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DC SHRM 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo - HR: Breaking Down Barriers
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Join us for DC SHRM's first virtual conference and expo featuring 20+ hours of education (live and recorded), networking, vendors, and prizes.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/1/2020 to 10/2/2020
When: October 1 & 2, 2020
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Where: Virtual / Online Platform
United States
Contact: Robbie Heacock
443.966.3872 x1152

Online registration is available until: 9/28/2020
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DC SHRM - HR: Breaking Down Barriers - Annual Conference & Expo, October 1-2, 2020 - Virtual Format 

  Featuring Up to 8 Live Education Sessions Over 2 Days
Attend Up to 15 More Education Sessions On Demand

Pending Approval for 20+ SHRM and HRCI Recertification Credits!

Networking, Virtual Exhibitors, and Prizes Included
(Visit Our Exhibitor and Sponsor Options)

October 1: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
October 2: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

DC SHRM Members: $175 until August 12 ($200 after)
Nonmembers*: $250 until August 12 ($275 after)
*Nonmember registration includes one year of membership in DC SHRM.

2 Amazing Live Keynote Presenters You Won't Want to Miss

Thursday, October 1

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP  (Bio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Society for Human Resource Management

Topic: Leadership

NOTE: You must attend this session live. It will not be recorded. 


Friday, October 2

Rachel Druckenmiller, MS  (Keynote Description and Bio)
Founder & CEO

Topic: C3 - Igniting Intentional Leadership

Choose From 21 Concurrent Sessions
Attend Up to 6 Live and the Rest May be Accessed via Recording for 21 Days!

Topic Area: Leadership

  • Shifting Mindset for Success - Marvin Chambers, Marvin Chambers Coaching, A Built to Last Solutions Company
  • Emotional Intelligence - Michele Fantt Harris, SHRM-SCP, National Cooperative Bank
  • Kicking the Impostor Syndrome Habit - Jen Coken, Author, Life Coach, Comedian
  • Leveraging the WFH Lessons of a Pandemic Workplace Shutdown to Reimagine the Future of the Workplace - Mari Anne Snow, Sophaya
  • Engineering Conversations that Drive Innovation and Inclusion - Doug Johnston, Impact4Results

Topic Area: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • The Leadership Imperative and Operationalizing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Swafia Ames, M.A., SHRM-SCP, Brighter Strategies LLC
  • Unconscious Bias - Lorne Epstein, SHRM-SCP, Electric Cow
  • What the Neuroscience of Gratitude Can Teach Us About Diversity and Inclusion - Linda Burton Roszak, BS, ACC, BBC, DRW & Associates
  • Structuring Cultural Norms to Enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Anna Spriggs, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Truth Initiative
  • Beyond Diversity Hiring - Garima Gupta, Global Human Resources Leader

Topic Area: Wellbeing

  • No Longer Business as Usual: Why and How to Support Employee Wellbeing Today and Tomorrow - Shanna B. Tiayon, PhD, Wellbeing Works, LLC
  • Total Worker Health – Chia-Chia Chang, MBA, MPH, Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Workplace Strategies to Support Mental Health - Derreck Smith, Nonstop Administration and Insurance Services, Inc. and Laura Green, SHRM-CP, Nonprofit HR

Topic Area: Talent Acquisition

  • Next Generation Leaders: How to Attract, Engage and Retain a 5-Generation Workforce - Scott Lesnick, CSP, Successful Business Solutions, LLC
  • Why Evidence-Based Interviewing Practices are Needed (Now More Than Ever) - Bob Cortlett, Staffing Advisors
  • The Future of Talent Acquisition: Five Innovative Actions Steps to Tool Up Your Recruiters and Build Pipelines to Attract the Future Leaders of Gen Z - Rebecca Ahmed, Laugh Thru Life

Topic Area: Change Management

  • Managing Change in a Post COVID World - Tim Furlong – My Quarter Turns
  • The New Normal: Benefits of Successfully Navigating Change in a Fast-Paced Workplace - Scott Lesnick, CSP, Successful Business Solutions, LLC

Topic Area: Business Acumen/Analytics

  • HR Analytics in Uncertain Times: Using Data to Guide Your Path Forward - Chuck Fields, Edgeworth Analytics

Topic Area: Negotiation

  • Negotiation Skills - Susan Borke, BorkeWorks

Topic Area: Employee Engagement

  • A Research-Backed Roadmap for Engaging and Retaining Talent - Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP, CEP, ITA Group


You must cancel in writing to Cancellation requests received by September 11 will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds after September 11.


By participating in this virtual platform, you understand/agree that the education sessions will be recorded and may be made available to any member/nonmember who registers to view the recordings in the future. Most of the education sessions are in webinar format. A few may be interactive and utilize the Zoom meeting platform where participants have the ability to enable video and audio. Networking sessions will not be recorded.

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Contact us at or 443.966.3872.