Webinar: Tailoring Programs to Meet Specific Agency Needs
Recorded On: 12/15/2022
Please join us on December 15th to learn from our 2022 Agency Award for Excellence winners:
City of Tamarac, Florida (small agency) was recognized for its mission, along with clear and comprehensive strategies in recruitment and onboarding, learning and development, compensation and recognition and fostering a collaborative environment with impressive results.
Wake County Government, North Carolina (medium agency) was recognized for delivering high satisfaction ratings and low employee turnover. The driver of these results is an innovative talent management strategy which includes transformed processes to improve recruitment, retention, staff professional development, employee engagement and communications. The processes included streamlined application and onboarding, utilization of new technology and redesigning their website to better market vacant positions in the fast-growing county.
They will share their process on how they were able to tailor their programs to meet their unique needs.
Moderator: Sonja Stanchina, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Contra Costa Water District
Panelists: Lerenzo Calhoun, Human Resources Director, City of Tamarac and Angela Crawford, Chief Human Resources Officer, Wake County
Date and Time: December 15, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST.
(For National IPMA-HR Members Only)
Sonja Stanchina (Moderator)
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Contra Costa Water District
With more than 20 years of California public sector human resources experience, Sonja currently serves as the first Director of Diversity & Inclusion at the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) in Concord, CA, promoted in October 2020 from CCWD’s Human Resources & Risk Manager. Sonja possesses an MBA in human resources management (HRM) from California Coast University graduating magna cum laude and received her bachelor’s degree in management from Saint Mary’s College of California with honors. Sonja earned an Advanced Certificate in HRM from California State University East Bay is a CALPELRA Certified Labor Relations Master (CLRM), and has been an IPMA-Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) since 2009, receiving her Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) designation in 2016. Sonja earned the CPS HR Risk Management Practitioner (RMP) certification in April 2020 and the Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) credential through the Institute for Diversity Certification in December 2020.
Sonja retired from the Northern California Chapter of the IPMA-HR Board of Directors after 10 years of service, served on the Board of Directors for the Western Region IPMA-HR for 5 years including as President (FY 2017-2018), and began a three-year term as a member of the IPMA-HR Executive Council on January 1, 2021. Sonja considers her relationships with the individuals of IPMA-HR as the single best investment she has made into her career, and the most enjoyable.
Human Resources Director
City of Tamarac, FL
Lerenzo Calhoun is the architect of the City of Tamarac’s initiatives involving talent management, training, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, and diversity initiatives. In September of 2022, the City of Tamarac’s Human Resources Team received the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Small Agency Award for Excellence. This award recognizes agencies who advance public sector Human Resources and create better places to work for those who serve the public good.
Prior to his service for the City of Tamarac, Lerenzo was the Chief Negotiator responsible for Labor Relations matters for Broward County Public Schools. He also served in HR Management roles for industry leaders such as Spherion and the Taylor Corporation, building a career of being a strategic Human Resources partner for clients in various industries. Before relocating to South Florida, Lerenzo worked in the General Counsel’s Office for the Chicago Public Schools. Lerenzo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Wake County Government
Angela is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Wake County Government with over 25 years of experience in human resources working in the private, federal, state, and local government sectors. Angela holds both a Master’s in Public Administration and in Information Science. Angela is certified as an IPMA-SCP and CCWS (Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist) and achieved certificates in DE&I training with the University of South Florida and Strategic HR Metrics with the Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR). She has won numerous awards in continuous process improvement and HR innovation, including the Edwin L. Swain Award from the IPMA-HR Southern Region. Over the last nine years, Angela has transformed the Wake County HR Department from transactional to a strategic HR partner.
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