Session #904: The 11 Facts of Life for an HR Professional

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn thought-provoking ways to look at various situations from different socioeconomic backgrounds and how best to deal with those situations.

This session will challenge you to think about how your actions affect others in a positive and/or negative way. Cmdr. Drew Brown will discuss his 11 facts in a simplified but entertaining way that will allow you to leave inspired and ready to take on your workplace challenges. This session will show you:

·         Techniques for effective listening: zeroing in on the detail.

·         How to gather solid information and prioritize it for action.

·         The rules—learning the rules and knowing how and when to adapt as the rules change.

·         How to turn struggles into opportunities for growth.

·         The benefits of self-discipline and self-examination. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Cmdr. Drew Brown


Drew was born and raised in New York City on January 20, 1955. He was the only child of Rhoda Palestine and Drew "Bundini" Brown, Jr.

Drew's father Bundini was the trainer and motivational force behind three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. His famous slogan "Float like a Butterfly and Sting like a Bee" is timeless and world renown. Brown graduated from Southern University at New Orleans with a major in business administration and minor in economics.

Drew joined the United States Navy where he earned Wings of Gold. He was then assigned to Attack Squadron 35 "The Black Panthers"—the oldest Attack Squadron in Naval Aviation history. At one time, he was the only black Naval jet pilot flying attack aircrafts (A-6 Intruder). Drew flew missions from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-69)

Drew has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the President of the United States, The Freedom Foundation Medal by the US Supreme Court, and the Congressional Black Caucus Male Achievement Award. Among Drew's other numerous awards is the United States Chamber of Commerce's Special Salute for outstanding leadership.

Millions of people have seen and heard Commander Drew Brown in person or via his appearances on NBC's Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS This Morning Show, and hundreds of local TV and national radio broadcast. He has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fortune Magazine among other publications.

His autobiography "You Gotta Believe" reached the bestseller list and is in its seventh printing and continues to receive rave reviews.


Convention Center: Ballroom C
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Sunday Session
Relationship Management
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