Engage with 275 Colleagues!
CTHRA’s HR Symposium is the largest gathering of HR professionals in the industry. Beginning with the Monday evening reception and continuing through Tuesday, there will be ample networking opportunities to engage with 275 colleagues.
Dynamic General Sessions
Corporate Coaching International
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.
All events will be at the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street in Philadelphia.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Symposium Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
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.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
General Session: HR at the Epicenter of Change
Featuring Industry CHROs
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!
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Employee-centric experiences are a key differentiator in today’s competitive talent landscape. Brian Fortson, Senior Director of Process & Method Innovation for Comcast Cable, will crack open the secret to creating world-class employee experiences by leading attendees through an interactive exercise on design thinking.
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. KPMG’s Lisa Massman will moderate the panel discussion featuring Comcast Cable’s Yvette Smetana and Scott McAllister, and Dow’s Monica Cederstrom.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Adria Alpert Romm, CHRO, Discovery Inc.
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. During the Symposium’s closing session, four CHROs will share insight into how HR professionals of all levels can be agents of change.
CTHRA will request approval for continuing education credits from the HR Certification Institute.
Your registration includes admission to the Awards Luncheon where we will honor the recipients of the 2018 Aspiring Leader and Team Innovator of the Year Awards.
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.
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.