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HR Summer School is an immersive event designed to educate, connect, and inspire. It takes place June 7th to June 9th from 10:00am to 12:30pm Central Standard Time daily.

Each day will be made up of engaging keynote presentations and shorter fireside chats from some of the brightest minds in HR, talent, and learning. The conference 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 during the event to announce when sessions begin and to keep attendees in the loop the week of June 7th.

Monday, June 7th

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:30: Firestarter session with Greg Hawks and George Rogers

10:30-10:50: The Question Every Employer Should be Asking with Elsa Glorioso from PeopleStrategy

10:50-11:20: Building Your Curiosity Muscle at Work with Carrie Missele

11:20-11:30: Break, giveaways, surprise guest

11:30-11:50: Your Path to Better Recruiting Outcomes with Trent Cotton

11:50-12:10: Behavioral Science at Work with Francisco Reyes

12:10-12:25: CHRO Perspectives on DEI and Burnout with Jane Jaxon

12:25-12:30: Wrap Up, Day 2 Preview

Tuesday, June 8th

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:30: Firestarter session with George Rogers and Greg Hawks

10:30-10:50: Practical Tips for Equitable Performance Management with Julia Markish of Lattice

10:50-11:20: Remote/Hybrid Work: Choose to Change with Christopher Lind

11:20-11:30: Break, giveaways, surprise guest

11:30-11:50: Leading Yourself, Leading the HR Function with Dr. David Arrington

11:50-12:10: Mental Performance in the Workplace with Roger Kitchen, Jr.

12:10-12:25: Supporting the Veteran Community with Wendi Safstrom

12:25-12:30: Wrap Up, Day 3 Preview

Wednesday, June 9th

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:30: Firestarter with Ben Eubanks: Finding Your Path and Walking It

10:30-10:50: New Research on Internal Talent Mobility with Anne Fulton of Fuel50

10:50-11:20: Building a High Performance Culture with Elisa Garn

11:20-11:30: Break, giveaways, surprise guest

11:30-11:50: Celebrating Strengths with Broc Edwards

11:50-12:10: Mentoring for Impact with Dr. Chaveso Cook

12:10-12:25: Networking for Life with Erich Kurschat

12:25-12:30: Wrap Up, Event Takeaways

What is HR Summer School?

One year ago, 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 June 7th to 9th from 10am to 12:30pm Central time. 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 2021.


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 be available?

A: We are putting together a speaker resource page for you and will have it out at the end of the event with handouts and other goodies.

Appreciation Wall

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