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As the digital era continues to transform modern consumer expectations, HR executives are grappling with modern employee expectations how to enhance the employee-employer relationship. Join Argyle Executive Forum to explore these topics further at our 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Chicago. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that human capital executives are facing in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CHROs, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers, Chief Learning Officers and Chief Diversity Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of HR, talent, learning & development, change management, and HR analytics in a leadership role. Key topics that we will discuss include:

  • Designing the employee experience to foster efficiency, engagement, and empowerment
  • Exploring how digitalization will continue to impact corporate structure, employee vs. employer expectations, and organizational culture
  • Mapping the employee and workplace journey
  • Leveraging technology and data to manage the candidate and on-boarding process
  • Social media and mobile recruitment strategies to identify top talent
  • The role of employee engagement surveys and performance management within the modern organization
  • Fostering employee communication and innovation in the workplace

 

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 Chicago Forum included Sal Venegas, Head of Learning & Talent Management at Walgreens; Namrata Yadav, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Learning & Leadership Development at Bank of America; Kelly Martin, Head of Human Resources, Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment at Boeing; Kathleen McCann-Battle, Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co; and more.

We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 HR leaders hailing from the heart of the Midwest and beyond!

This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

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ARGYLE HOST Amanda Dunn Kelly Senior Vice President, Learning & Leadership Development Executive
Bank of America
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Kimberly Bors Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Schneider Electric
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Peggy Boyer Principal Consultant
Linkage
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Carmen Bryant Director, Americas Employer Insights
Indeed
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Danielle Dietrich Director of Talent Management
Baxter International
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Donna Dorsey Chief Human Resources Officer
Navistar
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Ellen Feeney Vice President, Counsel, Global Compliance
ADP LLC
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Ed Flowers Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer
World Kitchen
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Jackie Gordon Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of the USA
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Andee Harris Chief Engagement Officer
HighGround
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Christy Harris Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Inclusive Diversity
Allstate
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Cynthia Hiskes Chief People Officer
Cars.com
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Megan Jackson Vice President of Sales
Big Think Edge
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Susie Kelleher Principal Consultant and Executive Coach
Linkage
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Jeff Krautkramer Vice President, Human Resources
IDEX Corp.
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Rajiv Kumar Chief Medical Officer and President of Virgin Pulse Institute
Virgin Pulse
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Cecile Leroux Vice President, Human Capital Management Innovation
Ultimate Software
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Angela Mancuso Chief People Officer
The Pampered Chef
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Joo Romanelli Senior Director, Human Resources
iHeartMedia
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Dawn Runge HR Executive & Business Transformation Advisor
SAP SuccessFactors
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Rohini Shankar Vice President, Human Resources
GE Capital
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Tyronne Stoudemire Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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Namrata Yadav Senior Vice President, Head of Inclusion Strategy and Diversity & Inclusion Learning
Bank of America
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  • 7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 8:40am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host Amanda Dunn Kelly
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    Amanda Dunn Kelly
    Senior Vice President, Learning & Leadership Development Executive
    Bank of America

  • 8:40am – 8:45am Session Introduction featuring Big Think
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    Megan Jackson
    Vice President of Sales
    Big Think 

  • 8:45am – 9:20am Fireside Chat featuring World Kitchen and The Pampered Chef: “Chief People Office and CEO High Performance Effectiveness and Expectations Success Model”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Partnership between the CEO and Chief People Officer
    • Developing people goals with a focus on key strategic plan concepts
    • Driving culture change jointly as a top priority
    • Talent management and acquisition in the organization

    Ed Flowers
    Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer
    World Kitchen

    Interviewed by:

    Angela Mancuso
    Chief People Officer
    The Pampered Chef


  • 9:25am – 9:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ADP: "Creating Pay Equity in the Workplace: What’s the Impact to Employers?"
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    Achieving pay equity is top-of-mind for organizations. While organizations have always placed substantial value on talent acquisition, expectations for transparency around equal pay have increased. Given today’s war for talent, a commitment to pay equity is one of the easiest ways to differentiate yourself from your competition.

    But it’s about more than talent – it’s about identifying possible inequitable pay practices you didn’t even know you had. From a compliance perspective, EEO-1 mandated pay data may raise the awareness and visibility of potential pay equity issues for an employer. In addition to the federal EEO-1 report, most states have pay equity laws. Tackling the issue proactively can save you from legal problems now and later down the road.

    Employers may wish to review their current hiring, job evaluation, and pay practices to ensure that they are compliant and defensible. But the complexities in the regulations and the sheer amount of pay data that exists – internally in every organization and externally in the market – can make it difficult for leaders to develop policies to promote and realize pay equity.

    During this session, you will learn about:

    • How pay equity can benefit your organization beyond regulatory compliance
    • Strategic impact of EEO-1 reporting and state law requirements
    • Using pay equity audits to develop and uphold pay equity strategies

    Ellen Feeney
    Vice President, Counsel, Global Compliance
    ADP LLC

  • 9:45am – 10:10am Networking Break
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  • 10:10am – 10:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Linkage: “Innovation and Inclusive Leadership: A Must-Have for Business Growth”
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    One proven way for organizations to grow significantly and sustain upward momentum in the market is through the effective use of innovation. Innovation isn’t something that “happens.” Rather, research shows that it’s the right blend of process and environment that ultimately creates an organization’s ability to drive and sustain innovation. 
     
    In order to incorporate innovation into day-to-day business, leaders must have the tools to create “safe” and inclusive working environments, where every team member can feel a sense of belonging and appreciation for being unique. This allows employees to draw from and contribute their own perspectives, experience, and thinking when developing innovative ideas.
     
    It’s imperative that organizations create more inclusive environments if they want to be innovative at all levels. This session will provide you with tips, tools, and techniques for creating more inclusive environments to drive more effective and efficient, on-going innovation. 
     
    Peggy Boyer
    Principal Consultant
    Linkage
     
    And
     
    Susie Kelleher
    Principal Consultant
    Linkage

  • 10:30am – 11:15am Panel Discussion: “Employee Empowerment: A Modern Approach to Performance & Engagement”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • How do you define employee engagement?
    • What challenges are HR executives seeing with regards to employee engagement in the workplace?
    • How has the social/mobile era impacted corporate structure, employee vs. employer expectations, and the overall employee experience?
    • What is the role of Performance Management relative to employee engagement?
    • What Performance & Engagement strategies are in place today, what’s working? What’s not?
    • How are you leveraging technology to create a stronger organizational culture and improve performance?
    • Has HR shifted their focus on empowering employees to take charge of their performance and development in your organization?   
    • Looking ahead, how can HR develop and keep a highly engaged workforce that drives consistent productivity?
    • How are your HR teams leveraging analytics today, what measurements are important to your organization?

    Moderator:
    Christy Harris
    ‎Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Inclusive Diversity
    Allstate

    Panelists:
    Danielle Dietrich
    Director of Talent Management
    Baxter International
     
    Andee Harris
    Chief Engagement Officer
    HighGround
     
    Jeff Krautkramer
    Vice President, Human Resources
    IDEX Corporation

    Rohini Shankar
    Vice President, Human Resources
    GE Capital

  • 11:20am – 11:40am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Ultimate Software: “The Art of Listening to the Voice of The Employee”
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    How a company treats its employees matters more to people today than the company’s mission or core values. And yet, nearly half of the U.S. working population feel they’re not being treated fairly at work. One thing is clear: Optimizing the Employee Experience requires an understanding of what matters most to employees. The traditional employee engagement survey – often viewed as the way to assess how employees feel at work – is no longer an adequate tool to capture the true Voice of the Employee (VoE). Thanks to advances in natural language processing technologies, organizations today can get a deep understanding of how their people are really feeling, which is the first step in creating a great experience for their employees at work.

    • Optimizing the employee experience boosts competitive advantage
    • Hearing and acting on the Voice of the Employee (VoE) improves your employee experience and aids retention
    • The art and science of keeping the pulse on your teams—individually and as a whole 
    • Key considerations for capturing the true Voice of the Employee (VoE)—limitations of traditional engagement surveys
    • Applying new technologies to understand, predict, prescribe, and act on your employee data
    • Advances in natural language processing technologies: a modern way to collect and understand employee feedback, sentiment, and emotions
    • Leadership Matters: Using prescriptive and perceptive analytics to guide leadership actions

    Cecile Leroux
    Vice President, Human Capital Management Innovation
    Ultimate Software 

  • 11:40am – 12:00pm Networking Break
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm Panel Discussion: “Building and Enhancing the Employee Experience”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • What are challenges that HR executives are facing with regards to enhancing organizational culture and the overall employee experience?
      • Are different types of expectations emerging between different segments of employees?
    • How does your brand unify your employees and build culture?
    • How are you determining employees’ needs and wants?
    • How are you putting your employees first when it comes to engagement, learning, and development?
    • What role does workforce health, wellness and other benefits have in workforce empowerment, culture, and engagement?
      • How are expectations around health, wellness, and other benefits changing?
    • What are some unique employee perks and benefits your organization is currently offering employees?
    • How has your company’s benefits changed throughout the years?
    • What is your main focus when it comes to employee satisfaction at work?

    Moderator:
    Jackie Gordon
    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    YMCA of the USA

    Panelists:
    Kimberly Bors
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    Schneider Electric
     
    Donna Dorsey
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Navistar
     
    Rajiv Kumar
    Chief Medical Officer and President of Virgin Pulse Institute
    Virgin Pulse
     
    Tyronne Stoudemire
    Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation

  • 12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SAP SuccessFactors: "Translating the Digital Revolution to Every Day Work"
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    The pace of change in business shows no sign of slowing down, and organizations that do not continually update their approach to leadership are at risk of falling behind. To accurately reflect their staff’s changing work experience, leading organizations have begun to implement an entirely new working environment – the digital workplace. By integrating employee engagement, culture, technologies that employees use (i.e., digital workforce transformation efforts), and embracing technology that is revolutionizing HR, organizations can break down communication barriers and transform the employee experience by fostering efficiency, innovation and creating forward-thinking employees.
     
    Dawn Runge
    HR Executive & Business Transformation Advisor
    SAP SuccessFactors

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Carmen Bryant
    Director, Americas Employer Insights
    Indeed

  • 2:30pm – 3:05pm Fireside Chat featuring Cars.com and iHeartMedia
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    Cynthia Hiskes
    Chief People Officer
    Cars.com

    Interviewed by:
     
    Joo Romanelli
    Senior Director, Human Resources
    iHeartMedia

  • 3:05pm – 3:20pm Networking Break
  • 3:20pm – 3:55pm Keynote Presentation featuring Bank of America: "Realize The Power Of Our People Through Inclusion"
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    This session will explore the role of Learning and Development in creating an inclusive, organizational culture for all employees. In this session, Namrata Yadav, SVP, Head of Inclusion and D&I Learning, will highlight how the organization’s award-winning Diversity and Inclusion initiatives evolved from a compliance driven mandate to playing a key role in improving retention, engagement and performance.
     
    You will learn:

    • Beyond the business case – why D&I is critical for success especially in global organizations
    • Best practices demonstrating Bank of America’s learning solutions – innovative, high quality, low cost initiatives which achieve measurable, impactful results
    • How to embed D&I in your culture to create a culture of transparency and authenticity

    Namrata Yadav
    Senior Vice President, Head of Inclusion Strategy and Diversity & Inclusion Learning
    Bank of America

  • 3:55pm – 4:05pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host Amanda Dunn Kelly
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    Amanda Dunn Kelly
    Senior Vice President, Learning & Leadership Development Executive
    Bank of America

  • 4:05pm – 5:05pm 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! Email skhan@argyleforum.com

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