2013 HCI Human Capital Summit Event to Address Challenges of Leading Talent in Unpredictable Environments

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Two-Day Event Will Address a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous Workplace

“Volatility, Unpredictability, Complexity, and Ambiguity”...HCI has built its curriculum four deep-dive tracks meant to address the challenge of leading talent in a VUCA environment."

The Human Capital Institute announced today that its 2013 HCI Human Capital Summit is on track to bring over 600 senior Human Resources executives together for three days of learning and networking. Scheduled to take place at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, on April 8-10, the Human Capital Summit continues its acclaimed reputation for spotlighting the latest trends, actionable strategies, and best speakers working in strategic talent management today.

The focus of the 2013 Summit can be summed up with one acronym: VUCA, a military term meaning “Volatility, Unpredictability, Complexity, and Ambiguity.” Believing this to be a perfect descriptor of today’s business environment, HCI has built its curriculum around four deep-dive tracks meant to address the challenge of leading talent in a VUCA environment:

  •     Acquisition and Recruitment: As employee skills and job duties become more fluid, versatile candidates who can handle multiple responsibilities and functions will move to the fore, as well as more organic movement into and out of the organization, and fluid job descriptions.
  •     Workforce Planning and Business Strategy: Contingent labor will become vital to the workforce, along with an increased need for organizational agility, rapid hiring and poaching, and a way to quickly release inappropriate talent.
  •     Learning and Leadership Development: Generational shifts are now expected to occur every six years instead of every twenty, which means learning leaders will have to increase the speed and flexibility of individual and organizational learning.
  •     Engagement and Social Media: Quicker promotions and upward mobility for proven performers are now a must for workforce agility, as well as increased data on employees’ skills and potentials.

Each track is built around HCI’s four core concepts of talent strategy, acquisition, development, and leadership, with multiple sessions dedicated to exploring each as it relates to today’s VUCA business world. Leading these sessions is a roster of award-winning, internationally recognized keynote speakers, including Dan Pink, author of “Drive”; Nate Silver, best-selling author, renowned predictive statistician and founder of FiveThirtyEight.com; Dr. John Sullivan, CEO of Dr. John Sullivan and Associates; and Liz Wiseman, Author of “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.”

The 2013 HCI Human Capital Summit is made possible by the contributions of many underwriters, including Premiere Sponsor: Achievers; Diamond Sponsors: Allegis Group Services; CareerBuilder; Globoforce; HireVue; Kenexa, an IBM Company; Korn/Ferry International; Oracle; Pinstripe; Pontoon Solutions; RiseSmart; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; SkillSurvey; and ZeroChaos; Platinum Sponsors: Keller Center for Corporate Learning of DeVry University; NetDimensions; and Vistage; Gold Sponsors: ADP; Ashford University; Async Interview; Bluepoint Leadership Development; Coach Training Alliance; Cornerstone OnDemand; EBSCO Publishing; Fierce, Inc.; Glassdoor; Guidant Group; IESE Business School, University of Navarra; InterviewStream; McLean & Company; NeuroLeadership Group; Online Rewards; PS Culture Matters; RoundPegg; Saba; SilkRoad; Seven Step RPO; Skillsoft; Spring International; TalentLens; The Leadership Challenge; and WANTED Analytics.

To learn more about the event, or to register to attend in person or obtain a virtual conference pass, please visit http://bit.ly/HCSummit2013


HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit http://www.hci.org.

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