Mile High SHRM Event | Bridging the Talent Gap

What worked before to hire the best people for your company may not be working now. The world changes and so does the HR industry. That’s why you need to be up to date with the best hiring requirements, skills and strategies to hire the best people for your business. That way, you’ll have a motivated work team that will give their 100% and, therefore, your company will grow tons.

If you’re a HR professional, a HR leader, a boss or a CEO looking for improvement in that area, check a HR event. In fact, check Mile High SHRM “Bridging the Talent Gap: HR Leaders and Community Resource Unite” event. We believe it’ll help you

About Mile High SHRM

Mile High Society for Human Resource Management (Mile High SHRM) was founded in1938 to help professionals in everything Human Resources related. Ever since, they’ve grown to over a thousand members. All of which work together to educate about HR and improve both professionals and the industry.

Mile High SHRM has their very own certification. Their certifications “[…] are the only behavioral competency-based programs in the field. This makes it a great addition to your business skills and your resume. The best of it all is that they also have a certification prep course, so you have better chances at passing the exam.

In that course, there will be a SHRM-certified instructor ready to guide you through the course and answer every doubt you might have. So, don’t be afraid of asking, we’re all learning there. You’ll also be asked some “[…] sample test questions…” to prepare you better for the exam. You’ll be given the SHRM Learning System, which is an interactive system “that combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations…” It comes with the registration. There are two courses in the year: one in Spring and one in Fall. So, don’t miss it!

Oh, and you can be a member too! If you want a Mile High SHRM membership, you’ll also have to get a National SHRM membership. They come together, so when you purchase one, you’ll get the other as well. This means you’ll have a Dual Membership and therefore, you’ll get benefits from both organizations. Some of the benefits for being a member are personalized content and discounts for events. As well as access to HR resources, a subscription to online library Zywave, and more.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023
Time: From 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce at 1445 Market St, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States

The “Bridging the Talent Gap: HR Leaders and Community Resource Unite” event is the last session of the Talent Equity in Action Series. This is a series of events (two online and two in person) addressed to HR practitioners and HR leaders. In each session, they discuss essential topics for today’s industry, like equity gaps, inclusive workforce and diversity. Don’t worry if you didn’t attend the other sessions, you can still be a part of this one and learn a lot. 

This event is about showing you the right tools and resources to hire the perfect people for a specific job vacancy and for your company. There will be various experts talking about “[…] their experiences implementing job quality, skills based hiring and apprenticeships in their businesses”. The experts will be HR leaders and community resource leaders that will help you and teach you everything about recruitment.

The agenda is already planned. Registration will begin at 12:00 pm and there will also be a lunch. At that same time, there will also be a “Networking and Myth Busting presentation with Community Resource Partners”. Then, at 12:45 pm there will be a welcome. Right after it, at 1:00 pm the Innovative Solutions Business Panel will begin. And at 2:00 pm there will be a thirty-minute Q&A session with the panel and with the community partners. Finally, at 2:30 pm they’ll thank the attendees, and the event will end. You’ll be able to gain SHRM and HRCI general credits.

Register now. It’s completely free.


Stephanie Mufic

Stephanie Mufic will be the moderator of the conference.

She studied business at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Bachelor in Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies at Colorado State University Global. Ever since she’s gained a great work experience in “[…] multi-site management, remote management, 4 wall management, and process management”.

She worked at Sears for thirteen years. First, she was a General Manager of Carry-In Repair, then she was a District Operations Manager and finally she was their District Manager. After that, she worked at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! as a Business Development Representative and a Business Services Manager. Now Mufic is the Business Innovation and Strategy Unit Manager at Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. On top of that, she’s also done a lot of volunteering.

On her LinkedIn, she lists ISO Lead Auditor, Six Sigma Green Belt and business strategy, as some of her specialties.

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey studied a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Economics and Political Science at Regis University. He also did a Study abroad program at Universidad de Belgrano, where he studied Spanish, Complex Economies and Political Crisis. So, he’s bilingual, which as we know here at Fluency Corp, is a very useful skill in today’s globalized world.

He also has a lot of work experience in different companies and different job positions. He worked for five years at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade in the State of Colorado. There, he had different positions through the years, including Senior Manager of Global Business Development. He also was the Vice President of Economic Development at Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. And he’s now the Principal and Coach at Tandem Advisors, as well as the Manager of Economic Development Policy at Amazon.

Bailey has been recognized for his work and services many times. Among the many awards, he has the “Legacy Honoree Award” by Colorado Companies to Watch.

Karla Nugent

Karla Nugent studied a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University. Then, in 2002, she went on to found Weifield Group Contracting, where she also functions as the Chief Revenue Officer. There, Nugent “is responsible for the company’s business development, marketing, sales and preconstruction departments”.

She has done a lot of volunteering; she even is the Avista Hospital Board of Trustees Vice Chair. She’s also a Board Member of Hope House Colorado and an Executive Board Member of Colorado Business Roundtable. As well as a Business Executive of the Colorado Workforce Development Council.

In 2018, she was recognized in Denver Top 25 Most Powerful Women by Colorado Women’s Chamber. Before that, she also won the “Outstanding Women in Business” award by Denver Business Journal. As well as the “Tree of Life” award by Denver Institute for Faith & Work, among other recognitions.

Peter Hancock

Peter Hancock has a long experience of working with different companies in different roles. But before that, he studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Accounting and Finance at University of Colorado Boulder. Part of his job experience was being an intern at UBS Wealth Management. After that, he worked at Aerotek Commercial Staffing, where he lasted ten years and started as a Recruiter and ended as a Senior Account Executive. He also worked as a Business Development Manager at Red Oak Technologies. All of this was before founding the Professional Employment Group of Colorado in 2019, where he still functions as the President.

Hancock has also been part of the Workforce Board Chair at Arapahoe/Douglas Works! for three years now. And is a Board Member of the Invisible Disabilities Association.
He strives to provide “[…] world class customer service that aligns with my innovative solutions that are customized towards my clients’ goals and objectives”.

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