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 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 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 Texas and beyond!
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation View Bio »
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BNSF Railway View Bio »
Kim Cummings, SCP, SPHR is assistant vice president, Human Resources and Diversity at BNSF Railway1. In this role, Kim has responsibility for BNSF Railway’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She also provides leadership to the HR matrix teams supporting Law, Compliance and Audit Services, and Technology Services. Kim splits her time on several boards that include: the University of Texas Arlington Human Resource Advisory Board, Girls Inc. of Tarrant County, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), the Source of Hope and the DFW Multicultural Alliance. Kim has spent over 20 years in leadership roles encouraging and promoting employee engagement in companies that include Belo (Broadcast Media), Burger King Corporation, Dell and Target Corporation. Kim has received numerous community service and is a leadership recipient of the 2012 “HR Professional of the Year” designation by Ogletree Deakins Law Firm and the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 2015 DiversityFIRST™ Award from the National Diversity Council and named 2016 Texas Most Powerful Business Women by Texas Diversity Magazine.
Kim received her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Texas State University graduating from the University’s Emerging Leader program and was inducted into Who’s Who in College & Universities students. Kim received her Master degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Senior Professional designation in Human Resources and certified employee relations credentials. Kim is a professional member of the Fort Worth Human Resources Group and National Society of Human Resource Management.
In her spare time, Kim participates in half-marathons, teaches Human Resources Certification courses, volunteers with the Dallas Women’s Foundation – Orchid Giving Circle, Meed Center YouLead Global Youth Leadership program, Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-DFW, Grapevine/Colleyville School District Diversity Advisory Council, United Way of Tarrant County, and speaks at local universities on the topics of diversity and human resources.
University of Texas at Dallas View Bio »
Colleen Dutton has served as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Texas at Dallas since June 2012. As the CHRO, she is responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the Office of Human Resources and is grateful for the talented professionals that work hard to achieve the mission of the HR team. That mission, to enable the success of others; what we do should help others be their best at what they do best, has successfully elevated the role of HR from transactional, to a consultative partnership with campus colleagues. In December 2016, Colleen received the Strategic Leader of the Year Award from Pursuit of Excellence, Inc. for her efforts in reinventing the HR function at UTD.
Prior to joining UTD, Colleen was the Director of Employee Relations and Compensation at Rice University for 12 years, and worked in public and private health care for 13 years prior to venturing into academia.
Colleen is the creator of The Four C’s of A Diamond Employee model – Character, Culture, Commitment, and Capability; the T.R.E.E. strategic planning model - Total Rewards, Recruitment, Retention and Recognition, Excellence in Performance, and Employee Engagement); and the P.I. E. Chart - Plan, Identify & Evaluate, a performance management and development tool.
She created, designed, and managed the TEAMS program at Rice University (Training Enables A Manager’s Success) - a yearlong leadership development program for first-line supervisors and mid-level managers with a dual focus in developing managerial and leadership skills. The success of this program earned Colleen the 2011 SHRM- HR Houston HR Leader of the Year award, and the award for Organizational Excellence.
Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in health education from Sam Houston State University, and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified.
Nationstar Mortgage View Bio »
Lisa Fowler is Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar Mortgage), a consumer-friendly mortgage provider and servicer.
Prior to Mr. Cooper, Lisa held multiple Human Resource Leadership roles, in the Media and Entertainment industry at BET Networks, a Viacom company, NBC Universal and Vivendi Universal. Beyond the Media and Entertainment Industry, Lisa’s career extends to Health, Consumer Goods and Transportation with time spent at Bausch & Lomb and U-Haul. At these companies, Lisa’s roles included Strategic HR Business Partnership, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Workforce & Succession Planning, Leadership Development, and Merger & Acquisition. During her time at Bausch & Lomb, as Head of Human Resources for the U.S. Surgical division, Lisa was part of the leadership team to close on a $34 million private company acquisition, successfully merging two extremely different business cultures into one high-performing $450 million business unit.
Along with her extensive HR expertise and leadership, Lisa has a passion for creating an effective organizational workplace and people-centric environments, by continuously developing people strategies that transform or enhance an organization’s goal of being an employer of choice.
An avid supporter of giving back to the community and partaking in mentorship programs; Lisa serves as the Vice President of International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute; was inducted into The Links, Incorporated, an esteemed international, not-for-profit Corporation focused on services to youth. An active member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and a former mentor and supporter of Everybody Wins! DC.
Lisa studied at The Peter F. Drucker, and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at ClaremontGraduate University holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from National University San Diego and resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two sons.
HighGround View Bio »
Andee Harris brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as the Chief Engagement Officer at HighGround. She joined the team in April 2016 and is responsible for thought leadership, market share growth, new business development, multi-channel marketing strategies and revenue management. Most recently, served as the vice president of sales and marketing for The Marcus Buckingham Company. Before that she led sales and marketing for Syndio, a people analytics software company. She provided strategic direction and day-to-day operations for the sales and marketing team. Andee was also the driving force behind Syndio’s rebranding and positioning from communications and academic research to a people analytics company.
SilkRoad View Bio »
Joining the SilkRoad Technology, Inc. Team in 2008, Mimi has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources (multiple roles) and 8 years of Process Improvement as a senior HR strategist working with SMB and Enterprise organizations providing guidance to startup, growth and stable organizations. She works with current and prospective clients on transforming talent management into talent activation, bridging organizational gaps, recommending new processes, developing training and communication strategies all while also evaluating innovative tools and solutions within Talent Activation that delivers the apps, analytics, & experiences to empower HR teams and creating employee engagement and branding, to meet their business goals and objectives.
Prior to joining SilkRoad, Mimi supported both established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising through stages of creation, growth and stabilization. Mimi’s most recent position has been as a Director, Managed Services. In addition, she provided sales support for SilkRoad. Mimi is most proud of her ability to successfully recruit, connect and team with highly skilled/technical professionals to senior managers and C-level executives.
Mimi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Practice concentration in Talent Acquisition Strategy former SHRM member and PHR Certified; Six Sigma Certified; Industry experience includes Automotive, Banking, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Goods, Entertainment, Healthcare, High-Tech, Legal, Marketing, Non-Profit, Oil & Gas, Specialty Retail.
You can find Mimi on twitter @mimij2016
Fitbit View Bio »
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Virgin Pulse View Bio »
Rajiv Kumar serves as Chief Medical Officer and President of Virgin Pulse Institute, which provides Virgin Pulse clients with cutting-edge Value-on-Investment (VOI) studies and promotes research on health, wellbeing and employee engagement. Dr. Rajiv Kumar’s responsibilities also include overseeing the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board and the organization’s analytics team.
Dr. Kumar joined Virgin Pulse in 2016, following the company’s acquisition of ShapeUp, an employee wellbeing company that he founded in 2006. As CEO of ShapeUp, he led the growth of the company from a two-person, dorm-room startup to a global company with over 100 employees, 800 customers, and 2 million participants around the world. During his time at ShapeUp, he pioneered new approaches to leveraging social connections to enhance employee health and wellbeing and co-authored several peer-reviewed studies on the relationship between social networks and healthy behavior.
Dr. Kumar earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has focused his career on prevention, public health, and innovation in health care. He also received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Brown University.
JCPenney View Bio »
Miya Maysent is the VP of Talent Development and Diversity for JCPenney. In this role, she is responsible for leading teams who support Associate education and growth from front line store associates to Officer and executive development. In addition, Miya is responsible for the Organizational Development team which provides performance management, talent planning, change management and associate engagement support. And the final area that falls into Miya’s responsibility is ensuring Inclusion and Diversity initiatives are supported and sustained across the organization. This includes diversity education, talent planning, community outreach, supplier diversity & corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining JCPenney, Miya held similar roles with 7-Eleven, Inc for 5 years and with Valero Energy Corporation for 8 years. She began her career in consulting with a focus on Change Management, Executive Selection, Education and Coaching. Miya’s education is from UT Austin, with a Bachelors in Psychology and two Masters from University of North Texas in Counseling Psychology and Industrial Psychology. Miya’s other job is being mom to Emily, 16 and Robbie 19.
American Heart Association View Bio »
Sally Pabin is the Vice President of Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development for the American Heart Association, one of the world’s leading health nonprofit organizations. She joined the association in 2014.
In her role, she works closely with the Association’s senior leaders and HR Leaders to help attract, select, develop and retain diverse talent. She drives key organizational initiatives supporting the association’s employer brand, including candidate selection, employee engagement, learning and development, career pathing and talent reviews/succession management, to strengthen the organization’s capability to achieve its strategic goals.
Sally has over 20 years of progressive HR leadership experience at several global companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix (a Danaher company) and Tetra Pak, where she led the HR function for their North America business. She has certifications in lean management processes, talent and change management and brings a broad range of leadership experience as a trusted HR business partner. Sally has distinguished herself as a customer-focused solution creator who also happens to be an HR expert. Her passion for talent management is focused on developing the leaders of tomorrow.
You can find Sally on twitter @SallyPabin
Indeed View Bio »
As a Senior Manager with the Indeed Employer Insights Team, Aaron Schwartz leads a national team of Recruitment Evangelist's who pair platform data with industry trend analysis to share Indeed’s story and bring the value of the company’s programs and solutions to life. As an evangelist himself, he has helped hundreds of employers optimize their recruitment solutions and make the key hires they need to grow their businesses.
Aaron was a distinguished and award-winning member of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and also served as a Sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces.
Ericsson View Bio »
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FTS International View Bio »
Karen Thornton is Chief Administrative Officer for FTS International (FTSI), the largest private well completion company in North America. Ms. Thornton oversees the strategic direction of the HR function, leading the adoption of a culture of excellence among all employees and positioning the company as an Employer of Choice. She is responsible for multiple support functions including Human Resources, Payroll, Marketing and Communications, Facilities and Travel. However, Ms. Thornton focuses her efforts on progressive and proactive programs that effectively attract, develop, retain, recognize and reward top talent at all levels of the company.
With more than 15 years of experience in human capital administration, including strategic planning, change management, operations and project management, Ms. Thornton he has a proven track record of working successfully with senior leaders as a strategic HR partner, addressing and resolving a variety of organizational and people issues.
Before joining FTSI in 2014, Ms. Thornton was the strategic lead for HCM applications at Darling Ingredients Inc. (formerly Darling International). Prior to that, she was vice president of human resources and management services for EmCare Inc. She began her career as a consulting manager for Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Thornton earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Purdue University.
An avid education advocate, Ms. Thornton serves on the board of directors for the Tarrant County College Foundation. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the American Payroll Association.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport View Bio »
Linda Valdez Thompson is the Executive Vice President of Administration and Diversity at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Linda provides strategic leadership for Human Resources, Procurement and Materials Management, Risk Management, Business Diversity and Development, and Corporate Communications functions.
Linda has established employee engagement initiatives to ensure the workforce is productive, healthy, diverse, and inclusive. These initiatives include employee resource groups, mentoring networks, learning and development opportunities, and a Total Rewards strategy. She has also championed the Airport’s Wellness program with an on-site fitness facility and medical clinic.
During her professional career, Linda has acquired experience in Fortune 500 companies such as Levi Strauss, Hasbro, and Baxter Health Care. Her responsibilities have included multi-site, domestic and international locations.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Organizational Management. She is a Certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner from Cornell University, and is a Corporate Citizenship Professional from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Linda has received several distinctions including being named Woman of the Year by Hispanic Business Magazine, and Ultimate Latina by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She’s been the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Award and most recently, was listed as a Top Latino Leader in Texas by the National Diversity Council.
ADP View Bio »
Dr. Ahu Yildirmaz leads the ADP Research Institute, a specialized group within ADP that provides insights to leaders in both the private and public sectors on current and emerging issues in human capital management, employment trends, and workforce strategy. The Institute leverages ADP’s deep expertise across the entire spectrum of human capital management, as well as insights gained from ADP’s approximately 600,000 clients and its 20M+ employee sample, to conduct research that illuminates the crucial trends shaping today’s working environments.
Additionally, Dr. Yildirmaz is responsible for managing the world-renowned ADP National Employment Report, a monthly measure of U.S. employment derived from an anonymous subset of roughly 350,000 U.S. business clients. She also manages The ADP Regional Employment Report which measures monthly changes in regional non-farm private employment on a seasonally adjusted basis, and the ADP National Franchise Report which measures monthly changes in franchise employment and is derived from ADP’s actual transactional payroll data.
Throughout her career, Dr. Yildirmaz has approached her research with a global mindset, having lived and worked in Central Asia and Europe. Prior to joining ADP in 2011, Dr. Yildirmaz held a number of roles at Johnson and Johnson and AT&T in the areas of strategy, corporate finance and market research. She also lectured and taught several economics and finance classes within the Economics Department at New York University (NYU) and the City University of New York (CUNY).
Dr. Yildirmaz earned a doctorate degree in Economics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey.
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:05am Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am – 9:45am Fireside Chat featuring JCPenney and American Heart Association
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Vice President, Talent Development and Diversity
Vice President, Talent
American Heart Association
9:50am – 10:10am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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10:10am – 10:35am Networking Break
10:35am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: “Employee Empowerment: A Modern Approach to Performance & Engagement”
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Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- Challenges HR executives face with regards to employee engagement
- 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
Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Diversity
Chief Engagement Officer
AVP, Human Resources
11:20am – 11:40am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ADP
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Head of ADP Research Institute, and VP, Market Insights & Analytics
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 aren't limited to:
- Challenges HR executives are facing with regards to enhancing organizational culture and the overall employee experience
- Determining needs and wants from employees
- Putting your employees first when it comes to engagement, learning, and development
- The role of workforce health, wellness and other benefits have in workforce empowerment, culture, and engagement
- Unique employee perks and benefits your organization offers employees
- How the organization’s benefit strategy has changed over the years
- Priorities when it comes to employee satisfaction at work
Vice President, Global Head of Total Rewards & HRIS
Chief Medical Officer and President of Virgin Pulse Institute
Chief Administrative Officer
Linda Valdez Thompson
Executive Vice President of Administration and Diversity
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Silkroad
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Talent Activation Director
1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
2:10pm – 2:45pm Keynote Presentation featuring Ericsson
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Head of M&A, Global Talent Acquisiton
2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm – 3:35pm Keynote Presentation featuring University of Texas at Dallas: “The Four C’s of a Diamond Employee”
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We all know hiring the right people for the right job is critical to the success of an organization. Many applicants that are technically qualified for the job sometimes just don’t work out. Why? This presentation explores the Four C’s of a Diamond Employee model (Character, Culture, Commitment, Capability), a tool used by managers (or anyone) to broaden the focus on all the critical aspects of the position, and not strictly the person’s technical skill set.
Associate Vice President Human Resources
University of Texas at Dallas
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:
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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