Spotlight Stage
What SHRM Foundation Can Do For You
Spotlight Stage
In-Person Monday 04/15/2024 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to access scholarship, grant, and award opportunities and take advantage of low- and no-cost mentorship, credentialing, and other training and learning opportunities offered by the SHRM Foundation. 

Every year, SHRM Foundation distributes over $700,000 in scholarships, grants, and awards and channels thousands of HR professionals through mentorship, training, and certification opportunities offered at low or no cost. Whether you are a student preparing to enter the field of HR, an emerging professional looking to find your way, a mid-career professional looking to grow and upskill, or a seasoned professional worthy of being celebrated for your contributions to the HR field, the SHRM Foundation has ways of supporting you on your journey. In this session, hear from Lana Williams, who leads our efforts to strengthen the HR field, about how you can access financial support for schooling, credentialing, or certification; engage in mentorship opportunities; get low or no-cost upskilling to make you more competitive; and nominate or be nominated for various awards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear about the various scholarship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate learners in HR.
  • Walk through the ways you can access credentials and certifications, including the SHRM-CP, with a grant from the SHRM Foundation.
  • Learn how you can become a mentor or a mentee to help be part of creating a robust future for the HR field.
  • Hear about the HR registered apprenticeship program and how it is offering employers an earn-and-Learn pathway for new HR professionals.
  • Explore the low- and no-cost credentials offered by the SHRM foundation to build your skills.
Lana Williams Photo
Lana Williams, Program Manager,
SHRM Foundation