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HCI Announces Events Schedule for 2012

Author: HCI  |  Source: HCI  |  Published: January 13, 2012

Brooklyn, NY. January 12 – The Human Capital Institute (HCI) announced today its 2012 schedule of Conference and Summit events. HCI, a globally recognized association dedicated to the new business science of strategic talent management, seeks to address the rapid change of today’s marketplace through world-class research, global thought leadership, unique education opportunities, and strategic HR networking.
“I’m excited about the coming year. HCI’s five annual events not only cover the major critical areas of strategic talent management but represent a unique forum for thought leaders and leading practitioners to come together and share ideas,” states Carl Rhodes, CEO of HCI.
With the following conferences and Summit, HCI aims to help form a sustainable competitive edge for its 195,000 members and guests worldwide.
The schedule is as follows:
HCI Talent Strategy and Workforce Planning Conference
January 30th – February 1st
The Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Atlanta, GA     
As the world’s companies begin to shift their focus from “doing more with less” to planning for an uncertain economic future, strategic planning has never been more vital to a company’s health. Today’s HR leaders must not only construct a plan but implement it, and often the road to execution skews from the conception and is made irrelevant. This conference will allow them to connect, network and learn from human capital management practitioners around the nation and hear from today’s talent gurus on how to gauge and understand talent management and performance in today’s post-recession world.
Speakers will include: Brian Ong, Head of Workforce Planning for Google; Mark Berry, Chief HR Officer for ConAgra Foods; Sharon Heckel, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness for Kaiser Foundation Hospital Inc; and Brad Pearce, Vice President of HR Analytics for WellsFargo. Past attending organizations have included Microsoft, Abbot Laboratories, John Deere, Kraft, Ingersoll Rand, Allstate, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Department of the Treasury of the United States.
For more information on this event, or to register, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012workforce/overview
HCI Human Capital Summit
March 5th – March 7th
The Westin Kierland Resort – Scottsdale, AZ         
Over the past five years, HCI’s Human Capital Summit has grown in size and reputation to become the premiere all-in-one event for forward-thinking practitioners and thought leaders of every stripe, from HR analysts to global CEOs. This year HCI will focus on the science of innovation, and its natural counterpart, strong leadership. From innovation springs aggressive profits, increased competitiveness and sustainable growth, and none of it is possible without a leadership dedicated to driving engagement and understanding how to harness the inherent creativity of the workforce. And yet fewer than 30% of respondents in a recent poll identified their CEOs as champions of innovation, to the detriment of their companies. Over the course of three days, the old playbook will be tossed out in favor of a mindset of workforce-encompassing culture, of disrupting the status quo to stimulate growth, and building a collaborative environment of risk-taking and ingenuity through smart recruiting and savvy engagement.
The Summit has been a magnet for top talent presenters in the past, and this year is no exception, with discussions led by such industry gurus as Gary Hamel, ranked by the Wall Street Journal as “the world’s most influential business thinker”; Doug Conant, author of “Touch Points” and former President/CEO at Campbell’s Soup Company; Lacey All, Director of Strategic Talent Initiatives at Starbucks Coffee Company; and Peter Sheahan, author of “FL!P” and world-renowned speaker on business trends and new markets. They and others will be addressing the four main drivers of this year’s conference: proven strategies to drive innovation; creating an innovative workforce through recruitment and acquisition; technologies that facilitate innovation; and developing leaders who drive innovation, risk, and a high-performance culture.
This year’s Summit will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort. For more information on this event, or to register, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012humancapital/overview.
HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference
April 30th – May 2nd
New York City
The challenges of discovering and implementing top talent are myriad in today’s business culture; not only must new talent be recruited, but key roles must be filled, social outreach and brand impact strengthened, and the ROI on technology reinforced. This year’s Strategic Talent Acquisition conference will examine these challenges and offer concrete solutions via three main focuses: social media & technology, candidate sourcing, and recruitment optimization. Building upon last year’s sold-out conference, the 2012 event will be a primary source for recruiting leaders to acquire brand-new research, great case studies, and network with the most accomplished talent from market-leading companies around the world.
HCI will be holding this event in New York City. To learn more, or to register, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012strategic/overview.
HCI Engagement & Retention Conference
July 2012
This conference is designed for talent management leaders, and builds upon last year’s sold-out conference in Chicago to offer new strategies on how to keep and motivate top talent within a company regardless of its size.
We are preparing our 2012 event now, so please feel free to visit http://www.hci.org/2012engagement/overview to learn more or to register, or you may visit http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.com/2011/07/connecting-dots-in-employee-engagement.html and
http://www.newkind.com/2011/07/thoughts-from-the-hci-engagement-and-retention-conference-in-chicago/ to see what people said about last year’s event.
HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference
November 2012
This conference is designed for leaders in the fields of learning and development, and offers new strategies on how to strengthen your leadership pipeline, identify and develop top talent, and create compelling learning programs to take your company and its brand into a new post-recession world.
We are currently developing this conference, so please feel free to visit http://www.hci.org/2012learning/overview to learn more or to register.

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