Washington Update: Why Your Voice Matters, featuring SHRM's Lead Advisor on Public Policy and Government Affairs, Chenai Kirkpatrick
Registration by May 2 (Capped at 100 attendees): $15
Policy issues impacting work, workers, and the workplace remain at the forefront of the legislative and regulatory agenda for both the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration. As HR professionals continue to navigate a changing workplace, recognizing the impact of new workplace policies and their implications for our organizations is critical.
During this session moderated by Mark Bakker, Nexsen Pruet, SHRM’s Lead Advisor, Public Policy & Government Affairs Chenai Kirkpatrick will discuss what key workplace issues are currently under consideration in Congress, what SHRM Government Affairs expects for the remainder of 2022, and how HR professionals can make an impact with policymakers. Ms. Kirkpatrick will also provide an overview of SHRM’s policy priorities and highlight the vital role HR professionals can play in influencing the policymaking process.
Learn how HR professionals can influence workplace public policy and how these changes may affect their organizations and workforce
Strengthen skills to help employers navigate and advocate for critical policy issues that will create better workplaces; and
Develop strategies to engage elected representatives on policies and programs impacting work, workers, and the workplace.
Speaker: Chenai Kirkpatrick
Lead Advisor, Public Policy & Government Affairs, SHRM
Chenai Kirkpatrick serves as Lead Advisor, Public Policy & Government Affairs with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Chenai leads SHRM’s workplace immigration, workplace governance and global outreach initiatives, in addition to developing and implementing the strategic direction of the Government Affairs team. Chenai has extensive experience in advocacy, public policy, legislative affairs, law, regulatory and compliance. Before joining SHRM, Chenai served as the Senior Director of Government Relations & Deputy Counsel at Melwood. Chenai received her J.D. from Liberty University School of law and a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State University.
Moderator: Mark Bakker, J.D.
Member, Nexsen Pruet
Mark Bakker is a recognized employment law litigator and trusted legal advisor in employment and other business-related matters. He represents clients in federal and state courts throughout North and South Carolina, arbitration panels, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and other state and federal agencies. He provides daily proactive advice and counseling to employers on many human resources issues. In addition to advising a wide variety of established corporations, Mark advises HR consulting firms, management teams, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and staffing companies. More...
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