GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

March 9, 2021
Virtual Event


Session 1:  2021 HR Trends: The New World of Work


Session 2:  Staying Positive During Change & Uncertainty   

Presented By:  Summer Rector, The QTI Group
  Presented by:  Tina Hallis, Ph.D.

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Session 1

We live in an era of constant innovation and change. Yet trying to keep up with the latest HR strategies and trends while managing your day-to-day work is challenging.  Annually, QTI surveys hundreds of employers to better understand HR challenges and leading trends to overcome these challenges.  This survey explores topics such as talent attraction and engagement strategies, compensation and benefit plans, diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and more.  Join us as we share QTIís latest survey results where we will provide you with data to drive decision making and actionable solutions to help your organization reach its full potential through people.  Session attendees will receive a complimentary copy of QTIís 2021 HR Trends Highlights Report to support their 2021 HR strategic plans.

Participants will learn:   
  • Learn about the top HR challenges and what high performing organizations are doing to attract, retain, and engage talent
  • Learn how your organization can make forward progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments and actions
  • Learn about the compensation, benefits, well-being, and career trends to optimize your total rewards investment

Session 2

In these times of change and extreme uncertainty, itís normal for people to get stuck focused on all the problems and challenges that stress them out. When they feel overwhelmed, anxious, or discouraged, itís hard for them to be their best; to provide their best teamwork, their best ideas, their best leadership. However, studies show that people can learn to shift their thinking so they can spend more time in positive emotions, like curiosity, enthusiasm, optimism, and appreciation. Now everything gets easier and better, including:   
 ~ Productivity 
~ Customer relations 
~ Change management 
~ Teamwork 
~ Leadership   
In this program, you will learn why increasing your people's positivity matters to your organization's success and, more importantly, science-based strategies to make it easier for them (and you) to build their positivity skills.  

Participants will:
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and importance of positivity in peopleís lives and in your organization
  • Leave with ideas on how to increase and promote positivity in your people and organization based on Positive Psychology
  • Discover a new appreciation for the power of our thoughts and how to tap into that power for more success
Summer Rector is Vice President of Human Resources Consulting at The QTI Group, and she frequently presents locally and nationally on a variety of HR topics. Prior to QTI, Summer gained HR experience working for Mercer, DayNine-Accenture, and Health Care Service Corporation. Summer serves as a SHRM Learning Instructor, Faculty Member of UW-Madisonís Graduate School of Banking HR Management School, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of Literacy Network. She was recognized by InBusiness Magazine as a member of their 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.  Summer graduated from the UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Human Resources and is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is a professional speaker, author, and founder of The Positive Edge. Tina is certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute, an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSCģ, and a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. She is the author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity & Success. Tina worked for 20+ years in biotechnology before discovering a new science in 2011 called Positive Psychology that focuses on how we can all live our best, most meaningful lives. Seeing the powerful impact this information has on improving people and organizations, Tina decided to create her own company, The Positive Edge so she can improve the quality of peopleís lives and their workplaces.

  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.  
  • Guest / Nonmember
$25 each session   -   $40 both sessions
  • Guest Grant Registration

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GMA SHRM has a limited number of Professional Grants available for potential members to attend one Professional Development Summit at no cost. 

If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link.  We would love to have you join us! 




Virtual Event

Connection instructions will be sent prior to event. 


For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons    Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.