Editor’s Note: Many events are currently being rescheduled due to the global coronavirus crisis. This article will be updated to reflect new dates as information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.
The world is changing faster than ever. To equip their business to keep up, talent leaders must continually invest in advancing their skills and understanding of the industry.
Conferences are a great way to hone your skills and stay on the cutting edge of HR and Talent Development trends and best-practices. But, knowing which conferences provide the best learning experience is another thing. Here are our recommendations for the 10 Best Conferences for Talent Leaders in 2020.
March 03 – 05, 2020 | NYC
Theme: Coaching for Agility and Transformation
About the Conference: This conference is a must-attend for executive coaches or anyone who uses coaching skills to develop their employees. The 2020 Executive Coaching Conference will focus on coaching leaders to make their organizations and people more agile and future-ready.
Don’t Miss the Pre-Conference Workshop on March 3: For the second year, AIIR is hosting a pre-conference team effectiveness workshop, entitled Team Effectiveness in Times of Disruptive Change. Designed for the organizational leader seeking to implement a culture of team effectiveness, this year’s full-day workshop will dive into why some teams thrive while others continuously struggle in times of accelerated change.
March 23 – 25, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
About the Conference: HR Transform brings together the world’s most prominent HR executives and the innovators creating the future of work. From engaging passive candidates to blind hiring, the gamification of HR to making the most out of feedback tools, providing an exemplary candidate experience to building a learning & development platform for global teams – HR Transform will dive deep into how executive level people leaders can bring the future of work into their organizations.
April 02 – 03, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA
About the Conference: A smaller conference hosted by one of the best business schools in the country, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton People Analytics Conference offers both academics and corporate leaders presenting cutting-edge data and insights-based practices to help organizations make more informed decisions about their people.
April 19 – 21, 2020 | Scottsdale, AZ
Theme: The Human-Centric Organization in the Digital Age
About the Conference: Designed for HR leaders who are responsible for planning the strategic direction of their organizations, the conference will bring together leading-edge thinkers who are shaping the workforce of the future to share and explore vital topics impacting the evolution of work, the rise of the individual, and the critical role of the organization in a modern digital age.
April 20 – 22, 2020 | Orlando, FL
About the Conference: As the war for talent heats up, talent professionals will need to stay at the cutting edge of recruiting, engagement, and retention to hire the best professionals for their organization. This conference will cover tactics and technologies that are helping leading organizations and top brands secure and retain the best and brightest.
April 30 – May 01, 2020 | NYC and June 04-05, 2020 | Chicago, IL
Theme: A New World, A New Face, A Different Lens
About the Conference: The business world is changing faster and challenging leaders more than ever before, and pressures have created an incredible need for human-centered, high-impact leadership. This year’s event will examine the latest best practices, strategies, and success stories for transforming the world of leadership.
Can’t-Miss Session: A Leader’s Role in Creating Psychological Safety, presented by AIIR founder and CEO Dr. Jonathan Kirschner. Psychological safety is necessary for people to truly excel, feel connected, and to want to go the extra mile for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Dr. Kirschner will discuss how leaders impact psychological safety.
May 17 – 20, 2020 | Denver, CO
About the Conference: One of the biggest conferences on our list, senior talent leaders come attend ATD for the knowledge, strategies, and solutions they need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent in today’s ever-changing business environment. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds, and be prepared to address new challenges.
September 21 – 23 | Boston, MA
Theme: Fast Tracking the Leadership Pipeline: Data, Agility, Succession, and Retention
About the Conference: Change at every level of the organization requires leaders to adapt quickly to new goals, and develop and support collaborative teams while keeping them engaged. The Learning & Leadership Development Conference provides the latest in leadership and learning development, practical applications, and amazing networking opportunities to help talent leaders build and maintain a robust pipeline of diverse leaders who can empower teams, guide change, and drive innovation with skills like creative thinking, coaching, and communication.
October 13 – 16, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV
About the Conference: Hosted by Human Resource Executive, the HR Technology Conference & Exposition features an unrivaled cutting-edge agenda for HR and IT professionals from businesses of all sizes! The conference typically features an outstanding speaker lineup, as well as real-world education, top visionaries, and exclusive study results. And, it tends to be a lot of fun.
June 28 – July 01, 2020 | San Diego, CA
Theme: The World We Shape
About the Conference: The SHRM Annual Conference gives attendees the tools and resources they need to implement successful HR practices that help their companies succeed. Take in fresh perspectives, more than 200 concurrent learning sessions, extraordinary networking and a tremendous exposition with thousands of solutions providers.
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