Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the Pinnacle Award from SHRM!



Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


March 19: Activating Talent to Drive Optimal Performance

with Nikki Millis Stumpf from the Marcus Buckingham Company

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

Join us for an interactive session on discovering your unique competitive advantage.  Learn how the best leaders activate talent within organizations through a strengths lens to drive reliable, extraordinary business outcomes.  By leaning on individual strengths and scaling practices across your organization to create stronger teams, your employees will be more engaged, feel more purposeful in their work, and the organization experiences substantial results.  In today’s competitive marketplace, paired with low unemployment rates, come explore the competitive differentiation for HR from managing talent to activating it!


Lunch Meeting:


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC








More About Our Speaker:

Nikki Millis Stumpf works with organizations to optimize performance and engagement. Guiding organizations and leaders on redefining people strategy through a strengths lens and reliably measuring results gives organizations a competitive edge in the radically changing world of work. A talent leader across multiple industries, Nikki has real world expertise in all facets of HR including organizational performance, leadership development, executive/C-Suite talent planning, recruitment, HR technology solutions and organizational talent management. From Six Sigma practices in manufacturing to agile methodologies in technology development, Nikki has proven ability to work with diverse leaders, corporate cultures, and teams to achieve high performance. Nikki holds an MBA from Winthrop University. 


Thank you to our monthly meeting sponsor! 



April 9:  Increase Your Influence - The Disciplined Listening Method

with Michael Reddington, CFI

Program valid for 2 PDCs for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

The Disciplined Listening Method will provide our Members and Guests with the advantages they need to connect with their audiences, strengthen relationships, uncover new alternatives and influence agreements. The Disciplined Listening Method integrates current business research and best practices with the key components of four non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques to instill the skills necessary for all participants to use the truth to their advantage.


Breakfast Meeting:


7:30 am - 11:00 am

Ingersoll Rand

800 Beaty Street

Davidson, NC




More About Our Speaker:

Michael Reddington is an Executive Resource, Certified Forensic Interviewer and the President of InQuasive. He developed the Disciplined Listening Method to provide people with the skills and perspectives they need to use the truth to their advantage.  He has led over one thousand programs and educated over ten thousand participants from over 50 countries on topics including leadership communication, sales, negotiation, customer service, and interview and interrogation techniques.


Thank you to our monthly meeting sponsor!


May 21:  Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

with Amy Wartham, UNC Charlotte

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

Unconscious bias - everyone has it. But that doesn’t make us bad; it makes us human. While we cannot complete rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn how to recognize it and lessen its impact in the workplace. These are skills that everyone can learn.


You may not be aware of how your unconscious biases can affect your behavior, but unchecked, it can have enormous impact in the workplace and throughout your everyday life. With awareness of unconscious bias and actionable steps to manage it, you will be able to make the best decisions for your organization, your colleagues, and your team. Managing unconscious bias is a vital step in building workplaces that are innovative, dynamic, and inclusive.


In this course, you will move from awareness to action, learning how to interrupt bias and leverage the full potential of diverse teams and colleagues in your workplace.



Lunch Meeting:


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub 

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC









More About Our Speaker:

 Amy Wartham is the Director of Corporate Training at UNC Charlotte and works with some of Charlotte’s largest organizations assessing and managing their specific workforce training needs. She has been at UNC Charlotte for over 19 years.  Amy has previously served as a lecturer and academic advisor in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte and as a Marketing and Management instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. Owing to her significant experience of 26 years in various aspects of adult learning and corporate training, 

Amy completed her BS and Masters in Business Administration from Winthrop University and specializes in the areas of business communications, emotional intelligence, organization development, team building, leadership and change management. 


June 18:  Social Media Awareness

with LKNHR Board Member, Stacy Wood from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

As the internet - and instant access to information - has become part of our everyday lives, many individuals don't hesitate to tweet daily activities, post funny zingers on Facebook, or "Google" to gather information. 

The instinct is common and understandable, but it can lead to a number of problems that may not be readily apparent. Employers' policies and actions related to the internet and social media monitoring can sometimes run afoul of employment laws.  This presentation covers the following topics for employers:

  • Use of internet searches during the hiring process
  • Monitoring employee use of social media
  • Benefits of social media policies
  • Role of social media in termination decisions
  • Legal implications including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and discoverability issues

Lunch Meeting:

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC










More About Our Speaker:

Stacy Wood is a Partner in the Employment & Labor group of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein.  She has been defending employers and educational institutions successfully for more than 25 years, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, and ERISA litigation. As a solution-oriented and pragmatic adviser, she is a problem solver for manufacturing businesses and service providers of all sizes, in addition to private colleges, universities, and K-12 schools throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.  Stacy works with clients in a partnership offering guidance and a practical approach to achieving their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. She enables her clients to focus on running their businesses while managing their legal issues, whether it involves counseling through a sensitive FMLA/ADA situation, drafting an under performing executive’s termination agreement, or defending against a volatile sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.


Start a Conversation:

SHRM is kicking off a global conversation about three of the most critical issues that have real-life impact on employees and employers every day: closing the skills gap, getting business immigration right and addressing workplace harassment.  Check out this video from SHRM’s CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and join the conversation on social using #wearework!


Is it time to renew your LakeNormanHR annual membership?

LakeNormanHR is the newest SHRM chapter in North Carolina in over 20 years and we hope that you'll consider becoming a full-time member! At LKNHR, you can customize your membership with several options, including a unique opportunity to participate not only in LKNHR, but in other area local SHRM chapter events.      

  • Option #1 (LKNHR FLEX) - I’m a SHRM member and I want it ALL!!
  • Option #2 (LKNHR FULL) - I want to be a LKNHR chapter member EXCLUSIVELY!  Pick one of 3 options  below based on your national SHRM membership level or HR professional status:
  • Option #3 (LKNHR BASIC) - I want to be a member of LKNHR and participate only when my schedule allows:

Whatever option you choose,your membership begins the day you join and runs for 365 days!



Important SHRM chapter designation information for LKNHR members!

National SHRM members, please designate LakeNormanHR, Inc. as your local SHRM affilliate chapter (Chapter #0756).  Here's why: LKNHR receives support from SHRM based on how many LKNHR National SHRM members designate us as their local chapter. The more support LakeNormanHR receives from SHRM, the more benefits are passed on to you. For LKNHR to remain as an affiliate SHRM chapter, at least 50% of our members must be national SHRM members. Your support can help us achieve these two goals. Just click HERE and complete the online form. It's that easy!


                                                                Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:

June 23 -26, 2019: SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV                                                     


September 25-27, 2019: NCSHRM 2019 State Conference in Hickory, NC                        

Sponsored by LKNHR, IHRA, and Catawba Valley SHRM

Please click HERE to register and get more information.  Super Saver Pricing good through 3/31/19!

Carolina Grant is now Available!

The Maximize Carolina Sector grants help finance collaborative projects to address skills gaps and other workforce challenges in robust and emerging industry sectors, including information technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, aerospace, defense, analytics, industrial maintenance, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism.

These grants can be used to address challenges such as applicants lacking specific skills, lack of sector brand awareness, work-based learning opportunities for workers or students, and various other applicant pipeline challenges.

For more information, click HERE.




The SHRM Foundation has created resources you need to address aging workforce issues in your organization.  Click HERE for more information.


2019 LKNHR Board Members:


Brandy Reese, SHRM-SCP, President

Kelly Corn / Nancy Hall, Co-Secretaries

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Treasurer

Mike Mosher Education & Programs

Victoria Roth, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, PHR, Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco/Rachel Brumfield, Co-Sponsorships 

Britney Ross, SHRM-CP/David Koster, Co-Communications

Leigh Coble, SHRM-CP, PHR, Workforce Readiness & SHRM Foundation

Sarah Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Dawn Rogers, SHRM-CP, PHR, Past President

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Advisor & SHRM NC Director


Jeff Luttrell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SHRM Southeast Region Director

Connecting, Navigating, Leading









Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors!