Upcoming events

    • Thu, August 17, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, November 02, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Capital City Bank Trust Bldg., 304 East Tennessee Street
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    Notice: The study group will start August 17, 2017

    Join Pamela Gay, SHRM-SCP,  Certification Facilitator for the Big Bend SHRM Fall 2017 Study Group in preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam window of December 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018. 

    This 12 week (Thursday evenings6-9pm) study group is designed for human resource professionals interested in preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, achieving professional advancement and building confidence for addressing today’s HR challenges. 

    Study Materials: 2017 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

     HR Competencies

    Cost of Study Materials: $541 if purchased through Big Bend SHRM, otherwise $695 for SHRM Members and $885 for SHRM Non-members

    Cost of Study Group: $100 (refunded upon passing the Winter 2017 testing window)

    SHRM Exam registration window is from May 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017

    Note: You can join the study group even if you choose not to purchase the 2017 SHRM Learning System. 

    Please be aware, though, that the 2017 SHRM Learning System is individually licensed material and no copies of materials will be made. Scholarship information can be found here.

    For more information, contact our Certification Chair:

    Pamela Gay

    • Wed, October 11, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital City Country Club

    The Dating Game

    How to hire right and increase your chances of a long-term relationship? This program takes an in-depth look “through a creative lens” at the psychological games played by both parties regarding employee selection (the courtship) retention (the marriage) and termination (the divorce). Just like in dating, personality matters!

    Ultimately poor matched personalities will end relationships sooner than later regardless of the level of skill and could be a costly venture. Dysfunctional turnover has both indirect and direct costs that can be detrimental to organizational effectiveness. Therefore finding, hiring and keeping top talent should be on the top of the priority list.

    This program takes a creative view of these relationships with an interesting twist that anyone who has been on the dating scene, married or wished they were back on the dating scene can relate to. We will also discuss some of the best practices that organizations are using for talent management that will keep relationships strong and enduring.

    Jim Gallo, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Jim is currently the Director at The Center for Organizational Effectiveness, a consulting firm that provides human capital measurement and talent management strategies. He has 20+ years of leadership experience as a senior executive and management consultant.  He has worked both within organizations as a senior executive leading a multi-state HR operation as well as an external consultant providing customized solutions to organizations. 

    Jim has earned three masters’ degrees (MBA, MS-HRM, I/O Psychology) and is currently finishing his PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Florida Tech.  He is a certified executive coach (ACTP), published author, and SPHR certified.  Jim has been teaching HR related courses, including SPHR/PHR certification courses at the collegiate level for over 15 years.  He is a veteran speaker who combines science, practice and sometimes a little comedy in all his speaking topics.

    Many thanks to our October Monthly Meeting Sponsor:

    Dena H. Sokolow | Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

    Shareholder, Labor & Employment  *Licensed in Florida, Georgia and Alabama
    101 North Monroe Street, Suite 925 | Tallahassee, FL 32301 
    Direct: 850.425.7550 | Cell: 850.567.4822 | Fax:  850.270.6723
    Assistant: Ashley Berry 850.425.7551

    Please note:  Registration for this event closes on Monday, October 9th at noon.

    In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, October 9, 2017.

    Cancellation notices can be sent to or

    • Wed, October 25, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, 3333 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
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    Master Series - Coaching Managers

    Human resource professionals face challenges every day and dealing with problem managers is one of the most critical.  Poor managers create a poor working culture and are generally ineffective, thus impacting the workforce’s productivity and the organization’s bottom line.

    While management problems are common, getting managers to change is very difficult as they normally just do not accept the fact that the problem is theirs (usually blaming the employee) nor are they willing to change.

    In this master series presentation, Dr. Jerome Osteryoung will review the steps necessary to help managers begin to understand how their behavior is impacting the problem and provide strategies for improvement/correction.

    Understanding the real issue, is the first step to fixing the problem. Once the problem is understood and the culpability established, the next step is to coach the manager to determine the appropriate solution.  When the manager develops his or her own solution to the problem the results are much more powerful then providing him/her with the answer. However, getting the manager to come up with the solution requires skills that will be covered in this presentation.

    Objectives/Areas of Focus

    • Provide effective coaching strategies to address poor performing managers
    • Understand the importance of how managers impact their team’s and ultimately the organization’s performance
    • Develop action plans and time lines to address poor performing managers and ensure progress is being made.

    Location:  Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee, 3333 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL  32308

    Time:  7:30 am registration – session begins at 8:00 am and ends at 10:00 am

    Dr. Jerome S. Osteryoung

    Dr. Osteryoung has his own consulting company providing services to both large and small businesses. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Director of Outreach Services of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Florida State University, the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepreneurship (Emeritus); and Professor of Finance (Emeritus). He was the founding Executive Director of the Jim Moran Institute and served in that position from 1995 through 2008.

    Dr. Osteryoung received an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from the University of South Florida, and his doctorate from Georgia State University. He consults with entrepreneurs throughout the State of Florida. Over the last fifteen years, he has directly assisted over 3000 entrepreneurs.

    He has written eight books, including in 2003 the book So You Need to Write a Business Plan (which is available on  Jerry’s Recipes for Success – an Entrepreneurial Cookbook (published January 2004) is a compilation of 100 of his best articles along with commentaries from entrepreneurs. His new book (2011) with Tim O’Brien is entitled, If You Have Employees, You Really Need This Book!  This book is an Amazon Best Seller.

    This presentation has been approved by SHRM and HRCI for 2 credits

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and Continental Breakfast is provided.

    Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

    Bert Pope

    Bert Pope & Associates LLC



    • Sun, December 31, 2017
    • n/a
     For non-members, jobs or resumes can be posted for a 60-day period for $25.00. Payment must be received before job posting or resume can be published.  

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Wed, May 24, 2017 Master Series: Reaching New Heights – Simple Steps to Leadership Excellence
Wed, May 10, 2017 May 2017 Membership Meeting
Fri, April 28, 2017 Avoid the Courtroom! Employment Law Essentials and Your Business Approach
Wed, March 08, 2017 March 2017 Membership Meeting
Wed, January 11, 2017 January 2017 Membership Meeting
Sat, December 31, 2016 Job or Resume Posting
Wed, December 14, 2016 December 2016 Membership Meeting
Wed, November 30, 2016 Master Series Event #4: Emotional Intelligence
Wed, November 09, 2016 November 2016 Membership Meeting
Thu, October 27, 2016 Master Series Event: Developing Executive Presence for Impact & Influence
Wed, October 12, 2016 October 2016 Membership Meeting
Thu, September 22, 2016 Employment Law Training
Wed, September 14, 2016 September 2016 Membership Meeting
Tue, September 13, 2016 SHRM Fall Certification Study Group
Wed, August 10, 2016 August 2016 Membership Meeting
Thu, August 04, 2016 Speed Networking
Thu, July 28, 2016 Master Series Event #2: Creating Order from Chaos
Wed, July 13, 2016 July 2016 Membership Meeting
Thu, June 16, 2016 Employment Law Training
Wed, June 08, 2016 Sponsor Registration: 2016 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Wed, June 08, 2016 2016 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Thu, May 26, 2016 Master Series #1: Engagement + Innovation
Sat, May 14, 2016 Relay for Life of Leon/Havana
Thu, May 12, 2016 Art & Wine Fundraiser
Wed, May 11, 2016 May 2016 Membership Meeting
Wed, April 13, 2016 April 2016 Membership Meeting
Thu, March 17, 2016 New Member Dinner
Tue, March 15, 2016 SHRM Certification Study Group
Wed, March 09, 2016 March 2016 Membership Meeting
Wed, February 10, 2016 February 2016 Membership Meeting
Wed, January 13, 2016 January 2016 Membership Meeting
Wed, December 09, 2015 December 2015 Membership Meeting
Wed, November 18, 2015 November 2015 Membership Meeting
Mon, November 09, 2015 Networking Event
Wed, October 14, 2015 October 2015 Membership Meeting
Tue, September 15, 2015 SHRM Certification Study Group
Wed, September 09, 2015 September 2015 Membership Meeting
Mon, August 31, 2015 2015 HR Florida Conference & Expo
Wed, August 12, 2015 August 2015 Membership Meeting
Wed, July 08, 2015 July 2015 Membership Meeting
Wed, June 10, 2015 Sponsor Registration: 2015 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Wed, June 10, 2015 2015 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Wed, May 13, 2015 May 2015 Membership Meeting
Tue, April 14, 2015 Art & Wine Fundraiser
Wed, April 08, 2015 April 2015 Membership Meeting - EEOC Event
Wed, March 11, 2015 March 2015 Membership Meeting
Wed, February 11, 2015 February 2015 Membership Meeing
Wed, January 14, 2015 January 2015 Membership Meeting
Wed, December 10, 2014 December 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, November 12, 2014 November 2014 Membership & Annual Meeting
Wed, October 15, 2014 October 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, September 10, 2014 September 2014 Membership Meeting
Tue, August 19, 2014 Art & Wine
Wed, August 13, 2014 Sponsor Registration: 2014 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Wed, August 13, 2014 2014 HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo
Wed, July 09, 2014 July 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, June 11, 2014 June 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, May 14, 2014 May 2014 Membership Meeting
Sun, April 13, 2014 Strike for SHRM!
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Wed, March 12, 2014 March 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, February 12, 2014 February 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, January 08, 2014 January 2014 Membership Meeting
Wed, December 11, 2013 December 2013 Membership Meeting
Wed, November 13, 2013 November 2013 Membership Meeting
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