May 19 - 21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX

Day 2: Monday, May 20

Networking Breakfast

7:15 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

Chairperson's Introduction

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Keynote

8:05 am - 8:45 am Bringing Stay-at-Home Caregivers Back Into The Workforce — Walmart Labs’ Audacious Experiment With Returnship

Bobbie Grafeld - Vice President, Human Resources, Walmart Labs
In Silicon Valley, the war for talent is real and ongoing. As part of its efforts to be both more inclusive and compete for talent wherever it can be found, Walmart Labs — the technology arm of the retail giant — launched an HR experiment to target tech professionals with five or more years experience who want to return the workforce after taking time off to care for children or elderly parents. It’s a group that is largely female and remains overlooked by talent acquisition teams. Dubbed “returnships,” these pilot positions are targeted toward talent based on their work history and career achievements while realizing these workforce returnees need structured pathways to come up to date on technology changes. If the pilot proves successful, the program could be rolled out globally, as well as to more conventional Walmart leadership roles outside of tech. Join Walmart Lab’s VP of Human Resources Bobbie Grafeld to learn more about:

•How Walmart partnered with a nonprofit to develop a talent pipeline in this overlooked sector
•Organizing the structure of a “returnship” to accelerate participants’ path back to the workforce
•Starting small while scaling the program to adapt to workforce needs and candidates’ family realities

Presented by Bobbie Grafeld, VP Human Resources, Walmart e-Commerce and Walmart Labs

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Bobbie Grafeld

Vice President, Human Resources
Walmart Labs

Partner Plenary

8:45 am - 9:15 am BEYOND CHECKING THE BOX: HOW TO PERSONALIZE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSION STRATEGIES

Organizations today struggle to retain and develop emerging leaders who demand a diverse, inclusive culture and engaging, personalized learning programs. HR and line leaders need to move beyond event-driven, short-term responses to the complex requirements of today’s workforce.
Grounded in our organizational and leadership development expertise, Enact has developed game-changing solutions for these challenges. In this two-part interactive session based on real case examples in global organizations, we will dive deep into:
•      Processes and programs to build an inclusive culture (that actually work). We will discuss how a premier health care organization applied a four-step framework to guide their 3-year inclusive culture strategy and achieve desired results.
•      Personalized, innovative digital leadership development that scales and makes a measurable impact. Learn how a global technology company cracked the code in implementing a fresh, interactive digital learning program for its emerging leaders.

You will take-away actionable ideas and ways forward in this case-based, hands-on session.

Presented by Sunaina Lobo, Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff for Navis/Cargotec 
Enact Leadership’s Managing Partners, Pamela Hopkins, PhD and Sindri Anderson 


MASTERCLASS

9:20 am - 10:05 am HR AS PROFIT CENTER — CONNECTING TALENT PLANNING TO BUSINESS STRATEGY
Accelerating leadership development and retaining/attracting talent remains the top concerns of CEOs across the globe.  Here’s where HR can come to the rescue and prove its financial worth — linking talent planning to business strategy. To achieve a real seat at the C-Suite business planning table, here are key actions that a transformational CHRO can take:

•Build a full pipeline of  potential leadership candidates using  business forecasts to anticipate future needs
•Deploy People Analytics that walk C-Suite leaders through “What-If” scenarios and tell powerful stories through data 
•Survey the existing workforce for overlooked talents that can build internal mobility capabilities

Presented by Maureen Cahill, VP, HR Executive Partners

BRAINWEAVE

9:20 am - 10:05 am ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES AT RISK?
As the company that created identity protection 22 years ago, our relentless focus has always been on protecting people from the threat of identity theft. Today, those threats are ever increasing as our digital lifestyles expose our data with every online interaction as we shop, search, play, use social media, pay bills, manage investments and engage with the world via digital devices and channels. We believe that identity protection starts with personal cybersecurity and our use of IBM Watson artificial intelligence delivers a solution that has no equal in the marketplace.

•Build an understanding of threat types and how they affect the organization
•Learn the difference of continuous scanning 
•Easy recovery tools when a threat has been detected 





Business Meetings

10:10 am - 10:40 am Business Meetings

Business Meetings

10:40 am - 11:10 am Business Meetings


Business Meetings

11:10 am - 11:40 am Business Meetings

Networking Break

11:40 am - 11:55 am Networking Break

Panel Discussion

11:55 am - 12:35 pm CAPTURING EMPLOYEE VOICE: THE PATH TO A HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANIZATION

The success or failure of any organization hinges on one key factor: The ability of its leaders to listen to their people. This session will: 
•Develop a Culture of Listening to strengthen the areas of accountability, inclusion, trust, engagement, transparency and agility
•Practice active listening across your organization to tap into a wealth of actionable insight
•Enable and encourage people to communicate inclusively and transparently to provide the organization with authentic feedback that can drive or support meaningful change

Speaker:  Adam Tanner, Head  of Product, Waggl
Speaker: Tony Mitchell, Chief Evangelist and Relationship Lead, Waggl


Networking Lunch

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm Networking Lunch

Roundtable Discussions

1:35 pm - 2:20 pm Roundtable Discussions: Choose Your Topic

A: The HARD SIDE OF SOFT SKILLS 
We're in an era that many are calling the “fourth industrial revolution.” A technology-dominated future is on the horizon, transforming the way we live and work. Jobs that do not exist today will soon be commonplace. 

The Institute for the Future has identified five future ‘Super Skills’, create a personal brand, become digitally fluent, build a tribe, make sense of complexity, and become more resilient.  Arguably these are all, what are considered 'soft skills'; however, how can any company prepare for these future super skills? The paradigm for training soft skills is different from that of hard skills, hence the challenge. In this session, we will explore how to train for the future with soft skills. Topics covered will include: Why soft skills are the key to future-proofing your workforce, the problem of training for soft skills (and strategy to solve for it) and the science of learning

Cornerstone OnDemand

B: Employee Engagement and The Impact on Your Employer Brand 
Who owns employee engagement? As HR, talent leaders and managers focus more on employee engagement, company execs seek to develop a comprehensive strategy for bringing out the best in their workforce. Workplaces where employees bring commitment, passion and innovation to their job are not only more productive — they also fuel a company’s employer brand.  Join Craig Forman from Culture Amp and discover new ways of learning how to engage your workforce while also building your employer brand. 

Culture Amp




MasterClass

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm HARNESSING HUMAN CAPITAL TO IMPROVE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND OUTCOMES

Jeffrey Brody - CHRO, ManTech
THIS SESSION PROVIDES INSIGHTS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR TAPPING INTO AND LEVERAGING THE POWER OF HUMAN CAPITAL. SPECIFIC AND MEASURABLE TECHNIQUES WILL BE DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO WHY CREATING A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE IS IMPORTANT AND HOW TO CREATE AND SUSTAIN THIS CULTURE. 

•BASELINING CULTURE
•IDENTIFYING THE NEED FOR CULTURE CHANGE
•IMPLEMENTING THE POWER OF PARTICIPATION AND MEASURING THE IMPACT

Presented by Jeffery Brody, CHRO, ManTech

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Jeffrey Brody

CHRO
ManTech

Plenary

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm GIVE, GET, GROW — BUILDING RESILIENT EMPLOYEES, CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

We know that engaged workforces create cost savings to the business, lower turnover, and create happier customers.  Accelerating employee engagement continues to be a focus for many organizations, but how do we achieve this in today’s market? In this discussion we will walk you through our behaviour-driving employee engagement platform that listens to employees and aligns them with business objectives and company values.

Presented by Achievers

Networking Break

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break

Business Meetings

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Business Meetings

Business Meetings

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Business Meetings

Business Meetings

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Business Meetings

MasterClass

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm DISCUSSING WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: WHY HAVING A DIVERSE SUCCESSION PLAN BENEFITS YOUR ORGANIZATION

Research illustrates that having women in leadership correlates with better overall business performance (significant increases in ROI, return on sales and invested capital). Women bring different experiences, perspectives and competencies to leadership roles. Providing targeted leadership programs for women is not just a diversity initiative -- it is a business imperative. 

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm DRIVING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: USING YOUR ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY TO TRANSFORM CULTURE AND ACCELERATE PERFORMANCE BY ACKNOWLEDGING, “EVERYBODY MATTERS”.

In this discussion learn how you can better understand and improve the engagement of your employees through a People First Culture. This interactive session will leave you with actionable takeaways on how to increase engagement through care and accountability, even in the toughest industries.  We will help you design a more effective employee engagement program and measurement strategy from the ground up, using practical advice and real-life case studies to provide you with a new framework for improving engagement and performance. •Offer key takeaways on the foundations for transforming your culture and leadership capability from the inside out •Design an engagement program that works harder for you and your people •Leave with ideas and strategies on how you can truly unleash the best in your people to help your organization succeed 

Presented by Rhonda Spencer, CHRO, Barry-Wehmiller

Plenary

5:55 pm - 6:25 pm THE SUCCESSION PLANNING APPROACH: WHAT YOUR INVESTORS WOULD TELL YOU

Maximizing profit is a continuous challenge when it comes to any business. More than ever HR’s role is becoming an integral part of altering the mindset within an organization to ensure processes are driven with the overall objectives of the business. Shawn Moren, CHRO, with Regis Corporation has been given the opportunity to sit at the business planning table with creation of her own approach driven by the demands of investors. Moren will take us through the planning process and discuss her insights as to why focusing on the position will allow the company’s most important asset to be utilized at its fullest potential, human capital.

Presented by Shawn Moren, CHRO, Regis Corporation 

Closing Remarks

6:25 pm - 6:30 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Networking Reception & Dinner

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm NETWORKING RECEPTION AND DINNER SPONSORED BY THOUGHTEXCHANGE