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 the Grand Canyon

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Impactful Business Partner During COVID-19

What’s it all about? “If you ask me, when something extraordinary shows up in your life in the middle of the night, you give it a name and make it the best home you can.” The words of Barbara Kingsolver in High Tide in Tucson. When momentous things happen – and that certainly is the case now – how do you recognize the challenge, identify potential allies, and turn towards the betterment? How can HR leaders grasp the crises of health, economy, and race relations and rise to those challenges? Identifying and cultivating networks inside and outside your organization is a pretty good start, and we’ve invited three friends from the Southwest to discuss how they do just that. Moderator Mark Christensen from Phoenix is an advocate for this conference and one of the best networkers in the business. Dr. Denise Montoya, from New Mexico Highland University, discusses building relationships in one of the more diverse states in the country. Margaret Lynch from Fort Defiance Indian Hospital speaks to alliances and how they support the Navajo Nation healthcare system she serves. We employ the Grand Canyon as a metaphorical backdrop for a discussion about surprise, connectivity, and adaptation.

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Discover how HR leaders can better contribute to organizational strategy and results through the cultivation of business partnerships, both from the inside and outside of your organization.
  • Consider how to recognize and support partners who share your values, and who at the same time bring diverse points of view to the table, as this will suit you well for both long-term goals and short-term crisis management.
  • Initiate a process at the highest levels of your organization that helps measure the quality and value of the alliances you build.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business