HR Alliance submits to HRCI for recertification credits for aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM designations and to SHRM for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM and the SHRM-SCPSM certifications.

Virtual Programs - Schedule and Cost

Virtual Program Schedule (unless specified otherwise)

  • 15 minutes - Welcome, Networking Activity through the use of break-out sessions, and Introductions
  • 60 minutes - Program Content (allowing for 1.0 credit through HRCI and SHRM)
  • Start and end times for each program will vary

Virtual Program Cost:
  • Members - no charge, registration required by logging in and using "Member" registration path
  • Organizational Membership Substitutes - contact for assistance with registration
  • Non-members, Guests of Members, Public - $30 (Follow the "Public" registration path)

Zoom technology (meeting or webinar) will be used for Virtual events, unless otherwise indicated.

Upcoming Programs and Events for HR Alliance DC:
Date Topic/Title Presenter(s)
May 12, 2021, 8:45 - 10:00 AM EDT "Leading from the High-Wire" Tara Rethore, CEO of Strategy for RealTM
May 26, 2021, 8:30 - 9:30 AM EDT Coffee with Leaders featuring the American Petroleum Institute Amanda Eversole, Executive VP and COO, and
Eileen Adenan, M.Ed, SHRM-SCP, VP of HR, both of American Petroleum Institute

Save the Dates for Remaining 2021 Programs:
  • June 9, 2021
  • September 15, 2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021

HR Alliance Members:  Log in and click here to view resources and recordings from previous programs.

A special thanks to our May Program Sponsor:

Connect on LinkedIn: HRM Fox School of Business

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

“Leading from the High-Wire”

Welcome and Networking: 8:45 - 9:00 AM

Join us on time so we may welcome you and provide a networking opportunity, through the use of break-out rooms, so you may meet new people!

Program: 9:00 - 10:00 AM


Uncertainty is the norm for business. Yet when everything is in flux (as in a global recession or a pandemic), leaders must learn to walk the high-wire.

Participants in this highly interactive presentation consider what their leadership behaviors and actions reveal about how they personally manage uncertainty. Then, they’ll learn a few key principles to support them as they walk the high-wire of uncertainty. Upon returning to the (virtual or physical) office, leaders can determine whether they have the right supports to help their teams to lead from the high-wire more effectively.

In this session we will review/discuss:
  • Leading organizations or teams effectively through pervasive uncertainty
  • How to get buy-in as we address varied levels of comfort with risk and ambiguity
  • Thinking strategically while navigating ongoing uncertainty

Speaker: Tara Rethore

Tara Rethore, CEO of Strategy for RealTM, works with CEOs, boards, and executives to take strategy off the page and into action. Throughout her career, Tara has led strategy development and execution within large global organizations and as a highly valued consultant. She is known for discovering leadership and strategy lessons in everyday situations which then become relatable examples for her clients.

Currently, Tara serves on several private and nonprofit boards. Author of the book, Charting the Course: CEO Tools to Align Strategy and Operations,

Tara’s articles are often published in Chief Executive and Corporate Board Member. She is also one of Chief Executive Group’s CEO Trusted Advisers and a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Stakeholder-Centered Coach.

Tara earned an MBA from the University of Chicago. Find more insights on Tara’s Real Strategy blog.

Staff Note:
All those who register in advance through our website should receive registration confirmation from our hosting platform the day before the event and about an hour prior.  Registration will close for this event at 8:00 pm on May 11th.

Professional Development:
The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. This program has been awarded 1.0 Business credits.

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Coffee with Leaders featuring the American Petroleum Institute

Aspirational Statement

We come together to evolve Human Capital practices in order to effectively serve today's organizational and social needs and to creatively shape the future of our workplaces and the world