you bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots. Registration for the meeting will be required so make sure to register early!

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