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Brace yourself for a high-impact learning and networking experience! CTHRA’s HR Symposium will feature dynamic speakers, best practices and practical knowledge that you can put to work in your organization. Plus, ample networking opportunities to engage with 200+ colleagues.

Dynamic General Sessions

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Dr. Lois P. Frankel

President

Corporate Coaching International

Seismic Change Begins with You!

The New York Times best-selling author & pioneer in the field of executive coaching will educate, empower and inspire you to be a force of change in your organization! Using real-time examples, she will reveal common mistakes to avoid and the top 10 things leaders must do to effectively implement change. To review the Symposium schedule, see below.

CHRO Panel: HR at the Epicenter of Change

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Karen Bennett

EVP and CHRO

Cox Communications

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Bill Strahan

EVP, HR

Comcast Cable

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Kim Tingler

Co-Head, HR

A+E Networks

Symposium Schedule

All events will be at the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street in Philadelphia.

Monday, October 1

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 2

7:30 a.m.

Symposium Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

General Session: Seismic Change Begins with You

Featuring Dr. Lois Frankel

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

General Session: HR at the Epicenter of Change

Featuring Industry CHROs

Sessions

9:00 a.m.

New York Times best-selling author and a pioneer in the field of executive coaching, Dr. Lois Frankel, will share insight into the critical role of HR leaders in effecting change. Using real-time examples of successful change leaders, she will reveal typical mistakes to avoid and the top 10 things leaders must do to effectively implement change. Dr. Frankel will educate, empower and inspire you to be a force of change in your organization!

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess your readiness for change
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management
  • Gain insight into a successful change strategy

10:45 a.m.

Pick one

Session description coming soon!

Companies have placed great emphasis on developing an omni-channel experience tailored to the unique values, motivations and behavior drivers of consumers. Likewise, organizations can leverage the power of digital technology to drill beyond the surface of employee engagement to attract and retain the best talent. The panel discussion will feature Lisa Massman, Principal of Advisory Services at KPMG and Yvette Smetana, VP of HR Technology & Service Solutions for Comcast Cable.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify experience gaps and opportunities to unlock the full potential of your people
  • Understand how digital channels can empower and engage employees
  • Discover how to distinguish your company as an employer in a highly competitive marketplace

Real-time, performance-driven feedback is at the core of the new world of work. Feedback creates a vibrant culture in which innovation, creativity, productivity and change agility flourish. Join Anil Saxena, Director of Employee Engagement at Comcast, in this dynamic, interactive session as he takes you through Comcast’s Technology, Product and Experience group’s journey to making feedback part of the fabric of its culture. Attendees are encouraged to bring current challenges in this arena to inquire, engage and explore what might be possible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to unleash the power of feedback in your organization
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to instigate cultural change
  • Understand how to leverage a rapid or agile method of learning development
  • Leverage key methods to create champion networks to maintain change

1:30 p.m.

Pick one

From shifting consumer behavior to ground-breaking advances in technology, our industry operates in an ever-shifting landscape. During this session, Shari Pace, Founder of Coaching Beyond Limits, will show you how to prepare for the unexpected and be agile when faced with a sudden tremor or a full-blown earthquake of change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what agility means in the workplace today
  • Learn how to be nimble in a changing environment
  • Shift your perception of change
  • Strengthen your leadership confidence

From automation and AI to collaboration and social media, digitalization is transforming the workplace. It’s also creating fissures among the workforce. While millennials view these technological advances as welcome tremors of change, older employees often perceive them as major earthquakes. During this session, Raymond Lee, Founder & CEO of Careerminds, will share how to foster collaboration across generations and positively impact employee morale, retention and productivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how digitalization is changing the world of work
  • Learn how reskilling your workforce can payoff big dividends
  • Learn how to foster generational diversity in the workplace
  • Address skills gaps by transferring knowledge and experience in real-time
  • Leverage reverse mentoring to benefit workers of all ages

Unconscious bias is notorious for rupturing employee relationships, and if unaddressed, it can cause earth-shattering devastation throughout an organization. Employers can interrupt these destructive biases by emphasizing inclusiveness, civility and respect. Employment law advisor and industry thought leader, Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq., President of SHIFT HR Compliance Training, will share strategies and small, everyday actions that can help create an upstander culture in your company.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize unconscious biases and the impact on turnover, productivity and lost business
  • Identify the tools needed to neutralize unconscious biases
  • Understand how employees can evolve from being a “Bystander” to an “Upstander”
  • Learn how to effectively empower Upstanders to create a respectful, inclusive workplace

3:00 p.m.

Featuring:

Karen Bennett, EVP and CHRO, Cox Communications
Bill Strahan, EVP, HR, Comcast Cable
Kim Tingler, Co-Head, HR, A+E Networks

With people at the core of every organization’s success story, it’s not surprising that innovative HR initiatives can have a significant impact on the business. This panel of industry executives will be joined by Wharton Business School faculty member to discuss how HR professionals of all levels can be agents of change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation of the impact of organizational change on people
  • Understand foundational aspects of change management and the critical role human resources professionals play in the change process
  • Identify ways they can help team members cope with change and build resilience
  • Discuss methods for effectively communicating change

HR Institute

 

CTHRA will request approval for continuing education credits from the HR Certification Institute.

Speakers

Karen Bennett

EVP and CHRO

Cox Communications

Brian Fortson

Senior Director, Process & Method Innovation

Comcast

Dr. Lois P. Frankel

President

Corporate Coaching International

Raymond Lee

Founder and CEO

Careerminds

Lisa Massman

Principal, Advisory Services

KPMG

Shari Pace

Founder

Coaching Beyond Limits

Anil Saxena

Director, Employee Engagement

Comcast Cable

Yvette Smetana

VP, HR Technology & Service Solutions

Comcast

Bill Strahan

EVP, HR

Comcast Cable

Kim Tingler

Co-Head, HR

A+E Networks

Register Now!

Registration fee includes access to the pre-event networking reception, general and breakout sessions, networking breakfast and Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon.

Group discounts are available for 6+ attendees from the same company. Contact Colleen Gorniak for details.

  • Fee:
  • $369 By July 13
  • $419 After July 13
register

Hotel

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel, is here to make the most of your stay in Philadelphia by offering the services you need, the amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve. This University City hotel offers proximity to Downtown Philly, leisure activities, dining, shopping, and University tours. Reservations for CTHRA’s room block must be made by September 1, 2018. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Symposium Committee

Program Chairs

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Michele Parks

VP, Talent Management

Cox Communications

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Cheryl Middleton Jones

SVP, HR

Discovery Inc.

Committee Members

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Katie Carpenter

Director, Training Delivery

Cox Communications

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Allen Cheek

Director, Learning Ops. & Admin

Cox Communications

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Jana Currier

Senior Manager

Mediacom Communications

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James Hendricks

Senior Director, HR

ESPN

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Deborah Thomas

VP, Talent Management

Comcast Corp.

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Dionne Vernon

Senior Director
People & Organizational Planning

Comcast Cable

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Chris Vokaty

Senior Director, Learning and Development

Charter Communications

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Jody Zahn

VP, HR

Discovery Inc.

Sponsors

Sponsorships are available. Please click here to review the opportunities.

Platinum

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Silver

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Bronze

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Board Leadership Sponsors

A+E Networks
Charter Communications
Comcast Cable
Cox Communications
Discovery Inc.

ESPN
Hearst Television
HBO
Mediacom Communications
NBCUniversal

Showtime Networks
Univision
Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

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The HR Symposium is hosted by CTHRA.

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