2 Powerful Keynotes Led by Industry Experts

2 Intensive, Interactive Workshops

4 Dynamic THRIVE Talks to Inspire

4 Strategy-Focused General Sessions

HR Agents of Change: Driving Organizational Growth & Talent Transformation

May 11 – 12, 2017 | Bally’s Las Vegas

CONFERENCE SNAPSHOT: THRIVE's 2017 conference HR Agents of Change brings HR professionals together with the most influential thought leaders in the country to have productive, progressive conversations around how to drive organizational growth and talent transformation through human capital management.

With two days of dynamic sessions, intensive workshops, and inspirational THRIVE Talksyou will leave with a stronger strategic skill set and a practical action plan to help you shape a more competitive, forward-thinking company.

At this intimate accredited event, you will learn how to:

  • Reinvent human capital management and compensation strategies to meet the demands of today’s competitive workforce
  • Develop your leadership pipeline to ensure business continuity in the face of turnover
  • Leverage Big Data to make more informed talent decisions
  • Employ appropriate HR metrics to measure the impact of your initiatives and prove ROI to stakeholders
  • Re-calibrate company culture so it supports business goals and employee retention
  • Inspire and motivate your workforce to new levels excellence through incentives, brand messaging and other proven best practices
  • Refresh your traditional organizational model to encourage more diversity and inclusion
  • Future-proof your own career by learning how to stay relevant, to predict business challenges and to effectively pilot your company through times of change

Sessions include:

  • Keynotes:
    • HR Disruptors: New People Management Approaches that Work
    • Human Capital Risks: Shifting Mindsets and Turning Strategic Risk into Value
  • THRIVE Talks
    • 5 Steps for Putting HR in a Driver’s Seat for Enterprise Growth
    • When to Back-Burner the Background Check: Rethinking Your Employment Screening Strategy
    • Design Thinking: A Revolutionary Approach to Meeting Talent Challenges
    • Aligning Company Culture to Business Goals
  • Intensive Workshops
    • Cracking the Code on Employee Disengagement
    • Measuring What Matters: What the C-Suite Really Wants from Your D&I Efforts
  • General Sessions
    • Performance Management Reloaded: Ditching Appraisals in Favor of Revolutionary Ways to Reinforce Positive Employee Behaviors
    • Upskilling to Avoid Labor Shortages and Save Big on Long-Term Labor Costs
    • Mastering Micro-Inequities: How Unnoticed Biases Interfere with Diverse Team’s Success
    • Deconstructing Hierarchical Organization Models: How to Achieve Success with a Network of Teams

True and lasting business growth can only happen when human capital is given the attention it deserves. By fine-tuning your company’s human capital management strategy, you can have a measurable positive impact on performance, engagement, retention and, consequently, business outcomes. But this will require current knowledge of the most efficient strategies, metrics and benchmarks to grow the company from the inside out. THRIVE 2017 will be your blueprint for guiding your organization into the future.

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2017 Sponsors:



SHRM Recertification - SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM | HRCI Recertification - PHR • SPHR • GPHR • PHRi • SPHRi



THRIVE is preapproved for 12.5 credit hours of general recertification toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi, and SPHRi recertification through the HR Certification Institute, including 4.5 HRCI business credit hours. Please be sure to note the activity ID on your recertification application form.

For more information about HRCI certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

BLR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about SHRM certification or recertification, please visit SHRM at www.shrm.org/certification.


Useful Strategies

"Learned so much and am ready to implement some of these strategies upon my return to work. Thanks BLR!”

-Tania Torres, PHR
Human Resources Director
Kimco Staffing Services & Advantex Professional Services

Top-Notch Speakers

"Great conference. Excellent speakers and topics. Looking forward to putting plans into action and THRIVE 2017. Thanks BLR!”

-Karen Kockins, SPJR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management
Fire Protection Service Corporation

Impressive Conference

"I was very impressed with the caliber of this conference! Great presenters with a lot of takeaways that I will be able to utilize immediately! Looking forward to attending next year!”

-Kris Ellis
Senior HR Generalist

Engaging Community

"Conference was very well organized by BLR. Good selection of speakers/sessions. I liked the fact that there were three tracks to select from. Food was good and location of L. V. was interesting. I also met some interesting HR professionals as well.”

-Wendi Bazemore
HR Business Partner
BlueCross BlueShield of Western NY