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    MHRA August Membership Meeting - Advanced Strategic HR Thinking

    Date: August 8, 2018, 7:15am – 9:00am
    Trillium Family Services
    4455 Northeast Highway 20
    Old School
    Corvallis, OR 97330
    FREE for Chapter members
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    Join us for the August Membership Meeting - Advanced Strategic HR Thinking with Deborah Jeffries

    Strategic Thinking can be defined as the way people think about planning, assessing, evaluating, and creating plans and objectives. It could also be said that Strategic Thinking is thinking about thinking. Many of us spend some part of our day in thought. But how much of it is truly beneficial? Does the thinking lead to positive action? And how does this apply to HR? Given how much of the time HR spends responding to employee and management concerns, is it even possible to think strategically about HR?

    This session will cover:

    ¨ How to think differently and outside your usual patterns

    ¨ How to think about implications of actions and policies to see further into the future

    ¨ How to compensate for your biases

    ¨ How to use scenario thinking to help you communicate with executives

    ¨ How to align HR strategic thinking with organizational goals and decision making opportunities

    Attendees will walk away a new sense of their own thinking capability, practical ways to apply it, and a chance to make enhanced HR contributions to their organizations plans, goals and activities. Participants will be able to apply the newly learned methods toward interpreting information related to their organizations operations from both internal and external sources, for their due-diligence activities, as well as using them for managing future organizational change. Join Deborah for this intriguing and challenging session.

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    About Deborah:


    Deborah Jeffries serves as one of the Co-President for HR Answers, Inc. She has 30 years’ experience in the human resources field (28 in consulting). As a consultant and trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, performance management, coaching/counseling, recognition, customer service, harassment, supervision, leadership, improved communication and more.

    Deborah is popular among her clients – which means a busy training schedule with 20-25 sessions each month. She also gets to work with SHRM Chapters about once a month for monthly meetings or conferences, etc. Speaking of SHRM she has been a member since 1990 and has served on her local, state and regional Boards in a variety of positions over the last (almost) 30 years.

    Deborah’s past work experience includes recruiting, training, education, sales and marketing, and HR in a variety of environments. She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University. She also has her certifications through SHRM and HRCI.

    Clients comment on her no nonsense practical approach and her positive attitude. Those that know Deborah describe her as energetic with a quirky sense of humor, a passion for HR, and a contagious laugh.

    Let’s get to the fun stuff!!

    Deborah loves to read, do arts and crafts, and play Words with Friends and Candy Crush. She is a BIG sports fan….Mariners and Seahawks!!! Her son plays High School basketball and baseball and is pretty darn good!! So she is always courtside or at the field cheering him on!!! And if you have M&M’s and a Mocha Frappacino you have a friend for life!