TOPIC: 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement
SPEAKER: Tom Topping
HRCI Credits: SHRM and HRCI Strategic Business credit(s)
Summary: HR plays a critical role in increasing an organization's bottom line, while simultaneously impacting its vision, mission, and goals. This program will positively impact those key areas by developing and implementing engagement and retention strategies that will increase individual and organizational value, with a focus on aligning those responsibilities across all business units. Learners will understand how to leverage engagement strategies to positively effect different business functions across their organization and enter into critical partnerships with other departments, while focusing on the target of achieving larger organizational goals. This program will help to improve participant's skills in strategic planning that are crucial to capacity building, increase critical thinking around performance management, and develop overall leadership effectiveness.
Speaker Bio: Tom Topping is a professional speaker and employee engagement expert. He has spent his career building teams and training individuals for some of the largest organizations in the United States. His professional contributions have been described as innovative, unique, pioneering, daring, and out-of-the-box. He has led large-scale pilot programs in performance management, re-envisioned an entire human resources department, and managed the implementation of a $5 million educational grant.
As a committed member of the HR profession, he currently serves as Past President of Suncoast HR and District Director for HR Florida. He was named the HR Florida Chapter President of the Year for 2017.
An aspect of of his background that brings him particular pride is the 13 years he spent as a consultant for Nike, as the Director/Head Coach of the Nike Team Florida traveling basketball team. Many of his players went on to win high school, state, and national basketball championships, as well as NCAA Division I National Championships and NBA championships. Six Nike Team Florida alumni have been drafted by NBA teams and over 120 Nike Team Florida alumni received full college basketball scholarships (a value of $15 million dollars in scholarships.) According to Tom, “Optimizing staff and team performance at every level of a large organization truly excites me, as I love creating cutting edge techniques and award-winning approaches to team building.”