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HR Florida State Council
Representing key decision-makers in HR positions throughout the state. HR Florida Review is published three times a year and mailed to more than 15,000 HR professionals.

2016 HR Florida Conference & Expo
A power-packed conference full of insight, networking, and entertainment is available this summer at the beautiful Bonnet Creek Hilton. Register now!!! Discounted registrations available through April 30.

Chapters, use these videos to encourage businesses to become conference sponsors and if they do, you can earn 10% of their sponsorship fees to support your chapter. Be sure to follow the appropriate procedure for this! Use the attendee video to convince your supervisor to send you to the HR Florida Conference and to encourage your membership and colleagues to go, too!

Conference Volunteer Opportunities Available
There is no better way to give back to the HR profession than to be a part of the execution of the best HR conference in Florida! Visit the volunteer registration website to sign up for the volunteer opportunities that interest you the most!

Conference Ambassadors use Games to Generate Excitement
If you are a conference ambassador, e-mail Entertainment chair J. Lenora Bresler at for games you can play before or during your meetings to get people excited about the upcoming state conference.

Chapters Planning Social Events at the Conference
Many chapters traditionally host their own social events the Monday evening of the state conference. Entertainment chair J. Lenora Bresler urges you to incorporate our enhanced Monday night Cocktail Party around the pool (8-10 pm) into your chapter plans.

The Jazz Age Never Looked so Good!
For those who want to attend the Tuesday night Great Gatsby Gala in grand style, a costume store will be on site for you to rent men’s and women’s costumes with accessories. Costumes can be returned Wednesday morning.

Join the Manny Craze!
The 1920s was one fad after another and the hottest fad right now is Manny the Manatee, the official mascot of the 2016 HR Florida Conference!Join in on the fun and enjoy Manny’s crazy adventures! #HRFL16!

Nominate Worthy Chapters and Individuals by June 30th!
Chapter Excellence Awards:HR Florida’s Chapter Excellence Awards Program recognizes chapter contributions and demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following core leadership areas:• College Relations • Diversity • Global Affairs • Legislative Affairs • Membership • Workforce Readiness • Certification

Seven chapters win Platinum, SHRM's highest status award:
• SHRM Emerald Coast • Big Bend SHRM • HR Tampa • Mid-Florida SHRM
• HRMA of Martin County • Greater Miami SHRM • Florida Keys SHRM

Only Four Districts to Complete Political Coverage
We at HR Florida are known as “cutting edge” on a plethora of issues and initiatives. This year we have the unique opportunity to lead the nation again! We are poised to become the largest state with complete coverage of all congressional districts with our A-Team Captains. However, we need your help!

Department of Defense Award Presented to the Greater Miami Chapter
During the HR Florida State Council meeting on April 9, Peter Caspari of the Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented the prestigious Seven Seals Award to Gigi Glazer, President of the Greater Miami Chapter.

Help Us Invite Leading CHROs to an Exclusive Event
The HR Executive Leadership Summit is an exclusive invitation-only summit, presented by the HR Florida State Council. It examines the unique challenges that confront those in HR at the highest levels of their organizations.

Read HR Mouth of the South
Read interesting commentary and get in on the discussion! In 2010 we launched HR Mouth of the South, a business blog that focuses on human resources, leadership, professional development and social media.

Upcoming Events
Spring into Action and Beyond
There are many opportunities for obtaining needed CEUs during the next few months as various Florida SHRM chapters host HR conferences and special events.
Re-Imagine HR, OTCE Annual Conference, sponsored by Suncoast HR, Clearwater
The South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management Inc. (SBSHRM) and the Space Coast Human Resource Association Inc. (SCHRA) located in Brevard County have collaborated to present a conference for the benefit of local business professionals.
NW Florida Executive Leadership Summit
Fearless Leadership - The Meaning of Courage and Self Belief
Greater Pensacola Legal Conference and Vendor Fair on Wednesday
Held at the Pensacola Bay Center, registration begins at 7:45 am, with the conference scheduled from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm.Registration is $150, which includes a buffet breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
2016 HRPBC Conference & Expo, sponsored by HR Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
The Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County Conference & Expo is the Chapter's annual conference, attracting more than 250 human resource professionals representing varied industries and businesses.
Volusia Flagler Business Expo, sponsored by Volusia Flagler SHRM, Daytona Beach
Monthly Program Meeting
5th Annual Tri-County Event – HR Takes Center Stage -SHRM SWFL, Charlotte County SHRM, and Collier
Sign In, Continental Breakfast, and Vendor Showcase
Unique Event brings together managers and HR professionals for two great sessions:Mid-Florida SHRM Strategic Management Workshop at Florida Southern College
Management Courage - Having the Heart of a Lion
Strategic HR - The Normal Play Book Won’t Get You There
Master Series:Engagement + Innovation, sponsored by Big Bend
Apply Dale Carnegie’s famous principles for gaining cooperation and engagement, understand the values that drive our team member’s behavior, & explore ways to build pride in your organization & inspire higher levels of performance.
HR Tallahassee Conference & Expo, sponsored by Big Bend SHRM, Tallahassee
This is a daylong event providing Human Resource professionals, business owners and managers with information and education on topics important to businesses today and into the future.

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Pleaselet us know what is happening in your chapter! The newsletter goes out the 3rdWednesday of every month and you can submit news all month long. If youhave news or pictures that you would like to have included in the newsletteryou may email them to or
Are you looking for a local Human Resources event?
The HRFlorida State Council is pleased to provide you with our CommunityCalendarinpartnershipwith its 28 affiliate chapters. This calendar containsinformation related to human resources related events across the state.Next time you travel, make sure to check out the calendar to see if a localchapter has an event that you can attend!
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