A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management



Connected, intentional listening is challenging. We live in a distracted world, gathering information and data from multiple sources – often at the same time. The cost of distracted listening, through our own filters and agendas, is often a loss of critical information and nuance.

Intentional listening is an HR core competency. Whether listening to a leader’s challenges for the opportunities to create alignment through programs and processes or completing an intake with a concerned employee it is incumbent on the HR professional to listen empathetically and fully. Participants will learn tangible, memorable skills that will support them in listening more fully.

The Bolder Company’s approach is experiential - we’ll laugh, connect more deeply with our SMA peers, and invest in building our own skills so that we can offer even more support to the people and organizations that we serve.

Dakota Steak House
1489 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT

5:15–5:45pm   Registration and Networking
5:45–5:50pm   Dinner orders placed
5:50–6:30pm   Salad bar and dinner served
6:30–8:00pm   Presentation and Q&A

About The Bolder Company:

The Bolder Company is the catalyst for the lasting behavioral change that empowers businesses to thrive. We connect individuals to themselves, to each other, and to the futures of their organizations. We combine fully experiential, improvisation-based learning with grounded, outcomes-focused content to produce lasting behavioral change.

Committed to helping people build trust, courage, and levity, the organizations we work with become collaborative, generative environments. Our most popular programs and workshops focus on empowering the confidenceclarity, ease, and power of emerging leaders and executives.

Link to HBJ article: https://bit.ly/2MoNTKs


This event qualifies for 1.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits.

This event, has been approved for 1.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Meeting Registration:

SMA Chapter Members: $35.00
Guests: $50.00
SMA Members In transition: $20.00

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