2025 Conference Program

9:00 am - 6:00 pm Hotel Lobby

Registration Opens

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Oceana, Coral foyers

Expo Setup

10:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD

Recorded Interviews

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Coral C

HR Trivia

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Oceana, Coral foyers, atrium

Meet and Greet Reception

7:30 am - 6:00 pm Hotel Lobby

Registration opens

8:00 am - TBD

Recorded interviews

7:30 am - 8:45 am Courtyard, Oceana AB

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

8:45 am - 10:00 am

Leadership Without Borders: Developing Future-Ready Leaders In a Hyper-Connected World

General Session

Each year, employers invest in leadership development, hoping to produce the next generation of dynamic leaders they need to drive success. Each year, most organizations admit they missed the mark. This general session aims to unravel the complexities of the leadership development puzzle, offering fresh insights for building a deep and diverse pipeline of leaders capable of leading a diverse and dispersed workforce in the age of AI.
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10:00 am - 11:15 am

Expo and Refreshment Break

Meals and Breaks

Attendees can meet our conference sponsors and attend 15-minute “tech talks” in breakout rooms adjacent to the expo floor.

10:10 am - 11:15 am Coral AB, Coral DE

Technology Demonstration TBD

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Coral C

Sponsor Breakout TBD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Winning Strategies for Hiring Top Talent in an Ultra-Competitive Market

Breakout

Attracting and hiring the right talent can be a daunting challenge. This session brings together Excellence Award-winning companies that have demonstrated exceptional success in talent acquisition despite the challenges of a lean market, especially for emerging skills. The organizations will share their journeys to excellence.


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11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Harnessing GenAI for HCM Excellence: Insights on Development and Governance

Breakout



As generative AI technologies continue to evolve, HCM professionals must understand the implications, opportunities and challenges they present. This panel discussion brings together HCM leaders to explore the development and governance of these cutting-edge tools within their functions and across the enterprise.



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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Courtyard, Oceana AB

Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Coral AB, Coral C, Coral DE

Solution Provider Reviews TBD

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Coral C

Sponsor Breakout TBD

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Oceana D

Redefining Engagement: Groundbreaking Strategies from Top Performers

Breakout

Engaging employees has never been more challenging. Excellence-Award winning organizations find a way, through innovation and perseverance, to transform employee experiences to drive engagement. Join HCM leaders from different industries as they share their journeys, lessons learned and recommendations for success.

Takeaways:
  • Innovative strategies and technologies for enhancing engagement.
  • How to manage shifts in employee expectations.
  • Lessons learned and practical tips for improving employee experiences that drive engagement.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Oceana C

Driving Business Results Through Inclusion and Systemic Change

Breakout

The elusive business impact of diversity, equity and inclusion depends on fostering cultures of inclusion and belonging. This panel discussion with Excellence Award-winning leaders will explore proven strategies for weaving inclusive behaviors and practices into the fabric of an organization.



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2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Coral AB, Coral C, Coral DE

Solution Provider Reviews TBD

Passing Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Generations United: Shaping the Future of HCM Through Diverse Perspectives

General Session

Human capital management faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities. As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse and multi-generational, fostering a dialogue that bridges the gaps between different generations and mindsets is crucial. This general session brings together HCM leaders from different generations, each offering unique insights and perspectives on the future of HCM and the innovation required for success.


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4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Oceana, Coral foyers

Expo and Refreshment Break

4:25 pm - 5:20 pm Coral AB, Coral DE

Technology Demonstrations TBD

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Courtyard

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting

7:30 pm - 5:00 pm Hotel Lobby

Registration Open

TBD

Recorded Interviews

7:30 am - 8:45 am Outdoor Courtyard and Oceana AB

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

8:45 am - 10:00 am Oceana AB

Assessing the Evolution and Impact of AI in Human Capital Management

General Session

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and the emergence of generative AI (GenAI) have the potential to revolutionize the field of human capital management. From automating routine tasks and optimizing talent acquisition to predicting employee turnover and enhancing performance management, AI promises to deliver unprecedented efficiency, accuracy and insight.


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10:00 am - 11:15 am Oceana, Coral foyers

Expo and Refreshment Break

10:10 am - 11:15 am Coral AB, Coral DE

Technology Demonstrations TBD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Oceana C

Sponsor Breakout Session TBD

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Oceana D

Leading the Way: Showcasing Excellence in Leadership Development

Breakout


Excellence Award-winning organizations recognized for their outstanding achievements in leadership development share their journeys to success – from challenges to lessons learned and triumphs. The organizations will focus on how they achieved business impact with the leadership development initiatives. Take-aways will include: · How to build a personalized, multi-faceted approach to leader development.


  • How to drive lasting behavior change in leaders.
  • How to align leadership programs with fast-changing business objectives.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shedding the Traditional Paradigms of Performance Management

Breakout



Join Excellence Award-winners as they share their experiences of converting performance management from an often-dreaded process to fostering a culture of continuous growth and development that mutually benefits the employee and the organization. In the panel discussion, the leaders will share their insights and experiences on navigating the path from traditional practice to new-age innovation. .


Speakers:
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Courtyard, Oceana AB

Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

From Gut Feelings to Hard Facts: How to Excel (Finally!) with Data Analytics

Breakout



Most HR, Learning and Talent organizations still struggle to leverage analytics to make critical decisions. The pressure has never been greater to gain alignment with the business through the use of analytics. In this panel discussion, Excellence Award-winners will share their experiences and best practices for effectively integrating data analytics into HCM processes. .



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1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

How Top Organizations Stay Ahead of the Upskilling/Reskilling Curve

Breakout



Employers are in a tough spot – they need to upskill and reskill their workforces when skills needed in the future are constantly evolving. But great success is possible, as three Excellence-Award-winning organizations will share in this session. Attendees will gain practical insights and best practices on how to drive skill and competency development. .



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1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

How Can Employers Leverage the Wellness Advantage?

Breakout



Forward-thinking employers recognize the critical role that holistic employee wellness plays in driving organizational success. This session brings together Excellence Award-winning organizations to share how they have unlocked the potential of the "wellness advantage" by implementing innovative and comprehensive employee well-being programs. Attendees will learn how these visionary companies have leveraged a range of strategies. .



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2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Coral AB, Coral C, Coral DE

Solution Provider Reviews TBD

2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Time

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Outdoor Courtyard

Awards Ceremony Happy Hour

5:45 pm - 8:45 pm Oceana

Celebrating HCM Excellence Across the Globe

Gala



Brandon Hall Group™ celebrates the awesome achievements of human capital management teams from near and far in a ceremony featuring music, videos and appreciation for the innovation and inspiration the winning organizations provide..


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8:45 pm - 10:00 pm Outdoor Courtyard

Afterparty

8:00 am - 11:00 am Hotel Lobby

Registration Open

9:00 am - 10:30 am Oceana AB

Innovation Lab

10:45 am - 11:15 am Coral A, Coral B

Innovation Breakout Sessions TBD

Earn Credits When Attending #Excellence24

HRCI: The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Qualifying sessions: Conquering the “Great Reflection”: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent, How Does HR Make Data its New Currency?, How to Make Wellness Your Secret Weapon for Business Success, Getting Your HR Tech Stack to Actually Stack Up, Unlocking Potential at All Levels: The Transformative Value of Coaching Across the Enterprise, Converting Performance Management from Paperwork to ‘Peoplework’, Developing Great Leaders: The Most Important Do’s and Don’ts, Workforce Reboot: Next Practices in Upskilling and Reskilling, and Slaying the Monster: Proving Learning’s Business Impact.

SHRM and ATD: Professionals can earn valuable Professional Development Credits (PDCs) at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Conference, February 13th-15th. This premier event is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to provide 17.5 PDCs for attendees. The conference features dynamic sessions led by top executives and experts in HR, talent acquisition, and talent development. Attendees gain insights into the latest trends and best practices to bring back to their organizations. By participating in Brandon Hall Group’s acclaimed Excellence Conference, talent leaders can stay ahead of industry changes while satisfying recertification requirements with SHRM and ATD accredited PDCs.

Attention: Professionals attending the DEI Immersive Experience ONLY will receive 5 PDC’s.