Last week was the first kick-off event for WashingtonExec’s Strategic Human Capital and Critical- Talent Council. The mission of the Council is to exchange knowledge, experience and strategic ideas among corporate HR executive teams so that HR Leaders are equipped to make the best decisions for their companies, and ultimately, their employees and customers. The hands-on, action-oriented council is co-chaired by Eleni Antoniou, Vice President of Human Capital at FCi Federal, and Kay Curling, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Salient Federal Solutions.
Each participating company, ranging from a small and emerging firm of 100 employees, to a large public company, sponsors a human resources executive and nominates one critical-talent individual within the company.
“Snow, rain and school delays were no threat to the launch of the HR Council. Dedicated to developing the next generation of Chief HR Officers, the Council held its first meeting on Thursday, January 24 at the Tower Club in Tysons. Led by myself as Co-chair, Chief HR Officer for Salient Federal Solutions, the group tackled the timely and important topic of sequestration. Divided into small groups, current HR executives and their critical talent shared current thinking and strategies within their respective companies. Building trusted networks and exposing future HR leaders to a diverse set of viewpoints greatly benefits all participants and their respective companies. I believe this model of mentoring and coaching will accelerate the transfer of industry knowledge and develop HR leaders who are prepared to add strategic value within their enterprises – both now and into the future,” said Curling.
Building trust is a key aspect of any business relationship. This one-of-a-kind group will allow HR teams to build relationships to then share best practices in a trusted and safe environment.