November 21, 2013
Chapter Meeting Spotlight


Five Areas Where HR Departments Can Help Executive Teams Succeed
Earl Bell, author, professional keynote speaker, and the principal and founder of Island Crest Consulting, LLC
December 12, 2013
Bellevue Club, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm


Using the metaphor of what it takes to build a world-class Little League program, this informative, entertaining and inspiring speech provides a framework to position HR departments as partners to Executive teams focused on achieving business success.

Learning Objectives:  
  • Importance of defining success - Ensure it is well-known and not a well-kept secret throughout the organization.
  • Understanding your unique value proposition - Employees that do not appreciate their value and uniqueness are at risk of becoming disengaged at work.
  • Building the right culture - Culture eats business strategy for lunch.
  • Developing leaders and teams - Strong teams need more leaders and fewer managers.
  • Creating alignment - Achieving business success happens quicker and more often when teams work together.
Value to Attendees:
Attendees will be able to identify and articulate the five key areas where HR departments can partner with executive teams to develop the foundation for creating a road map to business success.

About Our Speaker
: EARL BELL is the author of Winning in Baseball and Business, keynote speaker, and the principal and founder of Island Crest Consulting, LLC. He has served in the Chief Financial Officer role for numerous companies throughout North America. Earl coaches and consults with owners and executives by teaching them how to reduce the time it takes to improve profitability. 
Earl believes that "Everything you need to know about business, leadership and team building can be learned from Little League baseball". 

Recertification Credits: This program has been approved for 1 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


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