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

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Program Details

The People We Need And Need To Be

Key Objectives

1. Attendees will be challenged to identify and intentionally value people within their working teams. 2. The audience will assess their habits around appropriate recognition and honor for key partners and team members. 3. Each person will be challenged to personally acknowledge one key strength and one prominent weakness and to form a personal development plan for addressing and leveraging those within the workplace.

In 2015, a service trip to Guatemala became genuinely dangerous to my family. Throughout that journey, people partnered with us and served our family in many ways. My talk tells that captivating and illustrative story, making applications to the partnerships and relationships of attendees in their communities, as well as challenging each person to examine themselves for personal development and growth in light of those who helped us and the character qualities they embodied.

Phillip McClure, Th.D., M.Th.

CEO / Keynote speaker & expert facilitator at McClure Professional Services

Dr. Phillip McClure is a keynote speaker and expert facilitator who specializes in building teams and developing leaders for corporations, businesses, and nonprofits. Phillip was born in Lexington, Kentucky and his love for music led to a Bachelor’s of music in voice and conducting. During his career he also completed Masters and Doctoral degrees in Theology. While at Berea College, Phillip met Theresa, and they have now been married for more than 32 years. Phillip is also a competitive disc golfer. Our clients include major corporations like Gerdau, Pernod Ricard, and Graphics Packaging, as well as regional businesses like Arvest Bank, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and MAHG Architecture. McClure Professional Services also serves a significant number of nonprofits at reduced rates to invest in their community and underserved people groups. Phillip's passion is to serve people with ideas and challenges that propel them to habits which yield outcomes. His most popular keynotes mix storytelling with practical instruction, engaging peoples' hearts and minds, like 'The People We Need and Need to Be' which tells a harrowing story in Guatemala while challenging the audience to consider who their team really is and how they can honor them more fully. Phillip McClure captivates your audience from the start and leaves them with great memories and motivation to act on what they learn. He is a consummate professional and a southern gentleman, so you'll experience a well researched presentation delivered with heartwarming stories and positive challenges issued to your attendees.

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Date: Fri, October 20, 2023 | 8:00-9:00 am| Add to Calendar

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Location: Room A3

Category: HR Development

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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