Because of COVID-19, the HR Summit cannot take place this year. Please read this post to discover our plans for the event. See you next year!
Each year, the Strategic Human Resource Management (SHR) Center plans and hosts the Wisconsin HR Summit: an event that draws HR industry leaders, students, and HR alumni to campus. And each year, presenters engage the audience with both research- and industry-based discussions and activities. This year’s event on April 17, 2020 appears to be the most dynamic Summit yet!
Dr. Niraj (Raj) Nijhawan, practicing physician and the CEO of the Life Ecology Organization (LEO), will deliver the keynote. His life-changing and entertaining presentations help attendees integrate the latest knowledge from medical, social, and neuroscience into their lives. His session is called “The Brain Science of Change Tolerance: Becoming Joyful and Adaptable in an Uncertain World. Expanding the HR/OD Specialist’s Toolkit.”
Our second presentation is “Tackling Today’s Legal Issues in Our Workplaces: An HR Legal Update.” Jennifer Mirus, an attorney with Boardman & Clark LLP, will facilitate a discussion spanning from harassment to addressing disabilities to tricky wage and hour issues and more. An annual presenter at the Greater Madison Area SHRM Conference, Jennifer brings a wealth of stories and experience.
Jon Kaupla, the Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development at the Wisconsin School of Business, is our third presenter. He will be leading us through “The Future of Work: Preparing for the Tsunami.” The workforce is changing right before our eyes, and Jon’s presentation will bring forth methods that HR professionals can use to ensure welcome results from these transitions.
Finally, in a highly participative session, Ann Houser, who is an HR Consultant, Executive Coach, Workplace Investigator, and UW-Madison alumnae, will facilitate engaging, interactive case studies that involve ethical dilemmas faced by CHROs. Her presentation, “CHROs Colossal Headaches Regarding Roles in Organizations,” will make us think about work behaviors and decisions.
A note to our alumni: It is happening again! The first-year SHR MBA students are coordinating a networking reception for SHR MBA alumni, current students and staff, and special friends that will immediately follow the event. They say it will even outdo last year.
Our crowd size dictated that we moved to a larger Grainger Hall venue. Even so, we are still planning for another capacity crowd. You can see that our HR Summit is the place to be!