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    November Dinner Meeting

    Date: November 14, 2011, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begin at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre-registered: members $40, non-members $50 and students $20; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for 1.0 STRATEGIC recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    Shifting from Advocate to HR Strategy Architect:

    Defining Strategies for Military Talent Engagement

    Presented by:

    Sherrill Curtis, Curtis Group, LLC

    Program Description

    Shift gears from being military friendly to military ready in this comprehensive mini-workshop addressing the full business cycle from successful outreach through ongoing engagement.  Learn strategies tied to business goals that deliver key operational results.  From Leadership championing, through interviewing, accommodations, bridging cultures, performance management and succession planning, this highly interactive mini-workshop delivers with adaptable case studies and resources for organizations large and small. 

    This workshop is designed to offer you strategies for every aspect of the hiring and retention process for military connected talent.  You will discover easy-to-apply tips for effectively recruiting, hiring and retaining military veterans, transitioning service members, and our men and women serving in the National Guard and Reserve.  The program will also include workplace strategies for military spouses and families.  Learn from successful examples of workplace strategies to maximize this talent pool.

    Our speaker, Sherrill Curtis, SPHR, brings this special adaptation of the SHRM 2011 annual conference workshop to us, guiding step by step so you may develop the critical phases of an effective engagement action plan that's right for your organization.  Participants receive a Strategy Planning Workbook.

    About the Speaker: Sherrill Curtis, SPHR

    As the Principal and Creative Director of her human resource consultancy practice, Curtis Consulting Group, LLC, Sherrill specializes in strategic human resource and business management solutions offering fun, highly interactive skill development workshops and personalized career coaching.  In addition to her individual clients, her diverse corporate clients include:  The Society for Human Resource Management, Mont Blanc of North America, Liberty National Golf Club, InterExchange USA, Gruenenthal USA, Sun Chemical USA, Twinings Tea of North America, The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, Bergen and Hudson County Community Colleges and LVMH Watch & Jewelry.

    Sherrill is currently creating and producing for SHRM a series of on-line awareness and learning tools for Human Resource professionals to connect with, support and engage military connected talent in the workplace.  This project, "Behind the Lines", launches in November, 2011.  It is produced in support of the national initiative "Joining Forces" led by First Lady, Michelle Obama, along with Jill and Vice President, Joe Biden.

    As a highly rated national guest speaker, her in-person and radio guest speaking engagements focus on strategies for successfully integrating those differently abled and Veterans in the workplace, HR best practices, communications, critical thinking, strategic architect style HR leadership, skill and career development. She serves on numerous Advisory Boards; is Workforce Readiness Director for the Garden State Council-SHRM; VP Workforce Readiness for Morris County-SHRM; Co-Founder for the Women’s Institute at Bergen Community College; and adjunct faculty with several NJ colleges.  Her passion is to assist others in discovering then following a career path that brings joy to their lives.

    Our Non-Profit Organization

    Our featured non-profit organization this month is closely affiliated to the topic of hiring military veterans, and also close to the heart of Sherrill, as she is the Executive Creative and Development Director.  The Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Its’ target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Its’ aim is to help them transition to civilian work life successfully.

    At Tip of the Arrow Foundation we provide free personalized one-on-one career coaching services for our returning heroes from the Global War on Terror and Veterans in employment transition so they may successfully secure the next step in their career – employment, entrepreneurship or education. Through our on site programs at demobilization centers and ongoing career coaching services, Veterans are empowered to successfully and smoothly transition to the civilian world of work.

    We know that it is not always the people with the best skills that get the job, but the people who market themselves the best to capture the attention of potential employers. Tip of the Arrow Foundation coaches returning soldiers and Veterans to identify the Thread of Excellence® that runs through their military service, and create the narrative that translates military experience into a powerful civilian employment message.

    Tip of the Arrow Foundation’s commitment to returning GWOT Veterans is to prepare them to be the most competitive and informed job seekers providing them with all the job sourcing, preparation skills and resources necessary to win in today’s job market. More information at: