Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our annual 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Dallas. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that human capital executives are facing going into 2018, 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:

  • Corporate America’s evolving expectations towards the CHRO
  • 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
  • Leveraging analytics to source the right talent, understand employee behavior, and predict trends
  • Social media and mobile recruitment strategies to identify top talent
  • Transforming HR into a critical supporter of key business initiatives


Our keynote presentationsfireside chatspanel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers.

We look forward to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 HR leaders hailing from the heart of Texas and beyond!

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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.

Kathy Aslin Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
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Kim Cummings Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Diversity
BNSF Railway
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Colleen Dutton Associate Vice President Human Resources
University of Texas at Dallas
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Lisa Fowler Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Nationstar Mortgage
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Janice Little Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
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Miya Maysent Vice President, Talent Development and Diversity
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Kevin Peterson Head of Talent Management and Organizational Development
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Kathy Schaaf Chief Human Resources Officer
CTI Foods
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Karen Thornton Chief Administrative Officer
FTS International
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Linda Valdez Thompson Executive Vice President of Administration and Diversity
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am - 11:25am Panel Discussion: "Creating and Maintaining a Highly Engaged Employee Experience"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Building a strong employer brand
    • Organization and employee communication strategies
    • Improving the employee/manager relationship
    • Driving corporate culture with unique perks, benefits, and incentive plans
    • Increasing employee satisfaction in the workplace

  • 11:25am - 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: “Employee Empowerment: A Modern Approach to Performance & Engagement”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Best practices in performance management and employee recognition
    • Driving employee efficiency
    • Latest trends in learning and development
    • Nurturing leaders to drive engagement within the organization
    • Challenges and lessons learned in determining employee’s needs and wants

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Talent Landscape and the Impact on HR Strategy”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • How the role of HR has evolved in the digital era
    • Key components in recruitment strategies and how to implement them
    • Employer branding and identifying candidate experience to attract future talent
    • Leveraging technology to connect with critical talent
    • Engaging and retaining top talent in the organization
    • Trends in the talent landscape that will impact HR in the future

  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm - 3:15pm Keynote Session: "Driving Organizational Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion"
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • HR challenges with organizational culture and employee engagement
    • Successful initiatives and best practices concerning diversity and inclusion issues
    • Collaborating across the C-Suite to manage an effective workplace culture
    • Identifying, preventing, and eliminating bias in the organization
    • Improving recruitment strategies and best practices to Increase diversity in the workplace

  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Closing Keynote Session
  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm 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! request a pass.

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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  • "The topics are contemporary and thought-provoking, and the speakers are excellent across the board. "

    A VP of HR at totes Isotoner on the quality of content at Argyle Human Capital forums.

  • "Argyle does a terrific job of making sure the right people are in the room, having the right conversations to drive their businesses forward. "

    The CHRO of Snyder's Lance on attending Argyle Human Capital events and making connections.

  • "The experiences I've had at their forums are unlike that from any other symposium I've attended. "

    The VP of HR & Development at Vantage West Credit Union on the Argyle Human Capital series.

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

Please note the below is the preferred hotel of Argyle Executive Forum. Please specify that you are part of the Argyle group when booking sleeping rooms in order to receive a discounted rate of $185.00 per night, taxes not included. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


The Fairmont Dallas

1717 N Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Telephone: (800) 441-1414