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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.


2016 Seminars & Case Studies
2016 Seminars & Case Studies
  • Achieving Breakthrough Results in Employee Potential: Strategies for Retaining 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 that allows workers to take greater control of their career destiny and better understand how their capabilities and interests connect with their company’s current and future business...


    Diane Gallo, VP, Human Resources, McKesson Specialty Health

    Complete session information coming soon!

    Diane Gallo is the VP, Human Resources at McKesson Specialty Health where she is responsible for managing and supporting HR operations for the US Oncology Network. Charged with finding and capitalizing on synergies between practices across...


  • Session TBD

    Michael McCreary, Vice President, HR Services, Intuit

    Complete session information coming soon!

    As Vice President, HR Services at Intuit, Michael is responsible for leading a team of people who represent Intuit’s values, understand what matters most to our workforce. Focusing on awesome workforce experiences inside Intuit that are deli...


    The ROI of HR: Moving from Data to Trends

    To be announced soon!

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the necessity for effectively analyzing data
    2. Learn how to dashboard and manage data
    3. Tie HR processes to bottom line business objectives and results

    According to Deloitte University Press, few companies are actively b...


  • 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 de...


    Transforming Change Management: Becoming an Agent of Change Within Your Organization

    Speaker TBA

    The need for change management skills at all levels of the organization is apparent. This session will explore how HR leaders can effectively use this unique skills set and knowledge base to move the organization forward while increasing enterprise-wide adaptability.

    Issues to be add...


  • Recruiting Today

    Panelists TBA


    New Approaches to Compensation and Rewards

    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...

2016 Discussion Groups
2016 Discussion Groups
  • Aligning Employee Engagement to Drive Business Strategies*

    Peer Facilitated Discussion

    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 impl...


    The Shared Services Journey: 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 resource leade...

2016 Conference Overview
2016 Conference Overview
  • 2016 Conference Overview

    Confirmed Speakers

    Featured Speaker: Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac, Inc.

    Additional Speakers Include:
    Diane Gallo, VP, Human Resources McKesson Specialty Health
    Michael McCreary, Vice President, HR Services, Intuit

    Track Areas:
    Workforce Analytics and Big Data: The ROI of HR, Using Metrics and Benchmarking Best Practices

    Shared Services Journey - What’s Next?

    Strategic HR Management and Workforce Planning: Initiatives for Changing Demographics

    Talent / Performance Management

    Redefining Compensation/ Incentives/ Total Rewards

    Interested in Participating?
    Please email cmulberg@richmondevents.com if you are interested in speaking or participating in a conference development research call.


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


2015 Conference Program
2015 Conference Program
  • 2015 Program Included

    Keynote Speaker Ben Casnocha, Author, The New Alliance

    Seminars & Workshops
    Building an Employee Value Proposition (EVP), VP, Human Resources, UPS
    Trends and Updates in Labor Relations, VP, Labor Relations Frito-Lay
    Starting from Scratch: Developing Culture and Trust, CHRO, Ardent Mills
    Analytics and Measurement, Learning Technology Leader, Nielsen
    So Long Annual Reviews, Senior Dir., Org.Effectiveness, Gap, Inc.

    Discussion Groups:
    Aligning Employee Engagement to Drive Business Strategies
    Addressing the Leadership Readiness Gap
    Evolving Trends in Recruiting Global Talent


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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