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Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
Greenville, South Carolina


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GSHRM March 3rd Membership Lunch Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Poinsett Club, 807 E. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601


  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.
  • Meeting Ticket for Members and Guests

    Please note that guests should have a member as their sponsor. Guests that do not have a sponsor should contact the administrator.
  • Meeting Ticket for Members and Guests - Late Registration

    Please note that guests should have a member as their sponsor. Guests that do not have a sponsor should contact the administrator.
  • This ticket is reserved for members that paid $250 for all ten 2020 Monthly Membership meetings in advance. This ticket does not include payment for the July SHRM Foundation Fundraiser or other social networking functions outside of the ten standard monthly membership meetings (Jan 7, Feb 4, March 3, April 7, June 9, Aug 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 10, and Dec 14.

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Sponsored by The Fortis Project

Registration Fee & Deadline: $25 - Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Late Registration (Online) / Registration at the Door: $30

Program Topic: Multi-generations in the Workplace

In early 2018, Milliken & Co. began to offer Generations in the Workplace training as a “pop-up” development course for internal associates. The motivation to develop this training was derived from the idea that in order to attract, develop, and retain the best talent, an effort must be made to connect all generations. To date, Milliken has trained a significant portion of their population on an elective basis. Their training is updated each year with the latest workforce data and trends and newest ways to address generational differences and promote generational collaboration.

During this workshop, the speakers will explain why they have highlighted development of generational training at Milliken and will dive into the numbers that make up our current workforce. They will also discuss the characteristics of each generation and solutions to the common workplace problems. This program will provide a solid introduction to the generations in today’s workforce. 

Program Speakers: Ottilia Scanlon & Carmen Scism, Milliken & Company. Program Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Sims, Clemson University

Ottilia Scanlon
Director, Learning and Development
Milliken & Company
Human Resources

Ottilia joined Milliken & Co. in March 2015 and is currently the Director of Learning and Development. Ottilia’s team manages Milliken University, corporate learning, leadership development, performance management, succession planning, Milliken Honors awards program and many other projects.

Prior to joining Milliken, Ottilia spent 15 years at Kelly Services in a variety of roles in both recruitment and corporate training. Ottilia has a BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master’s in Human Resource Development from Clemson University. She also serves on the Board for the Spartanburg Community College Foundation. 

Carmen Scism
Learning and Development Specialist
Milliken & Company
Human Resources

Carmen Scism joined Milliken & Co. in May of 2018 as a Human Resources Intern, and then joined as a full time employee on the Learning and Development team in January 2019. Carmen is responsible for managing Milliken’s College Recruitment Program, Human Resources’ annual development conference, and Milliken’s PopDev learning program. Carmen also supports various rotational projects in Human Resources.

Prior to joining Milliken, Carmen was a high school social studies teacher for five years. Carmen is a graduate of Appalachian State University and has an MBA from Clemson University.

Dr. Cynthia M. Sims
Assistant Professor
Clemson University

Cynthia M. Sims is an Assistant Professor and program coordinator of the Master of Human Resource Development, Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership, College of Education, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A. Her research focuses on the ways gender and diversity influences the enactment of leadership in the workplace. She was recognized with an Emerald Literati Award, Highly Commended 2019 for a research publication.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Sims was employed with a U.S. fortune 100 company, serving as the Director of Staff Operations, Director of Learning and Performance Improvement, and Director of Human Resources.


Getting On Board: A new member "Getting On Board" orientation session will take place at 11:15 a.m. just prior to the meeting for all new members as well as those wanting a refresher on GSHRM and how to get involved.  Please register for Getting On Board here if you plan to attend.

HR Certification Credit: This program is approved for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. It is also approved for 1 hour of HRCI general re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.

Solicitation at Meetings: With the exception of our meeting sponsor, GSHRM enforces a no solicitation policy at meetings. View the policy here.

Poinsett Club Dress Code: Business casual. For gentlemen, a necktie is not required. Ladies shall dress appropriately. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes will be allowed. Cell phone use is not allowed in the Club.

Late Registration & Cancellation Policy:  Late additions will be added to the waiting list and accommodated on a first-come, first served basis.  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to

Accommodations and Special Dietary Needs: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary needs on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline date.


Mailing Address:

PO Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606

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