HR for HR Working Group | Hosted by American Express | New York, NY (WAIT LISTED)

Wednesday | June 21, 2017


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LOCATION:  American Express Tower | 200 Vesey Street | New York, NY  10285


With a rapidly shifting global economy, technologies that take hold in months instead of years and a market for talent that's becoming increasingly competitive, HR leaders find themselves operating in one of the most challenging environments of the past few decades. At this working group, we will discuss the impact that these critical challenges and opportunities have on the HR function. HR leaders with HR for HR responsibilities or leading HR transformation for their organizations are the intended audiences for this discussion.


A few of the issues we will explore include:
  • How HR models and structures are changing to be more flexible and adaptive;
  • What HR competencies are needed to succeed in this dynamic marketplace;
  • What the gaps are in current HR skill sets vs. what's need for the future;
  • How HR career development is changing to meet business and employee needs;
  • How companies are leveraging the difference between education and development;
  • Current practices in the recruitment and retention of high-quality HR talent;
  • Frameworks and approaches for identifying HR high-potentials;
  • The challenges in the roles for HR for HR and best practices and lessons learned.

In preparation for the meeting, please spend some time reflecting on your own personal experiences in the above areas. During the meeting, we will spend time talking about each of the areas as well as others that are identified through the course of our conversations together.

Also, we welcome your input. If there are other specific issues you would like to discuss, please send them prior to the session to Beth Flynn-Ferry or Jo Hagin. We and our host, American Express look forward to seeing you in New York.

This working group will run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM with a continental breakfast and working lunch. The session is free of charge to CAHRS partner firms, but participation is limited to no more than twenty-five attendees.


Cornell Discussion Leader:
Beth Flynn-Ferry is the Managing Director for the Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS), ILR School, Cornell University


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