Business Management Strategy 2017-07-07T21:51:38+00:00

Business Management Strategy

Below you’ll find descriptions of each workshop session associated with the Business Management Strategy track. Each workshop associated with this track has been approved for strategic credits. For questions, contact Lori Jo Goff at lgoff@kychamber.com or 502-848-8727


A1: Strategic HR Metrics
– Cynthia Thompson | Principal and Founder, The Thompson HR Firm LLC

This presentation will explain the key HR metrics used to measure the efficiency and the effectiveness of your human capital. Learn how to build a comprehensive toolkit of commonly used metrics for benchmarking. Learn how to provide human capital data to make changes and build predictive forecasting models for planning the future business needs of your organization.


A2: CREDTalks: Cultivating Culture
Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | The Business Book Strategist, Cathy Fyock, LLC
– Jeff Nally, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Executive Coach, Professional Speaker and Author
– Shelly Trent, SHRM-SCP, CAE, SPHR
– Angela Greer
– Michael Harper
– Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC

In this session you’ll hear from (4 – 6) authors from Cultivating Culture as they discuss how HR professionals drive culture within organizations. You’ll learn about how to establish culture, communicate culture, and change culture from these diverse presenters.


A3A: Strategic HR: Being an HR Professional and a Business Partner – Part I
– Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Founder and President, Hanna Resource Group

As human resources continues to evolve, there are numerous opportunities for HR professionals to ‘pull up a seat at the table’ and help to contribute to a company’s development in strategic ways. We are bringing together some of the most influential and forward-thinking HR leaders in Kentucky to share stories, advice, and answer questions about their journey towards becoming a strategic partner and the impact they have had on their companies.  


A3B: Strategic HR: Being an HR Professional and a Business Partner – Part II
– Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Founder and President, Hanna Resource Group

As human resources continues to evolve, there are numerous opportunities for HR professionals to ‘pull up a seat at the table’ and help to contribute to a company’s development in strategic ways. We are bringing together some of the most influential and forward-thinking HR leaders in Kentucky to share stories, advice, and answer questions about their journey towards becoming a strategic partner and the impact they have had on their companies.


A4: Making Human Resources a Productivity Center
– Amy Letke, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP | Founder & CEO, Integrity HR, Inc.

Measuring success in the field of human resources can be a challenge — many elements are “tricky” and confidentiality can be a concern. Still, HR can be an efficient productivity center for any organization, providing it can produce metrics that support the business and its plan for future success. This session is designed to share the key strategic metrics associated with human resources, and how they can be effectively implemented to unleash positive feedback about HR’s contribution to the bottom line. In this session, we’ll share these metrics and you can start measuring your success immediately!


A5: HR’s Role in Achieving the Business Strategy though Organizational Capability, Hiring and Onboarding
– Cindy Beresh-Bryant, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, RCC | President, HR Solutions by Design, LLC

This session will help prepare HR professionals to lead strategic initiatives within their organization and positively impact achievement of the business strategy through strategic hiring and onboarding with a keen eye toward Organizational Culture (OC).


A6: Human Resources – From Compliance to Strategy and Success
– Jennifer Wheatley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | President/Owner of CenterPointHR, LLC
– Kelley Helgeson-Kosse, SHRM SCP, SPHR | President of H2R Consulting LLC
– Sandy Ringer, SHRM-CP, PHR | President of Business Visions Consulting
– Stuart Alexander | Member, Highlands Law

Compliance is a critical component of being an employer today. Ensuring the right systems and resources are in place builds a solid foundation to develop the best HR infrastructure – based in compliance and heavily focused toward business strategies. We’ll address the basics of compliant HR model and explore the business value that HR can and should add.


A7: Ethics in the “New Abnormal” World
– Karl Ahlrichs, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Consultant, Presenter, “Thought Leader”,  Gregory & Appel 

Simply put, Ethics are back on the “Front Burner”. Where are Ethics going in the organizational world, who will we be working with in the future, and how will we maintain their standards of integrity?   We need to update our understanding of the role Ethics plays in commerce, and the project the impact Integrity will have on the workplace in the future. We will review current ethical standards, then we need to build the resources needed to screen new hires for Integrity, and finally train these new viewpoints into our organizations. In this fast-paced session, Karl J. Ahlrichs, SPHR offers multiple viewpoints on ethics and leadership and shares the skills you will need to maintain your competitive advantage. We will cover new ethical challenges and how they apply to the workplace of the near future, and advanced methods for training others in these issues.


A8:Engage Your Employees: Storytelling for HR with Metrics
– Melissa Anzman, MBA, CC | CEO and Founder, MConnected Communications

Do you know how to measure how engaged your employees are? Not by doing another employee engagement survey, but how are you using that data to measure true connection and engagement? How is engagement impacting your bottom line? Now more than ever, you need to connect with your workforce – not only to create “engagement,” but to also retain key talent and millennials, and ensure that you are able to deliver on your bottom line.   In this session, you’ll learn how to use employee engagement survey data, and create meaningful metrics and measurements for your specific department and organization – Storytelling for HR with metrics. Taking engagement out of HR only, and bringing it your bottom line. In addition to learning the concepts, you’ll see how to instantly implement these solutions with a live example – seeing exactly how to create a responsible engagement culture at your company.