#SHRM21 Speaker Q&A: Dawn Kelley

This week we’re featuring our favorite SHRM speakers so those in attendance can learn a little more about who they are and their session through a Q&A session. Today we’re featuring Dawn Kelley.

Dawn Kelley is the Human Resources Manager for the City of Modesto. She is a certified HR Professional and has served in HR roles for more than 25 years providing a high level of expertise specifically skilled in leadership development, coaching/ supervision, employment law, and California uniqueness! Dawn has a reputation for being a strong, empathetic leader. She spent several years serving on her local Executive Board for Central Valley Human Resources Management Association. 

She has a determination to meet people where they are. To help people be heard and be welcome in their workplace. A passion for people, a passion for storytelling, a passion for life…. an engaging speaker, a voracious laugh…all descriptions people would use to identify her. In September 2018, she was a featured TEDx speaker in the Central Valley speaking on Parental Resilience. In her “spare” time Dawn works with start-ups as their HR Consultant. 

SHRM Session Info
Dawn is leading an in-person session on Friday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PaT called “Coming of Gender” under the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion track at SHRM 2021 and a Networking Peer Group Ideas Swap under Education & Nonprofit as a virtual event on Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT. 

Connect with Dawn on LinkedIn.

This is Dawn’s 2018 TEDx Modesto where she speaks of her personal story as the mom of a child that was moving through the transitioning process.

Getting to Know Dawn Kelley, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager for the City of Modesto


Originally posted on the Workology blog


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