SocialHRCamp 2020 Virtual 4.0
As the world currently grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, notably how organizations transition to fully remote workforces, the HR community needs to play a huge role in supporting, enabling and leading organizations. We are launching 4 virtual events during the month of April 2020, that will focus on what matters most to organizations, right now. The themes will be:
- Employee Engagement (April 9, 2020)
- Innovating HR Practices During a Pandemic (April 16, 2020)
- Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing (April 23, 2020)
- Cultivating Continuing Workplace Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (April 30, 2020)
Sessions will be virtually lead and facilitated by thought-leaders, HR leaders and domain-specific experts. In traditional SocialHRCamp style, we will maximize audience engagement and learning.
All tickets are by donation and 100% of the proceeds will go to a collaborative initiative with Kits for a Cause to support front-line health workers with supplied to fight COVID-19.
- 5:15 pm - 5:25 pm
- Welcome & Introduction
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Jeff Waldman
- 5:25 pm - 5:50 pm
- How the Coronavirus is Exacerbating Bias and Inequality In Your Organization and What To Do About It
- The coronavirus is laying bias bare and exacerbating inequalities globally, both in our communities and our organizations. This unprecedented time has seen many of us doing a lot of fast thinking - we’re designing work-from-home plans, deciding how to modify performance reviews for the pandemic context, making layoffs, etc. If we don’t filter our plans and decisions through an equity lens, our organizations and our talent are going to pay the price in ways we can predict - increased pay gaps, deepening culture challenges, reduced diversity and inclusion - and in ways we can’t. Practices like the Equity Sequence™️ - a series of 5 simple equity-focused questions - can be learned in very little time and used to reduce bias and increase equity one question and one decision at a time.
Speakers:Dr. Kristen Liesch
- 5:50 pm - 6:15 pm
- D&I is Dying During the Pandemic, How to Bring it Back to Life
- When the Covid-19 crisis escalated, organizations around the world quickly began to press pause on ad hoc spending or work deemed “not essential” to the bottom line or to crisis responses. In many organizations, D&I budgets and initiatives were some of the earliest programmatic casualties. This has been true even in the many organizations that have long projected that D&I is core to business, culture, and success. Organizational strategist and Co-Founder of Tidal Equality, Anna Dewar Gully will share her perspectives on why D&I is dying during this pandemic and she will offer new ideas on how to bring an equity perspective back to life in your organization, even if your leadership has temporarily put it on the back burner.
Speakers:Anna Dewar Gully
- 6:15 pm - 6:40 pm
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Age of Coronavirus
- The COVID-19 Pandemic and the demands of social distancing are taxing our businesses and the ability of leaders, colleagues and newly remote workers to interact effectively and productively. But as these and other economic stressors have mounted, little time has been spent considering how issues of diversity, equity and inclusion might be playing out in this new normal. In this short interactive session, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, Chief Diversity Officer of MESH/diversity, will explore how strong leadership and communication are key to effective D&I in the age of Coronavirus.
Speakers:Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
- 6:40 pm - 7:10 pm
- Q & A
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Dr. Kristen Liesch, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, Jeff Waldman
- 7:10 pm - 7:15 pm
Speakers:Alysha M. Campbell, Jeff Waldman
Alysha M. Campbell
Alysha M. Campbell is an accomplished and respected Strategic HR Leader with a decade of experience that encompasses all facets of Human Resource Management. From executing successful multi-million dollar workforce recruitment and optimization projects to spearheading employee culture initiatives, Alysha has truly seen and done it all in the HR space.
Through her experience and foresight in the international talent space, Alysha has developed an eye for talent engagement patterns and the resulting effects on culture. As a speaker and entrepreneur, Alysha partners with and teaches organizations her proven process on how to align their talent with corporate objectives to achieve more and increase profitability. She enjoys sharing the secrets of the trade to help businesses discover the benefits of a high-performance culture, the increasing value of employee engagement, in addition to the ins and outs of talent acquisition.
Within Alysha’s business practices, she encourages companies to embrace the “Employee First” philosophy that focuses on shifting the culture dynamics and encouraging recognition of positive results and behaviours. Ultimately this leads to greater employee engagement, customer service and recurring revenue allowing clients to stay competitive in their respective industry and labour market.
Among her various business ventures, Alysha is currently an HR Business Partner with Index Exchange, a Global Ad Tech Organization. She is a graduate of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is pursuing further studies as a Change Management Practitioner (CMP).
Anna Dewar Gully
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Tidal Equality, Anna and her business partner Dr. Kristen Liesch founded Tidal to revolutionize the practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion work for greater impact by building a new bridge between equity interventions and organizational strategy and decision-making. Together, they co-created a powerful new methodology called the Equity Sequence ™ which change makers and leading companies around the world are now learning and scaling so they can transform everyday decisions and designs into powerful opportunities to expand equity and reduce bias, discrimination, and inequality. Anna has over 15 years of experience designing strategy, transformation, and equity initiatives in large systems and organizations in Canada, the US, Europe, and the UK. Throughout her career, she’s guided numerous Boards of Directors, CEOs, and senior leaders as well as teams of all shapes and sizes through change initiatives that build organizational value and contribute to equitable social progress. Anna has a Master of Research Degree (MRes) in Public Policy and Management from the University of London (Birkbeck) and a BA from McGill University. Some of Tidal Equality’s clients include Virgin Media, Liberty Global, the Royal Bank of Canada, Glassdoor, North Carolina State University, among others and Tidal Equality’s vision is to build a world in which equality is the new status quo so that everyone can achieve their full potential. Check her out at tidalequality.com
Dr. Kristen Liesch
Dr. Kristen Liesch is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Tidal Equality. Recently acknowledged by Forbes as a “Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer,” Kristen is a strategist and educator with 15+ years of experience designing transformative curricula, implementing equitable process changes, and capacity-building programs to support leaders and changemakers as they work toward cultivating more equitable organizations in Canada, the US, Europe, and New Zealand. Kristen has a PhD from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
A sociologist with a PhD focused in Equity Studies and 20+ years of experience in the field of diversity and inclusion, Leeno does his best to combine his education, research and expertise as a facilitator and consultant to help organizations engage inclusion in a way that drives positive, pragmatic and sustainable change. He is an official member of the Forbes Human Resources Council, and an internationally recognized speaker and consultant in the areas of emotional intelligence, communication and performance. He’s widely published, and his newest book, “The Old Black Lesbian Elephant in the Room: Why Diversity Does and Does Not Work in Organizations,” will be out later this year.
But that’s really just the surface layer of his credentials and his work in the field. Like so many other peoples of color who immigrated as infants, his experience really is more that of a 2nd generation immigrant of color. He carries no “foreign” accent, no great understanding of the “homeland” (beyond family stories) and perhaps most importantly, as a 50-year-old man, he still experiences the occasional interaction that tells him some people will never truly see him as belonging in this country. In this sense, again, his biography is very much a standard immigrant story, but it’s a story accented by subtle oddities and everyday critical awakenings. These are the strands of his diverse tapestry. His maleness, brownness, heterosexuality, his memories of an impoverished childhood buoyed by unconditional love. These unique strands are what drove him to study social justice and equity, and they are what inform both his personal humanity and his lifelong passion and dedication to helping others engage inclusion.
Jeff WaldmanEntrepreneur & HR Tech Evangelist
Jeff Waldman is a senior HR leader and technology evangelist. His newest venture is ScaleHR, a growth ops consultancy that helps scaling companies streamline costs to empower revenue growth and employee productivity. Deeply engaged and connected within the SMB and HR technology spaces, Jeff’s influence has helped growing SMB companies strategically scale their People Operations through a combination of strategy and technology. With the world of work constantly changing, Jeff’s unique and creative perspective on business, HR, technology, and strategy has helped many growing organizations achieve extraordinary results. He has led and built HR teams at growing organizations in the technology, financial services, entertainment, broadcasting, government, not-for-profit and consulting industries. Currently, he is Founder & Principal at ScaleHR, an HR consultancy that works with growing SMBs to scale their HR and Talent operations, and HR tech startups to build amazing software. He is also the Founder of SocialHRCamp and HR Leaders Collective – experiential learning events for the HR community. Jeff is an avid speaker, blogger, and volunteer with diverse organizations and initiatives throughout North America. Originally from Vancouver, and currently living in North Toronto with his amazing wife and three awesome young boys with who he spends his personal time. He also coaches his kids’ sports teams and is an avid hockey player and snowboarder.