Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC
Director of Communications
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
O: 352-291-9559 | M: 352-816-1264
[email protected]

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2024) – Something to love just in time for Valentine’s Day: Early bird ticket sales have been extended through Feb. 29 for the 2024 Heart of HR: Meeting the Challenge conference presented by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and the Ocala Human Resources Management Association (OHRMA).

Heart of HR takes place April 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., in Ocala. It features a full day of topnotch speakers, exhibitors, and networking opportunities. And back by popular demand, the conference will once again be headlined by internationally acclaimed workplace motivational humorist, best-selling author, and world-class magician Jon Petz.

Early bird tickets are $175 for all-day access to the conference or $200 to attend the conference plus the Heart of HR After Dark reception with Petz the evening of April 18. Starting March 1, tickets will be $200 and $225, respectively.

Sessions feature employee engagement, Artificial Intelligence, mental health and wellness, leadership best practices, and tools to help employers recruit, train and retain their workforce. The event is eligible for professional development credits from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Heart of HR’s sponsors include the Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) and the North Central Florida Media Group (NCFM).

More information and tickets, including discounted rates for groups of 10 or more, are available at


CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is a member of CareerSource Florida and a proud partner of the American Job Center network. CareerSource CLM is supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and other agencies as part of awards totaling $6.9 million (revised annually). CareerSource CLM is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and in Spanish. All voice telephone numbers listed above may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. If you need accommodations, please call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878 or e-mail [email protected].

The Ocala Human Resources Management Association (OHRMA) is a nonprofit organization of human resource professionals from the Marion County community affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an international organization of more than 180,000 members. For information, visit

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