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AU FSBT SHRM Virtual Chapter Webcast


The session was recorded on 6/19/19 and available for on-demand viewing on the events page of the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter website.


The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior

Presenter: Eric M. Bailey, President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

Speaker Profile: Eric M. Bailey is President of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing leadership and communication consulting firms in the US. Eric has a unique set of experiences that includes helping NFL Pro-Bowler Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhino, doing barrel rolls in an F-16, and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard.

Eric created the Principles of Human Understanding™, a communication methodology based on brain science and psychology. He is a bestselling author and featured on Huffington Post and Forbes. His portfolio includes work with Google Inc, the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, Phoenix Police Department, and many more. Preview Eric’s style at (

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Description: We can count dozens of examples every day of people acting irrationally. This irrational behavior can cause us frustration and upset. What if we lived in a world where we were free from the burden of dealing with stupidity all around us? Imagine what we’d be able to accomplish.

In this session, Eric will explain how the Principles of Human Understanding™ (a communication and collaboration methodology rooted in brain science and psychology) can help you improve every relationship in your life personally and professionally.

We will explore how an HR team, using this methodology, can be much more effective. Rather than obsess over rules to modify behavior, we will learn to look a layer deeper and try to understand the psychology behind the actions. Solutions will involve the use of storytelling, application of experience, and teaching.




AU FSBT SHRM Virtual Chapter Webcast


The session was recorded on 5/30/19 and available for on-demand viewing on the events page of the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter website.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your job search!

Presenter: Grace Williamson, M.S., Director, Career Services & Alumni Relations, Ashford University
Speaker Profile: Grace Williamson serves as the Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at Ashford University. Grace joined Ashford University from QualiTest, where she was the U.S. Head of People & Talent. She has a background in the education sector, having served as the Associate Director of Recruitment and Employer Relations at Princeton University, where she developed and executed an on-campus recruitment strategy and employer relations program, co-authored the Princeton Career Services Annual Report that summarized post-graduation placement, and advised Fortune 500 C-Suite level leaders on their talent acquisition strategies and culture development. Additionally, she has held leadership positions at American Public University Services and the United States Military Academy, overseeing the support needs of thousands of students, alumni, and their respective groups.

Grace’s educational background includes an M.S. in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University and a B.A. in Speech Communication with a minor in English from Baylor University.

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Description: Is your goal in 2019 to get a new job? Have you ever spent hours updating your resume, posting it, waiting to be contacted, and not getting the response you were hoping for? Have you ever wondered after you have spent hours updating your resume if you have incorporated the kinds of words and phrases the applicant tracking systems will pick up? The job search process can be daunting. Grace Williamson is an expert on the secrets of SEO for your resume. Keeping accuracy in mind on every resume, there are words and phrases that the software systems are set up to look for and rule you out or in! One word or acronym can make a difference as to whether you are selected for an interview. Don’t miss this enlightening session!



Change Management


The session was recorded on 4/18/19 and available for on-demand viewing on the events page of the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter website.

Description: In this webinar, Dr. MeLisa Rogers introduced new approaches and models proven to help HR professionals to effectively focus on the basic needs of today’s workforce to successfully identify and manage change. She presented and discussed the application and use of change models in the workplace. Interventions and activities were identified that can be utilized to effectively manage change. There was a discussion as to how to effectively lead a change effort to improve performance using contemporary Organizational Development techniques.



Building Your Competencies in Human Resources Management

Join Zoom Meeting:    To join LIVE, please use this link.When: 2/15/19 at 12:00 PST/1:00 MST/2:00 CST/3:00 EST

The session will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on the events page of the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter website.

Presenter: John Hawk will provide an overview of these 9 HR competencies and his perspective on the critical behaviors and knowledge necessary to be successful in business and HR today.

Description: The SHRM Competency Model identifies what it takes to be a successful HR professional – across all career levels, job roles, and job functions. SHRM worked with HR professionals around the globe to create the model, which:

    • Defines the competencies and knowledge necessary for effective practice as an HR professional.
    • Supports HR practitioners in their career and professional development.
    • Helps organizations build approaches to identify and cultivate high-quality HR leaders, individual contributors, and teams.

Guest Presenter Profile: John Hawk is a Staff Sergeant and Petroleum Supply Specialist instructor at the Petroleum & Water Department at Fort Lee, Virginia. He earned an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Central Texas College; a Bachelor of Arts in Operations Management & Analysis from Ashford University; and is a recent graduate of the Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree program, with specializations in Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Management. John also served as the 2018 AU FSBT SHRM Chapter Vice President and is currently a doctoral learner working toward a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Development with a specialization in Organizational Diversity.

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Developing a Career as a Veteran in Human Resources Management

When: Tuesday, November 13th 11:45 AM-12:15 PM PST

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Dr. Katie Thiry, Program Chair Human Resources Management (Moderator);

Phillip Dana, Vice President Talent Acquisition, HR Ops & Total Rewards;

Christina Matos, Director of HR Shared Services

This session is moderated by Dr. Katie Thiry, Program Chair Human Resources Management, and consists of a panel of HR experts sharing their experiences transitioning from the military to a career in HR. This panel discussion is hosted on the Ashford Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC) platform which brings together faculty, staff, students, and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss the issues related to the online environment. (Links to an external site.)


Interview Ideas to Get the Job of Your Dreams

When: Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 12pm PST/2pm CST/3pm EST

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Telephone numbers: 1- 669-900-6833 / 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 631 131 919

Presenter:  Lori Kleiman, HRTopics

In this webinar, HR expert Lori Kleiman will be providing interview tips. Learn about the various styles of interviews and questions that are most common today. The goal is to get you ready for your next interview – and teach you some options to use in your current job as well!


Professional Branding on LinkedIn, Part 2 of a 3-part Series

Date:  7/20/18

Presenter:  Joey Price

Description: In this presentation, special guest, Joey Price, will be reviewing strategies on using LinkedIn and job searching. Joey is a recent SHRM Top 30 Under 30 award winner, one of Forbes Magazine’s Kevin Kruse’s Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts in the World, and frequently cited HR and Startup Thought Leader in publications such as Forbes, HR Magazine, Inc., Businessweek, AMEX Open Forum, Money Magazine, and more.


Tips on Resume Writing, Part 1 of a 3-part Series

Date:  5/21/18

Presenters:  Rebecca Davis & Jaime Jordan

Description: In this webinar, subject matter experts Rebecca Davis and Jaime Jordan will provide tips on Resume Writing while conducting live reviews of resumes.


An Online Learning Success Story: Journey to becoming Chief of Staff

Date:  1/19/2018

Description: In this webinar, Gerri Wilson, Chief of Staff at Perkins Management Services, and former AU FSBT SHRM Chapter Vice President, will discuss how earning her degree at Ashford University was the driving force behind an executive level promotion at her place of employment. Gerri joined the Perkins Management Services Company in 2012 as a Regional Manager and was later promoted to Controller in 2015. She has been in her current role of Chief of Staff (a position that was created for her) since June 2017 and is the executive in charge of corporate operations.

Evolving Culture Through Dramatic Change

Date:  9/8/2017

Description: In this presentation, Tameka Reese, Senior Director, People & Culture at Renovate America, discussed how to positively impact culture while changes are happening in the workplace. Tameka Reese is the Senior Director of People and Culture (HR) for Renovate America. She is responsible for Renovate America’s people strategies and talent development. Reese joined Renovate America in February 2016 from Niagra Bottling where she was the Senior Leader of HR and Learning Development since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in human resources management from the University of Phoenix.

Advancing your HR Education through Competency-Based learning programs

Date:  8/11/2017

Description: Lindsay Northon, MA, SHRM-SCP, HR competencies specialist and Nancy Woolever, MAIS, SHRM-SCP, director of exam development at SHRM presented information about HR competencies in general, the migration of HR education toward competency-based education, and the impact of the latest changes in the revalidation research on how universities teach HR at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) developed and first introduced its HR Competency Model in 2012. Since then, many universities, including Ashford University, have integrated the teaching of competencies into HR curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level. SHRM’s last revalidation of its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates for Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program Education focused on providing an even more integrated approach to HR education than had previously existed. They will finish by providing information about new student eligibility guidelines for taking the SHRM-CP certification exam in the final year of study. This new program debuts with the winter 2017 certification test window and is available due to the alignment of Ashford’s BAHRM and MHRM degree programs with SHRM’s HR curriculum standards.

Advance your Career with Ashford’s “My Career” Services Platform

Date:  7/7/17

Description: In this webinar, special guest, Rebecca Davis, Career Services and Employer Outreach Specialist for Ashford University introduced Ashford’s new “My Career” Platform and showcased the new and improved resources offered.

The Value of HR Certification

Date:  6/9/17

Description: There is a significant focus on HR practitioners obtaining certifications and degrees; but navigating through credentialing options can be daunting. AU FSBT SHRM Chapter guest speakers, Mike Letizia and Sheila Morris, of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have offered to be a resource for you (contact information below) and in this webinar discussed the value of HR certification  and provided information about SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification requirements.

Mike Letizia, SHRM-SCP
(209) 608-6712
Sheila Morris, SHRM-SCP
(951) 333-1399

SHRM Chapter Student Leaders’ Presentations at the Forbes School of Business & Technology Faculty Meet & Greet – 2017 Commencement Celebration

Date:  5/20/17

Description: AU FSBT SHRM Chapter President and Vice President, Myke McCune and Gerri Wilson, discuss faculty and student engagement and address Forbes School of Business & Technology Faculty at the Spring 2017 Meet & Greet.

Myke McCune       Gerri Wilson

National and Chapter Membership Benefits

Date:  4/17/17

Description: In this presentation, Dr. Katie Thiry, Faculty Advisor for the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter will introduce benefits of membership to SHRM and the Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter.

How Extra-Curricular Activities Lead to Professionally Relevant Experience

Date:  4/21/17

Description: In this presentation, Ben Gothia, Student Development & Engagement Specialist at Ashford University discussed how participation in extracurricular activities can facilitate professionally relevant experience to support students’ career goals. SHRM Chapter officers, Myke McCune (President), Gerri Wilson (Vice President), and Tanisha Neal (Secretary) highlighted the positive personal and professional impact of extracurricular involvement. This session is relevant to students and faculty. Students gain insight on how to seek out and leverage extracurricular experiences. Faculty learn from current students how to engage online learners in developmental activities outside of the classroom.

AU FSBT SHRM Chapter Welcome Presentation

Date:  2/4/17

Description: In this presentation, you will be introduced to student chapter leaders and faculty chapter advisors, how to navigate our web page, and locate member communication channels.

Becoming a Recruiter: Trade Secrets of a Master Headhunter

Date:  3/3/17

Description: In this presentation, special guest, Renee Frey, provides a behind the scenes view of a career in recruiting. She highlights lessons learned in her professional career, and shares a day in the life of a professional recruiter. Located in Hudson, Wisconsin, Renee is the President of TalentQ, Inc., an executive recruiting firm that places talented candidates nationwide. Stay for the engaging Q&A at the conclusion of this session!

Benefits of Membership


Benefits of membership to the Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter include opportunities to:

  • Experience the “real world” of human resources through interaction with HR practitioners.
  • Network with alumni, students, industry professionals, and business leaders.
  • Participate in chapter events to develop leadership skills and expand HR and business knowledge.
  • Access the chapter’s group forum on LinkedIn to connect with members.
  • Receive notification of HR internships and entry-level HR jobs.
  • Attend webinars and networking events.