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Contact: Angey Murray
Date: 3/3/05
     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will host the it’s second annual Louisiana SHRM Student Leadership Conference, “Linking HR Leadership to Effective Results,” on Friday, March 18 at the Southeastern campus in Hammond.  
     The free conference kicks off with keynote speaker Billy Arcement, author, management consultant, and owner of The Results Group. His program, addressing “Leadership Strategies for the 21st Century Workplace,” is tailored for inspiration and motivation of business management professionals and students. 
According to SHRM President Rachel Beard, Arcement creatively transposes his message through Cajun humor, “delivering an effective, yet funny educational experience to the audience.”
     Michael Garrard from the Labor and Employment Law Group and partner at the law firm Kean Miller is also scheduled to deliver an address entitled, “Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law.” Garrard will provide insights on current labor and employment law issues and how the courts are ruling on these matters.   
     Barbara K. Johnson, senior vice president of Workforce and Area Development for 
Greater New Orleans, Inc. will speak on “Developing a New and Exciting Louisiana Workforce and Human Resources’ Role.” Johnson will share new techniques to enhance Louisiana’s workforce, recruiting ideas, and basic information about Workforce and Area Development for Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Closing out the conference will be Southeastern alumnus Chad Murray, human resources generalist at Winn-Dixie Logistics in Hammond, who is scheduled to speak about “Human Resources Transition: The Move From School to Work.” Murray’s talk will be of interest to those looking to enter the work force as he will focus on his experiences when transitioning from college to the world of employment.    
     “Linking HR Leadership to Effective Results” begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast in room 133 of the Southeastern University Center, located on University Avenue. A buffet-style lunch and networking will occur from noon to 1 p.m. All interested parties are invited to attend. 
The conference is certified by Human Resource Certification Institute for 3.75 hours for PHR/SPHR recertification credits. 
     Registration deadline is March 10.  For more information or to register, email SHRM at