Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our annual 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Los Angeles. 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:

  • Corporate America’s expectations of the modern 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 Southern California 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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Troy Achong Vice President, Organization Development and Training
Fox Entertainment Group
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Ramona Agrela Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive
University Of California Irvine
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Cindy Ballard Chief Human Resources Officer
tronc
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Charlotte Blane Senior Managing Consultant
Gallup
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Gabriela Burlacu, Ph. D. Senior Human Capital Management Researcher
SAP SuccessFactors
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Judy Chen Head of Learning, Development & Diversity
Starz
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Latané Conant Chief Marketing Officer
Appirio
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Stephanie Demiris Head of Learning and Enrichment
Buzzfeed
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Brenda Diederichs Chief Human Resources Officer
County of Orange
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Courtney Goldstein Head of Talent Acquisition, Corporate Functions
NBC Universal
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Kristina Guillen Vice President, Human Resources
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
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Debbie Hori Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Bunim/Murray Productions
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Cory Kreeck Vice President, Organization Development
Beachbody
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Dana Lipman Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer, General Counsel
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
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Sue McGrath Vice President, Human Resources
Illumina
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Reed Pateuk Account Executive
Workday
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Craig Simmons Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Oakwood Worldwide
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Adam Taylor Managing Director, Leadership and Talent Strategy
DDI
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Kevin Walker Senior Director, Employer Insights
Indeed
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 8:55am Session Introduction featuring Workday
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    Reed Pateuk
    Account Executive
    Workday

  • 8:55am – 9:30am Keynote Presentation featuring Beachbody: “Talent Development through Continuous Conversations: How Beachbody Simplified Coaching”
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    Cory Kreeck
    Vice President, Organization Development
    Beachbody

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SAP SuccessFactors: “Creating an Agile Workforce: Three Simple Yet Transformational and Often Overlooked Techniques”
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    We are living a world of ever-accelerating change.  Yet many companies continue use traditional human capital management methods built during an era when we assumed people’s goals and responsibilities remain relatively stable over the course of a year.  This is no longer true.  Frequently shifting goals, organizational structures, and job priorities are the new normal. 
     
    Join this presentation to learn more about the methods companies are using to become more agile in a rapidly changing world, and how you can adopt processes that enable you to leverage a workforce that is energized rather than overwhelmed by change. 

    • Truly knowing who works for you.  Getting beyond names and job titles to truly understand the capabilities and potential of your employees.  Ensuring the right people are matched with the right roles over time.
    • Creating a culture of continuous engagement.  Building a strong but flexible connection between high level business goals and frontline tactical actions.  Adapting to challenges instead of reacting to them.
    • Leveraging the learning power or people. Tapping into the knowledge of the entire workforce to learn how to deal with change.  Spreading new ideas quickly.

    Gabriela Burlacu
    Sr HCM Researcher
    SAP SuccessFactors

  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 10:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Kevin Walker
    Senior Director, Employer Insights
    Indeed

  • 10:40am – 11:25am Panel Discussion: “The Role of Performance Management in Empowering the Workforce”
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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

    Moderator:
    Judy Chen
    Executive Director, Learning, Development & Diversity
    Starz

    Panelists:
    Ramona Agrela
    Associate Chancellor and Chief HR Executive 
    University of California, Irvine

    Cindy Ballard
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    tronc

    Charlotte Blane
    Senior Managing Consultant
    Gallup

    Dana Lipman
    Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer, General Counsel         
    YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

  • 11:25am – 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am – 12:05pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Appirio: “Overcoming Worker Experience Challenges”
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    Many organizations prioritize creating amazing digital experiences for customers, and leverage state-of-the-art analytics tools to collect detailed info on market sentiment and customer satisfaction. Yet many of these same companies struggle to create consumer-grade experiences for their workers - employees, managers, partners and contractors, who represent their brand. In this roundtable, we'll discuss approaches to empowering the workforce to the same degree we empower customers, by focusing on 3 key outcomes: workers who are Engaged, Productive, and Agile. We'll talk about Capabilities required to deliver those outcomes, how to prioritize them, and how to achieve them leveraging cloud technologies.
     
    Latané Conant
    CMO
    Appirio

  • 12:05pm – 12:50pm Panel Discussion: “The Unrealized Promise of Leadership Potential”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Challenges HR faces when identifying leadership potential
    • HR views and approaches to unleash potential
    • Preparing the next generation of leaders today
    • Accelerating the potential of individuals, teams, and organizations


    Moderator:
    Craig Simmons
    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Oakwood Worldwide
     
    Panelists:
    Troy Achong
    VP Human Resources
    Fox Entertainment Group
     
    Kristina Guillen
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Coffee Bean
     
    Sue McGrath
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Illumina

    Adam Taylor
    Managing Director, Leadership and Talent Strategy
    DDI

  • 12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch
  • 1:50pm – 2:35pm Panel Discussion: “Futureproofing HR Leaders for Tomorrow’s Workforce”
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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
    • Challenges in administering talent
    • Ensuring HR investments are working for the organization
    • 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:
    Stephanie Demiris
    Head of Learning and Enrichment
    Buzzfeed

    Panelists:
    Brenda Diederichs
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    County of Orange 

    Courtney Goldstein
    Talent Acquisition Director, Corporate Functions
    NBCUniversal Media

    Joy Oana
    Director, Human Resources, Cable Entertainment Group
    NBC Universal

  • 2:35pm – 2:55pm Networking Break
  • 2:55pm – 3:30pm Keynote Presentation featuring Bunim/Murray Productions: “Going Digital: Leveraging Technology in the Hiring, Onboarding, and Separation Process”
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    Transactional vs. Strategic. How does HR make the leap from pushing paper to providing analytics for the business? How do we reduce administrative tasks for our business units to enable them to spend their time productively?
     
    This session is a case study on how the creator of reality television moved their people processes from paper and spreadsheets to a better solution using technology. 
     
    You will learn how a high tech company with a low tech HR department implemented an HRIS, onboarding system, electronic timecards, and space planning software to deliver a better experience for employees, create efficiencies, and provide analytics for decision making.
     
    Debbie Hori
    SVP Human Resources
    Bunim/Murray Productions

  • 3:30pm – 3:35pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 3:35pm – 4:35pm 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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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.

Venue

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza


251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone: (800) 843-6664
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Standard Hotel: Downtown LA


550 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Telephone: (213) 892-8080
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W Los Angeles - Westwood


930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (877) 782-0104
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