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February Luncheon: Common Sense Talent Management Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Hunt

February 18, 2015
11:30am - 1:00pm
DoubleTree - Lloyd Center


Member: $25
Non-Member: $40
HRCI - Pending

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The world is going through unprecedented business and technological changes. But one thing remains constant: people. As people experts, HR leaders should be at the forefront guiding organizations through these changes. But many HR organizations are stuck in largely administrative roles. This session discusses HR leadership concepts drawn from Dr. Hunt’s new book Common Sense Talent Management. We will review important changes affecting the future of work and its impact on HR leadership, and explore methods for designing and deploying strategic HR methods to support strategic business needs.

Dr. Hunt’s main focus will be to provide you techniques to build HR leadership credibility with business leaders, how to avoid common mistakes that undermine the strategic value of HR, and methods for linking HR methods to business needs.

The difference between Administrative & Strategic HR

  • Why both are critical, yet being good at one does not mean you are good at the other

The critical role of strategic HR in a world of change

  • How demographic and technological changes are impacting the labor market
  • Myths and realities are changes in work and changes in workers
  • Defining the role of HR leaders in a world of constant change

Positioning HR as experts in strategy execution

  • Developing HR strategies that non-HR leaders will understand and appreciate
  • Rethinking core HR processes taking in to account innovations in technology
  • Helping business leaders understand strategies and decisions from an employee perspective
  • Driving effective adoption of talent management methods


Dr. Steven Hunt is Senior Vice President of Customer Value at SuccessFactors where he guides development and implementation of technology-enabled solutions to maximize workforce engagement and productivity.  Dr. Hunt has over 20 years experience designing systems for a variety of human resource applications including performance management, staffing, employee development, culture change, workforce transformation, and succession planning.  A recognized expert on strategic human resources, Dr. Hunt has played a pivotal role in the implementation of systems that have improved productivity and engagement of millions of employees working for hundreds of companies ranging from small start up organizations to the largest employers in the world.  An active author and presenter, Dr. Hunt has written two widely respected books on HR process design and implementation:   “Commonsense talent management: using strategic human resources to increase company performance” (Wiley Press, 2014) and “Hiring success:  the art and science of staffing assessment and employee selection” (Wiley Press, 2007).

Certification Study Group

Dates: Every Tuesday: February 10th through May 5th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: DeVry University: 9755 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 150 Portland, OR 97225

The Portland Human Resource Management Association, Inc. (PHRMA) currently conducts two certification Study Groups each year. The Spring Study Group starts in February to prepare participants for the May - July examination dates. The benefits of joining the Study Group include materials specific to prepare for the exam, presentations by experts from our HR community, networking with other HR professionals preparing for the exam, as well as tips for exam preparation and overcoming general test anxiety.  This study group will prepare you for the HRCI or SHRM certifications.  We use materials and information from both resources as well as others.

Download a copy of the study group registration form HERE. Please fax completed form to the PHRMA office at fax# 503-655-6490 or email to: 

For additional information on how to register, please contact the PHRMA office at 503-655-6474. For general information related to the Certification Study Group, please contact: Kyle Abraham or Amy Colvin at

Strategic Management Conference

May 20, 2015
Oregon Convention Center 

Registration opening in February!

Watch your mail for an Early Bird registration discount!

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Portland Human Resource Management Association
121 SW Morrison, Suite 900
Portland, OR 97204

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