Directing the Solo Symphony: Mastering the Art of One-Person HR Departments | Sessions

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Directing the Solo Symphony: Mastering the Art of One-Person HR Departments
Monday 06/24/2024 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
HR leaders in small departments will gain insights into overcoming unique challenges, transitioning from operational roles to strategic leadership and evolving into innovators, equipping them to orchestrate success as solo practitioners. 

The realm of HR is not exempt from the challenges faced by smaller organizations or single-person HR departments. 'Directing the Solo Symphony' unveils the difficulties unique to these setups and empowers HR leaders to overcome them. Solo HR professionals play a pivotal role in their organizations, often juggling multiple responsibilities. This session acknowledges their unique challenges and provides strategies for tackling them effectively.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of HR management, transforming from task-oriented roles to strategic decision-makers. They will discover how to transition from an operational role to a strategic leader, while also evolving from practical application to a true innovator, paving the way for increased organizational impact. This session provides a harmonious blend of insights, practical solutions, and inspirational stories to equip solo HR professionals for success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and overcome the challenges faced by solo HR professionals.
  • Develop skills for transitioning from an operational role to a strategic leader within small HR departments.
  • Explore innovative practices and strategies for achieving greater organizational impact.
  • Gain inspiration and practical solutions for excelling in a one-person HR department.


LaNeé Kittrell, MBA, SHRM-SCP Photo
LaNeé Kittrell, MBA, SHRM-SCP, Team Lead and Senior Consultant, Outsourcing,
Nonprofit HR
Sidney Abrams, SHRM-SCP Photo
Sidney Abrams, SHRM-SCP, Chief Client Experience Officer,
Nonprofit HR