Rethinking the HR Operating Model Virtual Working Group Series: Session 2 - Adjusting COEs post COVID | March 17, 2021 | WAIT LIST STARTED

Wednesday | March 17, 2021

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"Rethinking the HR Operating Model Virtual Working Group Series"
Session 2 - Adjusting COEs post COVID
March 17, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 PM EST WAIT LIST STARTED

Companies faced many challenges in 2020 includingCOVID-19, natural disasters, and the effects of deep societal divides. This has had a huge impact on organizations’ business results, business modelsand employees in some extreme and different ways.  Human Resources hasbeen at the center of much of this and has made adjustments to operate in thisnew environment.  This CAHRS Series of working groups will focus on whatwe are learning from this and how it will impact the HR Operating Model as wemove into the future.  Attendees to these sessions vary based on the focusof the working group but would include HR Shared Service leaders, HR COEleaders and HR Business Partners.                           

In this second working group in the series, CAHRS Academic Director and William J. Conaty Professor Brad Bell will lead a discussion about how HR centers of excellence are adjusting after the pandemic.  Some of the questions we may address include:

•    What are the new challenges COEs have faced during the pandemic in supporting the function and enterprise?  What lessons have been learned that can be applied post-pandemic?
•    What new priority areas have emerged?  What has dropped off the agenda?
•    Do these changes highlight different or enhanced capabilities needed for COE leaders in the future?
•    What changes, if any, need to be made to the COE model for it to be maximally effective in the future?

About our CAHRS Series of Working Groups

The CAHRS Series of working groups are designed to examine a particular theme or topic from a number of different perspectives. The other sessions included in the “Rethinking the HR Operating Model” working group series are listed below and can be found in the events section of the CAHRS website.  Individuals are encouraged to sign up for as many of the sessions in the series as match their interests and availability. 

•    HR Operations and Shared Services – What’s New | February 18, 2021,
•    HR Business Partners – Lessons from Working Remotely | April 15, 2021,
•    Aligning HR Capabilities with Changes to the HR Operating Model | May 13, 2021.

Our virtual working groups are kept small (15-20 participants) to allow for rich discussion and best practice sharing.  Given the limited size of each session, we ask that you only register for a session if you will be able to attend for the duration.  Prior to the session, attendees should give some thought to the questions included in the description, so they are prepared to share with the group.  We also strongly prefer that participants be on camera during the session to allow for more engaging interaction.  If for some reason after you sign up for the working group, something comes up last minute (especially while many of us are working from home), it would be great to get even a last minute e-mail advising us that you cannot attend as we sometimes have a waiting list.