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Alexander C. Pullen, Sr., SHRM-SCP  

Human Resources & DEI Scholar, Practitioner, Storyteller

Alexander Pullen is a doctoral candidate at the George Washington University (GW) with research interests in servant and transformational leadership; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and organizational resilience.

Pullen has spoken at various conferences and events, including for the Society of Human Resource Management, Institute of Management Accountants, Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation, IDEA User Conference, and local non-profits across the DC Metropolitan area.

A Human Resources scholar and senior certified professional, Pullen serves as the Inclusion & Belonging Business Partner at HubSpot, a software marketer and developer. His role accelerates the company’s mission to create an environment where everyone can do their best work and thrive regardless of background. He supports HubSpot employees, especially employees from underrepresented groups, by listening, leading with empathy, and building solutions that ensure all of the company’s people, systems, and processes are working with the mission.

Pullen has recently served as the lead HR advisor for departmental leadership and leads the human resources function for various divisions at GW. He was responsible for all HR activities for clients, such as leading workforce planning and organizational assessment, employee relations counseling and investigations, departmental policy development and implementation, training, recruiting and retention, diversity and inclusion, performance management, coaching, and employee recognition. "

Speech Topics


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The value of diversity within organizations has been evident for some time. We know that diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thought can increase innovation, creativity, and organizational resilience. Yet, organizations continue to struggle with pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies in meaningful ways that do not “other” underrepresented groups. This session will review techniques that advance DEI. Learn how talent management strategies can be reimagined. Understand how culture and community strategies can further inclusion. Discover how DEI can improve organizational resilience.

Organizational Resilience

COVID-19 has proven to be a disruptive and deadly force across the country and globe. Many organizations have struggled with maintaining stability and success while responding to the volatile times caused by the pandemic. While many businesses have suffered and dissolved, some have survived and even thrived. What has allowed some companies to recover and others to prosper? Organizational resilience may provide an answer. This session will review highlights from the organizational resilience literature. Discover the characteristics of resilient organizations. Learn leadership practices that empower employees and improve your team’s adaptive capacity. Understand how an organization’s culture can enhance its resilience in facing challenges that threaten to disrupt its industry.

Servant Leadership

Servant leaders are revolutionizing the workplace by taking the traditional power leadership model and turning it upside down. Leaders who embrace the mindset of empowering and uplifting those who work for them, not only build better organizations, but unlock creativity and a sense of purpose. Learn how leaders across professional organizations are focusing on service to build strong organizational cultures and delivering enhanced value. Discover how the science of leadership can increase your resilience in facing upcoming challenges that threaten to disrupt the trade, business, and professional organization industry.

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