Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” 
These words of wisdom, shared by best-selling poet and peace activist Mattie Stepanek (1990-2014), embody the spirit of CTHRA’s 2015 Future Forward HR Symposium.  The purpose of this year’s event is to help industry HR professionals prepare for and thrive amidst the multitude of changes on the horizon. 


The 2020 Workplace: How to Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today
Keynote Address by Jeanne Meister

Embracing CTHRA’s “Future Forward” Symposium theme, Jeanne Meister will kick off the event by delving into the topic of the best-selling book that she co-authored, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. During her session, Jeanne will challenge you to reimagine your workplace, HR function and the new capabilities you will need to thrive in the years ahead. In addition, Jeanne will share insight into three mega-trends: multiple generations in the workplace, technology disruptions and virtual working.

 Jeanne Meister Bio



Customize your Symposium experience by selecting the session of your choice.

Impact on HR: Industry Consolidation & Federal Regulations
From Title II of the Communications Act to net neutrality and the FCC’s consideration of numerous mergers, the federal government seems to have a firm grip on the cable telecommunications industry. Developments in D.C. not only impact our operations and ability to compete in the marketplace, they impact our people and policies. The experts in this session will discuss how to navigate the complexities of the regulatory landscape and prepare for changes on the horizon.

Featured Speaker:
CATHERINE BOHIGIAN, EVP, Charter Communications


Leveraging the Millennial Mindset
As boomers continue to retire, it’s imperative for industry employers to not only attract millennials, but retain them. This goal is no small task given the vastly different mindset and expectations of the youngest members of our dynamic workforce. The experts in this session will focus on how to cultivate a culture that engages Gen Y with an eye on policies, development and retention. Particular focus will be given to the topic of social media, including how savvy companies are leveraging Twitter, Linked In and other sites as recruiting resources. The panelists will also share insight into the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) stance on the use of social media in the workplace and the sensitive topic of disciplining an employee for inappropriate online conduct. Attendees should bring their burning questions about the topic of Gen Y, as this breakout session will feature an interactive Q&A.

Featured Speakers:

JENNIFER LARRABEE, VP and Senior Counsel, Employment and Compliance, HBO

LAURA SACK, Partner, Co-Leader, East Coast Labor and Employment Law Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, VP, Organizational Effectiveness, HBO                    


Maximizing an Independent Workforce

UBER, Google, AirBnB and FedEx have all made headlines for their use of independent contractors.  While an increasing number of employers recognize the value of leveraging independent service providers (independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, etc.), the trend has caught the attention of state and federal policymakers. During this dynamic session, the panelists will unveil data from the 2015 State of Independence Study, project future developments and discuss how to mitigate risks as the regulatory landscape evolves. They will also share insight into different workforce management models and the use of building Talent Clouds with the latest technology.  This rapid fire session will feature Gene Zaino, CEO and President of MBO Partners, who appears regularly on MSNBC and CNN. Gene is often quoted in the NY Times and other leading publications about the changing landscape of the independent workforce.  He will be joined by leading contingent workforce experts who have built national programs and focused on driving solutions at Time Warner Cable and Scripps Networks Interactive.

Featured Speakers:

CASSIE BROWN, VP, Diversity and Employee Relations, Scripps Networks Interactive

MONICA LUCERO, VP, Strategic Account Development, MBO Partners  (Moderator)

HEATHER SNAVELY, Director of Talent Acquisition Vendor Management, Talent Acquisition and Movement, Time Warner Cable

GENE ZAINO, CEO and President, MBO Partners





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 $349 per person through September 6, 2015 (rate increases to $399 per person beginning September 7, 2015).  Registration discounts are available for those registering 6 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 has contracted a room block at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia at a rate of $189.00 plus tax single/double.  To receive the group rate click here and use Group Code 10262015CT.  Room reservations must be made by October 13, 2015 to receive this special rate.



Seth Feit
Group Vice President, Human Resources
Time Warner Cable (Chair)

Marisa Famulare
SVP, Human Resources -- East Coast

Jeff Gibson
VP, L&D -- Strategic Initiatives
University -- Technical Ops
Comcast Cable

Alisha Penick
VP of Global Employee Services
Turner Broadcasting System

Lisa Rice
VP, Human Resources
Charter Communications

Tom Tooker
VP, Human Resources
A+E Networks

Jennifer Tracy
Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity
Bright House Networks

























A+E Networks
Bright House Networks
CBS Corporation
Charter Communications
Discovery Communications
Mediacom Communications
NBC Broadcasting
Scripps Networks Interactive
Time Warner Cable
Turner Broadcasting System


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