HR Leadership Summit | Queens University of Charlotte

HR Leadership Summit

A comprehensive educational program for HR Professionals

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
HR Leadership Virtual


Queens University of Charlotte is pleased to offer the 11th annual Human Resources (HR) Leadership Summit for professionals seeking to effectively lead business change in the face of today’s complex challenges. The summit will focus on key trends found in Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends report that identifies critical human capital trends. The 2021 Global Human Capital Trends theme is: The Social Enterprise in a World Disrupted .

The safety and health of our attendees, sponsors, speakers, and staff is of the utmost importance to Queens University of Charlotte and the HR Leadership Summit Steering Committee. As a result, we have decided to hold HR Leadership Summit on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 with an option to attend in person or to participate virtually via livestream of the conference. 




Queens University of Charlotte
Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement
2319 Wellesley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207


All attendees receive access to electronic materials electronically via a website and a mobile friendly app. Registration for the 2021 HR Leadership Summit is open, click the link below to register now. 

  • In Person HR Leadership Summit Attendee - $195.00
  • In Person HR Leadership Summit Team Reserved Seating (8 Attendees) - $1500.00
  • Virtual HR Leadership Summit Attendee - $170.00


Who Should Attend

People at HR Leadership Summit Reception


  • HR directors and managers
  • Strategy and workforce planning professionals
  • Organizational development consultants
  • Talent development managers
  • Executive coaches
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Graduate students 

Continuing Education Credit

Program is pending HRCI and SHRM continuing education credit approval.


The full session descriptions and speaker biographies can be found here.

7:30-8:20 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

8:20-8:30 a.m. | Welcome Remarks

Nancy McNelis, Managing Director for External Relations, Queens University of Charlotte

8:30-9:30 a.m. | Session 1: An Overview of Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends

Bradd Craver, Director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP  

9:30-9:45 a.m. | Break

9:45-11:45 a.m. | Session 2: HR Disrupted and the Agile Hybrid – Two Types of Social Capital

Michael Arena, VP Talent & Development, Amazon Web Services

11:45 a.m. -1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.  | Session 3: Transforming Talent At Nucor

Dan Krug, General Manager, Talent Development and Information and Digital Technology, Nucor Corporation

 2:00-2:15 p.m. | Break

 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Session 4: Investing in a Culture of Well-being 

Bonnie Kelly, VP Total Rewards & Org Effectiveness, Sealed Air

Kati Keith, Senior Manager Global Benefits and Well-being, Sealed Air

 3:15-4:15 p.m. | Session 5: Leading Diverse and Inclusive Teams: Managing the Shadow Side of Unconscious Bias

William Sparks Ph.D., Dennis Thompson Chair & Professor of Leadership, McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte

Carole Isom-Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Knight School of Communication, Queens University of Charlotte

4:15-5:15 p.m. | Reception 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

There is a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations that are received at least 10 business days prior to the single-day conference will receive a refund, minus the $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after that time and make up conference credits will not be available.

If you do not officially withdraw from the single-day conference, you are responsible for payment. If the single-day conference is canceled for any reason, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded.

2021 Sponsors

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor               


Exclusive Sponsors

TalentBridge | AvidXchange

Premier Session Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Gallagher | Summit Leadership Partners

Silver Sponsors

Catapult | Cigna | Leadership Alliance | Mavendog | McLaughlin Young Group | Moore & Van Allen  | NFP | Skillsoft | Truliant Federal Credit Union | Virgin Pulse

Steering Committee

Stephanie Dillon, Catapult
Amy Kazmierczak, Cardinal Innovations
Sam Knighton, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Donovan Marks, Nucor
Carolyn Roach, JELD-WEN
Jennifer Solomonson, Compass
Ally Traetto, Coca-Cola Bottling Co
Alissa Tripp, AccruePartners
Julia Vulcan, Sealed Air

Conference Contact

Cristin Corder Lee, CPCE

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