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    Date: October 13, 2016, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College, Riley 201
    $15.00 SHRM Members, $20.00 Non-Members, $5.00 SHRM Student Members. ***OCTOBER MEETING SPECIAL: Bring a guest, and your fee will be reduced to $5, PLUS your guest is free!
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    Deborah Jeffries, PHR, CPC, VP HR Answers

    Look into your crystal ball – what do you see?  How will the year or two impact the activities of HR professionals and organizations?  

    What should we be doing now to prepare for what is to come?  HR's role is undergoing massive transformation both in terms of name and function.  Based on current studies and surveys, this session will offer some thoughts and ideas on the issues and opportunities shaping the business environment and their implication for organizations wishing to be successful. 

    About the speaker: 

    Deborah Jeffries, PHR, CPC, Vice President, is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and has 28 years’ experience in the human resources field.  Deborah is also a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) through the International Guild of Professional Consultants.  She is the editor of HR Answers’ monthly newsletter, Advantage, and also manages the Willamette Valley Office.  As a consultant, she works with clients on their handbooks, policy manuals, employee relations, recruitment processes, employment, compliance, and most often their training needs.  Deborah’s past experience includes recruiting, training, education, sales, and marketing.  She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University

    As a trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, recruitment, orientation, performance management, recognition and retention, discharge, customer service, harassment, diversity,  improved communication styles, and most often Leadership and Supervisory skills.  Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty to Marylhurst University, Portland State University and Willamette MBA program, teaching business students key elements of human resources.  Deborah is an active member of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), and has served as Chapter President of her local human resources association.  She is a past Board Member of both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s Oregon State Council and SHRM Area V, which includes Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. 

    When Deborah isn’t in front of a class room presenting, she loves her down time.  She fills her time reading arts, crafts, and gardening.  Deborah likes growing her own food (BIG blueberries and strawberries among other fruit and vegetables).  She has her own rain barrel and is working on wind and solar power for the house next.  When she is not doing all of those things, she is a HUGE sports fan….GO Mariners and GO Seahawks!!!  Her teenage son plays baseball and is pretty darn good, if she does say so herself.  So in the Spring, Summer and even in the Fall you will find Deborah on the baseball field taking pictures and watching her son pitch!  And if you are looking for a friend for life, just supply Deborah with M&M’s and a Mocha Frappacino!

    Meeting Sponsorship:

    Founded in 1910, Hagan Hamilton Insurance has grown to be one of the largest independent agencies in the state of Oregon. With more than 45 insurance professionals specializing in Business Insurance, Home, & Auto Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, Retirement Planning and Flood Insurance we are prepared to handle all of your insurance needs.

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