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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2018 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Chicago. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that HR 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 (but not limited to):

  • Using an agile approach in talent recruitment and employee development 
  • Leveraging technology to enhance the employee experience and workplace collaboration
  • The future of HR as a business partner and strategic advisor
  • Identifying and developing the next generation of leadership within the organization
  • The role of performance management in engaging the workforce

 

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 in Chicago!

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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.

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Amy Best Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Exelon Corporation
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Laura Birk Vice President, Human Resources
Barilla America
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Lilith Christiansen VP, Onboarding Solutions
SilkRoad
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James Damron Vice President, Human Resources
Flying Food Group
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Donna Dorsey Chief Human Resources Officer
Navistar
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Paul Eccher CEO
Vaya Group
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Jackie Gordon EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of the USA
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Lora Haak Vice President, Human Resources, Americas and Global Marketing
Beam Suntory
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Jason Henderson Executive Managing Consultant
DDI
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Tammy Liter Head of Human Resources, Functional Excellence and Talent Planning
Boeing
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Donovan Mattole Vice President of Human Resources
Brenntag North America
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Taylor Meadows Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed
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Julia Mendez Principal Business Consultant
PeopleFluent
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Rosa Santos VP Talent Management and Organization Development
PepsiCo
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Jason Senner Senior Vice President, Human Resources
ARYZTA
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Becky Snow Global Vice President, People and Organization, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Mars
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Tyronne Stoudemire Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
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Rich Wachter Vice President Human Resources, VideoJet Technologies
Danaher Corporation
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Chandra Wilensky Chief Talent Officer
Northern Trust
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Shawn Zimmerman Vice President Human Resources, Kellogg North America
Kellogg Company
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  • 7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 8:40am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Donovan Mattole
    Vice President of Human Resources
    Brenntag, Inc

  • 8:40am – 9:15am Keynote Presentation: “Transforming to a High Performance Organization; HR’s role in enabling the journey at Kellogg’s”
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    In this session you will learn:

    • Provide a roadmap to building a high performance organization (HPO)
    • Gain insights on how to apply identifying what characteristics are critical to win the hearts and minds of your employees
    • Discover the key levers to enable change and incent the desired behaviors of an HPO
    • Share insights and key learnings along the journey. Do’s and Don’ts

    Shawn Zimmerman
    Vice President Human Resources, Kellogg North America
    Kellogg Company

  • 9:20am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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    Taylor Meadows
    Recruitment Evangelist
    Indeed

  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 10:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Right Management
  • 10:35am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: “Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Defining diversity and inclusion
    • Challenges facing in creating a diverse workplace
    • Successful initiatives and best practices in identifying D&I issues
    • How analytics can measure the impact of successful D&I strategies in your organization
    • Leveraging technology to increase diversity in the organization
    • Using big data to eliminate workforce discrimination
    • Responding to feedback on how diversity and inclusion initiatives impact employees
    • Identifying, preventing, and eliminating bias in the workplace
    • Future D&I efforts in the organization

    Moderator:
    Donovan Mattole
    Vice President of Human Resources
    Brenntag, Inc
     
    Panelists:
    Amy Best
    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
    Exelon Corporation
     
    Donna Dorsey
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Navistar
     
    Julia Mendez
    Principal Business Consultant
    PeopleFluent

    Tyronne Stoudemire
    Vice President of Global Inclusion & Diversity
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation

    Terri Walker
    Vice President, Human Resources
    McGraw Hill Education

  • 11:25am – 11:45am Fireside Chat: “The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Talent Management”
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    In the span of 5 years, Beam Suntory has evolved into an award-winning workplace where leadership is successfully identified and cultivated – remarkably different from where their journey began. Lora Haak and Paul Eccher will discuss how Beam Suntory successfully implemented a comprehensive talent management strategy that helps Beam Suntory:

    • Fill senior roles with internal promotions – shifting from external hires which were often unsuccessful
    • Identify and accelerate high potential individuals
    • Realize quantifiable results on talent management initiatives

    Lora will also discuss how to foster widespread engagement for talent management initiatives by tailoring solutions to the unique culture and identity of an organization.

    Paul Eccher, PhD.
    CEO
    Vaya Group

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    Lora Haak
    Vice President, Human Resources, Americas and Global Marketing
    Beam Suntory

  • 11:45am – 12:05pm Networking Break
  • 12:05pm – 12:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Strategic Onboarding to Drive Business Outcomes"
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    Unemployment is low, voluntary attrition is high, and organizations are fighting to find and retain the right caliber of talent. What’s more, organizations are struggling to communicate the impact of their people initiatives on business outcomes such as customer service and revenue performance. Join SilkRoad’s Lilith Christiansen, author Successful Onboarding, for a session on what is strategic onboarding and how to leverage strategic onboarding to drive business outcomes.

    Lilith Christiansen
    VP, Onboarding Solutions
    SilkRoad

  • 12:25pm – 1:10pm Panel Discussion: “Rethinking Leadership Potential”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:

    • The HR and organizational view and approach on potential
    • Expanding the view of potential
    • Maximize millennials and diversity in the organization
    • Challenges facing when shifting the focus away from just talent identification to talent development and driving bench strength/readiness
    • Measuring the impact or results of identifying and developing potential
    • How the roles of HR and business leaders differ in terms of unleashing potential

    Moderator:
    Jackie Gordon
    EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
    YMCA of the USA

    Panelists:
    James Damron
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Flying Food Group

    Jason Henderson
    Executive Managing Consultant
    DDI

    Jason Senner
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    ARYZTA
     
    Chandra Wilensky
    Chief Talent Officer
    Northern Trust

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:45pm Keynote Presentation featuring Mars
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    Long rich histories as family-run businesses, different operating models, unique cultures: Rebecca Snow will talk about bringing two iconic global businesses together – Wrigley and Mars Chocolate – to create the world’s largest confectionery company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, in 2017.  She’ll talk about the human side of change and the leadership required to guide the organization through the integration and beyond – including key lessons learned along the way.

    Becky Snow
    Global Vice President, People and Organization, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
    Mars

  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
  • 3:00pm – 3:35pm Keynote Presentation: “Embracing Corporate Equality: Barilla’s Journey Toward Inclusiveness”
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    From Chairman Guido Barilla’s unfortunate comments in 2013 to earning a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (four years running), Laura Birk, Barilla VP, Human Resources, will discuss Barilla’s global diversity & inclusion journey and highlight key initiatives the company implemented, both internally and externally, to ensure everyone feels welcome at their table. Laura will candidly address the challenges Barilla has faced along the way and how the company’s unique ‘inside-out approach’ to D&I strengthened Barilla’s people, culture and community. Most importantly, Laura will provide recommendable actionable steps for companies to take and share results that demonstrate D&I is indeed the key ingredient to a better business.

    Laura Birk
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Barilla America

  • 3:35pm – 4:10pm Keynote Presentation: “How Danaher and Videojet Leverage ‘Talent as a Business Growth Engine’”
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    During this interactive session, attendees will learn about key drivers to attract, engage, develop and talent to drive business results.  Participants will walk away with best practices for building and promoting an employment brand and career development processes which drive employee engagement while attracting and retaining top talent in the market.

    Rich Wachter
    Vice President Human Resources, VideoJet Technologies
    Danaher Corporation

  • 4:10pm – 4:20pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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    Donovan Mattole
    Vice President of Human Resources
    Brenntag, Inc

  • 4:20pm – 5:20pm 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?

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