Create a Positive Presence and Brand in Social Media

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake Street, Room 1001-1002, Chicago, IL


  • Payment in cash or check is accepted at the door.
  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Do you often wonder:

Does my LinkedIn page need a facelift?  

How can I become a blogger?   

How do I create a positive market presence for my organization online?

How can I expand my professional network?

If you answered YES to these questions, then come join the next CIOP event! We have four outstanding speakers discussing how to “Create a Positive Presence and Brand in Social Media” by participating in an interactive panel discussion as well as speed networking event.

Speakers include:

Gia Buckner-Hayden MPH, MA, EdD

Dr. Buckner-Hayden is an Organization Development Consultant. She manages a private consultant practice, Dr. Gia Consulting, and is an instructor in the Master of Organizational Leadership program at Olivet Nazarene University. She is an organization development professional, adult learner expert, skilled instructional designer and project manager. She has over 15 years of organization development, human performance, and training experience. She has a proven track record of assessing organizational needs, developing and implementing recommendations for improving outcomes, and evaluating organizational results. Dr. Buckner-Hayden received her doctorate in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. She has presented at multiple conferences and published several articles. Her most recent publication is titled, “How to Maximize the Success of  New Employees: Onboarding (a flight plan for enhancing your workforce)”.

Kelly Haase, PHR


Kelly is currently serving as the sole Talent Acquisition Lead at Dyson in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to her tenure at Dyson, Kelly worked in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources at Navistar, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, and Precision Framing Systems.  She has specialized in recruiting for multiple business sectors such as Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Sales, and Supply Chain functions across all levels of the organizational hierarchy. Kelly received her MS in Management and Organizational Behavior with a concentration on Human Resource Management from Benedictine University.

Debra Johnson


Debra is a highly progressive talent acquisition and marketing professional and is currently a Corporate Recruiter for Career Education Corporation.  She is considered to be an expert in finding right-fit candidates in the areas of IT, Academics, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, and Sales. It is all about building relationships on trust and follow through with exceptional results. She has worked with numerous global clients in all aspects of talent acquisition with an emphasis on employment branding. Her 20+ year career spans global recruitment advertising agencies, major media including The New York Times, and talent consulting firms. Debra lives in Naperville with her husband, 11 year old son and a house filled with music.

Hayward Suggs

Hayward is the founder of Commonquest Consulting. a boutique consulting firm helping consultants, coaches, executives and entrepreneurs improve their soft skills, personal performance and business profits. He is a professional coach, trainer and speaking coach with over twenty years of high impact consulting experience with organizations and individuals. Currently, his clients include:

CEO’s and business owners, non profit executives in healthcare and social services, public speakers, politicians, consultants,  and coaches.




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