Upcoming events

    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)

    Join us for our March lunch meeting! 

    Human Resources professionals play a critical role in increasing an organization’s bottom line while simultaneously impacting productivity, retention, profitability, and innovation. This program is designed to positively impact those key areas by revealing engagement and retention strategies proven to increase individual and organizational value. Learners will understand how to leverage engagement strategies to positively effect multiple business functions, while focusing on the target of achieving larger organizational goals. This program is designed to stimulate critical thinking and questioning around performance management while developing individual skills that will help foster an engaged workforce.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learners will be able to demonstrate and justify why improving employee engagement is critical in their organization based on the latest national employee engagement data, as well as their own data.
    • Learners will be able to expand their role and that of the HR department through the analysis of key, employee engagement performance indicators while benefiting from new partnerships across business units.
    • Learners will be able to implement and gauge the effectiveness of the 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement throughout their organization.

    *WORKSHOP - $30 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm**

    Pre-Approved for 2 Strategic HRCI and 2 SHRM PDCs

    Developing the 5 Keys to Genuine Employee Engagement 

    Description: HR plays a critical role in increasing an organization's bottom line, while simultaneously impacting its vision, mission, and goals. This program will positively impact those key areas by developing and implementing engagement and retention strategies that will increase individual and organizational value, with a focus on aligning those responsibilities across all business units. Learners will understand how to leverage engagement strategies to positively effect different business functions across their organization and enter into critical partnerships with other departments, while focusing on the target of achieving larger organizational goals. This program will help to improve participant's skills in strategic planning that are crucial to capacity building, increasing critical thinking around performance management, and develop overall leadership effectiveness.

    The learners will be able to:

    1.More effectively analyze an organization's engagement through the objective use of surveys/questions.

    2.Develop skills for understanding the external and internal factors that trigger genuine employee engagement throughout the organization and develop a plan to manage and maximize those skills.

    3.Understand the latest trends in empathetic leadership skills and develop the competencies necessary to increase genuine employee engagement throughout the organization.

    4.Develop organizational key performance indicators for recognizing hidden leaders, developing talent, and increasing retention through the use of genuine employee engagement strategies.

    First Quarter Community Cause

    Among other services, Valerie’s House provides open-ended peer support groups and activities for children to heal after a significant loss in their life. Valerie's House is not a formal counseling center, it is a community and a platform for individuals to come together, and share and mentor one another through grief. There is nothing of this kind in Southwest Florida — Valerie’s House was the first organization between Tampa and Miami focused on supporting grieving children on an ongoing basis.

    Click Here for Valerie's House Wish List

    Luncheon only prices:

    Cost for Students: $15

    Cost for Members: $25

    Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $30

    Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $30


    Please RSVP by Monday, March 9, 2020.

    No shows will be billed.


    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Downtown SoHo - 1406 Hendry St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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    Please join us for our Q1 Networking & New Member Welcome Event!Join us at Downtown Fort Myers at Downtown SoHo to network with SHRM SWFL members, FGCU Student Chapter members, and guests!This event is FREE to SHRM SWFL Chapter Members and SHRM Members at Large. $15 for Non-SHRM SWFL members and guests Registration includes 1 drink ticket and hors d' oeuvres. See you there!
    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)

    Join us for our April lunch meeting! 

    In this session, you will learn how a focus on culture gives a competitive advantage for talent, discover ways to improve the candidate and employee experience without adding additional resources, understand the 10 questions to ask your employees in order to find out how you are doing as a company and multiple templates will be provided.

    Meet Your Presenter

    Elizabeth co-founded Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS) in 2006 and Baldwin Risk Partners (BRP) in 2012 and now serves as the COO of BKS.  BKS consistently posts industry-leading growth and superior client retention rates and is the recipient of numerous local and national awards, which recognize the firm’s growth and excellence in the insurance industry and as an employer.

    Elizabeth was Senior Vice President of Wachovia Insurance Services and led both their regional Benefits Administration Operations and national Bank Sales Integration efforts when she left after an 18-year tenure. During that time, Elizabeth managed Wachovia’s largest employee benefits group client as well as Wachovia’s largest Fortune 50 client.

    Today, as COO, Elizabeth is responsible for the oversite of the firm.  All the while still leading the Employee Benefits Group. Elizabeth specializes in effectively managing the benefits cost of large, complex experienced rated or self-funded groups, while ensuring employers remain compliant. She is particularly passionate about translating an employer’s unique culture to their benefits offering to increase employee engagement. A pioneering insurance geek, Elizabeth obtained her Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has taught a number of CEBS courses. She was chosen as one of Tampa Bay’s 40 under 40 in 2001 and is an active member of most medical insurance companies’ broker councils.

    Elizabeth recently completed more than a decade of board service for Tampa Bay’s Lowry Park Zoo, most recently as the Secretary and Treasurer of their Endowment Foundation. Elizabeth is a current Member of the Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of Tampa Bay and the chairperson of the personnel committee at First Presbyterian Church of Tampa. She has been a member of the Junior League of Tampa for 20 years and is a member of Lifepath Hospice Women of Philanthropy. Elizabeth has a finance degree from the University of South Florida.  She and her husband have two sons, and she enjoys spending time with them doing anything outside, even pulling weeds.

    Cost for Students: $15

    Cost for Members: $25

    Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $30

    Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $30


    Please RSVP by Monday, April 13, 2020.

    No shows will be billed.


    • 29 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Lee County Public Education Center - 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901
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    19th Annual Tri-County HR Conference

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Lee County Public Education Center | 2855 Colonial Blvd. | Ft. Myers

    Registration is now Open!

    Join us for a full day of learning and networking! We are pleased to announce the theme for our upcoming Tri-County HR conference:

    Lighting the Fire - Reigniting our passion for all things HR!


    Significance In Simple Moments - Jon Petz, Motivational & Business Leadership Keynote Speaker, Magician

    Inclusion and Diversity - Emily Dickens J.D., Corporate Secretary, Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs, SHRM

    HR Expert Panel – Angela Pruitt, Joyce Nelson, Mike Boose & Chris Cunningham 

    Re-certification credits are pending from HRCI and SHRM

    Conference Registration

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    *Members – must be a current member of Charlotte County SHRM, HR Collier or SHRM SWFL Chapters

    Not a member, join your local chapter today to take advantage of member pricing!

    Charlotte County www.ccshrm.shrm.org

     Collier County www.hrcollier.org 

    Lee County - click "Join Us' in the blue bar above

    Payment may be made through PayPal or by check payable to SHRM SWFL and mailed to:


    P.O. Box 61984

    Fort Myers, FL 33906-1984

    (for any billing questions, please reach out to Katie Gossic at treasurer.shrmswfl@gmail.com)

    Payment must be received by Friday, May 10, 2020 to hold your registration! Payments made at the event will be charged the standard conference rate

    Dress Code: Business attire

Address: 144 Street Name, City, State, Country, Postal Code

Phone: +1 (877) 493-60-90


Location of Crowne Plaza

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