Accomplished Leaders Exchange


The Accomplished Leader Exchange (ALE) is not a presentation, it’s a conversation.

The exchange is not about recertification credits, it’s about peer-to-peer learning. It is not for your team, it is for you. ALE is an intimate, strategic, peer-to-peer dialogue with Senior HR Leaders who face similar challenges and who are driving the same strategic initiatives. As a leader in your profession you have a responsibility to share experience and knowledge that will define the future of Human Resources. This is your opportunity to give back and take pride in shaping the next generation of HR.

Starting in February of 2018, SHRM-Atlanta will be facilitating a quarterly series of invitation-only exchanges, catered exclusively to accomplished HR leaders. At ALE, qualified HR executives will meet with high-caliber, like minded peers to engage and gain unbiased advice from those who’ve faced and overcome similar challenges. If you’re interested in connecting with the Atlanta HR community to discuss targeted, relevant, and timely topics while developing a prestigious network of peers, this is the exchange you’ve been looking for.

Program Highlights:

  • Quarterly breakfast programs
  • Facilitated exchanges in a roundtable format
  • Topics driven by participant input
  • Limited to 30 – 40 Senior level HR Practitioners



The Accomplished Leaders Exchange is designed for HR executives who meet the following qualifications:

  • Employed by a medium/large organization or division with 500+ employees
  • Tenure: 10+ years in HR
  • Title: Director and above
  • Must manage a team
  • Must have strategic responsibility

If you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, click here to submit an interest form.



1 Exchange 4 Exchanges
SHRM-Atlanta Member $65 $220
Future SHRM-Atlanta Member $85 $340
Event+ (includes SHRM-Atlanta Membership) $n/a $369



February, February 16, 2018 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by Janet Barnard, Chief People Officer at Cox Automotive
Topic: Demonstrating the Business Impact of Your HR Initiatives
Successful HR teams have learned the value of aligning HR functions and goals with their organization’s strategic objectives.  Accomplished HR Leaders recognize that improving their team’s business acumen and ability to influence will help establish effective partnerships with the business leaders they support. 
As a Senior HR Leader, have you defined and presented the clear business purpose of your team? Are you interested in approaches that worked (and failed) while growing an HR team’s ability to influence their business partners and build strong relationships? Would you be willing to share how your team demonstrates its value through measures that matter to the business?
In this first intimate, strategic, peer-to-peer dialogue you will have the opportunity to gain unbiased perspective and advice on strategies and best practices HR teams are using to demonstrate value and measure business results.  Remember this is not a presentation, it’s a conversation – come prepared to engage.

7:30-8:00am: Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:00-9:30am: Program
9:30-10:00am: Additional Discussion and Networking


Friday, May 11, 2018 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by Catherine Jefferson, Chief People OfficerThe Krystal Company
Topic: TBD

Friday, August 3, 2018| 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by Robin Stenzel, VP Talent Management, WestRock
Topic: TBD


Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30am – 10:00am

Hosted by Lars Minns, Head of HR Operations and Talent Acquisition, Mercedes Benz USA
Topic: TBD


Special Offer! Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 7:30am – 8:30am

Join us for an invitation-only breakfast hosted at SOAHR 2018: Be the Catalyst Conference (additional fees apply)

SOAHR 2018: Be the Catalyst Accomplished Leaders Exchange & Catalyst Breakfast


Click here to fill out the interest form