General Session
Lessons from a Life Cut Short: Philonise and Rodney Floyd in Conversation with SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
Monday 10/19/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Add to calendar
| Intended Audience: All Levels

"Doors Open" 30 Minutes Before General Session Begins

It was a heinous act seen around the world that spurred people from Minnesota to Germany to South Africa to stand up for the right of Black people to survive encounters with police. The victim’s name, George Floyd, has become a rallying cry for justice in the streets, in our homes and in our workplaces. As workplaces struggle to provide the empathy and equity necessary to combat bias, discrimination and racism, employers, people managers and executives are looking for solutions.

In this intimate conversation with SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, Rodney and Philonise Floyd will tell their powerful stories about seeking justice for their brother and will share their experiences—as Black men—striving for a diverse, inclusive and equitable future in their communities and their workplaces. Through this discussion, you will gain a deeper understanding of the continued impact of race issues on economic and social mobility; take away a renewed sense of urgency on how you, as an HR practitioner, can be better workplace leaders; and find out how you can do your part in building a better profession.

Philonise Floyd Photo
Philonise Floyd
Rodney Floyd Photo
Rodney Floyd
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP Photo
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer,