Imagine experiencing a program developed by industry HR leaders who have their fingers on the pulse of our rapidly changing business, who understand the daily challenges you face and who know what it’s going to take to draw you away from your desk to nurture your brain and network with colleagues. The Symposium Planning Committee has reinvented CTHRA’s signature program to ensure you leave invigorated, inspired and infused with eye-opening knowledge and real-world strategies that you can leverage to make a splash back at the office. 


GENERAL SESSION
Insiders’ Perspectives on HR’s Impact


Over the last few years, the scope of HR’s role has expanded dramatically. Today, HR has a prominent influence on business strategy. During this general session, attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear about HR leaders’ priorities, business issues that keep them up at night and what the future of HR looks like in our industry. The session will feature five dynamic thought leaders: 

  • Janice Turner, SVP of HR, WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
  • NJ Pesci, EVP of HR, Scripps Networks Interactive 
  • Stacy Green, SVP of HR, A+E Networks
  • Tomas Mathews, president of TMATHEWSHR (Moderator)
  • William Strahan, EVP of HR, Comcast

             

 

GENERAL SESSION
The Importance of Inclusion

This session will focus on the highly publicized topic of LGBT athletes and what employers of all types need to consider to build a culture of inclusiveness within their organizations. The featured speakers are LZ Granderson, a journalist and commentator for ESPN and CNN, and Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly-gay player. 

 

GENERAL SESSION
HR Transformed: How to Be a Take-Charge Catalyst for Innovation & Business Success







As a SVP & Chief People Officer at Accretive Health,
Caroline Stockdale recognizes that innovation is critical to the company's success. She believes it's not just R&D or the traditional creative departments who are challenged to innovate, it's every single leader, function and employee, and HR is no exception. Caroline has a strong background in successfully championing innovation with bold ideas and approaches to traditional HR processes and systems. Her results have been transformative. Join Caroline as she shares some of the highlights of this HR journey - from abolishing the annual performance management system and ratings, to taking a whole new approach to diversity & inclusion, to inspiring her HR team to embrace and deliver innovative results.   

BREAKOUT SESSION
Change the Channel on Your Talent Acquisition Strategies


Talent acquisition continues to be a top priority for industry employers. Yet, the landscape is dramatically shifting, and hiring tactics that are successful today will soon be obsolete. By attending this breakout session, you’ll gain a glimpse into emerging trends and what you can do now to ensure your company is a hiring powerhouse in the future. The speakers will discuss the highly skilled talent gap, the growing popularity of a contingent labor force and online talent communities. They’ll  also provide candid reviews of new online staffing models and debate whether outsourcing recruiting is ready for prime time. 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION
Leading Through Chaos: Lessons Learned in Crisis Management


Recent acts of nature and world events have given companies a reason to take a fresh look at their crisis management plans to ensure they are as current and robust as possible. This thought-provoking session will take a deep dive into how industry HR professionals dealt with real-life disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the Colorado wildfires. The speakers will share how they executed their crisis management plans, dealt with changing situations in the midst of crisis and lessons learned.
  

  • Scott Murphy, SVP HR, Turner (moderator)
  • Jeff Hamstad, VP or HR, Comcast (Pictured below, left)
  • Jack Womack, SVP of Operations and Production, CNN Worldwide (Pictured below, right)
  
   
CTHRA’s Excellence in HR Awards Luncheon


Admission to this special celebratory luncheon is included with your Symposium registration. We’ll pay tribute to the Team Innovator of the Year, Aspiring Leader and Leadership Excellence award winners. The 2014 award recipients will be announced soon!  Special thanks to Multichannel News for sponsoring CTHRA’s Awards Program.

Registration


CTHRA's annual Symposium is the source for industry-specific HR knowledge.   The registration fee for this full-day program -- which includes a continental breakfast, program materials, Excellence in HR Awards luncheon and a networking reception -- is only $299 per person.  Registration discounts are available for those registering 10 or more employees from the same company.  Contact Tracy Mitchell at tmitchell@cthra.com for information.   
Don't miss out -- register now for this year's Symposium!  


 

CTHRA’s 2014
Symposium Program
Committee

One of the elements that makes CTHRA's Symposium special is the fact that it is developed by industry HR professionals for industry HR professionals. Hats off to the individuals serving on this year’s planning team:

CO-CHAIRS
Eric Hawkins
EVP of Human Resource Management
Discovery Communications

Scott Murphy
SVP, Human Resources
Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Seth Feit
Group VP, Human Resources
Time Warner Cable

Robert Fodge
VP, Comcast Business
Comcast

Angela Mazeres
Senior Director HR
Bright House Networks

Kelley Pearson
Vice President
TD Madison & Associates
 
 

 

Sponsors

 

CTHRA is grateful to our generous sponsors for making Insight & Impact possible.

                                      

      
                       

               

         CableFax Daily

                              

 
Board Leadership Sponsors 
 A+E Networks
 Bright House Networks
 Charter Communications 
 Comcast Cable
 Cox Communications
 Discovery Communications
 ESPN Inc.
 NBC Universal News Group
 Scripps Networks Interactive
 Starz Entertainment
 Time Warner Cable
 Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone

 

Hotel Accommodations


The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is located at 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  Overnight accommodations for a standard room are available at a rate of  $189.00, plus tax.  You may make a reservation at the contracted CTHRA rate by contacting the hotel directly at 800/228-9290 or 215/625-2900. You may also make your  reservation online by
clicking here.  Reservations must be made no later than Saturday, September 20, 2014 to receive the contracted rate.

Cancellations 


All cancellations must be submitted in writing and sent to Christine Teed at 
cteed@cthra.com.  Cancellations made less than 30 days from the program date will be charged a $25 administrative fee.  CTHRA cannot issue a refund for cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the start of the program. 

 
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