HARRT at UCLA Day of Learning “Transforming HR Through Transparency: Unlocking Visibility and Value”

Today, creating a transparent work environment is a critical requirement for sustaining a high-performance culture. It leads to higher employee engagement, and sparks innovation and builds trust, all of which are paramount to an organization’s financial success. Today’s leaders are feeling pressure from employees who are demanding a more transparent workplace.

What is transparency? How can organizations embrace it? What does transparency lead to and what value does it have?

On Thursday, May 2, HARRT at UCLA and Willis Towers Watson offered a unique event offering new perspectives addressing the volatile marketplace and workforce. Some key topics for the event included

  • Gaining insights from leading employers and academic professors on the current HR landscape and future of the workplace
  • Hearing proven strategies to optimize the workforce through trends and best practices for effective leadership
  • Networking with executive peers across industry sectors from leading global organizations

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA
  • Ian Larkin, Associate Professor, Strategy, UCLA Anderson School of Management

General Session and Other Speakers

  • Don Delves, Managing Director, Executive Compensation Practice Leader, North America, Willis Towers Watson
  • Dean Carter, Vice President, Shared Services, Patagonia
  • Anne Mersereau, Vice President, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Portland General Electric
  • Milt Ezzard, Vice President, Global Benefits, Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • Berry Carpenter-Kingi, Vice President Human Resources, VCA, I