Art of HR conference set for January at World Equestrian Center

The sun sets as people gather for a VIP sneak peek of the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted December 17, 2021 |

The sun sets as people gather for a VIP sneak peek of the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Registration is now open for the 2022 Art of HR conference presented by the Ocala Human Resource Management Association (OHRMA) in partnership with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and the Mid-Florida Regional Manufacturers Association (MRMA).

The conference takes place Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., in Ocala.

The Art of HR features a full-day of in-person sessions designed to assist business leverage the value of their people, learn about the state of the workforce and key data to help build critical talent pipelines, understand the latest employment law and how it affects local businesses, and discover workplace best practices to recruit and retain employees.

Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource CLM, said that “partnering with OHRMA allows us to collaborate on HR and workforce development issues of importance.”

The conference will begin with keynote comedian and human experience leader David Horning, who uses humor as a tool to get audiences thinking differently about the status quo and come up with new ways to create a better experience of work.

Presentations include highlights from the manufacturing wage and benefit survey CareerSource CLM conducted for MRMA in partnership with OHRMA.

CareerSource CLM will also present the annual Bridging the Gap award recognizing a local business that has gone above and beyond to build the regional workforce by closing gaps in skills, training, and opportunity.

Cost to attend is $150 for individuals or $125 for members of ORHMA, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), MRMA, and CareerSource CLM’s Board of Directors. A discounted rate is also available for groups of 10 or more. The conference fee includes breakfast and lunch.

To request a group rate, contact Sarah Bland, conference chair, at

Tickets are available at

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