Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gaylord Palms Resort - Wreckers Sports Bar
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     Please join us for our SHRM SWFL Welcome Reception at the 2019 HR Florida Conference!

    This event is FREE to SHRM SWFL Chapter Members that are attending the 2019 HR Florida State Conference. 

      Wreckers Sports Bar 

    Monday, August 26, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 PM 

    $15 for Non-SHRM SWFL members and additional guests.

     Cocktails and hors d' oeuvres will be served!

    Please RSVP by August 20th if you will be joining us.

    Thank you to our generous sponsors!



    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)

    Please join us for our September lunch meeting! 


    Streamlining of processes and practices and an ever increasing rate of change are shifting the core work of HR away from the transactional, leaving the increased priority of addressing the remaining, and naturally ambiguous, transformational needs. A significant opportunity to refocus on transformational practices rests in the hands of the leaders, and their followers, who choose to embrace a mindset and culture that creates space for change and innovation.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the elements of a culture that has space for change and innovation.
    2. Understand actions that leaders can take to prepare their staff to move beyond the transactional and embrace transformational change.
    3. Understand how ambiguity can be capitalized upon to refocus on transformational practices.

    Meet your presenter:

    Dr. Shellie Halstead has worked in human resources in the United States and Japan since 2004 and is currently the HR Project Coordinator for the School District of Lee County. She has her doctorate in Organizational Leadership, a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, her SHRM-SCP, and is a certified Project Management Professional. Armed with data and the tools for process improvement, Shellie leads and supports teams in human resources projects as well as provides project and analytics support to other departments and divisions within her organization. She has served on the SHRM SWFL Board as the Scholarship Chair and is currently the Director of Workforce Readiness. She also volunteers as a United States Delegate to ISO’s Technical Advisory Committee on Innovation Management Standards, serving on the Technology, Terminology, and Definitions working group.

    Cost for Students: $15

    Cost for Members: $21

    Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $25

    Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $25

    Please RSVP by Monday, September 9, 2019.

    No shows will be billed.


    • 09 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)

    Please join us for our October lunch meeting! 

    Melinda incorporates real life relatable leadership stories along with practical tips on how to change overall team performance to increase sales results, motivation and satisfaction.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learning to recognize your own strengths and weaknesses so you can change not only your team but strengthen your own skills.
    • Are you a Boss or a Leader? There is quite a difference and it’s important to recognize how you lead and how that affects your team.
    • What do they think of you? What do you want them to think of you?
    • What do you visualize from your team? If you don’t have a vision and move towards that daily nothing changes- your business, your team or even yourself.

    Stories and tips derived from the following topics:

    • The Art of Apologizing/ It’s ok to be humble
    • Communication and clear direction- where are you headed and how can they be a part?
    • Learning about your team- What is Their Why? What are their goals/job and life priorities?
    • Not assuming but asking. Ask the tough questions/ have conversations in person.
    • Celebration! Celebrate those wins along the way!

    Meet your presenter: 

    Like you, leadership expert and speaker, Melinda Van Fleet believes in people and truly wants to help others be the best they can be. In her over 25 years corporate, real life, sleeves rolled up, business building experience she has worked at finding solutions and building relationships.

    Unlike many other speakers- Melinda really incorporates tactical tips and her authentic stories that help transform her audience and clients. Her positive, high energy, “No BS/Let’s Not Waste Time” style achieves results fast.

    Melinda has been called Relatable, Inspiring and Insightful. Her approach is fresh and infused with the latest tips based on her own insatiable need for self development. She openly shares so others can quickly benefit and put life changing strategies into action.

    Fun Fact! Melinda secretly wished to find a husband who had a hobby because all she did was work. A few short years after tying the knot, she worked with her husband to realize his passion and build his own dream career. He now has a successful business as a charter boat captain - Good Karma Sportfishing.

    Cost for Students: $15

    Cost for Members: $21

    Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $25

    Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $25

    Please RSVP by Monday, October 7, 2019.

    No shows will be billed.


    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Lee County School Board

    Attention Managers, Supervisors, & HR Professionals!

    Join us for the

    2019 Supervisors Conference!

    When: Friday, October 25th, 2019 - 8 AM to 3 PM

    Where: Lee County Public Education Center

    2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL

    Register NOW 

    Confirmed Speakers Include:

    Suzanne Boy & John Potanovic – Boy, Agnew, & Potanovic

    Libby Anderson– Talent Force Solutions

    Kim Becker– MBX Systems


    5 re-certification credits pending with SHRM and HRCI

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

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


Location of Crowne Plaza

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