SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 – The Human Capital Institute, a global association for furthering the science of strategic talent management, has announced its 2012 Employee Engagement Conference, taking place in Seattle, WA, on September 10-12, to be sold out of seats. The conference seeks to showcase successful organizational examples of workforce engagement, as well as help talent leaders determine the best suite of practices for fostering recognition, collaboration and interest. The event will also be live-streamed to a global audience of HCI members and guests.
Even as 90% of business leaders acknowledge that engagement practices directly impact the success of their organizations, 75% still admit they have no plan in place. HCI understands that billions of dollars are at stake when a workforce is disengaged, and has developed this conference in collaboration with leading Fortune 500 organizations to demonstrate how you can revitalize your workforce in a meaningful and measurable way. Over the course of three days, HCI will provide attendees with the opportunity to network and benchmark with their peers, and attend panel discussions led by leading thinkers and practitioners of talent engagement.
The roster for HCI’s panel of speakers includes some of the brightest stars in the world of workforce engagement: Mark Austin, Director of Organization Development at Warner Bros. Entertainment; Lisa Bisaccia, SVP and CHRO for CVS Caremark; Tim Bridges, Director of Knowledge Management for the Boeing Company; Sherie Britain, Director of Sales Operations at AT&T Mobility; Christine DiDonato, Director of Talent and OD at Sony Electronics; Deary Paul Duffie, Director of Organization Development at Genentech; Lori Emerick, Global Director, Management & Leadership Development at NIKE, Inc.; Dan Friedland, Director of Workforce Intelligence at Oracle; John Foster, Head of Talent & Organization at Hulu; Dr. Steven Kowalski, Executive Talent Development for Genentech; Humera Malik, Senior Director, EA University at Electronic Arts; Rebecca Pomering, CEO at Moss Adams Wealth Advisors; Alicia Shankland, CHRO for Razorfish & Digitas; Linda Stewart, President & CEO of Interaction Associates; Pamela Stroko, Talent Management Expert & Evangelist at Oracle Corp.; Nancy Turner, Global Director of Talent Development at NIKE, Inc.; Edward van Luinen, Talent and OD Development Leader at Sony Electronics; Tammy Young, Managing Director of Human Resources at Moss Adams Wealth Advisors; and David Yudis, Former VP of Enterprise Executive Development at Walt Disney Company.
The HCI Employee Engagement Conference is made possible by the sponsorship of leading corporations, including Diamond Sponsors Hay Group, Interaction Associates, Kenexa, McLean & Company, Oracle and TalentKeepers, Platinum sponsors Glassdoor and O.C. Tanner; and Gold Sponsors Achievers, Ashford University, Avatar HR Solutions, BlessingWhite, Earthbongo, EBSCO Publishing, Fierce, Inc., Globoforce, getAbstract, Michael C. Fina, Newmeasures, Root, Slalom Consulting, Spring International, and Towers Watson.
The conference begins today with pre-conference workshops and networking with peers, beginning with a session led by talent guru and HCI Chief Learning Officer, Dave Forman. Mr. Forman will introduce a newly developed framework for improving practices, systems and culture within an organization, as well as cite examples from leading organizations on how engagement was successfully fostered. Breakout groups will be able to work on several specific ways in which engagement, collaboration and retention can be improved.
The HCI analyst team will be live blogging from the conference. To follow the blog sessions, please visit http://www.hci.org/2012engagement/live-blog.
About Human Capital Institute (HCI)
HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit www.hci.org.