Be a Change-Maker with SHRM: HR in California

HR Reimagined: SHRM Northern California Annual Conference 2020

There is much going on in the world right now. The HR profession in California has never been more essential. As the “first responders” in the workplace, you are working overtime to keep your employees safe while protecting your business. Join Mike Aitken, Senior Vice President, Membership, SHRM, as he highlights how you can be a change-maker with SHRM and make a positive impact in HR in California both personally and professionally. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

Mike Aitken


Mike Aitken was appointed Senior Vice President for Membership in 2018 after 15 years leading SHRM’s successful advocacy programs as Vice President of Government Affairs. 

Mike is a leading authority on the issues important to the human resource profession and drives SHRM’s membership vision, ensuring excellent member experiences, and implementing the organization’s newly developed business strategy.

He applies his proven model of engagement to shape the future of work, workers and workplaces. He is an expert relationship-builder across diverse constituencies and stakeholders, always seeking out the “win-win” in every situation.

As a member of SHRM’s senior management team, Mike also plays a key role in setting the strategic direction of the organization, offering important counsel on SHRM’s educational programs and professional development opportunities.

Prior to joining SHRM in 2003, he spent 14 years with the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), which represents more than 23,000 HR professionals at over 1,900 higher education institutions. 

In 2015 and 2016, Mike served as an employer representative on the U.S. delegation to the International Labour Conference.

Mike currently serves as a board member for OpenWork and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego.

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