SMART STAGE: Five Tips to Navigate the SHRM Annual Conference

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition

Join a veteran conference attendee as they shares some secrets and some strategies to getting around #SHRM16. We know the conference can be overwhelming so learn the best ways to make the most of your experience!

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 1:10pm to 1:28pm

Linda Dausend


Linda Dausend is no stranger to national SHRM conferences, having attended eight in the last 5 years, as well as every state SHRM conference in her home state of Indiana for the last twelve, as well as several surrounding state conferences. Linda has been on many sides of these conferences: as an attendee, as a volunteer leader, a presenter, and as an exhibitor. She currently serves as the State Council Director for the Indiana State Council of SHRM (Indiana SHRM), and has previously served as State Membership Director and the President of the Pinnacle Award-winning South Central Indiana HR Association in Bloomington, Indiana.

In her work, Linda has undertaken a wide range of talent management initiatives, from providing management and leadership development, to coaching employees, to creating comprehensive training programs. She’s worked in a number of industries, including retail, manufacturing, and services.

Linda applies her broad experience to help her FlashPoint clients develop more strategic approaches toward managing talent and to help them prepare leaders who actually lead. She plays a key role in our talent development programs, designing and facilitating manager training for dozens of companies. She also provides expertise in building talent processes and systems, including talent acquisition programs and performance management programs. Linda is an experienced coach, with a specialty in career development and transition.

Prior to joining FlashPoint in 2010, Linda held a variety of organizational development positions at well-known companies, including Macy’s, Simon Property Group, Sunrise Greetings (a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards), Employment Plus, and Author Solutions. The business acumen she gained in these roles now allows her to help organizations identify causes for employee behaviors and find creative solutions that drive business success.

Linda earned her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University with a major in business administration. In addition to her membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), she is also a member of the Association for Talent Development—Central Indiana Chapter (ATD-CIC). She is a certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development and is also certified to facilitate The Coaching Clinic®, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, and Everything DiSC®.

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