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May Program Meeting - Webinar

Fostering Engagement

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting
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Presented by Mike Shaw and Josh Ploch

Our children are raised in our home, understanding our expectations, our core values and learning how to interact with various individuals in our household. When we have a new foster family member, we can’t have the same expectations. They have experienced life differently, had different beliefs, valued different behaviors and learned to interact with individuals differently than we have.

Similarly, at work, our tenured employees have learned the value systems of the organization, but they didn’t know these things on their first day, week, month or even year. These are learned. In this interactive presentation, we take our experiences as foster parents and HR professionals to create a relatable road map to an environment that fost (h) rs engagement for new and current employees. We’ll utilize the techniques used to welcome a new foster family member into our household, so they can move from a temporary placement to lifelong family member regardless of how long they are with us.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Clarify the Organization’s Values
  • Improve Retention
  • Improve Engagement

Mike Shaw is probably the most recognizable HR Dude in the State of Oklahoma due to his role as the State Director Elect for the Oklahoma Human Resources Association and years as the host of the State HR Conference. An occasional speaker and HR Consultant, Mike has a Master’s in Human Resources and nearly 20 years of experience as an HR executive with organizations ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups.

With more than twenty years in the human resources industry, Josh Ploch utilizes a number of processes (Lean Six Sigma, and others) to help companies develop winning and productive teams. He helps evaluate not just culture, but goals for growth and processes as well to ensure not only is there clarity on where we are going, but also that everyone in the team is dialed in and committed to reaching the goal.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This Program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

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.

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