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    SHRM Savannah Educational Program

    Date: March 21, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Your 2019 Board!!!
    St. Josephs/Candler Hospital
    11705 Mercy Boulevard
    Savannah, GA 31419

    Directions: Imaging/Day Surgery entrance at St. Joseph’s and walk to the elevator located by the volunteer desk. Go to floor two and follow the directional signage to the meeting rooms.
    Free for Members; $20 for repeat Guests
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    The Strategic Role of the HR Professional
    (And how to execute it!)
    Presenter, Suzanne Kirk, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    What is the role of HR in your company’s strategic planning process?  Using a model that outlines a process and identifies common strategic plan components, this session will help HR professionals speak the language of strategic planning and participate in a process that ensures PEOPLE are part of the plan to create a compelling vision for the strategic direction of the organization.  And once you have developed that strategic plan, so what?  We will outline steps to help HR play a key role in translating strategic objectives and tactics into the skills, competencies and behaviors that will drive progression in achieving company goals.

    Suzanne Kirk is President and Executive HR Consultant with Employee Development Strategies, Inc., a human resources and organizational development consulting firm established in 2011.  Suzanne works with clients to ensure their HR practices embody their organizations culture, vision and business objectives by aligning performance management processes to business strategies.  In addition, to crafting custom HR foundation tools and processes, Suzanne is a dynamic facilitator of board retreats, strategic planning sessions and custom learning programs for all audiences, helping companies focus on the people side of business.

    Suzanne holds a Master’s degree in HR Management and Development and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.  She is also a certified administrator of the Myers Briggs Type indicator, the Leadership Versatility index and the CP1260 managerial assessment.  In 2019 she will serve as program facilitator for her 7th year in partnership with the Leadership Southeast Georgia program.

    Outside her HR consulting practice, Suzanne is:

    • President of the Board with Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia
    • Past-President of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club

    Originally from Toronto, Canada, Suzanne has lived in Savannah GA for 16 years where her husband, (attorney Adam Kirk) enjoys raising their three children.

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    Event sponsor:

    Highly regarded as THE premier health provider in the region, St. Joseph's/Candler (SJ/C) combines high-impact technology, breakthrough clinical treatments and time-honored compassionate care to create "smart medicine"-an innovative approach to health and well-being.

    Where you come for Smart Medicine

    SJ/C offers healthcare services across the entire continuum, including local and regional primary care, specialized inpatient and outpatient services in the 714 patient beds in our two anchor hospitals, home healthcare services, as well as a wide variety of community outreach and education efforts throughout the region.

    Our faith-based, holistic approach to healing encourages individuals to become more knowledgeable about their personal health, while providing the most advanced, comprehensive treatments and state-of-the-art medical technologies available almost anywhere.

     The Finest Care Provided By Our Centers of Excellence

    While both our anchor hospitals provide an extensive array of healthcare services, our Centers of Excellence provide the finest, tertiary care services in the region. These include: 

    • Nancy N. and J. C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion
    • The Heart Hospital
    • Mary Telfair Women's Hospital
    • Institute for Advanced Bone and Joint Surgery
    • Institute for Neurosciences

    Accredited Healthcare That's Backed By Experience

    Both St. Joseph's Hospital and Candler Hospital are individually accredited by the Joint Commission, while the health system is one of a select few in the country to have achieved network accreditation status. Additionally, St. Joseph's/Candler is the only health provider in the region to have achieved MAGNET status for nursing excellence. 

    Our affiliation with Emory University HealthCare further provide our patients with access to such services as transplants and National Cancer Institute-supported services.

    St. Joseph's/Candler is the region's only faith-based, not-for-profit health institution and through our affiliate hospitals and health services, we are the largest and most experienced healthcare provider in the region.

    Additional Sponsorship Provided by Palmer Allstate Agency

    Did you miss the February Educational Breakout Session?  Outside of missing a filling breakfast, here is some of what else you missed! 

    New hire welcome box - great idea from Engage2Excel!

    Our new Chapter Secretary was sworn in, Elizabeth Rowland. 

    Cheri talking about SHRM's initiative with getting people back to work who have a criminal history... good stuff emailed to members soon on this!

    First time guest introductions...


    Speaker, David Harper of the Advisory Alliance.

    More pics can be found on our Facebook page - SHRM Savannah!  Check us out and "Like" us!

    February TYSK