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September Chapter Meeting.

  • September 11, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Railroad St., Keene, NH ( Guests may register below )


  • No charge for this meeting for Chapter Members
  • $15 fee for meeting for Non Chapter Members. Register online or at meeting event check in table.

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Keeping the Success in Succession

Non-members welcome Registration, networking, and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 am; meeting and educational session run from 8:00-9:30 am.

Session Overview -  

An overview training and toolkit for Human Resource professionals and leaders of organizations that reframes succession planning from a procedural checklist to a succession development process that is embedded in ongoing consideration of values, operationalized equity lens, leadership development, and a variety of shared leadership practices and structures.

Lori Hanau's Bio

Lori Hanau is the founder of Global Round Table Leadership (GRTL), a training and coaching company dedicated to providing transformational learning and leadership development for conscious companies, campuses and networks. Lori is also a faculty partner and Co-Chair of Marlboro College’s Graduate and Professional Studies management programs. Lori works to foster group vitality through her advising, facilitation and co-creative practices, including GRTL’s Shared Leadership Framework™ and The Compassionate Accountability Process™. She also works as an advisor, coach, and guide for other founders, CEO’s, ED’s and leadership teams whose organizations focus on systemic change with an emphasis on social, economic and environmental justice.

Lori launched GRTL in 2002 after leaving her role as President and COO in the manufacturing sector to pursue her commitment to support the flourishing of people and organizations. She has training and expertise in the areas of mindfulness, martial arts, healing arts, spirituality, entrepreneurialism, social impact and mission-driven business. Lori is proud to serve on the Board of Advisors for The Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at New York University. Lori has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Social Venture Network. Lori is a founding member of the Nature Based Leadership Institute (NBLI), at Antioch University New England, and also a founding consultant of the Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College. She writes a regular column on Shared Leadership for Conscious Company Magazine. In 2002, Lori co-founded the Mindfulness Practice Center in Keene, NH, where she also resides.

Kate McGowan's Bio

Kate has been known to describe herself as a recovering CPA and an accidental, but happy tourist, in the mission driven sector. With over 30 years of working in different capacities with nonprofit  and for profit organizations, coalitions and communities, she understands the importance and challenges of leadership, change management, communication, evaluation, continuous learning and team building.

In 2018, after five years of working with Center for New Leadership as a consultant, trainer and facilitator, she has taken on the additional role of Director.  She’s been the Executive Director for United Way of Addison County and for Addison County Humane Society for a combined 18 years.

Kate earned her Master in Business Administration with a focus on Collaborative Leadership in Spring 2018.  Her culminating project titled, Keeping the Success in Succession Planning, combined current best practices from multiple sectors with emerging practices in sustainability, shared leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion to design a new framework for mission driven organizations to use as they plan for the inevitable changes in leadership at their organizations.

About our Meeting Sponsor

Timken is a world-leading manufacturer of bearings and mechanical power transmission products, continuously improving its portfolio and related services to make global industries stronger. Our Keene plant is a proud sponsor of the local HR community.

Networking & Informal Discussion Afterward

You are encouraged to stay to chat with fellow GMSHRM members and, perhaps the speaker when available, at the Marriott until 10:00 am.  This is in response to member requests to connect with fellow GMSHRM members after the monthly meetings to continue networking and have informal discussions regarding whatever hot topics you are facing.  Help yourself to whatever food is still there, but please understand that the Marriott staff will be working to clear the room by 10:00.

RSVP & Guest Policies

Bring an HR friend or colleague!  Non-member guests may attend our monthly educational sessions for the nominal charge of $15 each.  If you wish to save time that morning, guest registration is available in advance at  No advance registration is required for this meeting; please join us!  Come share information with fellow HR professionals.   

Winter Weather

Just a reminder that education sessions are held regardless of weather, as we cannot reschedule meetings due to room and speaker constraints.  We hope you can join us!

Credit Hours

·        Greater Monadnock SHRM is certified by SHRM as a Preferred Provider to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program has been registered for 1 PDC in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

·        Programs are submitted for 1 General HR Credit Hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.


Greater Monadnock SHRM Chapter #683
P.O. Box 1817
Keene, NH 03431

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