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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:

 April 18:  Dealing with Difficult People with Tamara Bunte

Do you have someone in your life that irritates you?  Are there several?  What if you knew exactly how to draw out the best in someone?  What if you had the control to avoid disagreements and win people over to your way of thinking? 

This session will help you improve your ability to inspire people to become the best version of themselves and to influence even the most difficult of personalities.  You'll leave with 9 ways you can change behaviors and get better results.


Master Sales Coach Tamara Bunte advises and consults with Fortune 500 companies, executives, managers, success coaches and sales professionals in the areas of Peak Performance, Leadership, Organizational Behavior and the Psychology of Achievement and Sales. Over the past 15 years, Tamara has excelled in the world of coaching, working with top peak performers and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves. Tamara is the founder of The Institute for Advanced Results, LLC, Tamara Bunte Inc., The Foundation Focus on the Good and the author of Proverbs for Selling.

5:30 -6:00 pm Networking

6:00 - 6:20 pm Dinner

6:20-6:30 pm Announcements

6:30 - 7:45 pm Program & Close


 Click HERE for more information and to register.


 Special Thanks to Our April Meeting Sponsor!



May 16:  Maximizing Lean Six Sigma to Improve HR with Christina Behling

Lunch meeting onsite at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, NC - Special Location!

Registration information coming soon!


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!


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!


Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification!

HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™. SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs: Advance Your EducationAdvance Your Organization, and Advance Your Profession.

For more information on how to recertify, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.


                       Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:


April 5:  Workplace Violence & Situational Awareness Training  Sponsored by GTC of IFMA, NCSHRM and RWHRMA

Meeting time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. Cary, NC 27513

Do you want to increase your situation awareness and develop preventative measures, as well as a plan of action, should you or your organization face an active shooter? Our presenter is Terry Hairston, owner to Protect and Defend, Inc. Terry's organization provides training to help businesses deal with the risk of workplace violence. Attendees are encouraged to invite his or her counterpart in their company's facilities or human resource department to attend, as the two groups perform best in this type of situation when working in concert with one another.  Click HERE  to Register.


April 18: How to Effectively Navigate Through Internal Investigations and EEOC Charges Sponsored by McNair Law Firm, P.A.


Meeting time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm (lunch is provided)

Bank of America Plaza, 101 South Tryon Street, Suite 2610, Charlotte, NC

The event will focus on key tactics and best practices for HR professionals during an internal investigation, and how to respond to an EEOC charge. Topics will include:        

  • Key tactics and best practices for internal investigations
  • Policies and procedures when conducting an internal investigation
  • Procedures when responding to an EEOC charge(s)
  • Best practices for investigation of the EEOC charge(s)
  •  Steps to take during an EEOC investigation

To RSVP click HERE.


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.

SHRM17 Annual Conference

June 18-21, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.  Click HERE for more information.  Early Bird Registration ends on April 28, 2017!

2017 NCSHRM Conference

September 27-29, 2017 in Greensboro, NC.  Click HERE for more information.  Early Bird Registration ends on May 31, 2017!


2017 LKNHR Board Members:

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President

Dawn Rogers, SHRM-SC, PHR, President-Elect

Laura Russell, SHRM-CP, PHR/ Gretchen Blevins, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


Kelly Greer, SHRM-CP, PHR Treasurer

Herman Bruno/Janell Snipes, SHRM-CP, MHRM, Education & Programs

Erika Oliver, Membership & Retention

Neddy Perez, Diversity & Inclusion

Jennifer Higgins, SHRM-CP, PHR/Victoria Roth, Sponsorships

Ryan Bolick, Governmental Affairs

Brandy Reese, Communications

Janell Snipes, SHRM-CP, MHRM, Workforce Readiness

Ellen Slane, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Dorothy Sullivan, SHRM Foundation

Jennifer Covington, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Volunteer Coordinator

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

Connecting, Navigating, Leading 





Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors