Stretch & Connect with PMQ

2020 Talent Virtual Experience

Great managers are key to building better workplaces where organizations and employees thrive. As you adjust to the now and look ahead, make sure your people managers have the problem-solving and team leadership skills to retain top talent, revitalize workplace culture and keep employees going strong. SHRM People Manager Qualification (PMQ) is a unique, interactive virtual learning experience designed to develop critical skills to manage effectively and transparently. Let’s talk about transforming people managers to self-aware models of a better workplace. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP

Clayton, SHRM-SCP

Amber Clayton is the Senior Director of Knowledge Center Operations at SHRM.  Amber leads a team of HR experts who field an average of 60,000 HR-related inquiries from members a year.  She is frequently sought after as a speaker and expert for webinars, conferences, and media interviews.  Amber co-hosts a podcast called Honest HR.  She is SHRM-certified with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.  She also holds specialty credentials in California law, inclusive workplace culture, and workplace investigations.  Prior to joining SHRM in 2011, she had years of HR experience in healthcare and retail.

Jeanne Morris


Jeanne Morris started her SHRM journey over 30 years ago, advancing from roles in accounting to HR strategy and was recently appointed to SVP, Consumer Products.  Jeanne provides leadership and oversight of the design, development, and execution of all consumer products and certification operations businesses. This includes certification preparation, seminars, specialty credentials, eLearning, the People Manager Qualification (PMQ) and credentialing operations. Jeanne and her team are passionate about providing professionals with the tools and knowledge to elevate performance in their workplaces, build resilient teams, and cultivate positive and flourishing cultures.


Elizabeth Lacey


Liz Lacey is the Director of Educational Programs at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Liz is responsible for and oversees the execution and growth strategy of SHRM’s Educational Programs, which equips HR professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to hone their expertise and lead within the changing workplace demands of the future. This strategy includes the planning and delivery of our instructor-led programming (including in-person and virtual synchronous deliveries), self-paced eLearning offerings and our blended SHRM Specialty Credential programs.

Carolyn Barley


Carolyn Barley serves as SHRM’s Lead Instructional Designer and Accessibility Program Manager. Bringing over two decades of experience, she is a seasoned learning professional adept in all aspects of learning and development, corporate university design, strategic learning, instructional design and accessibility. She has worked with 35 organizations to sophisticate their holistic learning environment. She has created eLearning, instructor led, and blended learning solutions across a suite of content, spanning from human resources, leadership, audit and tax services, adult learning and financial institutions, - across public and private sector. During her tenure at SHRM, she has played a pivotal role in several key initiatives, including the design and development of the specialty credential product line, the development of the People Manager Qualification (PMQ), overseeing content and curriculum of over 30 instructor-led programs, and leading a holistic accessibility initiative across the organization. Driven by a passion for education and a commitment to positive change, she is dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives she influences, while championing awareness and action to foster a better world for all.

Diego Salmon


Diego Salmon, Vice President Global Enterprise Sales, is a highly experienced executive with more than three decades of experience in professional services, education and corporate learning and development.  

Prior to join SHRM, Salmon worked for not for profit and profit organizations. During his career with Berlitz Corporation, the global-leader in foreign language and cultural education and training, he held positions from Director to company President to Regional Managing Director. He has achieved success in business development, brand awareness and product mix expansion in the North and South America both organically and through joint ventures.

He’s a people-focused, result-driven leader who has thrived in turnaround, partner integration and rapid growth business environments.

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