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    March Meeting

    Date: March 8, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Cullman Chamber of Commerce
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    Our meeting will be on March 8, 2017 at the Cullman Chamber of Commerce from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

    Lunch will be provided!

    Our speaker will be Brandi McKinney. Brandi is a ten-year veteran of HR.  A graduate of The University of Alabama, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2001) and a Master of Arts in Management (2006).  Brandi attained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations in 2014.   She currently serves as HR Director at Alabama Credit Union in Tuscaloosa.

    She will be speaking to us on When Disaster Strikes:  HR Leadership in Times of Crisis

    When crisis occurs, HR professionals need to serve as a leader for organizations coping with trauma, rebuilding, and business continuity.  Alabama Credit Union was the subject of three-hour armed hostage standoff that involved eleven employees.  Working through a critical incident such as this will add to your perspective in ways that daily operations in HR can never teach you.  I wish to share my experiences so that other HR professionals can share in the lessons I learned and apply them if they ever experience a similar crisis. 

    Learning objectives include:

    • Understanding how even the best disaster recovery plan may need be modified
    • Communications and media relations plans
    • Assessing and operating within your “locus of control”
    • Understanding how your reactions and responses will be viewed- and emulated- by others
    • Short-term and long-term potential effects on your team members
    • The importance of immediate and ongoing support for employees, and resources for how each can be accomplished 
    • Debriefing with your leadership team for better future application

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