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The mpr group is proud of its partnership with many organizations and the recognition it receives. The following is a list of news items and upcoming events in which we will be participating.

NEWS FLASH!!!

Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR is author of the recently published book entitled, "BRAND: YOU Personal Branding for Success in Life and Business" now in its second edition, as well as, the much anticipated "BRAND: YOU Personal Branding for Success in Life and Business The WORKBOOK". This companion piece will provide readers with templates that will allow them to step through the material presented in the book and ultimately build their own Personal Brand Statement, along with better positioning themselves to be received in the manner they desire.

Julius Rhodes, SPHR is a 5 year contributing columnist for the International Parking Institute and their publication entitled: 'the parking professional'. He also now contributes regularly to HR News the Magazine of The International Public Management Association for Human Resources.


UPCOMING EVENTS

2017 Calendar of Select Events

January 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

City of Virginia Beach, Virginia - Parking Enforcement Division

Presentation Topic: Coach Leadership

Virginia Beach, Virginia - Strategic Growth Offices


January 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dignitas Catalyst M&A Conference

Presentation Topic: Talent Management During M&A in A Multi-Generational Society

Chicago, Illinois 111 E. Wacker - 26th Floor


February 16, 2017 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

The Matt McGill Show WVON Radio 1690 AM - Chicago

Discussion Topic: Addressing Difficult Situations Through Developing A Resilient Mindset

Chicago, Illinois


February 16, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Baxter Healthcare African American Leadership Council (AALC)

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU The A R C of Your Personal Leadership Brand

Round Lake, Illinois


March 2, 2017 3:45 p.m. - 4:45p.m.

Indiana Chamber Safety Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana

Presentation Topic: Advancing HSE Professionals In Business

Indianapolis, Indiana - Downtown Hyatt Hotel


March 23-25, 2017

Nigerian Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Professional Development Conference

Presentation Topic: Risk and Developing A Resilient Mindset

Keynote Presentation: BRAND: YOU and Emotional Intelligence

Lagos, Nigeria - Oriental Hotel


April 27, 2017 - 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) - Chicago Chapter

Presentation Topic: Your BRAND: Your Choice

Roosevelt University 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois Room 513


May 18, 2017 - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Norfolk International Airport Authority

Presentation Topic: Leading: Interpersonal Impact – Relating to Others

Norfolk International Airport - 2200 Norview Ave.,Norfolk, Virginia - Conference Room A


June 6, 2017 - 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Norfolk International Airport

Presentation Topic: “What You Should Know – What You Must Do” Frontline Supervisory Training

Norfolk International Airport - 2200 Norview Ave.,Norfolk, Virginia - Conference Room A


June 10, 2017 - 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. and 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Presentation Topic: Do's and Don'ts of Email Communication and Building Trusting Relationships

MSOE - Rader School of Business 1025 N. Juneau St. Milwaukee Wisconsin


June 18-21, 2017

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety2017 - Denver, Colorado

Presentation Topics: Risk and Creating A Resilient Mindset - The ARC of Your Personal Brand and Essential Leadership Competencies for HSE Professionals

Denver Convention Center - Denver, Colorado


June 22-23, 2017

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Presentation Topics: Leadership Development, Your Personal Brand and Emotional Intelligence

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport



June 27, 2017 - 8:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

University at Buffalo - Buffalo, New York

Presentation Topic: “What You Should Know – What You Must Do” Frontline Supervisory Training

University at Buffalo - North Campus - Buffalo, New York






2016 Calendar of Select Events

March 8, 2016 - 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Norfolk Naval Ship Yard

Presentation Topic: Managing Up Through The use of Influence and Collaboration

Norfolk Naval Ship Yard - Building 1500 Conference Briefing Room


March 15, 2016 - 11:00a.m. - 12 (noon)

Blacks In Safety Engineering (BISE) Webinar - American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Presentation Topic: Creating Executive Presence


March 17, 2016 - 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

National Sales Network - Chicago Chapter

Presentation Topic: The Psychology of Clients and Sales

Gallery Guichard - 436 East 47th Street


April 18, 2016 - 52nd Annual Indiana Chamber of Commerce Human Resources Conference and Exposition

Presentation Topic: Managing Through The Use of Influence and Collaboration 1:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis


May 3, 2016 - Millikin University

Presentation Topic: Your BRAND: Your Choice

Millikin University - Decatur, Illinois


May 16-17, 2016 - International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Southern Region Conference

Keynote Address: The Importance of H.R., Employee Engagement and Building Relationships 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. May 16, 2016

Presentation Topic: The Humanistic Aspect of H.R. 3:30p.m. - 4:45p.m. May 17, 2016

Hotel Peabody - Memphis Tennessee


June 26-29, 2016 - Safety2016 American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Presentation Topic: Managing Up Through The Use of Influence and Collaboration

Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Georgia


August 17-18, 2016 - Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport - Parking Business Unit

Presentation Topic: Contributing Leadership In Your Role

Dallas Fort Worth Conference Center - Dallas, Texas


September 18-20, 2016 - International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) International Training Conference

Presentation Topic(s): TBD

Marriott Downtown - Kansas City, Missouri


September 21-23, 2016 - American Society of Safety Engineers  (ASSE) Region VI Professional Development Conference

Presentation Topic: Using Influence and Collaboration to Manage Up

Embassy Suites - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


September 29 - October 2, 2016 - National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) National Conference

Presentation Topic(s): TBD

Hilton, Atlanta - 255 Cortland St., NE - Atlanta, Georgia


October 6, 2016 - Roosevelt University

Presentation Topic: Your BRAND - Your Choice 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Roosevelt University - 430 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois


November 14, 2016 - Dress For Success  Affiliate Leadership Conference

Presentation Topic - Creating a Culture of Organizational Excellence and Impactful Human Resources - 1:45p.m. - 4:45p.m.

Westin Michigan Avenue - 909 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois


November 17, 2016 - National Association of African Americans in Human Resources - 5:45p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Presentation Topic - Diversity Topics Impacting Human Resources

Milwaukee Center for Independence 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin


December 9, 2016 - Parking Association of the Virginias (PAV) Workshop and Trade Show - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Presentation Topic: Generations At Work

Omni Charlottesville Hotel - Charlottesville, Virginia


December 13, 2016 - Baxter Healthcare African American Leadership Council - 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU

Baxter Healthcare Corporation - Round lake, Illinois


2015 Calendar of Select Events

January 27, 2015 - 9:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.

American Osteopathic Association

Presentation Topic: Getting Your Message Out - Public Speaking

American Osteopathic Association - 142 East Ontario, Chicago, Illinois


January 28-30, 2015 - 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Chicago Park District

Presentation Topic: Catching The BIG Fish

Various Locations - Chicago, Illinois


February 20, 2015 - 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

EAARA (Exelon African-American Resource Alliance)

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU

Lincoln Center III - Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois


March 3, 2015 - 1:00p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Nigerian Professional Development Conference

Presentation Topic: Creating and Sustaining Excellence

Lagos, Nigeria - Federal Palace Conference Center


March 17, 2015 - 3:45p.,. - 4:45p.m.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce HSE Conference

Presentation Topic: Planting the Garden - Impactful Networking Strategies

Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, Indiana


March 25, 2015 - 9:00a.m. 1:00p.m.

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport - Parking Business Unit

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU

DFW Conference Center - Dallas, Texas


March 26, 2015 - noon - 1:00p.m.

Feeding America

Presentation Topic: Creating WOW Moments

Feeding America - Chicago, Illinois


2014 Calendar of Events

February 18, 2014- 1:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce - Safety & Health Conference

Presentation: Are You Promotable? Building Your Interpersonal Skills Tool Kit

Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis, Indiana 1 S. Capitol Street - Room 201


March 7, 2014

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport - Parking Business Unit

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU

DFW Conference Center - Dallas, Texas: 8a.m. - 1:00p.m.


March 18, 2014

Feeding America

Presentation Topic: Well in Life - Well at Work

Feeding America - Chicago, Illinois noon - 1:00p.m.


April 23-24, 2014

Evanston Township High School - Food Services Division

Presentation Topic: Culture and Group Dynamics

Evanston Township High School - Evanston, Illinois 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.


April 28-30, 2014

Indiana Chamber of Commerce - 50th Annual Human Resources Conference

Keynote Address: Your Culture, Your People, Your Choice

Indianapolis Marriott East - Indianapolis, Indiana 2:30p.m.


May 2, 2014

Roosevelt University 148th Commencement

Alumni Presentation: There's No Place Like HOME

Auditorium Theater - Chicago, Illinois 10:00a.m. and 2:30p.m.


May 21-23, 2014

Nigerian Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers - Professional Development Conference

Keynote Address: Building and Sustaining A Culture of Personal and Organizational  Excellence

Lagos, Nigeria


June 1, 2014

International Parking Institute Conference & Exposition Gaylord Resort & Convention Center Grapevine, Texas

Topic Presentation: Finance and Human Resources 2 Departments - 1 Goal

Grapevine, Texas - 3:30p.m.


June 8-10, 2014

American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2014

Presentation Topics: Managing Conflict and Your Culture and Keeping Employee Morale High in Changing Times

Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, Florida 3:00 - 4:15p.m.


August 19, 2014

Evanston Township High School - Food Services Division

Presentation Topic: Professionalism and Responding to Criticism

Evanston Township High School - Evanston, Illinois 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.


September 30, 2014

Gary Comer Youth Center - UPLIFT Parent Group

Presentation Topic: BRAND: YOU

Gary Comer Youth Center - Chicago, Illinois 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.


September 21, 2014

Southwest Parking and Transportation Association 2014 Annual Conference

Presentation Topic: Using Influence and Collaboration to Manage Up

Golden Nugget Casino and Resort - Las Vegas, Nevada 10a.m. - noon


October 3, 2014

National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) 2014 National Conference

Presentation Topic: The Role of HR in Culture and Keeping Employee Morale High in Changing Times

Double Tree Hilton - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3:30p.m. - 5:00p.m.


October 6, 2014

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Presentation Topic: Using Goal Setting and Wellness to Achieve Success

Milwaukee School of Engineering Cudahy Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin noon - 1:00p.m.


October 9, 2014

2104 Michigan Parking Association Annual Fall Conference

Presentation Topic: Responding to Change

Atheneum Suite Hotel and Conference Center, Detroit Michigan 1:00p.m. - 2;15p.m.


October 16, 2014

2nd Annual Western Pa./ASSE Joint Conference

Keynote Presentation: Your Profession - Your BRAND

Kovalchick Center - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania 8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m.


October 21, 2014

11th Annual Greater Saint Louis Safety & Health Conference

Keynote Presentation: Your Profession - Your BRAND

Busch Student Center - Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri 8:15a.m. - 9:00a.m.


November 5-6, 2014

Evanston Township High School

Presentation Topic: D I G - Making Work, Work

Evanston Township High School - 1600 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 9a.m. - noon and 1p.m. - 4p.m.


November 6, 2014

Evanston Township High School

Presentation Topic: "You've Made It - Now What?" Successfully Supervising Others

Evanston Township High School - 1600 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 9a.m. - noon


November 13, 2014

Feeding America

Presentation Topic: Creating and Sustaining A Culture of Excellence

Feeding America - 35 East Wacker, Chicago, Illinois noon - 1p.m.


December 4-5, 2014

Chicago Park District - Park Supervisors Meeting

Keynote Presentation: The BIG Fish

Columbus Park - Chicago, Illinois 11:20a.m. - 12:20p.m.


December 12, 2014

American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Staff Holiday Gathering

Keynote Presentation: Pursuing Innovation Through Personal Initiative and Creativity

Swissotel - 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 1p.m. - 2p.m.

Please view the below introductory video greeting for the AOA Staff Holiday Gathering

http://youtu.be/hAVrm9lLbZs


2013 Calendar of Events

February 18, 2013 - Noon - 1:00p.m.

Feeding America

Presentation: TRUST - We're All In This Together - Part I

Feeding America - 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois


February 21-22, 2013 - 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Diplomatic Language Services

Presentation: What's In A Name? Customer Service or Guest Excellence

Arlington, Virginia


March 12, 2013 - 12:15p.m. - 1:30p.m.

Indiana Health & Safety Conference

Presentation: Coaching Leadership

Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis, Indiana


April 24, 2013 - 1:15p.m. - 3:00p.m.

Feeding America - Corporate HQ - SNAP Directors

Presentation: Communication - The Key To Your Success

Feeding America - 35 East Wacker Drive -Chicago, Illinois 


May 3, 2013 - 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

Roosevelt University - 146th Commencement

Presentation: Don't Wait - PARTICIPATE!

Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University - 50 East Congress Parkway


May 7, 2013 - 12:45p.m. - 1:45p.m.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce - 49th Annual HR Conference & Expo

Presentation: Want To Be  Better Leader? - Learn How To R E A D

Marriott East Hotel - Indianapolis Indiana


May 23, 2013 - 1:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.

American Industrial Hygiene Association Minority Special Interest Group Conference

Presentation: Moving On - What You Need To Know

Ontario, Canada


May 25, 2013 - noon - 1:30p.m.

Feeding America - Corporate HQ

Presentation: TRUST - We're All In This Together - Part I

Feeding America - 35 East Wacker Drive -Chicago, Illinois


June 25, 2013 - 10:30a.m. - 11:45a.m.

American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference and Exposition- Safety 2013

Presentation: Are You Promotable?

Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Convention Center


August 22, 2013 - 1:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Evanston Township High School - Safety Department: In-Service

Presentation: Looking Back: Leaning Forward

Evanston, Illinois


October 1, 2013 - 10:15a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Indiana Chamber Health and Wellness Summit

Presentation Topic: Using Goal Setting to Improve Attitude and Health

Indianapolis, Indiana - Crowne Plaza Downtown: Union Station - Illinois Ballroom West


October 7, 2013 - 2:45p.m. - 4:15p.m.

Feeding America: Finance, Technology and Human Resources (FTHR) Conference

Presentation Topic: Managing Organizational Change and Improving Organizational Communication

Chicago, Illinois - Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Wolf Room


November 7. 2013 - 10a.m. 10:30a.m.

American Society of Safety Engineers - Future Safety Leaders Conference

Keynote Address; Your BRAND: Be It - Own It

Lisle, Illinois - Hyatt Regency - Lisle









2012 Selected Calendar of Presentations

February 20, 2012 - 6:00 - 7:30p.m.

Roosevelt University Chicago - South Side Alumni Chapter

Topic: The Odds on President Barack Obama Winning a 2nd Term Introduction by Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR with Professor Paul Green - Director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies - Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University: Murray-Greene Library 10th Floor 430 S. Michigan Chicago, Illinois 60605


February 29, 2012  4:30 - 6:30p.m.

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago African-American History Month Celebration 2012

Topic: Black Labor in the Building of the Illinois Ship & Sanitary Canal - A Story of Faith, Hope and Good Work

100 East Erie - Chicago, Illinois


March 5, 2012 8:30 - 9:30a.m.

American Society of Safety Engineers / American Industrial Hygiene Association Professional Development Conference

Keynote Presentation: "Shake It Off and Step Up!"

Ameren UE Headquarters 1901 Chouteau, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101


March 26, 2012 noon - 1:30p.m.

Society of Hispanic Practicing Engineers/National Society of Engineers Professional Development Symposium

Keynote Presentation: 'BRAND: YOU"

Milwaukee School of Engineering - Todd Wehr Conference Center           1047 North Broadway - Milwaukee, Wisconsin


April 12, 2012 - 8a.m. - 9:30a.m.

American Society of Safety Engineers Region IV Professional Development Conference

Keynote Presentation: "Tapping Into Your Inexhaustible Power"

Marriott Waterside Hotel - Conference Center Tampa Bay, Florida


April 16, 2012 - 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. (PST)

12th Biennial Governor's Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference

Topic: The Battle: Reducing Frontline Employee Stress

Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, Hawaii


June 8, 2012 - 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

AmeriCorps Life After Service Summit - Garfield Community Service Center

Topic: Behaviors and Interviewing - What's At Stake?

10 S. Kedzie - Chicago, Illinois


June 11, 2012 - 10:30a.m. - 11:45a.m.

Safety 2012 - American Society of Safety Engineers 

Topic: Coaching Leadership

Colorado Convention Center - Denver Colorado


June 20, 2012 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Jazz at the Met

Master of Ceremonies

Metropolitan Family Services - 235 East 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois


June 22, 2012 - 8:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.

North Central State College (NCSC) - Mansfield, Ohio

Keynote Presentation: "Shake It Off and Step Up"

233 Main Street - Mansfield, Ohio


August 5, 2012 - 2:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.

Fort Smith's Fashion Explosion

Master of Ceremonies

1007 East 43rd Street - Chicago, Illinois


August 29, 2012 - noon - 4:00p.m.

Evanston Township High School

Keynote Presentation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Evanston Township High School - 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, Illinois


September 21, 2012 - 6:00 - 8:00p.m.

Monarch Scholarship Foundation Pre-Gala

Master of Ceremonies

Metropolitan Family Services - 235 East 103rd Street, Chicago, Illinois


September 27, 2012 - 8:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Healthy Start Annual Workshop

Keynote Presentation: A Change Is Coming

Univ. of Ill. - Chicago Forum - 800 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois


October 9, 2012 - 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)

Keynote Presentation: Developing Your Personal Brand for Success

MSOE - Cudahay Center - 1122 North Broadway, Milwaukee Wisconsin


October 10, 2012 - 4:15 - 5:30p.m.

New York State parking Association Conference

Keynote Presentation: Engaging Your Culture to Engage Your Team

Hotel Albany, Albany, New York


October 23, 2012 - 3:45p.m. - 4:45p.m.

Feeding America Finance Technology and Human Resources (FTHR)Conference

Presentation: Rebel With A Cause - Diversity and Inclusion

Doubletree Magnificent Mile - 300 East Ohio, Chicago, Illinois


November 3, 2012 - 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Monarch Scholarship Foundation Gala

Master of Ceremonies

Hyatt Regency - 600 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois


December 6, 2012 - 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Feeding America

Keynote Presentation: Adaptive Leadership

Feeding America - 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois

 

2011 Selected Calendar of Presentations


February 3, 2011 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

ASSE Region IV Safety and Health Conference 2011 

Keynote Presentation: Tapping Into Your Inexhaustible Power

Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando San Juan I - Orlando, Florida 


May 11, 2011 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.

HR Leaders of the 21st Century Conference

Topic: Your BRAND - Your Decision

Robert Morris University - Chicago 401 S. State Street


May 28, 2011 4:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.

Roosevelt University Office of Career Services

Topic: Creating and Sustaining Your BRAND

Roosevelt University - Chicago 420 South Michigan Avenue - Auditorium Room 420


May 11, 2011 noon -2:30p.m.

Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration Signature Luncheon Series featuring Washington Post Editor and Watergate reporter Bob Woodworth

Topic: What's Really Going On In Washington Introduction by Julius Rhodes, SPHR

Palmer House Hilton - 17 East Monroe Street        Chicago, Illinois


June 15, 2011 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Safety 2011 - American Sociaety of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 

Topic: Sky High? Challenges and Opportunities Facing EH&S Professionals In The Next Decade 

McCormick Place Exposition Center - Chicago, Illinois


IPI Article Link:

IPI-article-0111.pdf


September 16, 2011 9:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Roosevelt University - Career Connections Forum

Topic: BRAND: YOU

Roosevelt University - 430 S. Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois


September 26, 2011 noon - 1:30p.m.

Milwaukee School of Engineering - Career Development Discussion

Topic: Your Career - You Decide

Milwaukee School of Engineering Student Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin


October 5, 2011 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Alaska Occupational Safety Summit

Topic: Promoting Positive Self-Talk

Anchorage Alaska - Captain Hook Hotel


October 6, 2011 - 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

New York State Parking Association Annual Conference

Topic: Winning the Battle - Reducing Frontline Employee Stress

Verona, New York - Turning Stone Casino


October 28, 2011 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

National Black Public Relations Society's 11th National Conference

Topic: Understanding and Communicating Your BRAND

Intercontinental Hotel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin




















 
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