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HR Tomorrow

The HR Tomorrow Leadership Program (HR Tomorrow) is a leadership development program established for emerging HR professionals who have two to four years of experience in the HR field.

The purpose of the program is to strengthen the HR field by providing emerging professionals from groups that are currently underrepresented in the HR sector with the resources and support they need to develop leadership qualities that in turn strengthen the sector with greater opportunity, growth, diversity, and innovation. 

Program Offerings

Up to 10 emerging professionals from underrepresented groups will participate in this year-round leadership program and receive:

  • A complimentary one-year extension of their SHRM membership.
  • A grant to attend SHRM’s Annual, Inclusion, and Talent conferences, participating in a curated schedule of leadership sessions and networking activities and events.
  • A grant to take the certification exam and access to the SHRM Learning System.
  • Access to all of SHRM Foundation’s mentorship activities throughout the year.

The Importance of Empowering Future HR Leaders


of HR leaders say developing their management team’s effectiveness is part of their strategy to improve the future of work.*


of HR departments are recruiting from more diverse and underutilized talent pools.**


of HR professionals report that senior leaders rely on their help to navigate new situations or practices.**


new HR jobs are predicted by 2030.

Meet the 2024 Cohort

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Eduardo Celis

Talent Acquisition Professional, Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

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Riniya Countiss

Human Resources Coordinator, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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Ali Donnelly

HR Business Partner, SRS Distribution West Region

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Marcos R. Garcia

Deputy Director of the Workplace Equality Program, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

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Dennis Green

Associate HR Business Partner, Figure

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Seychelle Hercules Padgett

Human Resources Business Analyst (HRBA) DKW Communications, Inc.

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Dalton Johnson

Senior Human Resources Generalist, City of Missoula, Montana

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Richelle Johnson

Operations Manager, Earthseed Consulting, LLC

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Matt King, M.Ed.

Senior Manager of Organizational Development, MBX Biosciences

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Atlantis Wigfall

Human Resource Coordinator, So Others Might Eat

Key HR Statistics and Trends in 2024, Forbes. 
** 2023-2024 SHRM State of the Workplace Report.