The following information is from the completed 2020 event. Please check back in the spring for details on next year.

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Virtual + Strategic HR: Oct 21-22 & 28, 2020

All times listed on the schedule are Eastern Standard Time.

FORUM | HR Front and Center

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Strategy, ethics, and humanity in existential times.

What’s it all about? Over the last decade, conventional notions of HR leadership gave way to the demands of business partnership and agility, while the more traditional compliance models and those softer human skills that drew many of us to the profession in the first instance remained layered in the background. That’s a lot for any progressive leader to manage. Toss in a pandemic shaking people to the core, economic headwinds, and social justice issues that finally are gaining traction, and it’s not surprising to find the best HR leaders exactly at the center of the action. We’re going directly to two leaders at that tumultuous center: Donna Sinnery, CHRO of Teknor Apex with diverse products in the material science industry, and locations at 9 US locations and in four other countries, and Lorraine Goffe, CHRO of Penn State with 37,000 employees across 24 campuses. Our moderator, Nancy Persson, from Leadership Growth Solutions, hosts this enticing forum and coaxes the conversation.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Witness how organizational culture and values are called into play in this existential moment, and particularly how trust and ethics are front and center components.
  • See how two leaders define organizational strategy at a time of huge swirl, and the advice that flows from their experiences applicable to HR and employers of any size.
  • Think a bit more about the immediate and long-term needs of your internal and external customers. What needs are universal and what needs are unique? Which do you need to deal with now, and which can wait for a sunnier day?

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business Credit.