No matter how large or small an organization is, it is essential that there is direction and structure in place around HR policies that protect the organization and its most valuable asset: people. In today’s changing environment, HR professionals must be well-informed business partners as well as strategic leaders. This course will provide participants with a strategic view of human resources management and give them an opportunity to see how strategies implemented in HR actually fit into the strategic plan of the organization.
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Apply strategic human resource development concepts to business issues
- Develop a human capital strategy plan
Evaluate best practices in HR systems design
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Stephanie Hodge is CEO and Principal Consultant for Essex Consulting, LLC; a consulting firm providing Human Resource and business consulting for small and mid-sized companies. She has over 20 years of global HR experience leading teams in North America, Canada, and South America, in the financial services, software/technology, and non-profit industries. Her diverse background examples service as facilitator for executing new processes, and developing employees at all levels.
Stephanie is known as a transformational leader with experience facilitating change and growth in performance management, talent development and succession planning, and strategic HR management. Stephanie serves as a trusted advisor and coach to CEO’s and senior leadership. Under her leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta was the proud recipient of the “2016’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award.
Stephanie’s philosophy is to help businesses develop and execute strategies that achieve organizational success, through the development of their people. Stephanie enjoys aligning people strategies that support business goals, adding a personal touch, by utilizing her HR expertise to resolve business challenges.
Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR), holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University; and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Business Administration. She is board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in HR (NAAAHR); and is an active member of the Society for HR Management (SHRM) Atlanta and National Chapters.