HRO Today Association October Update

The HRO Today Association supports the learning and development of HR professionals around the globe. The Association offers virtual opportunities to support the learning and development of your HR and talent acquisition staff to connect with their peers to learn, get advice, and offer support. These include 30-minute LivestreamsHR Table Talks, and Knowledge Centers.

Member News

I am pleased to congratulate Cristine Kane, VP of solution design and tech innovation for Hudson RPO, on being appointed to our North America Board of Advisors. The Member Resources and Engagement Committee is responsible for ensuring that the professional development and networking activities of the HRO Today Association meet members’ needs. I would like to thank these committee members for their service this year.

  1. Wendy DiMartino, co-chair, VP, client services, RPO, Korn Ferry
  2. Karen Feeney, co-chair, VP of organizational development, KenCrest
  3. Darren Bartholomew, head of HR systems and info planning, Leonardo
  4. Cristine Kane, VP, solution design and technology innovation, Hudson RPO
  5. Alyssa Thach, co-founder and CEO, Pierpoint
  6. Ashley Veney, senior organizational development lead, GNC
  7. Sandra Zawacki, executive director, client solutions, Sevenstep

Association Conference

I encourage you to join Association members from North America and Europe, as we discuss the future of HR at the virtual HRO Today Association Conference and Awards Program on December 1, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM ET. We will explore innovative HR strategies and tackle industry challenges alongside leaders and experts through three dynamic sessions, all surrounding the theme “Planning for Tomorrow: The Future of Work.” The conference also features the prestigious HRO Today Association Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in North America and EMEA.

This year’s program is supported by our event sponsors: EverHive, Madison Recognition, Page Outsourcing, and Sevenstep. Our sponsors are also looking into their proverbial crystal ball and we encourage you to view their prediction videos, now posted on the conference site. Association members receive complimentary passes while non-members can click here to learn more and to register, securing your place at the forefront of HR trends.


On October 11 and 12, members of CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) attended a live in-person meeting in Miami, Florida. The meeting location was courtesy of Diane Psaras, C-TEN member who offered to host the group at VITAS Healthcare’s corporate offices. The night before the meeting, participants attended a networking reception and dinner courtesy of IBM Consulting.

This full-day retreat event featured group discussions facilitated by industry experts, including “Total-Talent Acquisition: External Workforce Considerations” by Archar Smith of Monument Consulting; “The Leading Edge vs. The Bleeding Edge of HR Technology” shared problem-solving discussion; “Managing Employee Wellbeing and Burnout” by Diane Psaras; and “Disrupt Yourself: The Key to Greatness in Uncertain Times” by Whitney Johnson of Disruption Advisors.

The CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) is a professional development society for top HR leaders. Designed around busy schedules, C-TEN typically meets virtually once a month for an hour, offering content with industry experts and shared problem-solving discussions, where members work through challenges together. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about C-TEN. Space is limited.

As always, I would like to thank our members, whose contributions support our mission of advancing the practice of human resources. If you are not yet a member, I encourage you to join us to support your continuous learning and development. Association membership ensures your team is consistently honing the skills needed to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of their operations. Please contact me at Renee.Preston@SharedXpertise.com for more information.

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