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The HR Florida State Council
Representing key decision-makers in HR positions throughout the state. The HR Florida Review is published three times a year and mailed to more than 15,000 HR professionals.
August 17th 2016 

Ten Days Away and It's Gonna be Great, Gatsby!
What you need to know about the 38th Annual HR Florida Conference & Expo. The conference has been approved for 16 SHRM PDCs and 16 HRCI credits! Just want to attend the keynotes? $75 each or all three for $200.
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PHR / SPHR Exam Prep Webinar
The Continuing Education Department at CSU is excited to announce that we have joined forces with Distinctive HR to offer a Webinar Series PHR & SPHR Exam Prep course.

Want to Know what to Expect at the Conference?
Attendees, watch this video!
Sponsors and Exhibitors, watch this video!
Speakers, watch this video!

New to the HR Florida Conference Experience?
Attend a live, on-site Orientation session at 5 pm on Sunday.

Sunday Preconference Workshops Still Available
Preconference workshops are still available either as a separate event or as an enhancement of your conference experience. They offer HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Engaging, interactive, and relevant, the longer sessions offer a deep dive while the smaller audience size makes for great networking.

Download Conference Mobile App
Access session descriptions, speaker bios, speaker presentations, speaker evaluations, detailed exhibitor information, create a customized conference schedule and more!!

30-minute Boot Camp a great way to start Monday morning
Before we begin enriching our minds, let’s move our bodies. Kick-start your morning with a 30 minute, total body workout provided by FitKit CEO and corporate fitness guru Amie Hoff. All Fitness levels welcome! Pack tennis shoes and workout gear! Monday, August 29 at 5:45am with class running from 6-6:30am.

New this year: Discussion Dens!
Discussion dens are organic, small group chats and a chance to meet new people that have similar interests. We will have two boards by registration: one to submit your topics and one to show the selected topics and locations. Write in your topic or vote for one you already see on the board. The topics with the most votes will be assigned to a discussion den. We will send updates on the dens via the app, or check the board. We look forward to your topics and participation! Begins Sunday at 4 pm!

Ready, Set, Bid! Silent Auction
Excitement is building for SHRM Foundation Silent Auction. The SHRM Foundation will award more than 225 scholarships worth $295,000. In 2014 and 2015, HR Florida was one of the top 10 Fundraising State Councils so get ready to bid on these wonderful gifts.

Don’t miss the excitement with our sponsors and food and drink at the Opening Reception Monday 5:30 – 7:00 pm Expo Hall (followed by the Monday Night Social at 8 pm outside around the pool and lazy river)

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
Support our chosen conference charity that provides a safe, nurturing environment for abused, neglected, and troubled young people. There are three ways to help: (1) donate to wear jeans on Wednesday, (2) donate online, or (3) participate in the backpack project with your chapter or as an individual.

The Great Gatsby Experience at the HR Florida Conference!
Monday opening session kick-off * Monday and Tuesday refreshment break games * Time Warp Trio * Monday Night Social * Tuesday Gatsby Gala * Impromptu Gatsby Experience moments * Find out about all the great entertainment offered throughout the conference and schedule in the fun!

Time Warp Trio
Book time with our trio outside the Expo Hall and become the gangster, flapper, dapper or moll you want to be for the Gatsby Gala!

• Just Costumes provides costume rental choices for men and women beginning at $20.

• Epi Color Hair Salon, Inc. provides hair stylings plus handcrafted hats, headbands, head wraps, clips and all that jazz. Hair styling of the 20s available for men and women! Fast and perfect hair designs; you’ll be the bees’ knees!

• Tracie Carley, sales director with Mary Kay and Accentuate Beauty’s Lauren Huling give you the perfect peaches and cream complexion with smoky eyes and stunning red lips. Two makeup professionals ensure you look your Roaring 20s best!

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Upcoming Events 
August 29-31 2016 HR FLORIDA Conference & Expo
One of the premiere HR conferences in the nation.
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September 28-30 HR FLORIDA’S Executive Leadership Summit
An exclusive, invitation-only event that examines the unique challenges that confront those in HR at the highest levels of their organizations, attendees meet in a small, quiet setting with colleagues and renowned, progressive business thought leaders. September 28-30 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club Hotel in St. Petersburg. Registration is only $1,285 for this incredible event.
Mid-Florida SHRM’s All-Star Supervisors Conference
Your managers will be your MVPs after this full-day, interactive event teaching them to be the proactive, able leaders their teams need them to be. An all-new program that also builds on last year’s Rock Star Supervisors Conference. Held at the Polk State College Clear Springs campus in Bartow.
Positively HR! 2016 HR Tampa Conference and Expo presented by HR Tampa
Join the largest community of forward thinking HT professionals in Tampa Bay for a day of knowledge sharing, professional networking, and training. Held at the USF Marshall Student Center.
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Developing Executive Presence for Impact and Influence presented by Big Bend SHRM
24th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference
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