Educate. Connect. Inspire.

June 7th - 9th, 2022

Join the HR Summer School Movement

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HR Summer School is a single, immersive event designed to educate, connect, and inspire. It takes place June 7th, 8th, and 9th from 10:00am to 1:00pm Central Standard Time. The agenda is being updated to reflect the event's theme of employee retention and engagement in a modern workplace.

The day will be made up of conversations with some of the brightest minds in HR, talent, and learning. The experience is designed to take you on an intentional journey across the most pressing areas of HR and talent, but it's more importantly going to take you on the career and leadership journey you need in order to perform at your best.

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

Tuesday, June 7th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 The Path Forward for HR with Keith Webb

10:30 - 10:50 Changing How We Change with Shalu Manan

10:50 - 11:10 Rewiring Psychological Safety into Organizational DNA with Dr. Allessandria Polizzi

11:10 - 11:30 Why Mediation Should be an HR Skill with Dan Griffith

11:30 - 11:40 Key takeaways, giveaways, unveil HRSS 2022 Unity Award Winner

11:40 - 12:00 Boost Internal Hiring with a Career Mobility Center with Kelby Tansey

12:00-12:20 Fast and Flexible: Leading Hiring Innovation with Julie Barker

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways and day two preview

Wednesday, June 8th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 Developing Your HR Team Along with the Business with Kellee Webb

10:30 - 10:50 Recognition and the Employee Experience with Hallie Bregman, PhD

10:50 - 11:10 Creating a Happy, Fulfilled, and Thriving Workforce with Caitlin MacGregor

11:10 - 11:30 The CEO/CFO Perspective of HR with Troy Bagne

11:30 - 11:40 Key Takeaways and Giveaways

11:40 - 12:00 Intelligent Matching: Connecting Talent with Internal Mentors & Opportunities with Jess Elmquist

12:00-12:20 HR in the Modern Age: Impact and Opportunity with Bhushan Sethi

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways and day three preview

Thursday, June 9th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 Firing Up HR with Carla and Camille

10:30 - 10:50 Creating Connection with Remote Staff with Beth Hearn

10:50 - 11:05 Change Doesn't Just Happen to Us with Pam Marmon

11:05 - 11:25 Is it REALLY a Training Problem? with Ben Sieke

11:25 - 11:35 Key takeaways and giveaways

11:35 - 11:55 Embracing Skills-Based Career Development to Retain Talent with Jesus Latorre-Socas

11:55-12:15 The Effectiveness of Care with Jason Lauritsen

12:15 - 12:25 Shifting the Mindset of HR with George Rogers

12:25 - 12:35 Key takeaways and event wrap up

What is HR Summer School?

Two years ago 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, 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.

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. Since last year (we broke LinkedIn!) the platform has seen some upgrades, so we have provided the links to join 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: Will slides/handouts be available?

A: We will be pulling together a curated set of resources for you post-event.

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