HR Leadership Summit 2019

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
July 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019

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Welcome to Opal Group’s HR Leadership Summit

Talent - Technology - Transformation
Planning for the Future Workforce

The HR Leadership Summit is a gathering of C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations. Our intimate, invitation-only event creates new business relationships and opportunities to benchmark with true peers while focusing on key business challenges.

Our summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience featuring unparalleled speaking sessions, on and off-site networking opportunities, and customized face-to-face business meetings.

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers and other top executives in human resources, talent management, learning, and leadership development.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Bobby Swartout at (212) 532-9898 ext 248 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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Current as of July 26, 2019

Speakers

Lars Minns, Chief HR Officer, Mercedes-Benz USA

Cathy Fraser, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mayo Clinic

Kevin Silva, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Voya Financial

Jacqueline Welch, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer, Freddie Mac

Gianetta Jones, VP, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Christina McClung, VP, Human Resources, Capital One

Jim Dunn, EVP and System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health

Paul Rumsey, Senior Vice President, HR Chief of Staff, Atrium Health

Luciana Duarte, VP, Global Head of Employee Experience, HP

Ken Hubbell, Senior Vice President, Sr. Mgr. Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation, Wells Fargo

Deep Mahajan, Dir. People Development & Culture, Nutanix

Rukmini Sivaraman, VP, Business & People Operations, Nutanix

Michael Rossman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hennepin County

West Ludwig, Chief Human Resources Officer, First Citizens Bank

Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity

Dr. Michael Grojean, Professor in Strategic Leadership, Haslam College of Business

Sara Greenspan, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Padres

Connie Puglia, SVP & Chief People Officer, TiVo

Peter Neufeld, Vice President of Leadership, Maple Leaf Foods

Lisa Toppin, Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Talent Management, LPL Financial

Matt Confer, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Abilitie

Amy Bodkin, VP, HR and Human Capital, Lockton

Jack Morehouse, Co-Chair&Co-Founder, Perceptyx, Inc.

Garrett Lord, CEO and Co-Founder, Handshake

Mark Rowe, Vice President Western Region, Fuel50

11:00AM

Welcome Brunch | Event Registration

11:45AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Designing Strategy Around Today and Tomorrow’s Talent and Business Needs

11:50PM

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Creating a Rich Employee Value Proposition to Improve Retention

 

The world is changing. There are five generations of employees in the workforce, and many different industries and businesses are vying for the same talent. People are not staying as long with employers, so it’s critical to be proactive and enhance the employee experience. In this engaging session Lars will discuss two iconic coaches who have struggled with the issue of talent leaving early, and he will talk about how MBUSA is working to create a strong EVP by:

 

  • Clearly identifying the characteristics, skills and traits of the employees that fit the position and company culture
  • Transforming company culture to increase employee engagement
  • Customizing the EVP to showcase the value of the organization to employees
  • Determining the best channels to effectively promote the EVP
  • Aligning the EVP with strategic objectives, culture, and brand

 

Presented by

Lars Minns, Chief HR Officer, Mercedes-Benz USA

12:20PM

The New Rules of Engagement: Why Companies Should Stop Driving Engagement and Instead, Get Out of Its Way

 

Despite years of companies trying to drive engagement, the number of disengaged workers hasn’t changed much, if at all. Why is it so hard to drive engagement scores? Maybe we are focusing on the wrong thing! In this session we will share a transformational approach to employee engagement that will help your organization move from focusing on scores, to using simple and effective methods that will actually move the needle when it comes to improving engagement and performance.

 

Be prepared to discover:

 

  • The key link between engagement, performance and success (both personal and organizational)
  • The most common mistakes organizations make before, during and after an employee survey and how to avoid them
  • How organizations can improve both engagement and organizational performance without “driving engagement”.
  • How hundreds of organizations have already successfully implemented this new approach to solving the right problems of employee engagement

 

 

 

Presented by

Jack Morehouse, Co-Chair & Co-Founder, Perceptyx, Inc.

12:55PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Understanding & Developing Organizational Culture: Shaping an Impactful People Strategy

 

One of the keys to a successful organization is to have a culture based on a strongly held and widely shared set of beliefs that are supported by strategy and structure. HR has a vital role in perpetuating a strong
culture, starting with recruiting and selecting applicants who will share the organization’s beliefs and thrive in that culture. HR leadership must also develop orientation, training and performance management programs that effectively outline and reinforce the organization’s core values and ensure that appropriate rewards and recognition go to employees who truly embody the values.

 

Join us in this informative session as our panelists discuss how HR leaders can ensure that culture management is a core focus of the organization by:

 

  • Working with senior management to identify what the culture should look like
  • Enabling two-way communication and feedback channels
  • Providing continuous training and learning
  • Encouraging empowerment and team building
  • Being role models for the organization’s beliefs
Moderator

Deep Mahajan, Dir. People Development & Culture, Nutanix

Panelists

West Ludwig, Chief Human Resources Officer, First Citizens Bank

Gianetta Jones, VP, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Rukmini Sivaraman, VP, Business & People Operations, Nutanix

1:40PM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

2:45PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Harnessing People Analytics to Drive Business

 

Utilizing advanced analytics can significantly improve the way organizations identify, attract, develop, and retain talent. Despite the clear advantages of utilizing analytics, many organizations still make talent and human resources decisions based almost exclusively on instinct and intuition. The effective use of People Analytics can help senior and front-line HR leaders unlock the power of data to improve talent acquisition and management.

 

In this enlightening panel discussion we will review the core best practices for setting up a people analytics-centric organization, such as:

 

  • Uncovering the unique factors that influence organization-wide performance, and applying these insights to your HR strategies in order to address individual performance gaps
  • Identifying the proper tools and criteria needed in order to maximize success and scalability
  • Utilizing advanced analytics to identify characteristics associated with successful hires
  • Implementing data and analytics capabilities to help your organization develop evidence-based talent-management strategies that drive performance
Moderator

George Avery, Vice President, People & Culture, Teradata

Panelists

Amit Chowdhary, Vice President – Workforce Planning, Analytics & Operations, Visa

Connie Puglia, SVP & Chief People Officer, TiVo

3:30PM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

4:30PM

Keynote Presentation

 

HR as a Strategic Advisor to the Business

 

Is strategic transformation throughout your organization the goal? Then consider the alignment of your HR department. Nothing empowers talent, opportunity, strength, efficiency, and success like Strategic HRM. But some HR executives seem to struggle to transition into truly transformational HR.

 

Christina McClung (VP Human Resources, Capital One), has deep insights into strategic HR management with an emphasis on people, integrity and strong leadership-team alliances. The session will cover:v

 

  • Knowing how to take not ask for a seat at the table
  • Discovering ways HR can better know the business
  • Speaking the CEO’s language and developing needed business acumen skills
  • Aligning HR activities with organizational strategy
  • Becoming true strategic business partners
  • Providing fast-paced innovation to support and drive the enterprise
  • Being adaptable and effectively dealing through uncertainty
  • Creating added value and reducing costs
Presented by

Christina McClung, VP, Human Resources, Capital One

5:00PM

Achieving Organizational Agility to Ensure Strategic Competitive Advantage through Constant Uncertainty

 

Markets shift, economies change, even business priorities transform – only in today’s world, these changes happen instantly and without warning. As a key Human Resources executive, how can you fuel the workforce strategy and necessary support to enable agility? How can you create a workforce that is proactive versus reactive? Join this keynote presentation to hear how to make the change from organizational resistance to organizational agility.

 

Topics to be discussed include:

 

  • Making the case for organizational agility; why should we care
  • What enables or inhibits organizational agility
  • How CHROs and Heads of HR can successfully make a difference
  • How to cultivate a culture of agility that aligns with talent purpose and business goals

 

Presented by

Dr. Michael Grojean, Professor in Strategic Leadership, Haslam College of Business

5:30PM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

6:30PM

Keynote Presentation

 

Transforming Early Talent: Data Insights to Inspire Your Student Candidate Engagement 

 

What can you learn from the millions of students navigating their career decisions on Handshake? In this talk, Handshake CEO & Co-Founder Garrett Lord, will dive into market insights and trends across early talent recruiting and share benchmarks so your team can stay on top of recruiting today’s early talent and student population.

 

Join this engaging session to learn more about:

 

  • How students are engaging with employers today
  • The growth in proactive student sourcing
  • The demand in the market for early talent

 

Presented by

Garrett Lord, CEO & Co-Founder, Handshake

7:00PM

Keynote Presentation

 

How a Culture of Servant Leadership Drives Success at Habitat for Humanity International

 

This session will explain how Habitat for Humanity leverages its culture and leadership behaviors to support the execution of our mission, vision and strategy.  After an introduction to Habitat, we’ll discuss how the Habitat leadership team, in partnership with our Global People Team (HR, Learning & Organizational Development), is using an integrated approach to managing talent and culture.

 

  • We’ll discuss some key elements of talent management, including our servant leadership capability model, our talent review and succession planning process, and our work on culture, values and engagement.
  • I’ll share our recent challenges, accomplishments and current focus areas for the Global People Team.
  • We’ll also discuss how we’re continuously transforming our Global People function to support the realization of our strategy.
Presented by

Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity

7:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception & Hors d’oeuvres

7:30AM

Breakfast, Books, & Banter

 

According to a study of 1,200 of the world’s most successful individuals, the one thing they have in common is self-education thru extensive reading. We discovered the same characteristic among the majority of Senior Executives we’ve had the pleasure of working with. Join us for this special activity where you’ll share a book from your personal library, build connections in a collective and meaningful way, and continue your learning journey beyond the Summit, as you take home a personalized recommendation from one of your peers.

 

Hosted by

Katherine Ilagan, VP, Speaker & Delegate Relations, Opal Group

8:15AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Investing in Transformation to Accelerate Growth and (Re) Build Organizational Culture to Drive Business Forward

8:20AM

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Turning Aspirations of a Great Culture into Reality: How Improving Culture Accelerates Performance

 

Connecting purpose to what employees accomplish every day is growing in importance. People need to believe in what they are providing – their services and their work. Creating the right culture that ignites organizational effectiveness and accelerates performance by uniting employees, identifying driving forces and enabling breakthroughs is vital to growth. Hear more about how Voya Financial gave life to an idea and created a new culture that fuels performance.

Presented by

Kevin Silva, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Voya Financial

8:50AM

Keynote Presentation

 

Talent and Skills Forecasting for an Agile Career Workforce

 

The future of HR will be built on a foundation of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies. Effectively using these technologies to transform into a truly digital enterprise requires a clear HR technology roadmap
and a strong human capital strategy. Given the rapid change in the HR Technology landscape, and often after years of compiling complex HR technology ecosystems, companies are seeking a wide range of services, from extending the value of existing HR solutions to full digital enablement of the HR function.

 

Join us in this session as we garner insight into:

  • Understand the dynamics behind the new skills and talent economy
  • Learn about the powerful link between Career Path Transparency and key HR success metrics such as employee engagement and retention
  • Learn about the positive gain spiral between Career Path Visibility, Skills Forecasting and Success and Pipe Intelligence
  • Learn from some world class organizations implementing a best in class career experience in their organizations
  • Our latest research paper on the Employee Experience will be available to all attendees

 

Presented by

Mark Rowe, Vice President Western Region, Fuel50

9:20AM

Followership: A Path to Leading Inclusion

 

Diversity has become a prime concern for organizations.  Increasing globalization, demographic changes in the labor market, and fast-paced change all raise a pressing concern about how to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. This issue falls squarely in the lap of leaders who find themselves grappling with how to lead inclusively, often experienced as a separate and additional task to their assigned leadership role. Leaders need a path to get to inclusion and not feel as though it is an extra thing to do. Followership is the untraveled yet most productive path to creating great, inclusive leaders.

 

Join this informative session as we explore the four essential elements of Followership and how they work together to create a foundation for any leadership practice:

 

  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Stability
  • Hope

Lisa Toppin, Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Talent Management, LPL Financial

9:55am

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

11:00AM

Keynote Presentation

 

Beyond Retention, Recruitment and Reputation: Developing Your Company Culture by Aligning it with Core Business Objectives and Strategies

 

If an organization doesn’t align its culture with business goals, how can they expect their people to help the company achieve them? Savvy HR leaders and senior-level executives implement specific strategies that
cultivate a distinct culture that is fully aligned with their brand identity. They know that when they create an interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship between how their organization thinks and acts on the inside and how it is perceived and experienced on the outside, they increase the competitiveness of their business, create measurable value for their employees and customers, and future-proof their business by developing an authentic brand and healthy organization.

 

Join us to discover how to cultivate a great culture that aligns with your business objectives by:

 

  • Creating culture-changing employee experiences
  • Ensuring that even the most mundane aspects of your organization advances and supports the desired culture
  • Using employee brand engagement tactics to regain focus and momentum when necessary
  • Leveraging your internal culture to shape your external brand identity
Presented by

Cathy Fraser, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mayo Clinic

11:30AM

Keynote Presentation

 

Developing Future Leaders: How to Structure A High Potential Program that Drives Learner Engagement Through Experiential Learning

 

High-potential programs are designed to drive the retention of key employees and ensure the organization is keenly focused on the development of future leaders. Organizations choose to utilize experiential learning in high-po programs to craft environments that give professionals real-world practice without real-world consequences. During this session, we will provide an overview on the different components to consider when deciding how to structure your program for high-potentials. We will highlight different perspective and theories on the optimal structure and approach. We will also provide a few case studies from our experiences to highlight what has worked well during program design and program refinement.

 

Additionally we will focus the conversation on our takeaways regarding crucial best practices to ensure that experiential learning is a successful addition and/or enhancement to your leadership development offerings. We will also explore how to ensure learner engagement whether the content is delivered virtually, in the classroom, or a blend between the two.

 

Matt Confer, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Abilitie

12:00PM

Networking Luncheon

1:15PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Build a True Culture of Equality in Your Organization with an All-Inclusive Talent Strategy that Propels Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

 

In addition to company culture, diversity &inclusion practices are critical in the hiring and employee development processes, and an organization’s talent management strategy is intricately tied to a culture of inclusivity. It’s important for HR leadership to institute programs that focus on their workforce with a strategy that includes diversity and unconscious bias training, as well as employee resource groups to further propel their D&I efforts.

 

Join us in this informative panel discussion as we discuss ways to improve your D&I efforts by:

 

  • Driving inclusion in the employee experience and tracking employee satisfaction survey scores
  • Reducing bias in promotion, compensation, and development opportunities by reviewing employee retention rates
  • Identifying barriers to promotion and measuring the diversity of employees by management and leadership positions
  • Measuring pay inequity and bias in promotion decisions, and tracking employee compensation by role
Moderator

Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity

Panelists

Jacqueline Welch, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer, Freddie Mac

Amy Bodkin, VP, HR and Human Capital, Lockton

2:05PM

Keynote Presentation

 

Re-igniting the Cultural DNA of the Organization

 

Does your company’s culture feel dynamic or stagnant? Wondering how to rekindle the best of it and reinvigorate the employee experience? Hear how and why world-class HR leaders must set clear intentions and “keep reinventing” processes and practices to champion diversity and gain market advantage in attracting, developing, and engaging top talent. You will also get a peek into HP’s brand new Employer Value Proposition – including the three pillars that clarify why people love working at HP.

Luciana Duarte, VP, Global Head of Employee Experience, HP

2:40PM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

3:45PM

Keynote Presentation

 

Onboarding Senior Leadership: Making the Change from Onboarding to Integration in Order to Improve Transition and Build Momentum Early On

 

Many organizations think they are doing a good job of bringing newly hired executives into the fold when they actually aren’t. Nearly all large
companies are competent at the administrative basics of signing leaders up, but that level of onboarding does little to prevent the problems that
can arise when these people start working with new colleagues and grappling with unfamiliar cultural norms and expectations. In strategically vital executive roles throughout a company, sluggish transitions are expensive and do nothing to help leaders clear the biggest hurdles they will face in their new roles.

 

Join this highly informative session to discuss the critical importance of quickly and successfully integrating new leadership in order to:

 

  • Help executives avoid common pitfalls and accomplish more early on in the transition
  • Build their credibility by demonstrating awareness of important operational issues, swiftly solving urgent problems, and identifying and achieving quick wins
  • Allow a new leader to take a fresh look at the talent without coloring his or her view in advance
  • Understand their colleagues’ expectations and develop a plan for how and when to connect with people
  • Get up to speed on the values, norms, and guiding assumptions that define acceptable behavior in the new organization

 

Presented by

Jim Dunn, EVP and System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health

Paul Rumsey, Senior Vice President, HR Chief of Staff, Atrium Health

4:15PM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

4:45PM

Tour Buses Depart from Hotel

5:15PM

Join us for our immersive-learning field trip to the world-famous San Diego Zoo! On this special excursion, we will explore the Polar Rim, Elephant Odyssey, and Urban Jungle via private bus as a precursor to their unique HR practices and processes. Following the tour, Chief Human Resources Executives from the Zoological Society of San Diego will share their purpose-led work practices and unique challenges within an industry fighting against extinction!

 

The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

 

7:00PM

Networking Reception: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres at the San Diego Zoo

7:45AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

 

The Future of Work: Embracing Disruption and Developing a High-Performing, Engaging Workforce to Achieve Future Business Needs

8:35AM

Opening Panel Discussion

 

Prioritizing and Improving Mental Well-being and Wellness to Generate a Healthier Workforce and Improved Culture

 

Research consistently shows that the health status of an organization’s employees directly influences their work behavior, attendance and on-the-job performance. Therefore, improving employee well-being will result in a more productive workforce. Most high-performing companies now measure employee health status as a key part of their overall risk management strategy, and many pursue active wellness programs. However, for wellness initiatives to succeed they must be an intrinsic part of an organization’s culture, and this requires persistent and engaged leadership at all levels.

 

In this interactive panel discussion, we will discuss how to drive high-performing health and work behavior outcomes by:

 

  • Creating an organizational culture that promotes health and wellness
  • Ensuring your company policies align with and support your health and wellness goals
  • Offering incentives that motivate employees to engage in healthy practices
  • Developing wellness programming that includes customized employee-centric health programs
  • Integrating HR functions with employee wellness and work-life quality initiatives

 

Panelists

Peter Neufeld, Vice President of Leadership, Maple Leaf Foods

Irene Stretton, VP, Human Resources, WAJAX

Claire Gray, VP, Human Resources Compensation, Cisco

Michael Rossman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hennepin County

9:20AM

Networking Break | One-on-One Business Meetings

10:30AM

Keynote Presentation

 

Talent Disruption is Here. Are You Ready?

 

We have entered what many leading experts across the globe are calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” While this is an amazing time of opportunity and innovation, it is also rapidly becoming a force for disruption to traditional talent recruiting, management and development. Artificial intelligence is permeating organizations at all levels, from transactional activities to fully automated manufacturing facilities. Even the board room is no longer a ‘safe space.’ Ultimately, we need to define ‘where do humans add value?’ We are less than a year from the much touted 2020 workplace. We have a five generation workforce, a growing movement towards a ‘gig’ economy, a global drive for environmental sustainability, and a host of other factors transforming not only the stability of current jobs, but the pipeline for talent required to fill future roles that are coming not every five to ten years, but rather every two quarters. We must ask ourselves, ‘What skills and behaviors are uniquely human and how do we train our team members to meet this need?’

 

Join this provocative dialog and prepare for the future today by hearing how:

 

  • Empathy is the untapped key to customer engagement
  • Augmented intelligence will enable the human-machine revolution
  • Innovation and scalability requires human catalyst
  • Pre-hire to Retire is not a line; it is an infinite loop

 

Presented by

Ken Hubbell, Senior Vice President, Sr. Mgr. Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation, Wells Fargo

11:15AM

Closing Panel Discussion

 

Planning for the Future Workforce by Shaping an Impactful People Strategy

 

The future of work and the workforce is facing dramatic change driven by technology, globalization, demographics, social values, and the changing personal expectations of workforce participants, particularly the younger generation. The development of an organization’s talent begins long before they are hired into the company, and it’s the company culture that sets the backdrop – it’s critical to create a vibrant lifestyle community to which people are drawn and where employees are empowered to be at their best and grow. HR leaders must employ effective methods to find and hire candidates that fit their company’s culture while also meeting the strategic needs for continued growth.

 

In this thought-provoking closing panel discussion, we will explore:

 

  • Assessing the state of your current talent management processes and identifying the areas that need to be focused on in the future
  • Ways to target the next generation of talent
  • Accelerating organizational change and focusing more effort on putting your people at the heart of this change
  • Focusing on adaptability to apply workforce skills in a different way
  • Developing a culture of listening to strengthen the areas of accountability, inclusion, trust, engagement, transparency and agility
Moderator

Mark Rowe, Vice President Western Region, Fuel50

Panelists

Karen Niparko, Chief Human Resources Officer, City & County of Denver

Jodi Lieberman, Chief Human Resources Officer, CAPREIT

Sara Greenspan, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Padres

12:00PM

End of Summit | Champagne Toast | Thank you!

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More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

One of the biggest challenges that companies face is standing out from the crowd and getting exposure with executives from leading enterprise organizations. Your company has the perfect solution to your customer’s problem but how do you grab their attention and present your value proposition?

The HR Leadership Summit is the perfect platform to gain valuable exposure for your brand with exclusive access to key decision makers. The attendees at the Summit are C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from the Fortune 1000 and are selectively invited and pre-qualified to ensure they carry budgetary responsibility. The event provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge solution providers to engage, interact, and build relationships with executives who are actively looking for new business partners.

Solution providers at the Summit have the opportunity to showcase their brand as a leader in the Human Resource industry while developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions, interactive networking events, and custom face-to-face business meetings.

  • Creating new talent acquisition, management and retention models for an evolving workforce
  • Developing an environment and successful organizational culture where employees feel supported and empowered
  • Designing benefit packages that appeal to four or five generations of employees
  • Extending employee experience initiatives to include candidate-facing strategies to improve recruiting
  • Developing a contingent workforce and job sharing programs to encourage growth and improve retention
  • Reinventing continuous learning strategies to engage the younger generations of your workforce
  • Linking diversity and inclusion to organizational goals
  • Designing programs for a multigenerational workforce
  • Utilizing technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • Setting better policies and educational initiatives to recognize unconscious bias and prevent harassment
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons and cocktail reception. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The HR Leadership Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of human resources, talent management, learning and leadership development, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.

 

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)
Chief Talent Officers (CTOs)
Chief People Officers
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
SVP/VP/Head of Leadership Development
SVP/VP/Head of Learning & Development

 

To request your invitation today, please contact Katherine Ilagan at 212-532-9898 ext 233 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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      This experience was amazing. It was personal, conversational and relational. It expanded my knowledge and more importantly, my network. Laura Vostad

      POET, Dir. L&D

      What I enjoyed most was that the number of attendees was big enough to provide me a wealth of information, but small enough to allow me to network with almost everyone at the conference. I walked away with pages of notes, many new contacts and met some great vendors that we will likely do business with in the future. Shelby Pyatt

      Rayonier, VP, HR & IT

      By far, this was the most engaging, value added convening of leaders. It was the right mix of experience, learning, and networking. I absolutely enjoyed the Disney Tour and the book exchange was brilliant. The roundtables were also an added bonus. Sharahn Monk

      Worldpay, US Market Leader, Learning and Development

      Great event, very well organized with relevant speakers and potential business partners. I would recommend to anyone. Shawn Dingle

      Sonic Automotive, Senior Training Director

      OPAL is first class. It was the best Conference that I ever attended from the standpoint of speaker quality, organization, and venue. They really seem to care! John Barbieri

      Sompo International, VP, Human Resources

      I thought the whole conference was so well run and that the OPAL team did an amazing job. I would definitely love to attend another event! Tennille Boyer

      Blue Ocean Brain

      Excellent line-up of speakers Connie Keys

      Campbell Soup, Head of Culture & Learning