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HR & Benefits Committee Meeting

Presented by HR & Benefits Committee

June 8, 2017

Tone At The Top: Leading Successfully Through Crisis

The success of leaders is often tested during times of crisis. As reflected in recent current events, an organization's reputation is inherently linked to its public response. Crises present tremendous opportunities for company leaders to exhibit empathy, transparency and dedication to strong ethical values. In doing so, an organization can garner long-lasting respect from stakeholders and employees that can help the organization succeed after the crisis.

Organizations' reputations reflect the values and ethics of the leaders that run them and performance under stress can highlight a leader's strengths, or on the contrary, may bring to light a leader's weaknesses. Join the HR & Benefits Committee for a dynamic panel discussion as we examine the traits needed to demonstrate successful leadership during challenging times. Through our collaborative discussion, we will explore how executive leaders have shined despite challenging circumstances.


Julie Simmons, Human Capital Strategic Consulting


Kara Ariail, Employment Attorney with Holland & Knight
Lexy Kessler, Aronson LLC
Sharon Palmeter, Dovel Technologies
Sheryl Schwartz, Blue Canopy
Alisa Whyte, Merritt Group


Exclusive Patron Sponsor: AHT Insurance
Networking Sponsors: Human Capital Strategic Consulting; Principal Location Sponsor: Salient CRGT
Support Sponsor: Dovel Technologies
Hospitality Sponsor: The Standard

Blue Canopy
11091 Sunset Hills Rd #777
Reston, VA