For Strategic HR Leaders to Proactively Lead the Rapidly Changing World of Work.


Welcome HR Strategy Forum!  For more than a quarter-century, HRSF has provided a unique forum for strategic HR leaders in California to learn about the latest research, trends, and challenges in the industry, and to help them engage in thought-provoking discussions with their professional peers.

And 2020, was no different.  However, in 2020, we expanded by providing our community with:

  • Virtual “just in time” discussions and thought provoking speakers (CHRO’s and practitioners) and thought leaders (authors, consultants, researchers)
  • Community Conversations with peers around topics such as Return to Work
  • Private access to Speakers and Peers through our Slack Community

We have another great year in store for you with innovative programming and Community Conversations. Our board members and committee members are buzzing with excitement and innovation designed for YOU – our HR Community.  Our Programs this year will focus on HR Jobs for the Future, Remaking Culture, Driving Change through Analytics, and Lessons Learned from Reinventing plus more “just in time” Community Conversations around wellness, return to work, and more. 

We learned a lot in 2020 about interactive technology, virtual facilitation, and we expanded our programs with our sister organizations in other states.  We collaborated last year with our New York colleagues on a program exploring DEI and will be collaborating again on an innovative program this summer called the Music Paradigm.  I am so proud of our Board and Committee members and their energy and passion for this organization.  

Years ago, I got very intentional about the professional associations I would belong to and those I would let go.   HRSF remained one of two organizations I decided I MUST belong to, and upon joining the board, I had the opportunity to collaborate and innovate with an amazing group of talented HR Leaders and Practitioners. I have never looked back!

If you are a strategic HR Leader in a Mid-Sized to Large Organization and want to engage with like minded colleagues, we are the place for you.  Check us out.   And help us shape the future of HR and the future of work in our organizations


Lori Heffelfinger

President HR Strategy Forum

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