National Society of Black Engineers

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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

More often than not, we're told how to achieve success, avoid mistakes and how to win.  What happens when you fail?  How do you survive and maintain when your options are few?  What emotions will you experience?  How do you handle the disappointment when your network and close associates fail to help?  How do you manage the stress of disappointing those who depend on you?  How do you face the reality of potentially losing everything that you've worked for?  In this workshop, we'll talk about all those topics and how to position yourself for your recovery and road back to success.  

About the Presenter

Steve-Jarrett-(2).jpgSteve is a Senior-level Human Resource executive with over 25 years of experience in human capital management, diversity/inclusion, talent acquisition, retention, succession planning, and compensation & benefits, Steve understands that a company's greatest asset is its people. Throughout his career, he has played a key role in aligning HR with overall corporate growth strategies, developed and implemented analytics to support organizational objectives, and worked to create business environments where team members are inspired to do their best work.

As a Senior Diversity and Inclusion(D&I) Consultant for Oracle, in less than 12 months, Steve has developed a strategy to enhance the Oracle D&I brand .He created an e-learning D&I module for HR Business Partners worldwide that received 95% favorable ratings for content, alignment with business goals and its non threatening approach to D&I. His initiatives include line of business specific D&I programs, social media strategy and intranet redesign for D&I.

As an independent consultant, Steve developed talent management solutions for firms in multiple industries, including strategies for diversity and inclusion, staffing, succession, retention and employee engagement.

As Senior Vice President of Human Resources with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Steve has had the opportunity to add value as a key strategic contributor to overall corporate goals. His efforts have led to the creation of the firm's 1st formalized Succession Planning Program, the 1st Employee Engagement Survey, and 1st Diversity Leadership Council, as well as FINRA's repeated selection as one of Working Mother magazine's Top 100 companies.

Prior to joining FINRA, Steve spent more than 25 years with IBM Corporation in progressively responsible HR Management roles, working with organizations ranging from 300 people to large, global business units with more than 85,000 employees worldwide. His efforts focused on creating robust succession planning, compensation, and human capital programs. 
As Vice President of Human Resources for IBM's Integrated Technology Delivery Unit, Steve consolidated programs and services to reduce labor costs by more that 10% and created a robust succession planning process. He also led a task force that created an HR scorecard that helped to smooth the integration process
during multiple mergers and acquisitions. He developed ideas resulting in improved diversity representation within the IBM technical executive population, including nomination of some of the company's 1st minority and female IBM Distinguished Engineers and IBM Fellows.

In earlier roles with IBM and OrthoCarolina, Steve was a driving force behind innovative talent management and diversity solutions that helped those organizations to harness the power of its talent and optimize resources to achieve dramatic results.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also completed a certificate program in Strategic Leadership at Harvard University and attended the Human Resources Management Institute at Cornell University. He served on numerous boards, including the Board of Directors for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM, 2008-2010), and currently serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE). A Life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Steve and his wife Sharon currently reside in Charlotte NC with their two children, Royce and Tori.


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