Why You Should Attend!



As Human Capital leaders continue to make tough decisions as a result of a still improving economy, other areas such as keeping employees engaged, creating successful succession management plans, executive compensation and increasing influence in the board room, all remain top of mind. These hosts of challenges put a number of new pressures on Human Capital leaders as they must balance business demands while simultaneously satisfying the workforce. These are amongst the topics that will be discussed at the 2013 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Boston.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

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Kristen Brancaccio Client Success Associate
Achievers
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Lou Cimini VP of Human Resources, The Americas
Samsonite Corp.
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Lisa Claussen Vice President, Global Leadership Development
Bain Capital
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Lysa Dahlin Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness
Comcast
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Les Dakens Chief Human Resources Officer
Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
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Kathleen Federico Chief Human Resources Officer
National Mentor Holdings
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Ginger Gregory Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
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Jeff Haynes Vice President - Human Capital Transformation
Oracle
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Craig Hazenfield VP, Human Resources, US Stores & Online
Staples
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John McMahon Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Cumberland Farms Gulf Group
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Lisa Pavlides Human Resources Director
Westin Boston Waterfront
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Keith Peden Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Security
Raytheon
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Kyle Polischuk Vice President & Head, Human Resources
The Talbots Inc.
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Jeffrey Rosin Partner
Constangy, Brooks & Smith
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Jessica Schlueter Vice President, Global Learning
Dunkin' Brands, Inc.
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Ciara Smyth Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Zipcar, Inc.
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Kimberly Steimle Chief Marketing & People Officer
Suffolk Construction Company
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Rita Trehan Senior Executive & HR Thought Leader
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Gene Wade CEO
UniversityNow
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David Walsh SVP - Human Resources, Global Law and Franchise Integrity
Mastercard
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:40am "Connecting the Dots in the Context of Change to Accelerate Employee Capability"
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    As the dynamics of the U.S. marketplace continue to evolve, it is imperative for businesses to see and anticipate the future, and adapt accordingly. Leading transformational change can be disruptive, but it is a necessary element of opportunity creation. At the very core of transformational change is a strategy tied to purposeful action, and it is our duty as human capital leaders to bring the human element to bear in this context. In his opening remarks, Keith Peden of Raytheon’s Human Resources and Global Security organization will share how connecting the dots and “explaining why we do what we do” helps accelerate employee engagement when they are at different phases of change.

    Keith PedenSenior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Security Raytheon

  • 9:45 am
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    – 10:05amThought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Oracle"A Renewed Interest in Performance Management and what it can mean for Compensation"

    Despite recent HR blog and literature quips to the contrary, performance management is not dead – but, it is evolving. Leading HR organizations are evolving with renewed interest and finding ways to leverage performance management approaches to impact other talent management programs such as Compensation. In this keynote, Jeff Haynes of Oracle’s Business Transformation Practice will provide an overview of the importance of performance management and its natural, but evolving fit with compensation to enhance retention and business performance.

    Jeff HaynesBusiness Transformation Practice LeaderOracle*This session is off the record

  • 10:05 am
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    – 10:35am

    Coffee Break

  • 10:35 am
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    – 11:20am

    Panel Discussion

    "Talent Strategy and Keeping Employees Engaged"

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    How have you demonstrated the impact of engagement to build company-wide support and participation in your engagement strategy? How has technology been able tostrengthen your program’s success?
    • What are some contributors to connecting employees with one another, promoting a collaborative culture and creating an environment for high performance?
    • How have you incorporated managers’ and the organization’s capabilities in your engagement strategy?
    • Using organizational design as a lever for both growth and cost control
    • What kind of innovative things are you doing with associate surveys?
    • How do you ensure employees feel connected to the organization and understand how their efforts contribute to its success?
    • How do a company’s values contribute to retention?
    Moderator:Rita TrehanSenior Executive & HR Thought LeaderPanelists: Lysa DahlinSenior Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational EffectivenessComcastLes Dakens Chief Human Resources Officer Maple Leaf Foods Inc.David WalshSVP - Human Resources, Global Law and Franchise IntegrityMastercard

  • 11:25am – 11:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by UniversityNow
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    “A New Model of Higher Education for Today’s Workforce”

    Our traditional system of two- and four-year colleges and universities is not well-suited to educate its fastest growing demographic, “post-traditional learners” (i.e., working adults who need post-secondary education to stay competitive in the workforce). Higher education is currently too costly and inflexible. Equally as important, the current higher education system does little to help employers who are challenged with finding increasing numbers of well-educated and productive employees. There’s a crisis in higher education, and frontline working adults -- and the companies for which they work -- are experiencing the brunt of the crisis.

    The good news is that there is an emerging sector of higher education, led by companies like UniversityNow, that is addressing the realities of post-traditional learners and building new models of higher education. Unlike traditional models, these new models are flexible and low-cost, and are organized around the needs of the workforce.

    Learn more about how UniversityNow is partnering with employers to improve the ROI of their tuition assistance programs and increase their impact on recruitment, retention, and talent development.

    Gene WadeCEOUniversityNow

  • 11:45am – 12:00pm Coffee Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:05pm Introducing John McMahon:
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    Jeffrey RosinPartnerConstangy, Brooks & Smith

  • 12:05 pm
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    – 12:40pm"HR Transformation at Cumberland Gulf"

    The challenge of merging together two iconic brands with divergent cultures. Retooling and revitalizing an HR organization to support the blending of two cultures and driving strategic growth.

    John McMahon Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer Cumberland Farms Gulf Group

  • 12:40pm - 1:00pm Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Achievers
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    "Westin Boston Waterfront’s Journey: A case study in creating a recognition rich culture"In the hospitality industry, engaged employees mean happy guests. Lisa Pavlides, Human Resources Director at Westin Boston Waterfront, will explain how her team partnered with Achievers to create Journey Rewards, its online recognition platform. By walking through the challenges faced and solution found, this session will demonstrate the importance of a consistent employee recognition experience in all industries.Kristen BrancaccioClient Success AssociateAchieversLisa PavlidesHuman Resources DirectorWestin Boston Waterfront

  • 1:00 pm
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    – 2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00 pm
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    – 2:45pm

    Panel Discussion

    “HR Predicts & Prepares”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are the toughest challenges HR is facing?
    • How does the role of the HR Professional continue to evolve?
    • How are the skill sets within HR changing?
    • How are new technologies changing the role of HR?
    • What are some best practices to succeed in an ever-changing economic and regulatory environment?
    • How do you balance the short terms needs of the organization, with the long term needs of sustainable growth?
    Moderator:Keith PedenSenior Vice President, Human Resources and Global SecurityRaytheon Panelists:Louis CiminiVice President, Human ResourcesSamsonite Corp. Craig HazenfieldVP, Human Resources, US Stores & OnlineStaples Kimberly Steimle Chief Marketing & People Officer Suffolk Construction Company

  • 2:45 pm
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    – 3:05pm

    Coffee Break

  • 3:05 pm
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    – 3:50pm

    Panel Discussion

    “How Human Capital Professionals Are Moving the Needle”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How are Human Capital professionals driving business results and the corporate agenda?
    • Building a supportive culture and mindsets
    • Aligning the whole organization to the corporate strategy and creating authentic commitment
    • Linking people strategy to business outcomes
    • Setting the vision so that it’s shared across the organization
    Moderator:Lisa ClaussenVice President, Global Leadership DevelopmentBain CapitalPanelists:Kathleen FedericoChief Human Resources OfficerNational Mentor HoldingsKyle PolischukVice President & Head of Human ResourcesThe Talbots Inc.Ciara Smyth Executive Vice President, Human Resources Zipcar, Inc.

  • 3:50pm – 4:25pm "Designing Learning to Meet the Needs of Today's Changing Workforce"
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    With today's competition for top talent and an ever-changing, global workforce, the focus is stronger than ever on ourapproach to learning. As an industry, we are scratching traditional methods and developing new and innovative ways to teach our diverse, mobile and digital-savvy workforce. In this keynote, Ginger Gregory, Chief Human Resources Officer and Jesse Schlueter, Vice President of Global Learning for Dunkin' Brands will share how they are evolving Learning and Training to engage a global workforce who serve Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins guests around the world. Ginger Gregory Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Dunkin' Brands, Inc.Jessica SchlueterVice President, Global LearningDunkin Brands, Inc. *This session is off the record

  • 4:25 pm
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    – 4:30pm

    Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks

  • 4:30 pm
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    – 5:30pm

    Closing Reception

Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:
 

Revolutionizing HR

Examine how your organization is using technology to better align HR with the business to drive results, and how these adjustments are impacting the bottom line. Our speakers will discuss:

  • Using workforce and predictive analytics to make decisions
  • Leveraging mobile and social tools to manage recruiting efforts
  • Modernizing the function through adoption of new skillsets
  • Sharing the impact of human resources with the executive team

Empowering the workforce

Review the obstacles of building a unique organizational culture through employee engagement, and the importance of finding solutions to develop workforce efficiency. Get briefed on:

  • Pinpointing employee needs and wants through effective communication
  • Measuring the success of training initiatives and learning opportunities
  • Providing engaging learning and development options for staff
  • Deploying tools to nurture leaders and grow engagement from within

Recruiting top talent

Reflect on major issues that are intrinsic to identifying top talent and maintaining a high level of engagement, and discuss how the candidate profiles differ across generations. Gain insight into:

  • Approaching and engaging the digitally savvy candidate
  • Using innovative tools to attract and empower
  • Prospecting smart with a strategic, targeted workforce plan
  • Maintaining selectivity while humanizing the application process

The role of HR

The HR discipline continues to evolve in scope and practice. Discuss the ways human capital executives are change agents, reviewing the challenges of creating a results driven vision and culture. Hear about:

  • Aligning the organization with a new 'people' strategy
  • Creating a high performance culture that supports business goals
  • Leveraging mechanisms and tools to motivate and engage employees
  • Making a difference through a larger role on the executive team

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you!

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate.

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Eliot Hotel

370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 267-1607
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Hilton Boston Back Bay

40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: (617) 236-1100
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Hilton Boston Financial District

89 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 556-0006
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Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 933-5000
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Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Telephone: (617) 236-2000
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The Langham Boston

250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 451-1900
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Continuing Education Credits:

Please note that Continuing Education credits are not offered for this meeting.