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:
10:30 AM - 11 AM ET
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:
Stephen ChildsCHRO/VP Human ResourcesPanasonic Automotive
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET
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:
Joe EssenfeldVice President of Business Architecture iCIMS
11:40 AM - 11:55 AM ET
Technological advances, the widening skills gap, shifting workforce expectations, and demand for next-level agility and performance have dramatically accelerated the urgency for organizations to lean in on the next big IDEAS in Human Capital Management.
Attend this session to hear Greg Pryor discuss:
Greg PryorExecutive Director People and Performance EvangelistWorkday
12 PM - 1 PM ET
1 PM - 1:30 PM ET
In these COVID-19 times, it has never been more important to help your employees be healthier. How can you get more people to sign up and actually participate in all the great programs you are providing? The founders of FULLFILL solved this problem and will share how they increased participation rates by more than 10X, without any reliance on financial incentives to employees.
Attend this session to learn:
Seth TuckermanCo-founder & PresidentFULLFILL, Inc.
Steve WinshelCo-founder & CEOFULLFILL, Inc.
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM ET
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:
Demetria JohnsonInclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition StrategistGilead Sciences
2:10 PM - 2:55 PM ET
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:
Carmen CanalesSVP and Chief People OfficerNovant Health
Catherine EdgeHead of Talent Acquisition & People OperationsNational Life Group
Harry GlantzSenior Vice President Human Resources/CHRO and DirectorRailWorks
3 PM - 3:30 PM ET
How does a more hybrid workforce impact how you analyze performance? Do 100% remote employees need a different approach to those in the office more? Do biases around employees we see less exist still?
Join Vivek Raval, Director of People Growth at Facebook as he shares his insights on how Facebook is rethinking people & performance.
Attend this session to learn:
Ursula LlabresExecutive ProgramsFacebook
Vivek Raval Director, People Growth Facebook
We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.
Demetria Johnson has over 20 years of experience as a hands on expert in the field of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Strategy. She counsels clients on innovative methods to maximize their workplace environment through training in talent management, integration, cultural awareness, mindful listening and inclusion.
A well-known expert in the corporate and legal community, Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on women’s initiatives, inclusive leadership, and professional development. A former member of the National Association for Law Placement, Ms. Johnson has served as Vice-Chair of the Annual NALP Education Conference, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Section and has also co-authored several articles for the NALP Bulletin. Ms. Johnson has also held several leadership and Board positions with regional and national professional organizations. She served as both Historian and Board member for the Association for Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), a national organization focused on the advancement of diversity in the legal profession. In addition to her role with ALFDP, Ms. Johnson also served as President and Vice-President of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), a Washington based city group for law firm and law school professionals.
Laura Lee is the Chief Human Resources Officer for MGM Resorts International, a Fortune 300 Company. With over 20 years of Human Resources senior leadership experience, she oversees recruitment, workforce development, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, learning and development, employee and labor relations, labor strategy, talent management and employee engagement and culture for the Company’s more than 77,000 employees and its 29 properties worldwide.
Before her current role, Ms. Lee held the position Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Regional Operations. Ms. Lee stood up the corporate, regional Human Resources operation resulting in growth from 3 to 8 properties and approximately 5,000 to over 15,000 employees. While in this role, she led the successful workforce development and talent acquisition for the opening of MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts as well as led the successful acquisition and integration effort of three regional casino properties in Ohio, New Jersey and New York. Ultimately, leading all human resources’ functions at the Company’s eight properties in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. Ms. Lee has over 30 years of hospitality and gaming experience.
She is proud to work for a company that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and tries to ensure that her efforts reflect these values. In addition to being named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes, MGM Resorts has received numerous awards for its dedication to diversity and inclusion in 2019 alone.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Arizona State University.