Opening General Session featuring Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture

Inclusion Is the Goal; Diversity Is the Outcome
We can hire for diversity, but if those individuals are then excluded and sidestepped, we’ve achieved nothing. Diversity is not a goal, but the outcome of deliberate efforts to value people holistically, along with the array of experiences they bring.

In his 2019 keynote address, SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will demonstrate that what makes people different isn’t something to “accept” or “tolerate.”  It is the rocket fuel that drives our workplaces forward—to be more innovative, more productive, better. By shifting culture to put inclusion at the center, we can steer the direction not only of our workplaces, but our society and our world.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C.
Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society. As a global leader on human capital, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.

Mr. Taylor’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He serves on the corporate board of Gallup; on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross; and as an adviser to Safe Streets & Second Chances. In 2018, he was appointed by President Trump to chair the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He holds both a JD and an MA from Drake University and a BS from the University of Miami. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

This speaker is a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.

Bissonet-Carondelet (Third Floor)
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General Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Leadership & Navigation
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All Levels
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