"Empathy is not a soft skill. It’s a business skill. It’s what drives inclusive workplaces, enabling people to work cooperatively with others who have very different experiences, preferences, styles and opinions. And it’s HR’s job to strengthen empathy in the workplace—to close the gap."

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management and Author, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval

"“The choice of optimism opens our minds to infinite possibilities.”"

Bert Jacobs

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Optimist, Life is Good®

"“Outstanding human services require outstanding humans.” "

Steve Gross

Founder & Chief Playmaker, The Life is Good ® Kids Foundation

If your event has been postponed, canceled, or a business speaker or keynote speaker has dropped out, contact the SHRM Speakers Bureau for help planning an alternate solution. We can help you plan virtual keynotes, webcasts, remote workshops and more with our diverse group of industry experts. The SHRM Speakers Bureau is here to support your organization or business needs.

SHRM22 Annual Conference Recap


Our dynamic speakers bring your HR strategies to life

SHRM offers a wide variety of top-tier speakers with deep knowledge and expertise of today’s critical employment and workforce issues.

View Speakers       View Topics  

Featured Speakers