Government Policy – HR’s Impact in Developing and Advancing Public Policies that Improve the Lives, Livelihoods & Futures of Millions of Americans


August 20, 2020 | 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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About our program:

Your Voice Matters: Elevating the Voice of HR to Advance Policies that Improve Lives, Livelihoods & Futures

Your voice matters. It is the responsibility of workplace leaders to provide expertise and elevate their voices as issues are being debated locally and nationally that impact people at work and ultimately at home. SHRM’s 300,000 members are uniquely positioned to lead critical discussions that can shape internal and external policies at work and within society at large. SHRM’s Head of Government Affairs will explain how the organization is providing the tools and resources for HR professionals to be the voice that improves lives, livelihoods and futures. 

About our speaker:

Emily M. Dickens, J.D., serves as SHRM's Corporate Secretary, Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs. She is the executive responsible for coordinating staff to implement the CEO's vision, the liaison for the SHRM Board and subsidiary boards, and executive with oversight of external partnerships, public policy, government affairs, and administrative services.

Dickens is an attorney with significant and progressive experience in government, higher education and the non-profit sector. She has served as a member of the leadership team at the University of North Carolina system, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.  Her prior roles include general counsel, chief relationship officer, senior vice president, vice president for public policy and assistant vice president for federal relations.  Dickens has also worked at Duke University and Fayetteville State University in administrative and external affairs roles. 

Emily is actively engaged in board service. She is currently a member of Strategic Education, Inc. HIRE Advisory Board; the Board of National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL); the Advisory Council of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI); the Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina Central University; and chairs the International HBCU Task Force for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina Central University School of Law. 

Thank you to Paylocity for sponsoring this month's webinar!

At Paylocity, caring is in our makeup. It’s who we are. We’re more than a cutting-edge HR and payroll tech company with crazy good reviews (just sayin'). We're people. Because people matter most. And people have always been at the heart of our business. Since our founding in 1997, this is the thing that's stayed the same, from our employees to the millions of users nationwide that access our platform every month. We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to build the workplace you and your employees crave. That's us, in a nutshell. It's nice to meet you. Let's go forward together.

This webinar has been approved for recertification credits


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