Southern California CHRO Inner Circle

June 12, 2018 , City Club Los Angeles

June 12, 2018
City Club Los Angeles

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CHRO Inner Circle.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Southern California CHRO Governing Body

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


Ross Pollack headshot

Ross Pollack


Joseph Vacovsky, Jr. headshot

Joseph Vacovsky, Jr.

Young's Market Company
EVP, Human Resources


June 12, 2018

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Elevating Leadership for the HR of Tomorrow

Dina Barmasse headshot

Dina Barmasse

SVP, Human Resources

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

Bernard Bedon headshot

Bernard Bedon

Vice President Human Resources

Amgen Inc.

Melanie Graper headshot

Melanie Graper

SVP, Human Resources

CoreLogic, Inc.

Helene Klein headshot

Helene Klein

Chief People Officer

Beachbody, LLC

Julia McCallin headshot

Julia McCallin

AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

California Institute of Technology

Laurie Miller headshot

Laurie Miller

EVP, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications

Alliance Health Care Inc

Michelle Roth headshot

Michelle Roth

Head of Talent Management

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Research shows top-performing companies are twice as likely to understand talent issues. This fosters a culture where the CHRO expands talent conversations and adopts emerging technologies to boost the bottom line. The HR leader of tomorrow is someone who builds strategic partnerships across the C-suite while embracing change and disruption. In this dinner conversation, CHROs will explore challenges and exchange best practices for a discipline that is rapidly evolving and gaining investor interest.

Topic 1: Unsheathing Analytics in the War Against Talent 

  • How have you leveraged analytics to make better decisions or impact the bottom line (staffing, training, retention, engagement, D&I, etc.)?
  • What questions are you trying to answer next with talent analytics? What is your plan to take this next step in your analytics program?   
  • Have you employed predictive modeling in your analytics program? If so, what was your roadmap to make the transition into more sophisticated analytics?

Topic 2: Partnering With Your C-suite Peers 

  • Which C-suite partnerships have you been most active in building and why (CIO for learning strategies, CMO for HR branding, etc.)?  
  • Which C-suite peers do you want to forge stronger partnerships with and why? What is your approach to initiating collaboration and designing cross-functional strategic plans?
  • What success have you had in refocusing senior leadership or board conversations to concentrate on key talent risks? How do you embed talent into the CXO’s decision-making process?

Topic 3: Navigating and Leveraging Digital Transformation

  • How has your role and HR organization evolved alongside digital transformation initiatives in the business? Have you adopted an agile approach to HR delivery and advancement? 
  • What technologies have you implemented to develop a next-generation system for the business?  
  • How have you aligned employee-engagement strategies with digital transformation in the business?

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Southern California CHRO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Ben Baca