On Wednesday, May 16, human resources professionals from across Ohio State gathered for a town hall meeting to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, focus on the strategy for the years ahead and engage with a leader-development expert.
Susan Basso, senior vice president for talent, culture and human resources, and the HR senior leadership team shared the 2018-2023 Ohio State Human Resources strategic plan and outlined its three strategic focus areas: HR excellence, talent management and total rewards. The plan, which serves as the roadmap to deliver transformative core processes and HR service, also includes five core foundations themes: change management, communication, compliance/management of risk, culture, and diversity and inclusion.
Additionally, inspirational speaker Becky Halstead, a retired brigadier general with 27 years of service in the U.S. Army, presented leadership principles and encouraged the HR community to reflect on how they lead, experience change and create a positive culture. As she writes about in her book, Becky told attendees that everyone is a leader and must first lead themselves and set an example.