Conference Sessions

How the Duck to Problem Solve in HR
This session is repeated at 1:15 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Sagewood / Zebrawood
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Beginning at 10:15 AM
Session Duration

Learning Objective
  • What the Rubber Duck Method is and where it first started.
  • Understanding the “basic” science behind Rubber Ducking.
  • How to effectively utilize it to solve HR issues.
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness and other benefits
  • Introduce everyone to their very own, Rubber Duck
  • Session Description
    Many of us have issues come across our desk that gives us a headache and seems impossible to tackle. We’ll think about it over and over in our head, maybe talk to ourselves once or twice and still will be stuck with no solutions and lost time. Introducing, the Rubber Duck! A method originally used by programmers, this method allows individuals to talk through a problem and find that “Eureka!” moment from the comfort of your desk. By explaining the problem to the Rubber Duck we are not only talking our way through the problem but also teaching the solution to the willing ears of the Rubber Duck.

    Session Speaker

    Tom and Seth Mobley

    Mobley HR Consulting

    More About Tom and Seth Mobley

    Thomas Mobley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has worked in the HR field for over 35 years as a practitioner, educator, and consultant.  He has had his own HR Consulting Practice for 15 years where he has a proven track record of being able to transfer knowledge and provide others with the tools they need to succeed.  At UC he launched the innovative HR Succeeds Initiative helping to prepare future HR leaders by providing them mentors, internships, HR Certification, as well as networking opportunities at the local and national level.  As a professor he has been recognized a finalist for Miami University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and nominated for the George Barbour Award for Good Faculty-Student Relations Award at UC.  He has traveled to China 4 times to teach at the graduate level and to provide HR consulting.  This past spring, he prepared the training proposal for the State of Ohio which was used to attract a 1200 employee start-up automotive supplier.  His highly successful HR Cert Study Course participants have a 90% pass rate on their HR Certification exams.

    Seth Mobley, SHRM-CP is new to the professional HR world, but not to the world of HR. Growing up, he attended many Ohio SHRM Conferences, but mostly because it gave him the opportunity to play in the waterpark at Kalahari. This will be his second time speaking at the Ohio SHRM Conference, but his first after becoming SHRM-CP certified. Graduating from the University of Cincinnati in December of 2022, he will obtain his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing in Human Resources and Aviation Flight. He recently joined Thomas on Mobley HR Consulting to help grow the business.