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Maintaining Motivation in Times of Uncertainty and Change
Julius Rhodes, SPHR, mpr group
Where Do We Go from Here? Maintaining Motivation in Times of Uncertainty and Change examines the tactical and strategic tools each of us needs to display ownership in the way we pursue our identified objectives. This session is designed to provide attendees with a virtual roadmap to better understand the significance of their roles, including ways to create conditions for a more connected workplace where team dynamics support operational needs in a more holistic manner.
Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR, is founder and principal of the mpr group, a full-service human resources and management professional services firm since 1994. He is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and author of “BRAND: YOU: Personal Branding for Success in Life and Business” and “BRAND: YOU The Workbook.”
Prior to forming the mpr group, he worked for several leading Fortune 100 firms, including Mobil Oil, General Electric, Baxter Healthcare, and Sara Lee. He was also a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board.
In 1992, he completed a certified arbitrator development program through Cornell University and the New York State Employment Relations Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from Loyola University. He has completed coursework toward a PhD at Loyola University, having received an Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunities Program Fellowship for his studies.
He is a popular motivational speaker who has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to human resources, personal branding, diversity and inclusion (D&I), risk management and safety, among others. He is a regular columnist for Parking & Mobility magazine, where he writes about human resources and office issues.
Rhodes is a life-long resident of Chicago’s Southeast Side and the youngest of four children. His greatest accomplishment is his 30-year marriage to wife Linda G. Rhodes, CSP, and raising their two adult children, Jerome and Lauren.