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SHRS - JULY 2019 Meeting

  • July 09, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Education Center, Norman Regional Hospital 901 N. Porter Ave, Norman, Oklahoma, USA


  • Non-SHRS Members/Non-SHRM Members/Guests are $20.
  • SHRS Members that designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are FREE!
  • SHRS Members who do not designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are $10.
  • Must be both SHRS Student Member & SHRM Student Member

Please join us for our monthly meeting in the Education Center at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Porter Campus. 


"The Art of Awkward"

Overview  As Human Resources Professionals and leaders of our organizations, our days are filled with awkward and uncomfortable situations. It’s human nature to turn and run in the other direction when we encounter these situations. Whether it is having a hard conversation or calling someone on their behavior, this is hard stuff and takes a mind shift and PRACTICE to get good at it. This session is designed to provide the tools to not only deal with “awkwardville”, but grow from it.  

Our agenda includes:

  • The need for HR Professionals and Leaders to wade into “awkwardville”
  • The 5-step process for moving through the uncomfortable
  • Introduction to "Radical Candor"
  • Using Radical Candor in:
    • Feedback
    • Teams
    • Calling out behavior

Learning objectives:

  • Increased awareness around personal triggers of discomfort
  • Development of a process to use in these encounters
  • Gain knowledge of Radical Candor
  • Applicability of Radical Candor that can be used in personal and professional settings

Presenter - Kristi Spaethe

Kristi Spaethe is President and Principle Consultant of The People Perspective, LLC, an HR Consulting firm helping organizations realize their Best Practices in Human Resources. Additionally, Kristi serves as an adjunct instructor for Tulsa Technology Center. With over 13 years of experience in “all things HR”, Kristi’s past experience includes companies such as QuikTrip, Solvay, NORDAM and SBS Industries.

Kristi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Human Resources Development option and also holds the PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.

Currently, Kristi serves as the Past President of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association and has served in other board roles with the association since 2014. She is also the current Vice President of Membership for the Oklahoma Human Resources State Counsel and a mentor and subject matter expert with SCORE. Kristi also gives back to the community by giving her time to non- profit organizations such as Women in Recovery, where she uses her expertise to assist the participants in being workforce ready.

Kristi received the President’s Award from the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association in 2016 and the Richard R. Messer Excellence in Human Resources award in 2019.

Kristi and her husband live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with their daughter.


This program has been approved for 1 hour recertification credit hours toward SHRM for Professional Development credits (PDCs) and by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credits.  Please visit their respective websites at  or

Lunch will be served.

SHRS Members that designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are FREE!

SHRS Members who do not designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are $10.

SHRS Student Members who are SHRM Student Members are FREE!

Non-SHRS Members are $20.

Non-SHRM Members are $20.

Guests are $20. 


Sooner Human Resources Society (SHRS) may use photographs taken at SHRS sponsored events and/or identifying information regarding attendees and participants in its monthly meetings and other chapter activities to publicize those activities and promote the chapter.  Any guest or member who prefers that SHRS not use or publish any photographs, images, or identifying information should inform SHRS by emailing or calling Marla Mann at 405.364.2601, EXT 1113.

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