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  • Building a New Blue Print for HR

    We are celebrating our 20th anniversary year in 2014 having been a valuable resource for Human Resources professionals in California, North and South. Building on our past reputation for having introduced breakthrough and emerging initiatives, approaches for building high performance organizations, we are now looking forward to the emerging trends and challenges facing our companies and the HR function in the 21st century.

  • HRSF & BOLD Event: Innovative Tools and Practices that are Transforming How Work Gets Done

    Northern CA - Wednesday April 23, 2014

    Southern CA - Thursday April 24, 2014

    Most businesses today must be more flexible and fluid than ever just to survive.  The most progressive organizations get work done through a highly adaptable culture and organizational practices that foster innovation, ensure quality with speed, and ultimately produce results that delight customers and other stakeholders.

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  • Big Data

    Northern CA - Tuesday June 10, 2014

    Southern CA - Wednesday June 11, 2014

    The gathering and sophisticated utilization of 'Big Data' provides a new playing field for HR and presents the function an opportunity to significantly increase its impact on the business and its achievement of its key priorities and outcomes.

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  • 20th Anniversary Conference: The future of HR

    Tuesday October 14, 2014

    Identifying the biggest trends in the New Work Frontier and what HR needs to do to meet the future needs of business and the way we work.

    Speaker Bio's:

    John W. Boudreau, Ph.D

    Ian Ziskin

  • Holiday Get Together

    Opportunity to get together and celebrate the holidays and do some networking with other HR peers.

    TBD- Northern, Southern and Silicon Valley Locations. Please check back for specific times and details.

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Welcome to the HR Strategy Forum!

The California Connection for Professionals in People Strategy since 1994

The HR Strategy Forum (HRSF) is the California Affiliate of HR People and Strategy. HRSF provides direct access to HR and business thought leaders, networking and development opportunities, and extensive resources for people and talent strategy professionals. HRSF enables members to have a more strategic impact on how their organizations prepare for the future and implement workforce initiatives to achieve business results. HRSF is the only California-based organization that focuses exclusively on talent, people and organizational strategy.


The HR Strategy Forum’s mission is to enhance the capabilities of participants to have more strategic impact on the performance of their organizations.

In Support Of This Mission, The Three Pillars Of HRSF Are:

  • Development: Programs that feature the thought leadership of distinguished scholars, practitioners, and business leaders.
  • Networking: A forum for exchanging the most innovative thinking and information in the application of strategic human resource practices.
  • Resources: Comprehensive online resources, research and best practice publications.
  • Value Propositions

  • For Individuals, we provide high-quality, stimulating programs, interactions and resources, in convenient locations and media, on topics related to strategic HR issues, that challenge and support professionals in their desires to become significant strategic thinkers, contributors and leaders in their organizations.
  • For Organizations, we provide opportunities and resources to develop strategic HR leaders, present and future, into productive professionals who significantly contribute to the planning and execution of programs that improve organizational performance.
  • Our Formula for Success

    The value delivered by HRSF is driven by the needs of the organizations we serve and our individual members.
  • We start by attracting the right people and organizations to our forums.
  • We strive to energize our members and create excitement and optimism about the future of the HR profession. This involvement generates a sense of belonging, mutual support and effective collaboration.
  • We sustain success. Our Leadership provides ongoing member communications which assure the relevancy and timeliness of our services.
  • Membership

    General HRSF membership is open to HR and Business Leaders, Consultants and Academics who are concerned with talent, people and organizational strategy.

    Profile of Members

    HRSF members are from organizations of all sizes and types – growing entrepreneurial businesses, mid cap firms, large multinationals, consulting firms, universities and business schools. They hold key management and strategy-setting positions. The typical member has direct or indirect responsibility for strategic people management issues.


    Our leaders are nominated and elected by the full Board (Officers and Directors at Large). If you are interested in gaining board experience, contributing to the strategic HR community, volunteering in any capacity and having fun, please let us know. Most leaders start by joining one of our committees, then progressing to Director at Large and then, sometimes being elected an officer. If you would like to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact the Chair of the committee in which you are interested or any member of the leadership team, whose contact information is shown on the About/Leadership page.

    HRSF Staff

    We have contracted with a professional association management company, McKenna Management, to ensure our members’ needs are met. Click here to contact us.

    HRSF conducts each of its programs in Northern and Southern California locations:

    This puts our meetings much closer to where you live and work to minimize travel time and maximize program impact. Meetings are held five to eight times per year on cutting edge topics impacting our businesses.

    Member Privacy

    When you sign up as a member we require you to provide some contact and demographic information. HRSF protects member privacy by allowing you to choose what information you want to include in the member directory as one of the last steps in the online enrollment process. In addition, HRSF’s policy is to not make any member list information available to anyone except the Human Resource Planning Society.

    No-Solicitation Policy

    All members are strictly prohibited from soliciting business or selling any services, programs or products during programs or meetings. The Board of Directors may approve an exception to this if deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of the HRSF. Members who feel this policy has been violated should report the incident to the HRSF President.