GSHRM September 12th Membership Lunch Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Poinsett Club, 807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601


  • For current GSHRM members.
  • For corporate group members only.
  • Registration Code Required. Contact administrator.

Sponsored by 

 Navigating the AI Revolution in HR: 
Balancing Innovation and Ethical Responsibility

Speakers:  Ryan Braden, Karen Dudley-Culbreath, and Kelly Scheib.

Registration Fee: $25

Deadline: September 6, 2023

Refunds: Cancellations must be made by September 6, 2023 in order to be fully refunded.


In this one-hour presentation, our panelists will explore the rapidly evolving impact of AI on the HR landscape. The presentation will begin by defining AI and analyzing its profound influence on job dynamics, including job loss, changes, and the urgent need for reskilling and upskilling. Delving into HR's unique role, panelists will discuss the importance of guiding ethical AI implementation within organizations. Understanding AI's capabilities and mechanics simplified, panelists will unravel the time-saving and data-decision-making pros as well as the cons of its usage, such as the impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion and the potential for dehumanizing decisions. Through discussion at tables and Q & A with panelists, we will explore how to ensure AI use is compliant, fair, and supportive of DEI while contributing to the bottom line, including discussion of EEO & ADA guidance, AI policy, and vendor rigor. The presentation culminates in actionable steps and remedies for HR professionals to navigate the delicate balance between humans and machines, reinforcing their role as the ethical navigator in this transformative age of AI.

Learning Objectives: 

Impact of AI on HR: Understanding the rapid evolution of AI and its profound influence on job dynamics allows HR professionals to anticipate and address the changing workforce landscape effectively.

Ethical AI Implementation: Recognizing HR's unique role in guiding ethical AI implementation within organizations is essential. Emphasizing the importance of ethical considerations ensures that AI is used responsibly and with regard to diversity, equity, inclusion, and potentially dehumanizing decisions.

Ensuring Compliant and Fair AI Use: Another critical learning point is exploring the means to ensure AI use is compliant, fair, and inclusive while contributing to the organization's bottom line. Understanding EEO & ADA guidance, AI policy, and vendor rigor enables HR professionals to navigate the ethical challenges of AI implementation effectively.


Ryan Braden

Ryan has spent nearly 20 years working in the group health market with various roles at different organizations. He’s worked at Aetna, Milliman, Businessolver, and has been at Gradient AI the last couple years. He enjoys data analytics and finding how technology and AI can help improve inefficiencies and create value for organizations.

Karen Dudley-Culbreath

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Karen Dudley-Culbreath has consulted with global companies and government on creating efficient workplaces through people operations, process optimization, and technology implementation. She is a transformation consultant whose focus is the alignment of business and people strategies for continuous and sustainable growth. She has a vast organizational development reach which includes Process Optimization, AI Technology Implementation, Strategic Planning, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Succession Planning and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She believes people are the heartbeat of a healthy business, and consultant relationships are essential to preventing organizational heart attacks.

Kelly Scheib 

Kelly Scheib is a purpose-driven executive who has developed and executed global human capital strategies across many industries. She is currently Chief People Officer at Crunchbase, where she leads a phenomenal team of HR professionals establishing a best-in-class culture for a remote-first team. Kelly continues to make time for her community by advocating for the foster care community including serving as Guardian Ad Litem and Vice Chair for Fostering Great Ideas. Kelly is an Adjunct Professor, sharing her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of professionals at Anderson University.


HR Certification Credit: GSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is pending for 1 hour of SHRM re-certification credit and 1 hour of HRCI General re-certification credit. Certificates will be emailed to those in attendance after the meeting along with a Feedback Survey.

Poinsett Club Dress Code: Business casual. For gentlemen, a necktie is not required. Ladies shall dress appropriately. No jeans, shorts, or tennis shoes will be allowed. Cell phone use is not allowed in the Club.

Solicitation at Meetings: With the exception of our meeting sponsor(s), GSHRM enforces a no solicitation policy at meetings. View the policy here.

Accommodations: Please indicate any special accommodations or dietary restrictions on your reservation form, or contact by the registration deadline.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after the deadline date are subject to the meeting fee payment. Please direct changes or questions to


P.O. Box 5202

Greenville, SC 29606


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