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We are the Florida Keys Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (also known as Florida Keys SHRM, or, simply, FLKSHRM).  We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a national, professional organization.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.   We welcome your use of this site as a resource and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all our activities, on the web and off.

Join us for our upcoming Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, April 10.


  • Ethics in HR: Avoiding the Line in the Sand

    Chad Sorenson SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    President, Adaptive HR Solutions

    Immediate Past President, HR Florida State Council

    April 10, 2024

    11:15 am – Networking

    11:30 am – Lunch – Chapter News

    12:00 pm – Program

    Harvey Government Center

    1200 Truman Ave., 2nd Floor

    Key West, FL 33040

    To RSVP Click Here

    Deadline to RSVP: April 8, 2024

    Free for FLKSHRM members, $25 for non-members

    HRCI & SHRM PDC 1.00 hrs



    In today’s world of faster, better, cheaper, businesses are in an all-out sprint to beat the competition.  Sometimes this means management and HR are being asked to push the envelope or go right up to that line in the sand.  Is it right to push it just a little?  To see how far you can bend it before it snaps?  To rationalize the fact that it was just once, or who’s it going to hurt?


        HR professionals must remain above the fray.  We must work with both the company and the employees.  We can’t give either stakeholder a reason to doubt our motives.  If we do, we reduce, or eliminate, our ability to be effective in our human resources role.  In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management has a Code of Ethics that every member agrees to follow.


        In the session, participants will learn why it is critical for HR professionals to follow not only the letter of the law (rules, regulations, guidelines, norms) but also the intent.  Your reputation in on the line but so is that of the entire HR profession.


    Understand the provisions of the HR Professional Code of Ethics including professional responsibilities, professional development, ethical leadership, fairness and justice, conflicts of interest, and use of information.
  • Learn how unethical behavior from HR or executives have impacted companies.

  • Develop a strategy to deal with ethical dilemmas in the workplace and impact change.

  • Identify ways to avoid the perception of being the “Department of No” and instead discover alternative solutions that are a win-win while still maintaining ethical standards.


    Chad Sorenson is the President of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.

    He works with companies throughout the Southeast U.S. that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations.  Chad also works with trade associations providing HR support to member companies.  Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad was Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.

    Chad serves as the Immediate Past President of the HR Florida State Council which represents over 16,000 HR professional across Florida as the state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.  He served as President of HR Florida in 2021 and 2022.  He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016.  He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).  Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the region on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.

    In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad has been actively involved in this church and was a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 12 years.  He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa.  The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.

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