Upcoming events

    • Thu, August 16, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, November 01, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • 1400 Oven Park Drive
    • 4

    **The study group will begin meeting on August 16, 2018**

    Join Veronica DeGraff, SHRM-CP, MBA,  Certification Facilitator for the Big Bend SHRM Fall 2018 Study Group in preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam window of December 1, 2018 - February 15, 2019. 

    This 12 week (Thursday evenings6pm-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: 2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

     HR Competencies

    Cost of Study Materials: $541 if purchased through Big Bend SHRM, otherwise $795 for SHRM Members and $985 for SHRM Non-members

    Cost of Study Group: $100 (refunded upon passing the Spring 2018 testing window)

    SHRM Exam registration window is from January 2, 2018 to March 23, 2018

    Note: You can join the study group even if you choose not to purchase the 2018 SHRM Learning System. 

    Please be aware, though, that the 2018 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:

    Veronica DeGraff

    • Wed, September 12, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital City Country Club

    Chapter favorite Bill Krizner will be joining us this month.


    William T. Krizner is the Owner and Operating Partner of The Krizner Group, a full service law firm that concentrates its practice in assisting organizations both before and after disputes arise. The Firm’s preventative services division aids clients in implementing policies and procedures that will help avoid costly lawsuits and other organizational problems before they occur. Mr. Krizner’s background includes extensive experience in client counseling, employment law litigation, and governmental investigations. He founded The Krizner Group after working for the national employment firm of Fisher & Phillips, LLP and then leading the employment law division for Collins & Truett.

    Mr. Krizner has published dozens of articles relating to various employment law topics; including hiring, proper termination procedures, employee monitoring, and the dangers imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Krizner also regularly provides speaking engagements for state and national associations on varying employment law topics. He personally represents more than a thousand clients mainly in Florida, California, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgia and Pennsylvania, including organizations from nearly every major industry and many of the largest organizations in the Tallahassee area. The Firm's clients employ more than two hundred thousand employees.

    Mr. Krizner is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts.

    Please note:  Registration for this event closes on Monday, September 10th at noon.

    In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, September 10, 2018.

    Cancellation notices can be sent to or

    • Fri, September 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Florida State University - University Center Club
    • 224

    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital City Country Club

    Pay Equity
    Presented by Linda Bond Edwards, Esq.



    Please note:  Registration for this event closes on Monday, October 8th at noon.

    In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, October 8, 2018.

    Cancellation notices can be sent to or

    • Thu, October 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Capital City Country Club
    • 120

    Employment Law Workshop

    Location:  Capital City Country Club

    Date: October 25, 2018

    Time:  TBD

    Big Bend SHRM Members: $35

    Future Big Bend SHRM Members $40

    About the Presenters:

    Scott Callen, Esq.

    HRCI Recertification and SHRM PDC available

    • Thu, November 29, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Capital City Country Club Tallahassee, Florida
    • 120

    Master Series - Crucial Conversations

    Location:  Capital City Country Club

    Date: November 29, 2018

    Time:  TBD

    Colene Rogers

    Colene Rogers SHRM- SCP, PHR is a Leadership & Motivational Speaker who trains organizations in effective leadership to advance organizational goals. With heartfelt authenticity and infectious enthusiasm, she shares stories to deliver time tested principles of valuing others that lead to better and more productive relationships. Colene uses her 25 years of combined experience in sales and Human Resources to work with companies as an executive coach, leadership trainer and HR consultant. Colene has worked for Walt Disney World, Hyatt Hotels and both private and state government.

    Colene is a senior certified HR Professional (SHRM – SCP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been taught by author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell to be a certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team. Colene is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with degrees in Organizational Communication and Public Speaking.

    Colene served as the 2016 President of Big Bend SHRM and was awarded 2016 HR Florida State Council President of the Year. She has served on the HR Florida Conference Team as the Marketing Chair, In-Kind Chair and the General Session Chair and is a frequent speaker for SHRM associations.  

    HRCI Recertification & SHRM PDC available

    • Wed, December 12, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Capital City Country Club

    FLSA: Are your employees correctly classified?
    Presented by William Richardson, Jr 



    Please note:  Registration for this event closes on Monday, December 10th at noon.

    In order to receive a refund for your registration, it must be cancelled by Monday, December 10, 2018.

    Cancellation notices can be sent to or

    • Mon, December 31, 2018
    • 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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