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Entries in Annual Networking Reception (17)

Monday
Apr042016

Professional Spotlight: Todd Corley

Todd Corley, Founder & Chief Strategist at the TAPO Institute

We are so excited to have Todd Corley, Founder and Chief Strategist at the TAPO Institute, as one of our keynote speakers for the Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception on tomorrow, April 5th, in the Connelly Center on campus! Read on to learn more about Todd's track record of success, advice, and more! 

Todd Corley is the creator and catalyst of the TAPO Institute, a think tank and strategic advisor advocating inclusive leadership. He is the former corporate officer in charge of global diversity and inclusion for the iconic retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch.

In that role, he led an enterprise-wide transformation that included: 1) increasing the in-store minority population from below 10% to over 50% of total population (100,000 people) across all positions 2) achieving significant gender diversity among its senior ranks, with over 40% of the company’s vice presidents and 75% of executive vice presidents being female 3) positioning the brand as an LGBT-friendly employer, by securing a perfect score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, for nine consecutive years.

 

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Wednesday
Mar302016

Join us for Villanova's Graduate HRD 18th Annual Networking Reception!

The Villanova University Graduate Programs in HRD & VU SHRM Chapter cordially invite you to join us for our

18th Annual Networking Reception!

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 5-9:30PM

 The Villanova Room | Connelly Center | Villanova University

 

 

This year the Villanova University Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development & VU SHRM Chapter will be hosting our 18th Annual Networking Reception!  Each year this event brings together human resource professionals, business professionals, Villanova students, faculty and alumni for an evening of networking and learning!

 

The theme of this year’s event, THE FUTURE OF WORK, will explore how our work environments will change in the coming years through encouraged collaboration, increased flexibility, changing technology, and diversity of generations!  The event will feature a slate of dynamic, innovative speakers giving TED-style talks mixed with meaningful networking!

 

IMOGEN PUDDUCK & CARLA CRINGLE

Founders of FizzPopBANG!

Carla & Imogen met during their time at Red Bull.  As the Former Head of HR & the former Head of the Brand team at Red Bull, Carla & Imogen found collaboration between people and brand meant more potential for a business.

In their talk, Carla & Imogen will examine the affect that real collaboration between departments can have on an organization. They will discuss the relationship between brand, culture, and people and how this can affect engagement levels of a workforce to drive business success.

TODD CORLEY

Founder of The TAPO Institute

As the former SVP & Chief Diversity Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch, Todd Corley led a workforce filled with diverse generations.  In his new book FITCH PATH, Todd tells us how the millennial generation will lead in the future.  Every guest attending the event will take home a copy of Todd’s book FITCH PATH.

In his talk, Todd will explore how millennials and iGens have forged a cultural transformation.  He will examine the needs, wants, and expectations of the emerging workforce majority and offer solutions to help prepare leaders and organizations for an inevitable reality.

The event will also feature three Breakout Speaker presentations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDY ELLWOOD           CAROL HATTON-HOLMES            TERA HOGAN

President of Basket        Co-Founder of Gener8tional Connections    Recruiting Manager at Google

                                                  

Get your tickets now! All tickets include a copy of Todd Corley’s new book, FITCH PATHTickets also include open beer & wine bar with heavy hors d’oeuvres & dessert during networking.

 

 

We hope to see you at this exciting event! For more information, check out the event website at www.villanovahrdanr.com/!

For questions about the event contact:

Bethany J. Adams

Assistant Director - Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development

bethany.j.adams@villanova.edu

(610) 519-8336

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Monday
Feb222016

HRD 18th Annual Networking Reception: The Future of Work

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Encouraged Collaboration. Increased Flexibility. Changing Technology. Diverse Generations.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 5-9:30PM

The Villanova Room | Connelly Center | Villanova University

Read about our speakers!

-Keynote Speakers-

Carla Cringle & Imogen Pudduck

Carla & Imogen met at Red Bull when Carla was Head of HR and Imogen had just moved to head up the Brand team. They soon realized they both had the same mindset and a common goal: to build passion and loyalty of the company they worked in and get the best out of people. As the founders of FizzPopBANG, a brand engagement company, Carla & Imogen now advise companies across all industries who are passionate about developing their brand and passionate about their people and who want to join them together to maximize business performance. They believe in the power of combining a strong brand (Fizz) with a nurtured culture of high performing people (Pop) to create amazing results (BANG). The perfect mix. It's as easy as Fizz+Pop=BANG!

Visit the FizzPopBANG website.

Connect with Carla on LinkedIn.

Connect with Imogen on LinkedIn.

Carla & Imogen's Talk: "Collaboration for a Competitive Edge"

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Friday
Nov202015

ANR Presentation at GVFHRA - Save the Date!

On Tuesday evening, VU SHRM officers presented the 2016 Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception event for the first time to the GVFHRA community. Through their colorful posters, they each shared their predictions for The Future of Work, and GVFHRA members shared some of their predictions as well! 

"In the future workplace, the unemployment rate will steadily decline as there will be more opportunity for freelance work, flexibility, and collaboration thus creating a vast array of new jobs." -Nick Kruger

"The future of work will include more flexibility as to better accommodate those with disabilities." -Samantha Khan

"I think the future of work will revolve around vast social networks and global collaboration." -Hallie Thompson

"In the future of work there will be fewer physical barriers that separate the boundaries of work and life." -Alex Miller

"I know the future of work will have the right technology for increased flexibility, which will have positive and negative effects on Work-Life Balance." -Rebeca Pareja Hecimovich

"I hope the future of work will mean an investment in people's well-being to encourage high quality of work." -Rita Snell

"In the future, cities will be less populated due to the opportunity to work in collaboration with others or independently from any physical location." -Patty van Kleef

SAVE THE DATE!

2016 Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30-9pm

Comment below to share your prediction for something that will change or something that you hope will change in "The Future of Work!"

Monday
Jun302014

17th Annual Networking Reception: Recording Now Available For Viewing

The Graduate Program in Human Resource Development (HRD), and the Villanova Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), hosted their 17th Annual Networking Reception on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The event was held in the atrium of Driscoll Hall and the evening’s theme was “Navigating HR Practices Across Global Markets”. 

You can now view the 17th Annual Networking Reception Panel recording here.

 

Panelists (from left to right): Will Farkouh, Global Operations Senior Manager, Pfizer; Charity Hughes, HR Director, US and Canada, SCA Americas; Luis Buentello, Executive Vice president, HR, EH&S, Panasonic Lighting Technologies; Jennifer Lee, Global Mobility Manager, Cigna; Celia Joseph (moderator), Employment Attorney, Fisher & Phillips LLP. 

Wednesday
Apr022014

17th Annual Networking Reception

The Graduate Program in Human Resource Development (HRD) and the Villanova Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management hosted the 17th Annual Networking Reception on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The event was held in the atrium of Driscoll Hall and the evening’s theme was “Navigating HR Practices Across Global Markets”.  After an hour of networking, the one hundred and fifty guests moved into the main auditorium of Driscoll Hall where an engaging panel discussion was held.

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Wednesday
Feb192014

Registration Open: 2014 Annual HR Networking Reception

2014 Annual HR Networking Reception

"Navigating HR Practices Across Global Markets”

Tuesday, March 25th 2014
6pm-9pm
Driscoll Hall, Villanova University

Register HERE!

The event will begin with networking, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and will be followed by a panel discussion and more networking and dessert. The panel will be moderated by Celia Joseph, an Employment Attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Our featured panelists include:

  •          Luis Buentello, Executive VP HR, Panasonic Lighting Americas
  •          Will Farkouh, Global Operations Senior Manager, Pfizer
  •          Jennifer Lee, Global Mobility Manager, Cigna
  •          Charity Hughes, HR Director, US & Canada, SCA Americas

Net proceeds from the reception will benefit a scholarship fund for HRD graduate students and HRCI credits are pending. Additionally, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available! If interested, please contact the HRD office at 610-519-4770 or send us an email at gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu for more information.

We hope you can join us again this year for an exciting evening of networking and engaging discussion. Thank you for your continued support of our program and Villanova University!

Thursday
Mar282013

16th Annual Networking Reception

    The Graduate Program in Human Resource Development (HRD) and the Villanova Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management hosted the 16th Annual Networking Reception on March 26, 2013. The event was held in the atrium of Driscoll Hall and the evening’s theme was “Knowledge Transfer in the Multigenerational Workforce”. After an hour of networking, the one hundred and fifty guests moved into the main auditorium of Driscoll Hall where a spirited panel discussion was held.

Photo Credits: Nicole Sorgini

 

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Monday
Mar112013

Share Your Story: What advice and experience do you have with networking?

Share Your Story is a feature where we get funny, interesting, or unbelievable anecdotes from HR Professionals. This month we are presenting a unique edition of Share Your Story. We have interviewed two HR professionals, Rich Kolodgie, Customer Relationship Manager at CBI Group, and Kate Dembroski, Human Resources Leadership Development Program at Lockheed Martin. Both are past attendees of the Graduate Studies in Human Resource Development’s Annual Networking Reception. We asked them for some insight to help prepare our readers for this year’s networking reception.

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Thursday
Mar072013

HRD Final Exams: Study Tips

In addition to the completion of all course requirements, the final requirement for the M.S. in Human Resource Development is the passage of a final examination. In order to graduate, each student must pass a professional certification examination administered by the Society of Human Resource Management (PHR, SPHR, or Assurance of Learning Examination) or Villanova’s Written Comprehensive Exam (for on-campus students only).

Since comprehensive exams can be difficult and unnerving, some of our fellow HRD students volunteered to share thoughts about these exams. Each volunteer successfully completed one of the final exam options and shared their study techniques and exam experience with us. Thank you to our fellow HRD Students!

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Friday
Mar012013

16th Annual Human Resources Networking Reception: Knowledge Transfer within the Multigenerational Workforce 

16th Annual Human Resources Networking Reception
"Knowledge Transfer within the Multigenerational Workforce"

Tuesday, March 26th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Villanova University, Driscoll Hall

General Parking: SAC Lot, Pass Required. VIP Parking option

Approved for 2.0 Strategic HRCI Credits

Villanova University friends, alumni and students are invited to attend this exciting event which has been sold out the past two years with nearly 200 attendees.  You will have the chance to learn more about an important workplace topic and network with HR professionals and members of the Villanova HRD community.  The event will begin with networking, refreshments and hot hors d’oerrves and will be followed by the panel then more networking and  special desserts.

PANELISTS :
Matthew Levy, Global Human Resources Lead for Johnson and Johnson,
Dawn Stanfield-Scott, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Manager for The Boeing Company.
Richard Anthony, Founder and Managing Director of The Solutions Network, Inc. & an experienced speaker and author .
Leon Singletary, Founder and CEO of First Contact HR, My PartTimePRO and HRD alumnus. 

MODERATOR:
Lyn Kremer, Publisher of Philadelphia Business Journal.

Click here to register!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Brenda Grove at 610-519-5234 or Dr. David Bush through the HRD office at 610-519-4582.

All profits from this event will benefit a scholarship fund for HRD graduate students. Scholarship donations are also accepted. 

For more information, visit the registration site, our Networking Reception site, or contact us directly at (610) 519-4582.

Friday
Mar012013

Networking Tips for the 2013 Annual Networking Reception

by Business.com

You've chosen the right event, prepared by researching the group and expected attendees, and pre-contacted some of the attendees. You have your business cards and your self-introduction ready, and now you're off to the event. How do you make the most of that face-to-face time in a room full of dozens or perhaps hundreds of people?

Let's be clear about what you are trying to accomplish, and that will help determine your actions for the evening:

1. Be memorable, in a good way. Have you ever attended an event, gotten someone's card, and when you look at it later you can't remember anything about them? You don't want to be one of those people to others.

2. Collect information. Giving out your business cards isn't nearly as important as collecting others' and making notes, either written or mentally, that will allow you to follow up effectively.

3. Create value for others. This is the essence of networking. Look for opportunities to be of service, and you'll benefit in the long run, as well.

Read the rest of the article here.

Monday
Jan142013

16th Annual Human Resources Networking Reception

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Driscoll Hall, Villanova University

800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085 

General Parking: SAC Lot, Pass Required

Knowledge Transfer Within the Multi-Generational Workforce

Villanova University friends, alumni and students are invited to attend this exciting event which has been sold out the past two years with nearly 200 attendees.  You will have the chance to learn more about an important workplace topic and network with HR professionals and members of the Villanova Human Resource Development community.

The event will begin with networking, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and will be followed by the panel and more networking and dessert.

Event Moderator

Lyn Kremer, Publisher of Philadelphia Business Journal

Panelists

Matthew Levy, Global Human Resources Lead for Johnson and Johnson

Dawn Stanfield-Scott, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Manager for The Boeing Company

Richard Anthony, Founder and Managing Director of The Solutions Network, Inc. & an experienced speaker and author

Leon Singletary, Founder and CEO of First Contact HR, My PartTimePRO and HRD alumnus

For the first time ever, the workforce consists of four different generations.  With each bringing a unique perspective, it is more crucial than ever to learn how to effectively work in (and manage) the multi-generational workforce.

Pre-Registration: Online registration here through the Villanova Alumni Office

(EARLY BIRD PRICING!) $25 – General admission tickets, $40 VIP Tickets, $10 Villanova University SHRM members

All profits from this event will benefit a scholarship fund for HRD graduate students.  Scholarship donations are accepted.

HRCI credits pending

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Brenda Grove at 610-519-5234 or Dr. David Bush through the HRD Office at 610-519-6360

For more information, visit the registration site or contact us directly at 610-519-4582 or vushrm@gmail.com

Friday
Nov162012

Save the Date: 16th Annual Networking Reception

It is our pleasure to announce the details for our 16th Annual Networking Reception!

When: Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 6-9pm

Where: Villanova University, Driscoll Hall

Join us as we share in an evening of networking featuring a panel discussion on Multi-Generational Workforce Learning. Our panelists include distinguished HR professionals, Matthew Levy of Johnson and Johnson, Dawn Stanfield-Scott of The Boeing Company, and our third panelist is to be announced shortly. Moderating the panel discussion is Lyn Kremer, publisher at the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Thursday
Mar292012

15th Annual HRD Networking Reception

Another successful networking reception hosted by Villanova SHRM!

The on-campus program welcomed Leon Singletary (HRD alumnus and CEO and founder of First Contact HR), Mark Servodidio (HRD alumnus and VP / chief administrative officer of Avis Budget Group), and Cathy Cassidy (advisor to the CEO of Equinox Fitness Holding Company). With Leon moderating the discussion, the panelists gave their accounts of how succession planning is a strategic assignment within HR and how those attending the discussion can improve their own succession planning efforts. 

There were even some distance students who were able to attend! We look forward to planning another successful event!  If you have any suggestions for next year's event, please let us know in the comments!!

 

Here are the photos from Tuesday's event:

 

View more photos from the event on our Facebook page!

Wednesday
Feb292012

Villanova HRD Corner: March 2012 Edition 

Welcome to the March Edition of VillanovaHRDCorner- a website dedicated to the students, faculty, and alumni of the Villanova University Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development. This month, we feature our HRD students serving or formerly serving in the Active Duty Armed Forces, and there are additional articles for you to see as well (after all, we had the longest short month to write for you). Be sure to read about... 

  1. Students currently or formerly Active Duty Armed Forces - read about these wonderful role models for us with great advice about balancing challenging careers with obtaining a Master's Degree from Villanova. Also, read in Wired Wednesday why Veterans are Good Fits for Technical Jobs.
  2. Information about the upcoming HRD Annual Networking Reception on March 27th - HRCI Continuing Education Credits Available!
  3. The newest HRD webinar on tips and tricks for using Elluminate (e.g., video chat!).
  4. Important changes for the 2012-2013 Federal Direct Loan Program.
  5. HRD Happy Hour Section to see just exquisitely beautiful pictures from HRD student Sophie Kagan's trip to Israel.
  6. Recurring sections to see the HR Question of the Week, Metrics Monday, and HR Humor.
  7. And finally, if you are graduating, be sure to check out the Graduation Section for updates (coming soon - a video on how to wear your hood and tassle to look especially erudite!).

Thanks for reading,

 Your Blog Team (Ali, Bianca, Courtney, and Dr. Ligon)

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Thursday
Feb232012

HRD's Annual Networking Reception: March 27th

 

The Human Resources Development program hosts it's annual networking reception. This year's event focuses on Strategic Succession Planning and you're invited!

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