Executive Lectures

Bill Dirksen – Cornell Campus Visit

April 7, 2015

On March 24, 2015, Bill Dirksen joined ten students from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations for a lunch and career chat. An alumnus of the school’s graduate program (1985), Dirksen came to Cornell after graduating from the University of Notre Dame with an economics degree. He currently serves as Vice President for Labor […]

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9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo

March 27, 2015

As a graduate student at The School of Hotel Administration, I had the pleasure of attending the 9th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo. The conference was held at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 16-18 and attracted HR and labor and employment relations professionals from all sectors of the industry.

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Technology: A Leadership Perspective on Human Capital Strategy

September 30, 2014

The Cornell HR Review covered the keynote address at the Human Capital Association’s (HCA) 12th Annual Symposium. The theme for the 2014 Symposium was, “Technology: A Leadership Perspective on Human Capital Strategy.” The HCA is a student-run organization within Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. […]

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Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Services Industry: Lessons for Human Resource Professionals

March 14, 2014

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and CEO of TIAA-CREF, delivered the Lewis H. Durland Memorial Lecture at the ILR School last October. Hosted by Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Ferguson’s lecture, entitled “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Services Industry: The Way Forward,” highlighted a number of weaknesses concerning internal corporate governance that […]

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A Human Resources Perspective from the C-Suite: American Express

December 22, 2011

Kevin Cox, the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for American Express, presented in a Fall 2011 graduate course on leadership at the ILR school, appropriately named View From the Top.  The presentation began by focusing on how American Express utilizes pioneering technologies to continuously innovate within the business and shape the direction of the […]

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Advancing Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration

November 17, 2011

One of the most contentious issues unfolding in the political landscape of the United States is public education optimization and reform. While the United States represents the world’s largest and most diverse economy, it ranks “average” at best when it comes to public school education as a whole, and markedly worse in the math and […]

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Driving Innovation During Times of Growth

October 21, 2011

As the official coverage provider, the Cornell HR Review covered the keynote and panel discussions at the Human Capital Association’s (HCA) 9th Annual Symposium.

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M&A Considerations for HR

November 29, 2010

Chris Altizer, SVP of HR for Pfizer Diversified Businesses, visited Cornell earlier this month to discuss the important role HR can play in corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Altizer discussed what M&A means for a company’s culture and how HR needs to think about organizational design, talent management, and the art of due diligence when […]

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