The HR Practitioner of the 21st Century: Profile of a Business Leader

SHRM 2013 Strategy Conference
Learn how to transform from an HR leader into a business leader by understanding the unique opportunity you have to play a strategic role in addressing organizational challenges.
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This session will focus on critical challenges facing organizations in the 21st Century and the unique opportunity for you to play a strategic role in addressing those challenges.  This will require the transformation of the role of the HR practitioner into that of a business leader.  The role of business leader will require you to assume new roles and responsibilities, understand value creation and extraction, emphasize business outcomes and link to the growth chain of the organization.  New core competencies will need to be acquired and the HR profession will need to become forceful advocates for the promotion and adoption of HR standards.  Implications for leadership development, succession planning, the HR profession and HR education will be explored.    

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Tom Hogan


Dr. Hogan is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching interests include global human resources, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainable business development, strategic staffing and training, and global leadership development. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses online and in-residence.

Dr. Hogan has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and has served in leadership and management positions in higher education administration, the corporate sector and state government. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Hogan held the position of Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to working for UMUC, he spent 23 years with AT&T in a variety of assignments including sales, sales support, business development, marketing and human resources. In his last assignment at AT&T, Dr. Hogan served as Director of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workforce Diversity and EEO/AA. Prior to AT&T, he worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hogan currently serves as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this role, he is involved in developing and representing the U.S. position on global HR standards to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In November 2011, he was elected to represent ANSI as a member of the U.S. Delegation at the first ISO Technical Committee 260 Human Resource Management plenary meeting.

Dr. Hogan holds a Doctor of Management Degree from the University of Maryland University College and two Masters Degrees from Penn State University in Public Administration and Regional Planning. Dr. Hogan is a faculty adviser for the SHRM PSU Student Chapter. He holds certifications from the HR Certification Institute as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).

Grande Ballroom A
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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