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AZHREF May 20, 2020 Virtual Program

May 20, 2020
8:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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Preparing for the Return to the Office

As states and businesses reopen their doors, it is time for us as HR leaders to prepare our companies and workforce for returning to the office.  As such, AZHREF will be focusing our May program on engaging HR leaders to participate, lead and learn through guided, virtual breakout sessions.  This collaborative program will give each attendee the opportunity to engage in two breakout sessions focused on topics relevant to the HR community in the wake of the COVID-19 work environment. 

In preparation for this session, please select 3 topics you would like to break out and discuss with other members and email your selection to Cindy Hesch at [email protected] by May 18th.  AzHREF will then coordinate virtual breakout rooms in which each attendee will participate in 2 of the 3 topics selected.

The outcome from the breakout sessions is to provide the opportunity for our local HR expertise to guide what's next and to come away with ideas and future best practices from this experience.

Breakout Room Topics:

    • Communication/Change Management
      • How to engage your employees in creating what the new work environment will look like
      • How and why it’s important for the employer to articulate the 'why' of anything (i.e. returning to the office)
      • What is the value of what was learned in the remote workspace (is there anything to retain or undo)
    • Virtual Work
      • Technology and ability to engage
        • On-line fatigue
      • What policies/practices need to be considered
      • Continuation of remote work
      • Flexible schedules
    • Culture
      • Challenges we face
      • Positive aspects we benefit from
      • Environmental considerations
    • Mental/Emotional Wellbeing
      • Keeping people safe and supported
      • Addressing fear and resistance
      • Human interaction and contact
      • Managing employee reactions and expectations with returning
    • Financial Impacts
      • Business disruption
      • Employee disruption and rebuilding of trust
      • Customer disruption and rebuilding of trust



  • 8:15 - 8:30am - Virtual Networking
  • 8:30 - 8:45am - Welcome and introductions
  • 8:45 - 10:30am - Program 
  • 10:30 - 10:45am - Q&A and Wrap-Up


Please note that the originally scheduled May program, Strategic Organizational Transformation with Dr. Miles Overholt and Laurie Battaglia, will be moved to a later date in June. 

This program has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM-PDC recertification.


$0.00 AZHREF May 20, 2020 Member Ticket

$20.00 AZHREF May 20, 2020 Visitor Ticket