Day One - Sunday, January 26, 2020

10:00 am - 10:30 am Registration

10:30 am - 10:35 am Welcome Orientation

10:35 am - 10:40 am Thoughtexchange Welcome



10:40 am - 10:50 am Chairperson’s Introduction

Lea Scherck - SVP & Product Manager – Events, Thoughtexchange
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Lea Scherck

SVP & Product Manager – Events
Thoughtexchange

10:50 am - 11:20 am Keynote: Manifesting Meaningful Innovation Through Data Driven Results

Kristin Trecker - Chief Human Resources Officer, Visteon Corp
In recent years, the CHROs objectives have become vastly more data driven. How the CHRO ignites and inspires their organization’s workforce, begins with clearly definied metrics for improved outcomes. In the opening session of our Exchange, we will examine the impact of inititatives that can be measured and shared as a best practices for fellow CHROs. We will discuss the value of data driven results when benchmarking your organizations progress with your competitors, and finally, I will share the implementation of Workplace for HR by Facebook, and how it is changing the landscape of workforce engagement.
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Kristin Trecker

Chief Human Resources Officer
Visteon Corp

11:20 am - 11:50 am Keynote: Reshaping Your Company Culture can Improve Your Bottom Line

Melissa Kersey - Chief People Officer, McDonald’s
Culture transformation requires an advanced set of tools to identify what motivates your employees, diagnoses issues, and helps you discover a clear path. Changing the way your employees feel at work, and in return, changing the way your employees represent your brand, takes ingenuity, passion and a roadmap for success. This case study will examine the journey of a successful culture transformation, and answer some key questions:
·         What was the initial response from Senior Leadership and did you have to build a case to carry out your objectives?
·         What was the biggest hurdle in getting the organization to view your culture differently? What was the biggest hurdle in getting the consumer to view your organization differently?
·         What were the hardest initiatives to get pushed through and which ones had the greatest impact?
·         What metrics can you share, and what are some lessons learned from your experience? 
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Melissa Kersey

Chief People Officer
McDonald’s

Charisma is a very attractive characteristic in a leader. Yet, when promoted, these individuals create chaos and ruin for their organizations. Humility, rather, is a much better indicator of leadership success. The use of psychometric testing and 360 evaluation can serve to counteract political factors by developing a data-driven approach that ensures organizations recognize and promote those who will be effective leaders, and the key ingredient is humility.
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Robert Hogan Ph.D.

Founder and President
Hogan Assessment Systems

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Why Employee Engagement Matters When Positioning Your Brand in the Marketplace

Coleen Collins - Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, WireCo World Group
Employee engagement consists of concrete behaviour, not an abstract feeling. In a recent study performed by Gallup, highly engaged teams show a 21% greater profitably. In our current climate, engaged and satisfied employees are your strongest marketing tool. With the advent of social media and crowd sourcing platforms, leveraging your employees in the social stratosphere is your strongest line of defence. This presentation will examine successful executions of employee engagement programs, and opportunities to present your brand as a leader in all aspects of your business. 
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Coleen Collins

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer
WireCo World Group

2:00 pm - 2:35 pm “Let’s Give ‘em Something to Talk About” – The Power of Engaging the Employee Voice

Dessalen Wood - Chief People Officer, Thoughtexchange
Companies today face the challenge of engaging their employees in meaningful dialogue - whether it be due to geography, flex work - or simply that many people feel that speaking up has a cost associated with it. In this talk we will examine:
·         How technology can humanize the employee experience
·         The power of allowing all voices to be heard which results in organizations benefiting from higher engagement
·         The value of gathering ideas and solutions from a broader, more diverse population
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Dessalen Wood

Chief People Officer
Thoughtexchange

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Business Meetings

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Business Meetings

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Business Meetings

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm Networking Break

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Aligning Employee Experience With Your Customer Experience

Mike Bokina - Vice President, Head of Human Resources, Siemens USA
Leading technology companies must be competitive in their industry and top-notch employers. These two goals must be intertwined - and not at odds with one another. People will contribute more to an organization when they feel pride in what it stands for and what it enables them to do – whether that’s changing the world or being able to balance work and family. 
Mike will share the journey to being named one of Forbes “Best Employers” four years in a row, and how his passion for being a leading employer helps his team succeed at creating value for society and enabling those they serve with more sustainability, efficiency and productivity. 
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Mike Bokina

Vice President, Head of Human Resources
Siemens USA

What is Talent Experience?  How is it different from Talent Management?   As the expectations of people have changed about how they view their career and their role in creating opportunities, so must our consideration of what this experience looks like from their perspective.  An approach that looks at both TM and TX considers the individuals interaction with and reaction to defining events, moments and actions/decisions.   During our roundtable discussion will discuss what you are experiencing in your organizations, how does a TX perspective change (or not change) your practices, and what really matters for employees and the company to succeed.

RoundTable 2:  Why tuition assistance should be used for workforce development. How leading companies (and your competition) are using tuition assistance to grow & develop their workforce.

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Jennifer Burnett

Senior Principal, Thought Leadership & Strategy
Cornerstone OnDemand



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Zac Lorenzen

Director, Business Development
Corporate Learning Solutions

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Jerry Dempsey

Director, Business Development
Corporate Learning Solutions

6:00 pm - 6:05 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Lea Scherck - SVP & Product Manager – Events, Thoughtexchange


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Lea Scherck

SVP & Product Manager – Events
Thoughtexchange

6:40 pm - 8:15 pm Offsite Networking Reception and Dinner



BREAKOUT