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

Inclusion 2020: Breakthrough on Workplace Culture

Leaning into Culture in the Midst of Crisis

As organizations navigate a constrained economy and a transformed world of work, culture has never been more critical. At this time, we must be especially responsive to the ways a crisis impacts organizational culture and the people who bring their unique lived experiences and needs into the workplace. In his keynote address, SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will make the case for prioritizing culture during these challenging times, asserting that inclusive cultures must perform under pressure and ensure no one is left behind or sidelined in the great American recovery. Now more than ever, we must include everyone, and leverage their diverse strengths, if we are to maintain viable businesses during these challenging times.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 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.

Session Type: 
General Session
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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