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What is HR Summer School?

Over the last few months, many HR leaders have found some of their favorite events to be canceled, which means that high-quality educational opportunities are few and far between. Worse, many have had negative career impacts from furloughs, layoffs, and more.

HR Summer School isn't just about sharing a bunch of educational content. That's important, but networking and connection is even better, helping to create touchpoints between HR leaders across the globe. Additionally, adding in a dose of hope and inspiration, especially during tough times, is a critical part of our mission.

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 the week of June 1st. 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.

The content has been preapproved for 20 SHRM and HRCI recertification credits, and our 50+ 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.

The event team is led by Ben Eubanks, a 10+ year veteran of the HR industry, researcher, author, and event organizer. His mission in life? To make HR better, one HR pro at a time.

We hope you will join us for this momentous occasion!

AGENDA

HR Summer School is an immersive event designed to educate, connect, and inspire. It takes place June 1st to June 5th from 10:00am to 2:30pm 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.

***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 1st to June 5th.

Monday, June 1st

Tuesday, June 2nd

Wednesday, June 3rd

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:20: Fireside Chat on Inclusion and Diversity with Bestselling Author Minda Harts

10:20-10:50: Culture, Communication, and Laughs in a Very Augmented Reality with Greg Hawks + Erin O'Malley

10:50-11:20: Resilience During Crisis with Alanna Fincke

11:20-11:50: Dance for Me: Inclusively Managing Employee Performance with John Baldino

11:50-12:00: Fireside Chat on HR's Future Skill Set with Cornell Professor John Haggerty

12:00-12:20: Intermission + Live Trivia Game (hat tip to the team at Water Cooler Trivia)

12:20-12:40: Fireside Chat on Leadership Skill Evolution with Keith Webb

12:40-1:10: Why Candidate Experience Matters Now with Tracey Parsons

1:10-1:40: Employee Financial Wellness with Chuck Privitera

1:40-2:10: Less is More with Pam Marmon

2:10-2:25: Fireside Chat on the New Employee Experience with Unisys Global VP HR Amit Parmar

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

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:20: Fireside Chat on HR's Bright Future with Amy Dufrane, CEO of HRCI

10:20-10:50: Bring Your Soul to Work with George Rogers

10:50-11:20: Onboarding for Better Engagement, Retention, and Engagement with Megan Younkin

11:20-11:50: Organizational Trauma Post-COVID with Christine Assaf

11:50-12:00: Fireside Chat on Why NOW is the Time to Reevaluate Training with Sam Herring from Intrepid by VitalSource

12:00-12:20: Intermission + Live Trivia Game (hat tip to the team at Water Cooler Trivia)

12:20-12:40: Fireside Chat on Intentional Connection with Steve Browne, "The Most Connected Person in HR"

12:40-1:10: Building a Corporate Podcast to Educate and Inform the Workforce: A Living Case Study with Jon Thurmond

1:10-1:40: Balancing Empathy and Accountability in a New world with Meg Manke

1:40-2:10: Trust, Confidence, Networking, and Risk-Taking with Tracie Sponenberg

2:10-2:25: Fireside Chat -- D&I in the Modern Age, an episode of Crazy and the King LIVE with Julie Sowash and Torin Ellis

2:25-2:30: Wrap Up, Day 3 Preview

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:20: Disrupting HR with Jennifer McClure

10:20-10:50: Why Your Job Postings Don't Work (And What to Do Next) with Katrina Kibben

10:50-11:20: 5 Steps to a Balanced Workplace Learning Strategy with JD Dillon

11:20-11:50: Fireside Chat: Performance, Engagement, and Skills in the Future of Work with Giselle Mota and Amy Leschke-Kale

11:50-12:00: Fireside Chat on Rethinking Employee Engagement with Brian Gallagher from Milestones

12:00-12:20: Intermission + Live Trivia Game (hat tip to the team at Water Cooler Trivia)

12:20-12:40: Fireside Chat on Leaving an HR Legacy with Renee Robson

12:40-1:10: How Longevity Affects How We View Talent with Heather Tinsley-Fix

1:10-1:40: Everything You Need to Know about FMLA Right Now with Sarah Morgan

1:40-2:10: Influence Principles for HR Leaders with Paul Hebert

2:10-2:25: Fireside Chat on Personal and Business Agility with Anne Fulton

2:25-2:30: Wrap Up, Day 3 Preview

***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 1st to June 5th.

Thursday, June 4th

Friday, June 5th

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:20: Fireside Chat on CHRO Insights with Matt Burns

10:20-10:50: Recruit, Reinvent and Retain: Lessons from Special Ops with Army Major Chaveso Cook

10:50-11:20: The Importance of Inclusion and Being Your Authentic Self with Anthony Paradiso

11:20-11:50: Leveraging Social Psychology and Behavioral Economics for More Persuasive Recruiting with Joe Matar

11:50-12:00: Fireside Chat on Science-Based Hiring with Jaimison Smith

12:00-12:20: Intermission + Live Trivia Game (hat tip to the team at Water Cooler Trivia)

12:20-12:40: Fireside Chat on Building Your People Strategy with Elsa Glorioso from PeopleStrategy

12:40-1:10: Innovating Our Way to a New Business Reality with Jeanne Schad

1:10-1:40: The Challenge of Accountability in HR with Heather Kinzie

1:40-2:10: Bad Boss or Bad Company with Joey Price

2:10-2:25: Fireside Chat on Legal Tips in a COVID World with Eric Meyer, HR Summer School's Legal Expert

2:25-2:30: Wrap Up, Day 4 Preview

10:00-10:05: Welcome, announcements

10:05-10:20: Fireside Chat on Dealing with Jerks at Work with Ramona Burroughs

10:20-10:50: Stop Feeding the Elephant in the Room with Sarah Noll Wilson

10:50-11:20: Who Are You - Your Brand and Voice Are More Important than Ever with Wendy Dailey

11:20-11:50: How to Be an Independent Thinker in a Conventional World with Robin Schooling

11:50-12:00: Fireside Chat on How to be Promotable When Things are Upside Down with Dr. David Arrington

12:00-12:20: Intermission + Live Trivia Game (hat tip to the team at Water Cooler Trivia)

12:20-12:40: Fireside Chat on Benefits and Communication Strategies with Wayne Wall

12:40-1:10: HR's Crucial Role in the Future of Talent Acquisition with Katrina Collier

1:10-1:40: Using Benefits to Drive Employee Retention with Pam Lacy

1:40-2:10: Leading the Whole Person with Sabrina Baker

2:10-2:25: Fireside Chat on the Future of Digital Experiences with Mahe Bayireddi

2:25-2:30: Wrap Up, Closing Announcements

***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 1st to June 5th.

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FAQs

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 event.

Q: How do I get into the event sessions?

A: We are livestreaming with LinkedIn Live. If you want to participate in the livestream, simply go to our host Ben Eubanks' recent activity on Linkedin. You should see the latest livestream at the top of the feed and just click to join.

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--they will get notified by LinkedIn! Even if you watch later, you can still be part of the conversation.

Alternatively, all content is being archived on YouTube as well.

Q: Will slides be available?

A: Yes! We are putting together a speaker resource page for you and will have it out this week with slides, handouts, and other goodies.