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    Core to HR: Igniting Ideas & Innovation with Josef Martens

    Date: April 20, 2018, 7:45am – 9:30am
    Cumberland Valley SHRM Chapter
    Homewood Suites
    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
    $20.00 MEMBERS $25.00 Non Members (Guests or individuals who have not paid 2017 dues), all of our event fees are non-refundable
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    Please RSVP by Wednesday, 4/18/18 by registering on our website link here- Register Here

    7:45 am -8:15 am - Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking

    8:15 am - 8:30 am  - CVSHRM Update

    8:30 am-  9:30 am -  Program 

    Core to HR: Igniting Ideas & Innovation will highlight the importance and possibilities of HR as a driver for innovation across the organization. HR professionals will leave this program with new ways to ignite ideas and drive innovation in their teams and across the entire enterprise. We will discuss specific tools that can be applied right away to boost innovation enterprise-wide and thereby become trusted advisors in the conversations with the core business units. As an additional outcome, HR professionals will learn impactful ways to increase their access to and influence with the senior leader of the operating business. When HR professionals use the steps outlined in this program, they can share new value with the C-Suite and the leadership of the operating units.

    As a result of participating in this program, HR participants will:

    • Understand and apply models that are the foundation of all relationships that drive ideas and innovation
    • Know the concept of the “Human Elements of Innovation”, be able to determine their profile and apply specific approaches to improve stakeholder relationships using all five variables of the Human Elements Model
    • Be well-versed in a socially acceptable way to deal with conflict and put hard truths on the table to gain greater clarity and clear obstacles
    • Know how to apply the dynamics of influence to achieve results, create ideas and drive innovation

    Josef Martens PhD CSP helps organizations move their innovation efforts from good to great. Having completed his PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded several patents in the field of OLEDs (the materials that are used for high-end TV and phone displays). After his deep-dive into science, he went on to become a leader of scientists, engineers and other extraordinary experts in their fields. With a bit of distance from the benches, Josef realized that implementing new solutions is not just about expertise in technologies or about fostering a creative genius. Success is also not about processes or systems. While all of these are important, something else is often overlooked: the human behaviors, personal skills and ways of being that each person brings to the table. These are the drivers that turn ideas into innovations. Josef uses his expertise to help individuals and organizations Power-Up their quest for new solutions. For nearly two decades, Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across five continents for client organizations such as Merck&Co, Daimler, AstraZeneca, Siemens, 4-H Council, NASA, the Department of Defense, ASQ, PMI and many more. Josef is a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned international designation of the National Speakers Association. Only about 700 speakers worldwide hold this honor for speaking excellence.