CAHR18 Keynote Spotlight: CHRO TED-Style Talks

When selecting your continuing education as an HR professional, value, content and timing are key. This year’s California HR Conference offers more value than ever before. From the chance to earn up to 16.75 recertification credits, network with HR professionals across California & the U.S., interact with dynamic solutions providers, enjoy a hot buffet lunch, stay abreast of HR trends and best practices, and make meaningful connections… we’re keeping everything you love about the California HR Conference with even more new, bold, valuable experiences for you to discover.

You’ve already heard about our Comedy Entertainment, lunch menu preview, Coaching opportunities, Pre-Conference Extravaganzathree themed Solutions Stages, and Career Advancement Zone, but did you know CAHR18 is adding our first-ever fourth keynote session to the conference lineup? At our Tuesday Afternoon keynote session, you’ll hear from three heads of HR at our brand new CHRO TED-Style Talks!

That’s right. Attendees registered for Tuesday August 28th will enjoy double the valuable keynote content and inspiration. At the morning keynote session, attendees will hear Afdhel Aziz present How to Love Your Work in the 21st Century. Then after lunch, HR professionals will return to the main stage once again for CAHR18’s CHRO TED-Style Talks – because why hear from one senior HR leader when you can hear from three?

This series of TED-Style Talks features the heads of HR at Indeed, Nielsen Portfolio Division, and OC Tanner. You’ll have access to top executive HR leaders who will bring you strategies, tools and actionable plans they have used to drive organizational success.

Seeking innovation in HR? Working on strategy in HR? Establishing succession planning in HR? Then be sure to register for the 2018 California HR Conference and schedule in this keynote session because it’s not to be missed!

Tuesday, August 28th

CHRO TED-Style Talks Afternoon Keynote Session
2:00pm-3:15pm at the CAHR18 Main Stage

Learn more about the TED-Style Talk Keynote Speakers below.

Paul Wolfe | Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Indeed
Paul Wolfe is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Indeed. In this role, he serves on Indeed’s senior leadership team and is responsible for aligning human resource goals with the strategic direction of the company. He oversees all human resource functions, including talent acquisition, employee retention, compensation, benefits and employee development. Paul has over 15 years of experience as a human resources executive. He has served as a Vice President and Senior Vice President at number of well-known companies, including, Orbitz, Conde Nast and Ticketmaster. His specialties include talent acquisition and management, succession planning, performance management and leadership development. In these roles, he oversaw global human resource programs and worked successfully in a variety of industries and cultures. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Laurie Shakur | Sr. Director, Global HR Processes & Programs, Nielsen Portfolio Division
Laurie is a Human Resources Leader with over 20 years’ experience. She is currently Sr. Director, Global HR Processes & Programs for the Nielsen Portfolio Division. In this role she is responsible for global onboarding, and talent management activities. Her passion is coaching and employee engagement. She provides creative HR solutions by implementing impactful and scalable HR processes and programs. Her effective approach includes building grass root engagement programs that support improving the overall employee experience. Prior to joining Nielsen, Laurie held several HR leadership positions with increasing responsibilities in banking, utilities and financial service organizations. A lifetime learner, Laurie holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Loyola University of Chicago and has attended executive education courses at Cornell, Stanford and Dartmouth. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP). Laurie is a founding member of the Bay Area chapter of The National Association of African American’s in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Laurie enjoys consulting with early stage ventures and non-profit organizations and is also an active board member of the Museum of Children’s Art of Oakland.

Mindi Cox | Senior Vice President, People & Great Work, O.C. Tanner Company
Mindi Cox works to connect people with purpose. She believes an organization’s business potential is intimately tied to its sense of humanity. Her goal is to help cultivate workplace cultures where people feel connected to the greater purpose and impact of their work. Mindi believes it’s this connection, this soul spark, that inspires people to seek personal and professional progress that results in the most powerful business breakthroughs. Mindi is currently honored to serve as O.C. Tanner’s Senior Vice President of People & Great Work. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and as a Human Resource Executive focused on practices that contribute to strengthening company culture. Named one of Utah’s 40 under 40, Mindi is SPHR and SHRM–SCP certified. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. She is the proud mom to three busy sons, one of whom lives with special needs. She is grateful for the perspective her tribe gives her on work, life, wellbeing and whole-life awareness in the workplace.

Invest in your yourself and your career in 2018!