Launching Advocacy@Work


SHRM’s Head of Government Affairs, Emily M. Dickens will kick off the inaugural Advocacy@Work event. Dickens has significant experience in government affairs and higher education and is working to grow the voice of SHRM and HR with policymakers throughout the country. She will call on attendees to dive into workplace policy, learn how best to tell their story and invest in their own professional development through the immersive Advocacy@Work experience. 


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Emily M.

Emily M. Dickens, J.D., serves as SHRM's Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff. She is the executive responsible for coordinating staff to implement the CEO's vision, serving as corporate secretary for the SHRM Board and subsidiary boards, as well as managing external partnerships and providing oversight for the Government Affairs division.

Dickens 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 formerly served on the Fayetteville/Cumberland (NC) Chamber of Commerce (Secretary of the Board), the Cumberland County Workforce Development Board, the North Carolina Partnership for Defense Innovation Board, and the Educational Advancement Foundation. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina Central University, 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. 

Emily is a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.

Renaissance Ballroom
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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