SHRM-Atlanta Speaker Database

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Submission Instructions

First time submitting a presentation in the new SHRM-Atlanta speaker database?  Please follow the steps below:

Step 1 - If you have not yet done so, click here to create your account in the new speaker database.

Step 2 - Log-in with the password you created.

Step 3 - Select My Profile from the top menu to create your profile or to create a profile on behalf of someone else.

Step 4 - Click the link at the top of the screen to submit a presentation. If you are submitting on someone's behalf, please select their email address from the drop-down box.

Submission Guidelines

We invite you to submit presentations for the opportunity to address the members of the premier human resource organization in Atlanta at one of our many events which are held throughout the year (see event descriptions below). SHRM-Atlanta is dedicated to helping HR professionals become strategic business partners in today's organizations.

Please note, this speaker database is for SHRM-Atlanta use only. We are not able to share our information with any individuals or organizations.

*Please Note: Any SHRM-Atlanta event presenter that receives less than an 80% overall rating on the post-event survey will not be invited back to present at any future SHRM-Atlanta events for a period of one (1) year.  The rating is determined by event attendees and is based on the presenter’s knowledge and expertise of the content, as well as presentation skills.  After the one-year time period has elapsed, the presenter may submit a full written presentation to SHRM-Atlanta for consideration.

Event Descriptions

Annual HR Conference (March): Two-day conference featuring a high profile keynote speaker and 35 concurrent educational sessions. The conference delivers valuable, relevant HR material - great for those that need continuing education credit for their HRCI or SHRM certification. The event includes a Resource Partner Showcase. Typical attendance is 1100+ and is held at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

One-Day Symposium (August): One-day symposium featuring a high profile keynote speaker and 20 concurrent educational sessions. Conference is broken into four different tracks (HR Boot Camp, Wellness, Strategic & Talent Management). The event includes a Resource Partner Showcase. Will be held at The Gwinnett Center.

Chapter Meetings (5 times per year):  Afternoon/evening meetings with dedicated time for networking and featuring a keynote speaker. Networking reception and meal provided. Typical attendance is 150 to 300. Locations vary.

Power Breakfasts (4 times per year): Morning meetings with dedicated time for networking and featuring a moderator and panel presenting a high-level, strategic topic. Breakfast is provided. Typical attendance is 100 to 150. These are held at Mercer University - Atlanta campus.

GEMs (6 GEMs, 4 times per year): Geographic Emphasis Meetings in specific areas (Buckhead, Cobb, Gwinnett, Midtown, North Fulton & Perimeter) spread around Atlanta in order to be convenient to members' work and/or home. Usually held  during lunch or dinner and features food, drinks and a speaker. Attendance varies from 15 to 35 depending on the location and speaker.

Webinars (at least 1 per month): Online educational learning that is free for SHRM-Atlanta members. You can earn CEU credits without leaving your office/home.

Content Areas and Suggested Topics

Business Acumen

These sessions build the general business knowledge, judgment and awareness of HR practitioners ranging from the specialist/generalist to the mid-level manager to the seasoned leader. Specialist/generalist and mid-level professionals can develop and enhance their fundamental business literacy. Seasoned leaders can improve their decision making skills with the basis being a solid business knowledge foundation. HR professionals can also learn how their actions and decisions affect outcomes at the functional, unit, or organizational level.

Law and Legislation

In an ever changing legislative environment, HR professionals must understand critical legal issues that affect day-to-day business decisions. These sessions will highlight policies and practices which focus on key employment law issues that affect the way HR professionals conduct business. Updates may also be included on new legislative laws or actions impacting the work environment.

Total Rewards

These sessions will focus on the broad span of topics ranging from the basics to leading edge topics in compensation, benefits and total rewards. Total rewards include anything the employee perceives to be of value resulting from the employment relationship.

Employee Relations

This content area covers topics that contribute to the development and maintenance of a productive work environment. While employee relations can and does include the union-focused “industrial relations,” it is a broader content area applicable to both union and non-union environments. The National Labor Relations Act has components that apply to both union and non-union employers. The topics in this content area help employers create positive relationships that foster employee motivation and contribute to organizational success.

Talent Acquisition and Management

These sessions will help you maximize your effectiveness in talent management including areas ranging from recruiting, educating, coaching, development, and succession planning.

Diversity and Inclusion

These sessions will focus on the qualities, experiences and work styles that make individuals unique – such as age, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, and sexual orientation and how organizations can realize the benefits of leveraging those qualities in support of business objectives.


These sessions focus on human resource related activities with global reach. Topics may range from the challenges of leading global teams, cultural competency, to a look at labor law around the world, to the movement and management of a global workforce.

Employee Wellness

These sessions focus on the broad spectrum of implementing employee wellness, encompassing the physical, emotional and spiritual health of employees.