LakeNormanHR (LKNHR)

LakeNormanHR (LKNHR) is North Carolina's newest networking group for HR professionals who live and work in our Lake Norman region communities - Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville.  We are chartered as a local chapter affiliate (chapter #0756) of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Our programs offer both SHRM PDC and HRCI certification for participation.  We appreciate the generosity and support of Charlotte Area SHRM, which is providing website, email and registration support to our chapter. 

Why join LakeNormanHR?

  • We promote and connect HR professionals, partners, and employers.
  • We recognize, engage, and enhance the human resources profession by providing leadership and professional development.
  • We provide information and advocacy concerning state and national HR issues relevant to our community.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events! 


Announcements and Upcoming Events   


Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


January 16:  Why one Person’s Junk is another’s Treasure with Caryn Lee, founder of Narrative

Approved for SHRM & HRCI Credit!

Registration closes Friday 1/12 at 12 noon!


People are a major asset for an organization and they are complex with unique personalities, values (motivations), skills, experiences and much more.  Harnessing strengths, determining potential and aligning people to effectively work together toward common goals is a huge undertaking.  Join us to learn about personality differences – how we are similar and different - and how to apply this information throughout the HR life-cycle in your business!


You will learn:

  • The 5 core traits from the Five Factor Model of Personality
  • The 5 trait continuum and where your traits may fall on the continuum
  • How an individual’s trait and sub-trait scores can be used throughout the HR life-cycle
  • Outcomes for your organization:
    • Improved job/employee fit, resulting in increased engagement, productivity, and longevity with the organization
    • Enhanced communication and reduced conflict


About the Presenter: Caryn Lee's deep business background, coupled with her technology expertise, helps her bring a fresh perspective to her company, Narrative, and enables her to pursue her greatest passions: making businesses more profitable and helping people become more successful and satisfied in their professional lives.


Please click HERE to register and get more information.


Special Thanks to Our January Meeting Sponsor!



Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs; customized corporate training; market-focused continuing education; and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. CPCC responds to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC has provided more than 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry. For more information, see Connect with the college on social media at


February 20:  Human Capital Trends in 2018 with Bradd Craver,  Deloitte Consulting LLP

Approved for SHRM & HRCI Credit!


Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. Our survey of more than 10,000 business and HR leaders from 140 countries reveals 10 areas for businesses to focus on to better organize, manage, develop, and align people at work.


About the Presenter: Bradd Craver is Managing Director of the Carolinas Consulting Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  He has nearly 30 years of experience in developing organizational capabilities with the Talent and Human Capital arena.  Bradd has worked in a variety of industries including oil and gas, consumer and industrial products, manufacturing, retail, automotive and public sector.  He focuses on areas with HR such as talent acquisition, development, competency modeling and assessments, career path development, and workforce planning.  Prior to joining Deloitte Consulting in 1988, Bradd led the HR function for a consumer products manufacturing facility where he was responsible for hiring, onboarding, labor relations, OSHA and EPA compliance and quality.  Bradd is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Business and Accountancy.  He is active in youth missions work, loves to play golf and enjoys spending quality time with family.

Please click HERE to register and get more information.


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!


SHRM Scholarship applications open January 15th.

Applications for SHRM Foundation scholarships to attend SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition and to support HR professionals seeking to earn their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification will open on Monday, January 15.


Want to renew your LakeNormanHR annual membership or become a member?

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!



                       Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:


June 17 - 20              SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago          


September 24 - 25   NCSHRM Conference in Pinehurst




Maximize 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.


2018 LKNHR Board Members:


Dawn Rogers, SHRM-CP, PHR, President

Brandy Reese, SHRM-CMP, President-Elect

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Secretary

Keli Greer,SHRM-CP, PHR Treasurer

Angela Genaro Ruilova Education & Programs

Jennifer Covington, SHRM-SCP, SPHR,/Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, PHR,

Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco/Victoria Roth, Co-Sponsorships

Ellen Slane, SHRM-CP, PHR, Communications

Leigh Coble, Workforce Readiness

Sara Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Mark Beasley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR,  SHRM Foundation

Teresa Newman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Webmaster & Diversity & Inclusion

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Advisor

Connecting, Navigating, Leading








Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors