APRIL 20-21, 2021

Day 1

11:00 am - 11:30 am EST Increasing Employee Engagement Through Cultivating A Culture Of Belonging

Alysha M. Campbell - Senior Global HR Business Partner, The Economist

Recent research shows that factors relating to belonging, communication, and decision-making are found to be strong drivers of employee engagement. Employee engagement is a measure of how motivated people are to put in extra effort for their organization, and a sign of how committed they are to staying there.

A feeling of belonging at a company has the strongest relationship to engagement. This means that belonging has a high correlation to business outcomes like productivity and retention.

In this session, Alysha will walk you through:

  • The factors that build a culture of belonging and their importance
  • A framework of how to begin creating and shifting your workplace culture based on the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • Key tools you can use to ensure data-driven decision making throughout the whole process

Alysha M. Campbell

Senior Global HR Business Partner
The Economist

11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST Driving Performance of Remote & Hybrid Teams

Anthony Ko - Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

COVID-19 forced many companies to operate virtually and shift their people strategy as the world around us continues to rapidly change. While some have continued remote working, many others have begun their transition back to the workplace or now have a hybrid of home and office working. With this, comes a great need for agile working processes.

For HR teams, this means creating ways to support cross-functional teams, as well as designing systems that move and adapt as fast as the company so employees can continue to grow and develop.

Through recent workshops, customer conversations and our COVID-19 benchmark report, we are continuously hearing that people leaders are taking a goal-focused approach now more than ever when it comes to their performance development strategy.

Join us as we dive into this mindset shift and share how you can set your teams and company up for success. 

Key takeaways:

●     See the benefits of goal setting and make remote goals more effective

●     Learn the difference between performance measurement vs development

●     Understand the benefits of developmental conversations and get practical tips for remote 1-to-1s.


Anthony Ko

Senior People Scientist
Culture Amp

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST How to Build Trust on Remote Teams

Rebecca Hathaway - Director, Employee Experience, Tango Card

The pivot to remote and hybrid work has left many companies and people managers wondering how to build and sustain employee trust on remote teams.

In this session, Tango Card’s Director of Employee Experience, Rebecca Hathaway, will share how Tango Card is building trust on remote and hybrid teams, tools that increase peer-to-peer engagement across departments, and best practices to insure employees are doing their work and not abusing the system. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build and sustain trust on remote and hybrid teams
  • Discover which tools help increase peer-to-peer engagement
  • Increase engagement between employees across departments
  • Learn best practices and guidelines to insure employees are doing their work and not abusing the system.

Rebecca Hathaway

Director, Employee Experience
Tango Card

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST Using Design Thinking in HR to Drive Business Outcomes

Damon Deaner - Director of Employee Experience and Design, IBM

Design Thinking is a framework for taking a human-centric approach to solving complex problems. Design-driven HR is gaining momentum as organizations are finding tremendous value in understanding and meeting employee needs, crafting personalized employee experiences, and driving business results through innovation.

In this session, Damon will share design-driven HR concepts, real-life application scenarios, and a case study on the impact of embedding Design Thinking as a foundational element of IBM HR's employee-centered strategy.


Damon Deaner

Director of Employee Experience and Design

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST Shifting From Employee Engagement to Purposeful Culture

Tony Jaros - Chief Executive Officer, CultureIQ

CultureIQ will share why and how HR leaders are shifting their approach from the annual employee engagement survey to building purposeful that propels business growth. Tony Jaros, CEO of CultureIQ, will detail strategies for making culture efforts more dynamic and supportive of changing business needs.

Key takeaways:

-How HR Leaders are shifting their employee survey strategies in 2021

-The difference between culture & engagement

-How to do the culture work that leads to purposeful culture that drives business growth.


Tony Jaros

Chief Executive Officer

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST Reducing Burnout to Improve Individual and Organizational Performance

Fran Dean Bishop - CEO, Aerobodies

As the pandemic continues to impact the workplace, HR leaders will continue to be tasked with supporting the mental, emotional and resilience fatigue of their employees and teams. There are three critical shifts every leader should make to reinvigorate your employee work experience and create a thriving, profitable workplace culture.

Join this session to discover talent management trends that are shaping the remote wellbeing experience.

Key takeaways:

  • Uncover sought after work-life programs that make your company more attractive to top talent
  • Learn how to leverage support In your organization to drive growth and productivity for your employees and teams.  

Fran Dean Bishop