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    September Chapter Meeting and Breakfast Presentation on 'Strategic Alignment and Succession Planning' with Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

    Date: September 8, 2017, 8:00am – 10:00am
    St. Andrew's Village
    No charge to chapter members or first time guests; $25.00 non-members payable on entry
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    September Chapter Meeting and Breakfast Presentation  on 'Strategic Alignment and Succession Planning' with Jonna Contacos-Sawyer

    Strategic goals identify how an organization intends to address its critical issues, considering both critical success factors and core competencies, in support of the mission and vision.  Goals drive actions and represent the general end toward which an organizational effort is directed.

    Strategic Planning is a long-term, generally 3 – 5 year process. This process is dynamic and must be continuously evaluated in the event changes are required.

    Goals address overall critical issues that drive broad programmatic or functional areas.  A goal should provide a sense of what level of performance is expected but it should not specify how the organization is to achieve the level of performance.

    The key to strategic planning is to understand how an organization operates, and to examine the external and internal environment to fully prepare to begin the process of strategic planning with the intent of optimizing organizational performance.

    This presentation will include:

    • An overview and benefits of the strategic planning process
    • Review the steps to strategic planning
    • Discuss how HR Professionals actively can get involved and help the C-Suite with strategic planning
    • Identify the pitfalls of strategic planning

    JONNA CONTACOSSAWYER has over 27 years of management and human resourceexperience, which she utilizes to lead HR Consultants, Inc. (HRC), a management andhuman resource consulting and training firm, in the capacity of President.

    Pending approval for HRCI and SHRM Credits

    No charge to 2017 chapter members or first time guests; $25.00 non-members payable on entry

    Please RSVP by email to

    Please park in spaces marked 'reserved for ICASHRM' and enter through the MAIN entrance as this meeting is not being held in the Bristol Court Dining Room.