ADVANCING HR LEADERSHIP | BUILDING BUSINESS SUCCESS
SUPPORTING OUR HUMAN RESOURCES
WELCOME TO NAAAHR NEW JERSEY!
Dear Members, Partners, and Supporters:
This is a thank-you letter to everyone who has championed our vision through their partnerships and member support. In January of 2017, we launched this chapter, and we would not have experienced such a stellar beginning without you. This is also an invitation letter to anyone who has yet to experience the delight of being in the company of brilliant, diverse HR practitioners, corporate professionals, and entrepreneurs whose common goal is to continuously evolve the way they can describe and demonstrate their success.
W.E.B. DuBois said, “Education is the development of power and ideal." It’s time for us to enhance our power and model our ideal by going “back to school” with expanded development and networking events. We also have some surprises in store, so check back regularly for career opportunities, mentoring information, and community support initiatives.
Finally, we look forward to reinforcing our power through our partnerships with the New Jersey Chapter of the Black MBA Association (NBMBAA-NJ), Garden State Bar Association and the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), with whom we have begun a promising alliance.
We truly are a force when we’re together. So, get in here!!
Board President, NAAAHR New Jersey
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside.
- excerpt, "The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman
Inauguration of President Joe Biden | January 21, 2021
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NAAAHR-NJ & CLARITY RECRUITING
Jan. 19, 2021
Today marks the launch of a partnership between Clarity Recruiting, a boutique, woman-owned recruitment agency based in New York City, and the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR New Jersey). Both organizations share a mutual mission of fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive environments within the professional organizations each work to build. This alliance was spurred after a Clarity Recruiting professional joined NAAAHR New Jersey as a member and shared her enthusiasm about her firm’s active and historical commitment to sourcing diverse talent for its clients. A closer connection between Clarity and the NAAAHR New Jersey Chapter then blossomed into deeper conversations between their leaders that highlighted shared goals and a vision for the future of work. Check out our Clarity Recruiting tab for information on the partnership - and to keep updated on New Positions!
AGILE HR: FROM FRAMEWORK
TO YOUR WORK
Sat., May 15, 2021 | 11:00AM -12:30PM EST
Join NAAAHR New Jersey for our February Member and Supporter Meet-up as Sharon Bussey,MBA, MS, PMI-ACP, PMP www.linkedin.com/in/sharonbussey and owner of BTII Institute in West Orange, NJ shares how Lean-Agile principles and practices support equity in talent acquisition and planning and encourage impactful learning and growth.
According to the 14th Annual State of Agile Report, 95% of employers surveyed are using Agile practices. Agile is a set of values and principles which empower teams to work in highly collaborative ways to deliver the highest value and highest quality work in the shortest amount of time. Although Agile was originally created for Software Development, other departments of businesses recognized the vast benefits and began to adopt the Agile principles organically leading to the recent major shift to Organizational Agility. In this presentation you will learn how HR can play a vital role in achieving Organizational Agility including how it will:
Impact your industry & employer
Improve team dynamics, productivity and outcomes
Change the way HR professionals perform their work
Impact DEI practices, talent planning, & learning and development
HONORING [BLACK] WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: "LEADING ON PURPOSE" and SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING WITH
JULIANNA HYNES, PhD, PCC
Sat., Mar. 20, 2021 11:30AM -1:00PM EST
Black women are now one of the most educated groups in the United States. However, our educational achievements haven't translated into representation in higher-level, higher-paying roles within organizations.
In "Leading on Purpose: The Black Woman's Guide to Shattering the Glass Ceiling," Dr. Julianna Hynes shares her story of going from being aimless in her career to having crystal clear focus after clarifying her vision, identifying her goals, and mapping out a strategy to attain them. Join us for a conversation on how to realize your power and lead with purpose.
Stay tuned for session details, registration info, and how to download your copy of Leading on Purpose: The Black Woman's Guide to Shattering the Glass Ceiling after attending this event.
NEW JERSEY HAPPENINGS
HBCU VIRTUAL TOUR
Feb. 20,2021 10AM-Noon
Malcolm X said that
"the future belongs to those who prepare today."
Start preparing by joining your seniors on February 20th for a virtual HBCU tour, sponsored by the Southern NJ Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.