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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.
2015 Keynote Address
2015 Keynote Address
  • The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

    Ben Casnocha, Author

    If you want to recruit, train, and retain the best people for your company, understand this: the old employer employee compact is dead. Stability doesn’t rule. In today’s entrepreneurial age, the best employees are not pledging lifelong loyalty to your company. Instead, they want to be “entrepreneurial” at work -- and they’ll readily leave if they don’t feel like they are growing personally and professionally.

    Don’t shy away from this reality; embrace it. Entrepreneurial employees drive business success. These are the creative, adaptive superstars who make your company adaptive. Learn from Silicon Valley, which has long nurtured this kind of talent via a different sort of HR strategy.

    In a seminar based on his book from Harvard Business Review Press, bestselling author and Chief of Staff to LinkedIn founder/chairman Reid Hoffman, Ben presents a revolutionary way to make a new people pact work for your company.

    Every adaptive company has a 21st century talent and HR strategy. Ben presents a bold guide for building your own.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. How to create a mutually beneficial relationship between your company and employees that’s based on reciprocity - a two-way flow of value.
    2. How to craft 2-4 year “tours of duty” with your key employees that ultimately boosts retention.
    3. Why it’s a good thing for your employees to keep their LinkedIn profiles up-to-date.
    4. The surprising importance of a “corporate alumni network” -- and how to form one for your own organization.
    5. How to support entrepreneurial employees who want to take risks, grow their network, and build their personal brand while working a 9-5 job.


Seminars & Case Studies
Seminars & Case Studies
  • Building an Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

    Betty Amend, VP, Human Resources, UPS

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Describe how business strategy informed the EVP planning stage
    2. Analyze critical success factors and risks identified in early stages of development
    3. Identify key HR questions about processes and policies that help shape the EVP


    Interesting Trends and Updates in Labor Relations

    Gary Harrison-Ducros, VP, Labor Relations, Frito-Lay

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn bow to be successful in a union environment
    2. Understand the Business case for being union free, and how to be successful in a union-free environment
    3. Learn about the recent changes in the National Labor Relations Board and the current labo...


  • Starting from Scratch: A Case Study on Developing Culture and Trust

    Deon MacMillan, CHRO, Ardent Mills
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Hear how a joint venture allowed Ardent Mills to develop a new company and culture
    2. Understand how reinforcing your company’s values in every key interaction internally and externally can aid in engagement
    3. Develop a deeper understanding of the ...

    Understanding Learning Analytics in an HR Framework

    Adam Weisblatt, Learning Technology Innovation Leader, Nielsen

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the necessity to measure and report accurate learning analytics to meet business goals
    2. Recognize the components of learning analytics
    3. Learn how to connect learning analytics and other HR systems and processes

    The analytics u...


  • How to Conduct an Employer Brand Audit to Understand Your Reputation With Today's Candidates

    C.J. Reuter, Director, Client Accounts, Glassdoor

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the impact of employer branding on recruitment efforts
    2. Learn how to conduct a comprehensive employer brand audit
    3. Walk away with 5 things to do right now that can dramatically impact your brand

    Recent research indicates that 5...

    Cementing HR’s “Seat at the Table”: Alignment of Workforce, Culture and Business Strategies

    Heather A. Provino, Chief Executive Officer, Provant
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Identify business areas and stakeholders dependent on healthy, engaged employees
    2. Develop a strategic roadmap, with quantifiable benchmarks, to build a culture of well-being
    3. Determine meaningful outcome measures and their impact on the business

  • Effectively Implementing and Managing a Business Vehicle Program

    Heidi Skatrud, Vice President, Product Management, Runzheimer International
    Learning objectives:
    1. Understand the need for a policy for your business vehicle program
    2. Learn IRS guidelines for compliance and ensure that your employees are receiving the most accurate reimbursement
    3. Identify strategies to avoid audits and identify cost savings



    So Long Annual Reviews: Gap Inc.’s Innovative New Performance Management Process

    Rob Ollander-Krane, Senior Director, Organization Performance Effectiveness, Gap, Inc.
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Gain an understanding of why Gap Inc. changed their performance review process
    2. Hear about the research that laid the foundation for their new talent philosophy and performance review process
    3. Learn the process undertaken to convince senior leaders...

Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups
  • Aligning Employee Engagement to Drive Business Strategies

    Facilitator TBD
    Learning objectives:
    1. Participate in an open discussion about what drives engagement
    2. Share successes (and analytics) designed to increase engagement
    3. Talk about how to address culture and harder-to-measure metrics with executive team

    Companies which implement ef...


    Addressing the Leadership Readiness Gap*

    Facilitator TBD
    Learning objectives:
    1. Discuss the realities of identifying and developing future global leaders
    2. Share your best practices in your leadership pipeline development processes
    3. Learn from your peers about what works - and what to avoid - when building leadership depth

    Evolving Trends in Recruiting Global Talent *

    Facilitator TBD
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Discuss new ways to attract a global workforce
    2. Share your “a-ha’s” from the opening keynote
    3. Confer with your peers about intellectual hiring for all levels of the organization

    Let’s talk talent acquisition. We’ll look at social media ...


Advisory Board
Advisory Board
  • 2015 Advisory Board

    Richmond Events’ Human Resources Forum Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts in the industry. These seasoned industry professionals volunteer their time each year to help develop the program agenda of strategies, best practices and ideas that HR leaders need to succeed as they deal with daily critical issues. We appreciate the support, dedication and cutting-edge perspectives these thought leaders bring to the table.

    Lee Achord, VP, Compensation  & Benefits, G4S

    Russell Goin, VP, International & Corporate HR, Rent-A-Center, Inc.

    Kimo Kippen, Chief Learning Officer,
    Hilton Worldwide

    Becky O'Loughlin, VP, Human Resources US & Corporate, QVC, Inc.

    For more information on Advisory Board members see next pages.


  • Lee Achord

    Vice President, Compensation & Benefits, G4S

    Lee Achord is the Vice President of Compensation and Benefits for G4S Secure Solutions USA and the G4S Americas Region, headquartered in Jupiter, Florida. In this role, he heads up the administration of the company and regional retirement  and health and welfare plans as well as the areas...


    Russell Goin

    VP, International & Corporate HR, Rent-A-Center, Inc.

    Russell Goin possesses 14 years of progressive experience in various facets of the Human Resources arena and gained several years of operations experience earlier in his career.  He is currently the Vice President of International and Corporate Human Resources at Rent-A-Center, which owns and operates more than 3,150 stores and an additional 1,300 touch points.  Russell has an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds the SPHR and GPHR certifications.    



  • Kimo Kippen

    Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide

    Kimo Kippen is the chief learning officer at Hilton Worldwide and is responsible for strategic oversight of learning and development. Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, he was a principal at Strategic Partners, responsible for the development of key accounts and management of the 12 partner fi...


    Becky O'Loughlin

    Vice President, HR, US & Corporate, QVC, Inc.

    Becky O’Loughlin was named vice president of human resources US and Corporate in January 2013. In this role, O’Loughlin is responsible for leading the QVC people strategy and strategic HR priorities for the US operation and the global functions of information technology, human reso...


Past Speakers
Past Speakers
  • Highlights from the 2014 Conference Program

    Special thanks to all of our speakers!

    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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