We've put together a list of virtual events to prepare HR and Training leaders for the year ahead. This list includes webinars and conferences directly related to the skills you need to excel in your role. We also included events exploring the state of the industry at large - the trends impacting the operators and strategists that you collaborate with everyday. A holistic view of the world we're in enables smart decision-making as businesses continue to pivot in 2021.

All events listed below are free to attend.

Motivating New Behaviors to Achieve Strategic Goals

Date: January 7, 2021

Hosted by Culture Amp's Sr. People Scientist, Dr. Bobby Melloy, this event delves into organizational change. How do we define organizational change in the current climate? What are the common missteps when attempting to implement behavior change across an organization? How do you implement new processes in this area and measure success? A great webinar for leaders looking to shift mindsets in 2021.

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Taking Advantage of Uncertainty: How Restaurants Can Prepare for and Perhaps Benefit from an Unknown Future

Date: January 7, 2021

Jonathan Maze, Editor in Chief of Restaurant Business magazine, hosts executives from TD Bank to discuss findings from the bank's 2020 Restaurant Franchise Pulse Survey. Based on feedback from 250 restaurant operators across the US, this deep dive into the survey results will explore how pandemic-related guidelines at all levels of government have impacted strategy, staffing and 2021 planning.

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Food Tech Live! 2021

Date: January 11, 2021

The Spoon, an online news site covering food technology and industry trends, hosts it's third-ever Food Tech Live Conference. Attendees and guests include individuals throughout the food world - media, investors, analysts, and influencers.  This event offers insight into how current and burgeoning technology will impact the operations, and the operators, of your food organization in 2021 and beyond.

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Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

Date: January 21, 2021

Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih will discuss how the pandemic exposed vulnerabilities in the global supply chain and what direction globally integrated organizations should consider as a result. This interactive webinar hosted by the Harvard Business Review is essential for leaders assessing the future of global and national strategies.

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The State of Changing Work Arrangements

Date: January 27, 2021

HR.com's Head of People and Finance Operations, Gavin Morton, discusses the myriad ways 2020 has permanently impacted the workplace. Worker classification, office redesign, job-sharing and remote work are just some of the topics to be explored. You'll also walk away with insights into new HR tech and performance management tools.

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HRD Virtual Experience

Date: February 25, 2021

Previously an in-person summit, this virtual event includes a series of workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions with HR leaders from around the world. Sponsors have dedicated pages that operate as virtual booths where you can live chat with reps and demo products.

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Forging the Future: Workplace Policy Changes to Come

Date: March 22 - March 24, 2021

SHRM's Workplace Policy Conference focuses on the intersection of internal HR policy and local/state/federal law. Network with HR leaders and lawmakers, and learn how to advocate for the needs of your business and your role as workplace regulation continues to evolve post-pandemic. Attendance can be applied towards SHRM credits.

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Hacking HR: Innovation and the Future of Work

Date: March 29 - April 2, 2021

This global event is focused on bringing HR folks together to share strategies for workplace and talent optimization. Networking is front and center, alongside 500 speakers spread across 100+ sessions. "Unlock Your Potential" is this year's theme, so if professional development is top of mind this may be the one for you.

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While you're waiting for these events to kickoff, check out recordings from our final Opus Webinar of 2020: The Future of DE&I Training in Restaurants