Why You Should Attend!



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 New York City. 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 New York Forum included JoAnne Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer at American Express Global Business Travel; Eric Hutcherson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at National Basketball Association; Anne Molignano, Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, North America at Sony Music Entertainment; Deborah Borg, Chief Human Resources Officer at Bunge Ltd; 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 Northeast 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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Vanessa Abrahams-John Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition
Praxair
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Diane Adams Chief Human Resources Officer
McGraw Hill Education
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Kevin Ames Director, O.C. Tanner Institute
O.C. Tanner
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Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D. Consulting Practice Leader, New York Metro Operations
DDI
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Carmen Bryant Director, Americas Employer Insights
Indeed
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Chris Carey HRIS Director
SEI
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Jerry Daly Senior Vice President
Optum
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Stephanie Elliott Vice President, Global Solutions
Kelly OCG
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Ellen Feeney Vice President, Counsel, Global Compliance
ADP LLC
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Harry Feuerstein President
Merryck & Co
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Alex Goryachev Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs
Cisco Systems
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Jill Katz Group Vice President, Human Resources
Macy's
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Kasey Konkright Expert Services – Talent Activation Strategy
SilkRoad
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Brian Kropp, PhD Practice Leader
CEB, now Gartner
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Melissa Louis Managing Consultant
Gallup
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Donovan Mattole Vice President of Human Resources
Brenntag North America
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Peter Miller Senior Director, Leadership, Talent & Change
AOL
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Diana Ng Head of Global People and Org Development for North America and Europe
Coach
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Lorel Roehl Director, Talent Acquisition & Staffing
Starwood Hotels & Resorts, LLC
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Ann Rosenblum Vice President, Talent Acquisition
CIT Group
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Peggy Rubenzer Senior Vice President of People Resources
Shake Shack
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Dawn Runge HR Executive & Business Transformation Advisor
SAP SuccessFactors
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Michael Tarpinian Strategic Account Executive
Workday
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Athene Van Mazijk Vice President, Human Resources, North America
Mondelez International
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Kathleen Weslock Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Frontier Communications
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  • 7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 8:35am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:35am – 8:40am Session Introduction featuring Workday
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    Michael Tarpinian
    Strategic Account Executive
    Workday

  • 8:40am – 9:15am Keynote Presentation featuring Cisco Systems: “Leading Cultural Transformation with Disruptive Co-Innovation”
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    Big companies in all industries must urgently reinvent themselves to keep up with the accelerated pace of change in our digital era. To remain relevant, leaders need to transform the mindset of their workforce and foster a company-wide culture of innovation.  That means fast and disruptive innovation where employees think and act like impassioned entrepreneurs in a startup.


    To achieve transformation, leaders must first mobilize all organizational levels—from the C-Suite to solo contributors—to ignite a practice of quick and lasting innovation companywide.  Programs and prescriptions that empower, engage and incentivize all employees to team up across all functions can lead to solutions that change the game and win the market. In this keynote, you will learn:

    • How to launch a grassroots innovation disruption across the entire company with the support of the C-Suite and “co-conspirators,” which captures the imagination of the entire workforce, and unleashes their most passionate ideas
    • The importance of empowering every employee to co-develop ideas with cross-functional teams, external customers, and mentors both inside and outside the company
    • Key lean startup methodologies that can be adapted to big companies that require a combination of creativity, discipline, teamwork, and alignment to corporate goals.

    Alex Goryachev
    Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs
    Cisco Systems

  • 9:15am – 9:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Carmen Bryant
    Director, Americas Employer Insights
    Indeed

  • 9:35am – 10:00am Networking Break
  • 10:00am – 10:20am 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

  • 10:20am – 11:05am Panel Discussion: “The Role of Performance Management in Empowering the Workforce”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Challenges HR executives face with regards to performance management
    • The role of performance management relative to workforce empowerment
    • Performance and engagement strategies and best practices on employees’ strengths
    • Empowering employees to take charge of their performance and development within the organization
    • HR communication to determine needs and wants from managers and employer and driving employee efficiency
    • Leveraging technology to create a stronger organizational culture and improve performance in the organization
    • Developing a highly productive workplace that drives consistent productivity 

    Moderator:
    Donovan Mattole
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Brenntag
     
    Panelists:
    Melissa Louis
    Managing Consultant
    Gallup
     
    Peggy Rubenzer
    Senior Vice President of People Resources
    Shake Shack
     
    Athene van Mazijk
    Vice President Human Resources, North America
    Mondelez International

  • 11:10am – 11:30am 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

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Networking Break
  • 11:50am – 12:40pm Panel Discussion: “The HR Impact in 2017 and Beyond”
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    Session topics include, but are not 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 

    Moderator:
    Diana Ng
    Head of Global People and Org Development for North America and Europe
    Coach Inc.
     
    Panelists:
    Diane Adams
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    McGraw Hill Education
     
    Harry Feuerstein
    President
    Merryck
     
    Jill Katz
    Group Vice President, Human Resources
    Macy’s

    Brian Kropp, PhD
    Practice Leader
    CEB, now Gartner

  • 12:45pm – 1:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring O.C. Tanner: "Appreciation: Inspiring People & Great Work”
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    This presentation is an unforgettable look at why appreciation matters and how to unlock its power to create great teams and cultures. It is an ideal way to launch or reinvigorate recognition programs and training.   
     
    Leaders learn how appreciation helps to overcome the challenges of a constantly churning, ever-changing market. Then with a keen understanding of three essential ways to appreciate great work, they are empowered to incorporate best practices that inspire employees to engage. And when people engage with your culture, vision, and values, companies grow.
     
    This session will cover the following: 

    • The actual definition of employee engagement and its proper role in an organization’s success cycle
    • Three essential ways to appreciate great work
    • The key role managers play in employee recognition
    • Best practices for delivering meaningful, purposeful moments of recognition

    Kevin Ames
    Director
    O.C. Tanner Institute

  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm Lunch
  • 2:05pm – 2:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring DDI: “3 Ways to Energize Leadership Growth”
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    While the world presents more challenging business conditions, the availability of leaders ready to tackle them is declining. Your role is to prepare leaders for bigger challenges today and in the future more quickly, more continuously, and fully enough so that they are ready—ready to lead in the competitive, chaotic world that we have come to know as the new normal.
     
    The more important question is: Are you ready to develop your ready-now and ready-next leaders?
     
    In this session, DDI’s Jazmine Boatman will challenge common practices and share alternative ways to accelerate leadership growth for your future. Prepare yourself with new insights and what to start (and stop!) doing so you can:

    • Prove business results from leadership development initiatives
    • Blow up the 9-box to identify your next generation of leaders
    • Ignite the potential and power of women in leadership roles

    Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
    Consulting Practice Leader, New York Metro Operations
    DDI

  • 2:25pm – 3:10pm Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Talent Landscape and the Impact on HR Strategy”
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    Session topics include, but are not 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

    Moderator:
    Ann Rosenblum
    Vice President, Talent Acquisition
    CIT Group

    Panelists:
    Vanessa Abrahams-John
    Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition
    Praxair

    Stephanie Elliott
    Vice President, Global Solutions
    KellyOCG

    Lorel Roehl
    Director, Talent Acquisition & Staffing
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts, LLC 

  • 3:10pm – 3:25pm Networking Break
  • 3:25pm – 3:30pm Session Introduction featuring Optum
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    Jerry Daly
    Senior Vice President
    Optum

  • 3:30pm – 4:05pm Keynote Presentation featuring Frontier Communications: “Optimizing for Business Partnership: HR Transformation to Enable Strategic Impact”
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    Today’s fastest growing businesses are in the business of people, and today’s business leaders understand the need to manage critical talent. To effectively partner with the businesses of today, HR professionals need to think beyond the traditional “blocking-and-tackling” of HR processes to become trusted business advisors. As Chief People Officer, Kathleen Weslock will share how she restructured the Frontier Communications HR team and developed the skills and capabilities needed to transform from a localized administrative function to a strategic partner to the business.
     
    Kathleen Weslock
    Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
    Frontier Communications

  • 4:05pm – 4:10pm Session Introduction featuring SilkRoad
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    Kasey Konkright
    Expert Services – Talent Activation Strategy
    SilkRoad

  • 4:10pm – 4:45pm Fireside Chat featuring AOL and SEI
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    Peter Miller
    Senior Director, Leadership, Talent & Change
    AOL

    Interviewed by:
    Chris Carey
    HRIS Director
    SEI

  • 4:45pm – 4:50pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 4:50pm – 5:50pm 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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