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Breakfast Series Hosted by MTSU|SHRM

February 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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MTSU Foundation House
324 W. Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

A Twist on Traditional Discipline Out With the Old, in With the New!
Presented by
Meredith Jones, Founder & Executive Advisor, Sera Business Advisors


An introduction to Dick Grote’s philosophy on employee discipline, including highlights from his book, “Discipline without Punishment.”

Learning objectives include:

  • What is “Progressive Discipline” and what is the purpose?
  • Examine alternative, meaningful way to discipline employees
  • “Positive Discipline”:
                 - Responsibility Based Approach
                 - Recognize good performance
                 - Coaching concepts
                 - System Model

Registration: MTSU Faculty or Student: $5; Member Registration: $20 by end of business Wednesday February 21, $25 afterwards.

This program has been awarded 1.5 hours of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Meredith Jones, a seasoned business professional and human resources executive, provides over eighteen years of knowledge, expertise and leadership as Sera Business Advisors’ Founder and Managing Partner.  Her practical experience and acumen allow her observations and recommendations to be realistic and practical, targeting ways human resources can effectively contribute to employers’ strategic business goals.

An accountant by degree, Meredith has a unique skill set that blends people knowledge with business savvy.  During the early stages of her career, Meredith transitioned out of accounting and worked as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner with a big four professional services firm, a Fortune 500 company and a new venture start-up.  In 2009, Meredith took a unique opportunity and began building a successful HR consulting practice inside an insurance brokerage firm.  Her high-touch approach and ability to understand and define employer needs, allowed Meredith to grow the practice to a substantial size.  In 2014, she successfully spun the practice out into an independent consultancy, Sera Business Advisors.

Under Meredith’s leadership, Sera Business Advisors provide recommendations and strategies tailored to each client’s unique environment and business needs. Sera supports companies of all sizes across a variety of industries from start-ups and small business to middle-market and publicly traded organizations. 

Meredith holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications and is a certified DiSC Facilitator. Meredith is a professional member in the National and Middle Tennessee chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management. Meredith also serves as Chairman of her church’s Personnel Committee.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She and her husband, Andy, live in Brentwood and have two children they adore.


$25.00 Members or Non Members
$20.00 Earlybird rate before February 21