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Unique, One-of-a-Kind Executive Exchanges
Through open discussions and debate among a select group of senior Human Resource executives, delegates obtain global perspectives, new strategies and solutions being used by peers.

  • Designed around your needs, via extensive industry research the conference is designed to allow you to  become a more effective executive and learn about cutting-edge trends
  • Conference sessions provide both strategic insights and practical solutions
  • Peer-facilitated discussion groups provide senior leaders a focused, high-level, think-tank
  • Professional 1-1 executive coaching sessions provide a rare opportunity to hone your leadership skills
  • An opportunity to share your successes and help shape the future
  • Earn HRCI Credits

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If you would like to participate in the program, or recommend any speakers or topics, please contact Chyai Mulberg at 212-651-8736.
Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presentation
  • Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It

    Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.

    Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. These publications The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness. Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review where the article Why We Love to Hate HR was the cover story of the August, 2015 issue.

    Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education. He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential management thinkers, by NPR as one of the 50 influencers in the field of aging, and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University, and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University.


HR as Strategic Partner
HR as Strategic Partner
  • Developing Winning Outcomes with Top Talent

    Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn the benefits of creating a high-impact, employee learning program allowing workers to take greater control of their career destiny and better understand how their capabilities and interests connect with their company’s business needs
    2. Acquir...

    The Change Continual: Leading Executives through Large-Scale Transformations

    Mac Ghurani, Corp. HR and Operational Excellence, Toyota Financial Services, and Kristopher Potrafka, Former Corporate VP of HR, Advanced Micro Devices

    Learning Objectives: 1. Obtain insights on enterprise-wide changes
    2. Hear the latest research on how to prepare executive teams to drive change
    3. Expand your thinking beyond traditional change management tools and methodologies

    Proactive and structured change ma...


  • Using Analytics to Improve HR: An Intuit Case Study

    Michael McCreary, Vice President HR Services and Insights, Intuit, Inc.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand how analytics can be used to predict behaviors
    2. Learn how data can inform how you design HR and Talent initiatives
    3. Hear how and Intuit is capturing data around transactions, behaviors and experiences

    Understanding that ...


    Discussion Group: Shared Services: What’s Next?*

    Peer-Led Discussion Group*

    By moving to a shared services structure, organizations are trying to allow business units to focus on their unique missions. In this discussion, participants will examine the validity of this assumption.

    Can shared services be used to transform the role of HR and enable human res...


  • Employee Branding and Engagement: A BASF Case Study

    Mollie O'Brien, Head of Total Rewards and Performance Management, BASF Corporation


Right People, Right Seat
Right People, Right Seat
  • Strategies for Building a Global Talent Pipeline

    Speaker TBA

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the strategies necessary to develop future global leaders
    2. Learn how to managing talent across borders
    3. Discover ways to keep high potential leaders engaged

    Research suggests that competitive advantage comes not from the d...


    The Science of Talent Attraction: Understanding What Makes People Click

    Aaron Schwartz, Strategist, Employer Insights, Indeed.com

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the new reality in talent acquisition
    2. Uncover the sociological and psychological aspects of a job search
    3. Discover how to leverage and manage these changes

    The labor market is changing - and the way people are finding a...


  • Recruiting for Diversity & Inclusion

    Speaker TBA

    This session will cover issues such as:
    * What does it take to create a diverse talent pool?
    * How to develop programs and strategies to attract minority candidates
    * Creating long term relationships and partnerships with veterans’ associations, women’s-focused associatio...

    Finding Talent for All Levels and Specialties

    Speaker TBA

    Discussion will center on identification and recruiting talent in specialized situations including:
    * For high tech “revolving door”
    * C-suite / Executive Recruiting
    * New skills needed for blue-collar and
    * New methodologies to recruit - and expectations of - Gen Z...

Compensation & Rewards
Compensation & Rewards
  • Compensation, Benefits & Rewards to Support Business Objectives

    Speaker TBA

    Now more than ever benefits - including PTO, retirement income and health care packages - need to be strategically used to attract, recognize, retain and motivate employees. With upcoming health care benefit changes “leveling the field”, companies must develop a strategic plan to spend their increasingly limited benefit dollars wisely, while using them to contribute to the organization’s strategic business objectives and meeting the needs of current - and prospective - employees.


    Perks and Benefits: Encouraging Retention

    Speaker TBA

    Complete Session Information coming soon!


  • The Compensation Philosophy

    Interactive Workshop

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the benefits of a focused philosophy on compensation
    2. Learn how to ask frequently over-looked key questions
    3. Identify corporate values to be reflected in compensation strategies

    When is the last time you really looked at t...


Advisory Board
Advisory Board
  • Advisory Council

    Comprised of leading industry experts, Richmond Events thanks its Advisory Council:

    Lee Achord, VP, Compensation & Benefits, G4S

    Betty Amend, VP, Human Resources, UPS

    Michael Arena, Chief Talent and Development Officer, General Motors Corp.

    Russell Goin, VP, International and Corporate HR, Rent-A-Center

    Kimo Kippen, CLO, Hilton Worldwide

    Angela McClure, SVP, Human Resources, Fresenius Medical Care

    Kristopher Potrafka, Corporate VP, HR, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    Robert Rigby-Hall, EVP & Chief HR Officer, NXP Semiconductors


Past Speakers
Past Speakers
  • Highlights from our 2014 & 2015 Conference Programs

    Special thanks to all of our speakers!

    VP, Human Resources, UPS
    VP, Labor Relations, Frito-Lay
    CHRO, Ardent Mills
    CEO, Provant
    Director, Client Accounts, Glassdoor
    VP, Product Management, Runzheimer International
    Learning Technology Innovation Leader, Nielsen
    Senior Director, Organization Performance Effectiveness, Gap, Inc.
    Sr. Dir., OE Workforce Planning Analytics, McKesson Corp.
    Director of Talent Management, Bell Helicopter
    SVP, CHRO, SolarWinds

    President & CEO, WD-40 Company

    VP, Compensation and Benefits, G4S
    VP, Human Resources, Intuit, Inc.
    VP, International & Corporate HR, Rent-A-Center, Inc.
    SVP, Human Capital, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

    Director of Product Marketing, Glassdoor
    Director Global Technology Talent Acquisition, VistaPrint
    CLO, Hilton Worldwide

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Unum Group
    Chief Talent Scout, Nike, Inc.
    GVP, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable

    Global VP, Human Resources, Unilever
    VP, Organization Development and CTO, Hospira
    VP, Product Management, Runzheimer International


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