By Renée Preston
The HRO Today Association has made it a priority to ensure members are engaged, can connect with one another, and can access professional development opportunities virtually throughout the pandemic. In fact, we’ve been offering virtual learning opportunities all along, but we’ve really stepped up our game over the last few months! Our Director of Membership Services Wendy Metzgar has done an incredible job securing top-notch speakers to deliver content on the most pressing topics our members are facing right now.
The Association’s Professional Development Livestreams offer members the chance to learn and share HR best practices, tools, policies, resources, trends, and technology. A variety of formats bring together industry-leading experts, including executives, trainers, coaches, authors, thought leaders, and advisors, to deliver meaningful takeaways that improve strategy and overall performance. Recent sessions include:
- The Future of DEI: Leveraging Connection to Build an Inclusive Culture
- Racial Injustice: How HR Can Create Change
- Training for Adaptability: The Human Skills AI Can’t Automate
- How High-Level Women Succeed and How Do We Up-Level Everyone Else
- Drive Employee Engagement with Learning and Development Initiatives
We are always looking for more content, so we want to hear from you! Share the details of a winning initiative or talk through how you conquered a challenging situation. Contact Wendy Metzgar (firstname.lastname@example.org) to propose your topic for potential distribution in Fall 2020.
Our CHRO Today Executive Network (C-TEN) continues to meet each month to share best practices and discuss the many challenges they’re currently facing. Most recently, we brainstormed creative ways to keep employees engaged and combat fatigue setting in with employees. Employee-led chair yoga and meditation breaks, step and water challenges, and lunch and learn sessions have proven to be both effective and fun.
Don’t forget: The 2020 HRO Today Association Conference will be held using a virtual event platform on November 17th. We have a very interactive program planned, including a live Q&A with a panel of CHROs along with sessions on using HR technology to attract, engage, and retain the best talent.
I look forward to seeing you on our next livestream session!