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    June Chapter Meeting: How to Manage Drama in the Workplace

    Date: June 9, 2022, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
    Legacy Wealth Management Group Auditorium - 1971 English Tavern Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501
    $15 for Members and $20 for Guests
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    Registration: Click HERE to register!

    Schedule: 11:00 am - 11:30 am  Networking

                       11:30 am - 11:55 am  Business Meeting

                       12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Presentation


    Topic: How to Manage Drama in the Workplace

    • Highlight behaviors that keep us from high performance at work
    • Explore tactics to moving away from drama and into better organizational results.   
    • Understand the negative impact of drama in the workplace
    • Learn how to effectively confront and reduce "emotional waste"
    • Discover ways Human Resources can make a positive difference in promoting a more effective work environment

    Speaker: Karen Ackerman, Glad Manufacturing

    Karen has spent the last 20 years serving and leading a variety of human resources and talent disciplines, in multiple industries – including retail distribution, healthcare and manufacturing.  Throughout her career she continued to leverage her strengths in, strategic planning and business partnerships, employee relations and policy development, performance management, training and leadership development design and delivery and even culture and employee experience initiatives.  She’s currently the Plant HR Leader for Glad Manufacturing, Inc., a Clorox Company, located in Amherst, VA. 

    Frequently, the workplace environment presents us with circumstances for drama to thrive.  Have you ever experienced complaining, whining, hurt feelings, gossip, petty arguments, power struggles, or conflict?  HR professionals spend a significant amount of time responding to employees and managers on this very "human" side of work.  When we bring humans together, mix in business demands like strong performance and productivity, financial constraints, workplace stressors, varying personality styles, and much, much, more, there's a strong chance negative behaviors will show up too.  This session will shine a light on behaviors that keep us from high performance at work and explore tactics to moving away from drama and into better organizational results.   

    Approved for SHRM Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)

    Approved for HRCI Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)


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