2020 Ohio HR Conference Update

The Future Is Now! - The Conference Is Going Virtual!

We are going virtual for the 2020 Ohio HR Conference! The health and safety of our conference goers is our top priority, which is why we have come to the decision to make the 2020 conference completely virtual. This is an exciting new experience and we cannot wait to share everything that we have planned for our attendees.

Our General and Concurrent sessions will be available for viewing during the scheduled time and will be recorded providing an opportunity to view the presentations later to take advantage of all credits provided. Many of our speakers will be available during their scheduled session for "live chat" to answer questions. In a virtual environment you will not have to pick one concurrent session over another as all will be available to you in an on-demand platform.

The virtual HR Conference will include a virtual exhibit hall, networking games, social media interaction, and opportunities to view and experience conference activities when there are no scheduled sessions.

Click HERE to download a copy of our 2020 Ohio HR Conference Mailer with the updated schedule and other conference-related items.

We certainly could not have predicted that the Future would be here so quickly, but we cannot wait to share this new opportunity with all of you in September, and will be sending updates accordingly. Make sure to follow us on social media for more previews, details and exciting content prior to the conference - @OHIOSHRM - to stay up-to-date with all things "HR: Past, Present & Future."

UPDATE: Recertification News!

We are so excited to share that the 2020 Ohio HR Conference has been approved for 32.5 SHRM PDCs and the same number of recertification credits from HRCI.

Further, 12.5 of the credits are pre-approved for Business! 

2020 HR Conference - The future is now! We're going totally virtual!

September 22-24, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio SHRM State Council and the Ohio HR Conference Committee - welcome to HR: Past, Present & Future. 

Click HERE to register today.

Our schedule is complete and consists of a a dynamic line-up of speakers that will exceed the ongoing educational needs of HR professionals. Please continue to visit our website for updates.

Kim Robertson, SHRM-SCP

2020 Ohio HR Conference Chair

Registration Costs

Rate/Type SHRM AND
Local Chapter Members**
Local Chapter Members
No Affiliation Retired /In-transition/
9/21/2019 to 12/31/2019 $499 $524 $549 $150
1/1/2020 to 4/15/2020 (extended to 5/30!) $549 $574 $599 $150
Now and until the conference  $599 $599 $599 $150

** SHRM Membership number and/or local chapter affiliation is required for discounted pricing.

Keynote Speakers Announced

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

The 7 "New Norms" Of The Future Global Workforce

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 9:00am - 10:15am

We're pleased to announce that Johnny C Taylor, JR, SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management is our opening keynote speaker.  We can't think of a better speaker to help us kick off HR: Past, Present & Future! In this keynote, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. recaps the past and present states of human capital and how to manage the future state, especially in an environment where multiple generations co-exist and untapped talent pools are entering.

NOTE: Don't miss our fantastic opening speaker, Johnny C Taylor, Jr., President and CEO of SHRM, as his session will only be available when scheduled and not available ON DEMAND.

You won't want to miss out on this special, one-time presentation.

Rita Craig

Business Leaders Come Out Swinging: COVID-19 Make-or-Break Leadership Lessons

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 1:20pm - 2:35pm

We are living in unprecedented times, which have been extremely stressful and difficult to navigate from both a personal and professional standpoint. No question the mandate to "shelter in place" challenged business leaders to pivot quickly in creating a remote workforce. Tried and true crisis communication plans weren't relevant to a global pandemic, and HR managers weren't exactly prepared for their working environment and corporate culture to be turned upside down. The business leaders who persevered and showed fearlessness by forging ahead with flexibility, stepped up communication, and empathy will undoubtedly come out ahead when life returns to normal.Take a look at today's multi-generational workforce and how each segment is being affected so that business leaders and HR leaders can create new and dynamic opportunities during Rita's keynote speech.

Laura Huang

Creating an Edge: Making Your Hard Work Work Harder for You

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 9:00am - 10:15am

What is "edge"? If you are lucky enough to have it, you are endowed with a unique advantage. You execute faster, are confident, have experience, seem to have an established network, and so naturally positioned that others want to help you move forward. In this keynote, Laura Huang will teach you what you can do if you don't have that natural edge by recognizing your own advantages and using your strengths, but also your adversity, hardship, and biases to work in your favor.

Steve Cadigan

COVID-19 and The Future of Work

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:30pm - 2:45pm

COVID-19 has caused dramatic changes across the globe, and many of us have been forced to learn new ways of working, commmunicating, and performing. In this keynote, Steve Cardigan will discuss how COVID-19 has accelerated the future of work, why now is a great time to innovate, and how history has shown us that in times of massive change and even anxiety, greatness can be born.

Stephanie Decker

Courage In The Storm

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 11:15am - 12:30pm

Since the tornado that took both her legs, Stephanie Decker had to rethink and rebuild her life as she knew it. Using her own story, Stephanie will help you find your inner hero, as well as recognize the everyday heroes all around us. Join our final keynote speaker as she provides the inspirational messages to help attendees develop a "can do" attitude to face their own challenges.

SHRM Membership plus Local Membership - a winning combination!

Consider being a part of both SHRM and your local chapter.  Both memberships have complementary benefits and make for a winning combination.  Interested? Please visit our website by clicking HERE or contacting the Ohio SHRM State Council Membership Director, Debbie Fisher at MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR.

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