SHRM’s First-Ever Emerging LEAD(HR) Conference Aimed at Future Human Resource Leaders

Sep 2, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first-ever Emerging LEAD(HR) Conference from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will provide its estimated 400 attendees with an interactive and innovative approach to learning.

The conference, which stands for “Lead. Excel. Aspire. Develop.” is for midlevel, high-potential HR leaders with eight to 12 years of experience who seek leadership roles. It replaces SHRM’s annual Strategy Conference.

The conference’s 90-minute concurrent sessions will be broken into nine-minute intervals of lecture followed by interactive activities such as games, discussions, case studies, polling and multi-media presentations. On average, there will be about 10 activities per session.

The curriculum is based on the SHRM HR Competency Model, which identifies what it means to be a successful HR professional. Specifically, the conference curriculum will focus on the model’s business acumen, communication and relationship management competencies.

In addition to providing an understanding of key competencies, the conference is designed to provide attendees with a better understanding of leadership development and career advancement.

The conference also will include an interactive panel discussion with executive search consultants who place senior-level HR professionals. Fifty-minute one-on-one coaching sessions also will be available to attendees for a nominal fee.

WHAT: Emerging LEAD(HR) Conference (#SHRMLeadHR)

WHEN: Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2014

WHERE: Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas

Concurrent Session Highlights:

• Creating a Culture of Trust

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

• Effectively Managing Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.

• The Five Temptations of a Leader

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 2:45-4 p.m.

• Understanding HR’s Financial Impact on Organizational Success

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

For additional details and registration information, visit

Media: Members of the media must pre-register for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Gray at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260. Follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

Keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. But concurrent session speakers often are available for interviews. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at


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