The gathering in Westlake Village fed the thinking of HR leaders responsible for transforming business organizations and empowering employees.

The HR Management Institute marks a time of year when human resources professionals gather to reflect internally on how they lead their organizations, as well as learn what their peers are doing when it comes to assessing employee performance and planning their training needs for the year ahead.

To any business, employees are the greatest asset and the biggest key to achieving business goals.  The 2019 iteration of the HR Management Institute posed central questions over the two-and-a-half days of information exchange and networking: how can you better prepare your team to perform in a highly competitive environment? How can you build cultural resiliency, developing a positive cultural direction in the workplace through times of technological innovation and diverse value systems?

The kick-off panel of the program, titled “Successful Corporate Cultures: Creating and Sustaining a Company Culture that Thrives” opened the event on Sunday, July 21st, 2019.  Moderated by SVP and CHRO of HonorHealth Wendy Crawford, panelists Ginny Too (SVP of People and Culture from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants), Michelle Greer (SVP of People from Procore) and Suzanne Sanchez (CHRO of Empower Retirement), lead a thought-provoking session on learning to build a resilient culture in the workplace. They have all had a hand in developing some of the top-rated company cultures and value systems today, and shared their strategies and tactics with the audience.

The was the first to spark an array of interesting sessions and conversations surrounding learning, training and technology. As high-tech innovations accelerate, so does the opportunity to create better corporate training programs and delivery methods. Organizations need personalized training, and this year’s delegation had the chance to learn how to incorporate cutting-edge technology into their workplace environments in order to effectively support professional development and employee engagement initiatives.

HR is adapting the way employees learn in a high-tech world, and the 2019 HR Management Institute incorporated meetings with leading service providers in the field so that the delegation could learn first-hand about the resources and cutting-edge services available to better the HR function.

If you or someone you know would like to join the conversation alongside forward thinking HR Leaders, the 2020 HR Management Institute West will take place in Ojai Valley Inn, in Ojai, CA from July 26th-28th, 2020. Please contact Jennifer Holmes at jholmes@ipmionline.com if you would like to share some insights and experiences as a member of the Speaker Faculty, suggest a topic area for the agenda, or join the waiting list for attendance.