HRetreat 2021: Focused on Leadership & Personal Development For #HRLeaders

HRetreat 2021: Focused on Leadership & Personal Development For #HRLeaders


Leadership & Personal Development

These last four months have been incredibly challenging for all of us. Before we approach the middle of the year 2021, here is a chance for us to reset and renew. That’s why we’re kicking things off with our two days HRetreat that is packed with topics focused on leadership and personal development. The HRetreat is happening on May 13th-14th, 2021, from 10 AM-2 PM CST. Day 1 is focused on workplace leadership topics, and Day 2 is focused on personal development for HR executives.

This event is virtual, completely FREE, and pre-approved for HRCI & SHRM Credits.

The Power of Lifelong Learning and Personal Development

This is what I’ve been working so hard to do with I want to offer different perspectives and points of view that drive learning and thinking outside of the norm. Only then can we really push ourselves to work, live, and grow differently. Specifically speaking to the human resources industry and our industry leaders, change through learning and development is the only way we can serve as strategic partners in talent acquisition for the companies with whom we work and consult. We have to innovate and grow or our industry or ourselves ceasing to be of importance and value to the businesses we support. 

HRetreat Is For Disruptive Workplace Leaders Who Are Looking to Transform Their Careers

In order for human resources to move forward on the evolutionary scale, we must be disruptive, ready to fail, and capable of shaking things up. I feel like we are at an impasse in which HR has a lot of administrative professionals who are deeply rooted in compliance and paperwork, which isn’t necessarily wrong. It’s part of our history and our roles in HR, however, it is in direct opposition to the strategic business partner role of HR that helps to grow the most important asset of the organization: Talent.


Jessica Miller-Merrell will discuss the secrets to building rapport during digital times. As many of us are working online, Jessica will share techniques and tools that are essential for everyone to thrive in the new digital workplace. This session is perfect for everyone and can be passed on to managers, employees, and executive leadership. 

Jessica is an author, speaker, human resources professional, and workplace change agent focused on human resources and talent acquisition. Read more

Kim Crowder, a diversity and inclusion expert that has recently been listed by Forbes as one of the top seven anti racism educators you need to know. Kim is an expert at communicating and connecting in powerful and engaging ways. Her deep knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) is informed by years of executive-level DEIA practice and consulting in advocacy and implementation. Kim’s compelling content, presentations, and consulting approach are powered by more than 16 years of work in marketing, journalism, communications, and DEIA for Fortune 500 and other large corporations. Read more.

Teresa Sande is passionate about equity in the workplace, healthy corporate cultures, and ensuring people are valued and rewarded for all of their contributions—those seen and unseen. Teresa holds her M.A. in Organizational Effectiveness and Communication and has over 20 years of corporate experience as an executive at companies such as Intel, Capital One, Cargill, and UnitedHealth Group.Read more

Dr. Jarik Conrad leads the Human Insights and HCM Advisory group at UKG, where he works to help organizations put their people first. Immediately prior to joining UKG, he led The Conrad Consulting Group, where he served as an executive coach, keynote speaker, and management consultant. He has held human resources leadership roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has also been a research collaborator with the Mayo Clinic.Read more

Ramona Shaw is a certified professional leadership coach and facilitator. Her mission is to develop confident, high-performing leaders and teams people love to work for.Read more

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.


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