Symposium 2015
Be Inspired.

February 10, 2015 | Meydenbauer Convention Center

Strategies for Reinventing Yourself in an Era of Disruption

Given the current state of affairs, it couldn't be a more opportune time than now to reinvent yourself. We're currently recovering from one of the worst financial recessions ever experienced since the 1930s. We're living in an era of disruption--experiencing accelerated change, increased competition and overwhelming complexity. As HR professionals, we must not only effectively help our organizations to navigate through the waters of uncertainly, but we have to manage our own major life disruptions. Companies have done it. Communities have done it. We have to do it....reinvent ourselves and upgrade our own skills and competencies as HR professionals if we are to remain relevant and effective change agents in the 21st century. Dr. Shirley Davis shares real world examples and proven strategies that companies and leaders have successfully implemented and she will show you how to do the same.


Shirley Davis, PhD, SPHR

Dr. Shirley Davis, SPHR, is an accomplished corporate executive, global workforce and talent management expert, an international professional speaker, executive coach, and author. She is President and CEO of SDS Enterprises, LLC, a global workforce and talent management solutions firm. She has consulted, trained, and presented to leaders at all levels of the organization, including in all business sectors, and across a number of industries. She has also worked in more than 10 countries providing training programs, keynotes, and strategy development.

Dr. Davis’ educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law; a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management; and a Ph.D. in Business & Organization Management. Dr. Davis also possesses an accomplished history as a senior leader and executive in various HR roles with Fortune 50 and 100 companies and most recently at the world’s largest HR membership association—the Society for Human Resource Management as Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Strategies. She sits on several national and local boards and is very active in her church and community.

She’s a sought after resource among the media and has been featured and quoted on NBC’s The Today Show, in the Wall Street Journal, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Washington Post, HR Magazine, and Diversity Woman Magazine. She was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Executives in America by Uptown Professional Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014. In 2011, she was named as a 2012 “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal .  She was also honored with the Catalyst Award in 2014 by Uptown Professional. She’s a former Miss District of Columbia, Mrs. Oklahoma, Ms. Richmond, Ms. Virginia and in 2000 went on to win the national title of Ms. American United States and she’s the author of the new book entitled, “Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life.”  Dr. Davis has been asked to contribute to the new edition of "Stepping Stones to Success", a series of books by Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield and other experts on maximizing one’s leadership and business success. It will be released later this year.