SHRM | Better Workplaces Better World

VIRTUAL EVENT | MARCH 17, 2020

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST/11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

During SHRM Live 2020, workplace experts took an in-depth look at the complex political and legal landscape that impacts your organization during this hotly contested election year. The election doesn't only impact policy and laws, it impacts culture in the office, too. SHRM research shows political conversations are on the rise at work – in fact, 42% of employees have been in a political fight at work, and some are feeling direct political affiliation bias.

Key takeaways:

  • An outlook on policy priorities that impact the workplace.
  • Strategies on how to address cultural disruptors and manage hot-button political issues at work
  • Insights into your most sought-after questions and how to resolve them in your office

Approved for 1.5 PDCs toward SHRM Recertification

A recording of SHRM Live is available for 30 days post-event – until April 20, 2020 – and can be accessed via the SHRM Live platform. Login with SHRM credentials for access to the archive.


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S P E A K E R S

A G E N D A

EMILY M. DICKENS, J.D.

Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff, SHRM

ALEXANDER ALONSO, PH.D, SHRM-SCP

Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM

STEVE BROWNE, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of Human Resources, LaRosas, Inc.

Featuring SHRM’S Head of Government Affairs 

Tune in for an outlook on the policy priorities that SHRM believes is impacting the world of work in 2020 and beyond. Hear about issues such as healthcare, workplace immigration, workplace equity, workplace flexibility and leave and workforce development. Learn the key points that will make your voice and the voice of HR heard in your workplace, state legislatures and the halls of Congress. Finally, find out how you can get more involved. 

SEGMENT 1: HOW HR CAN IMPACT WORKPLACE POLICY IN 2020

Featuring SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer
Compliance concerns. Talent shortages. Turnover woes. Sound familiar? SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer, Alexander Alonso along with SHRM's HR Knowledge Advisors, Kathryn Brooks and Kim McNeil are here to put your mind at ease by answering their most commonly asked HR questions so you can get ahead of common pitfalls. This rapid-fire segment will cover HR conundrums that topped SHRM’s charts. Additionally, SHRM’s Knowledge Advisor’s will take questions LIVE from the audience on any and all burning topics you may have.

SEGMENT 3: INFORMING YOUR HR

Featuring Panel of Experts
Workplaces are a reflection of wider society. Culture dictates behavior. Does your organizational culture invite civility? In today’s highly polarized political climate, it’s more important than ever that organizations foster civility as a core cultural value. Through shared respect and civility, employees can disagree without heated debates that impede organizational productivity and progress.


In this session, you’ll hear from a panel of experts representing brands you know, like Boys & Girls Clubs of America and LaRosa’s Pizza, on how they encourage civility among politically diverse employees. Plus, we’ll invite questions from our virtual audience for real-time answers from panel members.

SEGMENT 2: CIVILITY WHEN TALKING POLITICS AT WORK

"We should expect to see political disagreements increase even further in the coming months. Companies can't, and shouldn't try to, quash these conversations. But what they can do is create inclusive cultures of civility where difference isn't a disruption."
— SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

KATHRYN BROOKS, SHRM-SCP

HR Knowledge Advisor, SHRM

KIM McNEIL, SHRM-SCP

HR Knowledge Advisor, SHRM

Programming subject to change.

JULIE TEER

Chief Development
& Public Affairs Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

ELIZABETH ADEFIOYE

Senior Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer, Ingredion Inc.

ERIC L. WILLIAMSON

President and CEO, Tailored Training Solutions

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