HR Leadership Forum

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 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Tower Club, Tysons Corner, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr. #1700, Vienna, VA 22182
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    Back by popular demand, our November program will feature a panel of experts to continue the conversation we started last program year on Diversity, Inclusion & Equity! We’ll take a deeper dive into some of the topics around inclusion systems, compensation strategies, cross cultural communication, case studies, and for smaller companies (200-1000 employees)- ideas about vendors/external service providers in DI&E.

    About the Speakers

    Dr. Virginia Biano-Mathis (moderator)
    Marymount University

    Virginia Bianco-Mathis, a Strategic Performance Group partner, has more than 20 years of experience and a doctorate in human resource and organization development. She is considered a leader in her field. Her background includes a core set of industry positions, extensive consulting with corporate and agency executives, and publications/presentations in the areas of performance management, organizational change, leadership development, executive team-building, coaching and strategic planning.

    Bianco-Mathis has held positions in human resources, strategy and organization development at C&P Telephone, AT&T, Lockheed Martin and the Artery Organization. Currently, she is a professor in the School of Business, chair of the Department of Management, at Marymount University. She teaches courses in organization development, team and group dynamics, leadership and strategy. Her current consulting engagements include leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, team-building and organizational change.

    Bianco-Mathis has given major presentations at several international conferences. Major publications include “Consulting Dilemmas” (Training and Development Journal), Change in Organizations: Best Practices (with Roman, U.S. Department of Agriculture), “Cross-Functional Teams at AOL” (with Fitzgerald, OD Practitioner). With her SPG partner. Lisa Nabors, she has published “The Dialogue Deck” (2017) and Everyday Coaching (2018), which is being widely read by leaders. She also has written numerous articles for the Washington Business Journal.

    Dominica Groom Williams
    Freddie Mac, Human Resources Division


    Dominica Groom Williams is Vice President of the Office of Inclusive Engagement at Freddie Mac. She leads the company’s inclusion, diversity and community engagement functions. Her oversight includes diverse employee and supplier attraction, engagement, development and retention as well as community outreach that targets underserved affinities. She also focuses on innovative practices to deliver favorable business outcomes. Most recently, she integrated the workforce and supplier diversity functions into one cohesive function, creating a more unified focus, fostering more effective management and driving streamlined execution across the company.

    Dominica has more than 15 years of experience leading inclusion and diversity programs as well as global marketing and communications initiatives, most recently as Senior Director, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability (Global Operations) at Marriott International, the world's largest global lodging company. Prior to this role, she oversaw marketing, change management and communications for various highly-visible company initiatives, as well as worked in nonprofit program management.

    Dominica is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She was named one of Black Enterprises “Top Executives in Corporate Diversity,” recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women” in the state of Maryland by The Daily Record, and as one of Maryland’s top "Leading Women" under the age of 40. She was also named a "Top Influential Leader in Diversity" by the National Association for Minority Companies for her commitment to diversity and inclusion. She was recently inducted as a member to The Executive Leadership Council.

    Tim Springer

    Level Access

    Tim Springer founded Level Access with the vision of creating a world where all digital systems are accessible to people with disabilities. For nearly two decades Level Access has provided digital accessibility compliance solutions for corporations, government agencies and leading educational institutions. Tim views access to digital technology as a profound, empowering force in the lives of individuals with disabilities. As CEO of Level Access, he is dedicated to ensuring technology not only meet regulatory standards but supports real world use by individuals with disabilities.

    As founder of Level Access, Mr. Springer designed Level Access's core technology and led the development of InFocus(tm) the industry's first commercial software for testing Web accessibility. Tim served as the chief architect of the Accessibility Management Platform, Level Access's proprietary accessibility assessment methodology and wrote Level Access's programming language - the Document Compliance Query Language (DCQL). Mr. Springer advises many large public and private sector organizations on the technical challenges and best practices required to successfully achieve accessibility. He holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. He was recently awarded recognition as a Champion of Change by the White House.

    Shaara Roman
    The Silverene Group

    Shaara Roman is a board member, former CHRO, entrepreneur, speaker and CEO of a boutique management and culture consulting firm, The Silverene Group. Drawing on her global perspective, Shaara and her team help bring an organization’s aspirational culture to life to holistically strengthen a company’s trajectory. Shaara often speaks on the role of an inclusive company culture in driving employee and business success. 

    Prior to starting her business, she held leadership and executive level roles at CGI, Fannie Mae, NRECA and VISA. She received an MBA from Georgetown University and sits on two non-profit boards.

    Shaara lives in Arlington with her husband and two teenagers, enjoys the theater, travel, soccer, football, and time with friends and family.
     

    Liz A. Buday
    Architect of the Capitol

    Liz A. Buday is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Dispute Resolution for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). Serving Congress and the Supreme Court, the AOC is the builder and steward of the landmark buildings and grounds of Capitol Hill. As a member of senior leadership, Liz works with AOC managers, supervisors and employees to further the agency’s efforts in building and sustaining an inclusive workplace based on respect and civility. She provides direction on conflict resolution, EEO issues, sexual harassment prevention, and all Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives. Liz has introduced a host of innovative strategies that expand the D&I portfolio to include employee engagement, corporate culture, leadership development, broader training, and organizational assessments. Recently, she was tasked with leading the agency’s multi-year effort to improve the overall corporate culture. Liz is a certified Executive Coach (ICF-ACC) and serves as an internal leadership coach.

    With over 25 years of D&I, Human Resources and Organizational Development experience, Liz was previously the director of civil rights for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), chief executive officer for a private civil rights and human resources consulting firm, and she began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    Date and Time:

    Friday, November 1, 2019  

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

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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, January 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • TBD
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    Date and Time:

    Friday, January 10, 2020  

    Registration and breakfast social:  8am to 9:30am
    Program:  9:30am to 11:00am

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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 07, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Tower Club
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    Date and Time:

    Friday, February 7, 2020  

    Registration breakfast social:  8am to 9:30am
    Program:  9:30am to 11:00am

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Tower Club
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    Date and Time:

    Friday, March 6, 2020  

    Registration breakfast social:  8am to 9:30am
    Program:  9:30am to 11:00am

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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, April 03, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Tower Club
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    Date and Time:

    Friday, April 3, 2020  

    Registration breakfast social:  8am to 9:30am
    Program:  9:30am to 11:00am

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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, May 01, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • The Tower Club
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    Date and Time:

    Friday, May 1, 2020  

    Registration breakfast social:  8am to 9:30am
    Program:  9:30am to 11:00am

    HRCI  & SHRM Credit available to attendees

    Registration Details:           

    • 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, October 11, 2019 Peter Bregman: Leading with Emotional Courage
Friday, September 13, 2019 Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk and Developing Self Awareness
Friday, June 07, 2019 Marc Effron, 8 Steps to High Performance & Summer Social
Friday, May 03, 2019 Competing in an Era of Choice
Friday, April 05, 2019 Wellness 2.0 – Increasing Employee Wellbeing and Engagement
Friday, March 01, 2019 Carlos Valdes-Dapena, High Performance Collaboration and Lessons from Mars
Friday, February 01, 2019 Jeff Akin, Ernst & Young, "Business Disruptors & Evolving Organizations"
Friday, January 11, 2019 Cancelled: Marc Effron, The Talent Strategy Group, 8 Steps to High Performance
Friday, December 07, 2018 December 2018 HRLF Social
Friday, November 02, 2018 Panel, "Diversity, Inclusion and Equity (DI&E)
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Conscious - The Power of Awareness in Business and Life
Friday, September 14, 2018 The Three A’s of Organizational Agility
Friday, May 04, 2018 The Future of Work and HR
Friday, April 06, 2018 The Digitization of HR: A Panel Discussion
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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