2018 Human Capital Forum: The New Strategic Role of HR
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2018 Human Capital Forum: The New Strategic Role of HR in New York City. 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):
- Building a consumer and digital HR organization
- 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
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 New York City!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Celgene View Bio »
Rona Anhalt is a Corporate Vice President of human resources and member of the management committee at Celgene Corporation, a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes therapies for cancer and inflammatory disorders. She is currently responsible for the HR business partnering function across the organization globally. In this capacity she acts as a strategic business partner charged with leading the organization’s people agenda, which includes managing change and culture initiatives, workforce planning, talent and development processes and organization design.
Rona has over 25 years of experience in both the finance and human resources fields. Prior to joining Celgene in September of 2016, Rona spent 12 years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. During her time there, she led several HR generalist and COE functions in various parts of the organization including U.S. General Medicines and Global Oncology. Most recently Rona was the Head of HR for the Cell and Gene Therapy Unit, which developed the first CAR-T therapy to be approved by the FDA. She previously worked in the high tech and financial services industries, and began her professional career as a financial analyst in commercial banking.
Rona received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics from Queens College, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the NYU Stern School of Business. She currently lives in Englewood, New Jersey with her husband and three children.
DDI View Bio »
Based in DDI’s New York City office, Jazmine leads a team of consultants and works with multinational organizations to drive business performance with their leadership selection, development, and succession management strategies. An industrial-organizational psychologist with special expertise in leadership and business impact analytics, Jazmine has provided expert advice to numerous Fortune 100 and 500 organizations in the form of leadership strategy consulting and executive coaching.
Jazmine previously managed DDI’s Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER) and has presented on leadership and talent trends at international industry conferences and events. She has managed and published global research studies including DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast, Global Selection Forecast, Women Work: The Benefits of Closing the Gender Gap, and Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? A Global Study of Businesswomen and Mentoring.
Indeed View Bio »
Carmen Bryant is the Director of Employer Insights, at Indeed, where she leads a team of experts that help employers optimize their recruiting tactics. Responsible for global insights, Carmen’s international experience allows her to develop scalable strategies that help companies find critical talent.
Prior to Indeed, Carmen led the trends and insights practice for the Content Innovation Agency at NBCUniversal as well as other strategic insights positions at top tier companies. Carmen is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology and African American Studies.
Colliers International View Bio »
Mary is Vice President of Human Resources for Colliers International. As Colliers’ Human Resources officer for the Greater Philadelphia region, Mary specializes in attracting and developing the best talent and building a culture of excellence based on engagement, diversity, and leadership. By integrating innovative solutions that utilize technology, predictive and data analytics with an emphasis on business growth, Mary has developed a human resources infrastructure that drives large scale growth within the operational team. Additionally, she revitalized the compensation and benefits portfolio to deliver substantial value to the company.
In her three years with the company, Mary led extensive organizational transformations. Under her leadership, Colliers was named the “Best of Workplace” in 2015 by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal and is continually listed as one of the top five Brokerage firms by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Mary was nominated for 2015 HR Excellence of the Year award by SHRM – Philadelphia Chapter.
Prior to Colliers, Mary was the founder and CEO of Chan Consulting, a Human Resources Consulting firm specializing in innovative strategies that helped clients become more productive and profitable.
Mary earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Holy Family University, and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Mary lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA with her two children.
Loews Corporation View Bio »
Laura Cushing is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Loews Corporation. Loews is made up of four principal subsidiaries: CNA Financial Corporation, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., Boardwalk Pipeline Partners and Loews Hotels & Resorts. Laura joined Loews in March of 2016 and is directly responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and serves as a strategic partner to the Loews executive leadership team and its subsidiaries.
Prior to Loews, Laura spent over 21 years at JP Morgan Chase. During her tenure there, Laura led several HR functions across the firm which included roles in Wholesale, Retail, and Corporate. Most recently, Laura was the Head of Talent Management and Organizational Development for the Consumer and Community Banking business.
Laura received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island, and attended the New School for Social Research.
Laura currently resides in Mountainside, New Jersey with her husband, 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter. Laura is actively involved in playing soccer, loves outdoor activities and is involved with supporting the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and local philanthropic activities.
TD Bank View Bio »
Amy is currently VP, Human Resources supporting the Corporate, Shared Services and Control functions for TD Bank in the US. Prior to this role, she supported Global Wealth Management, and was based in Toronto. Amy also supported Canadian Retail Banking Products and Services, and Specialized Commercial Banking while living and working in Toronto. Amy was previously the Head of Human Resources for TD Securities USA, based in New York.
With close to 20 years of HR experience in the Financial Services Industry, primarily focused on the Capital Markets businesses, Amy has held progressive roles at Bank of America, Lazard Asset Management and UBS.
With each role she has held, Amy has been responsible for delivering a business aligned HR strategy for a division while ensuring enterprise alignment for large global organizations. Amy is also experienced in leading Talent Acquisition functions.
Amy received an MPS from the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations and a Business Administration degree from the New York State University College at Oswego.
She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and 8 year old son.
Reflektive View Bio »
Amelia Forrest Kaye is the Director of Customer Success at Reflektive, a Series C performance management technology company in San Francisco, funded by Lightspeed Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and TPG Growth. At Reflektive, she built and scaled a team of implementation, enablement, success, and support specialists who work across our 400+ customers, supporting these businesses in advancing their employee engagement programs. She advises customers on HR best practices and change management strategy, gathers data and feedback from customers and partners to enhance our product, and is currently building out the company’s strategic partnership ecosystem to enhance our market offerings. She has worked as a consultant for over a decade across the public, private, and non-profit sectors to support organizations in business model innovation, go-to-market strategy, and operational change management. She has managed project teams in 15+ countries.
She has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley-Haas, and a BA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Time Inc. View Bio »
Gregory Giangrande is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Time Inc. He joined the Company in April 2012 and oversees all aspects of Human Resources, including talent recruitment and development, compensation and benefits.
Giangrande most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Dow Jones & Company/The Wall Street Journal. During his four-year tenure at Dow Jones, he was responsible for talent development, employee engagement, labor relations, compensation, benefits and all aspects of the Company's human resources efforts worldwide.
Previously, Giangrande was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at HarperCollins publishing group for nine years. He also held leadership positions in human resources at Hearst, Conde Nast and Random House.
He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism and communications from New York University (NYU). He taught communications at NYU for years and also worked in television news production. Giangrande lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Credit Suisse View Bio »
Marc Grainger is the global head of Learning, Development and Diversity at Credit Suisse, based in New York. In this capacity, he leads all learning, leadership development and organizational development work globally across Credit Suisse, in addition to driving the bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Efforts.
In previous roles at Credit Suisse, Marc was responsible for the bank’s performance management, promotion and succession planning processes, and was also global head of Human Resources for Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Department.
Marc joined Credit Suisse in May 2008 from Bank of America, where he was a Learning and Leadership Development Executive with responsibility for all learning solutions for Global Corporate, Investment Banking, Finance and Human Resources. Prior to Bank of America, Marc was a Management Consultant at Accenture, where he played a leading role in several significant learning outsourcing transactions within the financial services industry.
Marc holds a degree in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom
Ultimate Software View Bio »
Rana Hobbs has more than 15 years of experience with prominent Human Capital Management (HCM) solution providers working closely with executives and business leaders to bring actionable insights to their workforce. Through her work leading multiple client service teams, Rana has specialized in predictive and prescriptive workforce analytics, workforce planning, business strategy and human capital alignment, and change management design. She is currently focusing on the next generation of workforce analytics through the use of natural language processing and machine learning. Speaking publicly at HR.com, IHRIM, SHRM, and other industry events has provided an opportunity to both highlight customer successes and to contribute to conversations around growing industry trends.
Rana Hobbs has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
Macy's View Bio »
Jill Katz is a 20-year corporate HR expert with a passion for Employee Engagement, Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness.
Jill currently serves as Group Vice President of HR at Macy’s Merchandising Group (MMG), where she sits on the Management Committee and leads Talent Development for the organization. MMG is recognized as a retail industry leader with a diverse merchandise collection of well-known brands such as INC, Alfani, Hotel Collection, Style & Co., and Charter Club.
Prior to joining Macy’s, Jill served in HR Leadership roles in the Fashion/Retail industry for over 15 years. During her time at Warnaco/PVH, Jill led the global Engagement strategy work and served as VP, Human Resources for Calvin Klein Brands, Speedo, and the Intimate Apparel Businesses. She was the Senior Director of Talent Management at Ann Taylor, leading the function over the Ann Taylor, LOFT and Ann Taylor Factory Brands. Prior to the Fashion industry, Jill had leadership roles at USA Networks, IAC/Interactive Corp., and Financial services at Merrill Lynch.
Jill has been a conference speaker on topics including employee engagement, change management, and executive team dynamics; and she is a certified facilitator in several executive assessment and development tools. She also sits on the advisory board of a digital marketing company.
Jill is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She lives in Montclair, NJ with her husband Josh, and inspirational children Alexa and Benjamin.
Conde Nast View Bio »
Lauren Lopez is Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Inclusion & Community for Condé Nast. Lauren leads the talent strategy across the organizations iconic brands and oversees inclusion & community efforts, including employee resource groups and external partnership activities; ensuring that Condé Nast retains its position as an employer of choice within the media industry.
Lauren joined Conde Nast in September 2017 from NBCUniversal where she held progressive management positions on the Talent Acquisition team since 2015 and prior was a Business Partner for NBC News, Broadcast and Digital. Earlier in her career at McGraw Hill Financial and Bloomberg she built capabilities across a variety of HR disciplines to include retention, diversity and talent development.
In addition to her “day job” Lauren is pursuing a professional coaching certification with a focus on community advancement and workplace inclusion aligned to her passion of eliminating barriers to entry related to career and professional development.
L'Oreal View Bio »
Rebecca McFadden is the Vice President of human resources at L’Oreal USA. She is currently leading HR for the commercial organization across the Consumer Products Division. Prior to taking this role in March 2018, she spent eight months leading an organizational re-design of the commercial and marketing functions (and everything in between) of the largest division within L’Oreal USA. This role enabled Rebecca to leverage her background in Learning & Transformation, where she spent 3 years spearheading leadership development, culture and HR development across L’Oreal USA. During her time in Learning, Rebecca developed expertise designing and implementing learning solutions to support the business, and honed her facilitation and presentation skills. She was also a core member of the SMART transformation team, spear-heading a company-wide transformation of culture and leadership behaviors.
Rebecca has 14 years of experience in the human resources field. She started her career at NBC Universal working in a variety of HR generalist functions supporting 24/7 live production environments. She transitioned to the beauty industry in 2012, leading Talent development for L’Oreal Luxe. In that role she was responsible for the career development and succession planning of key positions across the 9 brands within the division.
She has a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from Monmouth University and a Master’s of science in Human Resources development from New York University. Rebecca lives in Montclair NJ, with her husband and 2 beautiful girls Abbey who is 5 years old, and Ella who is in her not-so-terrific two’s.
PeopleFluent View Bio »
Julia Méndez is Principal Business Consultant for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions division and a team member of the Peoplefluent Research Institute. She is based out of the New Orleans office. Ms. Méndez’s current duties include overseeing the training programs for customers as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA) compliance, and diversity. She also has over 20 years of experience in assisting clients through OFCCP compliance reviews, and offering technical assistance both to clients and internal customers. She has also been invited to speak at national, regional and local conferences on topics such as recruiter compliance with AAPs, regulatory requirements for veterans, and individuals with disabilities, updates on EEO laws and settlements, as well as recognizing unconscious bias and other diversity topics.
Ms. Méndez is a graduate of University of New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She also has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University where she graduated with distinction. Ms. Mendez was appointed in 2016 by the governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights. She holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute, is a Society of Human Resources Professional Certified Professional, is a Certified Employment Law Specialist from Columbia Southern University, is a Certified Affirmative Action Professional from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity as well as is a Certified Diversity Professional through the Institute for Diversity Certification.
Memberships in professional organizations include the Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG) where she served in 2007 and 2008 as President and continues to serve on the board; Society for Human Resource Management; New Orleans SHRM where she served as Diversity Chairperson from 2007-2011; Society for Diversity, and is a member and past Personnel Committee Chair for the American Association for Access, Equality, and Diversity for which she contributed monthly to their EEO Tips section of their email publication. She also serves on the editorial board for INSIGHT into Diversity and is active with the Inclusion Allies Coalition.
Tapestry View Bio »
Jacqueline Meyer is VP, Global People & Organization Development at Tapestry, a global house of brands including Coach, Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade. She is responsible for learning, development and organizational effectiveness initiatives that empower employees to own their development and demonstrate our Values. Focus areas include leadership and manager development and reinforcing Tapestry’s transformation through employee engagement. Prior to Tapestry, Jacqueline spent 11 years as a consultant with Accenture where she developed a strong passion for helping people and organizations successfully transition through change. Jacqueline holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and resides in New York City.
Tapestry View Bio »
Originally from Australia, Stuart has lived and worked on three continents with teams in up to 70 countries. Stuart works closely with C-suite leaders and executive teams as a trusted advisor and has experience leading large direct teams across all HR functions. He is also a critical and creative thinker, strong relationship builder and always challenges the status quo.
Stuart is currently the VP Head of HR, Tapestry Groups where he has been for the last 6 years. Prior to Tapestry, Stuart has held both Talent/Org Capability and HR Leadership roles with Pfizer and has a consulting background.
Bloomberg View Bio »
Samantha Santos is Bloomberg L.P.’s Diversity & Inclusion Head of the Americas. In this role, she develops and drives Bloomberg's diversity and inclusion efforts for the US, Canada, and Latin America and ensures alignment with business goals and objectives; She manages the execution of global diversity & inclusion Business Plans for the Engineering and Operational Support groups, oversees D&I leadership development platforms globally and manages the LGBT & Ally and Working Families networks’ of over 2000 employees.
Prior to this role, Samantha was a Senior Human Resources Business Partner for the Engineering group at Bloomberg, responsible for implementing effective HR strategies and solutions while leading a team of HR business partners for a global business unit of 4,000 engineering employees. Samantha oversaw daily Human Resource operations including workforce planning, talent management, and organizational development. Before Bloomberg, Samantha was a Human Resources professional across the finance, technology, marketing and health care industries.
Samantha holds a MS in Human Resources Management from the New York Institute of Technology and received her BA in Psychology from Niagara University. She is a mentor for American Corporate Partners and Read Ahead, and actively volunteers with several non-profits such as the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and God’s Love We Deliver.
Right Management View Bio »
Natallia Semendziayeva is Vice President of Business Development and Consultant at Right Management.
In her role at Right Management, Natallia leads business development initiatives to ensure outstanding client satisfaction and results. Natallia is responsible for enabling high-value client solutions by aligning Right Management’s capabilities to help her clients attain new levels of success with respect to their career transition, leadership development and talent management objectives.
Natallia partners with organizations across industries as a trusted advisor, working to identify, develop and implement strategic solutions. She specializes in linking organizational Talent Strategy to overall Business Strategy by focusing on all areas of the employee life cycle, helping her clients to exceed their talent goals and win in the changing world of work.
Natallia also leads and facilitates HR Leadership and Talent Management focused Hot Topics events. Some of her recent discussion topics include: Motivation At Work, Happiness In The Workplace, and Talent Management Hot Topics.
Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Prior to joining Right Management, Natallia was a Senior Business Development Executive at Caliper. Her responsibilities included Global Account Management, New Business Development and New Product Development. Natallia also designed and developed Caliper’s first Women’s Leadership Program, which included idea generation, idea testing, content development, market analysis, and both the internal pilot and official launch of this new offering.
Natallia passionately focuses on the strategic management and development of employee resources through talent management solutions that successfully optimize performance, while aligning business and growth strategies. Natallia has over 12 years of experience working with Human Resources leaders in Fortune 1000 companies across the globe.
Prior to joining Caliper, Natallia worked at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania as a wellness coach. She also served as a President of Toastmasters for Temple University, and received numerous awards for her thought provoking and motivational presentations on Leadership.
Having received her degree in Organizational Leadership and Psychology from Temple University, Natallia has been studying both Positive and Industrial Psychology in Europe and the United States.
Natallia is passionate about helping her clients achieve their objectives through consultative support and brings her extensive Fortune 1000 client experience to deliver a great customer experience in support of Right Management’s clients.
Versace USA Inc. View Bio »
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Major League Baseball View Bio »
Renée E. Tirado is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for MLB, MLB Advanced Media, and MLB Network. She is the first female Chief at Major League Baseball. She is responsible for leading the development, communication, and coordination of Major League Baseball’s overall diversity and inclusion strategy, including creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture throughout the league and its thirty Clubs. In her role, Ms. Tirado advises MLB senior leadership and Club owners on all matters related to diversity and inclusion recruitment, retention, engagement, and related initiatives such as supplier diversity and community outreach. Ms. Tirado also oversees the Diversity Pipeline Program, which is focused on improving the recruitment and development of diverse and female employees for leadership roles in baseball operations and front offices of MLB’s Clubs. Under her leadership, a league wide Fellowship Program and the Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium were launched, as well as MLB’s first business resource groups. Prior to joining MLB, Ms. Tirado worked at AIG leading the global diversity and inclusion agenda for the Americas and the Middle East. She also worked as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the United States Tennis Association where she launched their diversity internship program among other initiatives. Ms. Tirado is a licensed attorney who graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and master’s degree in Education and Curriculum from the University of Rochester. She currently serves as the chair of the United States Tennis Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of The Coca Cola Company’s Hispanic Advisory Council. Ms. Tirado was an honoree at the 2017 SportsBusiness Journal Game Changer Conference, which recognizes women who are contributing to the success of the sports industry.
Right Management View Bio »
Steve Towers is Vice President, Principal Consultant with Right Management’s Talent Management practice. He also heads the Leadership Development Community of Practice for North America.
Senior talent management leader and coach with extensive cross-industry experience and a proven track record in the design, delivery and management of organizational effectiveness and talent management programs to meet the strategic change needs of Fortune 500 companies.
Areas of expertise include:
- Talent Management Strategy
- Leadership Assessment and Development
- Succession Management
- Team Development & Executive Alignment
- Organizational Change Management
A selection of Steve’s consulting work includes the following:
- Conducted comprehensive leader assessment centers across the Americas for a leading global pharmaceutical company to identify and develop the talent pool required for successful execution of its growth strategy. The assessment included 360 feedback, psychometrics, structured interview, simulations, developmental planning, and six months of follow-up coaching.
- Implemented and managed a suite of organizational change solutions designed to drive the successful integration of acquired organizations for a global information technology company. Areas of particular attention include leadership team alignment, organizational assessment, identification and management of organizational risks, top talent retention and development, and communications.
- Designed and facilitated a team effectiveness program for the Global Regulatory Affairs leadership team of a top pharmaceutical company. Process included interviews, data analysis, program design, full-day team effectiveness session, and cascading a similar program to next level leadership teams.
- Developed a growing culture of networking, innovation, and new business development through the design and facilitation of an annual global leadership development program for Japan’s largest general trading company.
Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Steve is Vice President and Principal Consultant for Right Management. In this role he is driving the development and growth of the Talent Management capabilities and business across North America.
Prior to joining Right Management, Steve was the founder and Principal of Apex Leadership Consulting, LLC. Steve served as trusted advisor to senior human capital executives within one of the world’s largest informational technology and services companies on a variety of strategic and global initiatives during this time. As Senior Consultant for IBM’s Global Business Services organization, Steve held a leadership role within the Organization & Change Strategy practice and was responsible for business development, client delivery, and people management. As the VP of Organizational Effectiveness for a biotech company, Steve established and managed the organizational change strategy and ensured alignment between human capital and other business requirements by serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Education and Training
Two years of post-graduate certification in Organizational Development and Human Resource Consultation, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, Boston MA.
MA Marriage and Family Therapy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.
BA Sociology, Minor in Business Management, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.
Trained and certified in the following: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hogan Assessments, MRG LEA 360 and IDI Assessments, and the Team Management Systems Profile
7:45am – 8:45am Breakfast
8:45am – 8:50am Argyle Opening Remarks
8:50am – 9:25am Fireside Chat featuring Major League Baseball
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Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Major League Baseball
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Americas
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9:30am – 10:00am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed
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Director, Americas Employer Insights
10:00am – 10:25am Networking Break
10:25am – 11:10am Panel Discussion: “A Seat at the Table - The New, Strategic Role of HR”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- The growing strategic role of HR as a business partner and leader
- Creating greater business value realization in the organization
- Partnering with the C-Suite and CEO and communicating around business decisions
- Aligning the whole organization to a newer HR strategy
- Increasing the significant of the employee experience
- Leveraging technology to offer a more strategic value
VP, Global People & Org Development
Chief Human Resources Officer
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Director of Customer Success
Vice President, Human Resources
Versace USA Inc.
11:15am – 11:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight: “Bridging the Gap between Talent and Career Development”
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Recent trends in the world of work are placing extraordinary demands on the ability of organizations to quickly evolve. Talent is at the heart of this evolution and is widely recognized as the key differentiator. Identifying and preparing high potentials is critical, but development programs need to focus on more than leadership. Making career development and mobility an integrated part of your process is the key to driving the most value from your pipeline development efforts.
VP, Business Development Consultant
VP, Principal Consultant, Talent Management Practice
11:35am – 11:55am Networking Break
11:55am – 12:45pm 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
Vice President, Human Resources
Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Consulting Practice Leader, New York Metro Operations
Global Head of People Development and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Inclusion and Community
Principal Business Consultant
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm – 2:30pm Panel Discussion: “Building a Successful People Strategy”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- Key areas in HR that are a priority to the organization
- Aligning people strategy with the overall business strategy
- The role of HR in creating and leading a cultural transformation
- Building a high-performance culture that supports business goals
- Best practices in enhancing leadership, and creating growth and opportunity in the organization
- Using workforce and predictive analytics to make HR decisions
- Pinpointing employee’s needs and wants through effective communication
Corporate Vice President Human Resources
Group Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, Leadership Development and Culture
Vice President Human Resources, Global Corporate Groups
2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break
2:45pm – 3:25pm Keynote Presentation: “Millennial Myths: They are not ‘Unique’ or the Lazy, Entitled, Spoiled Stereotype Everyone Says They Are”
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Millennials are not a problem; they’re a marketing construct. Young people today are no different than they were throughout history – challenging the status quo, questioning authority and seeking to make their mark. In this session, we’ll debunk the myths that keep corporations in a frenzy. We’ll focus on how to hire, view and treat millennials. Here’s the kicker: it’s nothing you shouldn’t already be doing for the smart, independent talent across your company.
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
3:25pm – 3:30pm Argyle Closing Remarks
3:30pm – 4:30pm 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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