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Meeting Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Roanoke

Staying Competitive in a Dynamic Job Market: Professional “Soft Skills" 


Bill Goad-President, CMP-HR LLC

Bill Goad, President of CMP - HR LLC

ABSTRACT:  Let’s face it, today’s job market is an ever-changing environment where more than technical skills are needed to stay competitive. This presentation focuses on topics such as career planning and career management to equip today’s engineer with the skills needed to secure his/her next position or to thrive in the current position.

Bill Goad is President of CMP - HR LLC (Human Resources), a company he founded in late 2010. Bill has a business degree from Guilford College and a Masters in Human Resource and Organizational Development from Webster University in St. Louis. He holds the SPHR Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is certified by RCC as an Executive Coach. In his current endeavor, he specializes in Executive Recruiting in the Electrical Industry and Organizational Development and Executive Coaching for companies having from 1 to over 1000 employees. Bill has 30 years of business experience in corporate America, primarily in the Human Resources field, but also in strategic planning and management. He has worked in businesses of all sizes, including several large companies, such as AO Smith, GKN, and SPX Corporation.

Bill created the Collaborative Leader Profile, which is an assessment to determine whether someone has the core competencies, behavioral skills, and character to be hired or promoted within an organization. He also developed a behavioral assessment tool used for interviewing potential candidates. This tool has been utilized by several organizations to help ensure that the right candidate was selected. He was a presenter at the 2008 Toledo SHRM Conference in Ohio, the 2010 Roanoke Valley SHRM, and the 2011 Spring Training for Business in Phoenix, Az. In all of these presentations, his introduction of these tools was well received by the groups. He was also the Keynote Speaker at the NC Register of Deeds Conference in 2011, where he spoke on leadership development.

Of utmost pride and satisfaction to Bill is that he is a 30+ year Rotarian. Throughout the years, he has served in numerous leadership capacities in Rotary. He is a Past-President of Rotary in Savannah GA, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a Foundation member. Currently, Bill is the President for the Stuart, VA Rotary Club and the Co-Chair for the Rotary Leadership Institute for District 7570. He also serves as a Board member for the West Piedmont Business Development Center and the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation.

Meeting Details

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Social:  6:30 PM

Dinner:  6:45 PM

Presentation:  7:30 PM

Members and Guests:  $20, Students $10

Let us know if you have special dietary restrictions (vegetarian, dairy or gluten allergy, etc.)


Holiday Inn - Roanoke

3315 Ordway Drive

Roanoke VA 24017

Directions to Holiday Inn - Roanoke:

Directions to Holiday Inn:  From I-581 take exit 3W Hershberger Rd.  Turn right at the first traffic light (near WDBJ-7 studios & Zaxby’s) onto Ordway Drive.  Continue past Big Lots and the Holiday Inn is on the right.

Reservations:  Please RSVP by 5 PM, Monday October 26.  Please specify the number of attendees and any dietary restrictions.  Please RSVP to George Williams, Vice-Chairman, at

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