Human Capital

1 Day Meeting

2018 Human Capital Leadership Forum

Chicago, IL May 15, 2018

Overview

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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Speakers

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Donovan Mattole

Vice President of Human Resources

Brenntag North America

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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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Rob Kjar, PhD

Talent Management Principal

Talent Management Principal

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Taylor Meadows

Recruitment Evangelist

Indeed

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Julia Mendez

Principal Business Consultant

PeopleFluent

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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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Terri Walker

Vice President, Human Resources

McGraw Hill Education

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Chandra Wilensky

Chief Talent Officer

Northern Trust

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Tracey Wood

Vice President of People and Organization, US/ Americas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

MARS

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Shawn Zimmerman

Vice President Human Resources, Kellogg North America

Kellogg Company

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40am
Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host

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"

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

9:20am - 9:50am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Human Side of Hiring"

In an increasingly automated world, we’re regularly compelled to contend with experiences that threaten to dehumanize us—and the hiring process has not escaped this trend. 

Join Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelist, Taylor Meadows, for an in-depth look at candidates’ decision-making and behavior at specific junctures during the hiring journey. You’ll walk away understanding how to establish a strong connection with job seekers throughout the recruiting process and why doing so has the power to transform your talent pool. 

Taylor Meadows
Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed

9:50am - 10:15am
Networking Break
10:15am - 10:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Bridging the Gap Between Talent and Career Development"

Rob Kjar, PhD
VP, Principal Consultant
Right Management

10:35am - 11:20am
Panel Discussion: "Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace"

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"

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"

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"

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

Chandra Wilensky
Chief Talent Officer
Northern Trust

1:10pm - 2:10pm
Lunch
2:10pm - 2:45pm
Keynote Presentation featuring Mars

Long rich histories as family-run businesses, different operating models, unique cultures: Tracey Wood 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.

Tracey Wood
Vice President of People and Organization, US/ Americas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Mars

*Please note that this session is off the record

2:45pm - 3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00pm - 3:35pm
Keynote Presentation: "Embracing Corporate Equality: Barilla's Journey Toward Inclusiveness"

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'"

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

Donovan Mattole
Vice President of Human Resources
Brenntag, Inc

4:20pm - 5:20pm
Closing Reception

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Advisory Board

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Hotels

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

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Hotel Blake Chicago

500 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60605

Telephone: (312) 986-1234