When and Where


April 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Hyatt House Hotel
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, Virginia
Come network and share a cocktail in this unique environment and get your creative juices flowing!

April 12, 8:00am - 5:00pm

April 13, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Hyatt House Hotel
8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, Virginia

Who We Are

HR Advisors Group is celebrating 15 years as an HR consulting firm providing services to the engineering and architecture communities.


It’s not too late to become a sponsor! In addition to receiving recognition during the event, your sponsorship will allow us to ensure that the program cost allows participation from a wide range of HR professionals in the engineering and architecture fields.

For More Information

For more information on becoming a sponsor, cancellation policy, or general questions, please contact Barbara Irwin at bhirwin@hradvisorsgroup.com or Heather MacGarvey at hmacgarvey@hradvisorsgroup.com. Thank you for your support.


2018 HR Leadership Connection

Connect with colleagues, share your stories and grow in your career!

Register Now!

HR Advisors Group is excited to host our second HR Leadership Connection in April, 2018. This event will bring together the brightest HR minds in the engineering and architecture consulting communities to discover and dissect the latest issues facing our organizations.  As the dynamics of our profession continually evolve, it's crucial for HR professionals to evaluate best practices and tools that will allow our organizations to stay current and competitive.  The interactive two-day conference will include keynote presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that offer tangible solutions to prepare our organizations for the next generation workforce.  In addition, the event provides an unrivaled opportunity to network with peers and colleagues from across the nation to share our personal experiences and learn from each other. 

Please note some new things this year. The conference will include small and large group open discussions and HR Advisors Group is offering complimentary HR consulting sessions prior to the opening reception.

 Key Highlights Include:

  • Opening Reception on Wednesday evening
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Open Forum Sessions on What’s Impacting HR, Engineering and Architecture
  • A Panel on Looking at the HR Profession through a Generational Lens
  • Complimentary one-hour HR consulting sessions by HR Advisors 

 Speakers Include:

  • Michael Aitken, VP of Government Affairs, SHRM
    “The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration: The Washington Outlook for HR Public Policy”
  • Jason Branciforte,  Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, PC
    "Social Networking in the Workplace - the Blurred Line between Personal and Professional
  • Ray Kogan, President, & Cara Bobchek, Senior Consultant, Kogan & Company 
    “How Your Firm's People Can Launch (or Torpedo) Your Strategic Plan”
  • Ahmed Kurtom, President, Design Force 
    "Why Equitable Retention Should be at the top of your Game Plan for 2018"
  • Cyndi Branciforte, HR Consultant, HR Advisors Group 
    “Emotional Intelligence as a Gateway to HR Excellence"

Who Should Attend?

HR Leaders in the Engineering and Architecture Consulting Communities

Event Details:


Registration is $825 per person.  Discounts will be provided for multiple attendees of the same firm.  Contact Heather MacGarvey at hmacgarvey@hradvisorsgroup.com for more details.

Hotel Accommodations
A group rate of $199 per night has been arranged at the beautiful LEED-certified Hyatt House in the heart of the newly developed Fairfax Mosaic District. Rooms come with complimentary breakfast. Use the Group Code G-HRA3 to secure your room through March 16, 2018.

Continuing Education Credit
This Program has been pre-approved for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC) for recertifying the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM credentials.

Cancellations received in writing at least 30 business days prior to the program opening day, April 11, 2018, will be refunded in full. A refund will be made in the same method as payment was given. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost. Please contact Heather MacGarvey at hmacgarvey@hradvisorsgroup.com or (703) 476-4025 for any cancellation or transfer requests.