2017 Strategic HR Forum

Disruptive Forces Impacting Business: New Solutions from HR

Unprecedented and accelerated waves of disruptive change are rendering conventional management and HR approaches obsolete. Join us at the 2017 Strategic HR Forum, and engage with other forward-thinking HR executives as you explore the new solutions business leaders are developing as they guide their organizations through these tectonic shifts:

  • A Differentiated Workforce
  • Digital Transformation
  • Increased Candor and Transparency
  • Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

Hear how top business and thought leaders are navigating this turbulent and uncertain territory, and learn how the disruptive forces of today’s business environment can be turned into advantages and business success.

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Featured Keynote Speakers
Who Should Attend This Program?

Our leading-edge series is designed exclusively for the head of HR, who have at least 15 years of experience, and who have been given the responsibility of helping shape the strategic direction of their organizations.

The HR People + Strategy Strategic HR Forum  is an exclusive opportunity for executive HR leaders to learn from, engage with and exchange ideas with noted business leaders, academics, and each other. Conference contributors will include senior, results-oriented practitioners, researchers and thought leaders who will explore the complex social, economic and organizational issues that continue to shape how HR supports business.

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers.

It is a place where such interaction and Socratic questioning is applied to a full range of potential futures and solutions. An event you don’t want to miss!

Thought-Provoking Speakers
David Fairhurst

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
McDonald's Corporation

In a company powered by its people, David Fairhurst is strengthening McDonald’s position as a modern, progressive employer. Known for implementing innovative people practices, he places a high priority on training, education and leadership development.

Fairhurst leads global human resources and training, which make up McDonald’s People function. He is committed to transforming the culture of McDonald’s so we consistently put the customer at the center of everything we do. Learn more.

Sallie Larsen

Managing Director, Chief Human Capital Officer
LPL Financial

Sallie Larsen is managing director, chief human capital officer, for LPL Financial with oversight over Corporate Communication, Human Resources, Talent Development, Corporate Real Estate, and Total Rewards and Talent Acquisition. In this role, she is responsible for managing and developing the human capital systems, programs, and resources that support a satisfying and engaging work environment and cultivate a robust learning culture for ongoing professional development. Learn more.

Paul Humphries

Group President, High Reliability Solutions

Paul Humphries is the President of High Reliability Solutions at Flex. Flex is a leading sketch-to-scale™ solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals across 30 countries and a promise to help make the world Live Smarter™, the company provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. Learn more.

Paul Baldassari

Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Baldassari is Chief Human Resources Officer of Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX). Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. Learn more.

Jennifer Waldo

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
GE Digital

Jennifer Waldo is SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Digital. She is responsible for leading the company's digital industrial transformation through its people strategy, building and growing digital talent and organizational capability across 26,000 digital employees.

She began her GE career in 2001 in the Human Resources Leadership Program, completing assignments in Union Relations in Lynn, Massachusetts and Corporate Union Relations in Fairfield, Connecticut, preparing and contributing to the 2003 national agreements.
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Title: Disruptive forces in HR: gathering storm or golden opportunity?
Speaker: David Fairhurst, Executive Vice President – Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Corporation
With waves of disruptive change battering established business practices, HR can choose to either weather the storm, or seize the opportunities shaped by these changes. As McDonald’s continues to revitalize its business in markets around the world, it is leveraging the power of external change to accelerate the creation of new ways of working and thinking. In this session, David Fairhurst will share how this is being achieved, and how the key learnings can be applied to organizations of all sizes and across all sectors. 
​Title: Navigating the Journey to Transparency and Candor
Speaker: Sallie Larsen, Managing Director, Chief Human Capital Officer, LPL Financial
Description: A culture of transparency is possible when leaders can get real, employees have the license to be their authentic selves and everyone has a forum to engage and speak their truth. When an organizational framework promotes open access to people and varying perspectives, a digital communication strategy becomes the accelerant to promoting your culture by aligning internal and external stakeholders.

Additional session descriptions coming soon!

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