Welcome to the NOVA SHRM - Become the Strategic Business Partner Your Organization Needs


Become the Strategic Business Partner Your Organization Needs

Training and Development SIG Event
University of Virginia | Falls Church, VA
This program has been approved for 1.5 business credit hours by HRCI. This program has been approved for 1.5 business credit hours by SHRM.

  program agenda

Friday, March 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Registration & Networking : 7:30 AM
Northern VA SHRM Announcements: 7:45 AM
Program: 8:00 AM
Evaluations & Wrap-up : 9:20 AM


University of Virginia - Northern Virginia Center | 7054 Haycock Road | Falls Church, VA 22043
The UVa Northern Virginia Center, located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church, is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, and Route 7 and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line). Parking is $4.85 weekdays, cash only. If the University parking lot is full, please use the Metro parking lot across the street. A SmarTrip Card is needed to exit the Metro lot. To purchase a SmarTrip Card, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/

  continuing education

This program has approved for 1.5 business recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute(HRCI). This program has approved for 1.5 business recertification credits by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
All attendees (member and non-members) may receive HRCI credits, when offered for an event.

  registration fees

NOVA SHRM chapter non-members are charged $15 to attend a Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. Chapter members & Transition members may attend & receive this benefit at no cost.

Member: $0
Non-Member: $15


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  program description

Presenter ‖ Liz Weber, CMC, CSP: Consultant, Trainer, Speaker

  • Are you tired of being treated as if you're a second tier manager instead of a respected leadership team member?
  • Are strategic and personnel decisions made without your input?
  • Do other members of the management team treat you as an adversary instead of an advisor?
  • Would you like to learn why you may NOT be viewed as a strategic business partner now?
If you answered yes to just ONE of those questions, this presentation is for you! Liz Weber will help you quickly identify the answers to these leadership issues and more.
Strategic Business Partners assess their role and business differently. This session will discuss how to build credibility and value as a strategic business partner. At the end of the session, participants will understand why business leaders value their Strategic Partners and how to become recognized as a true strategic partner with your organization's leadership team. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn What It Takes to Become a Strategic Business Partner – and why you might be missing out
  • Understand the Plan & Why Your Organization Needs You More Than Ever!
  • Highlight Your Strategic Value by Simply Saying Things Differently
  • Leverage Your Skills – be the source of reason
  • Learn the One Key Question to Ask to Enhance Your Value Even More…


  presenter information

Liz Weber, CMC, CSP ‖ Weber Business Services

In the words of one client, “Liz Weber will help you see opportunities you never knew existed.”

A sought-after consultant, speaker, and seminar presenter, Liz is known for her candor, insights, and her ability to make the complexities of leadership E.A.S.Y. She creates clarity for her audiences during her results-oriented presentations and training sessions. Participants walk away from her sessions knowing how to implement the ideas she’s shared not just once, but repeatedly to ensure continuous leadership growth and development.

As the President of Weber Business Services, LLC, a management consulting, training, and speaking firm headquartered near Harrisburg, PA, Liz provides strategic and succession planning, executive coaching, and comprehensive leadership training and products to business owners, executive teams, boards and managers.

Liz is one of only 13 people in the U.S. to hold both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designations; the highest earned designations in two different professions. She also holds an MBA in International Business, and serves as a national board director and served as the Strategic Planning Chair for The National Speakers Association.

Liz has supervised business activities in 129 countries and has consulted with organizations in over 20 countries. She has designed and facilitated conferences from Bangkok to Bonn and Tokyo to Tunis. Liz has taught for the Johns Hopkins University’s Graduate School of Continuing Studies, as well as the Georgetown University’s Senior Executive Leadership Program. 

Liz has written several leadership publications:
  • Stop So You Can Get the Results You Want! 4 eBook Package - What Business Owners Need to Stop Doing; What Managers Need to Stop Doing; What HR Professionals Need to Stop Doing; and What Women in Leadership Need to Stop doing (April 2105)
  • Something Needs to Change Around Here -The Five Stages to Leveraging Your Leadership (September 2011)
Liz’s Manager's Corner column appears monthly in several trade publications, association newsletters, and internet resource centers for executives.



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