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HR Leadership & Strategy Forum

Continuous Process Improvement for Organizational Success

March 23rd, 2021

The road to workforce recovery is beginning to come into view. How have the events of last year and the consequences of the pandemic permanently shifted human resources strategies and regulations?

HR leaders across the country need to leverage insights gained from 2020 and integrate them into permanent policies and procedures this year. Leaders should lean forward and strive to be resilient, agile, and innovative to adequately shape the next era of the American workforce.

Join us at the HR Leadership & Strategy Forum on March 23, 2021 to learn:

  • How to adopt an agile mindset to effectively grow and manage talent
  • Strategies for the return to work – what does it look like, when will it happen?
  • Change management leadership and lessons learned from the transition to a distributed workforce
  • How to develop a holistic approach to manage talent and employee wellbeing
  • Adopting best practices to strengthen leadership and development skills
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11 AM - 11:30 AM ET

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Next Normal: Adapting to the Next Chapter of the American Workforce

With the pandemic’s end finally in sight, many American organizations are preparing for a new “normal,” one that entails new ways of working and a different kind of workforce. What does this new era look like? How can we be prepared?

Attend this session to learn:

  • Workforce planning – who should come back to work and when?
  • How does the shift in the physical workplace change talent management?
  • Reengaging the workforce to bring back talent that may have been lost due to impacts of the pandemic – how do we gain back their trust?

Christopher D. LeeChief Human Resources OfficerWilliam and Mary

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Change Management: Lessons Learned from a Tumultuous Year

It has been almost one year since the traditional American workplace was profoundly altered by the pandemic. To survive, companies ripped apart their foundations and strategized to build a geographically dispersed, and in many cases, leaner workforce.

Out of change rose the “new normal,” — a forward thinking, agile workforce. Mistakes were made, but leaders are constantly improving and developing new standards to set employees up for success.

Join executives in this discussion to discover how to effectively to be strong leaders in change management to support teams through organizational, structural, and culture change.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to shift towards an agile mindset to lean forward and troubleshoot for error in real-time
  • Effective communication to support employees through organizational change
  • Best practices to analyze how change affected performance and employee behavior


Katie Gianturco Director of Talent ManagementUS Fitness Holdings


Pramukh JeyathilakSVP, Head of Human ResourcesFidelity Investments

Christina Murphy, Ed.D., CSMDeputy Chief of Human Resources NJ TRANSIT

Tatiana Goldberg Senior Director Human Resources for Global Supply ChainUnilever

12:25 PM - 1:10 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Accelerating the Journey to HR 3.0: Ten Ways to Transform in a Time of Upheaval

As exponential technologies, new business models, and global disruptions rock the enterprise, executives recognize that it’s more important than ever for organizations to elevate the work and skills of employees.

HR 3.0, a new model for operating human resources, is now a business imperative for success. Join us to learn how the best companies in the world are taking bold steps across 10 areas in HR to radically and rapidly transform the people function.

Elizebeth VargheseGlobal Leader - Talent & HR Strategy ReinventionIBM


Victoria WarrickConference ProducerArgyle Group

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing Your Employee’s Mental Health

Performance management is no longer enough. The impact of the pandemic is still being felt by employees all over the world. Human resource leaders need to approach talent management from a holistic perspective: managing not only talent, but employee health and mental well-being.

Join us for an intimate conversation about how human resource managers can listen to their employees and develop workforce strategies that will provide the support they need.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How you can learn to listen to your employees to understand the needs of your workforce
  • Why leaders should re-evaluate benefits and programs that are available to employees to support employee well-being
  • The ways that your organization should evolve and adapt to place well-being initiatives as a top priority for leadership


Katie Scott Former Vice President, Benefits and CompensationUniversal Music Group


Robin BouvierVice President Health & Benefits Practice, Wellbeing Subject Matter ExpertAon

Erin SarinHead of Benefits and WellbeingMITRE

Suroor RaheemullahVice President, Human Resources Dover Corporation

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM ET

Keynote Address: How to Adjust Your L&D Strategy and Programs to Prepare Leaders for the 'New Normal'

The talent spectrum looks very different in the new normal. Remote work presented a shift in the demand for new leadership skills and capabilities that were not as prevalent prior to the pandemic. This discovery prompted HR executives to re-strategize to plan not only for leadership skills/capabilities needed today, but for those leadership skills that have become even more important in light of the new ways of working.

In this discussion, join SVP & Chief People Officer at Heineken, Allison Pinkham, to explore how to adapt your leadership and development programs to align with the skills/capabilities needed in the new normal.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How to determine the skills and capabilities that organizations will need in the next few years ​
  • Best practices to embed these skills into your leadership development programs
  • How to conduct engaging leadership development programs in the new normal/remote working environment
  • Why we need to prioritize mental wellness as a critical skill in leadership development

Allison PinkhamSenior Vice President, Chief People OfficerHeineken USA

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Planning the Employee Experience for Hybrid Teams

Hybrid teams are here to stay. In the next normal, organizations will see a mix of employees working from home, in office, and on the frontlines. It is critical that HR leaders can ensure that teams have an optimal employee experience in a hybrid setting, however, many companies are finding out that they are not equipped to achieve this.

In this session, we are joined by Janis Avila, Employee Experience Director, and Ursula Llabres, Executive Programs, at Facebook to discuss what approaches need to be taken to ensure employees feel safe, informed, and connected to their teams and work in 2021.

Janis AvilaDirector, Employee ExperienceFacebook

Ursula LlabresExecutive ProgramsFacebook

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

CLOSED DOOR ROUNDTABLE: Agile HR: Achieving Objectives and Key Results in a Two Week Sprint

Lean forward, respond, adapt, and repeat. Most companies preach the importance of agile methodology, but few companies successfully operate with such a framework. How can HR leaders learn to develop an agile management paradigm to achieve results in record time?

In this exclusive breakout, HR leaders will collaborate to share aspects of their annual HR goals to discover how to implement Objective and Key Results to manage their progress.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How an agile HR framework empowers hybrid teams through self-managed, transparent, and accountable team members
  • Discover how to benchmark results to measure the performance objectives that are key to your business growth
  • Learn how agile and hybrid teams prioritize work and allocation resources in short sprints to achieve goals

This is an INVITATION-ONLY session on ‘Agile HR for Continuous Improvement‘.

To be added to the waitlist for the session, please email

Michelle LinClient PartnerWorkplace from Facebook


Rocky Ozaki Workplace from Facebook Workshop CoordinatorWorkplace from Facebook

This Program has been approved for 4.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

  • Credit Hours Awarded:  4.00
  • Credit Type: HR (General)



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