Professional Development

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Professional development is not exclusively for CPAs, attorneys, physicians, engineers and others who must satisfy the requirements for renewing a professional license. It can help businesses be more competitive by fostering an environment in which employees are more productive, loyal and content.

June 17, 2015

Congrats – You’ve been promoted!  Oftentimes, when you accept a new role at your current company, you will find yourself caught between your old duties and your new duties.  As in any new role, there is likely a defined transition period - typically between 2-3 weeks.  But what happens when your old team comes to you on day 2 of your new role and asks you to take care of something for them?  It’s important to understand when and how to say no to your old team.

May 27, 2015

Study Examines Learning Through Instructional Design

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May 14, 2015


This past week I had a very cool experience !! I was one of the judges for the SHRM Student Case Study competition. I sat with two other great HR pros from the area as we heard graduate students from various schools give their take on an HR scenario. It was very cool to hear their approaches which ranged from a traditional HR viewpoint to some that were extremely creative.

May 7, 2015

Starbucks and McDonald's Expand Educational Opportunities

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April 10, 2015

Higher Paid, More Educated Workers Receive More Job Training

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April 8, 2015

University of Toledo SHRM (UT-SHRM) has participated in the SHRM Case Competition since 2011.  Each year, we have taken an undergraduate and graduate team. The Case Competition is the highlight of our year, and each year, previous participants share their learning experiences with new SHRM members.

January 29, 2015

The magazine’s first issue of the year features the article “What’s in Store for HR in 2015?” by Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. In the article, Bersin makes nine predictions about how HR will redefine the workplace this year.

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January 22, 2015


Organizations are asking employees to play an active role in their professional development. Employees are embracing the idea as a way to control their career. However, in order for employees to successfully manage their own development, it’s means that they need to regularly monitor their status towards their goals. 

September 23, 2014

I start this post as I hurdle along at 501 mph in seat 30C over the skies of Ohio on my way to the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference in Orlando.  It occurs to me that I am very fortunate in so many ways in life and this certainly counts as one of them.

June 22, 2014

In a few weeks, I will be heading to Orlando, Florida for the SHRM Annual Conference. To say that I’m Geeked would be an undersatement !!  It’s a chance to break away from the daily norms and be with 14,000+ of my HR peers.  Some may find that overwhelming while I see it as welcoming.

June 10, 2014
Why do so many people get so excited over an HR Conference?   Because it’s a SHRM conference.  

SHRM is known for producing some of the most informative and engaging conferences in the world and the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, that occurs in June, is on every HR professional’s bucket list. 

May 21, 2014

The 2014 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is fast approaching, and we have an amazing experience planned for you!

As thousands of attendees prepare to travel to Orlando on June 22, SHRM is working tirelessly to create a world-class conference experience.

If you’re in the human resources profession and you’ve never attended a SHRM Annual Conference, then it’s time to put it on your bucket list.

May 19, 2014
The Wall Street Journal called Andrea Nierenberg a 'networking success story'. She is a master at helping others build their interpersonal skills to create strong connections and build a solid network of business relationships and lifelong customers. Networking is the secret.
May 15, 2014
We learn life lessons throughout our lives. Sometimes the lessons are from our own mistakes, from being inquisitive, and other times we learn from others.  Often, the lessons are unexpected.  I recently watched a video of Sam Bern, an amazing 17 year old young man who suffered from Progeria, an extremely rare disease which causes rapid aging and various other side effects.
May 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When someone wants to bolster his leadership skills, often he will focus on his weaknesses as the best way to improve. But this kind of improvement plan is flawed, according to best-selling author Marcus Buckingham, who was keynote speaker for the opening general session of the SHRM 2014 Talent Management Conference on April 28.
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April 29, 2014