App State to offer (Re-Imagined) HR Summit October 13-16

Appalachian State University's Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program will host a (Re-Imagined) HR Summit October 13-16.

The event will offer lively, interactive and engaging sessions that will showcase how HR is leading the way in tackling the challenges that businesses and organizations are facing. Participants will:

  • Engage in robust discussions focused on the current challenges facing HR.
  • Earn continuing education credits or professional development credits from SHRM and HRCI.
  • Network with other professionals to share approaches to relevant workplace issues.
  • Listen to specialists in their field on HR hot topics that organizations face daily.

"We are excited to kick off this year's HR Summit with a session led by Valerie Oswalt, Elizabeth A. Campbell and Lisa Cristantiello," said conference organizer and IOHRM professor Shawn Bergman. "They will be helping us all tackle the issues of racial inequality and inclusion in the workplace." Bergman said that, through this open dialogue, attendees will:

  • Learn how to create safe and inclusive environments for all employees to have open and honest conversations around racial injustice in the workplace.
  • Gain a deeper understanding on how to break down barriers that perpetuate inequities at work.
  • Develop communication skills for participating in difficult conversations around race in the workplace.
  • Examine strategies for harnessing employees' unique differences to drive strategy and improve business performance.

Summit proceeds will enhance IOHRM students' educational and research experiences. 

Learn more or register

Check the HR Summit website to learn more or register today. Please email questions to Dr. Shawn Bergman at

About the IOHRM Program

Appalachian’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree through the Departments of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences and Management in the Walker College of Business. Students receive specialized training in human resource management with emphases on developing knowledge of theories, methods and research findings derived from the behavioral sciences. The degree prepares graduates for work in business, industry and government, where they will address organizational activities such as selection, placement and motivation of employees, training and development, performance appraisal, and development and change of organizations. 

App State to offer (Re-Imagined) HR Summit October 13-16
Published: Sep 8, 2020 1:31pm