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2nd Quarter - HRPBC President's Message
NSU Veteran Career Development Seminar
2016 HRPBC Annual Conference - Announcing our full lineup!  See details below

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2nd Quarter President's Message

As we come into this spring season I think back fondly on my childhood memories growing up in Northeast Ohio and how I had looked forward to seeing the dandelions and tulips blooming along the front pathway leading up to our house. You could smell the fresh spring air best when it was right after the rain had subdued. There was a feeling of renewal. That air was crisp and clean. I especially enjoyed watching Mrs. Smith, my next door neighbor, as she would be outside planting new seeds as she liked to grow raspberries, blackberries, snow peas, corn, tomatoes and sunflowers in her garden.  She was an amazing gardener and had a knack for crafts. I still swear to this day that they named Mrs. Smith’s pies in the frozen food section of the grocery store after her (or at least that’s what I would like to believe).

Not all of us might be crafty or talented in gardening to say that we have that ‘green thumb’. However, I got to thinking about HRPBC’s theme for this year…..‘Leading With Courage’. We may not all be a gardener like Mrs. Smith, but in some way, shape, or form, we as HR professionals are gardeners of the corporations that we work at. Each of you within the HR profession leads with courage, every day, within your workplace. Organizations, Managers and employees depend on you to lead, train, develop, communicate and make critical decisions based upon policy, procedure, liability and ethics. 

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NSU Veteran Career Development Seminar

HRPBC is proud to be working with NSU Career Development to collaborate with the Department of Defense and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Veteran Resource Center, along with the NSU Community to hose a Veteran Career Development Seminar on Thursday, May 5 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Huzizenga Business School.

NSU is looking to recruit two HR professionals

that have hired veterans in the past. We would like for you to discuss during a short panel discussion the transferable skills employers are looking for in a new hire. NSU Career Development will send the questions prior to event. This portion of the seminar will be from 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM. Please consider being part of this great seminar! Please email Lisa Turner, Professional Development Chair directly at

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2016 HRPBC Annual Conference & EXPO

The HR Association of Palm Beach County Conference & Expo is our chapter's annual conference attracting more than 250 human resource professionals representing varied industries and businesses.

The 2016 HRPBC Annual Conference will be held on May 19, 2016 at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. We will have a special pre-conference reception on May 18, 2016. The conference will be catered by The Breakers and will have incredible breakout sessions throughout the HR disciplines. HRPBC's Annual Conference will be applying for more than 8 certification credit hours for both HRCI and SHRM.


Announcing four of our keynote speakers!

PRECONFERENCE SPEAKER: Kathy Davanzo  "Six Steps To Engage, Empower and Excel! Developing Your Own Leaders Self-Identity - Leader P.O.V.®."  Kathy provides programs to increase leadership capacity through development of a strong Leader P.O.V.® (Point of View). She also consults and trains on workplace policies and behavior and on the role generational experiences and demographics play in the way organizations do, and should, operate, work, and lead.  Kathy was named one of the top 20 speakers at the 2008 HR Florida State Conference and was selected as a 2011 and a 2012 presenter for the HR Florida Master’s Series on Leadership. Kathy is a frequent speaker at SHRM local and state conferences and has presented at the state, regional and national level for CUPA-HR.

OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David Rutherford  “Motivational Media That Matters”. Navy Seal Motivational Speaker, Radio Show Host, Behavioral Training Specialist, Author for Kids and Adults, Private Coach,YOUTUBE Personality, Social Media Presence.  David served 8 years in the Naval Special Warfare Community as a SEAL student, Combat Paramedic, Operator and Instructor. Since his honorable discharge from the Navy in 2003 he has continued traveling as an international training specialist for the US Government and one of the largest private security firms in the world. David has inspired commandos around the globe to push themselves past any and all known limitations. His masterful ability to motivate enables people from all walks of life to achieve success in any environment imaginable.  Since 2006 David has been motivating audiences and individuals across America and around the world with his highly emotional style of speaking, writing and coaching. His Froglogic Concept is derived from the 70 + years of operational successes within the UDT/SEAL community. He has combined his incredible personal story with the proven track record of the SEAL Teams to create a simple, elite lifestyle performance program.  

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Shirley Davis  "Strategies for How HR Professionals Can Reinvent Themselves"
Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CSP, the company’s Principal, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international speaker, a master certified trainer, leadership strategist, executive coach, and author.  She has over 25 years of business and human resources experience and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. She is the author of the new book, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life,” and is completing her second book, “A Seat at the Table.”

CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Matt Jones  “Life's a Marathon”. Matt is The 7 Continent Marathon Man. In his inspirational keynote presentations he shares his success and productivity tools that allowed him to leave his deathbed and complete marathons in 6 continents and currently training for the seventh in Antarctica. His message of hope delivers tools of visualize your victory, take action now, and check your attitude. His presentation instructs attendees in how he selected those tools, was able to use them to his better advantage, and how they too can access the magic of the trio.   



Announcing our full lineup!  Click here to download our Conference at a Glance.

May 18th-Pre-Conference Reception

  • 3:00 PM - Registration opens
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Keynote session - Kathy Davanzo
  • 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM - Networking reception  and cocktail hour.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres served by the Breakers of Palm Beach, with a complimentary drink ticket (cash bar will also be available)


  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Registration & Expo Hall opens (Continental breakfast will be served)
  • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Opening Keynote session presented by David Rutherford
  • 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch Keynote session presented by Dr. Shirley Davis
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Closing Keynote session presented by Matt Jones 
  • 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM: Conference concludes with annual HRPBC raffle! Among prized provided is a 2016 registration to HR Florida.  Additional surprises to be announced the day of (must be present to win)
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2016 HR FL State Conference & Expo - August 29-31 2016


The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Each year the event attracts 1,500+ human resource professionals and vendors throughout the state of Florida and across the globe. These individuals represent virtually every industry, and companies ranging from small businesses to large industrial centers.

Please visit the HR Florida Conference Website for more information.

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