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    HR's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions

    Date: February 18, 2016, 7:30am – 9:15am
    Daniel Smith, VP Programs/President Elect
    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    (253) 752-8811
    SHRM Member $20 / Non-Member $25 (Late Registration $25 / $30)
    Event Type:
    2016 Breakfast Meeting
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    C.I. Shenanigans
    3017 Ruston Way
    Tacoma, WA 98402

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    Thursday, February 18th, 2016 from 7:30  to 9:15 AM PDT
    *This program has been approved for 1.0 General credit hour through HRCI.

    Dear SHRM Members and Guests:

    Please join us for an exciting presentation with
    Klint C. Kendrick, PhD, MBA, SPHR
    Boeing HR Mergers & Acquisitions 
     Program Overview:  This program offering is titled
    "HR's Role in Mergers & Acquisitions"

    The economy is rebounding and companies are revisiting their inorganic growth strategies with merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2016 expected to exceed prior records. Almost every type of M&A involves people, meaning that HR should be intimately involved in the process.  This session will provide an overview of the M&A process and specific areas of concern for HR practitioners.

    In this session, Klint Kendrick will share general knowledge and best practices gained from several years of working in HR M&A. The slides, which can be made available to participants, will include links to non-proprietary resources that HR practitioners can use as a starting point for their own M&A and integration work.

    By the end of the session:

    1. Participants will understand some of the reasons businesses engage in inorganic growth strategies.
    2. Participants will understand the overall M&A process, and HR's role in it.
    3. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the due diligence phase and the primary actions HR should take during due diligence.
    4. Participants will gain a basic understanding of post-M&A integration and the primary actions HR should take during the integration phase.

    When they return to their business partners, participants will be armed with foundational knowledge of the M&A process. This will better enable them to work business leaders who are considering inorganic growth.  This session will also be useful for HR practitioners working for companies who are considering selling all or part of their business, and for practitioners who are dealing with integration of disparate cultures within the same organization.

    About the Speaker:

    Klint Kendrick, Ph.D., MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has worked in human resources for nearly two decades, with experience in areas related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), international HR, compliance, employee engagement, workforce planning, recruitment, retention, equal employment opportunity (EEO), and cultural diversity and inclusion.  Dr. Kendrick has worked in several environments, ranging from leadership roles at established aerospace and defense companies to being an HR-department-of-one for scrappy dot-com era start ups.  He also provides pro bono HR and people consulting to non-profit organizations serving marginalized communities.

    Klint holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology along with an MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills.  He has earned designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).  He is a Six Sigma Green Belt.

    In addition to facilitating and presenting at workshops for local non-profit organizations, Dr. Kendrick has been a featured speaker at the Seattle Leadership Conference and on several college campuses.  His comments have been featured in EEO-Insights (a referred journal for diversity professionals), DiversityInc Magazine, Technical Recruiter Magazine, the New York Post, and on various HR and leadership blogs.

    In his spare time, Klint enjoys spending time with his family, country-western dancing, and reading.

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    Information on Registration:

    Please be sure to register on or before the close of business on Monday, February 15th (4:00pm) to be eligible for the early bird discount ($5.00) and to assist us in ensuring that we have an adequate number of hand-outs as well as enough space and food for all our guests. On-line registration will close on Tuesday, February 16th at 12:00 PM.

    Late registrations must register at the meeting and pay the late fee at the door. As a reminder, if you need to cancel, please cancel your registration via email no later than 4:00 PM Monday, Februay 15th to avoid excess charges for no-shows. Please feel free to contact Daniel Smith at should you have any further questions.