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    MCSHRM's Spring Professional Development Seminar

    Date: April 27, 2016, 7:30am – 12:30pm
    2273 Research Blvd #600 Rockville, MD 20850
    $79.00 Member; $99 Non-Member; $119 Walk-ins
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    Submitted for HRCI Recertification Credits 

    Leadership and Change Agenda

    7:00 - 7:45 Registration and Breakfast

    7:45 - 9:45  Session I - HR Professionals as Leaders in the Midst of Change presented by June Mickens 

    9:45 - 10:00 Intermission

    10:00 - 12:00 Session II – The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture presented by Dr. Elizabeth Scott

    HR Professionals as Leaders in the Midst of Change 


    June Melvin Mickens is President & CEO of Executive Advantage, LLC, an organizational and professional development firm, based in Bethesda, Maryland. Executive Advantage provides results-based consulting services to support businesses and professionals to identify and overcome the challenges to their advancement. The company partners with its organizational clients to help them reach or exceed their business goals and to create operations that excel in productivity and profit. Executive Advantage also supports individuals seeking greater professional direction and outcomes.

    June launched Executive Advantage, after spending two decades supporting for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations to increase staff capacity, enhance communication, and improve operations. June has authored several articles and texts and has spoken to audiences nationwide on topics related to capacity building of government agencies and family law practitioners. She now is an active speaker on topics concerning business planning, communication, customer service, leadership, change management, and process improvement.

    June earned her undergraduate degree in English from Wellesley College and graduate degree in Law from the University of Pennsylvania. 


    The DNA of a Highly Engaged Culture

    Elizabeth Scott, PhD, founder of Brighter Strategies, provides thought leadership and high value organizational development consulting in support of a stronger social sector.

    Liz has provided training and consulting services in strategic planning, process-improvement, and human capital development for over 140 nonprofits and associations and has facilitated over 25 Board of Director retreats. She has served on executive leadership teams in the non-profit industry and has overseen the areas of strategy, organizational development and performance. She has extensive experience in developing and managing all aspects of an organization’s quality and business improvement efforts; such as developing and administering programs, training and coaching employees, and facilitating organization-wide change. She has been a Baldrige examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a certified Standard of Excellence consultant.

    Liz is a respected and sought after speaker on the topics of leadership and board development, strategic and operational planning, and nonprofit capacity building. In addition to managing the practice, Liz holds a faculty position at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches in the master’s of Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the doctorial program in Organizational Leadership.

    Liz holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Organizational Sciences from The George Washington University, as well as a second master’s and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and three dogs. Interested in learning more? Please visit the Brighter Strategies website:

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