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Strategic HR at Mt. Washington: October 22-24 in Bretton Woods, NH


Let’s Talk, HR

Monday, October 24th, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The stage door opens with three “big idea” conversations to spur your HR imagination

Certainty Inspires Action, Laura Gee, Associate Professor of Economics, Tufts University

  • Fight. Flight. Or, most likely, Freeze? When faced with economic uncertainty – many people become extremely risk-averse, to the point of inaction. In her talk, Laura asks broadly, “Can we design our organizations to influence individual behavior?” Or, more tangibly – how can our organizations provide workers and job seekers the certainty they so desperately crave? With our eyes to the current labor shortage, we’ll focus on how newly available data affects job seekers’ search for work.

Your Privilege is Showing, Lillian Medville, Artist, Game Designer, and CEO

  • Whether our organizations readily acknowledge it or not, race, class, gender, sex, and age impact how we move through the world daily. And, it often falls on the shoulders of HR to advocate for marginalized groups in the workplace. However, when the time comes to broach these topics, discussions are often stifled by fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. At a point of frustration, today’s presenter Lillian thought, “I want to be having these conversations. I just don’t know how.” So, she designed a new – and surprising – framework for navigating the uncomfortable, difficult, and sometimes painful, reality of privilege and bias, which she’ll unveil on our stage.

Work Responsibly: Your Environmental Ethic, Courtney Seard, Head of Diversity, Learning and Inclusion – The Americas

  • The best organizations look to the future, a window that extends for generations. Our third Big Idea this morning discusses this horizon in the context of your company’s environmental footprint. How does HR gain the appropriate knowledge of your company’s products, services, and practices to play a role in the development of environmental practices and standards? What is the relationship between a strong environmental ethic and your ability to be a talent magnet? And how does this help do right for the sustainability of the planet AND the sustainability of your organization?

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI Business Credit