MEGA SESSION: Business Skills for the Business Partner

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Gain an understanding of common P&L financial elements and marketing frameworks to better align HR practices with your business needs.

Do your eyes glaze over when looking at a financial spreadsheet? Do you have difficulty understanding your CEO’s vision during company meetings? Ever mix up your debits with your credits? This session will address the basic financial and business areas which you should have a working understanding of to take some of the fear out of the “business” aspects of being a business partner. The ability to understand and diagnose the competitive and strategic challenges of organizations will be a hallmark of quality HR. We will discuss common financial and P&L terminology as well as basic marketing principles that you should understand, and then apply these principles to best practice development of a comprehensive HR agenda.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Michael Walters


Michael Walters is the CHRO for Samsung Semiconductor, a multi-billion dollar provider of leading edge memory solutions and chip manufacturer that powers the critical industries such as smartphones, electric vehicles, and hyperscale datacenters.  He leads all talent related functions for this business and oversees their community relations initiatives.  Michael has served in HR leadership roles in a wide variety of industries to include United Health Group, Microsoft, Roper Technologies, and Nielsen Entertainment

Michael has taught HR management at the University of Washington for twelve years and is a frequent speaker at SHRM events across the country. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor's in psychology from University of California, Los Angeles. 

Valencia AB
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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