Human Resources: The Juggler’s Lament
“Times are changing!” We’ve been told and heard this ongoing statement by progressive and non-progressive people alike. Maximizing human capital is more complex than simply hiring people and distributing paychecks! The quandary for H.R. professionals today, is the dichotomy between developing relationships and operating in a technological environment. The stock of human capabilities and knowledge has been commonly overlooked for years.
In this workshop, you will learn relevant concepts, research findings, and workplace applications related to the importance of human resource professionals in organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the initial step of understanding the relevance of theories, so they can serve as a useful tool for decision makers in a global society and future economy.
We will explore some of the causes and the consequences that current changes/trends can have for both the individual and the organization. Ultimately, this training is designed to help participants see human resources as something to be managed for the beneficial outcomes of everyone in the workplace.
Identify current trends in the Human Resource profession.
Explore recruiting practices in the future of Human Resources.
Discuss the various contributors to the expectations of new employees coming to Human Resources
Review the strategies for Human Resource professionals to implement for managing and maintaining a healthy and productive workplace.
About our Speaker
Donita Whitney-Bammerlin earned her Ph.D. in Education from Kansas State University. She currently teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Diversity, and Training and Development for the Department of Management and previously directed the Honors Program for the College of Business Administration. Donita has been facilitating training and designing curricula for the development of professional growth in learning communities over the past 25 years. Her broad experiences include 12 years in public education. She taught in a one-room school for five years in Nebraska and after that, was elected as a County Official filling the role of Superintendent of Schools for Keya Paha County. She has trained ag producers with the Borrower Training Program, for 10 years she has instructed leadership content as part of the Pre-Command courses at Ft. Leavenworth, and has facilitated leadership training in communities dealing with: environmental issues; economic development; health, safety & wellness; and all aspects of youth and adult leadership
Her engagements have been at the local, regional, national, and international level including corporate organizations, civic groups, and government agencies. She has expertise in the areas of leadership, communication, dealing with difficult people, change, managing a diverse workplace, and team building. In addition to her faculty responsibilities in these areas, she is active as an advisor to multiple student organizations on the K-State campus and serves on several national committees dealing with agriculture, youth, environment, and health related issues. Some of her accomplishments include: the distinction of being named the Sam Walton Fellow through her coaching responsibilities with the K-State Enactus team; receiving Region Six Outstanding Advising Award from Golden Key International; was awarded the 2007 Presidential Teaching Award for her excellence in the classroom; and in 2014, was selected as the Edgerley Outstanding Instructor Fellow for the College of Business.