Central Illinois Human Resources Group

Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

Champaign, IL

CiHRG 1/2 Day

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn - 101 Trade Center Dr. Champaign, IL - In-person only


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1/2 Day Conference -  Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP

October 17, 2023 11:30 am to 4:30 pm (note this is the 3rd Tuesday of the month)

In-Person Only, lunch included - please RSVP no later than October, 11, 2023.

CiHRG is excited to welcome Steve Browne, Chief People Office of LaRosa's Pizzeria, Inc. to lead our half day conference.

The Heart of the Matter: Why the Work of HR Matters in Today’s Companies

The landscape of work has changed dramatically, and HR has been called upon to step in, lead and drive the efforts to be people-first. It’s time to show how HR is relevant, necessary, useful and proactive. This workshop will explore new and fresh approaches to make this transition in becoming a people-centric organization. Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP is the Chief People Officer of LaRosa’s, Inc. and lives out the heart of HR on a daily basis. Attendees will learn:

  1. How to show employees that their work matters – personally and professionally
  2. How to lead from the seat you have in framing, creating and sustaining solid people practices throughout your company.
  3. How having fun is a business skill and NOT a soft skill.
  4. How to approach your work strategically by building relationships across departments and functions.
  5. How to thrive and enjoy the work of human resources at every stage of your career.

Steve Browne has devoted 30+ years of his career to human resources.  An active member of SHRM for more than 18 years, Steve has held several leadership roles, including Ohio State Council Director for SHRM; State Conference Director for Ohio HR Conference; and President of the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association. 

Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses.  He also has testified on behalf of SHRM before Congress and has lead advocacy efforts at the state and national levels. He is the author of HR on Purpose!! which has been a bestseller for SHRM and Amazon.

He's very active in Social Media, has a nationally recognized HR blog – Everyday People. (http://sbrownehr.com) – and often ranks among the 100 most influential HR voices on social media.  He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum called the HR Net which reaches over 9,500 people globally each week.

Outside of his professional HR environment, Steve has held leadership roles in a host of civic groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board and the Great Oaks Business Partnership Council.

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Central Illinois Human  Resources (CiHRG)

PO Box 7291

Champaign, IL 61826-7291

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