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Agenda


May 16, 2016 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor and Forge Fearless Cultures

Dinner Keynote 

Matt Kincaid
Author & Thought Leader
"Say Anything"
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What if you could simply communicate what you’re really thinking without running it through a verbal Photoshop first? “Say Anything” is a research-backed idea that focuses on creating a culture of positive intent, beginning with leaders. It’s your responsibility as a leader to create an authentic environment characterized by honesty and trust that encourages everyone to share their ideas. When your people don’t speak up, it’s not their problem; it’s yours. Join Matt Kincaid as he uncovers how to cultivate a climate where all people — at all levels — speak openly and fearlessly.


May 17, 2016 / Content Highlights


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Learning Never Stops – Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Keynote 

Thomas Perkins
President & CEO
Core-Mark International
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Core-Mark International has made a big shift lately: they’re growing faster than ever, employing more people and taking on larger customers. Change can often bring a loss of great leadership, but not for Core-Mark. The shift sparked a transformation that puts development of frontline managers at the forefront. Core-Mark’s key to success is focusing on management development for new and existing employees alike in order to produce the best leaders. In this session, Tom Perkins shares Core-Mark’s journey of concentrating on leadership and developing a well-rounded manager.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am

The Key to Unlocking Employee Financial Wellness

Game Changer  sponsored by: Paycheck Direct

Darren Bonnstetter
President
PayCheck Direct
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Financial wellness is a top priority for HR professionals, but creating an engaging program is no easy task. Join Darren Bonnstetter to discuss innovative ways of promoting responsible employee spending.

This is the first of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

The Science of Company Culture—Why It Drives Employee Engagement

Game Changer  sponsored by: Pomello

Dr. Charles O’Reilly
Professor of Organizational Behavior & Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Senior Advisor to Pomello
Pomello
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Examine the true relationship between engagement and culture, and why the most successful companies focus on culture first. Hear how executive leadership teams use culture metrics to drive high performance.

This is the second of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Working Smart(er)

Featured Session 

InaMarie Johnson
SVP & CHRO
Plantronics, Inc.
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Today’s workforce is very different from what it was five years ago. The idea of employees in one location, sitting at their desks in 9-to-5 job, is fading fast. With new technologies that enable greater mobility, companies are being challenged to rethink their assumptions regarding their approach to setting global employee value propositions and the role workplace environments play in making a company a great place to work. In this informative session, InaMarie Johnson will outline Plantronics’ own journey in building a “smarter working” approach and recent changes the company is making to support those efforts.

Maximize Employee Engagement by Leveraging Technology

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Castlight Health Inc.

Madonna Bolano
Group VP, Global Human Resources
Applied Materials
Susan Pippin
Senior Director, Employee Communications
Castlight Health Inc.
Moderator
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HR leaders are leveraging new technologies to move away from a one-size-fits-all engagement strategy to one that is personal, relevant and timely. Companies are deploying new platforms to communicate with their workforces, using targeted communications to change employee behavior. CHROs are implementing strategies to drive engagement in benefits and wellness while pulling real-time data to make informed decisions for their organizations. Castlight will discuss why industry thought leaders rely on these technological innovations to help employees make smart choices, how these are being used to engage employees, and how predictive analytics can help connect employers with tough to reach segments.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Peter Thomas, 503-445-6597, peter.thomas@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Making Work Human and the ROI of Social Recognition

Featured Session  sponsored by: Globoforce

Katie Scott
Solutions Consulting Director
Globoforce
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Culture is driven by many different factors, particularly appreciation and leader respect. CHROs can leverage social recognition to create greater culture unification in the workplace, determine impacts on the business and build a global workplace effect. The use of social recognition technology unites employees behind a specific company vision and targeted priorities, and generates trust in colleagues, managers and senior leaders. Encouraging employees to engage in social recognition programs tied to a company’s goals and values produces a new level of positivity that is proven to have a significant influence on business outcomes and helps a workplace thrive.

HRIS Implementation – It’s an Evolution, Not a Revolution

Featured Session 

Terese Kemble
SVP, Human Resources
Lam Research Corporation
Lowell Richardson
SVP, Human Resources
California Dairies Inc.
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Finding the right way to present the value of a new program to an older workforce can be a challenge, but it’s essential to the program’s success. It can cause a cultural shift within an organization, but as Lowell Richardson says, “It’s an evolution, not a revolution.” Join this session to hear Richardson share his journey of transforming the culture at California Dairies through HRIS implementation and Terese Kemble share best practices, lessons learned and missteps along the way from her successful incorporation of HRIS at Lam Research.

Carpe Diem – How HR Must Seize Opportunities to Change Rapidly

Executive Boardroom 

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf
CHRO
Symantec Corporation
Anne Cleary
Vice President, Human Resources
Wilbur Ellis Company
Julie Currie
SVP, Human Resources
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Mark LaScola
Founder & Managing Principal
On the Mark
Moderator
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The need for rapid change affects most companies across sectors. HR is being asked to directly contribute by influencing the design and implementation of new operating models embracing agility, growth, customers and simplicity. Instigated by competitive pressures, market share and M&A activity, the road traveled can be a compromised, fragmented one akin to moving chairs around a dining room table — the chairs have changed position but nothing really changed. This interactive executive boardroom session will focus on HR’s ideal role in instigating, driving and managing substantive business transformation rapidly.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Peter Thomas, 503-445-6597, peter.thomas@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 1:10pm Luncheon Keynote

Lead Real Change With Breakthrough Biodynamics

Keynote 

Nick Seneca Jankel
Author & Thought Leader
SWITCH ON Worldwide
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Breakthrough Biodynamics is a revolutionary brain-based, heart-smart theory for leading, sustaining and embedding breakthroughs in individual leaders and organizational ecosystems —breakthroughs that lead to exponential performance instead of being disrupted into irrelevance. Rather than relying on top-down change programs that rarely work, Breakthrough Biodynamics suggests that you must help people give up redundant habits and narratives. The challenge is that they are locked in place by emotion. In this talk, Nick Seneca Jankel shares the fundamentals of Breakthrough Biodynamics and shows how this rigorous map of change — centered on the archetypal J-shaped Breakthrough Curve — can be harnessed to drive organizational transformation.

1:10pm - 1:40pm

Networking Break

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Putting the “Good” in Goodbye – HR’s Role in CEO Transition

Featured Session  sponsored by: Achievers

Gwen McDonald
EVP, Human Resources
NetApp, Inc.
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How does a company know when it’s time to transition their long-standing and well respected CEO? While many organizations go through this, most CEO transitions fail due to poor planning. Having a compelling succession plan, a good relationship with the board and a positive company culture are all crucial for a smooth transition to a new CEO. But CHROs must also have a critical role in this transition to make it run effectively. Join Gwen McDonald as she shares how she transitioned NetApp’s beloved CEO, some of her missteps along the way and how she measured the success.

Navigating the Changing Legislative Landscape

Executive Boardroom 

Mindy Kornberg
VP, Human Resources
University of Washington
Joe Wegener
VP, Human Resources
Core-Mark International
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Understanding California labor laws is a challenge regardless of organization size or industry — and entering an election year, these regulations are a major concern for many CHROs. HR executives play a crucial role in how these are addressed in their organizations, and must first create a tactful plan to support the implementation of and adherence to rules and regulations. In this boardroom discussion, learn how companies are dealing with the ever-changing legislative landscape of labor laws. Come prepared with questions and successes to share with peers to find solutions to this legislative concern.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Peter Thomas, 503-445-6597, peter.thomas@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:50pm Breakout Sessions

Reinventing Company Culture from the Inside Out

Featured Session 

Marcia Morales-Jaffe
SVP, Chief People Officer
PayPal, Inc.
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This is an exciting and formative moment in PayPal’s history. After separating from eBay in 2015, they have an opportunity to reinvent the company’s culture for the first time in 17 years. PayPal is seizing this opportunity by tapping into the diverse insights of its people, at all levels and from every part of the organization, to define and embody a set of values that will determine the tone for years to come. Marcia Morales-Jaffe will discuss PayPal’s journey to create an internal movement that empowers its global workforce to build a truly customer-centric culture from the inside out.

Collaborative Innovation – Empowering People to Produce Great Work

Featured Session  sponsored by: O.C. Tanner

David Sturt
Executive Vice President
O.C. Tanner Institute
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Are your people truly making the contributions they’re capable of? With insights from the largest workplace study analyzing 1.7 million cases of award-winning work, bestselling author David Sturt explains how collaboration — and five specific skills — create the most innovative solutions. Through inspiring stories, Sturt outlines how leaders can both lead and achieve the highest levels of collaboration and innovation to empower extraordinary results.

Bringing Recruitment Into the New Age

Executive Boardroom 

Renee Hollinger
Vice President, Human Resources
Big Heart Pet Brands
Anja Hamilton
VP, Global Human Resources
IDT Corporation
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Job recruitment is an antiquated and tedious process, but in today’s job market, CHROs must utilize the best and most efficient strategies to recruit, retain and keep employees engaged. With a tightening labor market, finding reasonably priced talent is more difficult, and requires CHROs to be more diligent in the recruiting process and move candidates along quickly or risk losing them. Finding solutions to recruiting qualified candidates is crucial for organizations to invest in if they want the best. Join this boardroom to gain practical takeaways and learn from peer insights on what their organizations are doing to recruit top talent.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Peter Thomas, 503-445-6597, peter.thomas@evanta.com

3:50pm - 4:20pm

Networking Break

4:30pm - 5:00pm Closing Keynote

The Intersection of Digital Technology and the Human Touch

Keynote 

Francine Katsoudas
SVP & Chief People Officer
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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As the workplace transitions to a new digital world, everything is changing, especially talent management. HR leaders need to ask themselves: are they creating the systems, environment and leaders that will enable employees to be at their best? Cisco has set out to “break HR” and transform the future of work. Fran Katsoudas shares how Cisco is connecting its business strategy and vision to its people strategy and people deal. Learn how Cisco is leveraging digital technology, analytics and new talent models while driving an increased focus on employee development and enabling the power of teams.

5:00pm - 5:40pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings