Accomplished Leaders Exchange


The Accomplished Leader Exchange (ALE) is not a presentation, it’s a conversation.

The Accomplished Leader Exchange is not about recertification credits, it’s about peer-to-peer learning. It is not for your team, it is for YOU.

ALE is an intimate, strategic, peer-to-peer dialogue with Senior HR executives who face similar challenges and who are driving the same strategic initiatives. As a leader in your profession, you have a responsibility to share experience and knowledge that will define the future of Human Resources. This is your opportunity to give back to your peers and take pride in shaping the next generation of HR.

SHRM-Atlanta is facilitating a quarterly series of invitation-only exchanges, catered exclusively to accomplished HR practitioners. At ALE, qualified HR executives will meet with high-caliber, like minded peers to engage and gain unbiased advice from those who’ve faced and overcome similar challenges. If you’re interested in connecting with the Atlanta HR community to discuss targeted, relevant, and timely topics while developing a prestigious network of peers, this is the exchange you’ve been looking for.

Program Highlights:

  • Quarterly breakfast programs
  • Facilitated exchanges
  • Topics driven by participant input
  • Limited to 30 – 40 Senior level HR Practitioners



SHRM-Atlanta’s Accomplished Leaders Exchange (ALE) is an invitation only event for HR executives who meet the following qualifications:

  • Currently employed in an HR practitioner role by an organization or division with 500+ employees
  • Tenure of 10+ years in HR
  • Must be a part of the organization's senior HR management team with title of Director, VP or above
  • Must have strategic responsibility and manage an HR team

 ALE Membership Policies



SHRM-Atlanta Member: $65 per session

Non-Member: $85 per session

If you would like to register for three (3) or more breakfasts, you will receive a $10 discount per session.


Upcoming Dates


February 8, 2019| 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by:   Phyllis Austin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources  |  Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Topic: Organizational Transformation / Change Management


March 26, 2019| 7:00am – 11:30am

SOAHR 2019 ALE VIP Experience 


May 10, 2019 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by:    Regina Hartley, UPS

Topic: Culture as Strategy


August 2, 2019 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by: Jill Wilson, SVP Human Resources and Talent Management  |  Carter's / OshKosh B'gosh

Topic: What does inclusion really look like and how can you build it?


 November 8, 2019 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by: JoAnn Lynen, Director of Global Consultant Talent Management  |  Bain & Company

Topic: Employee Relations and Risk Management in a Hyper-Transparent World

Description: In a #MeToo world, it’s never been more critical for employers to respond effectively to inappropriate behavior within their organizations.  Employees have high expectations from their employers and are often willing to share openly their experiences and concerns publicly through social media and other channels. At the same time, employers may be faced with tricky questions, including what is corporate vs. individual space, issues involving vendor and/or allegations that surface that may be decades old. This session will provide an opportunity for leaders to experience, share, and explore how they might respond to some real world scenarios.  


 February 7, 2020 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by: Jennifer Cybul, Chief Human Resources Officer  |  Bennett Thrasher

Topic: TBD


How Do I Join?

Becoming part of the Accomplished Leaders Exchange (ALE) is a multi-step process.

1.  APPLY → If you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, let us know you want to participate. Fill out our interest form and tell us about yourself. Our ALE team will review your information and may contact you for further details. 


Click here to fill out the interest form


2. STATUS UPDATE → After submitting your interest, one of SHRM-Atlanta’s team members will reach out with notification of your acceptance status. If approved to join the group, you will receive an invitation to our next scheduled meeting. This invitation will include a link to self-register online.


3.  REGISTER → If you receive an invitation, you can register for any upcoming session online. Sign up for one meeting at a time or pre-purchase a 4-pack for a special price. Your confirmation(s) and detailed meeting updates (aka, What to Know Before You Go to ALE) will be sent by email after registration is complete.


Thank you to our Accomplished Leaders Track Sponsor!