Strategic HR at Mount Washington: Oct 27-29, 2019 – Bretton Woods, NH


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Retreat!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 Retreat.

PLENARY: Rebranding HR From Within

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Path from Transactional to Strategic to Creative

Unflattering HR stereotypes run deep in the business community, and some of those stereotypes likely reside in your organization as well. We’ve invited two HR leaders, working together at Racepoint Global to help bust those myths by sharing their company’s story and their work in HR transformation.

Karen Bouchard, CHRO and COO of Racepoint Global. This Boston based company has offices in London, Hong Kong and elsewhere. They are an integrated creative force for their clients, offering public relations, marketing, and media skills. Their tag line is – “We don’t have employees — we have colleagues, friends, mates and 老友.” Karen provides the leadership and management necessary to ensure the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to enable effective growth.

Kelly Houston, VP of Global Talent Management at Racepoint Global. Kelly oversees and drives the global talent strategy for the Agency. She began her career as a PR practitioner and quickly discovered she enjoyed hiring and developing people for her teams more than actually executing the media campaigns. For the past decade, Kelly has played a key role in evolving our talent as our Agency continues to grow.

Karen and Kelly will discuss the breadth of their HR portfolios, how they have acquired the knowledge to be creative HR leaders, and how they leverage that knowledge to help their company make smart business decisions.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI BUSINESS credit.

Program Faculty: Karen Bouchard, Kelly Houston