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    November Chapter Meeting: Transitioning Back to the Workplace Emotional Considerations for the HR Professional

    Date: November 12, 2020, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
    Webinar - Zoom
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    Powerpoint Presentation: Transitioning back to the Workplace - Emotional Considerations for the HR Professional.pdf

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM, Inc.
    November 12, 2020 Meeting Agenda


    11:50 AM      Business Meeting

    1200 NOON  Presentation 

    Topic:  Transitioning Back to the Workplace Emotional Considerations for the HR Professional

    Presenter:  Susie Owen, LCSW, LISW-CP, CEAP

    Susie Owen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. She received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1986 with a specialization in Health. For the past 28 years she has assisted both employers and employees in the workplace with their interpersonal skills and professional development. She provides this assistance through training, coaching, conflict resolution and organizational development services.

    Her specialties include Leadership Development, Risk Management, Team Development and Lifestyle Skills Development.  Susie finds it very rewarding to collaborate with organizations to assist in creating a healthy and productive work environment. She currently works as an affiliate account manager and trainer for All Points EAP & Organizational Services.

    Presentation Summary:   As we continue to process and deal with our "now normal" we are entering a new phase of adjustment which, for many of us, includes returning to the workplace. This can understandably evoke many different reactions in us as we continue to struggle with all the uncertainties of this current unprecedented experience.

    This 1-hour webinar will assist the HR professional with this process by covering the following:

    • Understanding the stressful impact of this disruptive event on the human condition and the impact on the workplace
    • Understanding the emotional pyramid of 7 needs for fostering resilience of returning employees.
    • Exploring and increasing an understanding of reactions, including both anticipatory and collective, within ourselves as HR professionals, as well as, within our returning employees.
    • Learning what to practice while assisting employees with re-acclimating to their work sites, along with positive coping techniques to model and encourage.
    • Emphasizing the leadership role of HR during the transitioning process, to include the 4 C’s of necessary communication for employee engagement.
    • Resources


    12:45 PM      Closing Remarks

    1:00 PM        Adjourn


    Pending: Approved for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    Pre-Approved for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute ® preapproved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.



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