Skip to Page Content

Event Details

    Conscious Capitalism: A New approach to Workplace Culture FCSHRM

    Date: November 4, 2015, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Event Type:
    iCal link
    Add to Calendar

    Session Overview:


    Conscious Capitalism is an approach or movement that has gained structure and articulation on the West Coast, in California and is making its way across the nation in notoriety and popularity to the East coast.  Conscious Capitalism can be compared to traditional capitalism in that, there is a singleness of purpose to traditional capitalism which is simply profit, whereas, conscious capitalism incorporates a shared focus of 4 principles- Higher purpose, Conscious Leadership, Conscious Culture and Stakeholder Orientation. The implications of operating under this new paradigm are significant for workforce practitioners and HR Professionals.  By 2020, half the labor force will be millennials, and many employers and HR Pros still struggle with how to address the millennial generation in order to assimilate them into the work culture.  The struggle for millennial assimilation is the greatest in organizations that operate under traditional structures of hierarchy, command and control verses the empowered approach (that millennials and most of us want!) and offered by Conscious Capitalism.  In other words, if you want bright, fresh talent with lots of energy and new approaches to industry challenges, you will want to find out how to engage this population.  Conscious Capitalism is the answer. 


    In this education session we will examine in detail the 4 principles of conscious capitalism: Higher Purpose, Conscious Leadership, Conscious Culture and Stakeholder Orientation and the tools to create this approach within your organization. Conscious Capitalism examines the elite organizations that operate under this approach and how this approach enabled their elite status.  (Southwest, WholeFoods, Container Store, Zappos, etc.)  


    Conscious Workforce Practices and the approach of Conscious Capitalism demonstrate a new empowered approach to organizational management. HR Professionals will be those expected to drive the understanding and adoption of the 4 Principles of Conscious Capitalism through policy and procedures, developmental resources, incentives and recognition, as well as a strong emphasis on mindfulness, relationship management and emotional intelligence.



          Learning Objectives:


    Attendees will be able to:


    1.     Articulate what is Conscious Capitalism

    2.     State how it differs from Standard Capitalism

    3.     State what impact Conscious Capitalism has for Human Resource professionals


    The approach of Conscious Capitalism- ushers in a philosophy long held by HR Professionals that, the people factor IS the competitive factor and success is surely to follow in a model that honors this fact through alignment of culture, leadership, processes and talent bringing about elite outcomes for all stakeholders of a Conscious Capitalism Organization.


    Speaker Bio:


    Ryan McShane, Human Resources Officer for Baltimore County Department of Aging, VP/COO for Marc3Solutions Workforce Development Consultancy and Principal & Founder of HRevolution, LLC, a Resume Writing and HR Consulting firm. Professional affiliations are serving as Maryland State Director of Workforce Readiness, SHRM, Director of CHRA’s Workforce Readiness Committee, UMBC’s Instructional Systems Development (ISD) Advisory Board, Chair of the Baltimore County Chamber’s HR Exchange Committee, Ryan is passionate about creating learning and workforce development initiatives that drive value through human capital.



    This event has been preapproved for 2 HRCI General and SHRM/CP and SCP credits.



    hrci afc preapprovedseal 2015


    “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”