Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, leads the Human Insights and HCM Evangelism team at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). In this capacity, Dr. Conrad helps organizations stay abreast of the latest workforce trends and innovative approaches to people management. Immediately prior to joining UKG, Dr. Conrad led The Conrad Consulting Group, where he served as an executive coach, facilitator, and management consultant. He has held human resources leadership roles in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Jacksonville University, has taught continuing education classes at the University of North Florida, and has served as an external faculty member and research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Conrad earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Florida. He holds certifications in intercultural sensitivity, based nutrition, personal training and weight management. He is also a certified expert in emotional intelligence and sits on the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO).
He is an award-winning author and sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, health & wellness, emotional intelligence (EI), and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIB). He is also the author of the best-selling book, The Fragile Mind, and will be publishing his next book, In Search of Humanity, later this year.