HR Professionals will be converging on Las Vegas today and tomorrow. They won’t be there for the casinos, but for the Strategic Succession Planning Summit held by the Talent Management Alliance. The event will be held in the Tuscany Suites and Casino and information can be found on Twitter through @TheTMAlliance.
This two-day conference will address succession planning and management development as it contributes to business success. The summit brochure states that strategic planning “is not enough to focus merely on replacement planning. It needs to be recognized as a systemized business imperative; critical for long-term planning, capability development and execution of business strategy.”
The opening keynote address by Nancy Long is entitled “Builting a Culture that Attracts Top Talent and the Best Leaders,” and covers the necessity of recruiting high-potential candidates and developing a culture which attracts strong leaders. Long, who is the Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President Emeritus of Hitachi Data Systems, will relay how integrating leadership competences and creating an effective culture are key to succession planning success.
In addition to Long, the 2014 Strategic Succession Planning Summit will include a long list of speakers who are top thought leaders and HR Professionals, including Yvonne Gardner, Vice President Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness with Sutter Health; Erika Duffy, Managing Consultant Executive Development also with Sutter Health; Michael Molinaro, Chief Learning Officer at New York Life Insurance Company; Jay Longowa, Director Global Talent Management with Energizer Holdings Inc.; Jennifer L. Irwin, PhD, formerly Officer Executive Staffing & Succession Planning with The Procter & Gamble Company; Laurie Flanagan, Sr. Manager, Global Learning & Leadership Development, also with The Procter & Gamble Company; Christopher Henry, Vice President Talent and Organizational Development of MGM Resorts International; Gail Carmona, Executive Director of Talent and Organizational Development at MGM International; and additional representatives from Paychex, Inc.; Intuit, Inc.; and Citi.
This, the 2nd Annual Strategic Succession Planning Summit, has been approved by the HRCI for 10.50 general credits. Networking opportunities will be provided between sessions and Industry experts will examine the evolution of succession planning. Takeaways will include workforce planning, career management, leadership development, high impact technologies, high potential assessment & development, and learning and development. Tips from best practice organizations will provide actionable steps for attendees to increase productivity and business excellence in their own companies.