Jamaican Elected to Serve as VP of Professional Development for Miami SHRM Chapter

Margaret Spence President of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc., Elected to Serve Second term as VP of Professional Development for Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management
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March 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Margaret Spence was elected to the Board of Governors for the Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (GMSHRM) to serve a second term as Vice President At-Large for Professional Development. In her role Margaret will continue to be responsible for promoting the human resource profession by guiding the Chapters continuing education programs.

In 2011, Margaret was instrumental in coordinating the Inaugural Health and Wellness conference for GMSHRM. The conference garnered 270 attendees and was hosted at Jungle Island in Miami – the theme of the conference was “Wellness Starts with Me”. The conference featured 18 breakout sessions, 3 keynote speakers, onsite Wellness Fair as well as 52 exhibitors and vendors including AFLAC, Humana, CIGNA and other health insurance providers.

The 2011 program line-up included dynamic presentations from national speakers: Ryan Estes, Simon T. Bailey and John Spence. She also hosted and presented the chapters’ first webcast – ADAAA, FMLA and Workers Comp the New Bermuda Triangle with JacksonLewis Miami. The GMSHRM programming offers a keen focus on educating HR professionals and offering members’ value for their membership. The 2011 programming won GMSHRM the HR Florida Chapter Excellence Award for Outstanding Programming.

The 2012 programming line-up includes: Dr. Shirley Davis – SHRM’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, 2012 Health Care Reform Update, Strategic Management Conference and Career Summit – Re-tooling Your Career Staying Relevant Today and Tomorrow schedule for June.

Margaret also served a three year term on the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Special Expertise Panel for Employee Health Safety and Security and she was a competency Item Writer for the SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment of Graduates with HR Degrees Test launched in 2010. Margaret has also been selected to speak at the SHRM National Conference in Atlanta on June 25th, her topic – I’ve Fallen and I Won’t Get Up – 10 Strategies to Effectively Manage Workers Compensation Injuries. http://www.MargaretSpence.com

About Margaret Spence:

Margaret Spence is the President/CEO of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc. and WorkCompSeminars.com. The core foundation of her company is a commitment to helping employers implement proactive workers compensation and integrated disability management policies, that retains or returns ill, injured and disabled employees to the workforce. Margaret is an expert at showing companies how to navigate the often complex workers compensation system and create polices that link HR best practices with prudent injury management strategies.

In 1999, Margaret founded Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, because she wanted to use the experience she gained as an Adjuster and Risk Manager to impact the way employers manage workers compensation injuries. Frustrated by the injury-settlement cycle, Margaret knew that the only way to stop this revolving door was to show employers how to successfully navigate the injury management process.    

Margaret is the author of, From Workers Comp Claimant to Valued Employee, published in 2008 and her new book, The HR Managers Survival Guide to Workers Compensation Injury Management will be published this spring. She has written extensively for many business publications on return to work implementation, worksite wellness, post-disability inclusion and she is a national speaker on workers compensation and mentoring women to entrepreneurial leadership. Her blog the WorkersCompGazette.com was awarded the 2010 - Top 25 Workers Compensation Blog by LexisNexis. To book Margaret as a speaker at your next event - visit her website http://MargaretSpence.com

Margaret was a three year member of SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel on Employee Health, Safety & Security and she is the two term VP of Professional Development for the Greater Miami SHRM Chapter. To learn more about Margaret Spence visit her website - http://MargaretSpence.com


Founded in 1952, the Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management (GMSHRM) has grown into the largest professional association of human resources professionals in Miami-Dade County.  GMSHRM is proud to be a local chapter affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR organization.

GMSHRM continually strives to serve HR professionals and to advance the Human Resources profession by providing a variety of programs and services designed to meet the professional needs of HR practitioners in Miami-Dade County.

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Margaret Spence is the President/CEO of Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc. and WorkCompSeminars.com. Margaret is the author of, From Workers Comp Claimant to Valued Employee. Her blog WorkersCompGazette.com was voted top 25 Workers Comp Blog in 2010
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