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    2022 Idaho Employment Law Conference

    Date: January 27, 2022, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Idaho State Council of SHRM
    REGISTRATION CLOSES End of Business Monday 1/24/2022
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    Registration and Conference Details Below!

    Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the local area, we have made the difficult decision to hold the upcoming Employment Law conference on January 27th virtually. 

    Our conference team is enthusiastic to announce that our speakers will remain live streamed and all our content will remain unchanged. The opportunity to interact with each sponsor and speaker will be available via chat and video. 

    We appreciate your understanding and look forward to connecting with you in-person in the near and safe future!

    • Johnny Taylor, Jr., President and CEO, SHRM  

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day. 

    As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers, and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR."

    Mr. Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, the McGuireWoods law firm, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

    He is the author of the national bestseller, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, which delivers a candid and forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval and presents data-driven strategies to make the necessary foundational reset of all things work. Immediately upon its release in September 2021, RESET was in the top three of the Wall Street Journal’s list of best-selling hardcover business books. All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation, which is committed to empowering HR as a social force for change.

    He was appointed chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and served as a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration. He is a Trustee of the University of Miami, Governor of the American Red Cross, and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, iCIMS, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO).

    In 2020, Mr. Taylor received the Distinguished Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of Management, and he was named 2021 ALA Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update.

    He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

    • Steve Pemberton, speaker and renowned author of “A Chance in the World”

    Steve Pemberton is Chief Human Resources Officer for Workhuman, a leading provider of social recognition and continuous performance development solutions, that brings humanity to the world through positive recognition in the workplace. In this capacity he is responsible for all aspects of people function from talent acquisition and human resource systems to performance management. Prior to that, Steve served as the first ever Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world. 

    Under Steve’s leadership, Walgreens reached record levels of performance on nearly every measure of diversity and inclusion from representation to supplier diversity spend. An extended part of his responsibility was to further the companies’ pioneering efforts to employ people with disabilities. In that capacity, he frequently represented Walgreens’employment model at the White House and on Capitol Hill. In 2015, he was appointed by United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities. 

    One of America’smost inspiring executives, he brings a deep personal understanding of human differences and the human experience to his position. Steve was a ward of the state for much of his childhood, an experience he chronicled in his USA Today best-selling memoir, A Chance in the World (Thomas Nelson). His extraordinary life journey, featured in People Magazine, CBS Evening News, The Washington Post and The Today Show has been translated into Mandarin and continues to inspire audiences across the world; the movie adaption of his life was released in late 2018. Steve’s tireless advocacy for the disenfranchised has earned him numerous accolades. His dedication to public service and personal and professional achievement have also earned him Honorary Doctorates from Winston-Salem State University (2014), Boston College (2015), Mount Ida (2016) and Providence College (2018). In 2015, Steve was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award by the United States Congress, presented to an individual from the private sector who has contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life. Steve has furthered that mission with the creation of his own foundation, A Chance in the World, that specifically focuses on helping young adults who age out of the foster care system in America. He is particularly proud of the opportunity to provide scholarships to middle school students in his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

    Steve completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Boston College, where he also serves on The Board of Trustees. He also resides on several non-profit boards including UCAN, Loyola Academy, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and DisabilityIn. Steve and his wife Tonya are the proud parents of three children.

    Conference Booklet, click HERE.


    To see the AGENDA for the 2022 Idaho Employment Law Conference, click HERE.



    There is still time to become a sponsor...

    To register as a SPONSOR or VENDOR, click HERE.

    For Directions and Parking at the Boise Centre, click HERE.

    For a map of the Boise Centre, click HERE.


    Do you need to stay overnight for the conference? Book now to guarantee your room.

    Hotel accommodations can now be made at the following hotels:

    The Grove Hotel (discounted rates available until full)

    Society of Human Resource Management - Grove Hotel Booking Link

    Hampton Inn (after January 5th, call for availablity of discounted rate)



    We look forward to seeing you all in the 2022 New Year!