Day Two: Monday, September 16, 2019

8:00 am - 8:10 am Networking Breakfast

8:40 am - 8:45 am Chairperson Opening Remarks

8:45 am - 9:25 am Why Organizations Need to Focus on Culture First

All your leadership development, succession planning, performance management and employee engagement strategies should be designed to support and enhance your desired culture. It sounds intuitive, but many company leaders don’t focus the right amount of attention on influencing a culture that will set the foundation of who they are, how they act, how they treat each other and how they run their business.
Hear how Panasonic Automotive:
·         Created a plan to influence an intentional, distinctive culture
·         Introduced a culture project into the organization
·         Aligned the executive team to a highly committed intentional plan
Stephen Childs, Vice President/CHRO at Panasonic Automotive

Stephen Childs

Vice President/CHRO
Panasonic Automotive

9:25 am - 10:00 am Session: “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
Dessalen Wood, Chief People Officer at Thoughtexchange

Dessalen Wood

Chief People Officer

10:00 am - 10:30 am Hiring Millennials in the Digital Age

Ralph Nader, Head of Talent Acquisition at News America Marketing

Ralph Nader

Head of Talent Acquisition
News America Marketing

10:30 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am Business Meetings

11:15 am - 11:45 am Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Business Meetings

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Practitioner Roundtables

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.

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm How Talent Market Intelligence Drives Recruiting’s Impact

Digitalization and business transformation are creating operating challenges for Talent Acquisition.  Talent Acquisition leaders must become advisors to the business on labor market realities, risks and needed shifts to set their function up for success.  We will share insights on how leading Talent Acquisition functions build analytics capabilities using talent market intelligence to drive business impact.
Lynne Mayers, Vice President, Advisory at Gartner

Lynne Mayers

Vice President, Advisory

When creating a Talent Acquisition team, one of the toughest areas to cultivate is a robust and suitable executive talent pipeline. However, we all understand that these are some of the most important roles to source correctly as these leaders set the tone for the business as a whole. In the past, some teams have sourced these roles internally, similarly to their usual recruitment strategies, some have partnered with executive recruiting firms, and others have chosen to simply outsource this task altogether.
Yet, as we grow and develop our Talent Acquisition departments, the need for a more robust executive recruitment process and maintaining control over it becomes apparent. In this session, Talent Acquisition Executives with successful executive recruitment programs will share their blueprints for high-potential development, pipeline cultivation, culture & candidate identification, and executive assimilation.
Learn how to:
·         Develop an Executive Talent Pool by collaborating with leadership and other parts of the business to foster trust and deliver positive outcomes for the organization 
·         How to factor internal mobility strategies, succession planning, high-potential strategies, and talent development needs when contemplating external hires
·         Build a high potential pipeline balancing internal and external candidates
·         Build a screening and identification process that identifies the right candidates
·         Build an effective process that supports the unique challenges of executive recruiting
Megan DePecol, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition at WellCare

Megan DePecol

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition

Susan Lawhead, Director, Talent Acquisition at Wabash National

Susan Lawhead

Director, Talent Acquisition
Wabash National

Ginger Maseda, Senior Director Global Talent Acquisition & People Analytics at Align Technology

Ginger Maseda

Senior Director Global Talent Acquisition & People Analytics
Align Technology

Angela Garinger, Executive Producer and Host at Thoughtexchange

Angela Garinger

Executive Producer and Host

3:35 pm - 3:50 pm Networking Break

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Business Meetings

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Business Meetings

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm Business Meetings

5:20 pm - 5:55 pm The Business Benefits of Hiring People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

As organizations strive to bolster their talent pools with dependable, motivated, and productive workers, many are finding that the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is a business decision that can deliver multiple benefits. Explore opportunities in this case study from Best Buddies.
Horace Porrás, Vice President of Human Resources at American Tower Corporation

Horace Porrás

Vice President of Human Resources
American Tower Corporation

5:55 pm - 6:05 pm The Talent You Need is Already Employed. Now What?

How your Talent Acquisition organization needs to be more strategic rather than tactical and how you can overcome the internal and external hurdles in Talent Acquisition.

Shannon McAulay-Newcomb, Director of Sales at BountyJobs

Shannon McAulay-Newcomb

Director of Sales

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

6:50 pm - 7:50 pm Networking Reception & Dinner