Top Speakers to see at SHRM 2018

Sheryl Sandberg and other industry leaders are slated to speak at SHRM 2018 (Photo: Getty/Marla Aufmuth)

SHRM is almost here! Taking place from June 17 to 20, the 2018 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition is headed to Chicago for a four-day extravaganza of networking, workshops and keynote talks. The speaking lineup for 2018 is impressive, with some of the most creative minds in business, technology and politics taking the stage to share their groundbreaking ideas. In between speakers, don’t forget to stop by the TicketsatWork booth to learn more about our exclusive ticket offers, as well as a meet and greet with Universal Orlando Resort characters and daily prize raffles! Here are a few of our favorite speakers to catch at this annual conference that attracts more than 15,000 people every year.

Sheryl Sandberg
The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most influential women in business today. Her rise to the upper echelons of Silicon Valley has made her an icon in the technology sector and beyond. She was the first woman ever to serve on the board of Facebook, and previously was a Vice President at Google. Now as the author of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed book, Lean In, Sandberg is one of the most sought-after key note speakers in the world. Don’t miss her talk at the closing session of SHRM.

Oscar Munoz
As the CEO of United Airlines, Mr. Munoz leads the world’s third-largest airline, managing more than 85,000 employees. Before his work in the aviation sector, he was the Chief Operating Officer for CSX Corporation. His impressive resume also features stints as a strategic and financial expert with top brands like PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and AT&T. Hispanic Magazine named Munoz of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the country.

Governor Jeb Bush
Taking the stage for the opening session of SHRM is a renowned politician and businessman from one of the most distinguished political families in American history. Before he was a two-term governor for Florida from 1999 to 2007, Jeb Bush flourished in the financial and real estate industry. Bush’s time as the 43rd Governor of the State of Florida was marked by his focus on cutting taxes and creating jobs. Bush is a national leader of education and speaks fluent Spanish.

Adam Grant
An expert at teaching people how to live more fulfilled and engaging lives, this Wharton School of Business professor is also a New York Times best-selling author. His engaging TED talks have been watched by millions of viewers and his books have been praised by luminaries like Richard Branson and Malcolm Gladwell. For seven straight years, Grant has been named the Best Professor at Wharton, and is renowned as one of the top management strategists in the nation.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr
As President and CEO of SHRM, Mr. Taylor also holds a number of prestigious positions including the immediate past head of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Currently, he is the Chairman of the President Trump’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In 2011, he was named to the Ebony Magazine “Power 100” rankings. He will be sharing the stage at the opening session with Governor Bush.

Along with these keynote speakers at SHRM 2018, there will be dozens of other experts in the field of human resources taking the stage. Wayne Connell from the The Washington Post will give a talk on how this award-winning newspaper has innovated to solve problems. Alan Cabelly, Ph.D., Executive Director of Portland Leadership Institute, will give a talk entitled “Mentoring Millennials: MicroFeedback, Reverse and Group Mentoring.” Sarah Beth Todd from Equifax will make a presentation on how technology can affect the onboarding process at the state level. And social psychologist Heidi Grant will speak on the science of motivation during the Master Series. Need more ideas for speakers to see at SHRM? Check out the full schedule of speakers online to find the best sessions to match your interests.

By: Craig Nelson

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