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    Strategic Management is Not About War or Sports, It Is About Art: or Are You Still Playing Win/Lose?

    Date: March 24, 2016, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    CenterPoint Conference Park
    Conference Center/Commons Building
    (Adjacent to Alki Bakery)
    20809 72nd Ave S
    Kent, WA 98032
    Early Registration: SKCHRA Chapter Members are $27.00, Non-SKCHRA Chapter Members are $32.00 and Students are $17.00 (Meal Deal Card Holders save 10%)
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    This presentation is designed to provide HR professionals practical guidance on how HR departments can (and do!) add real value to their organization by directly impacting the bottom line.  The discussion will include preventive measures to help your organization avoid costly and unforeseen expenditures, suggestions for HR investments that pay dividends over time, and real life examples of ways that a savvy, bottom-line approach to HR is consistent with, promotes, and facilitates the business goals of the organization. Participants will leave with concrete tips for bringing their HR functions to the next level and suggestions and examples to use in dialoguing with other partners at the table.

    HR (Business) Credit has been approved for this presentation

    Presented By:

    John Inman

    John Inman, Ed.D., M.A., Ed.M., DDPE, is the founder and principle of John Inman Dialogue, Learning Exceptionalities, and Dialogic Leader, a Seattle based consultancy focused on designing containers, convening, and hosting conversations for organizations and communities of all types. Dr. Inman is also a full time lecturer at the Milgard School of Business at University of Washington Tacoma and teaches strategic management to seniors and MBA students and team management to seniors. He has a passion for developing healthy and productive social systems where individuals are treated with respect and are able to thrive and grow, accelerating the delivery of value to stakeholders. Areas of expertise include strategic management, building high performance teams, leadership and organization development, coaching, adult education, special education, and workforce analytics. His work is founded on the emerging field of Dialogic OD.

    Dr. Inman is a long standing organization leader and developer of leaders in technology, financial, non-profit, government, education, scientific, and service firms. He focuses on the local conversations that create organization and community cultures, which provide his clients with the mindset shifts necessary to lead in challenging times. He invested half his career in business development and marketing starting in field sales in critical care medicine and progressing to senior leadership in several small to medium sized enterprises in bio-technology and technology. He then transformed his career to his current field of coaching and consulting, and has worked as an internal and external leadership and organization consultant for the last 15 years in finance, secondary education, service, technology, and gaming entertainment.

    Dr. Inman has a unique combination of organization systems and human systems expertise combined within a dialogic consulting framework. He is a human and organization systems leader developing effective strategic management and differentiated value chains through organizational effectiveness (OE) analysis. He delivers system improvement and optimization that prepares enterprises to thrive in complexity and uncertainty.

    Dr. Inman thrives in communication networked enterprises reaching across all boundaries engaging all individuals to deliver world class operational performance. He focuses on unique and complex human and organization systems that deliver sustained value in for profit and not for profit enterprises. He engages generationally diverse leaders in dialogue fostering innovation, new knowledge, and wisdom necessary to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. To develop operational effectiveness (OE) within a customized organizational value chain, Dr. Inman syntheses diverse scholarship and practice in both human and organization systems to deliver unique value.

    Dr. Inman has bachelor degrees in business management and animal science/pre-vet medicine, a master’s of education degree in adult education and organization development, a master’s of arts degree in human and organization systems, and a doctorate in education leadership and change. Dr. Inman published “Using dialogue then deliberation to transform a warring leadership team” in the Spring 2013 edition of the OD Practitioner, the international publication of the OD Network. He has worked with several early phase startup enterprises in industries including: Retail, Bio-technology, Consulting, Software, Restaurant, Education and pre-IPO Internet.

    Dr. Inman lives with his wife, son, and daughter near Seattle, Washington and enjoys walking, road biking, researching, and time with his family.

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