Connecting an elite group of top human resource leaders to collaborate and share their vision of the future of work while also discussing both new and ongoing issues paramount to HR, the Human Resource Executive® Strategy Summit is undoubtedly the most engaging and top-of-the-line retreat for HR executives today. A carefully curated program of highly interactive sessions featuring today’s most respected thought leaders coupled with collaborative peer-to-peer conversations, the HRE Strategy Summit is where strategic relationships are built, innovative solutions are discovered and critical discussions impacting the future of HR take place. Space is limited to ensure an intimate summit with your peers.

2023 Attendee Experience

The HRE Strategy Summit was outstanding! The best CHRO learning experience of 2024.

Mary Duncan, 2023 attendee

CHRO, CAA Club Group

The summit provided an amazing opportunity to connect with peers and learn from them. The keynote speakers were incredibly knowledgeable, engaging, and provided the type of relevant information that makes one inspired and ready to explore new possibilities.

Philip Boyd, 2023 attendee

Chief People and Culture Officer, Special School District

What an amazing and fulfilling professional event! The quality of the speakers, venue, and connections made with peers made this event a must-do moving forward.

Karen Feeney, 2023 attendee

VP-HR, Talent Acquisition & Development, KenCrest

The summit was a highly valuable use of time. The entirety of the content was engaging and useful. I particularly appreciated the size of the audience with a focus on HR Executives. This kept the networking and content particularly relevant for company-level decision making and influence.

Kate Zimberg, 2023 attendee

SVP, Human Resources, F5

2024 Summit Speakers

Josh Bersin

Industry Analyst & Thought Leader

Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.

Sara Martin

CEO, HR Tech Influencer

Sara Martin is the CEO of ExecuThrive Health, an executive well-being service that advances focused, driven health executives through leadership development and comprehensive care. In her previous role as CEO of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), Sara supported 5,000+ organizations to develop wellbeing and people strategies across seven key areas: leadership alignment, cross functional collaboration, strategic data collection, operations planning, initiative selection, culture change and development, and initiative evaluation. She has driven industry-wide evolution through the launch of new products, methodologies and evaluative tools for strategic health promotion. Her thought leadership includes being named a 2022 Top 100 HR Tech Influencer by Human Resource Executive. And she has partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on multiple initiatives, most recently as an advisor to the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace. She has a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.Laurie believes in the power of self-leadership and individual accountability to shape the future of work. Through her writing, speaking, and podcasting, Laurie seeks to inspire change in workplace cultures that support, empower, and engage workers meaningfully.

Kevin Oakes

CEO & Co-Founder

Kevin Oakes is CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the world’s leading human capital research firm focusing on people practices that drive high performance.

Kevin is also the author of Culture Renovation®, an Amazon bestseller which debuted as the #1 new release in a dozen Amazon book categories. Drawing on data from one of the largest studies ever conducted on corporate culture, Culture Renovation™ details how high-performance organizations have successfully changed organizational culture.

Keith Sonderling

Commissioner, EEOC

Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, with a bipartisan vote, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2020. Until January of 2021, he served as the Commission’s Vice-Chair.

Prior to his confirmation to the EEOC, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. Commissioner Sonderling also serves as a Professional Lecturer in the Law at George Washington University Law School, teaching employment discrimination.

Wednesday, November 8

3:30 p.m. Summit Welcome
3:45 p.m. Opening Keynote: Keeping Ahead of Trends and Disruptions: HR Tech in the Age of AI with Josh Bersin
4:45 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
5:15 p.m. Master Minds Session
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. After Party & Entertainment

Monday, June 24

3:30 p.m. Summit Welcome
3:45 p.m. Opening Keynote: Keeping Ahead of Trends and Disruptions: HR Tech in the Age of AI with Josh Bersin

Stay ahead of the latest trends as Josh Bersin gives an exclusive preview of what’s hot and what’s not in HR technology, based on the most comprehensive annual study in the world. AI is here to stay: Hear how it’s disrupting every area of the HR tech market and what that means to you.

Plus, AI-based product innovations are accelerating, and acquisitions and partnerships are changing the industry landscape. Josh will provide key insights into the complex, confusing HR tech market so you can make better purchasing decisions. You’ll leave understanding the concepts you need to design personalized, employee-focused solutions for the new world of work.


4:45 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
5:15 p.m. Master Minds Session
6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner

2024 Summit Agenda

Tuesday, June 25

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:40 a.m. Network Learning Activity
10:25 a.m. Culture Renovation®: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company with Kevin Oakes
11:25 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. An “Inside the Beltway” Update from EEOC Commissioner Sonderling: What CHRO’s Can Expect from Washington, DC in 2024
2:00 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
2:25 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
3:00 p.m. Personal Time
5:30 p.m. Reception

Tuesday, June 25

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:40 a.m. Network Learning Activity
10:25 a.m. An “Inside the Beltway” Update from EEOC Commissioner Sonderling: What CHRO’s Can Expect from Washington, DC in 2024

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith E. Sonderling will discuss EEOC nationwide policy, regulatory, and enforcement developments impacting all aspects of HR, TA, and human capital management. Commissioner Sonderling will provide an inside look into the activities of the Commission, including recent trends and discrimination statistics, provide examples of recent notable enforcement and litigation cases, and discuss what priorities and initiatives to expect. Commissioner Sonderling will also discuss AI's ever-evolving impact on HR from a legal and regulatory perspective.


11:25 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Culture Renovation®: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company

It’s a harsh reality: only 15% of organizations succeed at changing their culture. But there is a silver lining. Of those that are successful, research has uncovered specific actions that prevail based on one of the largest studies ever conducted on corporate culture.

i4cp CEO and co-founder Kevin Oakes shares key findings and case studies from his book, Culture Renovation®: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company, which provides a blueprint to plan, build, and maintain a renovation of corporate culture.

with Kevin Oakes

2:00 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation
2:25 p.m. Thought Leadership Presentation

Wednesday, June 26

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. Top Thoughts
9:30 a.m. Well-being as a Strategic Asset: Navigating the Maturity Model™ for Organizational Success with Laurie Ruettimann
10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Roundtables
11:30 a.m. Roundtables
12:10 p.m. Summit Closing
12:30 p.m. Lunch

Wednesday, June 26

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. Top Thoughts
9:30 a.m. Well-being as a Strategic Asset: Navigating the Maturity Model™ for Organizational Success

In this dynamic closing keynote, Laurie Ruettimann unveils Aptitude Research’s Well-being Maturity Model™, offering senior HR leaders a strategic roadmap to elevate organizational health. Attendees will leave with actionable strategies to enhance employee well-being and drive business success.

Ruettimann will cover a spectrum of topics, using data-driven insights to underscore the importance of thinking about well-being as a competitive edge in the marketplace, and revealing how leading organizations extend their strategies beyond standard health plans by adopting a data-driven approach to ensure success.


10:30 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Roundtables
11:30 a.m. Roundtables
12:10 p.m. Summit Closing
12:30 p.m. Lunch