8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Tuesday, August 28
PRECONFERENCE – HR Thought Leader Summit: Compassion, Humanity, and You at Work (Approved for BMS Credit)
Increasingly, human resource and business leaders are understanding the importance of embracing the human spirit of their employees and encouraging employees to bring their entire selves to work. Absolutely every decision, every business strategy, every word spoken between colleagues, and every policy enacted can and should be derived from a place of compassion. Because organizational success is, at its core, about human beings working together to serve human purposes. This strategic session is led by HR thought leaders on the issues of compassion and humanity in the workplace. They have each written in one of the anthologies, Humans@Work, Compassion@Work, or You@Work, all part of the @Work series of books published by Silver Tree Publishing. The session will begin with a keynote from HR leader, speaker, and author Jeff Nally. Next, you’ll hear from six of the authors, each providing a 15-minute Ted-type talk (we call them CRED Talks) on these issues focusing on creating ideal workplaces. The session concludes with a synopsis from Jeff Nally, recapping and summarizing the ideas presented in this fast-paced session and providing you with an action plan for incorporating best practices in your organization. The session is led by HR thought-leader Cathy Fyock, who has been instrumental in developing these anthologies and identifying and coaching the authors to become thought leaders.
ABOUT SHELLY TRENT
Shelly Trent, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CAE, is an HR and career development professional who has spent her life guiding others toward lifelong learning, career growth, and personal enrichment. Shelly worked as a Field Services Director for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for over 16 years. Shelly’s background includes human resources, college career services, corporate employee career development, and business and industry training. Shelly is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute, as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, and also obtained her master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in HR. She completed her Ph.D. coursework at the University of Louisville in human resources development and career counseling. She also earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification in 2014.