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Young HR Leaders - Linear and Non-Linear Career Progression
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Young HR Leaders - Linear and Non-Linear Career Progression

*FREE to HRMAC Members* Please join us for a discussion around career advancement in the workplace!

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2:45 - 3:15 pm Registration & Networking; 3:15-4:45 pm Program
Where: HCSC Blue Cross Blue Shield
300 East Randolph
CAL Level, Auditorium B & C
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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Young HR Leaders Group Mission: Empowering professionals in the first ten years of an HR-related career to realize their leadership potential through high quality development and networking opportunities.

Linear and Non-Linear Career Progression: 

How HR is Adapting to Varying Employee Career Expectations

Not all employees view their career paths in the same way. With an increasingly diverse cross-generational workforce, now more than ever HR Professionals play an integral role in adapting to and addressing varying employee desires.  


Please join us for a discussion around career advancement in the workplace. Leave feeling more confident addressing varying needs and wants from your employees, ranging from those who want to climb the corporate ladder, to those who are constantly redefining their careers.

Kelsey Kline, Director of Talent, One North Interactive
Kelsey manages talent development initiatives and the HR function at One North Interactive. She thrives on establishing relationships with ambitious individuals in the realms of strategy, creative, technology and account management. Working to connect the team with future additions to the One North crew, she is passionate about developing the talent base and providing an extra-ordinary talent experience. Kelsey's five years at One North Interactive was preceded by her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources.

John Boyce, Vice President of Human Resources, Vail Systems
Vail Systems develops innovative technology to enhance the way people communicate. John has extensive experience in all areas of Human Resources and has worked for a number of companies including, ExxonMobil (Training &
Organizational Development), Koch Industries (Sr. Business Consultant), Exelon Nuclear (Talent Management Consultant), Centro (SVP, HR), and Raise Marketplace (Sr. Business Consultant). John holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  John has also been adjunct faculty at Northwestern University for 15 years, where he teaches classes on Teams and Organizational Behavior in the Masters of Product Design & Development Management program out of the McCormick School of Engineering. 


Debra Jerome, Chief Human Resources Officer, Witt/Kieffer

Debra has nearly 20 years of human resources and management experience. She focuses on recruitment and retention, performance management, employee relations, and training. She also oversees responsibility for human resources policy and workforce planning. Debra has a deep understanding of the professional services environment and has valuable knowledge of the strategic corporate human resources function. Prior to her position at Witt/Kieffer, Debra was involved in senior leadership at Much Shelist and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. She has her B.A. from Michigan State University.


James Easter, Coworker Services Business Partner at CDW
James is a highly skilled and versatile HR professional who has coached, trained and mentored thousands in corporate, educational and non-profit venues. His interactive and motivational speaking style creates frequent demand for him to serve and develop leaders in several forums. He has provided key leaders including C-suite with thought leadership in areas including change management, effective communications, conflict management and inclusion. James’ experience has attracted hundreds to seek his insights, capitalizing on his expertise for being an effective career and life coach. James is currently certified as a facilitator for The Kaleidoscope Group’s acclaimed “Mastering Inclusion” workshop and has been certified as a Master Facilitator for Novation’s “Managing Inclusion” workshops. 


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This program is pending  for approval for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.