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  • Gender/Transgender Sensitivity and Inclusion
    Mason J. Dunn, Executive Director at Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, Co-Chair of the Freedom Massachusetts Coalition 
  • Unconference + Book Swap
  • Hot Topics - The View from the Bridge: HR Leaders Tell it Like it Is (and Will Be!)
    Donna Bonaparte, Vice President Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer, Babson College
    Kathy Blake McCann, Ph.D. Chief Human Resources Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance 
    Brendan Reidy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Acushnet Company 
    Marc Reuss, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Excelitas Technologies
  • Leading People in Business Transformation
    Patty Azzarello, Founder, Azzarello Group
  • What CEOs and Boards Want From HR
    Ram Charan, President, Charan Associates, Inc.
  • Mental Health Issues and Gun Violence in the Workplace
    Dr. Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice; Chief Research Officer of the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine, Brown University
    Jonathan Miller, Chief, Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau Organization, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office


  • The Impact of New Technologies on Society and Work in 2030
    Devin Fidler, Founder, Rethinkery Labs
  • HRLF Unconference
  • Silence is a Statement: Understanding Race in the Workplace
    Allison Manswell, CPLP, Path Forward Consulting
  • Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How to Bring All of Who We Are to the Work that We Do
    Mike Robbins, Author 
  • Organization Design: A Practitioner’s Perspective
    Susan J. Colby, Director, Human Resources, Alkermes, Inc.
    Tom Harvey, SVP Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, Alkermes, Inc.
    Kristen Parr, Vice President and General Manager, Alkermes, Inc.
    Harold Weekes, Director, Human Resources, Alkermes, Inc. 
  •  Closing the Gap Between Men’s and Women’s Retention Rates: The BCG Experience 
    Michelle Stohlmeyer Russell, Senior Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
    Frances Brooks Taplett, Global People Director, The Boston Consulting Group  
  •  HRLF Bob Gatti HR Leadership Excellence Awards Ceremony & Networking Social


  • “Counter-trends” – The Real Facts about Some Popular HR Trends and What You Should Do Instead
    Marc Effron, President, The Talent Strategy Group
  • Cultural Agility & Change: Scaling "Performance Development" at GE
    Janice L. Semper, Manager, Executive Development in GE Corporate
  • Leadership Accountability
    Vince Molinaro, Ph.D., Global Managing Director, Strategic Solutions, Lee Hecht Harrison
    Barbara Meens Thistle, VP, Central Services, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • HRLF Unconference
  • The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
    Erin Meyer, Culture Map Inc., Author of The Culture Map, Business school Professor at INSEAD
  • Program: HR Strategy and Millennial Engagement; Bob Gatti HR Leadership Excellence Award(s) & Social
    Alec Levenson, Ph.D., Economist and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
  • Visual Thinking and Innovation
    Dabney Hailey, Founder and Principal, Hailey Consulting Group, LLC


  • Reclaiming Conversation - Featuring Sherry Turkle
  • What The HR Professional Needs To Know About Organizational Design
    Amy Kates, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting and Greg Kesler, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting
  • The Future of HR and Emerging HR Leadership
    Eva Sage-Gavin, Vice Chair, Aspen Institute’s Skills for America’s Future Advisory Board and Ian Ziskin, President of Exec Excel Group, LLP
  • Organizational Strategy & Learning
    Jason Wingard, Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University
  • HRLF Unconference
  • Innovative Approaches to Performance Management: The Deloitte and GAP Stories
    Rob Ollander-Krane, Senior Director Organization Performance Effectiveness, GAP and Erica Bank, Leader, Performance Management, Deloitte
  • Optimizing Organizational Performance: How to Apply Analytics to Big Data to Improve Human Capital
    Gene Pease, Founder, Vestrics


  • Working with Boards
    Brian Kropp, Managing Director, CEB
  • The Leader in 2020 (TM) 
    Kevin Mulcahy, Strategic Partner, Future Workplace LLC and Jeanne Meister, Founding Partner, Future Workplace LLC
  • Big Data and the Future of HR
  • The Healthcare Transformation: Organization and HR Impacts
    Deb Hicks, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Dana Farber; Mark Gaunya, Principal, Borislow Insurance; Robert Saper, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, BU School of Medicine; Mark Griffin, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CVS/caremark
  • Think to Win: Unleash the Power of Strategic Thinking
    Paul Butler, Founder and President of GlobalEdg LLC.

  • Mindfulness: Enhancing Productivity by Cultivating Quality of the Mind
    Jeremy Hunter, Assistant Professor, Drucker School of Management

  • Strategic Leadership Challenge: Dare to be Bad
    Frances Frei, Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School


  • The Entrepreneurs Inside Project: Entrepreneurial Success within Organizations
    Heidi Neck, PhD, Associate Professor and Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College

  • The New Consumer of Work...How HR Leaders are Essential to the Talent Brand
    Libby Sartain, Author and HR Consultant

  • Creating a Strong Performance Culture
    Scott Keller, Senior Partner, and Carolyn Dewar, Partner at McKinsey & Company

  • Cracking the Code: The Gender Intelligent Organization
    Barbara Annis, Founder and CEO of Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.

  • Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
    Liz Wiseman, Leadership Educator and Bestselling Author

  • A Bigger Prize: Increasing Creativity and Results by Challenging the Value of Competition
    Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, CEO, Writer and Keynote Speaker

  • Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economics
    Dr. Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer at MIT


  • Positive Intelligence (PQ): Why it matters more than IQ or EQ
    Shirzad Chamine, Chairman & CEO

  • Behind the Scenes of Getting to Best: A Conversation with MGH Leadership
    Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, Chief Nurse and Senior Vice President for Patient Care and Steve Taranto, Director of Human Resources at Mass General Hospital

  • Why Smart Executives Fail
    Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Executive Education, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

  • Plays for Living: A Live Drama and Facilitated Discussion
    Keith McHenry, Executive Director, Plays for Living

  • Gen Me: What's Up with America's Most Entitled, Confident, Assertive, and Miserable Generation of Workers?
    Jean Twenge, PhD, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University

  • Behavioral Economics and HR...Links, Predictors, and Other Topics
    Cade Massey, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business

  • Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your Work and Your World
    Sam Sommers, Author, Professor and Researcher of Social Psychology at Tufts University


  • The Global Economy and Its Impact on Workers and Work
    Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics at BU, President, Economic Security Planning

  • Chasing Stars: Fact and Myth on the Portability of Talent
    Boris Groysberg, Professor at Harvard Business School

  • Leadership Imperatives: Managing Self, Networks, and Teams
    Linda A. Hill, Professor and Faculty Chair at Harvard Business School

  • Building Social Capital by Leveraging Connectors within Organizational Networks
    Karen Stephenson, President, NetForm

  • Shared Wisdom Builds Organizational Capacity: A Community Learning Dialogue
    Beverly Kaye, CEO, Career Systems International and Lynn Gauthier, Vice President of Human Resources at Philips Healthcare

  • The More Things Change... New Approaches to an Old Challenge
    Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer and George Roth, Principal Research Associate at MIT Sloan School of Management

  • What Makes a Company Best to Work For?
    David A. Kaplan, Contributing Editor at Fortune Magazine and Lisa Bender, VP & Chief Human Resources Officer at The MITRE Corporation


  • Entrepreneurial Thought and Action: What is it and How Will it Impact Organizations of the Future?
    Leonard Schlesinger, President at Babson College and Peter Mulford, Global Partner at BTS

  • The Cost of Bad Behavior: How Incivility is Damaging Your Business/Organization an What To Do About It
    Christine Pearson, Professor of Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Christine Porath, Assistant Professor of Management at Marshall School of Business, USC

  • Resonant Leadership: Inspiring Us to Be Our Best
    Richard Boyatzis, Professor at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

  • Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People
    Mahzarin R. Banaji, Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University

  • Bringing Peace into the Room: Managing Workforce Conflict
    David Hoffmann, Lecturer at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC & Harvard University

  • It's Not Just a Great Perk...Exercise, Cognition, and Productivity
    John Ratey, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School

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