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Arkansas SHRM 2023 HR Conference & Expo • October 18-20 • Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Program Details

Strategic Partners, not Police Officers: Building Credibility as an HR Professional

Key Objectives

1. Learn the four top credibility killers and why you need to avoid them.2. Learn the two most critical factors in building trust with business colleagues.3. Learn the four components of thinking and acting strategically.

For years HR Professionals have championed the need to have a "seat at the table." However, for many HR Professionals they are still often seen as the people police or their organization's principal's office. This talk highlights building credibility with business leaders outside of HR. The audience will learn how they can transition from being the people police to valued strategic partners that colleagues reach out to first before making key people decisions.

Matt Johnson

HR Leader & Speaker at Matthew Johnson Consulting

Matt is a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years experience in human resources, operations management, and nonprofit leadership. Having earned the trust of operations leadership wherever he's served, Matt is a people’s champion that supports both employees and management with a pragmatic approach. Matt has an uplifting presence combining his years of experience with an infectious sense of humor that positively impacts all those around him.

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Date: Wed, October 18, 2023 | 8:15-9:15 am| Add to Calendar

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Location: Room 4,5,6

Category: Business Mgt & Strategy

HRCI Credits:

1.00 General HRCI Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1.00 HR (General) credit(s) toards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

SHRM Credits:

1.00 SHRM Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Please Note: Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

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