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Ohio University-Zanesville Hosts OU Human Resource Institute

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (April 16, 2007) -- he 13th Annual Ohio University Human Resource Institute will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2007, on the Zanesville Campus.  The theme of this year?s event is Crucial HR Strategies for Survival. 

Kurt D. Southam, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker.  Dr. Southam will discuss the book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High.

In a 20-year study observing 20,000 people, it was learned that when stakes are high, opinions vary and emotions run strong, most people go to silence or violence.  Participants will learn skills that will help get you 'unstuck' on high stakes issues.  Over 300 of the Fortune 500, are now enjoying the benefits from this training in best leadership practices.  Human Resource Executive Magazine gave Crucial Conversations their Top Training Product award. 

The closing session is no less dynamic with Kordell Norton, addressing 'How to Manage the Speed of Change.'  Humorous and entertaining are terms used to describe this presenter.  Mr. Norton is the author of Throwing Gas on the Fire.  Concepts related to managing change and the speed of change, even when change is dramatic and drastic, from an employee satisfaction and performance prospective will be introduced. 

Concurrent and plenary sessions include topics such as ergonomics, essential interview skills, HR professionals at the management table and the human side of strategic topics. 

Human resource professionals are able to receive 6.0 recertification credit toward their PHR/SPHR certification.

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