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Rutherford County Breakfast Meeting

April 13, 2018
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Rutherford Chamber of Commerce
3050 Medical Center Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Evidenced-Based Decision Making - A Critical Skill for Strategic HR Leaders
Presented by Richard Moffett III, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Director, MTSU - COHRE

Strategic HR leaders face making sound decisions on a daily basis. Making sound decisions is critical to the success of an organization. One factor in making sound decisions is to base them on best available evidence using Evidence-Based Decision-Making practices. Learn how to become a more effective Strategic HR leader by basing your critical decisions on evidence and not just the latest best practice fad or CHRO success story.

The following questions will be answered:

  • What is Evidence-Based Decision Making (EDM)?
  • How is EDM relevant to the practice of Strategic HR Practice?
  • What constitutes evidence? 
  • How do you evaluate HR practices using EDM?
  • How can Strategic HR Leaders put EDM into practice in their organizations?

After the presentation participants will know how to:

  1. Make sound decisions based on evaluation of available information
  2. Apply critical thinking to information received from organizational stakeholders and evaluate what can be used for organizational success
  3. Delineate a clear set of best practices based on experience, evidence from industry literature, published peer-reviewed research, publicly available web-based sources of information, and other sources
  4. Analyze information to identify evidence-based best practices

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.

  • Members: $18 by end of business Tuesday, April 10, $28 afterwards*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Tuesday, April 10, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Tuesday, April 10, $15 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.


This program has been awarded 1 hour 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."

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

Biography: Dr. Moffett is the Associate Director of the Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness (COHRE) and serves as a Senior Consultant. He is also a Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). While at MTSU, Dr. Moffett has taught many courses in areas of I/O psychology including training and development, organizational change and development, organizational psychology, and organizational surveys. He received his Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Auburn University, Auburn, AL in 1996.

Dr. Moffett has over 30 years of experience as a consultant to private sector, public sector, and higher education organizations. Before coming to MTSU in 1992, he worked as a Project Associate with the Office of Vice President for Outreach at Auburn University in which he served as an internal and external human resources consultant. Dr. Moffett also previously served as a Research Psychologist with Litton Computer Services in which he developed and evaluated various training programs for the United States Army at Fort Benning, GA.

Dr. Moffett’s areas of consulting expertise include leadership/management training and development, organizational development, survey design and development, group facilitation, and training development and evaluation. His clients have included Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, State Farm Insurance, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Department of Human Resources, Rutherford County Government, Jacobs Sverdrup, United Way, Nuclear Fuel Services, Tennessee Board of Regents, Teledyne, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Texas – Dallas, and University of Illinois – Springfield.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$28.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before April 10

$39.00 Future Member/ Guest
$29.00 Earlybird rate before April 10

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before April 10