September 2019 Luncheon

September 2019 Luncheon


Clearing out Ambiguity in our Company Culture !!

Speaker: Steve Browne

Credits: This program is being submitted for approval of recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and for SHRM Professional Development Credit (PDC).


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Session Description and Speaker Bio

Speaker: Steve Browne

Topic: Clearing out Ambiguity in our Company Culture !!

Learning Objectives:

  • Owning HR - HR is at a crossroads where we need to own who we are and what we bring to organizations. We are not a support function. We are a leadership/development arm of the company.
  • The Human Factor - HR has the ability to personalize and practice HR at the individual level. Done well this leads to building the whole into an organization filled with people who truly perform in their roles. This is much more than putting the "H" in HR. It's allowing people to bring their best to their role every day.
  • The Power of Context - Giving employees context around why we have parameters and processes is a shift from the traditional organization. HR can affect the company from a behavioral perspective which is sustainable on a long-term basis.
  • Development not Measurement - HR must develop employees from the C-Suite to Management to Front-line Supervision. This takes a complete break from how companies currently approach employees. There is an intentional method that breaks through and leverages the strengths of our people.
  • Approach is Key - HR has the responsibility to model the behavior it wants to see in others. It's not good enough to design programs, performance must be visible and consistent. HR sets the standard and direction of culture strategically across the organization.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Steve Browne is the Vice President of Human Resources for LaRosa's, Inc. - a regional Pizzeria restaurant chain in Southwest Ohio with 13 locations and over 1,100 Team Members.
    Steve has been an HR professional for 30 years and has worked in the Hospitality, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Professional Services industries in various HR roles.
    He is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Board of Directors and has been a member of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) representative for the North Central Region of SHRM and Past Ohio State Council Director. He facilitates a monthly HR Roundtable as well as an HR internet forum, called the HR Net, which reaches over 12,000+ people globally each week.
    Steve is an accomplished speaker who has been featured at local, regional and national Conferences, Chambers of Commerce, HR chapters and businesses.
    He’s very active in Social Media and has a nationally recognized HR blog – Everyday People. ( He also has authored a new book called “HR on Purpose !!” which looks at Human Resources from a fresh, positive and intentional perspective.

    Ponitz Conference Center, Building 12, Room 127
    444 West Third St.
    Dayton, Ohio 45402

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    • Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
    • Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
    • Contact Jennifer Walling - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed..


    MVHRA Member: $19.00
    • This price is for 1 attendee.
    Non-Member Guest: $24.00
    • This price is for 1 attendee.
    MVHRA Student Member: $13.00
    • This price is for 1 attendee.
    Non-Member Student Guest: $19.00
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    All meetings are held at The David H. Ponitz-Sinclair Center which is conveniently located in downtown Dayton.  Sinclair Center can be reached quickly and easily from nearby hotels and highways.

    Directions to Sinclair Conference Center: Click for Map and Directions - The David H. Ponitz - Sinclair Conference Center

    •Take the Third Street exit 53A off of I-75 (northbound or southbound)
    •Turn right on Perry Street
    •Turn right on Fourth Street, then right again into the underground parking garage beneath Sinclair Center
    •Parking for the Sinclair Conference Center is at no charge (be sure to pick up your parking pass)

    Thank you to our Luncheon sponsors!

    When and Where

    444 West Third Street
    Date and Time
    • September 10, 2019
    • 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM