2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our annual 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Atlanta. 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 presentations, fireside chats, panel 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 Atlanta and beyond!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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YMCA of Metro Atlanta View Bio »
DeRetta Cole, Ph.D., as the chief human resources officer of YMCA of Metro Atlanta comes to the Y from First Data, where she provided consultation on human capital and organizational development strategies for over 5,000 First Data colleagues within Financial Services and Consumer and Network Solutions.
Previously, DeRetta was vice president of human resources for Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., supporting Global Technology Operations. Before joining Turner, DeRetta held leadership roles with Ernst & Young, ADP, HomeGrocer.com, and YUM Brand.
In addition to human resources responsibilities like compensation and benefits, compliance, training, and employment policies, DeRetta brings an expansive, strategic talent management philosophy to the Y. She supports strategic board-level initiatives and be a thought leader and contributor to the leadership team. She is also a member of the Y-USA CHRO Executive Committee that is responsible for guiding and delivering the annual meeting and partnering with kindred groups and appointing special task forces to strategic projects and facilitate networking among members.
DeRetta received her undergraduate degree from University of Georgia, her Master’s in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and her PhD in Adult Education from University of Georgia. She is a certified facilitator for the Benchmark 360 assessment by the Center for Creative Leadership and is a qualified facilitator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and HOGAN Assessment.
Currently she is a board of director member of SHRM Atlanta, member of Human Resource People & Strategy (HRPS), Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF), Hawks Atlanta Diversity and Inclusion member, and past president of the Alumni Board of FACS at UGA.
DeRetta’s published work is as follows:
Cole, D. (2010). Courage under Fire: How Black Women have learned to survive in Corporate America (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Cole, D. (October 2012). The Storm is Still Brewing; Leadership Challenges for Women Leaders and their Corporations: A Call for Change in Leadership. Presented at the conference of International Leadership Association (ILA), Denver, CO.
Cole. D, Munley, A, Santana, L. (October 2013). Realities, Challenges and Leadership Resilience for the Female
Executive: Practices Revealed from across the Globe. Presented at the conference of International
Leadership Association (ILA), Montreal, Canada.
DeRetta has also been a speaker and served as a panelist at several events such as; Argyle (Atlanta, Dallas), Marcus Evans, HR Strategy & Innovation Summit, Connect HR Leadership; to name a few.
GE Energy View Bio »
Karen is a Leadership Development professional focused on helping individuals, teams and organizations perform their best through identifying and leveraging their strengths. Karen uses a storytelling approach to point out examples in everyday life that inspire all people to reach their leadership potential and be better than yesterday.
Karen is a Business Learning Leader within General Electric, responsible for Leadership Development and culture for employees in 140 countries. In this role, Karen focuses on developing leaders to deliver today’s strategies and building a rich pipeline for the future. Often described as bringing “clarity to chaos,” Karen leverages performance consulting, change management, communications, coaching, storytelling, neuroscience, strategic interventions and workshops to help strengthen leaders’ acumen and create high performing teams.
Karen’s roots are in psychology, communications, performance improvement, adult learning and instructional design. She is a four-time American Training and Development (ATD) award winner as well an eminent thought leader in various publications.
Workday View Bio »
Dave Edmondson is currently a Regional Account Executive at Workday managing account relationships in Georgia spanning industries: insurance, healthcare, business services and retail. Dave and team are responsible for understanding HR digital transformation as it relates to HR leadership strategies and equipping organizations with real-time reporting to measure business impact. One of Dave’s recent initiatives is bringing to market locally Workday Learning. A platform in which elevates enterprise learning by combining peer-generated content, interactive media, and learning management in a single application.
Dave earned his B.S., Systems Engineering, Computer Science from University of Virginia. Dave lives in Roswell and enjoys spending time with his children, playing golf and cheering on the Falcons.
World Kitchen View Bio »
Ed W. Flowers was named Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources for World Kitchen, LLC in December, 2011. In this role he provides leadership globally for Human Resources across the firm, with a primary responsibility for Executive Compensation, Total Rewards, Talent Management/Organizational Capability and Employee Engagement strategies that will provide a competitive human capital advantage for World Kitchen.
Ed Flowers brings with him over 25 years as a human resources professional in the Consumer Package Goods, Life Sciences, Advanced Technology and Sports industries. He has significant experience as a human resources business partner in a range of specific areas including human resources strategy, acquisition integration, executive compensation, organizational design and development, talent management/succession planning, executive coaching and performance management.
Prior to joining World Kitchen, LLC Mr. Flowers was Executive Vice President & Managing Partner at DHR International.
Previous to DHR International, Mr. Flowers was the Corporate Senior Vice President of Human Resources & CHRO for publically traded $2B Russell Corporation (acquired by Berkshire Hathaway). There, he was responsible for the overall global human resources function for the corporation’s 16,000 employees reporting to the CEO.
Previous to Russell, Mr. Flowers was the Global Vice President of Human Resources for privately held Merisant Company (spun off from Monsanto). At Monsanto he served as Global Vice President of Human Resources for 15,000 employees at Monsanto’s $6B Agriculture Sector and Dairy SBU’s where he was responsible for their global human resources.
Previous to Monsanto, Mr. Flowers was in several senior level roles at Unisys Corporation for 10 years in Detroit, MI, and Bluebell, PA.
A native of Greensboro, NC, Mr. Flowers holds a BA degree in History with a minor in Business
Administration from the University of North Carolina‐Charlotte. He has also completed an Executive Management Program at Wharton School of Business and Executive Human Resources Program at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Flowers resides in Chicago with his wife Kathy.
Turner Broadcasting System View Bio »
Ben Hill is Senior Vice President of Talent Management and HR Strategy for Turner and its portfolio of content brands including CNN, TBS, TNT, TCM, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Turner Sports. In this capacity, Ben is responsible for the development and execution of enterprise-wide HR strategy. He leads the Turner People Development team responsible for global executive, organizational, and employee development, strategic workforce planning and performance management, as well as the Turner Talent Acquisition team, which provides full-cycle recruiting support for the company. In addition, Ben leads the company’s centralized diversity and inclusion efforts.
Previously, he was the Human Resources Director for Turner Sports and Turner Content Distribution where he worked as a business partner focused on strategic client consultation. Prior to that, as Director of Workplace Initiatives, he was responsible for supporting CNN Worldwide in the areas of employee engagement, diversity, development, and communications.
Ben joined Turner in 2004 as an administrative coordinator in CNN’s Washington, DC Bureau, and relocated to Atlanta in 2008 to manage business administration across CNN’s domestic regions.
Prior to his work for Turner, Ben served as a finance director for a US Congressional campaign in North Carolina. From 1999 – 2002, he taught English literature at Charlotte Country Day School, and was awarded the school’s distinguished instructor award in 2002.
Ben earned a BA in English literature from Dartmouth College that included study at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Université de Lyon in France. He traveled extensively throughout Europe before beginning his career. In addition to his responsibilities at Turner, Ben currently serves on the board of trustees of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, the Ron Clark Academy, Theatrical Outfit, the Woodruff Arts Center Education Council, and the Emma Bowen Foundation.
The Krystal Company View Bio »
Catherine began her career in the hotel industry serving in several leadership roles with InterContinental Hotels Group over 14 years. She designed award winning global internal branding engagement programs, oversaw diversity and inclusion strategy, supported the launch and opening of several hotel brands and was part of the leadership team recognized as The Best Training Organization by American Society of Training & Development in 2012.
In 2014 Catherine served as the Vice President, Strategic Human Resources Business Partners at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Catherine was responsible for directing the brand’s people strategy and initiatives. Catherine and her team worked closely with leaders in the restaurant support center and restaurants in the areas of talent management, leadership succession and total rewards. She enjoyed partnering with Operations and Marketing to transform the employee and guest experience.
Most recently, Catherine was appointed Chief People Officer at The Krystal Company. Catherine leads a dynamic team of HR professionals serving over 350 restaurants and 7000 employees; focusing on company culture and career development.
Catherine’s personal purpose is to help individuals and teams rock it! She fuels her purpose by serving on the School of Hospitality Industry Board at Georgia State University, the Advisory Board for VOX Teen Communications and mentors emerging leaders for LEAD Atlanta. Catherine serves on the Governing Body for the Atlanta CHRO Leadership Summit. Catherine is an advocate of continuous development; earning her master degree in business administration in 2010 and is a proud member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 2014.
In 2016, Catherine was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council.
Catherine loves adventures with her two teenage daughters. She enjoys Zumba, is a wine aficionado and aspires to explore every spa experience that exists in the world.
SunTrust Bank View Bio »
Angela is a Group Vice President and leads the Employee Engagement Practice for SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where she been an HR leader for the past 11 years. During her tenure with SunTrust, Angela has been an HR Business Partner, managed an Employee Relations Team and served as the HR Policy and Practice Lead. Prior to joining SunTrust, Angela was the Senior HR Consultant and Safety Director for Wescom Credit Union and previously held the position of Managing Director for INROADS, Inc.
Angela brings 25 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in today's ever-changing business environment. She has a broad-based background in the areas of engagement, employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, leadership coaching, inclusion, policy development and risk management. Angela has a BS in Management from Purdue University and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Executive Leadership Program. She is also a graduate of LEAD San Diego, an organization whose purpose is to provide balanced, issue-oriented programming that informs and inspires leadership and civic engagement on regional issues.
Angela is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), is an active member in the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Georgia.
Angela relocated to Atlanta, GA from Southern California in 2006 and currently resides in Cobb County.
Atlanta Braves View Bio »
Lara Juras recently finished her 12th season with the Atlanta Braves, and was promoted in September from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. The last few years have contained many significant moments as she successfully transitioned the Front office space from Turner Field to the stunning SunTrust Park which anchors The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use development and a new business for the organization. In her role, Juras oversees all human resources initiatives for the Atlanta Braves, their four minor league affiliates as well as their newest affiliate the Battery Atlanta. Juras and her HR team focus on talent acquisition, professional development, employee engagement and the organization’s culture, as well as the everyday HR administrative processes. Juras joined the Braves in January 2006 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining the Braves, she started her baseball resume with the Detroit Tigers, where she created the Human Resource function and was instrumental in the transition from Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park.
In addition to her duties with the Braves, Juras has been a part of MiLB’s Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO) steering committee, and has been a member of MiLB’s Women in Baseball Leadership event which is held annually at the Winter Meetings. Other activities include membership in COBB Executive Women and most recently her daughter’s Daisy Girl Scout Troop Co-Leader.
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Juras graduated from Albion College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and communication. She and her husband Paul reside in Roswell with their children, Kiana and Joshua.
Fitbit View Bio »
Chris Kaiser is Fitbit's Business Development Manager for the Health Solutions division at Fitbit. Chris is a thought leader in healthcare technology with a specific focus on corporate wellness. He works with enterprise clients and large-scale companies to enable them to lead more engaging and effective wellness programs with world-class technologies and services. Prior to joining Fitbit, Chris was SVP of Business Development at WellNet Healthcare Group. There, he worked with clients to design and implement full scope population health management technology, services, and clinical engagement programs. Chris has experience working across many industries and locations while focused on using technology, data analytics, and insights to drive industry leading engagement rates and improve overall population health. Chris lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Jordan and son, Evan.
AGCO Corp. View Bio »
As Vice President, Human Resources – Asia Pacific/Africa and Global HR Centers of Expertise for AGCO Corporation (headquartered in Atlanta, GA), Lauri Lipka acts as the regional HR lead for the Asia Pacific / Africa region responsible for driving HR strategy, initiatives, and directives in partnership with Senior Leadership. She is also the lead for the global HR centers of expertise, driving the company’s strategy and direction in the areas of Total Rewards, HR Operations and Systems as well as Talent Management (which includes talent acquisition, performance management, succession management and learning and development as well as global employee communications). Lauri’s unique understanding of business allows her to offer practical and creative strategies to optimize human potential.
Prior to joining AGCO, Lauri also held a variety of Human Resources positions in the financial, software, services and media industries. With more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, she has a strong track-record of partnering with Senior Leadership in creating and delivering impactful and cost-effective programs that build organizational strength and drive bottom-line profitability. Her specialty areas include leadership development, succession management, organizational design, coaching, facilitation / training and project management.
Lauri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and Masters in Human Resources from Central Michigan University, as well as a Global Professional in HR (GPHR) certification.
Right Management View Bio »
Susan McClure is the Atlanta-based Vice President, Principal Consultant for North America with Right Management, the global leader in talent and career management workforce solutions within ManpowerGroup. Dr. McClure leads the Americas-wide team of exceptional Talent Management consultants who partner with organizations to align talent strategy with business strategy. Susan is a respected leader, inspirational speaker, a storyteller, and an innovator with an unfailing belief in the human spirit and the incredible power of possibility.
Consulting and Coaching Experience
Susan’s professional experienced has focused on the design, development, and execution of talent management systems and processes that drive sustainable change. Her 20+ years of organizational development experience in the US and internationally is with Fortune 100 corporations, midsize businesses, government, educational, and nonprofit organizations.
Susan specializes in working with leaders and their teams at the Director level and above, inclusive of the C-Suite. In her 20+ years of experience she has worked in finance, health care, manufacturing & industry, transportation, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and technology. Susan has partnered with executives and teams around talent strategy, business transformation, the challenges of an evolving workforce, executive team alignment, addressing the “polarity” of complex business issues, succession planning, modeling inspirational leadership, executive presence, and increasing organizational learnability. Susan’s current passion is supporting leaders to tell their stories that are inspirational, meaningful and memorable to drive culture change and sustain business results.
- Identified “top talent” for a Canadian-owned, Mexico-based mining organization, developing organizational champions in six divisions to support their respective business units in the execution of key employee competencies, unit-specific skills development, assessment, remediation, and rewards and recognition. Manufacturing production increased 27 percent during time the sixteen-month project was underway, and has been sustained for the subsequent nine quarters.
- Partnered with the leadership team of a Southeast-based financial services company following a significant acquisition to conduct a detailed needs assessment of leader capabilities, identify critical gaps in leadership competencies and behaviors, and develop a talent identification and execution process. The project was grounded in coaching and mentoring, and supported the company’s emerging commitment to Vision and Values, Ethics, Diversity, and Change.
- Worked with a Sao Paulo-based manufacturing organization to develop a Sustainability from the Start methodology that ensured the alignment of organizational talent to long-term operational targets. Assessed and coached senior leaders and managers and developed an action-learning, cross-training process for 40 high-potential employees in four plant locations across Brazil that resulted in 11 promotions in six months, and the attainment of all operational objectives for the first time in seven quarters.
- Was retained by a Southwest-based technology organization to design, develop, and coach facilitators who delivered The Talent Difference, a global leadership development solution in six languages, in five countries, for 1,000 high-potential leaders. The core elements of the program targeted focused on strategic effectiveness through the identification and development of talent; the management of performance coaching, rewards and recognition, and leading and motivating to results.
- Led a multi-divisional team in the development and execution of a comprehensive leadership development system. The project was rolled out to 7,000 leaders of a Midwest-based manufacturing organization who completed a comprehensive organizational design and cultural evaluation that assessed leader strengths and readiness and aligned leadership competencies to the organization’s vision, values, strategy, and competencies. Learning was executed in participant-led, just-in-time business projects.
- Aligned with the US leadership team of a Europe-based pharmaceutical company to identify and address what US employees identified as the “cultural challenge” of being managed by a non-US entity. A worldwide project team was identified and mobilized to articulate the various cultures and subcultures in various geographies. Coaching and oversight were provided to regional project team members who addressed region-specific subculture challenges, resulting in a twelve percent uptick in Employee Engagement scores within six months, and nine consecutive quarters of improved production and profitability.
Business Experience & Education
Prior to joining Right Management, Susan worked as the Managing Director of Organizational Development at The Highland Group, where she led a team of Americas-wide consultants focused on ensuring sustainable behavioral change in large-scale process improvement turnarounds. Susan was a Strategy Execution Consultant with Conner Partners, an Atlanta-based firm that executes corporate strategy during transformational change. She served as the VP of Organizational Development for Wells Real Estate Funds, Atlanta, and a Senior Director of Consulting for Carlson Marketing Worldwide in Minneapolis.
Susan earned a Ph.D. in Organization and Management (Leadership focus) from Capella University, Minneapolis, and a B.A. and M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University, Atlanta. She is an Adjunct Professor of Management in the MBA programs at Kennesaw State and Shorter Universities in Atlanta.
She is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) with the International Association of Performance Improvement (ISPI), and is certified in the interpretation of the MBTI®, DISC®, PRINT®, Hogan®, HBDI®, and Personal Resilience® assessments.
Turner Broadcasting View Bio »
Angela Santone is executive vice president and global chief human resources officer for Turner. As such, Santone has executive oversight of all human resources functions, including recruitment, total rewards, training & development, performance management, inclusion strategy and succession planning for its networks and businesses. Additionally, she provides executive oversight for corporate responsibility. Santone is based in Atlanta and reports to John Martin, chairman and chief executive officer of Turner.
Previously, Santone was senior vice president, human resources for Turner. As a strategic human resources partner to executives, she implemented business initiatives and leadership and organizational strategies throughout Turner’s corporate division. She also led human resources strategy for finance and accounting, properties, security, legal, communications, research, media planning, human resources, sports, distribution and advertising sales and technology and operations.
Since she joined Turner in 2001, Santone has held a succession of roles within the human resources organization leading human resources functions for entertainment groups, Turner Network Sales, program acquisitions and corporate groups, including finance and accounting, research and public relations. Earlier, Santone was the education/documentation manager and human resources generalist for S2 Systems, Inc.
Santone is a national board member for the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests. She has served as a mentor for WICT’s Agnes Scott mentoring program, a peer-to-peer mentor for the Southeast Chapter of WICT, and as an executive mentorfor the Turner Women Today mentoring program. She was previously on the board of Atlanta Jumpstart forYoung Children and was a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Hope’s Circle group. She is a2010 graduate of the Pathbuilders Achieva class and is a Class XXII fellow for WICT’s Betsy MagnessLeadership Institute.
Santone earned an undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree in counseling from Troy University. She is a certified facilitator for the Benchmark 360 assessment by the Center for Creative Leadership and is a qualified facilitator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation & young adult and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
AT&T View Bio »
Seth Zimmer is currently Assistant Vice President, Organizational Assessment and Development at AT&T. He has been with AT&T for almost 28 years. In this role, Seth and his team are responsible for AT&T’s assessment, survey, mentoring, coaching, performance development, engagement, and organizational development practices. This has been an exciting year for the team as they have rolled out a new performance development process, a facilitated session on understanding differences and an exciting peer coaching program. Seth’s tenure at AT&T has offered many other HR opportunities such as HR analytics, management staffing, HR technology and relocation.
Seth is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and Texas. He received his Ph. D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University, his M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University. Seth and his wife live in Alpharetta and are enjoying being empty nesters. They have a daughter living in Chicago and a son who is a sophomore in college.
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 9:35am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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DeRetta Cole Rhodes
Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
9:40am – 10:20am Keynote Presentation featuring GE Energy: “Storytelling: It’s Not Just for Campfires or Bedtime”
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Storytelling is one of the oldest tools used since cavemen to share information across generations. It is also an invaluable Leadership Development tool that can be used to help on-the-job learning. Storytelling helps leaders internalize, reflect and intentionally think about their actions. It also helps shape culture and establish trust with vulnerability. This keynote covers how to take one of the oldest tools for development and use it in innovative ways to help leaders be better than yesterday.
Chief Learning Officer
10:20am – 10:45am Networking Break
10:45am – 11:35am Panel Discussion: “Futureproofing HR Leaders for Tomorrow’s Workforce”
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- Challenges in administering talent
- Developing employees the right way
- How your organization’s workplace culture and performance management has evolved over the last few years
- Creating an HR strategy to align with the overall business strategy
- Strategies and best practices to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce
DeRetta Cole Rhodes
Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Angela Johnson White
Group Vice President, Teammate Experience Leader
Vice President, Human Resources, APA Region and Global Programs
Vice President & Principal Consultant Talent Management
11:35am – 11:55am Networking Break
11:55am – 12:00pm Session Introduction featuring Fitbit
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Business Development Manager
12:00pm – 12:50pm Panel Discussion: “The HR Impact in 2018 and Beyond”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- The rise of digital era and transformation in the workplace and its impact in HR leadership strategies
- Preparing millennials as the next generation of leaders
- Accelerating women and diversity in the workplace and in leadership roles
- Leveraging data and technology to measure the business impact of leadership and HR initiatives
- Driving and organizational culture of high performance in the organization
- Generating leadership development and growth and preparing for the organization in the future
AVP, Organizational Assessment and Development
SVP & Chief People Officer
Chief People Officer
The Krystal Company
12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
1:50pm – 2:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring Atlanta Braves: "HR's Most Important Function”
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There is one function that Human Resource professionals champion that provides the most significant return on investment with employees. This function helps create the foundation for a successful organization culture by maintaining healthy and successful employee/employer relationships. Employee complaints and frustration about leadership and the organization can be reduced if you can effectively facilitate this essential element.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
2:30pm – 2:50pm Networking Break
2:50pm – 3:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring Turner Broadcasting System: "Making Fans in HR"
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SVP Talent Management and HR Strategy
Turner Broadcasting System
3:30pm – 3:40pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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DeRetta Cole Rhodes
Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
3:40pm – 4:40pm Closing Reception
Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:
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
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