SESSION CANCELLED: Confessions of an HR Professional Turned Elected Official

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will learn from a state senator how you can influence HR-related state laws during the legislative process.

Are you tired of finding out about new public policy after it becomes law? Do you ever wish you could be part of the decision-making process? You can! In this session, you’ll find out directly from a state senator how to effectively lobby your legislators to influence policy that affects your company or the HR profession. Learn how to participate effectively and proactively in the legislative process as much or as little as you want.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am

Senator Linda Newell, SPHR

Newell, SPHR

Senator Linda Newell, SPHR, is a Colorado State Senator now, but came from the private sector in Human Resources and Learning and Organizational Development, although her first career was in theatre and television in California.  She is a repeat presenter at national SHRM conferences, Colorado Human Resources Association, and regional and national summits and she hosts Colorado Human Resources professionals at their annual HR Day at the Capitol.  She attended UCLA, UC Irvine, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive program.  

In her five years in the legislature, Senator Newell has earned the reputation of being one of the most effective legislators at the Capitol.  Because of her collaborative approach, she is known as a problem-solver and bridge-builder, with 98% of her bills thus far receiving bipartisan support.


Congressional C
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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