LFGSM and HRMAC Team Up in February

Don’t Miss this if you are a HR Professional
Influencing Strategies, A HRMAC Business Essentials Course on Persuasion and Influence

February 6th
8:30 am - Noon
Presented by HRMAC with LFGSM Faculty Suzanne Coonan

Join LFGSM faculty and HRMAC as they help HR professionals become effective leaders and influencers this February, March, and April. In the Business Essentials series, LFGSM and HRMAC hope to strengthen the HR community and its leaders through several courses focused on strengthening influencing strategies and financial fundamentals. The first of these courses is Influencing Strategies on February 6th.

Influencing Strategies

Much of the time, HR professional and leaders have to influence without having positional power. They are asked to drive organizational effectiveness and performance by convincing others to invest their time, resources, and budgets. Compelling and rational business cases are essential, but may not always be good enough. To be an effective HR leader, you need to be an effective influencer.

Via presentation, case studies, and small group work, this course will teach you how to create strategies to influence your key stakeholders so that they can make wise decisions. Get the skills you need to be a successful and memorable communicator with the five steps to influence that result in a win-win outcome for all parties.

Time and Location:
Grant Thornton LLP
175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

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Registration Fees:

HRMAC Members: $99 Non-Members: $139 - Register Today!
This program has been approved for 3.25 strategic credit hours towards
PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

HRMAC Members: You must log in to the HRMAC website using your credentials to receive the member rate.

Program Faculty:

Suzanne Coonan, PHR, is a faculty member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Suzanne is an experienced human resources leader, consultant and executive coach who helps successful business professionals reach the next level in their career and life. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Human Resources most recently as Vice President of HR at an MBA school. She has held leadership positions at a not-for-profit organization, a legal publishing company, a technology consulting firm, and a professional services firm. Suzanne holds a Master's of Science in Positive Organization Development & Change from Case Western Reserve University, a Bachelor's Degree from Northwestern University.

For other Business Essentials courses please visit:

Influencing Strategies (Schaumburg) - 3/13/14
Financial Fundamentals for HR Professionals I - 4/30/14
Financial Fundamentals for HR Professionals II - 4/30/14