Professional Development Livestream Sessions

Included in HRO Today Association membership, Professional Development Livestream Sessions offer opportunities to learn and share HR best practices, tools, products, policies, resources, trends, and technology. Different session formats bring together industry-leading experts, including executives, trainers, coaches, authors, thought leaders and advisors, to deliver meaningful take-aways that improve strategy and overall performance. 

Showcase Your Success on a Global Stage. Shine the spotlight on a winning initiative or talk through how you conquered a particularly challenging obstacle by presenting a livestream. These sessions are an ideal platform for connecting with peers and conveying your message. Contact Wendy Metzgar, Director of Membership Services, at to suggest presenters and/or topics.

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On-Demand Livestream Sessions

Upcoming Livestream Sessions

June 23 | 3PM ET | 30 minutes
Global Mindsets: Holding the Tension between Diversity and Inclusiveness
Kee Meng Yeo, Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University and Davenport University; Principal of Talent Practices at Global MVR LLC

Diversity and inclusiveness are often talked about together within organizations. There is general acceptance that both diversity and inclusiveness are needed if an organization is to reap their benefits towards maximizing productivity and enabling creativity. However, the notion of diversity and inclusiveness are effectively paradoxes, and while it is true that both are required, without proper understanding and handling, they can create disruptions that will damage an organization’s ability to operate efficiently. This livestream session will discuss how organizations can “hold the tension” to leverage diversity and enable inclusiveness.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why organizations have only partial diversity and inclusion conversations and why such partial actions can damage employee engagement
  • How to enable both diversity and inclusion from a global perspective
  • A practical 4-way path on how to “hold the tension” of diversity and inclusion within an organization for maximum impact


July 14 | 3PM ET | 30 minutes
The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity
Edie Goldberg, PhD, President of E.L. Goldberg & Associates

What if the talent you are seeking to hire is already on your company’s payroll but going untapped? Employees often have capabilities and aspirations that go far beyond their current job descriptions. This session will show how to optimize and energize your workforce by deploying skills of the employees you already have across organizational boundaries.

The session will explore a bold new talent operating model that leverages project-based marketplaces as a new way of working that facilitates learning, career discovery, organizational productivity, and employee engagement. This model will also help to better deploy or redeploy talent as organizations recover from the pandemic. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Concepts behind the Inside Gig Talent Operating Model that will help uncover hidden skills within your workforce and dynamically match the skills employees have to the work that needs to be done
  • The six core principles that support the Inside Gig
  • How to facilitate continuous reskilling that enables employees to expand their careers within your organization rather than leaving in search of new challenges
  • How to quickly redeploy talent when business needs change


July 21 | 3PM ET | 60 minutes
The Healthy Leader: Grounded and Conscious for Uncertain Times
Bob Rosen, CEO of Healthy Companies, and Hollie Ward, Head of Leadership Development, CIGNA

Healthy leaders are more evolved human beings. Their success comes from who they are, how they act and how they perform. Being Grounded highlights the 6 Dimensions of Health as the foundation that protects these leaders from the winds of change. Being Conscious is the Accelerant — being aware of themselves and their surroundings enables them to adapt and navigate through uncertainty and change. This session will help you optimize your health and performance and show how you can help others, including your team members, do the same.

Key Takeaways:

  • The six dimensions of Grounded Leadership: a holistic and personal approach for health, well-being, and performance
  • The four pitfalls and practices of Conscious Leadership
  • The Accelerators and Hijackers that undermine yourself and fellow leaders
  • How a Fortune 10 company is building a culture of grounded and conscious leaders at all levels

This session will be a 20-minute presentation by Bob Rosen, CEO of Healthy Companies, followed by a conversation between Bob and Hollie Ward, Head of Leadership Development at CIGNA,


2020 On-Demand Livestream Sessions

On-Demand Livestream Series: COVID-19 HRO Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Special On-Demand Session: Shifting Back to Normal after COVID-19: A Perspective from Asia

Talent Acquisition

Talent Management

  • Power Skills to Power Talent Mobility  Speakers: Stephen Krempl, CEO, and Becky Willis, Advisor, StandingOut\W3″

  • Employee Relations and Services

    Research Roundup

    • 2020 Q1 Research Roundup Speakers: Larry Basinait, Vice President, Market Research, HRO Today/SharedXpertise; Zachary Misko, Global Director Emeritus, HRO Today Association

    Archived Sessions

    View our archived list of on-demand sessions