June 11th - 13th, 2024 | 8:00a Pacific/11:00a Eastern

Join us for HR Summer School

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HR Summer School is a single, immersive event designed to educate, connect, and inspire.

***Due to the nature of livestreaming, these times are approximate. We will be sending email notifications to registrants the week before the event begins.

Please note: by signing up for HR Summer School, your contact information will be shared with our sponsors and you consent to future outreach from those partners of HR Summer School. 

2024 Event Agenda

Tuesday, June 11th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 How to Keep the HR Spark Alive for 30+ Years with Steve Browne of LaRosa's Pizza

10:30 - 10:50 Creating a Workplace People Can't Wait to Join (and Don't Want to Leave) with Amy Mosher of isolved

10:50 - 11:10 The Biggest Secret to Making Great Decisions and How HR Can Benefit with Matt Jones

11:10 - 11:30 If HR Doesn't Lead on Wellbeing, Who Will? with Ralph Kellogg of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

11:30 - 11:40 Key Takeaways, break for audience giveaways

11:40 - 12:00 Recognition as the Essential Ingredient for Engagement and Retention with Jason Lindstrom of Bucketlist Rewards

12:00 - 12:20 Career Courage: How to have it (and when to use it) with Grace Hixson of QM3 Utility Services

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways and Day 2 Preview

Wednesday, June 12th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30The Top EEOC Claims Employers Must Know with EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling

10:30 - 10:50 Employee Financial Wellbeing: Critical Elements for Success with Tate Hackert of ZayZoon

10:50 - 11:10 Cooking Up Culture: Seasoning Initiatives for Long-Term Success with Ranada Samuel

11:10 - 11:30 Developing a High-Performance Workforce with Jenna Filipowski, People Science Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

11:30 - 11:40 Key Takeaways, break for audience giveaways

11:40 - 12:00 Creating an Off-the-Charts Employee Experience with Alli Ford of Assembly Software (courtesy of Goody)

12:00 - 12:20 How to Keep Your Best Team Members and Elevate the Future of the HR Profession with Claire Stroh

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways and Day 3 Preview

Thursday, June 13th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 The New Model for Successful HR with Matt Burns

10:30 - 10:50 Hiring with Intention with Sarah Reynolds of HiBob

10:50 - 11:10 How to Make (and Learn From) Your Best Mistakes with Heidi Perloff of Estee Lauder Companies

11:10 - 11:30 Communications, Comp, and Clarity with Kathy White, VP of HR at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

11:30 - 11:40 Key Takeaways, break for audience giveaways

11:40 - 12:00 Creating a Talent Maximization Strategy with Arnaud Grunwald from ClearCompany

12:00 - 12:20 Making this Your Best Year Yet with Greg Hawks

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways and Event Wrap Up

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What is HR Summer School?

In 2020, I sat like many of you watching the world as we know it reduced to a fraction of itself. Not only that, but some of the most helpful ways to learn, grow, and be inspired about the future of our profession were being canceled.

So I tapped a set of amazing people to help share their insights and encouragement with you, the HR community.

And it ended up bigger than I ever imagined.

I expected to have 500 people register, maybe even a thousand, if I was really stretching it.

By the end of HR Summer School 2020, thousands of people had registered and more than 20,000 comments were shared in the first few days of the event. Millions, yes, MILLIONS of minutes of HR Summer School have been watched in the last year alone.

Clearly something powerful took place. And the HR community members (like you!) were the stars of the show.

The event was designed not just to educate (there was plenty of content for that), but to inspire. To help each of us by reminding us of why we chose HR and why it matters. And it's also about community and connecting with each other so we can lift each other up.

So, if you've been tired, worn down, or even lost your job in the last year, HR Summer School is here to fill your tank. Yes, we'll give you stories, education, and ideas. But we'll also give you the encouragement you need.

Last year someone sent a message saying, "You have renewed my hope in HR as the right career path for me." If she was the only person that saw the event, it would have been worth the dozens of hours spent putting it together for me. But that story is one of many, many examples (as you'll see some highlights on our Appreciation Wall below).

Educate. Connect. Inspire.

It's more than a tagline. It's our best path forward as an HR profession.

This event will be livestreamed to Linkedin Live. Unlike a webinar, where it's one-dimensional and you can't interact with other attendees, this livestream format means you get to talk with other attendees, interact with speakers in the live chat, and share your own thoughts throughout the event.

It's free to sign up, and I would be honored to have you join us for this experience. I promise it's unlike anything else you've attended in the last year.

The content is being submitted for SHRM/HRCI credits, and our speakers will be sharing on everything from talent acquisition to learning and development, performance management to leadership, inclusive practices to culture, and so much more.

I hope you'll join me in being inspired.

I hope you'll join me in connecting with this amazing community.

I hope you'll join me for HR Summer School.


Ben Eubanks
Founder, HR Summer School


Q: Will I get HRCI/SHRM credits? How?

A: Yes! You will be required to self-certify at the end of the event that you have watched the content in order to receive the code for the 7.5-hour event. SHRM and HRCI have both pre-approved credits for HR Summer School.

Q: How do I get into the event sessions?

A: We are livestreaming with LinkedIn Live. We will provide daily join links via email to all registrants. Yes, you can join us without registering, but you must register to receive HRCI/SHRM credit information.

If you are not able to join LinkedIn during the day due to work or other commitments, you can watch the recorded sessions after we finish recording every day. You will see other comments and interactions from the attendees and can interact with them in real time--they will get notified by LinkedIn! Even if you watch later, you can still be part of the conversation.

Q: How do I get a shirt, notebook, or other prize?

A: Prizes are given away daily for engagement, comments, and sharing a daily recap on LinkedIn and tagging #HRSummerSchool. If you'd like an HRSS shirt, those can be found on the Threadless site, and the special edition HRSS notebook is available via Amazon.

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