CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting "HR Transformation: Enhancing Value Creation" | October 23-24, 2019 | Cornell University | Ithaca, NY (WAIT LISTED)

Wednesday | October 23, 2019

Cornell University campus with view of lake and clock tower
Cornell University | Statler Hotel | Ithaca, NY | October 23-24, 2019

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Please plan to join us for the CAHRS Fall Partner Meeting "HR Transformation: Enhancing Value Creation" on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York starting Wednesday, October 23rd with a kick-off reception and meeting to follow on Thursday, October 24th.

Virtually all organizations are in the process of transforming their HR function.  Some may be further along than others, but across organizations there is a shared desire to better position the HR function to create value for the organization, both now and into the future.  These efforts have put a spotlight on the employee experience as well as the need for the HR function to adapt to changes in the nature of work and organization. The purpose of this CAHRS Partner Meeting will be to examine how leading organizations have been transforming their HR functions and the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned they have encountered along the way.  Both Cornell faculty and company executives will share their current work on HR transformation, providing insight into a number of important issues, including the following:

  • Actions, practices, tools, and approaches that HR can use to increase its impact on the organization in a rapidly changing world
  • Strategies for improving coordination and collaboration among the different parts of the HR function (i.e., HRBPs, COEs, and Shared Services)
  • Implications of HR transformation for the attributes and competencies required of HR leaders, and strategies and practices for capability building

Working Agenda

October 23, 2019
6:00-8:00pm - Networking Reception with Students and Executives
Taylor & Rowe Rooms | Statler Hotel

October 24, 2019
7:30-8:25am Breakfast Refreshments | Outside of Amphitheater | Statler Hotel

8:30-8:40am - Welcome and Overview | Amphitheater | Statler Hotel
Brad Bell - Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director, Cornell CAHRS

8:45-9:25am - "CHRO Panel Discussion"
Brad Bell - Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director, Cornell CAHRS
Kevin Barr - Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Terex
Kevin Cox Chief Human Resources Officer, General Electric
Michael DAmbrose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Archer Daniels Midland
Michael OHare Chief Human Resources Officer, Estée Lauder

9:30-10:10am - "The Reinvention of HR through Technology "

10:10-10:30am - Break

10:35-11:15am - "Evolving the HR Function in Times of Change"
Heidi Perloff, VP Global HR Strategic Initiatives, Estée Lauder

11:20-12:00pm HR Transformation at Boeing
Niki Allen, Vice President, 2CHR Transformation, Boeing

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch
Taylor & Rowe Rooms | Statler Hotel

1:15-1:55pm - "Becton Dickinson HR Transforms to Drive a New Customer Centric Strategy"
Thomas Ruddy, Senior Vice President, HR Life Sicences Segment, Greater Asia and BDX Succession Planning, Becton Dickinson
Marilyn Allison, Senior Director, World Wide Learning and Development, Becton Dickinson
Brad Bell, Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director, Cornell CAHRS

2:00-2:40pm The Role of HR during GE Transformation Times
Ana Lucia Caltabiano, Human Resources Senior Executive, GE Latin America

2:45-3:00pm - Break

3:05-3:45pm - "TBD"

3:45-4:15pm - Summary and Wrap-Up
Brad Bell - Professor, Human Resource Studies and Director, Cornell CAHRS

Who Should Attend?
Typical participants range from CHRO to mid-career HR managers.  Those who are a good fit are both HR executives and managers looking to bring new ideas back to their organizations and HR managers looking for an opportunity for learning and exposure to a range of best practices from other leading companies across a number of key HR activity areas.  Partner companies are invited to send 1-5 participants to the program (sending more is possible depending on available seating) as this is a great opportunity to bring a small team to learn together and discuss implications and how to translate the learnings for your company.

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 Fall Partners Program 2019".  Please be sure to reserve your room by October 2, 2019 as that is when they will be released to the general public.