The Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management held its annual Louisiana Conference on Human Resources on April 7th and 8th at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette. The annual meeting brings together HR executives, managers, and professionals from across the state, including LCI’s Comptroller Kathleen Griffin and Administrative Supervisor Melissa Verdin.
The conference featured several speeches and discussions about a variety of HR topics including communicating with employees, office productivity and health, and cultural inclusiveness. Former LSU Baseball Coach and Athletic Director Skip Bertman and former New Orleans Saint Deuce McAllister gave keynote addresses in line with the conference’s theme, "It’s How You Play the Game.”
Another speech of note for LCI was "The Business Case for a Gender-Partnered Leadership Culture Within Your Organzation,” by Executive Coach and Leadership Development Specialist Amy L. Robinson. Ms. Robinson spoke of "Gender Intelligence,” a concept based on identifying, accepting, and bridging gender differences, and how this can create a work environment where gender-balanced leadership exists. Charged with introducing Ms. Robinson, LCI’s Kathleen Griffin first asked the audience to picture the number of women in leadership roles in their organizations compared to men. She then asked the audience to consider the benefits of more women in leadership roles and welcomed Ms. Amy Robinson to the stage.
So LCI Workers’ Comp can continue to do what we do best—provide workers’ comp coverage to Louisiana businesses—it is important for LCI staff to stay engaged in leadership development and continuing education, including from trade groups. LCI is committed to having our employees perform at their best, so that your experience with LCI will always be a positive one.
The Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management represents human resource professionals in the State of Louisiana and is supported through the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Louisiana SHRM’s mission is to provide Human Resources strategic direction and guidance through collaborative partnerships with businesses, organizations and the Human Resources professionals in our State.