Atlanta CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

May 4, 2021 | 8:00am - 2:30pm EDT

May 4, 2021 | 8:00am - 2:30pm EDT

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Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Developing talent while driving the future of work

Bolstering the employee experience

Enhancing the approach to DE&I

Co-Chairs

Craig Haydamack

Milliken & Company
SVP, CHRO

Jed Milstein

Asbury Automotive Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Meg Newman

BrandSafway
EVP and Chief People Officer

Kristin Oliver

Hanesbrands
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Leslie Riggs

Belk
EVP, CHRO

Rebecca Sinclair

American Tire Distributors
Chief People and Communications Officer

Jill Wilson

Carter's
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Development

What to Expect

Connect with your CHRO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Atlanta community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


May 4, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Maintaining Culture Through Operational Transformation

Jill Wilson headshot

Jill Wilson

Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Talent Development

Carter's

Jed Milstein headshot

Jed Milstein

Chief Human Resources Officer

Asbury Automotive Group

More than a year after the initial shock of the pandemic, over 90% of HR leaders have their sights set on restructuring the workforce in favor of hybrid operating models. But with this change, comes a unique set of challenges; including the need to create a sense of belonging, build on engagement and upskill the workforce for evolving demands of the business.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:        

  • Developing leadership while fostering empathy, transparency and team connection         
  • Forecasting future skill needs to set the workforce and the enterprise up for success        
  • Sustainable strategies to ensure equity across a distributed workforce

8:45am - 9:00am  EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Bolstering the Employee Experience

Valerie Norton headshot

Valerie Norton

Chief People Officer

Habitat For Humanity International

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Vicki Cansler

CHRO

Piedmont Healthcare

The employee experience has drastically shifted in the last year. While organizations have adjusted how they operate, the workforce's expectations of their employer have changed. Maintaining an engaged workforce through 2021 and beyond requires a distinct strategy for company culture and consistent execution throughout all levels of leadership.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Lessons learned from 2020 and new strategies for 2021
  • Challenges in fostering engagement and community
  • Strategies to create moments that matter

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Using Data for an Agile Rebound

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Lars Minns

CHRO

Mercedes-Benz USA

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Zaira Goodman

Chief Human Resource Officer

CRVA

Global disruption in 2020 dealt a major blow to the U.S. labor market. Now organizations are hoping to rebound with an agile recovery, evaluating talent analytics internally and externally.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss ways to:        

  • Evaluate skill levels across the organization
  • Analyze the talent trends of industry leaders and competitors
  • Use data and analytics to close the skill gap

9:00am - 10:00am  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Fostering Innovation Through Employee Engagement

Jay Caldwell headshot

Jay Caldwell

VP of HR, Global Product & Technology

ADP

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Barry Boyles

Senior VP, Human Resources

Capstone Logistics

HR has the power to guide enterprise strategy into reality. To do this, it is critical that HR leaders reinvigorate their workforce, help employees feel invested in the C-suite’s vision, and foster an environment that sets the organization on a course of engagement, entrepreneurship and innovation. In this virtual boardroom, discuss how to: 

  • Enable a flexible workforce that weathers challenges and retains top talent 
  • Get buy-in from employees beyond engagement scores and surveys 
  • Create an employee experience enriched by your core values

10:00am - 10:45am  EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Enhancing the Approach to DE&I

Craig Haydamack headshot

Craig Haydamack

SVP, CHRO

Milliken & Company

Stef Murray headshot

Stef Murray

Chief Diversity Officer and VP, HR

Schnitzer Steel

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Ricaye Harris

Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Milliken & Company

Throughout 2020, DE&I programs flourished. But to sustain these efforts, leadership must continue to partner across the C-suite and take a thoughtful approach to addressing important endeavors like supporting social justice causes and increasing diversity in all levels of the organization. As DE&I programs remain a top priority, how should HR leaders ensure they stay relevant and forward-thinking?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Strategies to meet the aspirational goals of a robust DE&I program
  • Methods of communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce
  • The future of DE&I programs and trends in supporting social justice causes

10:45am - 11:00am  EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Harnessing Disruption — Evolving Your Workforce Design

Virginia Means headshot

Virginia Means

Chief People Officer

United Distributors

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Monica Anderton

Chief Human Resources Officer

DS Smith

In today’s ever-evolving business environment, HR leaders must think about workforce strategy in an entirely new context. As the rate of change increases, executing effective workforce planning will require CHROs to reassess workforce needs, locations, mix and overall employee experience.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Diversifying employment models
  • Planning workforce needs based on key skills rather than traditional roles
  • Implementing a plan that addresses future business and talent needs

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Creating a Safe Space for Mental Health to Build a Resilient Workforce

Maroof Ahmed headshot

Maroof Ahmed

MD, COO & Co-Founder

Quit Genius

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Laurie Heavner

Vice President Human Resources

American Tire Distributors

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Lara Hirschowitz

Senior VP HR

Equifax

Comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment solutions have never been more important to the workforce, as many organizations are now enhancing their benefits to meet employees in this moment. But how can the HR function remove the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use, while creating a culture where employees feel empowered to take advantage of the support?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Creating a safe space for mental health and well-being during a time of turmoil
  • Trending health solutions — what works and what does not?
  • Strategies to support well-being holistically and consistently for the long-term

11:00am - 12:00pm  EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Unifying Leadership Through Change

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Julie Barr

VP, Human Resources

Rack Room Shoes

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Gregory Tinnell

SVP, Human Resources

Schaeffler Group Americas

The organizational response to unprecedented disruptions has required a cohesive team effort across the board. In guiding the direction of the organization, CHROs and other members of the C-suite must present a united front to ease the workforce through change. This partnership, when nurtured appropriately, should strengthen in the wake of 2020. 

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • What works and what doesn't when partnering with executive leadership
  • How to gain buy-on for workforce planning initiatives
  • Effective communication tools for expressing complex issues

12:00pm - 12:30pm  EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Barry Boyles headshot

Barry Boyles

Senior VP, Human Resources

Capstone Logistics

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Atlanta community. 

12:30pm - 1:00pm  EDT Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm  EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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Atlanta CHRO Program Manager


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

Laurel Temme

Program Manager

971-222-2372

laurel.temme@evanta.com