GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

January 25, 2022
Virtual Event


Session 1    8:00-10:00

Protecting Your Culture During Organizational Transition


Session 2     10:15-12:15  

Loving My Job – Tools To Retaining Top Talent

Presented By: 
  • Michelle Venturini, SPHR, UW Madison Center for
    Continuing Studies
  Presented by:  
  • Sharon Hulce, Employment Resource Group

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Session 1

If the pandemic has taught is anything, it is the importance of an organization's culture to bring people together, regardless of the circumstances. Culture's need to be protected, especially during times of transition. During this session we'll explore how to identify and reinforce your organization's cultural non-negotiables.

Participants will learn:   

  • How internal and external influences place an organization's culture under constant pressure.
  • How to identify and reinforce cultural non-negotiables.
  • How cultures evolve from an entrepreneur's vision to shape an entire organization.

Session 2

Retaining top talent is not getting any easier – especially in the midst of “The Great Resignation”. With the worker shortage at an all-time high, employees are being asked to take on additional duties, causing extreme burnout nationwide. This presentation, led by Sharon Hulce, President/CEO of Employment Resource Group and a 25-year veteran in Executive Search, will focus on helping HR professionals develop a blueprint to how to retain top talent and cultivate a more engaged workforce that will have employees saying “I Love My Job!”.

Participants will learn:
  • How to develop a blueprint for retaining your employees long-term.
  • How to ensure employees are doing work that aligns with their “why”.
  • Steps a company can take to provide career happiness.
  • How a company can play to an employee’s natural gifts.
Michelle Venturini is an SPHR with more than 20 years of HR experience. She has successfully led organizations through significant change, ranging from closure to rapid growth. Michelle believes that employees are the only sustainable competitive advantage, and the key to employee engagement is a culture that attracts and retains. Michelle is on the faculty of the Masters in
Biotech program at the University of Wisconsin and is a regular teacher for the Center for Continuing Studies.
  Sharon Hulce is President/CEO of Employment Resource Group, Inc. (ERG) based in Appleton and a 25-year veteran of the Executive Search industry. Sharon is known in her industry as an innovation leader who works tirelessly on finding the right talent for her clients, while also focusing on the empowerment and retention of that talent. Sharon understands the emotional intelligence, competencies, knowledge and social interaction necessary to integrate new hires into a corporate culture for success. Sharon has been a Top Ten Owner of the Decade, having personal billings over $20 million and was recently honored for her innovation as Management Recruiter International's Person of the Year.

Sharon is very passionate about her community. She was a 2019 recipient of the Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award, which recognizes an individual who over many years has positively impacted the quality of life in Northeast Wisconsin through their leadership. ERG’s gift to the community is its transformation of the non-profit community, having conducted over 80 leadership searches pro-bono, valued at over $5 million in donated search fees.

Sharon has served on numerous boards including: Fox Valley Technical College, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Theda Clark Medical Foundation, YMCA of the Fox Valley and United Way Fox Cities. She has also been involved in many national boards throughout the staffing industry and is an Executive Board Member of The Pinnacle Society, a consortium of the top 80 recruiters in the country. Sharon is a sought-after speaker, sharing her thought leadership at countless corporate presentations, national conferences and even a TEDx talk. She has received many awards for her work and recently became a Forbes published author of her first book, A Well Done Professional Midlife Crisis.
  • 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

$50 Either or Both Sessions
  • Guest Grant Registration

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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.