Human Resource Symposium Offers HR Pros the Latest in Dealing with an Ever-Changing Workforce

Symposium to be held by Kent State University at Stark's Corporate University on July 20

As the business world continues to grow more dynamic and complex, so does the role of the human resource professional.

In response to this challenge, The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark will hold the 2017 Human Resource Symposium on Thursday, July 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township.

Designed for HR professionals, attendees will learn about the latest research on emerging trends and best solutions for dealing with tough concerns and tumultuous change.

“Participants will take away useful tools to put into practice and valuable new connections,” said Faith Sheaffer-Polen, director of The Corporate U. “The symposium is focused on how to prepare yourself and your workforce for the future. We are bringing presenters from multiple disciplines who have real-world experience and are experts in their field.”

There will be two keynote presentations and four breakout sessions. Keynote sessions include “Ignite Passion to Drive Bottom Line Results” with Mark Roberts, sales training manager for The Timken Company and “The Future of Work” with Amy Shannon, president of Pinnacle Leadership Solutions LLC and Sonya Weiland, founder of Your Partner in HR and president of WeilandWorks Consulting.

The breakout sessions will be led by professionals with expertise in current “hot-topics” of the workplace. Sessions include:

  • A plan for change
  • Communication, trust and respect in the workplace
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Motivating staff through appreciative inquiry

To register contact Mona Zink at 330-244-3508. Registration fee is $195. Attendees will receive five general HRCI and SHRM credits. 


POSTED: Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:49am
UPDATED: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:50am
Laura M. Massie