June 6th - 8th, 2023 | 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.

The unique aspect to HR Summer School: Field Trip Edition is that every conversation was recorded in person with our speakers to remind us all of the importance of getting together, creating stronger bonds, and growing as a community.

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

2023 Event Agenda

Tuesday, June 6th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 Leading with Impact with Steve Browne, VP HR at LaRosa's Pizza

10:30 - 10:50 From People Insights to Action with Marie Potter, Sr Director of Culture and Development at Getty Images

10:50 - 11:10 Hiring Like a Human with Josh Rock, Talent Acquisition Manager for Nuss Truck Group

11:10 - 11:30 Creating a Culture You're Proud Of with Ryan McCarty, Culture of Good

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

11:40 - 12:00 Partnering with People Managers with Kamaria Scott, Host of the Manager to Manager Podcast

12:00 - 12:20 Say What? How to Translate Finance Speak with Glenn Hopper, CFO

12:20 - 12:30 Key takeaways with Teresa Priester of Quantum Workplace and Day 2 Preview

Wednesday, June 7th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 Speaking to be Heard with Executive Coach Pam Green

10:30 - 10:50 The Great Resignation Continues (Now What?) with Amy Mosher, Chief People Officer at isolved

10:50 - 11:10 AI for HR -- What We Really Need to Know with Dr. Pamela Lirio of the University of Montreal

11:10 - 11:30 Finding and Creating Value as a Modern HR Leader with Kevin Housing, VP HR at JP Morgan Chase

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

11:40 - 12:00 Creating Connectedness at Work with Diana Brown, Head of People at Eco

12:00 - 12:20 Stepping Up with Greg Hawks

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

Thursday, June 8th

(all times Central US time)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and announcements

10:10 - 10:30 Agency and Risk: Why We Can't Leave These to Chance with Carrie Missele, Director at Inspirant Group

10:30 - 10:50 First, Know Your People with Caitlin MacGregor of Plum

10:50 - 11:10 4 Things HR Should Never Say Again with Matthew Brown, Chief People and Culture Officer at Schoox

11:10 - 11:30 Not Going By the Book: Grow Your Influence with Carmen Alu, Global Sr. HR Director at IQVIA

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

11:40 - 12:00 The New Realities of Talent Today with Colin Kingsbury, President of ClearCompany

12:00 - 12:20 Taking Action with Peter Sursi

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

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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