HR Certification Institute's® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that HR Alliance DC meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.
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:
|January 17, 2024
Westwood Country Club
|"Reimagining HR for a Better Future: Three disruptive HR leaders offer valuable food for thought" Click here to register.
-Brian Tucker, Human Resources Director, Elior North America
-Dr. Kristin Austin, VP, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, Rewriting the Code
-Steven M. Hughes, Senior Strategic Account Executive, BrightPlan
Facilitator: Trina Fongyen, Human Resources Director, Northrop Grumman
|February 14, 2024
Westwood Country Club
|Topic/Title: TBA||Speaker: Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, President and CEO, de Beaumont Foundation|
|March 13, 2024
Westwood Country Club
|Topic: Legal Update||Speaker: Misti Mukherjee, Esq., Founder, Extensio Law|
Save the Dates:
- May 9, 2024 (Thursday)
- June 12, 2024
HR Alliance Members: Log in and click here to view resources and recordings from previous programs.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Title: "Reimagining HR for a Better Future: Three disruptive HR leaders offer valuable food for thought"
Join us at the Westwood Country Club for our HR Alliance DC Annual Meeting and our First Program of the Year!
Networking: 7:45 - 8:10 AM
Arrive early for an opportunity to meet new people!
Peter Drucker, renowned management consultant and writer, once said: "culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Workplace culture has a significant impact on all aspects of the employee experience. Shared attitudes, behaviors, and standards are responsible for who applies to your open jobs and the overall happiness of your employees. As work constantly evolves nowadays, employees need a healthy workplace culture to thrive.
During this session, which is co-sponsored by DisruptHR DC, three unique speakers are widening the lens to look beyond conventional ways to create a positive workplace culture. Brian Tucker, Dr. Kristin Austin, and Steven Hughes will share their exceptional take on job application simplification, authenticity in the workplace and employee financial wellness. This program will deliver a platform to accelerate guided and thoughtful discussions about these topics. Attendees will gather transformation strategy ideas to align company behaviors with values to help improve workplace culture.
- To gather voices from within and outside of the DC metropolitan area to gain different perspectives on workplace culture.
- To facilitate a guided discussion surrounding the attitudes and behaviors that influence employees in organizations.
- To help shape the future of our workplace so that we give everyone an opportunity to be seen and valued, and to contribute and thrive.
- Brian Tucker, Human Resources Director, Elior North America
- Dr. Kristin Austin, VP, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, Rewriting the Code
- Steven M. Hughes, Senior Strategic Account Executive, BrightPlan
Brian Tucker is a veteran of the hospitality industry. Over the course of 30 years, he has had the experience of working in fine dining restaurants, catering, senior nutrition, and healthcare.
Brian has spent the last decade in Human Resources in Learning and Development and HR Management roles. His current role as Human Resources Director for Elior North America sees him partner with operations leaders to execute a people strategy that aligns with the organization’s growth and retention goals. Brian lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.
Dr. Kristin Austin (she/her) is a lover of learning and unlearning. Dr. Austin's goal is to catalyze individuals and structures to question, "Who is at the table? Who is missing from the table? For whom was the table built? And who is unaware the table exists?" Dr. Austin has pursued answers to these questions via 20+ years of administrative and faculty higher education roles domestically and internationally, as well as by leading organizations and teams through equity, inclusion, and belonging-oriented education.
Currently, Dr. Austin serves as Vice-President of I.D.E.As. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) at Rewriting the Code, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to disrupting and dismantling racial and gender inequality in the technology sector by equipping and empowering college women in tech.
Along with her professional work, Dr. Austin engages in speaking, teaching, and pushing visibility for many inclusion topics, especially those related to neurodiversity. Holding identities of ADHD and learning disabled, Dr. Austin loves to create and hold space for neuro-spicy brains, like hers, and maybe yours.
Dr. Austin holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership & Administration, a Professional Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a master’s degree in counseling, and a Bachelor's degree (her favorite degree) in Social Work. She is also blessed to learn from 3 small, and forgiving professors, ages 14, 12, and 8, and is married to a fellow education professional. For these reasons, her favorite get-a-way is to Target… alone.
Steven M. Hughes is a Financial Therapist and Sr. Strategic Account Executive at BrightPlan. He believes that money isn't just about math and our thoughts, feelings, and experiences mean more than the numbers.
In his work, Steven guides his clients and customers to healthier relationships with money and works with companies to provide resources to their employees that improve their lives holistically. He has worked with companies like Airbnb, Google, Element Materials Technology, and more.
Trina Fongyen is an accomplished senior HR leader with significant experience in developing and implementing human capital talent strategies in the government contracting industry. She has expertise in change management and communication, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness, leadership coaching, and project management.
As a HR Director in the Space Systems Sector at Northrop Grumman, Trina provides innovative approaches to all areas of HR to attract, develop, and retain talent. Trina is a strong people leader with a focus on inspiring an inclusive, development-focused and high-performance culture for the organization.
Trina is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She is also a member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Trina received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mary Washington College, and a master’s degree in human resources and employment relations from Penn State University.
Trina enjoys traveling, working out, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.
- Pre-work (15 min) - We ask that registrants please view the DisruptHR DC presentations of our three speakers prior to the program. Links for the presentations (5 min each) will be in the confirmation email and sent to registrants the day before the program.
- Our three speakers are not local to the DC metro area and will be joining us virtually. Our facilitator and all attendees will be attending in-person at the Westwood Country Club.
- Please try to register by noon on Friday, January 12, so we can provide an accurate count to our venue. On-line registration for this event will close on Monday, January 15 at 4:00 PM. Late registrations will be handled, thereafter, by contacting email@example.com. We will do our best to accommodate late registrations.
HR Certification Institute's® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that HR Alliance DC meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. This program has been awarded 1.50 HR (General) credits.
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 shrmcertification.org.
Pricing for this Program:
- Individual and Organizational Members - Free; Guests - $40
- Annual Sponsors - Free; Guests - $40
- Virtual Members - $20; Guests - $40
- Org. Member Substitutes - Free (promo code must be entered)
- Public - $60