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

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Program Details

Workforce Readiness - Are you Ready?

Key Objectives

1.The 3 major skill areas involved in workforce readiness 2. The 4 workplace readiness skills 3. The 5 dimensions of readiness

As HR professionals we all want to help our workforce be prepared to success in today’s workplace.  This presentation will discuss multiple aspects of Workforce Readiness, how to prepare, where to find resources and what being workforce ready means.


Director of HR at Birch Tree Communities, Inc.

Shayne King, PHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP serves as the Director of Human Resources for Birch Tree Communities, Inc., a behavioral health care provider with eleven locations throughout Arkansas. She has over 25 years’ experience serving as a Human Resource Professional. She has worked in the public sector, the private sector and is currently working for a non-profit organization.  She has worked in the fields of retail, public works, mental health, and a call center.  In 2008, Shayne earned a Human Resource Management Certification from George Washington University.  She is certified in the John E. Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation and is a Certified Facilitator of True Colors Personality Analysis.  Shayne has served many years on the Board of Directors of the West Central Arkansas Society of Human Resource Management (WCASHRM) in various capacities, including president.  She’s also served in multiple positions for the ARSHRM State Council and is currently the SHRM Foundation Director.  In 2022, Shayne was named ARSHRM’s Outstanding HR Professional of the Year.

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

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Location: Room A1

Category: Workforce Readiness

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

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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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