New York CHRO Inner Circle

February 20, 2024 | Manhattan Penthouse

February 20, 2024
Manhattan Penthouse

Collaborate with your peers

Join New York's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Creating Effective Manager Development Pathways

Evolving the Job Itself and Resetting Role Expectations

New York CHRO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the discussion topics and agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Mike Bokina

Hanwha Group
CHRO, Hanwha USA

Mike Prutting

Bigelow Tea
Vice President, Human Resources

Bala Sathyanarayanan

Executive Vice President & CHRO

Kelly Slieter



February 20, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Strategic Plans for Nurturing Effective Leaders

Kathy Rafalin headshot

Kathy Rafalin

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & DE&I

Shiseido Corporation

Deborah Borg headshot

Deborah Borg

Chief HR, Communications and DE&I Officer

International Flavors & Fragrances

Andrew Gold headshot

Andrew Gold


Pitney Bowes

Brian Glaser, Ph.D. headshot

Brian Glaser, Ph.D.

VP, Chief Learning & Talent Officer


Christopher Kujawa headshot

Christopher Kujawa



Vicky Ringwood headshot

Vicky Ringwood


Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Bala Sathyanarayanan headshot

Bala Sathyanarayanan

Executive Vice President & CHRO


Organizations are placing elevated expectations on leaders and managers, demanding multifaceted skillsets and enhanced adaptability in an ever-changing business landscape to guide teams toward successful outcomes. However, a Gartner study reveals that 75% of HR leaders say that their managers are overwhelmed by the growth of their job responsibilities and 73% say that these managers are not equipped with the skills to lead change. Rather than only enforcing more training and skill development programs, CHROs must create a strategic vision to enhance manager capability and effectiveness in meeting rapidly evolving business expectations.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CHROs will discuss and debate solutions to level-up leadership and empower managers to successfully lead amid ongoing uncertainty and disruption.

Topic 1: Creating Effective Manager Development Pathways

  • What factors contribute to the success or failure of your current manager development initiatives?
  • Have you integrated technology or other innovative methods to ensure leadership development programs stay relevant?
  • What key performance indicators do you use to measure the success of your manager development initiatives?

Topic 2:  Evolving the Job Itself and Resetting Role Expectations

  • What key skills do you believe are currently lacking in managers in your organization? How do you address this gap?
  • What strategies have you put in place to empower managers to connect employees with others for coaching and development?
  • When faced with changes, how do you enable your managers to adapt and guide their teams through transitions?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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  • Imperial Parking Systems garage nearby
    • 7 East 14th Street
    • $20 per car
    • Validated at coat check inside Manhattan Penthouse

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