Suburban Interest Group: Developing Yourself as an HR Professional in 2020
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/21/2020
When: Friday, February 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Networking, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Program
Where: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
1905 W Field Ct
Lake Forest, Illinois  60045
United States
Contact: Marguerite Allgretti

Online registration is available until: 2/20/2020
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With 79% of CEOs* saying a lack of key skills is threatening the future growth of their organization, what can we do as HR professionals to upskill ourselves and be an indispensable trusted advisor? 
As HR professionals, we are focused on our workforce and the success of the company. 

While it is critical to be effective business partners, many times we put our own development to the side; putting at risk our ability to stay current and relevant.

 Hear from a diverse panel and learn from other HR professionals:

  • What skills are critical for an HR practitioner to be successful? 
  • What HR skills are most valued by the business?                              
  • How do I get permission to take time out of the office to upskill myself?
  • How do I get leadership to invest in HR learning and development? Are there low cost options for low cost upskilling?
  • What is the right balance among on-the-job, social and formal training?
  • We are using executive coaches for other c-suite professionals, what about HR?
  • How do I make time to make my learning and development a priority?  
  • What are the ways you are upskilling yourself, from on-the-job projects, outside consultants, etc.?  

 *Source: PwC 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey Trend Series: Talent Trends 2019



  • Lisa Bretones, Vice President Human Resources, Fellowes Brands
  • Carrie Buchwald, Senior Vice President, Lake Forest Center for Leadership
  • Molly Rudberg, Chief People Officer, Reverb
  • Loren Sanders, Sr. Manager Enterprise Learning & Development, CVS Health 


This program is pending approval for 1.5 credit hour towards PHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credit (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification. 

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