Atlanta CHRO Executive Summit

November 28, 2018 , St. Regis, Atlanta

November 28, 2018
St. Regis, Atlanta

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Atlanta CHRO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Atlanta CHRO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Rob Kight headshot

Rob Kight

Delta Airlines
SVP, Human Resources

Teri P. McClure headshot

Teri P. McClure

UPS
CHRO & SVP, Global HR and Labor Relations

Angela Santone headshot

Angela Santone

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
EVP & Global CHRO

Jill Wilson headshot

Jill Wilson

Carter's, Inc.
SVP, Human Resources & Talent Development

Agenda


November 27, 2018

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Dynamic Leadership in This Time of Exponential Growth

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Marjan Mohsenin

Futurist

Singularity University

As the confluence of exponentially accelerating technologies fundamentally changes business, society and us in the coming decades, our leadership models desperately need an upgrade as well. In order to stay competitive and relevant, our leaders need to change not only what they do, but how they think. Marjan will introduce frameworks for understanding what exponential growth really means, and the different mindset, skill sets and leaders required to successfully navigate this incredible and disruptive time of change.

In this session you will:

  • Gain a macro view of exponentials - the science behind the speed and pace of change
  • How to start thinking very differently - unlearning and relearning, building your exponential mental muscle
  • Opportunities in disruption and the risks of not adapting to this change

November 28, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Addressing #MeToo as a Leadership Issue

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Grace Killelea

Thought Leader & Author of "The Confidence Effect"

HR leaders have an urgent need to take a closer look at what can be done to create safe workplace environments, which promote career growth for every genderGrace Killelea shows the benefits leadership development and skill building have on moving beyond compliance to creating and sustaining commitment.

In this session you will learn:

  • The critical need for improved coaching and feedback skills for leaders
  • Moving beyond compliance to create alliance and developing a culture of repair, not just retreat
  • Increasing emotional intelligence and self-awareness in all leaders supports goals for inclusive workplace

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Increasing Engagement Through Employee Well-Being

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David Stafford

EVP of Personnel, CHRO

Michelin North America, Inc.

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Barry Cross

Sr Director Total Rewards

Michelin North America

By focusing on employee well-being, Michelin managed to increase its engagement, drive performance and cut costs. Learn how improved health creates a more productive workforce.

In this session you will learn:

  • Successes and challenges behind implementing an employee well-being program
  • The business connection – how focusing on wellness creates better performance
  • How to leverage wellness to cut costs and increase engagement

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Digital Transformation — Driving Work Evolutions

Annette Wellinghoff headshot

Annette Wellinghoff

VP, HCM Transformation

Oracle

The importance of finding opportunities for winning talent has accelerated primarily because of the rapid pace of digital transformation. How are organizations meeting business leaders’ plans to succeed and employees’ demands for connection? Now is the time to embrace the future with AI and learn how businesses and individuals will transform.

In this session you will:

  • Learn today’s foundational enabler of business strategy and critical competitive differentiator
  • Establish the best approach for HR to rethink and embrace a more strategic role
  • Explore the key ways HR sparks success in a transformational journey

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Drop the Playbook – Keep Your Performance Strategy Simple and Human

Mark Stock headshot

Mark Stock

SVP, Human Resources

Interfor

Elizabeth Patrick headshot

Elizabeth Patrick

SVP & CHRO

Veritiv

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Marcy Ricci

Senior Recognition Strategist

Globoforce

The state of the workplace – with a focus on teams and new employee expectations – requires a total reimagining of the way organizations manage employee performance. The emphasis on employee experience and shift away from bureaucracy toward more transparency and trust demands a softer, more human approach to employee performance strategy.

In this discussion we’ll examine:

  • How the shift to team-based work is changing how we motivate and develop people
  • Why positivity is so essential to build a culture of trust and openness to all feedback
  • The power of real-time feedback for managers and peers
  • A multi-pronged approach to changing performance management, including training and communication needs

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Organizational Maturity — Getting Ahead of the Demographic Shift

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Brent Colescott

Sr. Director, Business Strategy & Transformation

SumTotal Systems

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Melody Smalls

Chief HR & Compliance Officer

Weather Channel, Inc.

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Catherine Jefferson

Chief People Officer

The Krystal Company

The demographic shifts and rise in digitalization are requiring HR to evolve and apply new paradigms toward talent engagement, development and acquisition. Organizations must explore rapid development tactics and implement highly effective engagement strategies to compete.

In this session you will discuss how to:

  • Advance your organization’s strategies and in turn, produce superior outcomes
  • Build a healthier culture and a more resilient workforce
  • Compete for talent through leveraging technology


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Creating Customer Satisfaction Through the Onboarding Experience

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Anna Stevens

Chief People Officer

HD Supply Inc.

Deborah Mcfarlane headshot

Deborah Mcfarlane

VP, Human Resources

HD Supply Inc.

In order to increase its customer satisfaction, HD Supply focused on retention through onboarding by creating a program that focuses on leadership involvement, culture integration and aligning with the business objective.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to create an onboarding experience that strengthens alignment to the organizational culture and brand
  • How to accelerate the new hire onboarding process
  • How to increase new hire engagement

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Securing Your Organization Against a New Breed of People Risk

Michael Pilnick headshot

Michael Pilnick

Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources

First Advantage Corporation

Ranjeev Teelock headshot

Ranjeev Teelock

SVP, General Manager, NA Biometrics Solutions

First Advantage Corporation

Workplace harassment and toxic hires are a persistent problem for organizations. Ultimately, these behaviors can lead to reputational harm that damages shareholder value, increases turnover and decreases productivity/morale all while creating a toxic, unpleasant workplace for employees.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to proactively handle people risk management
  • The top three reasons you should monitor your employees: brand protection, safer workplaces and risk prevention
  • Next-generation technologies that will help businesses stay ahead of this breed of risk

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Transferring Your Talent’s Experience and Learning

Dr. Cali Morrison headshot

Dr. Cali Morrison

Associate Dean, Alternative Learning

American Public University System

Monica Anderton headshot

Monica Anderton

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Mondi Group

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Coretha Rushing

Chief Human Resource Officer

Equifax

How do organizations recognize their talent’s knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) gained both through work and other experiences, and translate them into credentials that matter? The goal is to equip talent with the ability to transparently share their KSAs in a way that contributes to organizational growth.

In this session you will discuss:

  • What ways higher education institutions should recognize experiential learning
  • · Best practices for developing new and existing talent
  • · University and organization immersion and collaboration

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Airing Out the Barriers to Change

Julie Roberts headshot

Julie Roberts

Principal Solutions Consultant

Reflektive

Karen Tracy headshot

Karen Tracy

EVP, Talent Management

CRH Americas, Inc.

Elaine Ubakanma headshot

Elaine Ubakanma

VP - Human Resources

H. J. Russell & Company

Many organizations are replacing performance reviews and creating a culture of real-time feedback, empowering employees to take ownership of their own success. In order to make this switch, companies must take an honest look at the cultural norms that are barriers to change, and be willing to invest the time and focus necessary.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Best practices for redefining performance management practices
  • Identify barriers that prevent forward movement and form positive changes for employees
  • Communication strategies to get your workforce onboard with the change


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com


11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 28, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Utilizing Social Engagement to Foster a Sense of Community in a Growing Company

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Ryan Esparza

Chief Information Officer

Jackson Healthcare LLC

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Brad Ferry

Enterprise Growth Manager

Workplace by Facebook

As companies grow, culture changes. The first thing organizations look to accomplish through such growth is to maintain their foundation of the company mission, core values and beliefs, and to create a place where associates can engage in personalized connections. Explore how Jackson Healthcare is solving communications for its enterprise as well as all companies under its corporate umbrella, while creating unforgettable moments for its employee base.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how to sustain a tight-knit culture through intense periods of growth
  • Understand how to better align company leaders in different locations across the country
  • Explore how to keep employees engaged on a daily basis

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Workforce Analytics — Linking the Employee Value Proposition and Business Results

Justin Hall headshot

Justin Hall

SVP Human Capital Strategy & Analytics

SunTrust Banks

SunTrust Bank is focused on lighting the way to financial well-being for its clients, communities and teammates. The bank’s workforce strategy team developed analytics to explore the connections across SunTrust teammates’ engagement, financial well-being, performance, and retention, yielding powerful insights.

In this session you will explore:

  • How talent analytics can make the CHRO a more strategic partner to the business
  • How to turn analytics into insights and action
  • Perspective on how to incorporate a similar analysis within your organization

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Heighten Your Workforce With Emerging Technology

DeRetta Rhodes headshot

DeRetta Rhodes

CHRO

YMCA Of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.

Alesia Jones headshot

Alesia Jones

CHRO

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jennifer Wyant headshot

Jennifer Wyant

Corporate VP, Compensation & Benefits

Republic National Distributing Company

The HR potential in robotics, AI and machine learning is undeniable. Companies can use these technologies to save time, eliminate error and generate revenue. The goal is to achieve big things with little disruption to employees.

In this boardroom you will:

  • Explore the best ways to get started with these emerging technologies
  • Discuss leveraging these technologies to enhance the employee experience
  • Evaluate the benefits of creating less process based, and more strategic roles

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Connection: The Foundation of Workplace Cultures

Jeff Birk headshot

Jeff Birk

Manager of Speaking and Training

O.C. Tanner

John Fairchild headshot

John Fairchild

VP - Human Resources

Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.

Valerie Norton headshot

Valerie Norton

Chief People Officer

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

This year marks a significant shift in people strategy. Leaders are focused on creating workplace cultures that withstand the uncertainty of changing business models, new technologies, increased diversity, and the resulting disconnection. When employees experience connection, your people and company thrive.

In this session you will discuss:

  • Key insights and actions to creating meaningful employee experiences
  • Driving the business forward through improving workplace culture
  • People strategy best practices


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

November 28, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Accepting Turnover and Getting the Most Out of Your Workforce

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Lars Minns

CHRO

Mercedes-Benz USA, NAFTA Region

The average time employees stay with an organization is decreasing. Today’s workforce doesn’t settle in. Mercedes-Benz, NAFTA Region performed a comprehensive analysis on their workforce demographics, tenure, and termination data. The company used the results to adapt to this new disruption and pivoted several processes to fit the new timeline.

In this session Lars Minns shares:

  • Insight on the new workforce status quo
  • How to transition your organization’s processes and programs to accommodate turnover rates
  • How HR can begin to drive revenue

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Cross Collaborating Amongst the C-Suite

Daniel Goldblatt headshot

Daniel Goldblatt

SVP, Human Resources

Acuity Brands, Inc.

Karen Viera headshot

Karen Viera

Chief People Officer

Church's Chicken

CHROs need to initiate collaboration and design cross-functional strategic plans with their C-suite peers. The goal is to focus leadership teams to concentrate on leveraging talent to drive the business forward.

In this session you will discuss:

  • Uncommon alliances you have forged recently or want to forge
  • Successes and challenges with initiating cross collaboration
  • What key talent risks deserve attention from the leadership team

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Enhancing the Employee Experience Through Digitalization

Francoise Caraguel headshot

Francoise Caraguel

Chief Talent Officer & VP HR

CSM Bakery Solutions

Todd Helms headshot

Todd Helms

CHRO

Synovus Financial Corp

Matt Parrish headshot

Matt Parrish

HR Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

With every interaction — from onboarding new personnel to rolling out the latest system updates — HR executives have an opportunity to deliver an exceptional employee experience. By leveraging fresh tools and enabling cutting-edge technologies, organizations can save time, eliminate error and even generate revenue, all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Leveraging advancements in the consumer world to improve the employee experience
  • Ensuring employees have more direct access to information and support
  • Using technology to build truly meaningful impact on employees’ service experiences


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: 

Derek Rowinski at 971-222-2354 or derek.rowinski@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Home Court Advantage: Promoting a High Performance Culture

Nzinga Shaw headshot

Nzinga Shaw

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Atlanta Hawks

Camye Mackey headshot

Camye Mackey

Chief People Officer

Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena

Nzinga Shaw was the first in the 30-team NBA to hold a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer title. She revamped the Atlanta Hawks culture and brand with an innovative diversity strategy and helped turn the organization around. Shaw and CHRO Camye Mackey have united forces to leverage the Hawks employer brand and reputation to attract talent, and create a diverse and high performing culture.

In this session you will learn:

  • How building your employer brand can attract the right talent for your culture
  • Onboarding and recruiting techniques for attracting high performing talent
  • The business benefits in attracting diverse, top talent

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

St. Regis, Atlanta

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Atlanta CHRO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Derek Rowinski

971-222-2354

derek.rowinski@evanta.com