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HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Upcoming Programs and Events for HR Alliance DC:


Date/Location Topic/Title/Event Presenter(s)/Other Information
May 10, 2024; 8:00 - 11:00 AM EDT HR Alliance DC partners with HR Leadership Forum of Greater Washington for "Out of the Workplace Trap: A Theory and Therapy of Organizations".  HR Alliance members will register free to attend; click here for more information. Martin Goldberg, Consultant, Teacher & Author
June 12, 2024; 7:45 - 10:00 AM EDT "Succession Planning - Plan for Future Leaders" Click here to register. Trang Gulian, Talent Management Leader

Save the Dates:
  • September 11, 2024
  • October 9, 2024
  • November 13, 2024

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Friday, May 10, 2024; 8:00 - 11:00 AM

HR Alliance and HR Leadership Forum are partnering to present: "Out of the Workplace Trap: A Theory and Therapy of Organizations"

  • HR Alliance Members and Organizational Substitutes are able to register free using a promo code.  Members, click here for full program information and the promo code.
  • Non-Members of either organization will pay the non-member rate of $130.00; click here to register.
  • Registration is being hosted by the HR Leadership Forum on its website.

Program Overview:

Join us and let's jump into a deep dive into the world of Organization Development with visionary Martin Goldberg. Martin's groundbreaking book, "Out of the Workplace Trap", takes us on a journey beyond conventional beliefs, revealing organizations as dynamic energy systems. Drawing inspiration from the work of Wilhelm Reich, Goldberg shows us how emotional energy can either thrive or get ensnared within organizations, impacting their vitality.

Speaker:  Martin Goldberg, Consultant, Teacher & Author

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

"Succession Planning - Plan for Future Leaders"

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Arrive early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description

“Shortage of Talent” is one of the top HR 2024 challenges due to high turnover rates, Quiet Quitting, millions of unfilled job openings, and a demographic shift with Baby Boomers retiring. Talent is a company’s greatest asset so, surprisingly, only 35% of organizations have a formalized succession plan and, more shockingly, only 14% thought their organization’s planning process is highly effective.

Join us for our June Program to learn about how developing an effective Succession Plan is a critical process for organizations to ensure a smooth leadership transition and to maintain stability.

During this program, you will have a chance to collaborate with other HR professionals to achieve the following learning objectives:
  • Define Succession Planning
  • Explore how to build an effective Succession Planning Framework
  • Discuss how to integrate Succession Planning with Talent Management

Speaker: Trang Gulian, Talent Management Leader

Trang Gulian is a talent management leader with a focus on talent acquisition in the technology and software sector for 15+ years, she is passionate about partnering with key stakeholders to align human capital strategies to promote employee satisfaction throughout the entire employee lifecycle.  

Trang’s approach is to partner with stakeholders to understand their business goals to identify current and future talent needs. Trang then researches and develops recruiting strategies to attract talent in technology, sales and marketing, and product/services talents in both domestically and globally. Trang’s core strength is her ability to align talent management approach with the business and human capital. Her goal is to understand each business leader’s unique needs and provide recommendations that work effectively with their culture and values. She never uses a cookie cutter approach, because she understands that is the quickest way to fall short.

Trang earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer economics at University of Maryland and a Master of Science in personnel and human resources at American University.    

Professional Development:
This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Pricing for this Program:
  • Members:
    • Individual and Organizational Members - Free; Guests - $40
    • Annual Sponsors - Free; Guests - $40
  • Org. Member Substitutes - Free (promo code must be entered)
  • Public - $60

HR Alliance

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