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    Creating Value: HR as a Strategic Partner in the Capital Budgeting Process

    Date: June 19, 2019, 11:30am
    First Choice Catering, Norfolk, NE 68701
    Free for members. $15 for guests
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    Presented by Gerard Ras, PhD, CPA - Professor at Wayne State College

    Program Description:

    We will discuss value creation in general and we will review the capital budgeting process. Then we will explore opportunities for HR professionals to provide a valuable contribution to the capital budgeting process.

    1. Participants will further develop their understanding of financial value.

    2. Participants will develop their understanding of the capital budgeting process.

    3. Participants will explore strategically important opportunities for HR professionals in the capital budgeting process.


    About the Speaker:

    Gerard Ras was born and raised in the Netherlands. As a child in a traditional Dutch family he frequently traveled across the European Continent. At the age of 18 he traveled to the U.S. to attend Wayne State College.

    Gerard earned his bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, his MBA from Wayne State College and his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska. His doctoral course work included HRD courses and his dissertation focused on global competency development for managers. Gerard worked as a CPA for twelve years for CPA firms, a manufacturer and a nonprofit organization in Siouxland.

    Gerard’s research passion is in the global arena. He is fluent in three languages and has performed research with managers in India, Japan and the Netherlands. In 2017 he took a sabbatical to complete a research project in the European Union, which took him to London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels and Athens.

    Gerard and his wife Ronda, a guidance counselor at Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools, have three children and reside in Bancroft, NE. Their oldest daughter recently graduated from college.