Nature Coast Human Resources Society

Proudly Serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties 


Developing Leaders through Strategic Performance Management and Engagement

  • Thursday, January 11, 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • CARES Elfers Senior Center 4136 Barker Dr. New Port Richey


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NCHRS Monthly Meeting 

Held at CARES Elfers Senior Center
4136 Barker Drive, NPR 34652
Thursday, January 11th - Doors Open 8:00 am
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Program 8:30 - 9:30 am

*** Hot Breakfast Will Be Served ***
$10 NCHRS Members
$15 Non-members

Enjoy networking and a hot breakfast, followed by SHRM accredited HR presentation.  

TOPIC: Developing Leaders through Strategic Performance Management and Engagement

Summary: Too many managers take their key employees for granted. Others don’t know how they would survive if their top revenue producer left the company and some managers may not know how to engage a top performer. This session will help you develop a strategic performance management plan that will identify, engage and retain your top performers and help create a sense of ownership among key employees in their own leadership and performance development.

By gaining an intimate knowledge of the organization, you will be able to facilitate management’s identification of key employees and create a long-range plan to develop those employees. You will also learn techniques to train managers to become strategically focused on the long-range development of employees rather than just the needs of tomorrow.


1.Understand the need for career development plans for key employees in order to retain them in a growing and changing economy

2.How to develop and align a development and retention program that is based on strategic performance management of key employees, tying into the strategic plans of the business

3.How to develop a strategic performance management program that is based on the organization’s long-range goals/objectives

4.Understand how to educate managers to identify strategically important employees and how to development those employees through leadership and development

Chad Sorenson is the President of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

He works with companies throughout the Southeast U.S. that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Chad also works with trade associations providing HR support to member companies. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad was Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

Chad serves as the 2021-2022 President of the HR Florida State Council which represents over 16,000 HR professional across Florida as the state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016. He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the region on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 12 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.

Nature Coast Human Resources Society, Inc.

Serving Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties

SHRM Chapter #705

6645 Ridge Road, Port Richey, FL 34668



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