CAHRS Executive Roundtables | September 12-13, 2019 | Cornell University | Ithaca NY

Thursday | September 12, 2019


One unique and valuable aspect of the CAHRS partnership is the opportunity for CAHRS executives to interact with future HR professionals pursuing their graduate studies or finishing theirundergraduate studies at Cornell to shape their educational and career choices.  Since 1997, CAHRS has offered our partners an opportunity to be involved in the annual orientation held for incoming and returning graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Space limitations require that we limit the number of CAHRS executives participating in this event to 20.  We will first confirm the seats to the Senior Vice President's that desire to attend andothers may register to attend but we cannot confirm a seat until we have given the SVP’s the opportunity to register first.

This year’s roundtables will start with a networking reception with executives and students on September 12th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Carrier Ballroom of the Statler Hotel.  CAHRS partners are welcome to invite another representative from their company to attend this reception. 
The roundtables will begin on September 13th with a breakfast for the executives participating in the roundtables from 7:00-8:00am and then the roundtables linking students and executives will run from 8:00am-12:00pm.  We will start with an overview by the CAHRS Director.  This overview will position the roundtable discussion in the context of the classes and activities that students will be considering during their studies at ILR.  We anticipate 100-120 students will attend the roundtables.   The roundtables are meant to provide students and executives an opportunity to exchange questions and ideas about the field of HR, the most important issues facing individual companies, the skills needed by future HR professionals, and what companies look for in recruiting entry level professionals.  Please note that we are asking that only one company contact be involved in the roundtable session.  Students will also be able to "drop off" their resumes after the event and we will collect them and forward them along to the executives.

Executives Attending Roundtables
Scott Ballard - Executive Vice President, Human Resources - Shell
Laurie Bevier - Senior HRM Corporate - General Electric
Tracy Curran - Vice President, Talent Acquisition - Dell
Niall de Lacy - Vice President, Human Resources - Procter & Gamble
David Epstein - Director of Domestic Human Resources - Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA
Robert France - Vice President, Human Resources - Corning
Anne Gotte - Vice President, Human Resources Global Talent - Ecolab
Mike Jordan - Global Head of Talent and Learning - HP
Simon King - Head of Global Talent Innovation - Bristol-Myers Squibb
Wendy Livingston - Vice President, Human Resources - Boeing
Christopher Nienstedt - Director, Employee Services - General Mills
Tony Norwood - Vice President, Corporate HR Functions - Ingersoll Rand
Cynthia Ryan - Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Cigna
Christopher Scalia - Vice President, Global HR - Hershey
Rob Way - Director, HR Operations - IBM
Jim Williams - Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer - Polaris
John Willimas - Senior Vice President, Human Capital - Optum

If you have any questions, please email Jo Hagin.

Further Information for Students

Hotel Accommodations:
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Statler Hotel.  To reserve a room, please call 1-800-541-2501 and reserve a room under the block name "CAHRS Roundtable Sessions 2019".  Please be sure to reserve your room by August 22, 2019 as that is when they will be released to the general public.

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