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    December Monthly Meeting -- Signs from The Road: When you Want to Say This; But Mean That!

    Date: December 6, 2011, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Valarie Nash
    Kent Stark University Center

    Members: $25.00 Non-Members $30.00 Students:$15.00
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    Speaker: Ned Parks

    While still attending college at the age of 21, Ned became a police officer.  By the time he reached 26, he had accepted an offer to attend Warrant Officers Candidate School and the U.S. Army Helicopter Pilot School.  One year later, Ned was flying helicopters along South Korea’s conflicted DMZ.  By age 28, Ned’s experiences teaching teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills in high-pressure environments came into play after he successfully completed the US Army’s adult education program and was assigned as a classroom and flight line instructor.

    Ned is the founder of New Directions Learning & Development a global provider of business consulting and staff development services that help organizations improve management competencies enhance customer service and improve employee engagement efforts. New Directions Learning and Development partners with The Corporate University, Kent State University at Stark delivering the finest in business consulting services in Stark County. 

    New Directions is located in Bath, Ohio and can be found on the web at

    Topic:  Signs from The Road: When you Want to Say This; But Mean That!

    Using humor in signs from around the world we will learn how our message is clear to us but not to others. Not only in signs but in our everyday conversation we send the wrong or confusing message. Explore some simple techniques to clarify your communications.


    Seafood bisque
    House salad
    Stuffed pork loin w/ apple raisin stuffing
    English pot roast
    Roasted vegetables

    Assorted dessert table

    Vegetarian:  Portobello Napoleon (lightly seasoned & charbroiled Portobello, layered with a mélange of roasted vegetables, served w/ roasted red pepper sauce)


    The December program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    Membership Holiday Raffle & Door Prizes
    Just a reminder to all SCHRA Members - please donate a gift basket or door prize item for our annual membership raffle at our December Meeting.

    Contact Brenda Renicker, PHR - Vice President to make your donation or for more information!