Emerging Leader Career Development Session

Be the Change You Wish to See: How to leverage your influence and change management to make the impact your organization needs

As the workforce and workplace continue to evolve, employees are looking to HR to be true advocates for their well-being. That advocacy can require HR and business leaders to push for change with executive leadership and gain buy-in for new and innovative approaches to work. HR and business leaders are in a unique position to significantly impact organizations and the experiences of employees. Unfortunately, it may not always feel that way, especially if you’re an emerging leader. Our guest speaker, Jameel Rush Director of Inclusion at Google, will walk us through how we can influence across the business and show the value add you can bring to the table. He’ll pull in fundamental change management practices into the approach so that you can ignite the change you wish to see in your organization.

About our Speaker:

Jameel Rush, PHR, SHRM-CP

Jameel is the Director of Inclusion Programs for Google. In his role, he leads the organization that supports Google’s employee resource groups, executive councils, and diversity programs for over 40,000 Googlers across 70 different countries. Prior to his role with Google, Jameel held roles leading diversity, equity, and inclusion for Aramark and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has over 15 years of global talent management and human resources experience having worked in leadership development, organizational development, HR Business Partner, and talent management roles across several public and private organizations. He has his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from St. Joseph’s University and is a graduate from Temple University with a bachelor’s in business administration focusing on Human Resource Management and Management Information Systems.

Jameel has a passion for strengthening the community and serves on the board for several non-profits including Graduate Philadelphia, People for People Inc., Leadership Philadelphia, The Workshop School, and Research for Action. Jameel has been recognized numerous times for his work in the Philadelphia and HR community including being nominated as an HR Rising Star of the Year by the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards, receiving the HR Rising Star Award from Temple University, being named as one of Philadelphia’s Top 55 Connectors and Keepers by Leadership Philadelphia, and being placed on Philadelphia’s Top Professionals under 40 list by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Jameel also serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University and Villanova University and participates in Temple’s HR Roundtable that uses local professionals to help guide the curriculum of their Human Resources Program.

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