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HRPBC February Dinner Event and Pre-Meeting Workshop - Boca Raton - February 19

Event Title: Releasing Your Inner Entrepreneur While Using the Healing Power of Humor for Work/Life Balance!

Presenter: Peter Fogel, Author - Seminar Leader 

Program Description:

Are you burnt out…fed up…and looking for the rewards that come with reaching Total Career Fulfillment, then ask yourself point-blank:

  • Are you ready to catapult over your competition and be your company's next Star or Super-Star?
  • Are you ready to FINALLY earn what you're worth... or a whole lot more?
  • Are you a boss who wants loyalty, creativity, and productivity from your staff?

In this presentation, you will learn how to harness the necessary tools to become the CEO of YOU Inc! and your HR career so you can deliver value to yourself, your customers and of course, your company. Take charge of your career by: 

  • Learning how to demonstrate your value as professionals to the company and the senior leadership.
  • Learning how to help your staff create an entrepreneurial mind set at their present job to create that value
  • Assessing your work/life strengths and weaknesses (and how to improve the latter).
  • Learning how to get out of a slump to maximize your effectiveness at work so you reach your goals.
  • Learning how to THINK like a marketer so you stand-out and get noticed by peers and management
  • Learning the success secrets to starting your own mastermind group for total career success  (Info on book, includes video) website

Peter Fogel  is President of Peter Fogel Presents LLC, a consulting firm in South Florida.  He is an award winning humorist,  copywriter,  motivational speaker,  corporate trainer, entrepreneur and  author of the bestselling book, "Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace *If You Still Have a Job) 

He has appeared on PBS, CBS, NBC and is also the creator of the DON'T GET SCREWED series of E-BOOKS on Kindle.
****First 50 registrants receive Peter’s book “Reboot Your Career”****

The program has been submitted for HRCI Recertification Credit & SHRM credits.

Pre-Meeting Workshop

Event Title: The Evolution of the New SHRM Certification    

Presenter: Dorothy Knapp

Join Dorothy Knapp, SHRM – SCP, Field Services Director, as she discusses the evolution of the new SHRM certification – why and how it has come into being and how it differs from the HRCI certification. She will show you how this new certification can impact your HR career in a very positive way as it prepares you for an HR business leader role. 
Key learning objectives:
1)      The participant will understand why the need for the new SHRM certification in today’s and tomorrow’s HR 
2)      The participant will learn how/when/where to prepare for the exam
3)      The participant will have the tools to decide which certification is the most relevant to his/her career path
Dorothy Knapp, SHRM-SCP, is a Field Services Director in the Southeast Region for SHRM and is based in Vero Beach, Florida. She has accountability for the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and the islands of Bermuda, Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. Dorothy also serves as the staff liaison for the new SHRM Certification. She is a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.
Dorothy has been with SHRM for over 15 years, serving in various management positions. Before joining SHRM, Dorothy was a regional HR manager in the retail and restaurant industries, having worked for both Stein Mart and the Black-eyed Pea restaurants.  Her HR functions included employee relations, training and development, and staffing and retention of managers. 
Dorothy holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is certified as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and as an HRCI SPHR.  

Open to members and guests.
Location: Embassy Suites-Boca Raton

Event Schedule: February 19, 2015
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration (through Friday, February 13):

Late Registration (Monday, February 16 & Walk-In's):

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! You only have until January 31st, 2015 to renew your HRPBC Membership for 2015

Renew Your Membership Today!

Renewal Incentives Packages: 

  • Platinum - The $267 includes a 1 Year membership, a Annual Conference Registration, and 3 Dinner Meetings (excluding Holiday Party). (A $70 savings)
  • Gold - The $137 includes a 1 Year membership and 3 Dinner Meetings (excluding Holiday Party). (A $25 savings)
  • Silver - $75 – 2 Year Renewal ($15 savings) You must maintain your SHRM national membership for the entire two-year period.
  • Bronze - $45  - 1 Year Renewal

Tiered Renewal Winners: 

  • October 1st - October 31st Winner - Nathanie Serrano, Clerk & Comptroller, Palm beach Count  - Spa Package Gift Card
  • November 1st - November 30th Winner - Kimberly Kutney - Free Dinner Meeting Registration for February 19th Dinner Meeting
  • December 1st - December 31st Winner - Kenneth Cranney, Executive Alliance - Free Dinner Meeting Registration for March 19th, Dinner Meeting

As a reminder, we must receive your payment, updated profile information, and chapter designation form on or before January 31st, 2015, to avoid losing membership privileges at HRPBC. Please direct any questions regarding your membership to

Renew today by clicking here!

Yours Truly,

Board of Directors
Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County




2015 HRPBC Annual Conference & EXPO - Sneak Peek!

Take advantage of early Holiday Savings of $25 off -Use code NY2015

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 2015 HRPBC Annual Conference will be held on May 14, 2015 at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. We will have a special pre-conference reception on May 13, 2015. 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 HRCI credits.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: Dr. Janel Anderson is the CEO & Chief Conversation Officer of Working Conversations. She is also the Head Coach, Keynote Speaker & Principal Consultant. She is also a best-selling author, columnist for O Magazine, and life coach to the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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May 13th-Pre-Conference Reception

  • 3:15 PM - Registration opens
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Interactive pre-meeting session
  • 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM - Reception while mingling and networking with our speakers and HR professionals from around the tri-county area
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvresby the Breakers of Palm Beach & one-drink ticket (cash bar will be available)


  • 7:00 AM - Registration opens
  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - Conference kicks off with opening keynote session
  • 5:45 PM - Conference concludes with lots of raffle prizes and a HR Florida Conference registration and a special prize to be revealed at the conference (must be present to win)

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