What's Next in Human Resources

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference

What are the key trends and issues facing HR professionals and business leaders in the coming years? What are the factors that will require a realignment of business strategy and approach? What should business leaders have on their radar in order to better anticipate the future? Susan Harmansky and Michele Fantt Harris will provide practical advice for those who want to be ahead of the curve and anticipate what is next in this dynamic and evolving profession.  


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 10:20am to 10:38am

Susan L. Harmansky

Harmansky, SPHR

Susan L. Harmansky, SPHR, is a management consultant and author focusing on workforce planning and strategy.  She has had a diverse career in human resource management most recently as Global Vice President Human Resources for SGS International, a design-to-print graphic services and marketing firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her previous experience includes HR leadership roles with LG&E and KU Energy, Farm Credit Bank, Papa John’s International and the Presbyterian Church USA national headquarters.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University.  She has served as president of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and as state director for Kentucky SHRM.  She also led the SHRM-sponsored task force that developed the first American National Standard for performance management and served on the first international committee developing ISO standards for HR.   

She served seven years on the board of the premier international certifying agency for human resources, the HR Certification Institute, including a year as Board Chair during which HRCI expanded its reach internationally to the European Union and China. 

She has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources since 1990 and is a recipient of the Louisville SHRM Award for Professional Excellence.  

Michele Fantt Harris, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR

Fantt Harris, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR

Michele Fantt Harris is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources for the National Cooperative Bank in Washington, DC. A seasoned HR professional, Michele has worked in human resources in education, nonprofit, healthcare, and the insurance industries.  Her books, What’s Next in Human Resources (Greyden Press 2015) and Rethinking Human Resources (Red Letter Publishing 2015) are groundbreaking publications for human resources professionals and entrepreneurs.

Active in many human resources organizations, she is a past president of the Human Resources Association of the National Capital Area and the former Black Human Resources Network. A member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 1985, she served on the Society for Human Resource Management national board from 1996 through 2001 and is a past chair of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors.

Michele completed the Results Systems Coaching program and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation and a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC) through The Academies, Inc. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she served on the board of the Delta Research and Educational Foundation from 2008–2014.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland, a master of administrative science from Johns Hopkins University, and her juris doctorate from the University Of Baltimore School of Law. A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Michele teaches at Prince Georges Community College and Catholic University. Michele is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and currently resides with her husband in the District of Columbia.

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