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The Power of Collaboration in HR

How HR pros can step into the role of strategic business partner by building partnerships across their organization

Presented by Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Jun
8

June 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM EST

This is the second episode of our 3-part webinar series From Personnel to People Ops. See the full series here.

The world of HR is evolving, and fortunately, many HR pros have gained a seat at the leadership table. But our skills and organization-wide insights are still not being leveraged to their fullest potential.

And this means that everyone loses.

We’ve seen the way the workplace has changed in the past couple of years, and the trends that have emerged are clear – companies need to focus on their people. The process by which leadership defines and re-shapes their business strategy must be HR-driven.

So where do we start with what appears to be a daunting task? Stepping out of our silos, integrating ourselves into the broader organizational landscape, and forming collaborative partnerships with our peers.

Let me help you start the transformation into a truly strategic business partner.

During this one-hour session, we discussed:

  • Trends in the future of work and how HR can participate
  • What it means to be an agile business leader
  • Ways in which you can collaborate with other leaders in all departments
  • Organization-wide metrics that HR can have high impact on
  • …and more! 

Your Speaker:

Tracie Sponenberg, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

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!

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