National Human Capital Summit 2009

Venue: The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 09, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 11, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 08, 2009
Early Registration Date: Dec 09, 2008
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The Intersection of Talent Management and Business Strategy

HCI’s National Human Capital Summit returns to the land of gorgeous sunshine, golf courses and spas, for the next chapter of the most important convergence in business today: the intersection of talent management, strategic human resources and business strategy.

Over the past year, talent management has dramatically evolved from concept to practice within the world’s leading companies. Is this the new strategic HR that has been promised for over a decade? Is it the empowering extension of learning and organizational development that OD experts have long advocated? Or is it an entirely new discipline that will be defined and led by operating line executives with traditional business and strategic experience?

Who will “own” talent management remains a toss-up. But it is absolutely clear that HR, OD and line management are all being transformed by the fact that the quality of talent, and the effectiveness of talent practices are the most powerful competitive levers in the global economy. HCI has been a first mover and catalyst in bringing these stakeholders together, and the National Summit is still the only event that provides a strategic, cross-disciplinary view of talent management.

This year, we continue our progress by bringing you the world’s foremost business strategy gurus, Chief Executive Officers who are leading talent transformation within their organizations, and the hands-on executives who are driving those changes, while they respond to today’s tactical challenges.

The World’s Top Business Strategists

We are proud to announce that this year’s program kicks off with an address from the world’s most honored business strategist, Dr. Gary Hamel. Dr. Hamel has been a powerful voice in the definition and development of talent management, which is at the heart of his new business bestseller “The Future of Management”.

This year’s Summit also presents the newest ideas reflected in upcoming books by Bill Taylor, Founder of Fast Company Magazine and author of “Mavericks at Work”, Dr. Sydney Finkelstein, Professor of Management at Tuck School of Business and author of “Why Smart Executives Fail”, and Steve Smith, author of BusinessThink and Egonomics.

We’ve included time for you to rub shoulders, informally chat and have books autographed by each of our key presenters.

Chief Executives From the Most Progressive Companies

Talent transformation starts at the top, and the most critical first step is getting the attention, top-of-mind focus and action from the CEO. This year, we are bringing you a series of top CEO’s that “get it” and have been driving talent management change throughout their organizations.

You’ll hear from Gamal Aziz, Chief Executive of MGM Grand and Mirage Hospitality, who has successfully reorganized those organizations, so that their brand and daily success are defined by the excellence of each member of the team.

Hands-on Executives Who Are Leading Change and Facing Tactical Challenges

Concurrent sessions at this year’s Summit will bring you practical learning and case studies you will be able to take back and apply to your own talent transformation – and sessions that help with solutions for today’s most critical issues. We’ve organized our sessions this year into three tracks: Leadership, Engagement and Change. These broad topic areas reflect our most important areas of focus:

Leadership: It takes great leadership to manage through the twilight of the industrial era and into the dawn of a global economy. Everything we’ve learned about managing organizations for the last century is evolving, and new competencies and skills are required for 21st century success.

Engagement: Some of today’s greatest talent challenges are related to engagement. How can we do more, in less time, with fewer resources? How can we keep multiple generations interested and working in concert? How do we get the very best performance out of our people? How can we get our workforce to take ownership, think beyond their job description and make an impact? And how do you accomplish these objectives in the face of economic turmoil, salary stagnation and unrelenting competition for your best talent?

Change: Transforming an organization to compete on talent requires major changes in paradigms and practices. Change is hard, particularly for executives who have been taught and rewarded to maintain a successful status quo, but today no organization has the luxury of just maintaining a lead. Disruptive innovation and competition are coming from all sides, and only those companies that can embrace and lead change will survive and thrive.

We are all grappling with these issues in the trenches every day. The National Summit provides an opportunity to step back and take a deep breath, while we learn, share, and build new relationships that will help us grow our organizations and careers.

Special Opportunities to Relax and Network

HCI’s National Summit draws an audience of the most forward-looking executives in strategic human capital, organizational development and line management. This is a group of colleagues and peers that represents the finest present and future business leaders, all intent on improving their organizations, and acquiring the cutting-edge knowledge that helps them advance.

Relax and enjoy the camaraderie of this special group, as you enjoy cocktails at our Welcome Reception, Wine Tasting, and Awards Party. We will provide ample additional opportunities to network, catch up with old friends, and build new relationships in a beautiful resort setting.