The Summer of 2020: Human Capital Management – Making It Real

In this virtual event recording from October 14, 2020, Dr. Steve Safier, Interim Academic Director, leads a panel discussion with distinguished speakers about the role of Human Capital Management leadership, strategy, and execution during the challenging summer of 2020.


Angela Blum-Finlay, EVP/CHRO at Dime Community Bank and HCM faculty

Nicole Gasaway, VP/CHRO at Wakefern Food Corp. and HCM Faculty

Dawn Pinnock, City of New York Executive Deputy Commissioner of People Operations and Risk Management

Lisa Tobio, Associate Director of Employee Relations at Yale School of Medicine

Following the panel discussion, continue watching to learn about the program’s curriculum and admissions process from Dr. Steve Safier and Senior Admissions Counselor Suzanne Wolfinger.

Key event takeaways:

Cliches aside, what does it really mean for an HCM leader to be “at the table”?

How can an HCM professional stay “strategic” while tending to multiple, urgent operational priorities?

What can emerging HCM professionals do now to prepare them to meet challenges throughout their careers?

When a crisis hits, where do HR leaders find their own sources of resilience?

Human Capital Management (HCM) is undergoing a transformation. Having risen to the level of business partner in many, though not all organizations, HCM professionals are challenged to go the next step – to embrace and promote concepts such as agility, diversity and inclusiveness, analytics, technology, artificial intelligence, and, of course, deep functional expertise and cross-functional collaboration to help position themselves and their colleagues for success.

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Human Capital Management (HCM) prepares graduates to address any organization’s human capital challenges through data-driven, market-based insights and organization-wide integrated solutions. The goal of the program is to create world-class HCM strategists and human resource leaders who can advance their careers while driving organizational excellence in the new world of work.

Learn more about the Master of Science in Human Capital Management at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, or contact the program admissions counselor.

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