Sample Agenda

The attendees of the THRIVE HR Leadership Exchange craft the agenda of each program, but here are some examples of topics that may be covered, as well as the format of the program.

What you can expect:

  • Alignment. How can you insure that HR strategy is in line with corporate strategy?
  • Talent Management. How can you best deal with talent management in all its challenging components?
    • Specific positions that are hard to fill because of
      • Bloated salaries
      • Unattractive locations
      • Simple shortages of competent workers in the specialty you need
    • Loss of corporate knowledge and legacy systems expertise as Boomers retire
    • Or the flip side, if Boomers don’t retire, what to do for high potential younger managers with nowhere to go
    • How do you identify and treat HIPOs?
    • Junior people mentoring senior people?
    • New social-media based approaches to hiring and maintaining talent pools
    • How do you define it and how can you make it universal in your organization?
  • Engagement. How can you identify engagement and how do you increase it?
  • Retention. Does recruiting seem to be a two steps forward, one step back operation? Are you at risk of losing your high potentials?
  • Branding. How important (and how easy) is it to develop your employment brand? (“I want to work there!”)
  • Technology. How far can we trust technology to manage HR functions and make HR decisions?
  • Outsourcing. How far can you go with trusting outsiders to do your job?



Monday, September 25
6–8 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, September 26
7:15–8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8–8:15 a.m. Event Kickoff/General Session
8:30–10 a.m. Round 1 Breakout Sessions
10–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–11:45 a.m. Round 2 Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:30–5:00 p.m. Afternoon Activities (Golf, Hike)
5:45–6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner and Presentation
Wednesday, September 27
7:30–8:30 a.m. The 8 Minutes, 8 Slides Breakfast
8:45–10:15 a.m. Round 3 Breakout Sessions
10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–Noon Round 4 Breakout Sessions