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About the SHRM-Atlanta Speaker Database

If this is your first presentation submission to SHRM-Atlanta, you will be asked to create an account and edit your profile information into our Speaker Database.  Once you have an account, you may then submit one or more presentations for consideration.

You have the option of submitting your presentation(s) to be considered by SHRM-Atlanta’s programming team for a specific event – for example, the 2017 HR Conference – or for general consideration for other events held in the future.

SHRM-Atlanta is aligning all programming content areas with SHRM National's certification competencies. For more information, please see the SHRM Body of Knowledge. When submitting your presentation, you will be asked to indicate into which of the content areas your topic will fall.  Detailed descriptions of each content area are provided below.  

The Speaker Database is for SHRM-Atlanta use only. We are not able to share our information with any individuals or organizations.

Speaker Benefits

We accept proposals throughout the year for consideration. If your presentation is selected, you will have:

The opportunity to share your expertise and experience
The ability to enhance your professional creditability while serving the profession
Recognition in SHRM-Atlanta promotional and event materials reaching 2300+ members
Recognition on SHRM-Atlanta’s website (www.shrmatlanta.org)

Please note that SHRM-Atlanta does not pay speaker fees or travel costs for sessions.

Selection Process

Programming teams for each event develop the focus content areas for upcoming events and their anticipated audience, and leverage the database to search for relevant presentations.  Individual speakers are also evaluated by previous ratings and feedback they have received*, recommendations, as well as from videos of previous presentations.  

You may be contacted at various times throughout the year depending on what program you have been selected to present for. Thank you for your submission. 

*Please Note: Any SHRM-Atlanta event presenter that receives less than an 80% overall rating on the post-event survey will not be invited back to present at any future SHRM-Atlanta events for a period of one (1) year.

 Content Areas & Suggested Topics for the 2017 SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference


SHRM-Atlanta is now accepting presentation submissions for the 2017 Annual Conference. If you have important HR analytics to share, a best practice in employee engagement and retention or a proven track record in change management, we want to hear from you.

Recommended topic examples for the conference include:

Business Acumen & Strategy
• Change Management: Linking HR Strategy to Business Results
• Digital HR: Changes in the Way HR Delivers Employee Solutions and Cost Benefit Analysis
• Diversity and Inclusion: Strategies that Produce ROI
• Effective Collaborative Relationships with the C-Suite, including the HR team relationship, as well as Senior Leadership Development with the C-Suite
• Methods for Improving, Sustaining & Enhancing Employee Engagement, Retention and Culture 
• Leadership Development with Global and Talent Mobility Emphasis (could include global assessments for agility, cultural awareness and education)
• People/HR Analytics: Using Data to Help Employees and Companies Grow Together

Employment Law & Legislation:
• Disaster Planning: Is Your Company Prepared for a Pandemic? (e.g. Zika, workforce violence, rights & obligations to employees/precautions)
• Discrimination Issues (Pregnancy, LGBTQ, etc.)
• Hot Topics to Address in 2017 (ie EEOC, Employee Handbooks/Social Media/ Telecommuting)
• Potential Legalizing of Marijuana and Effect on Workplace
• Updates for FLSA, Exempt/Non-Exempt, Wages, etc
• Global: Talent Shortages, Immigration Visa Process, I-9 Compliance
• Global Mobility: Benefits, Taxes, Managing Global Assignments to Protect Employees

Talent Acquisition & Retention:
• Assessments and Surveys: How to Access and Build Talent on a Budget
• Generational Sharing and Learning - Transferring Knowledge
• How to Engage Employees to be More Proactive in Their Own Development
• Leading Where I Am: Growing Leaders and Taking Ownership for Career Growth 
• Sourcing Strategies: Unique, Non-Traditional Talent Resources
• Utilizing Technology for Screening, Hiring & On-Boarding
• Cyber Security Issues: Importance of HR and IT Working Together  
• How to Capitalize on Social Media Tools in the Workplace

Total Rewards & Wellness:
• Benefit Analytics: Cost Management
• Hidden Paycheck: How to Sell Your Company to Your Employees (Total Rewards Package)
• International Total Rewards: How to Find Parity (Legal, cultural, etc. differences)
• How to Work with Your Benefits Provider in the Most Effective Way
• Metrics on Rewarding Performance: Do Non-Financial Prizes Deliver an Impact?
• Total Rewards for Baby Boomers: What are They Looking For, How to Keep Them Engaged Longer
• BYOD: Security and Ethics Concerns and Creating a Standardized Framework  

 Content Areas & Suggested Topics for General Speaker Submissions

We invite you to submit presentations for the opportunity to address the members of the premier human resource organization in Atlanta at one of our many events which are held throughout the year. When submitting your presentation, you will be asked to indicate into which of the content areas your topic will fall.  Detailed descriptions of each content area are provided below.  


Functional areas to be included in this domain:
•    Structure of the HR Function 
•    Organizational Effectiveness & Development
•    Workforce Management
•    Employee Relations
•    Technology & Data


Functional areas to be included in this domain:
•    Talent Acquisition & Retention
•    Employee Engagement
•    Learning & Development
•    Total Rewards


Functional areas to be included in this domain:
•    Business & HR Strategy


Functional areas to be included in this domain:
•    HR in the Global Context
•    Diversity & Inclusion
•    Risk Management
•    Corporate Social Responsibility
•    Employment Law & Regulations





 If you have any questions, please contact Tara Zeravsky at tzeravsky@shrmatlanta.org.