FutureWork Live: Optimizing the Hybrid Workplace Post-Covid - Argyle Executive Forum Events
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The future of work is hybrid. Many organizations are adopting a more flexible work policy for employees to return to the office. Flexibility is a key indicator for a large majority of talent, but building an optimal workplace environment both virtually and in-person workplace may be easier said than done. How can HR leaders strategize to design a hybrid workplace that is effective for their workforce?

Join top HR leaders at FutureWork Live to hear from key innovators in human resources leadership to discover how  you can effectively manage talent and grow your workforce in a hybrid world.

You Will Learn:

  • Strategies to develop a flexible, Agile workforce that can shift as business needs evolve
  • How to effectively attract, manage, and develop talent in the hybrid workplace
  • What’s next in HR technology, and why technology will become a key enabler of the hybrid employee experience
  • How to foster DEI and belonging in a hybrid world
  • Change management and communication strategies to help smooth over transition as the workforce recovers
  • How to nurture a positive employee experience in a distributed workforce
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Who Should Attend

Argyle Digital’s HR Leadership Forums engage senior leaders in human resources to discuss the latest trends and initiatives that are top of mind for organizations nationwide. During this full day forum, executives will network and discuss how they can lead by innovation to reimagine and build the hybrid workplace.

Attendees consist of, but are not limited to, C-Suite, VP, Head of, and Senior Directors in various roles including human resource management, talent acquisition, DEI, people an performance, HR technology, learning & development, benefits, compensation, and total rewards.









11 AM - 11:35 AM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Lessons Learned from the Transition Back to Work: Where Do We Go from Here?

And we’re back! Well… some of us are. This fall, organizations have invited talent to return to the office. As employees adjust and settle into the new way of work, HR leaders most remain Agile, and continue to improve their hybrid work strategies as they move forward.

In FutureWork Live’s opening session, we will analyze the employee response to hybrid work to discover how HR leaders can continuously improve their organizational design to enhance the overall employee experience.

You’ll learn:

  • Leadership and development skills to strengthen change management capabilities to re-strategize your workforce planning for maximum success
  • Best practices to measure the impact of hybrid workforce planning to identify and discover where changes can be made
  • Use cases to learn how to make remote workers more accessible for in-office workers to increase team and company performance

GeneMarie CroweHead Of Human Resources, Americas Godiva Chocolatier

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Culture Conundrum - How Culture Will Define the Future of Work

A ‘great place to work’ culture is a difficult thing to create. Many companies aspire to it, but few have clarity around all the work that needs to be done to make it a reality.

With the challenges of COVID 19, the shift in how and where people work, and the Great Resignation of 2021, how can organizations overcome these obstacles and still create or maintain a ‘great place to work’ culture?

Attend this keynote session to learn:

  • How future of work trends will impact workplace culture and ways to solve the culture conundrum
  • How to ensure employee experience, DEI and belonging are critical aspects of your culture and business strategy
  • How to lead and navigate during massive organizational and world business changes
  • Steps to help define and create a healthy, lasting, and inclusive culture

Stephen ChildsCHRO/VP Human ResourcesPanasonic Automotive

12:25 PM - 1:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Employee Engagement in a Distributed Workforce - Managing the Talent Lifecycle

One of the greatest challenges of distributed work is to cultivate equal engagement and belonging in a hybrid setting. Collaboration, communication, and inclusion are key factors for optimal company performance. In a hybrid setting, it is vital for HR leaders to reimagine how to keep employees connected to their organizations to properly develop and retain existing talent.

Tune in to hear from four top executives that specialize in talent management to discover how you can broaden your human capital strategies to prioritize employee engagement and belonging.

Key takeaways include:

  • Best practices and tools to increase collaboration and engagement amongst virtual and in-person employees
  • Strategies to stay accountable for DEI initiatives in a hybrid setting
  • How to leverage workplace analytics to identify areas for improvement to optimize the hybrid employee experience


Jenna FilipkowskiSenior Engagement Strategist Federal Reserve Bank of New York


Ruthie GarelikExecutive Director, HR Business PartnerThe Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Amanda Kowal KenyonChief Employee Experience OfficerKetchum

Lisa PennExecutive Director, Employee Engagement, OCIOThe Estée Lauder Companies

Andrew J. TurnerEmployee Engagement Director, North America Diageo North America

1:15 PM - 2 PM ET

Afternoon Break

2 PM - 2:15 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 2021 Argyle HR Executive Spotlight: What's the Next Normal?

Argyle CEO, Paul Price, will share his 2022 Outlook to help you understand HR leadership’s points of focus and what some of the key workforce priorities are for 2022.

During this informative discussion, Paul will delve into strategic insight stemming from Argyle’s Annual Executive Management Survey, including:

  • Return to office and business travel intentions
  • Strategic initiatives and organizational priorities
  • Pressing challenges and solution needs

Paul PriceCEO & Chief Strategy OfficerArgyle

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Connect, Engage, Learn - Leadership Development for a Global Workforce

Crafting and executing an effective leadership development program is a challenge even when all executives are in-house. In today’s geographically dispersed workplaces, assuring that leaders reach their highest potential requires careful career development planning and processes.

Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Enhance and maintain engagement for global leaders
  • Create training and interactive sessions that build essential leadership connections
  • Encourage teamwork among team members who may never meet face to face

Cheryl SmithGlobal Director, Talent Management, Organizational Capabilities and DiversityXerox

2:55 PM - 3:30 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Great Resignation - Optimize Recruitment Strategies to Rebuild the Talent Pipeline

The biggest drawback of the return to work? Talent loss. Companies nationwide have opened the doors to the physical office, but employers are often finding that many employees are looking for the exit instead. It is important now more than ever to upskill talent acquisition teams to meet intense hiring demands.

In this session, innovators in talent acquisition will share best practices that they have adopted to help their companies attract new talent while strategizing to retain existing talent.

You’ll learn:

  • Why skills-based hiring is an important practice in a hybrid work setting
  • How AI can be an effective resource to help attract and identify the right candidates
  • Resources and tools to develop programs to help upskill and onboard existing talent into new roles

Monique JeffersonChief Human Resources OfficerNew York Public Radio

Ajay SahVice President and Head of Talent AcquisitionCapgemini Financial Services

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  • Credit Hours Awarded:  2.50
  • Credit Type: HR (General)

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