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April Luncheon + Workshop:
Become a Positively Memorable HR Speaker - Inform, Inspire and Ignite

Guest Speaker: Jan Carothers, CPC

April 15, 2015
11:30am - 3:30pm
DoubleTree - Lloyd Center


Member: $50
Non-Member: $80

(Luncheon and Workshop only options are available)                                                                                                                         

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Become a Positively Memorable HR Speaker - Inform, Inspire and Ignite


When you’re called to speak on your feet, are you thrilled? Or chilled?


As an HR professional you speak and present often - to audiences with differing agenda, needs and expectations. Each time is a priceless opportunity - to connect with others, to convey powerful messages, influence thinking, and generate initiative and collaboration across your organization.


One of your most potent leadership tools is your ability to speak – to small groups and large! Creating high-value, captivating personal experiences for your listeners will enhance your reputation and will help create results worth celebrating.


You can speak confidently and memorably, with clarity, passion and energy. Communicate your core messages so others will engage, share and act on your information. As a lively communicator, you will be recognized for your expertise and speaking skills. Learn confidence-building techniques and tools of positively memorable business and professional speakers to apply to your own speaking tasks.


  • Enliven your language and delivery
  • Leverage your creativity to capture your audience’s interest
  • Trim your preparation time and remember your material
  • Humanize dry and detailed information.
  • Intrigue all learning styles


During the additional 2 hour energetic, content-filled workshop, you’ll explore practical ways to engage and encourage your listeners. You’ll create “sticky” messages, craft questions and activities that surprise, guide and galvanize your audiences to think differently, to take action and tackle tough challenges.Increase your presence using vocal variety, lively metaphors, stories and clear persuasive logic, to be positively memorable - from new employee orientation to coaching your management colleagues – to build pride, deepen loyalty and inspire great performance.


Jan Carothers, CPC

Business, government and nonprofit professionals and teams engage Jan as their speaking coach for their high stakes presentations; and to strengthen their organizational communication skills. Drawing on her theatre, speaking and training experience, she helps them win large contracts, influence opinion and engage their employees, stakeholders and constituents in taking positive action. Jan also provides customer service, communications and coaching training for managers and executives.


She heads Carothers Bornefeld and Assoc. Inc., a 27 year-old NW consulting, training, speaking, coaching and facilitation firm. A 20+ year member of National Speakers Association, she is a past president of NSA Oregon and has co-led its Professional Speaker Academy for six years. Previously, she has been an executive recruiter and recruiting manager, and earned the designation Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) from the National Association of Personnel Consultants. She is co-author of Hiring Champions, How to Attract, Hire and Retain Championship Caliber Employees, a hiring manual for small to mid-sized firms.

Strategic Management Conference

Registration is now open! 

Register before March 31st, for early bird pricing ($50 off)! 
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May 20, 2015 – Oregon Convention Center – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

PHRMA and our partner sponsor Davis Wright Tremaine are pleased to present the 10th annual Strategic HR Management Conference, “Tour de HR Portland: Are You Ready to Lead the Pack?”  The conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, and feature national and local speakers.  See the information below regarding speakers and topics.  Seven hours of HRCI and SHRM recertification credit for business management and strategy are pending.  Early bird registration is $225 for PHRMA members and $275 for non-PHRMA members until March 31, 2015.  Come join us for a day of education and networking! 


Conference Agenda:

Take Control of Your Time and Get More Out of Life!
Bethanne Kronick

A Relational Approach to
Empowered Leadership:
a Priority for People of Color
Yvonne Chang
Yvonne Chang Consulting

What We Believe That May Not be So: Implications for Managing People
Robert Greene
Reward Systems, Inc.

Strategies for Being an
Influential HR Exec
Michael Beck
Michael Beck International

If Your Organization Was an Airplane, Would it be Supersonic?
Don Everett
Workforce Interactive

Out of Joint? How Your Drug Policies and Testing Procedures Impact Culture, Satisfaction and Retention
Tamsen Leachman & Katherine Franklin
Littler Mendelson, PC

7 HRCI Business Management & Strategy Credits: PENDING
7 SHRM Recertification Credits: PENDING



Registration for the NHRMA Oregon Human Resource Academy is now open!


The Academy is pre-Approved for 19.5 SHRM PDCs and 19.5 HRCI Recertification Credits.


Click here for registration rates, and to register today.

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

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