A Clear Vision of the Future Arkansas SHRM 2020 HR Conference & Expo • April 1-3 • Rogers, Arkansas ARSHRM HR2021 Conference and Expo Logo

A Clear Vision of the Future

Arkansas SHRM 2021 HR Conference & Expo

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Program Details

The Art of Awkward

Key Objectives

  • Increased awareness around personal triggers of discomfort
  • Development of a process to use in these encounters
  • Added tools to the "Awkward Toolbox"
  • Focus on Awkward on Purpose


As HR Professionals and leaders of our organizations, our days are filled with awkward and uncomfortable situations. It’s human nature to turn and run in the other direction. Whether it is having a hard conversation or calling someone on their behavior, this is hard work and takes a mind shift and PRACTICE to get good at. This session is designed to provide the tools to not only deal with awkwardville but grow from it.

Kristi Spaethe

President & Principle consultant at The People Perspective, LLC

Kristi Spaethe is President and Principle Consultant of The People Perspective, LLC, an HR Consulting firm helping organizations realize their Best Practices in Human Resources. Additionally, Kristi serves as an adjunct instructor for Tulsa Technology Center. With over 13 years’ experience in all things HR, Kristi’s past experience includes companies such as QuikTrip, Solvay, NORDAM and SBS Industries. Kristi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Human Resources Development option and also holds the PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Currently, Kristi serves as the Past President of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and has served in other board roles with the association since 2014. She is also the current Vice President of Membership for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Counsel and a mentor and subject matter expert with SCORE. Kristi also gives back to the community by giving her time to non- profit organizations such as Women in Recovery, where she uses her expertise to assist the participants in being workforce ready. Kristi received the President’s Award from the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association in 2016 and the Richard R. Messer Excellence in Human Resources award in 2019. Kristi and her husband live in Broken Arrow, OK with their daughter.

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


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