Learning & Development

CHRO Roundtables

HRMAC’s CHRO Roundtable events are the most exclusive and valuable event for Chicago-based CHRO's. 

CHRO Roundtables are presented quarterly in Chicago and suburban locations. The programs are designed to encourage peer-to-peer conversation surrounding challenges and opportunities facing the most senior HR leader in an organization.

These complimentary, invitation-only events provide in-person networking with select C-suite leadership. 2019 CHRO Roundtables include:

Don't Hold People Accountable: Develop Accountable People | January 29, 2019
Leveraging the CHRO Role on External Boards | March 5, 2019
Developing Talent in a Tight Labor Market: How to Survive and Thrive | May 7, 2019


2019 CHRO Roundtables

Don't Hold People Accountable: Develop Accountable People | January 22, 2019 

Speaker: Mitch Warner, Managing Partner and Author, The Arbinger Institute

Location: Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago

Registration & Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Educational Program: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

When it comes to performance management, 96 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their company's performance evaluation process.  This session will reveal the power of the mindset and how to drive self-accountable behaviors.  Research shows that the single-most neglected responsibility of executives is holding people accountable.  Participants will learn about the major problems underlying processes that attempt to hold people accountable, how to develop self-accountable people and a simple but powerful self-accountability model that can be applied immediately.  Presented by the Arbinger Institute.  The Arbinger Insititute helps individuals, teams, and organizations move from the default self-focus of an inward mindset to the results-focus of an outward mindset.

Leveraging the CHRO Role on External Boards | March 5, 2019

Speakers: Larry Krema, Managing Director, Allegis Partners with Keith Meyer, Global Practice Leader, CEO and Board Practice, Allegis Partners

Location: Grant Thornton 171 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Registration & Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Educational Program: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00a.m.

HR leaders see and know a lot about how organizations run.  That perspective gives CHRO's a unique insight that is needed in the boardroom. This session will explore the role of HR in the boardroom including best practices for interacting and participating in governance discussions on people, culture, leadership, succession, executive compensation, sustainability, and engagement.  Specific learning objectives include: understanding current board issues and topics that are germane to the HR function; exploring best practices for working with the CEO and Board Chair on people, talent and culture matters, and how to think about and position your experience and background for future board service. 

Developing Talent in a Tight Labor Market: How to Survive and Thrive | May 7, 2019

Speaker: Alex Draper, President, DX Learning Solutions

Location: Allstate Insurance Company; North Plaza, Building C, Floor 2; Conf. Room 2; 2775 Sanders Road; Northbrook, IL 60062

Registration & Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Educational Program: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

There are more job openings than there are people to fill them. The power is back in the hands of the employee. Never has the war for talent been so high up on the minds of your CEO's. Creating a development culture that enables you to hire the best, retain the best and build talent from within will differentiate your business from mediocrity. One of the key pieces of creating a development culture is investing in your people, especially the leaders at all levels. Aligning them to your values, and motivating them to model the right behaviors, connects your workforce to a higher purpose. Having a disconnect between the cultural aspirations you put on your website, annual report, and hiring interviews, and the behaviors of your leaders will eventually lead to unnecessary talent turnover. Learning objectives: - What is a development culture and how to enhance your journey - Review i4cp research and data to support the link between a development culture and high performing organizations - Strategies on how to connect your values to your leaders, and use brain-based learning techniques to motivate them to model the right behaviors.


What Do Past CHRO Roundtable Attendees Have to Say About the Program?

“The panel was particularly effective, and I enjoyed the audience participation. The intimate size allowed for a lot of engagement.”

“I appreciate hearing what other companies are doing on this topic (both from participants and the presenter).”

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