Events

The Alliance holds quarterly Leadership Symposiums at executive locations in Philadelphia and/or in the Suburbs. Speakers include Chief Executive Officers, Chief Human Resources Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Academics and HR Award winners. There is no fee to attend your first two Leadership Symposiums as our guest.

Upcoming Events

A Virtual Fireside Chat on Diversity - Featuring Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross

Presented in Partnership with the HR Department of the Year Awards


Companies throughout the Philadelphia region are embarking upon a process of introspection when it comes to examining diversity, equity and inclusion within their workplace. Most companies strive to have a workplace that embraces a diversity of thought, perspective and background but not all know how to achieve this goal. The HR Department of the Year Award would like to showcase the past two winners for the best Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross. Each organization will describe their award winning program and how their programs have evolved since COVID-19, the financial crisis and the protest surrounding the killing of George Floyd.

Speakers:
Gilbert C. Davis, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Becki Fogerty, Senior Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Peter Jones, Director, Enterprise Learning & Development Independence Blue Cross
John Clayton, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Independence Blue Cross
Tashima Waller, Diversity & Inclusion Learning Consultant Independence Blue Cross

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Driving to the Future: How Comcast Employs Human Capital Strategy to Achieve Business Results

Join HREA on October 28th from 7:30am - 9:30am for our monthly meeting featuring Bill Strahan, EVP of HR at Comcast Cable.

Bill, who is now in his 10th year in the role, will describe the six tenets that drive investment, programmatic, and policy decisions for about 100,000 teammates across this global enterprise with over $60 Bn (USD) in revenue. The language and design of the strategy may surprise you.

You will walk away with answers to the following questions:
- How does Comcast articulate its Human Capital Strategy to its leaders and HR community?
- Why is it built the way it is?
- How has it been tailored to the rapidly evolving needs of the Cable Division and its parent, Comcast Corporation?

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EVENT POSTPONED: Best Practices in HR

Join us at our November Event on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 7:30am-9:30am at the Hyatt House in KOP. The event will feature speaker, Kathleen Larkin - Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at CubeSmart. Kathleen will speak about the best practices at CubeSmart that helped them take home the 2019 HR Department of the Year Awards.

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EVENT POSTPONED: Holiday Dinner

Celebrate the holiday season with fellow HREA Members while enjoying delicious food, drinks & conversation at Vernick Fish in Philadelphia! We hope to see you there!

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From Our Members


“As a Human Resource professional, you are invited to a number of seminars and networking events. The challenge is finding those that provide the best opportunity for professional development, exchanging best practices and engaging in high quality networking with peers. After attending the Human Resources Executive Alliance event, I can tell you that they have it mastered. Having the opportunity to hear first hand perspectives from the CEO of one the largest healthcare systems in the region was priceless. The HREA is the premiere networking alliance for Human Resources."


Douglas McLaughlin, Crown Cork & Seal