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TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 9 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Ninth Episode of “Tune in Tuesdays” to Highlight Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Women’s History Month

February 26, 2021 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, returns for episode nine on March 9 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT.

The month of March marks two important declared months in the US – Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Women’s History Month. This month’s installment of Tune in Tuesdays will feature a two-part episode with segments led by the SHRM Foundation and Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary at SHRM.

First, we’ll hear an update from Wendi Safstrom, Executive Director of the SHRM Foundation about the work they are doing on behalf of the workplace, including their partnership with Delivering Jobs, an inclusion campaign dedicated to creating pathways of employment and leadership opportunities for the neurodiverse community. We’ll have the opportunity to hear from leaders at Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and Autism Speaks. Later, Emily M. Dickens, J.D. will sit down for a conversation with leaders from ABC News and Microsoft to discuss empowering women, and how to navigate the challenges, opportunities, and transitions into, out of and through the workplace.

Featured speakers include:

  • Wendi Safstrom, Executive Director, SHRM Foundation. Wendi Safstrom is a senior non-profit leader committed to serving the public through philanthropic program management, cultivating strategic partnerships and managing and developing high performing teams. Safstrom currently serves as Executive Director for the SHRM Foundation, where she leads the development and implementation of SHRM Foundation’s programmatic, development, and marketing and communication strategies in support of SHRM Foundation’s new mission and vision, creating growth plans and ensuring alignment with SHRM goals. Prior to assuming the role at SHRM Foundation, Safstrom served as Vice President at the National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, where she led the development and implementation of their Foundation’s most recent five-year strategic plan, and was responsible for all Foundation programming, including workforce development initiatives, scholarship and event management, community relations and engagement initiatives. She has a BS in Business Administration from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and was recognized as a member of the 2014 “Power 20” by Restaurant Business Magazine as a leader in philanthropy within the restaurant industry.
  • Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary at SHRM. Emily M. Dickens is Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As a member of the executive team, she has oversight for implementing the CEO’s vision, corporate governance, global outreach, government affairs, and the organization’s real property. She serves on the executive board of the North America Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) and Secretary-General of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). Emily is an attorney with significant and progressive experience in government, higher education and the non-profit sector. She has served as a member of the leadership team at the University of North Carolina system, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Her prior roles include general counsel, chief relationship officer, senior vice president, vice president for public policy and assistant vice president for federal relations. Dickens has also worked at Duke University and Fayetteville State University in administrative and external affairs roles. Emily is actively engaged in board service. She is a member of the Strategic Education, Inc. HIRE Advisory Board; the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Board; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council; a U.S. Department of Energy Equity in Energy Ambassador and chairs the International HBCU Task Force for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina Central University School of Law.
  • Elke Suber, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft. Elke Suber is Associate General Counsel for Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft Corporation. She is responsible for leading and managing the company’s global legal team for the Global Partner Solutions organization, a multi-billion-dollar business driving partner device and cloud sales. Elke previously served as Associate General Counsel for the Microsoft Consumer and Marketing team, where she led the global legal team for the Microsoft Store, and managed the legal teams for Microsoft’s Consumer and Device sales and Advertising businesses. Since joining Microsoft in 2005, Elke served in a variety of roles, including lead attorney for several of the company’s online products, and lead copyright attorney for the Xbox business. Elke Suber has significant experience serving as a strategic advisor for technology businesses, closing complex multi-national transactions, and advising on intellectual property and technology related matters. Prior to joining Microsoft, Elke was an attorney for CIGNA’s Technology group, and a litigation associate with the law firms Anderson, Kill, and Olick and Akin Gump in Philadelphia. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Justin M. Johnson of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Honorable Gary L. Lancaster of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Elke serves and has served on the Boards of Directors of a variety of civic and non-profit organizations. Elke is the Chair of the Board of Directors for EastHub and is a Board member for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Elke also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Elke previously served as Chair of the Black Entertainment and Sport’s Lawyers Association’s (BESLA) Board of Directors from 2016-2018, and in various leadership roles on BESLA’s Board from 2008-2016. In 2018, Elke was the commencement speaker for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law graduation ceremony. She was also recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in corporate America in 2018. Elke has been profiled in numerous publications, including MCCA’s Diversity and the Law Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Root.com and Rolling Out. She was also featured in the book “Life at the Speed of Passion”, by Eve Wright. Elke has also been a keynote speaker and served on numerous panels at various conference focused on intellectual property, digital entertainment and technology law. Elke received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with an English degree and German minor.
  • Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, ABC News and Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA). Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard recently joined The Walt Disney Company as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, ABC News where she leads the department. In her most recent role, she served as Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, ViacomCBS, where she oversaw deal-making for unscripted programming, music programming, tent poles, specials and news across BET Networks. Her experience as a savvy business executive and strategic deal maker has been paramount in bringing deals to closure for a number of high-profile projects like “The New Edition Story”, “The Bobby Brown Story” and “Black Girls Rock!.” Prior to working at BET Networks, Khadijah served as Vice President, Senior Counsel at Nickelodeon where she helped to launch “Dora the Explorer”, “Diego” and “The Backyardigans” and worked on shows like “Spongebob Squarepants” along with other hits. Khadijah served as Co-Chair of the ViacomCBS Law Department’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. She currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) and as President of the Board for Columbia College Women (CCW). She received the Medal of Honor from the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association, the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award from the Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY) and the prestigious Luminary Award for her business acumen and her commitment to diversity and inclusion from the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Khadijah has traveled and served on delegations to South Africa, Rome, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and has worked with the United Nations to assist aspiring business women from Iraq. She contributed to a book entitled Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak (Beacon Press) where she chronicles her journey as an activist and a Muslim American. Khadijah earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on March 9 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 8 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Eighth Episode of “Tune in Tuesdays” to Discuss the Role of Student Debt in Rebuilding the Economy, Workplace Policies, Vaccine Updates, and More

February 3, 2021 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, returns for episode eight on February 9 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT.

A lot has happened this year and we’re only just in the second month. This month’s episode will feature multiple segments, covering the latest that you need to know within the world of HR in 2021 and things you can do now to build a better future. Emily Dickens, Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary at SHRM joins Asha Srikantiah, Head of Student Debt Program, Workplace Emerging Products at Fidelity on the important key role that benefits programs targeting student debt have in rebuilding financial health of individual employees and ultimately helping to boost our economy overall. Then hear from Emily Dickens with SHRM’s workplace policy priorities for the year ahead. Next, tune in for updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means from the workplace in a conversation with Emily and Amber Clayton, Director of the Knowledge Center at SHRM.

Tune in and equip yourself with the latest news across the HR landscape to help pursue a better workplace and better world.

This episode is sponsored by Fidelity.

Featured speakers include:

  • Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary at SHRM. Emily M. Dickens is Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As a member of the executive team, she has oversight for implementing the CEO’s vision, corporate governance, global outreach, government affairs, and the organization’s real property. She serves on the executive board of the North America Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) and Secretary-General of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). Emily is an attorney with significant and progressive experience in government, higher education and the non-profit sector. She has served as a member of the leadership team at the University of North Carolina system, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Her prior roles include general counsel, chief relationship officer, senior vice president, vice president for public policy and assistant vice president for federal relations. Dickens has also worked at Duke University and Fayetteville State University in administrative and external affairs roles. Emily is actively engaged in board service. She is a member of the Strategic Education, Inc. HIRE Advisory Board; the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Board; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council; a U.S. Department of Energy Equity in Energy Ambassador and chairs the International HBCU Task Force for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina Central University School of Law.
  • Ashwini (Asha) Srikantiah, Head of Student Debt Program, Workplace Emerging Products at Fidelity. For over five years, Asha has led Fidelity’s Student Debt Program, pursuing the mission of tackling student debt from a variety of angles. Asha and her team have built a suite of employer-sponsored benefits and consumer-facing financial planning products, which are collectively accessible to over 20 million Fidelity customers nationwide. In addition to product development, Asha has brought thought leadership on the financial and emotional impacts of student debt to a variety of arenas, including the White House, the US Department of Education, the US Treasury, and Congress. She holds an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, and an undergrad in Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.
  • Amber Clayton, Director of Knowledge Center at SHRM. Amber oversees SHRM’s Knowledge Center which includes SHRM’s Express Requests, a self-service feature that provides a collection of resources on specific topics and the Ask an Advisor service, one of SHRM’s most popular member benefits where experienced and SHRM-certified HR professionals share expertise, guidance and resources with members on their HR-related inquiries. Amber is SHRM-certified with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. She has been in various HR roles for over 20 years, primarily in the retail and healthcare industry, before joining SHRM in 2011.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on February 9 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 6 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Sixth Episode of “Tune in Tuesdays” to Spotlight Talent Acquisition and Job Seeking in 2020

November 24, 2020 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, returns for episode six on December 8 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT.

Hiring talent and finding a job have changed in ways that no one predicted. Virtual hiring and onboarding have become the new normal for employers in the age of COVID-19. Learning how to balance recruiting for key positions while potentially reducing employment in other areas is critical. And for job seekers, learning how to stand out in what has become a crowded market is a vital skill when trying to grab the attention of interested employers.

Tune in to our conversation and hear from Jeff Luttrell, senior director of talent acquisition at Alorica, and Kim Ades, president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. They’ll join host Tony Lee, vice president of Editorial at SHRM, to discuss how things have changed for talent acquisition and job seeking this year. Equip yourself with new learnings and tactics to both recruit more effectively and stand out in the market in these challenging times.

Featured speakers include:

  • Kim Ades, president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach and mother of five Kim has years of experience coaching many of North America’s most respected leaders. Recognized as an expert in the area of thought mastery, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help her clients deal with core issues and shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results. Kim designed the Frame of Mind Coaching™ program to provide her clients with a powerful infrastructure where they can develop the skill of deliberate thought. She understands that the single greatest difference between those people who are stratospherically successful and everyone else is their thinking. She knows that we all have the propensity to shift our thinking and achieve success. Kim has been a featured speaker for dozens of organizations, including SHRM, ATD, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Vistage, TEC, RISMedia, the International Coaching Federation, the National Association of Realtors, the World Business and Executive Coach Summit, and the National Speakers Association. She has also been interviewed on many top-ranking podcasts and has received outstanding feedback on her speaking.
  • Jeff Luttrell, senior director of talent acquisition at Alorica. Jeff leads teams of recruiters across the U.S. and Europe. His current teams focus on high-volume call center staffing and professional support teams for Alorica where they hire nearly 50,000 people a year. Previously, he was a recruiting manager in global talent acquisition and staffing with Xerox in the outsource services division, and an area manager for Kelly Services. Jeff received his B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He spent the first eight years of his professional career in the publishing and advertising world. He has over 20 years of recruitment experience in both the staffing industry and corporate recruiting, including international recruiting. He has led teams for large hiring projects, niche and specialty roles, and executive recruitment. Jeff lives in Asheville, N.C., and volunteers his time extensively for SHRM and other organizations. He was the southeast region Membership Advisory Council representative for 2018-19 and a board member with the Raleigh-Wake HRMA chapter, serving as treasurer, president, SHRM Foundation director and vice president of community. Jeff served as director of the NCSHRM State Council for 2016-17. He co-chaired the Pinnacle Award-winning initiative “HR on Call” for RWHRMA and co-chaired the 2011 NCSHRM State Conference. He served on SHRM’s HR Disciplines Special Expertise Panel in 2016 and its Talent Acquisition Special Expertise Panel in 2017. He is currently a member of SHRM’s Global Special Expertise Panel.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on December 8 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 5 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Fifth “Tune in Tuesdays” to Spotlight Mental Health in the Workplace​

October 28, 2020 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, returns for episode five on November 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT.

This year has seen changes like no other and the workplace has not been spared. From adapting to the “new normal” and challenging unconscious bias to balancing caregiving while working, workplace culture has arguably never been more critical. For this month’s episode, we will have two engaging segments that will discuss the toll rapid changes have taken on mental health in the workplace and what can be done to help employees manage.

This episode is sponsored by WGU. Their segment will feature Nikki Harrington, HR Program Mentor and Dr. Patricia Morgan, Course Instructor, both from the College of Business at WGU, on the topic of strengthening emotional resilience to avoid professional burnout

Following WGU’s segment, hear from Francine Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People Officer and Lauren Griffiths, People Consultant, Customer Experience, both at Cisco, in an inspiring dialogue with SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP on fostering employee mental health, including your own, and how workplace culture plays a bigger part of the new normal of work.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Patricia Morgan, Course Instructor – College of Business, Western Governors University (WGU). Dr. Morgan has been teaching courses in human resources and management at the university level for fourteen years and has been in the human resource management field for over twenty-five years. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Administration/Human Resource Administration. Her Bachelor of Science and Associates in Arts degrees are in Business and Management. In addition, Dr. Morgan holds a certified teaching certificate in the state of Texas and has also studied and received diplomas in business and technology from Suffolk College University in England.
  • Nikki Harrington, HR Program Mentor – College of Business, Western Governors University. Harrington has worked for WGU approximately 8 years, where she mentors and assists adult learners to reach their educational goal of earning their Human Resources Bachelors’ degree from one of the largest online and competency-based institutions. She is a team leader who coaches, trains and pilots programs that helps support change and growth in the University. With a background working in higher education for over 20 years, her specialty is online learning, enrollment and program mentoring. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, a Master’s in Organizational Management and a second Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
  • Lauren Griffiths, People Consultant, Customer Experience at Cisco. Lauren Griffiths knows that better leaders make better teams. As a People Consultant for Cisco’s Customer Experience organization, she helps her clients align their talent strategy to their business strategy through active listening, curiosity and coaching. Lauren is also a Communities Partner for the company’s Native American Network where she consults, advocates and supports this organization to realize and accomplish their goals. Lauren’s background is in campus recruitment and HR operations and has worked at top financial services and technology firms. Lauren has a BA in Communications from SUNY Albany and an MS in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Lauren lives in Raleigh with her husband and 3 little ones and is currently working on her newest project, “Toss the Headshot”, a blog about bringing your whole and true self to work. You can follow her on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/tosstheheadshot
  • Francine Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People Officer at Cisco. Francine Katsoudas is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Cisco. She plays a major role in the company’s overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership. She leads Cisco’s business-driven People Strategy and People Deal, both of which support and align to Cisco’s overall business strategy and are essential to driving the Company’s transformational journey. She also is evolving Cisco’s approach to strategic workforce planning with programs highlighting the skills and capabilities that employees need to be innovative in today’s technology driven environment. She fosters a culture of full spectrum participation, emphasizing inclusion and collaboration to drive exponential business value. A 20-year veteran of Cisco, Katsoudas has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, talent acquisition, leadership development, and succession planning. Prior to her current role, she was the HR leader and business partner to the Engineering leadership team helping oversee its workforce of more than 25,000 people. She has also held leadership positions in the Service Provider, HR Operations, Customer Service, Acquisition Integration and Services groups. Prior to Cisco, Katsoudas worked in both the financial and professional services industries with a focus on customer service and operations. Fran serves on the Board of Directors for Americares, Global Citizen, and ADP.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on November 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 4 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Fourth “Tune in Tuesdays” to Showcase Importance of Building Productive and Inclusive Teams

September 29, 2020 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, returns for episode four on October 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT.

As we celebrate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there is no better time to hone in on building productive and inclusive teams. This episode will showcase the importance of cultivating teams with diverse backgrounds and how to build policies that help to establish inclusive workplace environments.

When workforces feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work, they can embrace their talents and maximize potential – driving organizational success. While it’s been 75 years of celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, there is still much work to be done.

This lively discussion will bring together workplace diversity, equity and inclusion leaders to discuss how some organizations are successfully hiring and retaining differently abled workers, a key topic at SHRM’s upcoming INCLUSION 2020 event.

Featured speakers include:

  • John Register, CSP: Keynote Speaker, Change Agent, and Facilitator of the Brilliance in the Room, CEO of Inspired Communications International, LLC. He is a four-time track and field all-American, Gulf War Army veteran and Paralympic silver medalist. He also founded the United States Olympic Committees Paralympic Military sport program and served as special advisor to two U.S. Secretary of State on disability foreign policy.
  • Kandi Pickard: President & CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society. She holds a degree in business administration and brings two decades of experience in operations and effective administration management.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on October 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 3 ANNOUNCEMENT

SHRM21’s Third “Tune in Tuesdays” to Spotlight Racial Equity in the Workplace

August 12, 2020 – “Tune in Tuesdays,” SHRM’s only TV show brought to you by SHRM21, is back on September 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT for episode three.

This episode will provide the first opportunity to sit down with members of the newly formed “Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity,” which is comprised of top business executives, SHRM members, and academics from both within and outside of HR. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity is part of SHRM’s latest initiative to eliminate racial inequity from the workplace, called Together Forward @Work. This episode will feature a thought-provoking discussion with a panel of Commission members, who will reveal their motivations for joining, what topics are top of mind, what they’re hearing from peers, and give attendees an opportunity to engage in dialogue with them.

Established in the summer of 2020, the goal of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity is to drive actions and solutions that will positively alter the workplace experience for Black workers and other people of color. Members include CHROs, SHRM Volunteer Leaders and other C-Suite executives with accountability for HR, academics, researchers, and individuals who have consistently worked to identify long-term solutions to creating inclusive workplaces.

Join us for this engaging “Tune in Tuesdays” episode airing on September 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT. Earn 1 PDC by tuning in.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY EPISODE 2 ANNOUNCEMENT

Former Airbnb Chief Ethics Officer, Rob Chesnut, Bringing Expertise to SHRM21’s Second “Tune in Tuesdays”

July 15, 2020 – SHRM’s only HR TV show, “Tune in Tuesdays”—brought to you by SHRM21—will air episode two on August 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST, featuring Rob Chesnut, former Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb and author of Intentional Integrity.

With a successful track record of helping organizations act ethically, Chesnut will lead an engaging discussion about creating a culture of integrity—especially during these challenging times. Outlined in his recent book, Chesnut will share the industry-tested process—the Six Cs—to help leaders tackle ongoing issues like #MeToo, digital privacy, fair labor practices, and sustainability, as well as his expert advice surrounding new ethical challenges related to COVID-19.

Chesnut is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. After working 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department, he became eBay’s third attorney, handling a wide variety of litigation, IP and regulatory/compliance matters for the company globally. He was promoted to run the company’s North American legal division in 2001 and to Sr. Vice President of a newly created Trust and Safety Department in 2004. He left eBay in 2008 to become the General Counsel of LiveOps, Inc., and moved to Chegg in 2010 as the general counsel and the company’s first lawyer. Chesnut joined Airbnb in 2016, where he developed a popular interactive employee program, Integrity Belongs Here, to help drive ethics throughout the culture at the company.

Join us for an engaging discussion during “Tune in Tuesdays” episode two on August 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST.


 

“Tune in Tuesdays” is a digital series with monthly interactive episodes leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, “Tune in Tuesdays” will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time.

TUNE IN TUESDAY ANNOUNCEMENT

Former Netflix CTO, Patty McCord, to Headline SHRM21’s First “Tune in Tuesdays” Episode on July 14 

June 9, 2020—A brand-new digital series, “Tune in Tuesdays”—brought to you by SHRM21—launches July 14, 2020, with former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, Patty McCord. “Tune in Tuesdays” are interactive episodes that will air on annual.shrm.org the second Tuesday of each month leading up to the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (SHRM21) in June 2021. 

Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, Tune in Tuesdays will take learning and connecting to the next level. Each episode will cover topics one might expect to see on the stages of SHRM’s signature event all while providing the opportunity to network with peers and contribute to the conversation in real time. 

To kick off the new digital series, episode one will feature a lively discussion between McCord and SHRM President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, about how to build a culture of freedom and responsibility. As a workplace innovator and culture and leadership consultant, McCord will share her unique perspective that’s evolved from working at innovative small startups and large tech companies alike. Notably, her 14-year tenure at Netflix allowed her to experiment with new ways to work. McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks and bonus plans. She argues that the old standbys of corporate HR―annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs―often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. McCord is a bestselling author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, and her thought leadership has appeared in Harvard Business Review, NPR, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal. 

Join us for this engaging episode right here on annual.shrm.org on July 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

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ABOUT SHRM21

As the voice of all things work, SHRM is convening the world’s largest gathering of HR professionals, business executives, people managers and HR students at our SHRM21 Annual Conference & Expo. Now more than ever, workplaces need HR leaders to help navigate the new world of work. Attendees will gain insights on the latest trends, strategies and innovations elevating the HR profession and hear straight from a world-class lineup of speakers about how to maximize your potential. Join us online and in Chicago June 20-23, 2021. 

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SHRM20 CONFERENCE & EXPO CANCELLATION NOTICE

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—May 11, 2020: Regretfully, SHRM must cancel the SHRM 2020 Annual Conference & Expo as we have recently been informed by the San Diego Convention Center that it will not be able to host us for this event. 

This was a difficult decision, but it was based on directives from the state of California and the city of San Diego, and out of a need to keep participants and the community safe. 

We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event. We know SHRM Annual Conference & Expo is the leading HR community event, and the entire global HR community looks forward to it each year. However, we know it is the right decision, and we are confident there will be brighter days ahead as the HR community navigates our “new” world of work. 

As we turn our attention to the future, we look forward to seeing you at our SHRM 2021 Annual Conference & Expo, June 20-23 in Chicago. It will be a time to reconnect and celebrate the extraordinary measures we will have overcome as leaders reshaping the new world of work. 

Registration Transfer 

Your SHRM20 conference registration automatically transferred to SHRM21 in Chicago. The deadline for transfer or refund requests was June 9, 2020. Please Note: All cancellations may take up to 90 days to process.* 

Hotel Room Transfer 

For attendees transferring registration to SHRM21: If you made original SHRM20 hotel reservations through MCI USA, SHRM’s official housing vendor, then your SHRM20 hotel reservation will be automatically cancelled and your deposit will be automatically transferred to a SHRM21 housing reservation. You will receive notification from MCI USA the week of May 18, 2020, with instructions on booking your new hotel accommodations in Chicago and transferring your deposit. 

For attendees not transferring registration to SHRM21, but who made SHRM20 hotel reservations through MCI USA: You must contact MCI USA directly by e-mailing [email protected] no later than June 26, 2020, for a full refund. Given the circumstances due to COVID-19, refunds may take up to 90 days to process. 

If you made hotel reservations on your own, be sure to contact the hotel directly to cancel. 

Expo Transfer 

Are you a SHRM20 exhibitor and wish to transfer your exhibit(s) to the SHRM21 Annual Conference & Expo? Please contact our Director of Exhibits and Sponsorships, Emile K. Davis. 

*SHRM20 FULL CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY 

Attendees registered for the SHRM20 Annual Conference will be automatically transferred to the SHRM21 Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, June 20-23, 2021. SHRM20 attendees will not be responsible for paying any price difference should the cost of registration be higher than what was initially paid. This includes: Full Conference Registrations, Day Passes and Expo Hall Passes, and applies to volunteer leaders, students and advisors. 

If attendees prefer to cancel their registration and receive a refund, they must contact SHRM’s Customer Experience before June 9, 2020, by using our online form. Given the circumstances due to COVID-19, SHRM will issue full refunds. Refunds may take up to 90 days to process. 

Attendees who do not attend the event and/or do not contact SHRM via written correspondence during the set window as directed above will be responsible for the full attendee registration fee. 

If a SHRM member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must do one of two things: pay the difference of the SHRM member and nonmember price at the time of the transfer or become a SHRM member at the time of transfer. 

Cancellations of conference add-on activities: cancellations can include a credit, transfer or refund for each conference add-on, including preconference workshops, educational programs, senior leadership programs, interpretation services, the guest program and SHRM On Demand. 

**Policy subject to change 

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