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 Toronto. 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 past events include Lynn Roger Chief Talent Officer BMO Financial Group ; Sarah Keizer Vice President, Human Resources: Organization Effectiveness TD Bank, Bob Bennett Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Learning Officer FedEx, Tyronne Stoudemire, Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Christy Harris Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Inclusive Diversity, Allstate, 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 Toronto area 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.

Marla Allan Vice President Human Resources
Grand & Toy
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Lana Bryon Head of Talent Acquisition
Walmart Canada
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Helen Ferreira-Walker Chief Human Resources Officer
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Ilana Hechter Partner and Leader of Talent Strategy and Transformation, Mercer Canada
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Emma Horgan Chief People Officer
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Lily Koliqi Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Group Functions
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Grace Kong Vice President, Human Resources, Canada
Cox Automotive
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Nancy Nazer Senior Vice President Organization Development
Rogers Communications
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Sharon Ramalho Former Chief People Officer
McDonald's Canada
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Claire Silvester Vice President, Human Resources
Vector Aerospace
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Gordana Terkalas Vice President, Human Resources
Aecon Group
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Keynote Presentation featuring Rogers Communications
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    Nancy Nazer
    Senior Vice President Organization Development
    Rogers Communications

  • 10:10am – 10:35am Networking Break
  • 10:35am – 11:25am Panel Discussion: “The Role of Performance Management in Empowering the Workforce”
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    Topics include, but aren’t 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 

  • 11:25am – 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am – 12:15pm Keynote Presentation featuring Walmart Canada
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    Lana Bryon
    Head of Talent Acquisition
    Walmart Canada

  • 12:20pm – 1:10pm Panel Discussion: “The HR Impact in 2017 and Beyond”
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    Topics include, but aren’t limited to:

    • The rise of digital 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 an organizational culture of high performance in the organization
    • Generating leadership development and growth and preparing for the organization in the future

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:45pm Keynote Presentation featuring Vector Aerospace
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    Claire Silvester
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Vector Aerospace

  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
  • 3:00pm – 3:35pm Keynote Presentation featuring McDonald’s Canada
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    Sharon Ramalho
    Former Chief People Officer
    McDonald's Canada

  • 3:35pm – 3:40pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:40pm – 4:40pm 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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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


Hyatt Regency Toronto

370 King Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 1J9
Telephone: (416) 343-1234


InterContinental Toronto Centre

225 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Telephone: +1 416-597-1400


One King West

1 King Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 1A1
Telephone: (866) 470-5464


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 2M9
Telephone: (866) 716-8101


The Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
Telephone: 1 416-869-1600