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


    • Friday, November 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182
    Navigating the Future of Work—The Changing Landscape of the World of Work and the Role of HR

    Speakers:  Theresa Lynch and Lara Paukovits, Willis Towers Watson


    The emerging trend away from traditional employment coupled with the increase in automation and artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace represents a massive shift with profound implications for businesses. Leaders are increasingly at risk if they fail to recognize that work can and will be done differently in the future, and potentially by talent that can float into and out of an organization. For human resources and CEOs alike, considering how to approach work redesign, talent processes and rewards in order to meet business strategies will be one of the biggest transformations in this century. We will explore this phenomenon and look at why and how the world of work is changing, the implications, and how organizations must adapt to survive.

    Theresa Lynch

    Theresa Lynch is a Consulting Director, Talent & Rewards in Willis Towers Watson’s Arlington, VA office. Her primary consulting focus is assisting clients in aligning their total reward programs with their organizational objectives. She provides client services in the areas of reward plan design, career frameworks, salary plan design and administration, job architecture and job leveling, and pay for performance plans.  She has performed as the compensation lead in many organizational transformation projects that sought to harmonize compensation programs and practices across diverse businesses.

    Theresa is a frequent speaker on compensation topics at the local and regional level. 

    Theresa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.  She is a member of SHRM, World at Work and the past President and current Board member of the Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association.

    Lara Paukovits

    Lara Paukovits is a Senior Consultant in the Communication and Change Management practice of Willis Towers Watson, based in Arlington, VA. She focuses on developing and implementing change management and communication strategies, programs and tools to drive employee behavior change and deliver business results. In addition, Lara provides program management expertise to help organizations successfully navigate large-scale changes.

    Lara has 13 years of experience with Willis Towers Watson. She is a member of the global change management leadership team and has contributed to the firm’s intellectual capital on change management for a decade.

    Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Lara worked at a leading investment banking firm and a global healthcare company. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in art history and earned her master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha.

    When and Where:

    Friday, November 3, 2017
    Tower Club, Tysons Corner
    8000 Towers Crescent Dr #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

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

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    • 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 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

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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