December 5th Membership Meeting

December 05, 2017 - December 05, 2017
11:30 AM EST to 1:30 PM EST
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Poinsett Club
807 E. Washington St.
Greenville, SC 29601

RSVP by 12 p.m., November 30th.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Meeting begins at 12:00 p.m.

We will have a 50/50 raffle to support the SHRM Foundation! Bring small bills (or large ones!) to support this excellent cause.

Program SponsorNorth Greenville University

HR Certification Credit is approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI general credit hour.


GSHRM's Diversity & Inclusion Awards will take place during this meeting.

Program Topic: Leveraging the Silver Tsunami: Building Effective Mentoring Programs that Engage and Retain Mature Workers 

This session will inform HR Professionals about research regarding the Aging Workforce and encourage them to take a strategic look at how this trend impacts current work environments and future applicant pools.  This one-hour session will focus specifically on mentor program development as a method to leverage the talents of mature workers, build positive mixed-generation groups and promote business continuity by minimizing key institutional knowledge loss.

Program Speaker: Dr. Cynthia M. Sims, Clemson University

Dr. Cynthia Sims is an Assistant Professor for the Master’s program in Human Resource Development at Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education. She has extensive expertise in learning leadership and strategy, operations, evaluation and statistics, instructional design and distance learning, learning management systems, human performance technology, organizational development, and human resources. Dr. Sims completed her doctorate in organizational leadership at University of Maryland Eastern Shore where she focused on the leadership and business practices of small business owners. She is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). Her most recent research is “Managing interference between leader and gender identities: Determining an antecedent to the authentic leadership framework within U.S. small business owners, (2015).” Cynthia has a M. Ed. from Harvard University’s School of Education and a B.S. from Lake Forest College in psychology.

Before coming to Clemson, Dr. Sims was employed with a U.S. fortune 100 company and winner of Training Magazine’s Top 125 award. There, she served in a number of capacities including Director of Staff Operations, Director of Learning and Performance Improvement, and Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, Dr. Sims was with an international consulting firm. 

Late Registration & Cancellation Policy:  Late additions will be added to the waiting list and accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment ($25). Please direct changes or questions to

Accommodations and Special Dietary Needs: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary needs on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline date.

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$25.00 Member

$0.00 Pre-paid Ticket for GSHRM members that have paid up front for all meetings in 2017.

$25.00 Guests of GSHRM Members

$0.00 SHRM Foundation Donation