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.

On the Road to Chicago

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your HR niche is the magic of a story.

What’s it all about? Studs Terkel, Chicago author, Pulitzer Prize winner, broadcaster, and advocate for the “common” American spoke to us in a simple, yet beautiful prose, holding that work “is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.” It’s a difficult time in America and certainly for all of us serving in human resources. Maybe our HR niche and calling rests in a renewed recognition of the people who work at our sides, the values of our organizations, and the way we communicate that through stories. Joining us from Chicago are Elena Valentine, an HR advocate and film creator at Skill Scout, James Ellis Global Employer Brand Manager at Roku and creator of The Talent Cast, and Amber Kennelly, Chief Human Resources Officer at HUB International. Together they share through film, prose, and stories, how we bring out the best in ourselves, our people, and our communities in this moment.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover the magic of a great workplace story, how to conceptualize, craft, and deliver that product in a way that aligns with your organization’s purpose and brand, and more important, your core ethics.
  • Consider how you apply artistry – through the written word, the spoken word, and the visual – to create impactful stories resonating with truth and emotion.
  • Understand how story-telling skills are essential for HR leaders who wish to contribute to business and brand and who wish to gain the ear of your internal and external communities.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business.