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2019 HARRT at UCLA Annual Retreat (LA Area) and (OC Area)

October 10, 2019 - October 11, 2019

The theme of our 2018 Retreat was: Human Resources: Future Focus. Building on previous topics of transformation, disruption, and change; this year we explored specific ways to strategically move our organizations into the future. Our speakers brought the latest thinking on approaching innovation with an entrepreneurial mindset, applying technology for organizational innovation, keeping the “human” in human resources with empathy and compassion, the changing CHRO profile, and the next frontier of employee experience.

Our speakers included:

Corinne Bendersky,  Professor of Management and Organizations UCLA Anderson School of Management  (Big Question Take-Aways)

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Senior Associate Dean, External Affairs, Professor of Global Economics, Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty                  Director, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Peter Matthies, Founder, Conscious Business Institute

     Topic: Building The Future Organization: The Code For Moving From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, BetterUp

     Topic: Finding Purpose in a Time of Constant Change

Patty Sung, Principal, Global Innovation Hub, Mercer

     Topic: Going Digital: Real Life Applications Leading Edge HR is Doing

Karla Grossenbacher, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Ann Marie Zaletel, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

     Topic: Beyond Technology: Mitigating Future Risk

Trisch Smith, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Edelman

Jonathan Jordan, Senior Vice President, Edelman

     Topic: TRUST AT WORK: The New Employer/Employee Contract

Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future

Gabe Cervantes, Research Assistant, Institute for the Future

     Topic: Full-Spectrum Mindset for the Leaders of the Future

Dr. Matt Lieberman Ph.D, Professor at UCLA, Director Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Chief Scientist at Resonance and Chief Scientist at              Imagining Human.

     Topic: Seeing different: The construction of reality and its relevance to work

Dr. Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology, Emerita, University of California,

     Topic: Meeting the Challenge of Burnout

Tracey Fritcher, Global Director, HR Transformation Practice, ServiceNow

Jean Meussner. Vice President, Human Resources, Good Samaritan Hospital

Andy Ortiz, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cedars-Sinai

Ross Pollack, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Lionsgate

     Topic: The New Employee Service Expectations – Transforming Your HR Organization




October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019
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October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019
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