Full workshop pending approval for 9 credits toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Individual session pending approval for 1.5 credits toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Full workshop pending approval for 9 SHRM Professional Development Credits.

Individual sessions pending approval for 1.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits.


Virtual Workshop Series

Reimagining HR & Business in the Wake of COVID-19: Virtual Workshop Series

HR is the “go-to” department for answers. But where do HR leaders turn for support and answers about life and work during and after COVID-19? Philly SHRM invites you to attend Reimagining HR & Business in the Wake of COVID-19 Virtual Workshop Series. These six (6) 90-minute session workshops will equip HR and business practitioners with best practices and strategies for working remotely, returning to work, and hiring and retaining employees in the aftermath of COVID-19. Industry leaders will share insights and offer strategies to help you navigate the new workforce normal. Topics include:

  • Remote work
  • Returning to work
  • Recruiting, Hiring and Retention Best Practices
  • Culture shifts
  • How to embrace and adapt to change
  • Upskilling & Retraining people for the jobs of today


All 6 sessions:

Members – $75, Non-members – $125

Individual Workshop Sessions:

Members – $15, Non-members – $30

Who Should Attend:

HR and business practitioners, Managers, Employers, Small Business Owners

Remote Work: Culture Shifts, Setting Expectations, Performance Evaluations

October 22, 12pm – 1:30pm

Guest Speakers:

Jeff Missan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Manager of Recruitment and TA, SEPTA

Greg Branch, Director of Recruiting and Talent Management, SEPTA

This session will provide participants with an insider’s view on topics such as performance review, setting and managing employee expectations and culture shifts. Session takeaways:

  • Learn how to best adapt to shifts in culture and create an environment of trust and accountability
  • Create realistic expectations for performance management
  • Discuss best practices for employee engagement

Hiring and Retention: Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding in the new normal

November 4, 2020, 12pm – 1:30m

Guest Speaker:

Launia Terry, Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition, Day & Zimmermann

This session will offer participants insights on the best strategies to recruit, hire and onboard talent.

Session takeaways:

  • Understand how to source talent in a virtual environment
  • Hear insights and share best practices for onboarding new hires
  • Engagement and retention strategies including professional development
  • Hiring with a purpose: Diversity, equity and inclusion outreach strategies


Hiring and Retention: Finding and hiring diverse talent through nontraditional strategies

November 18, 2020, 12pm – 1:30 pm

Guest Speaker:

Jeff Abramowitz, Executive Director, Reentry Services, JEVS

This session explores the talent and skills gap challenge that continues to exist for businesses. Participants will learn about the benefits of hiring talent from diverse talent pools such as returning citizens. Session takeaways:

  • The benefits of hiring returning citizens
  • Establishing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Understanding how to eliminate racial and unconscious bias hiring practices


Return to Work: Best Practices for Returning to the Workplace

December 2, 12pm -1:30-pm

Guest Speaker:

Regina Blair, Director, Organizational Development, Day & Zimmermann

This session will walk participants through the nuances and logistics associated with the return to the brick and mortar workplace.

  • How to determine when is the right time to return
  • Keeping morale high and employees engaged
  • Reintegration options such as: phased shift cycles, hybrid, indefinite remote work


Return to Work: Health, Safety and Policies

December 16, 12pm – 1:30pm

Guest Speakers:

Matt Byer, Safety Coordinator, McCormick Taylor

James Fox, Assistant General Manager, System Safety, SEPTA

Peter Hansen, Manager of Corporate Facilities, SEPTA

This session will discuss the health and safety aspects of the return to work in addition to establishing policies and procedures. Session takeaways:

  • Hygiene and safety policies and procedures
  • Redesigning the workplace to promote social distancing
  • Differences and benefits of remaining digital or going back to paper practices
  • Contact Tracing
  • Air Quality
  • How to conduct safe and efficient meetings