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2020 Annual HRPBC Conference - Calling for Speakers!
March Dinner Event - Register Now!
March Breakfast Event @ Lynn University - Register Now!
2020 Annual HRPBC Conference & Expo - Register Now!
2020 Competitive Edge Series: Happy Hour for HR in Transition
2020 HR Florida Conference - Register Now!
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2020 Annual HRPBC Conference - Calling for Speakers!

HR Palm Beach County is pleased to announce a call for speakers for our 2020 Annual Conference for our Human Resources professionals! The theme of our conference is Purposeful, Passionate and Productive HR. Our goal is to provide our members with expert and insightful speakers who can provide exceptional and innovative presentations for our HR Membership. All presentations should fall within the scope of our theme. We encourage the submission of presentations aligned to HR business competencies, innovative workforce methodology and solving for future HR challenges.


All submissions will be reviewed and considered by the HRPBC 2020 Conference committee.

Submit your application to the following address for consideration:

Thank you for your support of our local SHRM Chapter!
Tamara Lane, SHRM-SCP, GPA
Conference Director


2020 March Dinner Event 


Topic: "EEOC Updates at the Local and National level"
Speaker: Mike Farrell, EEOC (Click here for bio)

EEOC Miami District Director Farrell will discuss current, national EEOC Enforcement Priority Issues with an emphasis on those Priority Issues stated in the EEOC’s current 5-year Strategic Enforcement Plan.  In addition Director Farrell will be discussing the EEOC’s position with respect to some of the latest trends in employment law, including, but not limited to, topical issues such as sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination; the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act to issues regarding marijuana use and opioid addiction treatment programs; and a detailed discussion of the EEOC’s current position on limited leave policies and return-to-work policies.  Finally, Director Farrell will conduct an interactive, practical  discussion regarding Best Practices for HR representatives who interact with the EEOC on a regular basis in any, or all, of the Commission’s enforcement activities including: outreach and education; charge filing and serviced; alternate dispute resolution; investigation; conciliation and litigation.








  • EEOC current, national Enforcement Priority Issues as stated in the EEOC’s current Strategic Enforcement Plan;
  • EEOC’s position with respect to the latest trends in employment law; and
  • Best Practices for interacting with the EEOC in all aspects of its Enforcement Activities


Pre-Meeting Workshop


Title: “Sourcing for Speed and Success?”
Speaker: Connie LaDouceur (Click here for bio)






Open to members, student members and guests.

Location: Marriott-West Palm Beach

Event Schedule: March 17, 2020
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration thru Wednesday, March 11:
Student Members-$21.50

Late Registration (Thursday, March 12 thru Monday, March 16) and Walk-In's (day of event):
Student Members-$26.50

This March Dinner Event will be approved for SHRM and General credits

Register Now!

BREAKFAST Event @ Lynn University - March 27 

Let Lynn University Breakfast Forums Hone Your Strategic Business Skills!

Speaker: TBA

Title: “TBA”

Join us on Friday, March 27th, 2020 presented in partnership with the business and HR faculty of Lynn University:

Where: Elaine's, ground floor of the new University Center Building, Lynn University, 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33444


  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am - Registration and Networking
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am - Breakfast, Announcements, Presentation & Q&A

Cost: $25

Registration is limited to 50 attendees, so sign up now!

Register Now!!

This program has been applied for SHRM PDC and HRCI recert credit. 

2020 HRPBC Annual Conference & EXPO

The HR Association of Palm Beach County Conference & Vendor Expo is one of South Florida’s premier professional conferences attracting more than 300 human resource professionals and C-suite leaders representing a myriad of industries and businesses.

The 2020 HRPBC Annual Conference will be held on May 13 (afternoon) & May 14(all-day) at the beautiful Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. We have a special pre-conference kick-off event on May 13, 2020. 


Keynote Speaker

Roy Spence
Co-founder and Chairman, GSD&M
Co-founder and CEO, The Purpose Institute
Roy Spence is Co-Founder and Chairman of GSD&M, a leading marketing communications and advertising company.

He is also Co-Founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute, a consulting firm that helps people and organizations discover and live their purpose. Along with Haley Rushing, Roy co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Every Extraordinary Business is Driven by Purpose.” And, most recently he authored “The 10 Essential Hugs of life,” a collection of heartwarming reminders about the need for gratitude, love and goodness.

Under Roy’s leadership, his agency has helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands like “Don’t Mess with Texas,” Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, DreamWorks, the PGA TOUR, BMW, the U.S. Air Force, L.L.Bean and the Clinton Foundation. Roy has been a trusted advisor to legendary leaders including Sam Walton and Southwest Airlines founder, Herb Kelleher. His counsel has also been sought by U.S. presidents and leaders in the State Department.

Roy has received a lifetime achievement award from the Austin Advertising Federation and was named Adman of the Century by Texas Monthly magazine. He was inducted into the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame in 2012.

Roy is also a Gallup Senior Adviser working with their teams on global strategy and on the mission and purpose of the most important companies and institutions in the world. He is Gallup’s expert on Purpose. In addition, Roy is a marketing and communications advisor of the National Advisory Council for the Trust for the National Mall.

Roy’s passion is entrepreneurship. He deeply believes that entrepreneurship is the miracle of America. His mantra is “Don’t Do Mild” in work or life; follow your dreams, follow your passion, and follow your purpose.

Roy is a member of the board of directors of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and the recently formed Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World initiative. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin. Roy and his wife Mary have three children, Courtney, Ashley and Shay.

More information on Roy Spence click here

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HRPBC's Annual Conference will be applying HRCI & SHRM credits.


2020 Competitive Edge Series: Happy Hour for HR in Transition

Happy Hour Monday: Click here for more info & to register!    

When: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Free Video Conference Call
What: 2020 Competitive Edge Series: Happy Hour for HR in Transition

Click here to view February, March & April 2020 offerings!

This blog has been established by Mike Powers, in partnership with the Panelists of the Competitive Edge Series.  Our blog’s purpose is to function as an interactive guide that will contribute toward upward mobility and career advancement for the progressive HR professional. All levels of HR Professionals are encouraged to participate as an anonymous or publicly seen HR Business Leader and or Contributing Writer.

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2020 HR Florida Conference & Expo





From HR Florida & WellBeing Works Florida:

Wellbeing Works Florida (WWF) is the nation's first worksite wellbeing SHRM State Council program. Working with the best success tool and a team of trailblazing wellbeing leaders, HR Florida is launching the best wellbeing program for employers, employees, teams, and their families in the United States. We are revolutionizing the way wellbeing is delivered to companies/organizations by bringing comprehensive, integrated tools, education, and communications to Florida employers/organizations at worksites and at chapter meetings.

Based on your completion of the Wellbeing Road Map Success Tool, you may be eligible for WWF program awards, provided in early 2020 and 2021. All you need to do is complete the Road Map

Success Tool once you receive it!


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March Dinner Event 2020

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