HR Leadership Forum: People Innovation 2021 - Argyle Executive Forum Events


People. They are the heartbeat of every business. The Argyle Digital: HR Leadership Forum on May 4, 2021 brings together top Human Resources executives for candid panel discussions and lively keynote presentations on everything related to people management and HR innovation for 2021 and beyond.

From remote work challenges to innovative people ops technologies, attend this practical, full-day event to learn the latest thinking and business strategies to create a people first culture, and achieve operational success. You will learn how to:

  • Steward your organization’s culture initiatives
  • Improve people processes (L & D, feedback, gamification, wellness initiatives, compliance & more)
  • Better every aspect of recruitment and retainment
  • Make better data-driven decisions that drive trust and streamline processes
  • Drive the diversity and inclusion initiatives that matter most
  • Choose the latest and greatest HR technologies for every aspect of people and organizational management
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10:30 AM - 11 AM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Telling Tales - Transforming Culture for Max Business Success

Courageous leaders are the heartbeat of every company’s culture, and HR leaders have the power to create a positive, engaged culture through everyday actions and the stories they tell. Hiring, retention, employee happiness and overall business success depends on messages that are truthful, uplifting, and enable peak performance.

The stories HR leaders tell shape organizations and empower employees. Attend this opening keynote presentation to learn:

  • What a ‘culture changing’ story looks like and how to be sure your organizational story sets the tone for business success
  • How to craft a unifying company narrative that resonates and uplifts
  • Practical communication advice on using messaging, actions and intention to drive impact in your organization

Stephen ChildsCHRO/VP Human ResourcesPanasonic Automotive

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Optimize Your People Pipeline to Transform and Future Proof Your Workforce - Featuring iCIMS

2020 effectively redefined work and the workforce. More than ever talent is your organization’s differentiator. In this discussion, Joe Essenfeld, iCIMS VP of Business Architecture, will explore how HR leaders can harness their people pipeline to win in the new talent economy. Join us for a strategic conversation on how to:

  • Develop a continuous talent experience to proactively attract, engage, hire and advance talent
  • Optimize talent tools for today’s hybrid work environment
  • Curate a high-performing, digitally skilled team

Joe EssenfeldVice President of Business Architecture iCIMS

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM ET


Abstract coming soon!

12:10 PM - 1 PM ET


1 PM - 1:30 PM ET


Abstract coming soon!

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM ET

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Priorities in 2021 and Beyond

HR leaders know that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) programs are essential. However, some struggle when deciding which DE&I priorities matter most and how to communicate those DE&I priorities. Well-intended efforts to advance racial justice and equality in the workforce is not just about hiring more diverse employees.

Attend this keynote presentation to gain insight into:

  • Which priorities drive diversity and inclusion
  • How to create a culture that values and respects the contributions of everyone
  • Methods to measure your DE&I success (and learn from your failures)

Demetria JohnsonInclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition StrategistGilead Sciences

2:10 PM - 2:55 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: HR Recovery 2021 - Using Technology to Enhance Workforce Innovation

2020 taught HR leaders the importance of reliable technology systems that enhance productivity, ease workforce management, enable remote learning, and monitor employee’s mental health.

As the economy rebounds and vaccines are deployed, HR technology budgets will grow as will the myriad of solutions available. From cloud-based workforce management (WFM), to learning systems and service delivery tools, HR tech is more essential than ever before!

Attend this panel discussion to learn how top companies are using HR technology to:

  • Make work easier and more productive
  • Streamline key HR processes
  • Facilitate collaboration and teamwork
  • Enhance workplace safety
  • Support both remote and hybrid (partly remote) workforces


Harry GlantzSenior Vice President Human Resources/CHRO and DirectorRailWorks

3 PM - 3:30 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Featuring Workplace from Facebook

Abstract coming soon!

Brynn HarringtonVP, People GrowthFacebook

Ursula LlabresExecutive ProgramsFacebook

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET

INVITATION-ONLY Roundtable on ‘HR Communication Innovation’

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