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February Chapter Meeting

February 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Topic: Mega Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Speaker: Dr. Shelton J. Goode, DPA

Founder/CEO of My ABD Network, Author, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Oshkosh Corporation

This program will provide an overview of the leading workforce and labor trends that will affect all organizations in the upcoming years.  Our world is constantly changing. HR leaders need to understand the needs and demands of society are vital in playing a significant role in impacting the sustainability and growth within our companies. Several employment trends are coming to dominate the competitive success of every organization.  During this keynote address, diversity and HR thought-leading and best-selling author, Dr. Shelton J. Goode will share his research and insights on these emerging workforce trends.

About our speaker…

Dr. Shelton Goode is an executive leader with over 20 years of human resource, business and university-teaching experience.  Has held executive human resource and diversity positions for companies ranging in size from $300M to $11B+ and has developed or implemented talent management programs, performance management systems, sales incentive plans, labor relations strategies, and large-scale culture change initiatives. As a result, he has earned the reputation as a strategic, yet results-oriented HR and business leader.

Dr. Goode, the author of “Diversity Managers:  Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate”,  learned the value of diversity management first-hand by rolling up his sleeves and providing CEOs and senior executives with counsel, insight, resources, tools and innovative ideas that helped advanced their companies’ strategic business goals. For the last 10 years, he has leverage seasoned leadership and consulting skills to help companies implement diversity manage initiatives which enhanced their talent acquisition, employee retention, and employee engagement strategies.

Dr. Goode has also used his knowledge and experience to teach and mentor others.  In 1993, he was awarded the first-ever African American Doctoral Fellowship by Troy University and began teaching at the university in 1996.  Since that time, he has been dedicated to helping adult learners achieve their educational goals.  For example, as an Adjunct Professor at Troy University, Dr. Goode taught thousands of students in school’s Masters in Public Administration program.  His teaching excellence was recognized when he received the schools prestigious Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2005. Dr. Goode leveraged his extensive teaching experience to publish his first book, So You Think You Can Teach: A Guide for the New College Professor in Teaching Adult Learners” He is also the founder and CEO of My ABD Network, an organization which helps students succeed in doctoral education programs.

Dr. Goode, a highly decorated Air Force veteran, has not only served the country in time of war but also consistently served his community in time of need. In July 2011, the Supreme Court of Georgia appointed him to the State Bar Ethics Investigative Panel.   He was one of only three non-lawyers serving on this prestigious panel. He chaired the Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and has served on the board of numerous professional organizations such as the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Round table, American Association National of Blacks in Energy, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Atlanta and Diversity Management Advocacy Group.  The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources awarded him their HR Trailblazer Award in 2005 and 2012 — the only person selected for the award twice. In April 2013, the Technology Association of Georgia presented him with the organization’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his body of work in diversity and human resources.

Dr. Goode received his Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and his Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University.  He obtained his Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Alabama. Dr. Shelton Goode speaks nationally on a variety of public administration, human resource, ethics and diversity topics.



What is the cost of meeting/event registration rate and how do I register?

Effective September 2016, Professional and Corporate Members will pay $11 in advance or $16 onsite for chapter meetings.  The discount code is communicated to members via email prior to the Chapter Meeting for advance registration so check your email.  If you are a member and did not receive your discount code, please email [email protected] forwarding a copy of your membership confirmation email.  The rate for Student Members is $5 on-site only.  Lifetime members are free.

Non-Members will pay $26 in advance and $31 on-site for chapter meetings.  To register in advance, follow the registration link.  To apply your member discount, click on the “Apply Coupon” button from the shopping cart or the “Have a coupon?” box from the checkout page.  Your final checkout price towards the bottom of the page will reflect the discounted member rate.

I’m currently a student but not a member of NAAAHR. What is my meeting registration rate and how do I register?

Currently enrolled student non-members with a valid student ID will be charged $11 to attend this event. Registration is on-site only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is ample free parking on site.

What is the dress code for the event?

There is no official dress code but since it is an after work event, most attendees are business casual.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.  Just give us your name or show your mobile ticket at the door.

What is the refund policy?

All registration sales are final.


February 8, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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