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2019 Employee Relations Symposium: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | October 31, 2019

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Human Resources at the University of West Florida will be hosting our 9th Annual Employee Relations Symposium: Cultivating Civility in the Workplace. The Employee Relations Symposium provides participants ideas and best practices to recognize, address and diffuse workplace issues that may interfere with the organization’s business objectives, as well as, an opportunity to network with other business professionals.

2018 Employee Relations Symposium Excerpt

At the 2018 Employee Relations Symposium: Building a Culture of Respect, speaker Allison Williams, ESQ presented on Building Trust Within Your Team. Ms. Williams presented the relevance and pertinence of the 7 Dynamics of Change. This exercise helped the audience to identify and engender empathy for the human experience of change, which is the thread that runs through inter-organizational activity. It evidences why supervisors perceive conduct in ways that are different than employees and why peer-to-peer activity is often fraught with friction. This exercise was fun and eye-opening. Ms. Williams preceded this engaging activity with some foundational information and key take-a-ways for inter-organizational team setting.

Recertification Credits

This Symposium has been approved for recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute and Society for Human Resource Management. This event has also been accredited for 6 CLE credits by NALA. The recertification ID number will be provided the day of the symposium. Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information visit SHRM at https://www.shrm.org/certification/recertify/ or HRCI at https://www.hrci.org/.


Earning your SHRM certification isn't the final step. As a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP you recognize the relevance and importance of SHRM certification. Earning your certification was a proactive a step toward a rewarding career and a commitment to advancing the future of HR. Recertification is how you will continue to grow and adapt to meet the evolving needs of the profession. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

SHRM Certification



As an HR leader, you must remain in a constant loop of ongoing career learning. Recertification through HR Certification Institute demonstrates your commitment to continuing competence ― not only at the time of initial certification, but throughout the advancement of your HR career. Recertification is one of the many reasons that HRCI certifications are the most recognized and trusted by HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

HR Certification Institute




This Symposium has been accredited for five (5) Substantive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits and one (1) Non-substantive CLE credits by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. in partnership with the Northwest Florida Paralegal Association, Inc. The CLE Verification forms will be available for pick-up at the conclusion of the Symposium.

Northwest Florida Paralegal Association (NWFPA)



The Florida Bar has accredited this event for Florida attorneys as follows: 6.5 General CLE credits, 3.5 Bias Elimination credits, and 1 Professionalism credit. Florida Bar members can report their CLE credits online at The Florida Bar.

The Florida Bar



To Register for the 2019 Employee Relations Symposium please use the registration button provided.

Register for the Symposium

University of West Florida employees should register via the Professional Development Reservation Desk.

UWF Employees ONLY Register Here  

University of West Florida Retirees attend for free in 2019! To register, email LaBratta Epting or call Human Resources at 850-474-2694.


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"I was very pleased with the choice of topics and with the presenters! I was grateful for the more interactive nature of Ms. Mikia Carter and Ms. Allison Williams's presentation."

Conference attendee