VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING: Pandemic Pandemonium: What HR Learned from COVID-19**
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VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING: Pandemic Pandemonium: What HR Learned from COVID-19**

When: Thursday, June 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Go To Webinar
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Pandemic Pandemonium: What HR Learned from COVID-19

We are living through a pivotal moment in history. Like all pivotal moments, it offers us a wealth of learning opportunities. By the beginning of 2020, there were steady reports of issues in China with a novel coronavirus. By the beginning of March, some companies started to shift to work-from-home. Fast forward to just two weeks later and city, county, and state leaders began instituting curfews, stay at home orders, and discussing which businesses were essential.

This was what the world saw of COVID-19. This world-wide pandemic created unprecedented events in the US, impacting every business sector.  Behind the scenes were HR professionals working at a frenetic pace to pull out crises policies and business continuity plans that were the stepping stones to help their businesses quickly respond to the ever changing guidance from the CDC and our federal leaders.

Join SHRM-Atlanta for a debrief on COVID-19 efforts to date and hear from top HR professionals at Mercedes-Benz, Home Depot, The Atlanta Hawks, and Focus Brands. 

You'll learn how these companies mobilized into action, how they prioritized internal communications with leaders and their teams, and what they’d do differently if they could turn back time.

Do you have a question you’d like to ask our panel of experts at the SHRM-Atlanta Virtual Chapter Meeting?

You now have the option to submit your questions before the program! Please submit your question in the registration form for this event.

See your old friends and make new connections during our networking hour! 

It wouldn't be a SHRM-Atlanta event without conversation and networking! We know that connecting with others is important, so just like at our in-person programs, we've set aside dedicated time for you to network with your HR peers.

Login at 11am to visit Networking Breakout Rooms where you'll be able to video chat and have open discussion with other attendees. 



11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Virtual Networking
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM      Opening Remarks / Program / Q&A


Continuing Education Credit





Teela Jackson
VP HR Search
Talent Connections, LLC


Camye Mackey
EVP & Chief People, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena


Debbie McKinley
Sr. Director HR for US Operations
The Home Depot


Lars Minns
CHRO, North America
Mercedes-Benz, USA


Melissa Smith, SPHR
SVP Human Resources
Focus Brands


Advanced Ticket Pricing Extended!
Special Pricing
SHRM-Atlanta Member $40
Non-Member $60
Student $20

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Cancellation Deadline: June 11, 2020

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