Programs & Events

HR Leadership Forum monthly programs are the heart of HRLF. They present the best strategic topics and speakers for the forward-looking professional in the areas of human resource management and organizational and leadership development.


Upcoming events

 



    • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • AUSA Conference & Event Center, 2425 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201
    Register

    People Trends: What Should HR Be Thinking About in 2018?

    Join us for a look inside Aon Hewitt’s People Trends—a forward-looking perspective on what HR will need to think about in the new year. Based on the collective input from Aon’s top thought leaders and marquee clients, the insights are structured around 5 areas:

      1.  Workforce and Organization Design
      2.  Talent Acquisition and Development
      3.  Leadership
      4.  Total Rewards
      5.  Culture, EVP and Engagement

    Our expert speakers, Neil Shastri, Leader - Global Insights & Innovation / Director - Talent, Rewards and Performance, and Ranjan Dutta, Partner - People Analytics Practice Leader, will explore Aon’s latest People research with us, and engage the attendees in stimulating conversation around these critical people trends.

    Neil Shastri


    Neil currently leads the Global Insights & Innovations team that forms a part of the Talent, Rewards and Performance vertical at Aon. In his role he is responsible for leading select research initiatives and the development of articles, points of view, and white papers. With corporate clients, Neil focuses on projects that involve creation of Human Capital Strategy, People Analytics, HR Effectiveness and integrated HR Transformation projects. Neil is also the Subject Matter Expert on Aon’s Macro Talent Development offer area which helps agencies such as the World Bank, and country / state governments help establish the Triple E linkage between Education, Employability, & Economic Growth. Neil has worked with clients in over 15 countries, and is a regular speaker at HR events and forums. An electronics engineer from VJTI Mumbai, Neil holds a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

    Ranjan Dutta


    Ranjan is a Partner at Aon with over 17 years of experience in management consulting, people analytics, predictive modeling, and behavioral economics. His core expertise is in conceptualizing new-to-the-world analytic models and developing complementary data products and services. Prior to joining Aon, Ranjan was one of the practice leaders in PwC’s People Analytics/Saratoga practice where he led the area of Predictive Analytics nationally as well as broader client service operations across 10 geographic markets. Prior to that, Ranjan worked at Corporate Executive Board (CEB), where he headed the Analytics and Benchmarking group within Technology Practice. In the past, he has served as a faculty at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin and has several peer-reviewed publications under his name. Ranjan holds a Ph.D. in Economics/Management Science & Information Systems from University of Texas, Austin, an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.

    BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS:

    Neil Shastri:

    • People Fuel Growth Study
    • Next Generation CHRO Study
    • Driving Customer-Centric Employee Experience through HR Shared Services
    • McLagan Talent Pulse
    • Walking the Leadership Tightrope
    • Making Recognition Programs Successful
    • Workday, A Customer Perspective
    • People Trends 2016, 2017, 2018 (in progress)
    • Reimagning HR in 2025
    • Grow, Get Acquired, or Die!
    • Collaborative Growth of ITES-BPO in South Asia Region

    Ranjan Dutta:

    • Making the case for predictive attrition risk modeling: A roadmap for the future
    • Trends in People Analytics - With excerpts from the 2015 PwC Saratoga Benchmarks
    • Data Driving Decisions
    • Using Predictive Analytics to Improve Hire Quality
    • Trends in workforce analytics - Capturing the latest results from US Human Capital Effectiveness Benchmarks, 2014
    • Big Data for HR: Getting up to speed with Predictive Analytics
    • HR Innovation Summer/Fall 2013
    • State of the workforce: PwC Saratoga’s 2013/2014 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report

    When and Where:

    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    AUSA Conference & Event Center
    2425 Wilson Blvd.

    Arlington, VA 22201


    Registration and networking breakfast:  8:00 to 8:30am
    Program:  8:30 to 10:00am
    Networking:  10:00 to 10:30am
    HRCI Credit available to attendees

    Parking options: 

    https://www.ausa.org/directions

    Recommended parking:  Crystal Parking, 2636 Wilson (entrance on Danville)

    Crystal Parking is approximately 1.5 blocks from event center.  Cost is $10.00.  Parking can be reserved in advance.  Please call 1-703-920-8733 or visit their website at http://www.crystalparking.com

    Metro Information:

    Take the Orange Line or Silver Line to the Court House stop and exit by following signs to Clarendon Blvd./Strayer University exit (left). Cross the street (Wilson/Clarendon) at the traffic light, turn left and walk west on Wilson about two blocks. The AUSA building at 2425 Wilson Blvd. is on your right and is identified by the gold letters AUSA.


    Registration:
    • Our programs are FREE for members.
    • A member may send a substitution in their place to any program they are unable to attend.
    • Each member will be permitted to bring ONE GUEST (non-member) per PROGRAM YEAR.
    • If you would like to register a guest, please email admin@hrleadershipforum.org with the guest's name, email address, and organization name.  Our administrator will register the guest and confirm with both the member and guest.

    • Friday, February 02, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182
    Register

    The Difference Between Culture and Climate and Why It Matters

    Join us for a deeper conversation about corporate culture and organizational climate, and how to implement effective comprehensive culture change initiatives.

    It’s not uncommon for organizations to have completed an organizational assessment, created a plan to address the issues, and convened a committee to execute the plan and yet not achieve the desired outcomes.  It’s likely, your organization is responding to data about the organizational climate and not culture.  In this interactive session, you will hear about the common culture misunderstandings and the relationship between culture and climate. You will learn the six proven steps to make culture change take hold and stick.

    Lahaja Furaja will respond to the following questions that are most commonly asked of her by HR Leaders:

    • What is the role of HR in supporting culture change?
    • How do you get leadership aligned and bought in?
    • How do you determine the right culture for your organization?
    • How do you identify cultural attributes that are enablers and derailers?
    • What role does culture play in reinforcing strategic direction?

    Lahaja Furaja

    Lahaja Furaha is the Culture Practice Lead and Senior Human Capital Advisor at Management Concepts.  Lahaja has expertise in conducting culture assessments and implementing comprehensive  culture change initiatives to strengthen business performance and build organizational capability. She is also a Prosci™ Certified Change Management Practitioner with 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of organizational change management and organizational development programs. As a consultant, she has also been involved in providing guidance to senior leaders on how to cascade and execute strategic plans down to the department, team and individual levels. As a certified leadership coach, Lahaja works with individuals on improving their leadership and interpersonal skills. Over her professional career, Lahaja has played a strategic role in the creation of organization-wide initiatives that have assisted companies in strengthening their talent capacity in media, technology, non-profit, and transportation industries.


    When and Where:

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Tower Club, Tysons Corner

    8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182


    Registration and networking breakfast:  8:00 to 8:30am
    Program:  8:30 to 10:00am
    Networking:  10:00 to 10:30am

    HRCI Credit available to attendees


    Registration:

    • Our programs are FREE for members.
    • A member may send a substitution in their place to any program they are unable to attend.
    • Each member will be permitted to bring ONE GUEST (non-member) per PROGRAM YEAR.
    • If you would like to register a guest, please email admin@hrleadershipforum.org with the guest's name, email address, and organization name.  Our administrator will register the guest and confirm with both the member and guest.

    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182
    Register

    Optimizing Your Employer Brand

    with Glassdoor

    PRESENTATION INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES:

    A strong employer brand is the foundation of an engaged workplace and an effective recruitment strategy. During this program, we will discuss transparency in today’s workforce and how to build an effective employer value proposition so you can take control of your employer brand.

    The program will include discussion from our attendees on how they optimize their employer brand in their organization.

    Topics to cover:

    • Workplace Transparency: What is it?

    • Why Do I Need Workplace Transparency?

    • What Your Employer Brand Is & Why It Matters

    • Employer Branding Tips to Recruit Top Talent and how to improve their brand

    Hannah Maslar


    Hannah Maslar is a Product Marketing Manager at Glassdoor in San Francisco. Her primary focus is developing B2B sales collateral, building out their comprehensive client success programing, discovering new content storage and communication tools to better connect the Glassdoor sales, marketing, and product teams. She has held roles in sales, operations, sales training, and product marketing across a variety of industries.

    Hannah is a native of Northern Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and minor in International Business from Virginia Tech.

    When and Where:

    Friday, March 2, 2018
    Tower Club, Tysons Corner
    8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

    Registration and networking breakfast:  8:00 to 8:30am
    Program:  8:30 to 10:00am
    Networking:  10:00 to 10:30am
    HRCI Credit available to attendees

    Registration:
    • Our programs are FREE for members.
    • A member may send a substitution in their place to any program they are unable to attend.
    • Each member will be permitted to bring ONE GUEST (non-member) per PROGRAM YEAR.
    • If you would like to register a guest, please email admin@hrleadershipforum.org with the guest's name, email address, and organization name.  Our administrator will register the guest and confirm with both the member and guest.

Past events

Friday, November 03, 2017 Navigating the Future of Work—The Changing Landscape of the World of Work and the Role of HR
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Leading with Innovation: How to Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Friday, May 05, 2017 Achieving Sustainable Change with Debbie Eshelman and Panelists
Thursday, April 06, 2017 The New Path Forward: Creating Compelling Career Paths with Scott Engler, CEB
Friday, March 03, 2017 Performance Management: Why Performance Management Continues To Disappoint—Making it Matter, Making it Better
Friday, February 03, 2017 Addressing Pay Equity in an Environment of Increased Scrutiny
Friday, December 09, 2016 The Employee Engagement Landscape—Championing Greatness or Capturing Mediocrity?
Friday, November 04, 2016 Living, and Learning, on the Steep Part of the Growth Curve
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Successful Influencing—Creating The Support You Need for Your HR Initiatives
Friday, May 20, 2016 HR In the C-Suite: It's a Partnership
Friday, April 01, 2016 Talent Acquisition & Innovation
Friday, March 11, 2016 Is Your Organization Tactical or Strategic? Developing Strategic Thinking Capabilities
Friday, February 05, 2016 All Voices On Deck – The Key to Inclusive and High Performance Organizations
Friday, January 08, 2016 Neuroscience and the Art of Fearless Leadership
Friday, December 04, 2015 Are People REALLY Our Most Important Asset
Friday, November 06, 2015 From Player to Coach
Friday, October 09, 2015 2015 Global Human Capital Trends
Friday, May 22, 2015 HRLF Program: Leading with Grit and Creativity
Friday, April 03, 2015 HRLF Program: Improve Workforce Retirement Readiness with Behavioral Economic Techniques
Friday, February 06, 2015 HRLF Program: Immigration
Friday, January 09, 2015 HRLF January Program: Montserrat C. Miller
Friday, December 05, 2014 HRLF Program: December - Speaker: Rita Trehan
Friday, November 07, 2014 HRLF Program: Getting Innovation Right | Seth Kahan, CEO Visionary Leadership
Thursday, October 02, 2014 HRLF Program: Vital Signs Stable- How Medical School Taught Me to Manage and Lead in Corporate America | Speaker Marleece Barber
Friday, May 09, 2014 HRLF Education Program: Culture and Strategy:Keys to Organizational Health and Success
Friday, April 04, 2014 Human Resources in a Digital World
Friday, March 07, 2014 Transforming Your Employee Survey into a Strategic Intelligence System
Friday, February 07, 2014 Crosslead: Beyond Optimal
Friday, January 10, 2014 Title VII at 50: EEOC's Strategic Vision for the 21st Century Workplace
 
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