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    Avoiding the Boomer Drain: HR Strategies and Best Practices

    Date: April 17, 2013, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Anne Mary Cullins, PHR
    Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
    15035 Burnt Store Road
    Hughesville, MD 20637
    $30 HRASM Members; $35 for Non-members
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    Can your organization afford to lose your reservoir of talented, experienced older workers in the coming years? If not, have you done serious strategic workforce planning to analyze the impact of baby boomer retirements and to identify potential skills gaps that could result? This session will look at key older worker strategies that should be integrated into an overall talent management program for today’s multi-generational workforce. It will also look at lessons to be learned from recent research -- including the 2012 SHRM-AARP Strategic Workforce Planning Poll –and from best practices by organizations honored with AARP’s 2011 Best Employers for Workers over 50 Award.

    SHRM Avoiding the Boomer Drain (Presentation slides available until May 10th)

    Presenter: Eric Peterson, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, SHRM

    As Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Eric works directly with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to position SHRM as a leader in the diversity management and inclusion field. He acts as a thought leader, champion, and project lead in the design and implementation of innovative diversity strategies. Additionally, Eric will work with SHRM Staff to effectively respond to member inquiries regarding the SHRM Diversity Initiative; manage selected partnerships and alliances established by SHRM; and represent SHRM in interactions with external diversity-related organizations.

    Eric has 10 years of experience in Diversity Climate & Culture Programming, Diversity Education, Learning Strategies, and Organization Development. He has worked extensively as a Diversity Educator and Practitioner. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Organization Development.

    Eric comes to SHRM from a 15-year career at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he held such positions as Diversity Learning Manager, Diversity Climate & Culture Manager, and Training & Development Specialist.

    Eric has written essays on Diversity & Inclusion that have been published in Profiles in Diversity Journal and Echelon Magazine, and has been sourced as a Diversity expert by the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of Booz Allen’s prestigious Diversity Award and the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from the National Conference for Community & Justice. He travels across the country and internationally, speaking to business and community leaders, corporate executives and other professionals.

    This meeting is approved for 1 General recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


    11:00am - 11:30am: Registration
    11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch and General Meeting
    12:00pm -   1:00pm: Presentation

    FOOD: Lunch will be assorted sandwiches and wraps, pasta salad, cookie and drink.



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    Turn left to SMECO [sign says “Bill payments, etc.]. Drive around building and park in rear of building. Enter through double doors on lower level that will be marked “HRASM”.