Putting ANSI and ISO HR Standards to Work in Your Organization

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn how to effectively use recently published HR American National Standards Institute standards in your workplaces and gain awareness of ISO HR standards currently under development.
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Teams of passionate HR professionals, consultants, academics and line managers have worked since 2009 to create professional national workforce standards in the areas of diversity and inclusion, performance management, measures and metrics, staffing and workforce planning, compliance and regulatory issues, and employee and labor relations. By the end of 2013, several American National HR standards will be published and at least eight others will be in development. In this session we will demonstrate how to successfully adopt and implement recently published American National HR standards in your organization, discuss business results that organizations have already achieved from using HR standards, and prepare you for upcoming standards.  We will also introduce you to work currently underway to create global standards for HR. 


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Effenus Henderson


Effenus Henderson is Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington where he advises the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise.  He recently led the development a company-wide “Inclusive Leadership Learning Series” for the top 1,500 leaders which is currently being implemented. Additionally he has provided advisory support on diversity to the Federal Government’s EPA office and Office of Personnel Management.

Susan L. Harmansky

Harmansky, SPHR

Susan L. Harmansky, SPHR, is a management consultant and author focusing on workforce planning and strategy.  She has had a diverse career in human resource management most recently as Global Vice President Human Resources for SGS International, a design-to-print graphic services and marketing firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.  Her previous experience includes HR leadership roles with LG&E and KU Energy, Farm Credit Bank, Papa John’s International and the Presbyterian Church USA national headquarters.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University.  She has served as president of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and as state director for Kentucky SHRM.  She also led the SHRM-sponsored task force that developed the first American National Standard for performance management and served on the first international committee developing ISO standards for HR.   

She served seven years on the board of the premier international certifying agency for human resources, the HR Certification Institute, including a year as Board Chair during which HRCI expanded its reach internationally to the European Union and China. 

She has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources since 1990 and is a recipient of the Louisville SHRM Award for Professional Excellence.  

Franz Gilbert, GPHR

Gilbert, GPHR

John Kells


Lee Webster


Lee Webster has been SHRM’s Director of HR standards since February 2008.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the development of organizational ANSI and ISO Human Resource standards. 

Over a 15-year period prior to joining SHRM, Lee held important HR positions at Exxon Mobil, PepsiAmericas, and other international Fortune 500 firms.  For several years, Lee has also been an adjunct professor in human resources and business strategy for Trinity, American, and Regent Universities.  Prior to his civilian career, Lee spent several years in the military as an Infantry officer.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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