Dessalen Wood

Chief People Officer Thoughtexchange

Dessalen Wood is an HR professional, facilitator, and executive coach who has specialized in passionately leading Learning and Development and Human Resources teams within blue chip Canadian organizations.Dessalen has over 20 years of experience in mid- and large-size Canadian and US organizations, such as Reitman’s Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, The Children’s Place, and The Disney Stores and as Vice President, Talent Development with Cineplex Entertainment. In 2019, Dessalen moved to Thoughtexchange to become the Chief People Officer, making her first move into tech. Throughout her career, Dessalen has created multiple programs and support systems designed to create engaging corporate cultures and developing leaders at all levels.

Day One: Monday, April 20, 2020

Monday, April 20th, 2020

12:15 PM “Let’s Give ‘em Something to Talk About” – The Power of Engaging the Employee Voice

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

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dessalen.

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