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    Employee Engagement

    Date: September 11, 2013, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Biaggi’s – Centerra
    $25 for NCHRA Members, $35 for Non-NCHRA Members
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    Employee Engagement seems to hold many different meanings, and just as many approaches.  During this presentation, we will look at a potential definition for employee engagement; discuss the building blocks for the engagement journey; review do’s and don’ts; see the relationships between leadership, change thinking, and employee engagement; and explore what it takes to create business value and organizational “staying power.”

    Top three learning objectives of this presentation:

    1. Discuss what “Employee Engagement” means
    2. Explore the building blocks for the engagement journey
    3. Determine what it takes to create sustainable value for the business and organization


    Bekki Smith has devoted her career to working with leadership teams to achieve business objectives through organizational alignment. She has over 20 years of corporate leadership experience and is known for her ability to partner with and gain the trust of leaders at all levels.

    Bekki has direct experience in change leadership; culture discernment; organizational development; global integration; acquisitions and outsourcing; restructuring; employee engagement; diversity; talent management; and communication. She has provided individual coaching; group facilitation; and development for leaders and individual contributors. Along with her wealth of experience, she brings intentionality; compassion; curiosity; and an unwavering belief that positive integrated change can be co-created within a relationship of trust, respect, honesty, and humor.

    Industry Experience
    Bekki has deep corporate leadership experience in the high-tech, electrical engineering and manufacturing industry, and has consulted in numerous other industries – transportation; chemicals; commercial real estate; legal; medicine and wellness; and education.

    Professional History
    Bekki has held Human Resource leadership roles (Manager/Director to Vice President) within the small business sector and international Fortune 500 companies – Hewlett-Packard Co.; Agilent Technologies; and Xerox Corporation.  She has reported directly into company Presidents; Officers; General Managers; and other C-Suite executives, and has worked in or overseen virtually every HR function. She is the owner of Resonant Leadership, LLC – a company committed to expanding leadership capability; organizational clarity and capacity; and operational results. She has served on boards of directors, and is currently a board member for an embryonic preventative medical business.

    Education and Certifications

    • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University; graduate work, University of Idaho
    • Post-graduate Authentic Leadership Certificate, Naropa University
    • Newfield Coaching graduate
    • Trained or certified in (partial list): Masterful Facilitation; Denison Culture Assessment; Communicating Across Differences; DiSC Assessment; Situational Leadership; Behavioral Interviewing; Organizational Development; Lean Six Sigma (white belt)