Get a Quote
Get Started
Get My Background Check
Background checks start as low as $19.95 with no contracts.

SHRM23 Speakers We're Looking Forward To


Mark your calendars for June 11-14, SHRM23! This four-day extravaganza offers an extensive program with over 300 sessions and featuring a diverse lineup of more than 320 speakers.

Each year, SHRM unites experts, creating a platform for insightful discussions on matters concerning the workplace and its employees. SHRM boasts a membership exceeding 320,000 individuals from 165 countries. Even more impressively, SHRM’s influence extends to approximately 235 million workers and their families worldwide.

To stay competitive amidst the rapid transformations of today’s workplace, HR professionals and managers must remain updated on the latest trends, technology, and best practices. Fortunately, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference provides the ideal opportunity for HR personnel to stay at the forefront of this ever-evolving landscape.

The conference not only facilitates networking but also paves the way for career advancement. From essential HR fundamentals to cutting-edge insights into C-Suite leadership and the latest trends in human resources, attendees can expect to expand their expertise and stay ahead of the curve.

Speakers we’re looking forward to:


1. Mark Fogel

Mark Fogel is a national practice leader for Clifton Larson Allen’s Talent Solutions – HR Consulting Practice. He has presented over two dozen times at SHRM national and regional conferences. Often Quoted in national media, Mark brings a refreshing point of view to every HR discussion.

In Age is Just a Number, Mark will discuss the false notion that people are somehow made less by the aging process and Mark’s session will address the topic of Ageism in our workplaces.

This presentation will focus on changing the paradigm and bringing a fresh approach to embracing older candidates to fulfill organizational workforce needs.

You’ll also learn:

  • How to audit Employment Branding and Recruitment materials to eliminate hiring biases.
  • Reeducating leadership with data on the value of older workers.
  • Sensitizing line management to their own biases toward older workers in the selection and promotion process.
  • Eliminating buzz words from daily vocabulary that unconsciously perpetuates ageism in the workplace.


2. Steve Browne

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP is the Chief People Officer for LaRosa’s, Inc., a regional Pizzeria chain. A crowd favorite at SHRM conferences, he has 35+ years working as an HR professional in a variety of industries.

Tackling workplace culture with the HR Unleashed !! session, Browne will discuss how to equip HR practitioners to lead, integrate, be strategic throughout their organization, and no longer linger in the shadows. Then, in the Cultures that ROCK !! session he will talk about why culture matters so much in HR and why it should be the primary focus of HR.

He has a globally recognized HR blog and is the author of two books, HR on Purpose !! and HR Rising !! Steve also runs a global HR network called the HR Net which reaches 12,500+ HR and business professionals globally each week.


3. President Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation. The mission being to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with former President George H.W. Bush three times – after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, and with President George W. Bush in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Today the Clinton Foundation supports economic growth, job creation, and sustainability in Haiti.


4. Zig Serafin

Zig Serafin is the Chief Executive Officer of Qualtrics. Zig helped Qualtrics create and become the leader of the experience management category, with the launch of the Qualtrics Experience Management Platform.

At SHRM23, Zig will speak at the “Looking Back, Leading Forward” session. He’ll share insights on building a destination workplace by understanding the decision-making processes of employees and potential hires.

With the disruption of the normal functioning of organizations due to COVID-19, employees reexamined their relationships with work. They are increasingly scrutinizing payment benefits and work-life boundaries before joining an organization.

For a company to be successful and attract qualified talent, HR personnel, and managers must learn how to align their values with these new employee values.

This session is vital to HR professionals looking for better ways to manage people and opportunities. You’ll learn how to increase employee retention rates by listening and responding to their needs.


5. Arthur D. Jackson

Arthur D. Jackson is the president and chief consultant at ENPM, Inc. He is a renowned speaker, trainer, coach, counselor, and consultant. Mr. Jackson is certified in Christian Counseling and is a mediator for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

He will discuss taking the scare out of performance management during the “Performance Management for Greatness” session. While discussing performance is challenging for most HR managers, it is increasingly essential in today’s work environment.

study of nearly 2000 full-time workers found that the average worker is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes in an 8-hour work day. Some of the most common unproductive activities that employees spend a lot of time on include reading websites and checking social media.

So, this session is ideal for HR managers struggling with low productivity from teams. Attending this session will teach you how to transform teams into A-game performers. You’ll also learn the following:

  • What performance management is and isn’t
  • Why most managers avoid performance management
  • Why your performance management tactics are failing


6. Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a renowned author, columnist, and radio host. This best-selling author has sold a total of forty million copies of fiction and non-fiction books, written in forty-seven languages. One of his most notable works is Tuesdays with Morrie, a bestselling memoir that was number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list for four years.

Mitch will be speaking about the power of what you carry through life during the Stranger in the Lifeboat session. This session is a must-attend for HR professionals seeking to drive change in the workplace.

One of the most important lessons that you should expect to walk away with is how to weave empathy and perspective together to drive change that resonates with most people in today’s workplace. You’ll also learn everything about life, death, the human connection, and empathy.

Since Mitch’s work resonates with most people around the globe in a number of life’s key issues, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to approach team conflict, collaboration, and communication.


7. Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson is a productivity improvement specialist at E3 Professional Trainers. He is a renowned speaker on ideas and principles for improving your and others’ performance.

Randy teaches strategies for transforming your productivity, thinking, and influence. He will discuss maintaining high personal and organizational ethics during the “Essential Elements of Ethics” session.

As a mid-level HR professional, you’ll learn the difference between organizational, societal, and personal ethics and how their interplay affects decision-making during ethical situations.

You’ll also learn the following:

  • The importance of maintaining a high personal ethical standard if you are to hold others accountable
  • How to identify external factors that affect decision-making during ethical considerations
  • The dos and don’ts of creating a culture of uncompromised ethics


If you like reading about HR and staying up to date on the latest news surrounding hiring, management, the workplace, and more, check out our blog!

Join our Newsletter

Sign up for our monthly roundup of HR resources and news