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HR Unboxed - Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Workplace - On Demand



Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP) and HR Education Network (HREN) are proud to partner to bring the highest quality educational experience to Human Resources professionals throughout the world. We are pleased to introduce the HR Unboxed Virtual Conference. This annual conference is designed to address the hottest topics in the ever-changing landscape of the HR profession.

As you may know, this year's theme was “Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Workplace.” Right now, the workplace is facing unprecedented challenges-the Great Resignation, COVID, remote work, hybrid work, social and political unrest—the list goes on and on. The burden of so many of these challenges fall on the shoulders of HR Professionals. As such, it is our goal to provide impactful, relevant continuing education courses to help our Human Resources partners navigate these changes.

This year's live event was held on May 12th, and was a huge success! So many people wanted to review the content and have access to the other sessions they did not attend, that we wanted to make this conference available On-Demand. This year's program included:

  • Communication Strategies to Navigate the Hybrid Workplace -Opening Keynote by: Jill Schiefelbein
  • ABC's of DEI - Presented by: Anthony Howard
  • Eliminating Bias in the Interview and Selection Process - Presented by: Melissa Griffin
  • The Role of HR in Business Sustainability - Presented by: Burt Hamner
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging - Presented by: Tish Times
  • Recruiting During the Great Resignation - Presented by: Kelly Simants
  • A Better Way to Choose Your KPIs - Presented by: Bernie Smith
  • 6 Strategies to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Your Workplace - Presented by: Shannon White
  • The Great Resignation? More Like the Great Reprioritization - Presented by: Ben Eubanks
  • HR Technology Tools - How to Find the Perfect Software for You - Presented by: Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises
  • Building Trust in Remote Teams: Catalyze Collaboration and Communication - Presented by: Tina Hallis
  • Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace to Prevent Violence- Presented by: Andy Sexton, Sarah Pregel, and Chad Ayers
  • 5 Steps to Cultivate a Values-Based Approach to Governance - Presented by: Charla Welch
  • Good Works - Presented: by Brad Wilson
  • The Future of Work: How Do We Lead and Thrive in a Workquake - Closing Keynote by: Steve Cadigan


****Please note that if you attended the live event, you may still purchase to earn the additional 10 hours of credit. Contact****

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Shannon T. White's Profile

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Shannon T. White, MSW, LCSW is a Speaker, Mental Health Therapist, Executive Coach and Consultant, whose personal and professional desire is to teach and develop professionals that advocate for and promote wellness as well as diversity, inclusion and the empowerment of disadvantaged people in the workforce and society. Shannon possesses over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Mental Health and Social Services, with over ten of those years focusing on the education and leadership development of mental health providers, executives, and entreprenuers.

Shannon has developed and facilitated numerous CEU programs, trainings and workshops on topics of mental health, Social Work, personal and professional development, and cultural competency. Shannon also served as Professor of Sociology/Social Work at Rowan College of Gloucester College and has served as an adjunct professor of Social Work at both Camden County College and Rutgers University- Master of Social Work Program. She obtained her B.A in Sociology at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and her Master of Social Work Degree at Rutgers University- School of Social Work in Camden, NJ.  Shannon is also working toward her Doctorate in Education, having completed one year of the program at Northcentral University.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Shannon enjoys writing and spending quality family time with her awesome husband and four amazing children.

Jill Schiefelbein's Profile

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Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and communication strategist. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organizations navigate the physical and digital communication spaces to attract customers, increase sales, and lead more impactful teams. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business hit stores March 2017. Jill is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business, where she's studying the impact of artificially intelligent video avatars in the customer experience lifecycle in business-to-business sales--an exciting new field of study at the intersections of synthetic media, communication, and relational commerce.

Kelly Simants's Profile

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Sr. HR Consultant

Nevada HR Team

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field, with a true passion for people. Kelly is a certified SPHR, as well as a SHRM-SCP. Kelly's goal is to not only serve as an HR Business Partner to drive strategic direction and culture, but to lead and promote organizational change, manage the implementation and execution of HR initiatives, and to promote the role of HR as a key business partner.

Bernie Smith's Profile

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Made to Measure KPIs and KPI Academy

Bernie Smith, founder of Made to Measure KPIs, trains and coaches businesses to develop meaningful KPIs and present their management information in the clearest possible way to support good decision-making.

His approach has been adopted by many organisations, including Airbus, HSBC, UBS, Lloyd’s Register, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, LloydsTSB and many others. He has written twenty books on KPIs, regularly tops this category on Amazon and is a frequent key-note speaker on performance measurement.

Earlier in his career, Bernie, who qualified as a professional engineer, worked as a consultant leading teams delivering exceptional operational improvement in blue-chip companies using Lean and Six Sigma approaches. This broad industry experience has given him a unique perspective when it comes to developing KPIs to improve organisational performance.

Bernie lives in Sheffield, UK, with his wife Liz, two children and some underused exercise equipment.

Anthony P. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP's Profile

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Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels in finding the value and pathway to certification. He believes that you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value through the power of certification.

Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner with a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and goals in diverse environments from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments.

His most notable accomplishments include developing, implementing, executing, and ongoing administration of comprehensive and inclusive Global Talent Management Programs (Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning), including technology (ADP WorkforceNow, SAP SuccessFactors). He has led global integration efforts, including due diligence and first-day activities. He successfully led a union avoidance effort for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign. He also created and led an HR Shared Services organization.

He also has led positive culture shifts with his contributions to and through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide ERG (Employee Resource Group) initiatives and has been pegged to speak on the topic on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses.

Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC. He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. Additionally, he has earned the Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designation from Human Capital Institute (HCI).

Andy Sexton's Profile

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ProActive Response Group

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. During his time with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Andy gained vast experience in criminal investigation, including armed robbery and homicide.

Andy was a member of the SWAT team for six years and served as an assistant SWAT team leader. He was involved in numerous high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues as well as the protection of high-level dignitaries.

Andy served on the training committee for Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. This committee develops and implements training for Greenville County Deputies. Andy was also chosen to assist in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s active shooter response curriculum.

In 2012, Andy was awarded the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor award recognizes a deputy who willingly risks his or her life in the furtherance of a law enforcement mission or to save the life of another.

Andy is a 2006 Honor Graduate of the Citadel where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate for the South Carolina Criminal Justice academy where he was an Honor Graduate and received an award for outstanding physical fitness.

Chad Ayers's Profile

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ProActive Response Group

Chad Ayers served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. During his time as a Deputy in Greenville County, Chad worked undercover in numerous federal and state investigations, performing in high-pressure environments.

Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as an assistant team leader. He is experienced in hostage negotiations and rescue as well as active shooter events. Chad also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program.

During his tenure as a Deputy, Chad received numerous awards and commendations. In 2006, he was named Greenville County Sheriff Rookie of the Year. In 2008, Chad received a Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009, he was awarded two Letters of Commendation for undercover work. He was the recipient of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Medal of Valor in 2011 and 2012. On January 21, 2016, Chad received the 2015 Sam Simmons Award which is given to the top Deputy in Greenville County.

Chad is a 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2006 graduate of South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy where he received the academy’s top award, the J.P. Strom Award, given to the graduate with the highest academic average.

Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD.

Charla Welch's Profile

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Charla is a former practicing attorney who transitioned to HR. She has experience both in-house and as an external counselor, with extensive expertise in Employee Relations (including performance management, discipline, dispute resolution, labor negotiations, investigations and compliance), Policy & Process Design, and Training. Since moving from California to Austin five years ago, Charla has been consulting with numerous organizations of all sizes across multiple industries on a wide range of HR concerns. Her clients would say she’s a solutions-driven consultant, with the unique ability to be detail-oriented and act in the moment, while remaining attuned to long-term business objectives. She is as skilled and comfortable interacting with the c-suite as she is explaining HR basics to front-line supervisors. Charla has served as chief negotiator for agencies in labor negotiations, working in confidence with city councils and boards to understand their vision and bring it to fruition at the bargaining table, while maintaining awareness of relevant laws and strategic considerations. Given her integrity and exceptional work product, Charla establishes strong working relationships quickly, serving as a skilled coach and trusted advisor.

Charla obtained her bachelor degree in Speech Communication (with a concentration on Organizational Communication and minor is International Business) before achieving a juris doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She passed the California bar exam on her first try and practiced at a medium sized law firm, where her experience included advice and counsel in nearly all areas of employment law, such as: Title VII / state discrimination laws, the ADA, the FLSA, the FMLA / state leave laws, contractual disputes, employee handbooks and numerous other employment laws and labor regulations. Since founding her HR consulting practice, Cultivate People, she has chosen to go on inactive status with the bar.

Burt Hamner, MBA, MA's Profile

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Burt Hamner, MBA, MA, has been teaching businesses around the world about environmental management and sustainability since 1991.   At the Washington Department of Ecology he helped 112 organizations, from Boeing to a car-painting shop, prepare 5-year plans to reduce chemical use and waste.  For the US Agency for International Development he worked for 15 years in 25 countries teaching governments and industry, and was a professor of business environmental management in two universities.   Over 5000 professionals have attended his courses.   He now leads a training company, Sustainability CPE Inc. and is developing new course packages.

Tish Times's Profile

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Tish Times is a sales and networking expert, speaker, trainer, author and the founder of Tish Times Networking and Sales and Tish Times Corporate Training.  A corporate executive turned entrepreneur, Tish has grown her business exclusively through implementing the systems she teaches groups, companies, and professional organizations around the world.  The key to Tish Times' training lies in balancing inter-personal and intra-personal awareness with targeted strategy and proven systems. She teaches audiences to understand both their natural tendencies and others’ personalities to enhance communication in the workplace and with potential customers. Tish also shares systems to empower employees with the confidence to effectively communicate.  Whether you are looking to improve communication, develop brand evangelists,  improve camaraderie, empower your team, or build your presence online or offline, Tish Times can deliver the strategy, tools, and personable approach to revolutionize the success of your organization. 

Tina Hallis, Ph.D.'s Profile

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Positive Edge

Tina Hallis, Ph.D. is certified in Positive Psychology through the WholeBeing Institute, an Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC®, and has trained in Positive Intelligence under Shirzad Chamine. She is the author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity & Success. Tina worked for 20+ years as a scientist in Biotechnology before discovering a new science called Positive Psychology in 2011. Seeing the powerful impact this information has on improving people and organizations, she decided to create her own company, The Positive Edge. Her focus is to work with organizations so they can benefit from more positive people, positive interactions, and positive workplaces. Tina has shared these profound insights with thousands of people from a variety of industries including government agencies, academic institutions, medical staff, financial institutions, biotech companies, manufacturing companies, sales teams, nonprofits, and more.

Ben Eubanks's Profile

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Ben Eubanks is a speaker, author, and researcher living in Huntsville, AL. Ben is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory and the author of Artificial Intelligence for HR: Use AI to Build a Successful Workforce. 

Ben is an expert speaker on the future of work as it relates to talent, technology, and innovation. His speaking has reached over a hundred thousand business leaders in the last 10 years on physical and virtual stages. 

His book on artificial intelligence debuted at the #1 spot on the New and Noteworthy list on Amazon upon its release and has been referenced by dozens of researchers and businesses globally since its publication as the definitive guide to artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for HR and talent.

Previously an HR executive for a global technology startup, he currently heads up research and operations at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, a human capital advisory services firm. He works with HR, talent, and learning leaders across the globe to solve their most pressing business challenges with a research-based perspective tempered by practical, hands-on experience. 

He has developed hundreds of reports, case studies, and other resources to support his life’s mission: making HR better, one HR pro at a time. Ben is the founder of upstartHR, a blog that has touched the lives of more than one million business leaders since its inception, and he also hosts “We’re Only Human,” a podcast that examines the intersection of people and technology in the workplace. The podcast has featured guests from notable organizations like IBM, Emerson Electric, Southwest Airlines, and more.

Most importantly, he has four children, a wonderful wife of ten-plus years, and a preference for running in a variety of outlandish races for fun.

Sarah Pregel, Ed.S, M.Ed, LPC's Profile

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Sarah attended the University of Tennessee - Knoxville getting her Bachelors in Psychology. She exchanged one Orange for another and attended Clemson University, graduating with Education Specialist and Masters in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been in the mental health field for over 12 years. 

Sarah specializes trauma, PTSD, depression/anxiety, and women’s issues and is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and A-TIP (accelerated trauma intervention processing). 

Sarah owns a private practice in Simpsonville, South Carolina. She has 2 children, Liam and Avary; 2 dogs, Mack and Charlie. Sarah enjoys hiking, listening to 90’s music, true crime podcasts, spending time outside, and exploring new places. When she’s not working, you can find her sipping coffee, binging shows on Netflix, reading a book in bed, or scrolling through memes. 

Brad Wilson's Profile

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Brad Wilson is a Human Resources and Business Development Professional.  He is Vice President of HR and Talent and Development at WealthVest Marketing, Inc.  He has worked as Director of Business Development and Partnerships for the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), a position he held at HRCI for six years.  Nine months of those six years he filled the role of Interim Chief Officer of Business Development.  An accomplished and credentialed Human Resource professional with over 18 years of experience in the financial and food commodities industries, his experience ranges from talent acquisition, generalist work, and immigration to training and development. As a Sr. HR Manager and later, an Organizational Development Manager, he partnered with all business functions to improve productivity, employee development, and business success.
Brad has crafted a broad base of experience that gives him a unique ability to understand how to empower people for the betterment of the individual and the business. He earned his master’s degree in Human Resources from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and holds the SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR, and CPLP certifications.  His passion for working with and inspiring people is a lifelong pursuit.  He has spent his entire career building a reputation of unwavering honesty, believing successful businesses are built on HR practices focused on recruiting and retaining highly ethical, kind, and principled people. Brad’s debut book on the topic, entitled “Good Works!”, is soon to be released.

Steve Cadigan's Profile

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Chief Strategy Officer


Steve Cadigan regularly speaks at conferences and major universities around the world and is regularly retained by Silicon Valley’s top VCs for his talent expertise. Steve is frequently asked to appear on TV and is a regular guest onBloomberg West and CNBC.

Prior to launching his own firm, Steve worked as an HR executive for over 25 years at a
wide range of top-tier companies including ESPRIT, Allianz, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts, and capped by serving as the first CHRO for LinkedIn from 2009 through 2012. The culture that he built during his time at LinkedIn is still recognized as the gold standard today.

Presently, Steve serves on the Board of Directors to three companies and sits on the Advisory Board of several others.

Tanya Hughes's Profile

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Dir. Market Access DTx

Orexo Pharmaceuticals

Melissa "HR Mom" Griffin's Profile

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Writer, Public Speaker

HR Mom

Melissa “HR Mom” Griffin has worked in Human Resources for almost 18 years, recruiting and hiring talent in healthcare, retail, education, and most recently at a Fortune 100 insurance company. In their extremely competitive call center recruiting market, her teams used innovative interviewing and selection strategies that helped them identify talent in candidates others might overlook. 

In 2020, after years of noticing a decline in skills of entry-level workers, Melissa began to write about how parenting styles can impact a child's success. She launched the “HR Mom” online community and travels the country inspiring and equipping parents and educators to develop their kids' critical life skills and independence. She believes parents are most effective when they “Stop Parenting and Start Leading.” She remains active in the HR community, consulting with hiring leaders to encourage their commitment to truly inclusive hiring practices.

Laurie Ballow's Profile

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Business Development Manager


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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Please contact the HREN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 

SHRM Accreditation Information HR Education Network is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for PDCs. See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
HRCI Accreditation Information HR Education Network is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for credits towards aPHRTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification.  See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.  


  • Great information pertaining to the current remote workforce. I also really enjoyed the DEI sessions and took away a lot of information that can be used with the program we're currently implementing.
  • Really enjoyed.  Different ways to think.
  • Very Informative Sessions! Lots of awesome useful content! Thank you for sharing!
  • The information that is being provided can definitely provide a health work environment and create better work life balance.
  • The content of the sessions was very relevant to the issues we are facing today.
  • All sessions were excellent!!!
  • All presenters were great and professional
  • I really enjoyed all the content.
  • Great information so many takeaways and things to think about and it was like having conversations with colleagues.
  • I am just getting back into HR after 9 years.These sessions really helped me to identify needs since the pandemic.
  • I thought that they were engaging, informative and interesting! I loved the energy of EVERY presenter!
  • The content was AMAZING. I will definitely rewatch the sessions because they were so packed with so much valuable information, advice, tips, thought-provoking analysis, resources, and tools!
  • The content was needed for what we are currently going thru in the work place. Very valuable conversations.


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