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MEGA SESSION Elevate Your Voice & HR: Engaging with Policymakers on Today’s Critical Workplace Issues
Westgate Pavilion 1-3
Sunday 06/23/2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Business is impacted by a skills gap, outdated federal policies, compliance challenges, culture wars and much more. Learn how SHRM’s team is engaging with Congress and the executive branch to identify common sense solutions in four key HR areas: workforce development, workplace flexibility, workplace immigration, and workplace equity.  

SHRM members impact the lives of over 115 million people each day. HR impacts not only work, the worker and the workplace, but the families and communities of the employees they serve.  HR is best positioned to discuss the future of work to inform how K-12 must change to meet the workforce needs of tomorrow. To make a meaningful impact on the most critical issues facing the world of work we must elevate the HR voice – YOUR voice – and advocate in a manner that will urge policymakers to enact policies that create a better workplace and a better world. Come hear directly from key policy leaders about their proposed solutions and what they need to learn from you to make real change.

You’ll hear:

  • Public policy priorities impacting work, the worker and the workplace in advance of the 2020 Election.
  • SHRM’s initiatives to address workplace skills needed for older workers, the disabled, Getting Talent Back to Work, employer-provided education assistance, access to talent and more.
  • Tips and best practices on elevating HR’s voice with policymakers and business leaders regarding critical workplace issues.
Victoria Lipnic Photo
Victoria Lipnic, Commissioner,
Scott Stump  Photo
Scott Stump , Assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education,
U.S. Department of Education
Jonathan Berry Photo
Jonathan Berry, Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy,
U.S. Department of Labor
Emily M. Dickens, J.D. Photo
Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Corporate secretary and chief of staff,