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ASHRM April 20 Program

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Virtual Event!


  • Fee for non-members of SHRM or for those SHRM members that have not designated ASHRM as their chapter

**Special Guest Speaker from SHRM**

Washington Outlook: What’s Next for Workplace Public Policy

Presented by:

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

This program is pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC & HRCI Business Credit

With each new Administration HR professionals can expect proposed changes to long-standing labor issues. However, a rapidly changing workplace has policymakers searching for innovative, modern approaches that will keep up with the needs of employers, employees and an electorate laser focused on accountability.

During this presentation, Emily M. Dickens, SHRM Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, will discuss the unprecedented levels of electorate participation, and outline how workplace public policy is evolving. Ms. Dickens will also highlight legislative initiatives that are impacting employees and businesses across the country, and SHRM’s policy priorities.

As HR professionals continue to navigate a changing workplace, recognizing the impact of the election on workplace policy, and how it can affect your organization, is critical. SHRM has a clear vision and will continue to be a thought leader and resource, as well as advocate for public policies that will enable businesses to have the flexibility they require to support and develop their workforce.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the foundations of policymaking;
  • Learn how HR professionals can influence workplace public policy and how these changes may affect their organizations and workforce;
  • Strengthen skills to help employers navigate and advocate for critical policy issues that will create better workplaces; and
  • Develop strategies to engage elected representatives on policies and programs impacting work, workers, and the workplace.

Emily M. Dickens is Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As a member of the executive team, she has oversight for implementing the CEO's vision, corporate governance, global outreach, government affairs, and the organization’s real property. She serves on the executive board of the North America Human Resource Management Association (NAHRMA) and Secretary-General of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

Emily 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 a member of the Strategic Education, Inc. HIRE Advisory Board; the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Board; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council; a U.S. Department of Energy Equity in Energy Ambassador 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. 


   “The use of this official seal confirms                             ASHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer        

  that this Activity has met HR Certification                      Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

        institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for                                   for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

       recertification credit pre-approval.”

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