2018 Human Capital Leadership Forum
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Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2018 Human Capital Leadership Forum in Chicago. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that HR executives are facing going into 2018, with an agenda geared specifically towards CHROs, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers, Chief Learning Officers and Chief Diversity Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of HR, talent, learning & development, change management, and HR analytics in a leadership role. Key topics that we will discuss include (but not limited to):
- Using an agile approach in talent recruitment and employee development
- Leveraging technology to enhance the employee experience and workplace collaboration
- The future of HR as a business partner and strategic advisor
- Identifying and developing the next generation of leadership within the organization
- The role of performance management in engaging the workforce
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers. We look forward to hosting you in Chicago!
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
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Brenntag North America View Bio »
Donovan Mattole joined Brenntag, Inc. as Vice President, Human Resources for North America in February 2016. As a key member of the North America executive team, Donovan has responsibility for developing the people strategy and operating as a key member of the leadership team for a decentralized $4.5 chemical distribution business in North America.
Donovan has over two decades of senior leadership experience in human resources with an expertise in in employee engagement, talent management and organizational development. Prior to joining Brenntag, Donovan worked for Mars, Inc. as the global head of HR for their direct to consumer retail and ecommerce businesses and before that as Senior Director for their Banfield Pet Hospital business, where he oversaw all HR business partnering. Before working for Mars, he was the Director of Human Resources for the global fitness manufacturer, Nautilus, Inc.
Donovan holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a certified Senior Human Resources Manager (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM-SCP).
Donovan lives with his wife, Emily, in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and has three children.
Exelon Corporation View Bio »
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Barilla America View Bio »
Laura Birk is the Vice President of Human Resources for Barilla America where she has been for over 12 years. Laura is responsible for all the talent management and people processes supporting the Americas business which includes Canada, U.S., Mexico and Brazil. She is a Board Member for the company, and has the pleasure to serve over 600 employees across the Americas.
Laura leads a great team who has won several industry awards for diversity, wellness, employee benefits, and talent management & development activities including:
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC):
- 100% Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality (earned each consecutive year since 2015)
- Corporate Equality Award
- Disability Matters: Steps to Success Award
- Corporate University Best in Class (C.U.B.I.C.) Award Winner: Best Job Aligning Learning and Development with Corporate Goals
- Talent Management Best In Class (TAMBIC) Award Recipient
- American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) B.E.S.T. Award Recipient
- Organizational Development Network (ODN) - Chicago Award Recipient
- Dave Thomas Foundation and The Cradle Adoption Agency for Best in Class Adoption benefits
Laura serves on the Board for the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit focusing on ending online and offline bullying. She supports and volunteers at the Cradle Adoption agency, Special Olympics Plane Pull, Walter & Connie Payton Foundation, and several other Diversity and Inclusion organizations.
She received her degree from Drury University and prior to her current role, Laura spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley and Discover.
SilkRoad View Bio »
Lilith Christiansen is the Vice President of Onboarding Solutions for SilkRoad and the author of the book Successful Onboarding. With 20 years of consulting experience, Lilith has helped many global organizations design and implement strategic onboarding programs which enabled them to drive key business outcomes for new hires and the organization as a whole. Lilith leverages her experience to help SilkRoad clients design, implement, and optimize global onboarding programs to enable organizations to achieve Talent Activation.
Flying Food Group View Bio »
James Damron is the Vice President of Human Resources at Flying Food Group, a firm specializing in inflight and retail catering. Previously James has worked at such large firms such as Wal-Mart and Sprint. He graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Business with a focus on International Business. He has achieved his Human Resources certifications adding SHRM-SCP and SPHR-CA to his repertoire. His greatest passion with Human Resources is Employee Relations especially with a focus on employee engagement helping companies become the employer of choice of their employees.
Navistar View Bio »
Donna Grant Dorsey currently serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Navistar, Inc. Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines with over 8 billion dollars in revenue employing over 12,000 employees globally. As a senior leader for the company, she is responsible for all aspects of Human Resource strategy. Working with the organizations senior leaders and the Board of Directors, Donna drives results by providing strategic business and human capital leadership to drive change and innovation during the company’s turnaround. Prior to this role she led the strategic HR direction of all business operations while overseeing the team of HR Business Partners. She worked closely with the business leaders to determine the best approaches to leadership and organization development, succession planning, talent development, staffing, total rewards and strategic HR issues. She previously held roles within Navistar with increasing levels of responsibility including the leadership of Navistar’s Integrated Product Development organization.
Prior to joining Navistar, Dorsey was senior manager, human resources at Sears, Roebuck & Company (now Sears Holding) where she was instrumental at leading the development of people strategies for corporate functions and serving as a leader for diversity initiatives across the enterprise.
She has held other positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources including:
- Human Resources Generalist – American Hospital Association
- Employment Representative – Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
- HR Generalist – Chicago Park District
As a leader in both her community and profession, Donna is a board member for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, board member/former President of the Board of Directors for the national non-profit organization HealthConnect One. She has received numerous honors including 2013 Illinois Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award and 2012 Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 under 50. She has been a speaker on topics ranging from Building Effective People Strategies and Driving Talent Reviews during a turnaround to The Power of Women of Color. In addition, she is a member of the National Urban League, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. She holds a Paralegal certificate and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law with a certification in labor and employment law. While in law school, she was president of Black Law Students Association.
Vaya Group View Bio »
Paul Eccher has more than 20 years of experience partnering with Fortune 500 clients to leverage talent to achieve improved business results. He is an expert in the areas of executive assessment, coaching for performance, and talent management. As the co-founder of Vaya Group, Paul leads a team of executive coaches and development experts who are passionate about helping individuals and organizations become the best versions of themselves and achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Paul’s greatest passion is supporting, coaching, and developing senior executives to improve leadership capabilities and increase performance. Through the years, Paul has studied the characteristics and behaviors of top-performing leaders in well over 100 corporations, including General Electric, Citigroup, Beam Suntory, Hewlett Packard, Dover Corp, Lam Research, Fortune Brands, Northwestern Mutual Life, Campbell’s Soup, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, and McDonald’s Corporation.
Paul received his Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University. His dissertation centered on the culture of leadership within a Fortune 10, Multi-national Corporation. He is a founding member of Benedictine’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership and co-author of the book Optimizing Talent: What Every Leader and Manager Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce.
YMCA of the USA View Bio »
Jackie Gordon is the Sr. Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for the YMCA of the USA in Chicago and has been there since 2009. From 2001 until 2009, Jackie held a number of positions with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio including Sr. V.P. of Human Resources and Risk Management. Before she joined the YMCA, Jackie had been the Vice President of Human Resources for a number of retail companies: The Home Depot Stores, Builders Square Stores (Kmart Corp), and HEB Grocery Stores in Texas and Mexico. Jackie is a graduate of University of Houston with a B.A. degree in English and Speech. She is a lifetime certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a certified YMCA Organizational Leader.
Jackie is a member of SHRM and Chicago SHRM where she served on the Board of Directors of Chicago SHRM, leading the Diversity Committee from 2010-2014. She is also a member the HR Advisory Committee for Keller School of Management at DeVry University. Jackie is also an active member and panelist for National Human Services Assembly, Washington, DC.
Volunteer work in Y activities as well as any organization with a link to human resources and diversity keeps Jackie active when not traveling between Houston and Chicago.
Beam Suntory View Bio »
Lora Freeman (Haak) is Vice President, Human Resources, Americas & Global Manufacturing at Beam Suntory which is the 3rd largest premium spirits company in the world. This includes delicious brands like Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Laphroaig, Courvoisier, Hibiki Japanese Whisky and Effen Vodka.
Prior to Beam Suntory, she worked at Kraft Foods, starting in 2001 on the manufacturing side, and spent 14 years with the company in various roles in the HR and OD specialist domain. She moved through various HR Business Partner roles, leading the set-up of the Food Service organizations for both Mondelez and Kraft during the company split. As HR Business Partner lead for the 5 Billion-dollar Beverages business, she managed through the transition to Kraft-Heinz in 2015 when she left the organization to join Beam Suntory.
Prior to joining Kraft, she followed an entrepreneurial path, mainly in the restaurant industry, culminating in owning a bar and restaurant in St. Catharines and teaching hotel and restaurant management, human resources and small business management courses at Niagara College, Ontario.
Lora lives a busy and fulfilled life in Highland Park Illinois, with her husband Chris, teenage daughter, two sons under the age of 4, two cats, one flat coat retriever and one very naughty golden retriever.
DDI View Bio »
Jason leads large-scale, multi-national client engagements with a focus on executive succession, assessment, selection, and development. He has over 20 years of experience in HR and HR/Talent Consulting and has led impactful global executive succession, assessment, selection, and development with numerous Fortune 500 organizations, governments and non-profit entities. During his tenure at DDI, he has helped these organizations select and develop thousands of executives in virtually every industry and in over 35 countries.
Talent Management Principal View Bio »
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PeopleFluent View Bio »
Julia Méndez is Principal Business Consultant for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions division and a team member of the Peoplefluent Research Institute. She is based out of the New Orleans office. Ms. Méndez’s current duties include overseeing the training programs for customers as well as creating content and delivering training in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA) compliance, and diversity. She also has over 20 years of experience in assisting clients through OFCCP compliance reviews, and offering technical assistance both to clients and internal customers. She has also been invited to speak at national, regional and local conferences on topics such as recruiter compliance with AAPs, regulatory requirements for veterans, and individuals with disabilities, updates on EEO laws and settlements, as well as recognizing unconscious bias and other diversity topics.
Ms. Méndez is a graduate of University of New Orleans where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She also has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University where she graduated with distinction. Ms. Mendez was appointed in 2016 by the governor of Louisiana to the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights. She holds a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute, is a Society of Human Resources Professional Certified Professional, is a Certified Employment Law Specialist from Columbia Southern University, is a Certified Affirmative Action Professional from the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity as well as is a Certified Diversity Professional through the Institute for Diversity Certification.
Memberships in professional organizations include the Louisiana Liaison Group (LLG) where she served in 2007 and 2008 as President and continues to serve on the board; Society for Human Resource Management; New Orleans SHRM where she served as Diversity Chairperson from 2007-2011; Society for Diversity, and is a member and past Personnel Committee Chair for the American Association for Access, Equality, and Diversity for which she contributed monthly to their EEO Tips section of their email publication. She also serves on the editorial board for INSIGHT into Diversity and is active with the Inclusion Allies Coalition.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation View Bio »
Mr. Tyronne Stoudemire, Global Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Hyatt Worldwide, has more than 20 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, and human resource management. He has held a number of senior leadership roles including Global Head of Diversity at Hewitt AON and Principal Talent Consultant at Mercer before joining Hyatt.
At Hyatt Worldwide, Mr. Stoudemire works with the senior leadership team to implement culture, talent, and marketplace strategies that leverage diversity to grow the business across the company’s portfolio of brands. As such, his team and internal corporate partners have implemented diversity-training initiatives including Diversity Business Resource Groups, mentoring programs for high potential women and people of color, a communications and public relations strategy to drive internal engagement and external brand recognition, and enhanced brand marketing effort to further focus on multicultural and LGBT audiences.
A proven thought leader in the space of diversity and inclusion, who seeks to enable a transformation of mindset, he is a visionary leader and strategist, a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) ™ and a certified facilitator in Cultural Transformation Tools. Tyronne identifies and leverages the opportunities and challenges presented by the expanding mosaic of worldviews and attitudes regarding health, wealth, and performance given the increasing diversity in the workplace and global marketplace. A globally recognized executive and highly sought-after speaker he routinely consults with Fortune 100 clients on diversity strategies, with particular insight around how organizational leaders can understand and harness the shifts evident in national and global demographic trends. Tyronne employs a unique talent that results in extraordinary benefits for individuals and organizations and has a proven ability to advance socially responsible corporate initiatives by fostering strategic relationships to catalyze international grassroots movements.
In 2011, Tyronne was named one of the Top Executives in Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine; and in 2013 honored as one of the 50 Diversity Champions by Diversity Woman Magazine. He is also the recipient of the Top Executive’s in Diversity Black Enterprise Magazine, Who’s Who in Black Chicago: The Inaugural Edition, Thurgood Marshall College Fund of Excellence Award, Most Influence African American People Voice, Push for Excellence Award (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Scholarship Breakfast), National African American History Month by President of the United States of America, President Obama. Tyronne is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management and he is on the board of the Chicago Urban League.
Danaher Corporation View Bio »
Strategic global Human Resources leader/business partner;
• Developing HR Strategies, organizations, and processes driving business results
• Talent acquisition, succession planning, and leadership development
• M&A, due diligence, acquisition integration and restructuring
• Global total rewards; executive comp, management/sales incentive plans
• Delivering above target results in organization/talent/HR metrics and KPI's
McGraw Hill Education View Bio »
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Northern Trust View Bio »
Chandra Wilensky is the Chief Talent Officer at Northern Trust. She leads Talent Management and is accountable for:
- Developing an enterprise Learning & Development strategy that is aligned to business needs and supports partners at every stage of their careers.
- Building an integrated portfolio of high-impact, sustainable Talent Programs that can support dynamic business needs.
- Maintaining a robust philosophy and approach around talent assessment, identification, and planning; creating and managing leadership development programs to build a ready pipeline of diverse leaders; and, using analytics to inform talent decisions.
- Transforming our operating model, platforms, offerings, delivery methods, communications, and governance to drive greater value and impact.
Prior to Northern Trust, Chandra worked at Allstate and held roles focused on talent management, organization development, communications, change management, product strategy, and product development. Prior to Allstate, she was an Experiential Facilitator at Kieve, a not-for-profit that specializes in team and leadership development. Before Kieve, Chandra participated in Prudential’s Advanced Management Development Program and held rotations in Executive Compensation, Organizational Effectiveness, and Process Reengineering.
Chandra has a B.A. in Economics from D uke University, a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University and a M.B.A. in International Business and Management from Loyola University.
MARS View Bio »
Tracey Wood is the Vice President, People and Organization (P&O) of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Americas. With over 20 years of experience within the human resources space, Tracey currently leads all facets of talent strategy in North and South America for Mars Wrigley Confectionery, the world’s largest manufacturer of chocolate, confections, gum and mints. From talent acquisition and development to associate relations and engagement, Tracey is responsible for the company’s P&O function which supports nearly 6,000 Associates working to manufacture and bring to market a multi-billion dollar portfolio of iconic brands that include M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, ORBIT® and ALTOIDS®.
Prior to this role, Tracey was the global vice president for P&O at Mars Drinks, playing a key leadership role in the development and deployment of the organization’s human resources strategy to help achieve key business growth objectives. Having joined Mars over 15 years ago, Tracey has also held a variety of leadership positions across the organization including local, regional and global roles for Mars’ Chocolate and Petcare divisions.
Originally from Australia, Tracey spent the early part of her career in the public sector and at BHP Billiton. Tracey received an undergraduate degree in industrial relations and political science from the University of Western Australia as well as graduate certificate in change management from the Australia Graduate School of Management.
Kellogg Company View Bio »
Shawn Zimmerman joined Kellogg and the North America Leadership Team in March of 2016 as Vice President, Human Resources, reporting directly to the President, North America and is a member of the KNA LT and Global HR Leadership Team.
In his current role he is responsible for ensuring the KNA Region achieves its growth strategy through execution of talent management, improving organizational effectiveness and developing a high performance culture. This includes the development and execution of the KNA labor and employee relations strategies. This role is accountable for the development of talent, building capabilities and building experiences to enable sustainable growth. It champions investing in planning through human capital analytics, attracting and retaining key talent and developing a deep talent bench across all functions and businesses in KNA.
Prior to joining Kellogg’s Shawn was the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for CDI Corporation. CDI provides engineering and technology solutions and recruiting and staffing services to Fortune 1000 clients across multiple industries. Shawn’s prior experiences include VP Global HR and Global Talent and Organization Capability lead for The Hershey Company. Prior to Hershey Shawn spent a decade in progressively more responsible roles with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. The roles encompassed various US and International roles form Latin America and Canada to Europe, Middle East and Africa to Japan and Asia Pacific supporting Supply Chain, Commercial, R&D and Mead Johnson Nutritionals.
Shawn has extensive experience in business partnering and specialist roles throughout his career. His experience includes labor relations, M&A and divestitures to creating the global talent strategy and scorecard for the Hershey Company and reporting its progress to the Board of Directors twice a year. Shawn is excited to leverage his experience in helping Kellogg North America achieve its 2020 growth plan.
7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 8:40am Opening Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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Vice President of Human Resources
8:40am – 9:15am Keynote Presentation: “Transforming to a High Performance Organization; HR’s role in enabling the journey at Kellogg’s”
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In this session you will learn:
- Provide a roadmap to building a high performance organization (HPO)
- Gain insights on how to apply identifying what characteristics are critical to win the hearts and minds of your employees
- Discover the key levers to enable change and incent the desired behaviors of an HPO
- Share insights and key learnings along the journey. Do’s and Don’ts
Vice President Human Resources
Kellogg North America
9:20am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Human Side of Hiring"
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In an increasingly automated world, we’re regularly compelled to contend with experiences that threaten to dehumanize us—and the hiring process has not escaped this trend.
Join Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelist, Taylor Meadows, for an in-depth look at candidates’ decision-making and behavior at specific junctures during the hiring journey. You’ll walk away understanding how to establish a strong connection with job seekers throughout the recruiting process and why doing so has the power to transform your talent pool.
9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
10:15am – 10:35am Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Bridging the Gap Between Talent and Career Development"
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Rob Kjar, PhD
VP, Principal Consultant
10:35am – 11:20am Panel Discussion: “Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace”
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Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
- Defining diversity and inclusion
- Challenges facing in creating a diverse workplace
- Successful initiatives and best practices in identifying D&I issues
- How analytics can measure the impact of successful D&I strategies in your organization
- Leveraging technology to increase diversity in the organization
- Using big data to eliminate workforce discrimination
- Responding to feedback on how diversity and inclusion initiatives impact employees
- Identifying, preventing, and eliminating bias in the workplace
- Future D&I efforts in the organization
Vice President of Human Resources
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Chief Human Resources Officer
Principal Business Consultant
Vice President of Global Inclusion & Diversity
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Vice President, Human Resources
McGraw Hill Education
11:25am – 11:45am Fireside Chat: “The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Talent Management”
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In the span of 5 years, Beam Suntory has evolved into an award-winning workplace where leadership is successfully identified and cultivated – remarkably different from where their journey began. Lora Haak and Paul Eccher will discuss how Beam Suntory successfully implemented a comprehensive talent management strategy that helps Beam Suntory:
- Fill senior roles with internal promotions – shifting from external hires which were often unsuccessful
- Identify and accelerate high potential individuals
- Realize quantifiable results on talent management initiatives
Lora will also discuss how to foster widespread engagement for talent management initiatives by tailoring solutions to the unique culture and identity of an organization.
Paul Eccher, PhD.
Vice President, Human Resources, Americas and Global Marketing
11:45am – 12:05pm Networking Break
12:05pm – 12:25pm Thought Leadership Spotlight: "Strategic Onboarding to Drive Business Outcomes"
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Unemployment is low, voluntary attrition is high, and organizations are fighting to find and retain the right caliber of talent. What’s more, organizations are struggling to communicate the impact of their people initiatives on business outcomes such as customer service and revenue performance. Join SilkRoad’s Lilith Christiansen, author Successful Onboarding, for a session on what is strategic onboarding and how to leverage strategic onboarding to drive business outcomes.
VP, Onboarding Solutions
12:25pm – 1:10pm Panel Discussion: “Rethinking Leadership Potential”
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Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- The HR and organizational view and approach on potential
- Expanding the view of potential
- Maximize millennials and diversity in the organization
- Challenges facing when shifting the focus away from just talent identification to talent development and driving bench strength/readiness
- Measuring the impact or results of identifying and developing potential
- How the roles of HR and business leaders differ in terms of unleashing potential
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of the USA
Vice President, Human Resources
Flying Food Group
Executive Managing Consultant
Chief Talent Officer
1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
2:10pm – 2:45pm Keynote Presentation featuring Mars
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Long rich histories as family-run businesses, different operating models, unique cultures: Tracey Wood will talk about bringing two iconic global businesses together – Wrigley and Mars Chocolate – to create the world’s largest confectionery company, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, in 2017. She’ll talk about the human side of change and the leadership required to guide the organization through the integration and beyond – including key lessons learned along the way.
Vice President of People and Organization, US/ Americas, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
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2:45pm – 3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm – 3:35pm Keynote Presentation: “Embracing Corporate Equality: Barilla’s Journey Toward Inclusiveness”
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From Chairman Guido Barilla’s unfortunate comments in 2013 to earning a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (four years running), Laura Birk, Barilla VP, Human Resources, will discuss Barilla’s global diversity & inclusion journey and highlight key initiatives the company implemented, both internally and externally, to ensure everyone feels welcome at their table. Laura will candidly address the challenges Barilla has faced along the way and how the company’s unique ‘inside-out approach’ to D&I strengthened Barilla’s people, culture and community. Most importantly, Laura will provide recommendable actionable steps for companies to take and share results that demonstrate D&I is indeed the key ingredient to a better business.
Vice President, Human Resources
3:35pm – 4:10pm Keynote Presentation: “How Danaher and Videojet Leverage ‘Talent as a Business Growth Engine’”
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During this interactive session, attendees will learn about key drivers to attract, engage, develop and talent to drive business results. Participants will walk away with best practices for building and promoting an employment brand and career development processes which drive employee engagement while attracting and retaining top talent in the market.
Vice President Human Resources, VideoJet Technologies
4:10pm – 4:20pm Closing Remarks featuring Argyle Host
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Vice President of Human Resources
4:20pm – 5:20pm Closing Reception
Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:
Examine how your organization is using technology to better align HR with the business to drive results, and how these adjustments are impacting the bottom line. Our speakers will discuss:
- Using workforce and predictive analytics to make decisions
- Leveraging mobile and social tools to manage recruiting efforts
- Modernizing the function through adoption of new skillsets
- Sharing the impact of human resources with the executive team
Empowering the workforce
Review the obstacles of building a unique organizational culture through employee engagement, and the importance of finding solutions to develop workforce efficiency. Get briefed on:
- Pinpointing employee needs and wants through effective communication
- Measuring the success of training initiatives and learning opportunities
- Providing engaging learning and development options for staff
- Deploying tools to nurture leaders and grow engagement from within
Recruiting top talent
Reflect on major issues that are intrinsic to identifying top talent and maintaining a high level of engagement, and discuss how the candidate profiles differ across generations. Gain insight into:
- Approaching and engaging the digitally savvy candidate
- Using innovative tools to attract and empower
- Prospecting smart with a strategic, targeted workforce plan
- Maintaining selectivity while humanizing the application process
The role of HR
The HR discipline continues to evolve in scope and practice. Discuss the ways human capital executives are change agents, reviewing the challenges of creating a results driven vision and culture. Hear about:
- Aligning the organization with a new 'people' strategy
- Creating a high performance culture that supports business goals
- Leveraging mechanisms and tools to motivate and engage employees
- Making a difference through a larger role on the executive team
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