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ASHRM January Monthly Luncheon (Strategic/Business Credit!!)

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel


  • Fee for non-members of SHRM or for those SHRM members that have not designated ASHRM as their chapter

Know the Numbers!  Financial Tools for the HR Professional

Beverly Holmes, MBA, CHAE, CHTP

Whether we like it or not, most business decisions are based on what it costs and what is the return on that investment.  This workshop will help improve your literacy and ability to communicate financial matters, especially with respect to the value that HR brings to an organization. The question is: How do we show the return on investment for the important initiatives that HR proposes? In this presentation you will learn tips and tools for making the financial case for your proposals.  Suitable for all, including “non-numbers” people, this is a must for leaders who want to align their HR department with the financial goals of their business units, as well as improve financial communication in their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand financial challenges a business faces
  • Learn to create a financial argument for management approval
  • Learn HR’s role in preventing employee theft

Beverly Holmes, MBA, CHAE, CHTP has over 30 years’ experience working in business and financial management, specializing in the hospitality industry.  She switched gears in 1997 and began her training business after becoming a certified trainer in the Strength Deployment Inventory and other personality assessments. 

After she received her graduate degree, she began teaching at Alaska Pacific University as an adjunct professor.  She continued in that capacity for nine years.  In 2007, she became a full time faculty member in APU’s Institute of Business Administration and Public Policy, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs. 

In addition to her academic activities, she is in demand as a public speaker and facilitator of organizational team building activities.  Among the many topics she has facilitated in her workshops are: Relationship Awareness, Business Communication, Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership.  She has presented her original work at several international conferences. 

Ms. Holmes enjoys many community service activities.  For over 15 years, she has been a classroom consultant for Junior Achievement.  She has conducted several relationship management classes for Leadership Anchorage and other leader development organizations.  She has served on the board of the American Society of Training and Development and was the Hartig Fellow with Commonwealth North.   She is a current member of the following organizations: Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, Institute of Management Accountants and American Society of Training and Development.  She was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society in 2008 and currently serves as the president of the Alaska chapter. 

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