By RenÃ©e Preston
The HRO Today Association has made it a priority to ensure members areÂ engaged, can connect with one another, and can access professional developmentÂ opportunities virtually throughout the pandemic. In fact, weâve been offering virtualÂ learning opportunities all along, but weâve really stepped up our game over theÂ last few months! Our Director of Membership Services Wendy Metzgar has done anÂ incredible job securing top-notch speakers to deliver content on the most pressingÂ topics our members are facing right now.
The Associationâs Professional Development Livestreams offer members the chance to learn and shareÂ HR best practices, tools, policies, resources, trends, and technology. A variety of formats bring togetherÂ industry-leading experts, including executives, trainers, coaches, authors, thought leaders, and advisors, toÂ 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 Canât 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 winningÂ 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 andÂ discuss the many challenges theyâre currently facing. Most recently, we brainstormed creative ways toÂ keep employees engaged and combat fatigue setting in with employees. Employee-led chair yoga andÂ meditation breaks, step and water challenges, and lunch and learn sessions have proven to be bothÂ effective and fun.
Donât forget: The 2020 HRO Today Association Conference will be held using a virtual event platform onÂ November 17th. We have a very interactive program planned, including a live Q&A with a panel of CHROsÂ 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!