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 Phoenix.

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Lauren Graves at lgraves@argyleforum.com.

Mike Bollinger VP, HCM Transformation
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David Daines VP Human Resources
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.
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Mindy Geisser Chief People Officer
Colliers International
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Ann Hackett VP Talent Management
H&R Block
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InaMarie Johnson SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
UTi Worldwide Inc.
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Deanna Jones Vice President Human Resources
Newfield Exploration Company
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Pat Jones Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
AgriBank, FCB
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Kevin Lyman SVP, Human Resources
Altera Corporation
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Jim McDermid VP, Human Resources
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Mark McMichael Regional Sales Director - West
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Rick Merritt Global Vice President Human Resources
Power-One Inc.
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Laurie Monfiletto Vice President Human Resources
PNM Resources
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Chris Pliha Regional Sales Director
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Haylen van Koppen EVP, Human Resources and Administration
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Jamie Womack VP, Marketing & Branding
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  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am – 9:10am Introducing Kevin Lyman:
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    Mark McMichaelRegional Sales Director - WestAchieveGlobal

  • 9:10am – 9:45am "Human Resources 4.0 - The Profession Evolves"
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    Kevin LymanSenior Vice President of Human ResourcesAltera

  • 9:50am
  • 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Oracle
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    "It is too Late to Close the Barn Doors: A Different Talent Pipeline Already Entered the Workplace"

    We already know we will have 5 generations in the workplace of the future and the transformation will be bumpy. On average, one Baby Boomer is retiring every 8 seconds. Millennials will represent almost 47% of the workforce by 2014 and 75% by 2025. CEO’s and employees have high expectations. The right skills are in short supply and talent pipelines are shrinking. Younger people are getting bigger jobs sooner, and they think, learn and behave differently. This session will focus on what HR should be doing today to adapt the way we recruit, manage and develop our talent for the future.

    Mike BollingerHCM Transformation Practice LeaderOracle*Please note, this session is off the record.

  • 10:10am – 10:40am Coffee Break
  • 10:40am – 11:25am Panel Discussion
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    “Aligning the HR organization to support growth”

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    Does HR have relevant workforce insight (or analytics) to be a strategic partner to help drive growth for the company?
    • What are you doing to explore or address this issue?
    • What are the “right” metrics when it comes to measuring human capital costs, workforce productivity and ROI?
    • How do you communicate these metrics effectively to your executive colleagues?
    • How are you using workforce analytics to create a resilient and change ready organization?
    • Instilling agility in the employee ranks
    • How is your strategic workforce planning impacting the bottom line?
    • What are some contributors to connecting employees with one another, promoting a collaborative culture and creating an environment for high performance?
    • The importance of communicating a consistent regional/global corporate culture
    Moderator:Pat JonesVice President, Human Resources and AdministrationAgriBank, FCBPanelists:David Daines VP Human ResourcesNu Skin Enterprises Inc.Deanna JonesVice President Human ResourcesNewfield Exploration CompanyRick Merritt Global Vice President Human ResourcesPower-One Inc.Laurie MonfilettoVice President Human ResourcesPNM Resources

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by CareerBuilder
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    "Big Data: Your Best Bet in the War for Talent"Jamie WomackVP, Corporate Marketing and BrandingCareerBuilder*Please note, this session is off the record.

  • 11:50am – 12:10pm Coffee Break
  • 12:10pm – 12:15pm Introducing Haylen van Koppen:
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    Chris PlihaRegional Sales DirectorWorkday

  • 12:15pm – 12:55pm "Leadership: Increasing Performance"
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    Haylen van KoppenEVP, Human Resources and AdministrationLionsgate*Please note, this session is off the record.

  • 12:55pm – 1:55pm Lunch
  • 1:55pm – 2:40pm Panel Discussion
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    "Leadership Speaks: HR Leading the Way"

    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    How you value your people within the organization
    • How are you impacting business results through the organizations greatest asset?
    • Building and Developing capabilities to make business leaders better people managers
    • Why HR executives should embrace social media to extend their brand.
    • As businesses start expanding, HR executives need to prepare for the talent shortage problem looming on the horizon.
    • How are you approaching the “buy vs. build” dilemma regarding leadership within your organization?
    • What are your talent retention strategies and have they been affected by the predicted talent shortage?
    Moderator:Mindy GeisserChief Human Resources OfficerColliers InternationalPanelists:Ann HackettVP Talent ManagementH&R BlockInaMarie JohnsonSVP, Chief Human Resources OfficerUTi Worldwide Inc.Jim McDermidVP, Human ResourcesMedtronic

  • 2:40pm – 3:00pm Coffee Break
  • 3:00pm – 3:35pm “HR at the Table: Helping to Feed Tables Around the World”
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    Pat JonesVice President, Human Resources and AdministrationAgribank, FCB

  • 3:40pm – 4:15pm "Building Leadership Capability"
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    Mindy GeisserChief Human Resources OfficerColliers International

  • 4:15pm – 4:20pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 4:20pm – 5:20pm Closing Reception
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    *Please note, agenda is subject to change

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 hotel is recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate.


The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

2401 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Telephone: (602) 468-0700

Continuing Education Credits: 

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