From Personnel to People Ops: The Evolution of HR

A 3-part webinar series that takes an in-depth look at the changing role of HR, what’s next for the industry, and how you can stay ahead of the curve


Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

From Personnel to People Ops: The Evolution of HR

The past two years have tested HR pros in ways never seen before. We've become more responsible than ever for our employees’ physical and mental health, renewed conversations on racial equity and social justice, seen a massive shift in where and how work is done, and experienced one of the greatest talent wars ever seen.

But more than anything, we’ve shown that time and again we’re resilient and adaptable.

It’s time to see if we can use that adaptability for a true transformation.

Let’s work together to leverage this period of change and move the entire purpose of human resources & people management forward.

Join renowned speaker Tracie Sponenberg for an incredibly powerful, three part series to learn exactly how we ended up here, and what to do moving forward. She’ll cover a range of topics and give advice you can use now to evolve your role and become a catalyst for change within your organization and the broader workforce.

The powerful topics this series will cover are:

Episode 1: Moving from Paper-First to People-First HR
How to free yourself from administrative HR tasks & build a strategy that puts the focus on your people
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May 05, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST

Episode 2: The Power of Collaboration in HR
How HR pros can step into the role of strategic business partner by building partnerships across their organization
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June 08, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST

Episode 3: What’s Next for the Future of HR
Predictions and advice from HR disruptors paving the way and changing what it means to be in Human Resources

July 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST

Plus, each session is eligible for 1 hour of SHRM recertification credit. Register today to reserve your spot for all 3 sessions! Can't attend live, or missed a session? Register anyway and we'll send you the recordings.

Your Speaker:

As Chief People Officer for The Granite Group, a full-service wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, water and propane supplies based in Concord, NH, Tracie is responsible for leading all people functions for 45 locations throughout New England and nearly 600 team members.

She has gained a broad background across a wide range of industries in more than 20 years in HR, with much of her career focused on working with CEOs to develop strategic people strategies to help organizations grow. She began her career in HR while in college, interning with a global public transportation company but found she could have the most impact on the business in mid-sized, private companies.

Tracie has a BA in Psychology from Holy Cross, which prepared her amazingly well for the world of HR, and a MA in Human Resources from Framingham State University. She is Co-Founder of DisruptHR NH and HR Rebooted and a member of SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel. Tracie is on the board of the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation; Red River Theatres (she loves movies) and The Concord Food Co-op (and also healthy food - and chocolate).

A bookworm and introvert who never spoke in class until college - and then only reluctantly - she started getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and ironically now regularly speaks on HR issues locally and nationally. Though she now realizes she won’t die speaking in public, to the media, or on camera, she still hates parties and crowds - but loves shoes and espresso. Later this year, she hopes to get back to road tripping, heading to Disney World, visiting a local coffee shop and very slowly running 5Ks with her husband, but now you can find her hanging at home with her family, cooking, reading, hiking in her backyard and virtually running 5Ks with her husband!

Tracie Sponenberg

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