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, April 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • AUSA Conference & Event Center, 2425 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

    The Digitization of HR: A Panel Discussion

    A digital HR organization must step beyond the automation of HR processes and operations. Talent, organizational structures, diversity and inclusion, and data-driven workforce decisions are a few topics requiring profound change to the way HR thinks about, plans, selects, implements and operates its technology. Our esteemed panel will engage us all in a robust conversation about how technology and data analytics are changing how we look at our business and make decisions.

    Panel Members:

    Cecile Apler-Leroux

    Vice President 

    Human Capital Management Innovation at Ultimate Software

    Peter Clay


    Zeneth Tech Partners

    Rana M. Dalbah, MSF, PMP

    Director—Workforce Intelligence & Processes

    WAC  |  COE

    Darcy Marcks

    Human Resources | NA HR Leader 

    Mercer Services

    Mike Trusty
    DXC Technology


    Kenneth Merritt
    Managing Director / Strategy & Transformation Practice Leader
    MorganFranklin Consulting

    When and Where:

    Friday, April 6, 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 & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Parking options:

    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

    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.

    • 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.

    • Friday, May 04, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182

    The Future of Work and HR

    Are you ready for the changing nature of work, the workforce, and the workplace over the next 10 years and beyond? Join HRLF and Ian Ziskin for an engaging exploration of the trends and new capabilities influencing the future of work and human resources, and discover what it will take to ensure relevance as an HR leader.

    Ian Ziskin

    Ian Ziskin is President of EXec EXcel Group LLC, a human capital coaching and consulting firm he founded in 2010 following a highly successful 28-year career as a corporate business executive.

    Ian delivers services to clients as a board advisor, coach, consultant, teacher, speaker, and author. His client base and corporate work span the aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, consumer products, education, electronic components, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, professional services, and telecommunications industries, among others.

    Ian serves or has recently served as a Board Director or Executive Advisor to Allegis Partners (New York, NY), Axion Health (Denver, CO), Executive Networks (San Francisco, CA), Humantelligence (Miami, FL), RiseSmart (San Jose, CA), the SHRM Foundation (Washington, DC), and the USC Center for Effective Organizations at the Marshall School of Business (Los Angeles, CA). In October 2016, he was appointed as an inaugural adjunct professor for the new USC Bovard Masters in Human Resource Management program. Ian is the co-founder of the CHREATE project (Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise), a volunteer-driven movement to address the future of work and HR.

    Ian’s global leadership experience includes serving in Chief Human Resources Officer and other senior leadership roles with three Fortune 100 corporations – Northrop Grumman, Qwest Communications, and TRW.


    He has written two books, THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executive (2015) and WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe’s are Luckier than WannaBe’s (2011).

    When and Where:

    Friday, May 4, 2018
    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  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    • 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

Friday, March 02, 2018 Optimizing Your Employer Brand with Glassdoor
Friday, February 02, 2018 The Difference Between Culture and Climate and Why It Matters
Thursday, January 11, 2018 People Trends: What Should HR Be Thinking About in 2018?
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
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Courage and Leadership in the C-Suite: Strategic HR Perspectives
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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