2012 Leadership Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • Cy Wakeman


    Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Backed by 20 years of experience, Wakeman’s philosophy offers a new lens through which employees and executives alike, can shift their attention inward, sharpen their focus on personal accountability, and uncover their natural state of innovation simply by ditching the drama.

    Deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace,” Wakeman has helped companies such as Google, Facebook, NASA, Pfizer, Bank of America, and United Healthcare learn to harness energy wasted in workplace drama and reinvest that effort into achieving profound business results.

  • Kimberly Alyn


    Dr. Kimberly Alyn is a human behavior expert, a best-selling author, and an international professional speaker. She is the author of eleven books including "Building Better Teams," "How to Inspire People to Achieve More," "How to Give a Butt Kicking Presentation," and "Discover Your Inner Strength" (with contributors Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and Brian Tracy). An advocate of life long learning, Dr. Alyn has her bachelors degree in business management, her masters degree in organizational management, and her doctorate degree in organizational management with a specialty in leadership. Dr. Alyn has over 20 years of experience with speaking, training, educating, and entertaining audiences.

    Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm

This exclusive event is designed to give key SHRM volunteers the opportunity to gain information about their volunteer role, network with peers, share effective practices and challenges across regions, and engage with SHRM staff.