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The Human Capital & Learning Symposium

Here's What You Missed at This Year's HCLS

The 2011 Human Capital & Learning Symposium was a great success! The 2012 Human Capital & Learning Symposium planning is underway. Please check back later in the year for more details!

About the HCLS

The Human Capital and Learning Symposium (HCLS) community is comprised of HR and Learning Professionals who help one another advance education and personnel development in firms of all sizes.

For over ten years the Human Capital and Learning Symposium event has been a trusted and rewarding event for accounting industry professionals.

Each attendee receives a free, one-year membership to the Boomer Knowledge Network (BKN) - a community of thought leaders in the accounting profession with expertise in technology, practice management, human resources, training and learning and more.

Event Benefits

  • Learn from some of the most highly acclaimed consultants and thinkers in the industry
  • Connect and form friendships with fellow HR and learning professionals
  • Voice your concerns and opinions about the most pressing challenges in your firm
  • Maximize your investment by attending a pre-session
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Past Presenters

Photo: Melinda Figeley DeanMelinda Figeley Dean, SPHR

Melinda Figeley Dean is a principal and Senior Vice President of Human Performance Strategies, LLC. She previously held several senior executive positions in Human Resources and has been a long-term advocate for fundamental and comprehensive change in the HR function's approach and role in the organization.

Figeley's experience includes work with General Motors, ITT, and MCI, and she has held Vice President positions with companies such as Broadwing Communications and RenewData Corp. She is a dynamic and in-demand speaker whom, for ten years, was the lead instructor for The University of Texas Human Resources Management Certification Program. Figeley is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the Business Advisory Board of Austin Asset Management Company.

Full Biography

Photo: Rebecca RyanRebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan is the founder and evangelist-in-residence of Next Generation Consulting (NGC). As their top-requested speaker, she is described as a human sparkplug who motivates and informs on how to prepare for next generation issues at work, in communities, and beyond.

Since 1998, NGC has conducted interviews, focus groups, and surveys with over 40,000 young professionals. With this wealth of insight, Rebecca wrote Live First, Work Second: Getting Inside the Head of the Next Generation.

She's a former professional basketball player and has also received the following accolades:

  • Ones to Watch, Inside Public Accounting (2009)
  • Communicator of the Year, Women in Communication (2006)
  • Woman of Influence, Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee (2005)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (2004)

Full Biography

2011 Sponsors


CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business
Cancellations / Refunds

Cancellations / Refunds: Full refunds will be issued if written cancellation requests are received prior to 12/31/10. Refunds, less an administration fee of $200, will be issued on written requests received before 1/23/11. Due to financial obligations incurred, no refunds will be issued on cancellation requests received after 1/23/11. Program "no shows" forfeit their entire registration fee. Substitutions are accepted and welcome.

CPE Information

Learning Objectives: Learn new management skills and improve your ability to direct the functions of planning, people and processes through Professional Facilitation, Individual Coaching, Individual Firm Projects, Networking with Peers and Bench Marking.

Program Level: Beginner

Instructional Delivery Method: Group-Live

No prerequisite courses, advance preparation or experience is required for admittance to this conference.

Recommended CPE Credit - Up to 17 hours.

For additional information regarding administrative policies such as complaint or refund, please contact Jon Hubbard at or by phone 785-537-2358 ext 123.

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