Leadership Conference

The Virginia SHRM State Council hosts a Leadership Conference each year in January for the purposes of learning and networking for Virginia and DC member chapters and Council Directors.

To learn more about the 2019 Leadership Conference see details below.

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2019 Virginia SHRM State Leadership Conference:
Leading the Magical, Managing the Practical

Dates: Thursday, January 10, 2019 – Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tentative Agenda:

  • Evening of Thursday, January 10 – 1st Quarter State Council Meeting
    – Dinner during meeting
    – Coffee & dessert reception after meeting
  • Friday, January 11 – Leadership Conference – Day One
    – Keynote address
    – Breakout sessions – first time and returning attendees
    – Lunch and IMPACT Awards
    – Breakout sessions – core functional leaders
    – Lunch and IMPACT Awards
    – Breakout sessions – core functional leaders
    – “State of the Council” address including overview of strategic planning
    – District and Functional Directors meeting
    – Dinner on your own
    – Optional entertainment: William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Theatre (we have a block of 50 seats at discounted rates, so act quickly to take advantage of this special offer).
  • Saturday, January 12 – Leadership Conference – Day Two
    – Breakout sessions – chapter networking
    – Keynote Address: Thought Leadership session on the “future of work” *
    – Lunch and challenge coin presentation
    – Annual Conference planning committee meeting after lunch

We will seek SHRM PDU’s and HRCI credits for sessions and keep you updated of changes, developments & additional details.


Location: The Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA
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April 7-10, 2019
2019 Virginia SHRM State Leadership Conference
The Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Staunton, VA

Attendee Overview:

  • 6PM, Thursday, January 10 – 1st QTR Council Meeting
    – Dinner during meeting; Coffee & dessert afterward
  • Friday, January 11 – Day One; Saturday, January 12 – Day Two

We will seek SHRM PDU’s and HRCI credits for sessions.

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