Agenda Day Two: Monday, November 18, 2019
7:15 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:05 am - 8:40 am Creating a High-Performance Culture Through Leadership Accountability
As companies continue to align their culture with the future of the business, employee fulfillment continues to be a top priority.
The newer generations are looking for a better work life balance and CHROs are being faced with the challenge of engaging their
workforces in new and innovative ways to retain their top talent, while keeping productivity at an all time high. In this discussion we
will hear from Nancy Nazer, SVP Organization Development & Learning for Rogers Communications on how they have evolved
their culture to keep up with the demands of the new wave of talent.
Nancy NazerSenior Vice President Organization Development
Rogers Communications Inc.
8:40 am - 8:50 am Learn It. Know It. Live It – Engaging Stakeholders and Building Consensus for Financial Wellness
We will share lessons learned working with companies in multiple sectors on how to define, design and deploy an effective financial
• Learn tactical ways to build internal consensus
• Hear how organizations from different sectors engage their employees in financial wellness
• Understand common pitfalls in deploying financial wellness
• Look beyond basic program components and focus on program designs integrated with business strategies and goals
• Leave with ideas on how to evaluate and design a program “right-sized” for your organization
MasterClass8:55 am - 9:40 am Consumer-Facing Recruitment: The Winning Formula for Engaging Talent
Modern job seekers are more powerful than ever before. Today, brand loyalty and consumer-facing recruitment have sparked a shift in power from employer to job seeker, causing a revolution in the way companies attract, recruit, and hire new talent. Be it with an outstanding corporate culture and benefits package, a user-friendly career portal, or mobile application experience, more companies are putting a positive candidate experience first, because without one, there’s too much at stake. Recruiting practices are an extension of your corporate brand – and candidates are ultimately your customers. Join this session and learn:
• How consumer trends impact candidate engagement
• Where employers are losing the war for top talent
• The tools you need for better hiring insights to impact your business bottom line
BrainWeave8:55 am - 9:40 am The Leadership Bermuda Triangle – Where Good Work Goes to Die!
Tighten your seat belt for this hands-on, fast paced, and fun session that exposes the factors that most often lead to the perfect storm or “Leadership Bermuda Triangle.” Weak management undermines a high-performance culture and can “kill” good work. In this session, you will have the opportunity to explore your own leadership tendencies and examine the factors that interfere with high levels of performance, so you can take action to mitigate this perfect storm in your own organization.
- An understanding of how your own ecosystem of behavioral tendencies impact your managerial and leadership effectiveness.
- A framework of understanding how your behavioral tendencies impact your team and for leading intentionally.
- An understanding of how avoiding the Leadership Bermuda Triangle in your organization can positively impact plateaued workforce engagement levels.
9:45 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am Business Meetings
10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meetings
11:00 am - 11:30 am Business Meetings
11:35 am - 12:10 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 behavior-driving employee engagement platform that listens to employees and aligns them
with business objectives and company values.
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm How Relieving Financial Stress Will Help Your Employees #Win at the Game of Life
In Hasbro’s “Life” board game, the object of the game is to collect the most money, and then you win. In your workforce, your employees
may be at different stages in their own lives.
Yet no matter what generation your employee may be a part of, one thing is certain – almost every employee is dealing with some
type of financial stress that impacts their productivity and sometimes, even health. How can you make sure your employees are
#winning in their personal lives so they are able to bring their positivity and passion into the workforce every day?
In this Ignite, we will:
• Review recent research that shows the level and cause of employee financial stress
• Discuss challenges, wants and need of different generations within the workforce
• Think through potential solutions to set your company up for success, meeting the needs of your employees and managing the
trajectory of your talent pipeline
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Networking Lunch
Roundtable Discussions- Chooser Your Topic
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC1:25 pm - 2:10 pm A: 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
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC1:25 pm - 2:10 pm B: Beyond the Hype: How Blockchain for HR and Recruitment Might Just Be the Next Game Changer
In this roundtable we will start with a clear definition of blockchain and hear how it can be applied to HR processes focused on
recruitment and talent management. Attendees will learn how to navigate the complexities of this new application and review the
cost savings and productivity benefits.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC1:25 pm - 2:10 pm C: Adaptive Learning: Mass Personalization at Scale with AI Technology
Transform learning into a true competitive advantage with adaptive technology and artificial intelligence. Learn how behavioral
and performance data can be used to optimize every single moment in a learning experience, allowing firms to deliver the most
efficient, effective, and engaging training possible. Bite-sized pieces of content, while valuable in their own right, can become
exponentially more powerful when combined into a fluid ecosystem that is backed and synchronized by data. In this session,
explore how AI personalizes each learner’s pursuit of mastery and, in the process, unlocks performance for every employee
individually as well as the entire organization.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC1:25 pm - 2:10 pm D: Navigating a Shifting Talent Landscape: The Framework for Great Hiring
Today, there are two conflicting forces - people need companies less than ever. On the other side, companies need people more
than ever. Bridging the gap between business and recruiting is no longer optional. So what do you do about it? In this conversation,
we’ll explore how HR and non-HR business leaders are navigating this shifting talent landscape and winning the competition for
talent. Together we’ll discuss the framework for what great hiring looks like today.
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Business Meetings
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Business Meetings
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Business Meetings
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Practitioner Roundtable Discussions
Earlier in the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges using Thoughtexchange. We identified the highest rated
topic areas. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a topic and participate in a small group discussion.
You will work in groups to develop an action plan for improvement.
MasterClass4:55 pm - 5:40 pm Beyond the Headlines – Cultural Movements, Pay Equity, and Competitive Advantage
Between Hollywood scandals and new salary history laws, systemic pay disparity has been a hot topic, spiking awareness through movements like #timesup and the publicity storm around wage discrimination plaguing large companies. For business leaders, the pressure is high to identify and resolve pay disparities in their own organization. As companies look to their compensation teams to develop and implement a pay equity strategy, it’s critical for compensation professionals to understand how to:
• Champion pay equity and ensure the entire organization adheres to the strategy
• Discuss the long-term business benefits of implementing a pay equity strategy’
• Receive tips on creating structured processes to support your pay equity strategy
• Gain best practices for educating decision makers and communicating compensation decisions
BrainWeave4:55 pm - 5:40 pm Wellbeing: Enabling Peak Performance of Your Leadership and Workforce
The innovativeness and competitiveness of an organization is enabled by many things, namely the intellectual curiosity and agility, emotional intelligence and resilience of its employees. These attributes are fueled by the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of the employee. A broad culture of wellbeing is achieved when leaders at the top of the organization invest in their own wellbeing, which not only catalyzes a culture of wellbeing within the organization but also the leaders’ own ability to thrive in increasingly demanding roles.
• Clinically proven wellbeing outcomes
• Leadership programming that addresses holistic wellbeing (including physical wellbeing, mental and emotional resilience,and character-centered leadership)
• Wellbeing activation that can be scaled to all levels of an organization
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Capturing Employee Voices: The Path to a High Performing Culture
Employee engagement is a pervasive topic among human resources professionals today. It’s effects ripple throughout organizations,
creating waves amongst leaders that recognize the benefits, and resulting in a swell of interest in capturing the voice of the
employee. Creating a highly-engaged workforce is important to your business. Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic
about, and committed to the success of the organization. Highly-engaged employees advocate for their employer, stay with their
employer longer and go the extra mile for their employer. And, employee engagement is connected to business outcomes essential
to an organization’s success such as productivity, retention, profitability, and customer loyalty.
Jon KauplaExecutive Director
University of Wisconsin Center for Professional & Executive Development