Chapter 151

Upcoming events

    • Tue, March 12, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Grasslands Golf & Country Club, 1600 Grasslands Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
    • 69

    TOPIC:  "Become the Driving Force for Performance and Productivity: Establishing HR in Business Operations"

    SPEAKER:         Chad Sorenson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    HRCI Credits:   1 SHRM and HRCI Business credit


    The Human Resource Department is not simply a cost center in your organization – or at least it shouldn’t be. The potential of HR can be realized only if the HR staff earns the recognition, speaks the language of business, and the business realizes the value of HR. So how do we make this happen?

    It starts with changing the mindset of both the business and HR. From the HR perspective, we need to ask four fundamental questions in any organization:

    1. How does the organization make money and sustain growth? AKA – what business are we in and why?

    2. Who are the largest/biggest/most important clients and what challenges do they face?

    3. What are the biggest challenges to our company and what is needed to overcome those challenges?

    4. How can we partner with the business operations to ensure we conquer the obstacles through increased performance and productivity of the staff?

    Speaker BioChad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

    He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

    He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves the 2019 President Elect for the HR Florida State Council. He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

    In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 10 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.


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Past events

Tue, February 12, 2019 February Dinner - "Bridge the Gap Between Employee and Manager"
Tue, February 12, 2019 February Special Event - "Effective Decision Making in Workforce Management "
Tue, January 08, 2019 January Breakfast - "Negotiate Better!"
Tue, December 11, 2018 December Holiday Party!
Tue, November 13, 2018 November Breakfast
Tue, October 09, 2018 October Dinner - Special Event!
Tue, September 11, 2018 September Breakfast
Tue, August 14, 2018 August Dinner
Tue, July 10, 2018 July Breakfast
Tue, June 12, 2018 June Dinner
Tue, May 08, 2018 May Breakfast


Mid-Florida SHRM

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Lakeland, FL 33803

Chapter #151


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