1/2 Day Seminar: Six Sigma & Social Capitol/Networking

  • 15 Apr 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Dr, Bettendorf, IA


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MVCASTD & GRHRA  are teaming up again to offer you this exciting learning opportunity.

1/2 Day Seminar
April 15th 8:00-Noon 
(Doors open at 7:15)

Location: The Lodge, Bettendorf, IA
Early Registration (Through April 7th): 
$40 - MVCASTD members; $50 - GUESTS 
Late RSVP (After April 7th): 
$50 - MVCASTD Members; $60 - GUESTS

Six Sigma in the HR World–Tools you can use today
1st session:  8 am -10 am
Speaker:Patti Kenyon


  • Defining Six Sigma 
  • The Roles in Six Sigma
  • Defining a process
  • Tools of the Trade and Exercises
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Wrap Up

 Bio: With over 15 years experience in the staffing world as a strategic human resource partner, talent management professional, recruiter, sales and operations manager, Patti has worked with a plethora of industries and has pretty much seen it all. She holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma and her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

She founded Talent Management Solutions, a consulting firm designed to provide small to medium-sized businesses with on demand human resources support, after some of her HR and small business owner friends began reaching out to her for advice and/or help.  She quickly realized that there are a lot of companies that need HR, but not every day.


Her specialties in talent acquisition, business process improvement, and employee relations have resulted in significant cost savings for her past employers and current clients. 

Her specialties in talent acquisition, business process improvement, and employee relations have resulted in significant cost savings for her past employers and current clients. 

Social Capital & the Impact of Networking Behavior
2nd session:  10 am – 12pm
Speaker: Dr. Monica Forrett


  • Social Capital and the Impact of Networking Behavior focuses on the distinction between human capital and social capital and the importance of social capital for career success.  
  • Participants will analyze the structure of their social network to help them achieve a career goal.  
  • Networking behavior will be discussed as a method for improving social capital. Factors that facilitate networking behavior as well as common barriers to networking behavior will be identified. Participants will examine their current networking efforts and determine areas where further development would be beneficial.  

Bio: Dr. Monica Forret is Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.  She conducts research primarily in the areas of networking, mentoring, careers, job search processes, gender issues, and work attitudes.  Additionally, Dr. Forret teaches MBA and DBA courses on Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Training & Development, Careers, and Research Methods. 


Dr. Forret has published over numerous articles in business and organizational development academic journals and has presented research papers, symposia, and professional development workshops at annual meetings of the Academy of Management and at universities internationally.


Dr. Forret earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Ambrose University where she majored in Accounting.  Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, she was a CPA and worked in Minneapolis as an auditor for Deloitte and Touche and later for The Prudential Insurance Company of America.  Dr. Forret earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri majoring in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.  Before coming to St. Ambrose in 1997, Dr. Forret was on the faculty at Long Island University - C. W. Post.  She also taught at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, as part of a joint International MBA Program.


Thank you to our April meeting sponsor!

St. Ambrose University H.L. McLaughlin MBA Program . 


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