Essentials of Human Resources HR104
With so many challenges facing the business world right now, HR is more crucial than ever to achieving organizational success. HR practitioners need to understand the essential role they play in optimizing employee productivity and performance, working effectively with business leaders, and demonstrating their value to the organization. This two-day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the workplace factors that impact productivity
- Optimize HR practices
- Demonstrate HR's impact on business results
- Collaborate with business and HR functions
- Develop competencies to improve HR performance
- How HR is perceived within the organization
- Overcoming challenges with collaboration among HR practices
- The systems approach to productivity and performance
- Promoting a positive, inclusive culture
- Fundamental metrics
- Influencing business leaders
- Leveraging and developing HR competencies
Who Will Benefit
Early HR professionals
Susan W. Brecher, Esq., Director of Legal and Employee Relations Programs in Human Capital Development at Cornell University, ILR. She currently manages learning services in Legal, Employee Relations, and EEO, including developing, designing and facilitating programs. In addition, Ms. Brecher partners with private, public, and non-profit organizations on customized training programs. During her tenure at Cornell, Ms. Brecher served as a Director of Statewide Management Programs as well as oversight of all aspects of the EEO, Labor Relations, Human Resources, Management Development and Online Learning programs. Ms. Brecher teaches in a graduate level Human Resources Program and advises, consults, coaches, handles all aspects of employment law, employee relations, internal investigations, dispute resolution issues and mediates, facilitates and conducts fact-findings. She worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, ABC and NBC and holds a B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Union College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where she was on the Law Review.
Lisa Csencsits, Associate Director in Human Capital Development at Cornell University, ILR, is responsible for the design, development and delivery of customized learning and capability development programs. Ms. Csencsits, as an Organizational Development Practitioner, leverages her experience working with large privately and publicly held companies, as well as her research and educational expertise to provide programs grounded in theory with practical solutions to enhance participant learning and professional development. Ms. Csencsits's expertise includes implementing effective, innovative and sustainable interventions to enhance organizational performance, individual and team development. Lisa's work has included establishing talent management processes for greater efficiency and results, delivering learning programs aimed at building strategic leadership, working alongside management and leaders to identify and define the necessary capabilities needed to perform effectively in their functions and creating unique career development opportunities to support both organizational needs and employee growth. Over the years, Lisa has also been actively involved in partnering to present and publish research in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Lisa holds a B.A. In Psychology from Adelphi University and a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University.
Janet Rizzuto, Director of Human Resource Programs at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), oversees the design and development Cornell's professional HR education initiatives in various industries. Ms. Rizzuto's expertise in professional education, innovation, and building a culture of learning is supported by her twenty plus years of progressive, corporate experience in organizational effectiveness, learning and development, and research. She has held positions of Senior Director, Group Leader of US Learning and Development, Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Consulting and Director of Medical Operations at Pfizer, Inc. While at Pfizer, Ms. Rizzuto launched the organization's first learning and development function, which focused on building leadership development, change management, and personal effectiveness. She also has a wide range of non-profit management consulting experience. Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Marymount Manhattan College, and a Master's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Patricia Sclafani, Consultant. Ms. Sclafani is a dynamic, results-oriented professional with 25 years of HR leadership in large consumer products, manufacturing, specialty chemicals, aerospace, and engineering companies, with extensive domestic and international experience. Her work experience spans several 'Global 500' businesses such as Diageo, Honeywell/ Int'l AlliedSignal Inc. and Asea Brown Boveri Inc./ABB. She has held many positions in HR including both staff and line business partner roles, specialty/functional roles (comp, benefits, exec comp, etc), and global head of HR roles at the plant, field, and corporate levels. She excels when working in customer-centric businesses to asses, develop, and coach line managers and executives to increase their personal leadership impact. Patricia holds a Master's degree in HR Management from the University of Bridgeport.