June 16, 2010 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:30pm - 9:30pm Welcome Reception & Dinner Keynote

Dare to Dream - Investing in Tomorrow's Leaders

Dinner Keynote

Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.
President & CEO, Vesalius Ventures, Inc.
Retired NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut
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Former astronaut and physician Dr. Bernard Harris is a philanthropist and venture capitalist who believes deeply in the power of self-determination and the impact of leadership development on our shared future. His summer camps for students foster leadership while emphasizing the importance of science, technology, engineering and math to develop the innovators of tomorrow. In this inspirational keynote address, Dr. Harris will discuss the attributes of great leaders, the far-reaching impact of cultural perceptions, the business imperatives to improve our educational systems and the profound long-term effects of developing the leaders of tomorrow.

June 17, 2010 / Conference

7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

HR Transformation: Aligning to be a Strategic Business Partner

Keynote sponsored by: Workday

Marissa Andrada
SVP, Human Resources
GameStop Corporation
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In the wake of a global recession, GameStop posted stellar numbers and continued a record of incredible growth in revenue, earnings per share and operating earnings year-over-year. Key to this growth was GameStop's investment in its talent - GameStop embarked on a cultural transformation that dramatically improved employee engagement and retention within three years. When Marissa Andrada joined GameStop in 2007, she recognized an opportunity for HR to grow into a valued business partner and leader in this transformation. Combining traditional HR metrics with business metrics, Andrada worked with the company's senior team to build a new business model focused on employee engagement, leadership training and growth potential. From forging new relationships with peers, to performing a full business analysis, Andrada will describe the challenges and accomplishments of transforming the HR function within the company driving a significant cultural transformation.

9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Looking Ahead: New Trends in Executive Compensation

Executive Discussion sponsored by: Mercer

Mike Halloran
Senior Partner
Paul Moskowitz
EVP, Human Resources
Dean Foods Company
Michele Thatcher
SVP, Human Resources
Frito-Lay North America
Sue Alberti
VP Comp and Benefits
Devon Energy Corporation
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Regulatory requirements and public scrutiny have significantly impacted compensation programs and are requiring companies to explore new avenues of offering compensation to their top executives while balancing shareholder expectations. This panel of experts will provide insight into the changing landscape of executive compensation, shifting trends in compensation packages, and emerging regulations and legislation.

Session discovery topics:

  • Significant trends and developments in regulation
  • Best practices - retaining top talent through creative compensation
  • Aligning with shareholder and public expectations

Shifting the Paradigm from Union Avoidance to Employee Advocacy

Executive Discussion sponsored by: Taleo

Cathy Fraser
SVP, Human Resources
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Dan Rodriguez
VP of Labor Relations & Employee Advocacy
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
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Tenet Healthcare is facing one of the biggest labor challenges in its history — the threat of unionization. In recent years, unions have set their sights on the healthcare industry as the new ground for union membership requiring Tenet Healthcare and other hospital operators to quickly respond. Many have entered neutrality agreements, putting traditional union avoidance tactics on the shelf. During this session, Cathy Fraser will share Tenet’s current union situation and how they are moving the playing field up to the next level — employee advocacy.

Session discovery topics:

  • Assessing vulnerabilities among your employees
  • How to manage union as a context — making them “irrelevant”
  • Employee advocacy programs worth considering
10:30am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions

Wellness that Works: By the People, for the People

Best Practice

Michelle Kirby
SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
Texas Health Resources
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Six years ago, Michelle Kirby and her team started a wellness program within Texas Health Resources that has changed the lives of many of their employees. By developing a comprehensive plan consistent with their company mission, Texas Health Resources has seen participation in their health assessment grow from 35% in 2004 to 90% in 2009. Join Kirby, as she tells about their journey of designing and carrying out a wellness program that benefits the entire organization.

Session discovery topics:

  • Understanding data - cataloging demographics and claims
  • One size doesn't fit all - what motivates and de-motivates employee involvement
  • Designing a program - analyzing the past and predicting the future
  • Optimizing people's health - we're in this for the long haul
  • Keeping the program fresh - listening to your employees

The Employment Deal at a Crossroads: Which Way Should You Turn?

Featured Speaker sponsored by: Towers Watson

Ilene R. Gochman, Ph.D.
Global Director
Towers Watson
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Over the last few years, economic conditions have forced employers to reduce, eliminate or modify HR programs like compensation, benefits, training and development, leaving employees to rethink their priorities and expectations. As a direct result, organizations are faced with broken or mismatched employment deals. Their offerings to employees may be out of sync with performance and productivity expectations, as well as with employee needs. This situation puts organizations at a crossroads, reevaluating which programs should be reallocated or eliminated. Towers Watson recently conducted a Global Workforce Study of more than 20,000 employees in more than 20 countries globally. The results of the study provide insights into the changing expectations and priorities of employees, and how these translate into sizeable gaps between employee needs and what their employers are delivering. Dr. Ilene Gochman will share insights from this study as well as implications for the new employment deal.

11:45am - 12:15pm

Networking Break

12:15pm - 1:45pm Luncheon Keynote

Building a Winning Culture: Leadership as Competitive Advantage

Keynote sponsored by: Fidelity Investments

Ed Ruggero
Former U.S. Army Officer
Author & Military Historian
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In his book Combat Jump, Ed Ruggero tells the story of the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. This was the first attempt by the U.S. Army to use parachute forces, and nearly everything that could go wrong did. Paratroopers were dropped far from their targets - many were lost and leaderless - but they still accomplished their missions. They succeeded because their commander - energetic, innovative and fearless - prepared them to succeed in the way he developed his subordinates, communicated the mission and inspired his people. In this presentation, Ruggero shares insights into how American military commanders:

  • Develop leaders who are creative thinkers
  • Inspire subordinates to become pro-active problem solvers
  • Communicate the mission so that every individual understands his or her part and takes responsibility for seeing it carried out
  • Articulate beliefs so that every supervisor and employee knows what the boss wants
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Networking Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions

Recognition Cultures: Creating an Engaging Workplace

Best Practice sponsored by: Right Management

Amanda Fleming
Chief People Officer
Pizza Hut, Inc.
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Pizza Hut, a thriving division of YUM! Brands, Inc., is the largest pizza chain in the world. In 2004, Ken Blanchard wrote a book about YUM! and its "customer mania" culture. Amanda Fleming, Pizza Hut's Chief People Officer, believes that YUM!'s celebrated customer mania culture has evolved as a result of the systems and processes the company has built and has ultimately had a tremendous impact on the bottom line. YUM! is also famous for its "recognition culture," a signature process that Fleming attributes to creating a highly engaged workforce of more than one-million people worldwide in delivering a customer mania culture.

Session discovery topics:

  • Developing the right systems and processes - accountability, data/information
  • Engaging the workforce - global application of training programs
  • Recognition - is critical in sustaining good performance

The Enterprise Talent and Collaboration Imperative

Featured Speaker sponsored by: Knowledge Infusion

Jason Averbook
Knowledge Infusion
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HR is struggling to drive enterprise talent visibility and understand how social media and collaboration tools can be implemented without disrupting a company’s culture and legal exposure. At the same time, organizations are looking for the answer of how to provide an information-starved workforce with the tools and insight to better do their jobs. Join Jason Averbook as he shares trends, best practices and success stories on driving new levels of performance through transformation of talent management practices and enterprise collaboration.

Session discovery topics:

  • How to define and articulate talent management and enterprise collaboration to business leaders
  • Defining a strategy for workforce technology that blends social collaboration, portal and direct access
  • Leveraging today’s emerging technologies to drive cost savings and value creation
3:15pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote

Leadership Undercover - From the Boardroom to the Delivery Truck

Keynote sponsored by: Leadership Worth Following

Joseph DePinto
President and Chief Executive Officer
7- Eleven, Inc.
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Stepping out of the role of CEO to work alongside 7-Eleven employees in the CBS show "Undercover Boss," Joe DePinto donned a beard, glasses and trainee uniform and worked incognito at several 7-Eleven stores. In his new identity, he served coffee, made donuts, restocked shelves, delivered goods and, by working with them, discovered the unsung heroes of his organization.

The extraordinary experience went above and beyond DePinto's expectations, giving him a first-hand look at all levels of the company. Of his time undercover, DePinto said, "This will change the way I work every day as CEO of our company." DePinto will share how this experience continues to influence his leadership of 7-Eleven and his continued commitment to servant leadership and growing talent.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Networking Reception