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SHRM-KC Membership Program (EXTENDED): The VUCA World - A Strategic HR Workshop *HRCI Business Credit

  • 03/12/2024
  • 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64112


  • All Access Members Only. Code required.


The world at large is ever changing, and our organizations and employees are doing all we can to keep up.  The days of going off to a strategic planning retreat, planning a 5-year vision and executing it are gone. We now operate in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA).  What do you as the leader have to do to adapt to this new and ever changing world and competing business priorities?

We will identify what causes a VUCA environment and how you can identify where your organization is on the continuum.  Then we'll give tips to address your situation - whether Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous or all four.  Looking through the lens of HR, we review the common needs of your workplace today and give tips and suggestions to align HR with the changes in the organization, ensure that you gain the resources you need, and establish yourself as the visionary team member that is helping to drive your organization forward.

During this session presented by Lori Kleiman and Deb Calvert, you’ll learn:

  • What is the VUCA world—and why it’s important for you as an HR leader to understand how it operates
  • How to evaluate the areas of HR to be impacted by changes
  • Establishing and advocating for needs of HR and your employees
  • Aligning processes with the new initiatives in your organization

About Lori Kleiman...been there – done that!  With 30 years of HR and business experience – Lori has walked in your shoes.  A recovered HR Generalist, she built a consulting company that she sold to Arthur J Gallagher after 7 years and then reinvented her current business – HR Topics -  training, speaking and developing content for HR professionals.  Lori delivers facts, tips, tricks and best practices in a way that appeals to human resource and business leaders: with a sense of humor, a bias toward actions that improve their operations right away, and practical resources and tools to support their progress.  As an annual speaker at the National SHRM conference, she has leveraged her masters in HR, SPHR and SHRM-SCP background to elevate the position of all HR professionals!

About Deb Calvert...Deb is the president of People First Productivity Solutions, author of the new release DISCOVER Questions® for Connections, Clarity & Controland 2 previous bestsellers. As the founder of People First Leadership Academy and president of People First Productivity Solutions, Deb’s work focuses on leadership development and team effectiveness. She’s also a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and a certified executive coach. Deb was named one of the "65 Most Influential Women in Business" and was formerly an HR Director with a Fortune 500 company.      

Special Agenda:

  • 10:45 - 11:00 am - Registration & Pick Up Boxed Lunch
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Workshop

This session has been pre-approved for 2.0 hours of SHRM recertification credit and 2.00 hours of HRCI BUSINESS recertification credit.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received within five business days of the event will be refunded. Late cancellations will not be refunded after food/beverage guarantees have been placed.

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