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28th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference

28th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference


Join us Friday, October 23, 2020 – Saturday, October 24, 2020 at The Westin Sarasota for the 28th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference. This event will offer various educational sessions focusing on chapter leadership and management that will provide you with critical information, best practices and tools that you can use to enhance your volunteer experience. 


Registration  (deadline 09/21/2020)

If you will be a SHRM affiliated chapter president, president-elect, committee chair, board member or other volunteer leader within the 28 chapters across the state of Florida as of January 1, 2021, this event is for you!     



 Hotel Information


The Westin \ Sarasota

100 Marina View Drive

Sarasota, FL 34236

  • Accommodation Rate – $190.00 per night + tax
  • Valet Only Parking - Valet Rate – $10 per night



             (Hotel block closes 9/21/2020)


Set sail to The Westin Sarasota and awaken your sense of wanderlust. Soaring over the Sarasota Bay and downtown, our hotel is situated moments from top destinations such as St. Armands Circle, Mote Marine Aquarium, Siesta Key Beach and Lido Key Beach. During your getaway, discover our hotel's intuitive amenities designed to enrich your well-being from the inside out. Enjoy an invigorating workout in our well-equipped fitness center before heading to our on-site spa, where you can restore your body with an array of skin treatments and soothing massages. Our signature restaurant offers soul-warming comfort food prepared with healthy ingredients, while our rooftop bar serves refreshing poolside cocktails while you're soaking up the sun. Rest well in our modern rooms and suites featuring cozy bedding, flat-panel TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating an inviting ambiance.




Conference Information


The Leadership Conference will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 and conclude around 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020. 


Friday Breakfast Keynote- Michelle Gielan


Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington PostFORBES, and The New York Times. Michelle holds an advanced degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Tufts University in Computer Engineering.


Saturday Luncheon Keynote - Greg Hawks


As a Corporate Culture Specialist, Greg Hawks shapes environments where everyone gets to contribute their best daily! For two decades he has mentored leaders, developed teams, crafted culture and empowered employees. He is intensely motivated to grow high capacity performers who work, serve and sell with excellence, consistently.

As a Keynote Speaker, he is an enthusiastic character. His style, wit and energy consistently capture the attention and imagination of audiences. His forward thinking contributes fresh perspectives that work. He’s annoyingly optimistic, contagiously energetic and slightly mischievous.




Schedule at a Glance - Coming Soon...


Sponsor/Exhibitor Information


The HR Florida Annual Leadership Conference provides sponsors an opportunity to promote your mission, vision and products to our 300+ leaders who serve in all industries and levels throughout their own organizations. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to continue our long-standing mission of advancing the profession and serving the professional.

Sponsor Packages Coming Soon!



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