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Becoming a More Strategic HR Leader ft. Denise Thomas

Hosted by 15Five’s HR Superstars Community, this webinar will focus on what it takes to uplevel your strategic thinking as an HR leader. Adam Weber, SVP of Community at 15Five and former Chief People Officer (CPO) at Emplify, will interview one of the most strategic HR leaders in the industry, Denise Thomas.

Denise is the VP, Operations (COO) at Cisco Meraki, where she’s responsible for inclusion, employee experience, IT, business systems, program management, facilities, business, and manufacturing operations. Before this role, Denise was Meraki’s Chief of Staff and Head of People.

Learn about Denise’s journey through HR into Operations, specifically how she enabled Meraki to grow from 300 to 2000+ employees and successfully integrate with Cisco. Denise will share her guiding cultural philosophies, how HR/People Ops has evolved, and how this has all influenced her leadership style.

What You Will Learn

  • How to improve communication between executives and HR/Ops leaders
  • How to gain executive buy-in for initiatives you’re passionate about
  • What practices to adopt and avoid as you become a more strategic HR leader
  • How to balance tactical and strategic approaches as an HR leader

Adam Weber
SVP of Community at 15Five
Denise Thomas
VP, Operations (COO) at Cisco Meraki