Atlanta CHRO Executive Summit

May 12, 2022 | The Westin Atlanta Perimeter

May 12, 2022
The Westin Atlanta Perimeter

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Atlanta's top CHROs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Competitive Landscape

Driving Structural Change Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Optimizing Employee Experience in a Hybrid Work Environment

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

Craig Haydamack

Milliken & Company
SVP, CHRO

Jed Milstein

Asbury Automotive Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Meg Newman

BrandSafway
EVP and Chief People Officer

Jill Wilson

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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

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

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Atlanta CHRO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


May 11, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking, live music and an opportunity to give back! We are partnering with Together We Rise to assemble and personalize STEM kits to help create the next generation of innovators and inspire foster youth about the world of STEM.

May 12, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Competing for Talent Against Incoming Tech Giants

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Minh Hua

Chief Talent Officer

Stanley Black & Decker

Tech companies are growing their presence in rising star cities outside of San Francisco and Seattle. With increased competition in the talent market, how can you position your organization to compete? Is there a way to make the migration a win-win?

Join Chief Talent Officer Minh Hua for an insider's perspective on:

  • How a growing tech sector will impact the local market
  • Pay practices, recruiting techniques
  • Creating an action plan to prepare and retain during the tech boom


9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Diversifying the Leadership Bench Through Strategy

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Sherika Ekpo

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Anaplan

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John Ferguson

SVP, CHRO

NASCAR

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Camye Mackey

Chief People Officer

Atlanta Hawks

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Kisha Smith

Chief People Officer

Carolina Panthers

As the playbook for HR in professional sports continues to be written, organizations must link leadership diversity to business strategy and other top priorities. It’s time for historically non-diverse front offices to evolve and reflect the rich culture within their communities. Hear from top officials of regional professional sports organizations who implemented dramatic change within their teams’ culture.

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Build a diverse roster of leadership pipelines outside of the organization
  • Use data and consistent metrics to track efforts
  • Score DEI transformation at historically non-diverse corporations

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Here to Stay – Critical Retention Remedies

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Andrea Shiah

Head of Talent Strategy and Transformation

eightfold.ai

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Tracy Zucco

Staff VP HRBP

Anthem

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Michelle Hairston

Senior Vice President of Human Resources/CHRO

PulteGroup

In order to hold on to valued employees and attract the next generation of workers, companies must make internal career mobility easier, so employees don’t have to look externally to have the career they desire.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Leveraging workforce data to create an ecosystem that supports job transparency and career mobility

  • Cultivating a culture where leaders support the mobility of their best talent

  • Ensuring inclusivity and diversity at critical points of the talent process


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: Alisa Hauser at alisa.hauser@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Personalizing the Employee Experience

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Dawn Korte

Senior/Expert Global HR Business Partner

SAP SuccessFactors

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Yvette Bryant

Senior Vice President Human Resources

BCD Travel

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Virginia Means

Chief People Officer

United Distributors

Employers can stay ahead of ever-changing employee expectations and work environments by developing a personalized approach to work. This includes a look at organizational and leadership behaviors, a personalized value proposition, and a new approach to the entire employee experience.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Ways to create a personalized work and employee experience
  • How to think differently about attraction and retention of top talent
  • The role technology can play to improve the employee experience

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: Alisa Hauser by emailing alisa.hauser@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Cultivating a Culture of Belonging From the Top Down

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Stephen Childs

CHRO & VP, HR

Panasonic

The balancing of employee expectations amid ongoing labor shortages are a growing concern in every industry. Despite the challenges, the most successful businesses have established a culture of belonging that causes a ripple effect on retention. If internal culture isn't initiated by the CHRO, how can change truly be implemented?

Join this breakout session to learn how to:

  • Establish a sense of "we" starting from the top
  • Align your performance management system around the new culture
  • Communicate goals and challenges transparently

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Aligning Succession Planning to Future Business Strategy

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Peter Howarth

Joint Managing Director

Armstrong Craven

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Felicia Robinson

Chief People and Inclusion Officer

Bright Horizons

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Monica Anderton

Chief Human Resources Officer

DS Smith

Having a diverse leadership talent pool and a robust succession plan is now more critical than ever as the events of the past 18 months have challenged leadership styles across many organizations. Company-wide change is much needed even on the Board level, where HR leaders identify the need for new skills, aiming to adapt to the demands of the digital era.

Join this discussion as CHROs address:

  • How a diverse workforce can help enterprises boost business performance and reduce succession risks
  • Streamlining your leadership risk strategy to ensure effective internal decision-making
  • How much are organizations' pledges for diversity in leadership backed by internal 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:  Alisa Hauser by emailing alisa.hauser@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Changing Up Your Compensation Strategy

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Erika Bogar King

Global Chief HR Officer, Chief Talent Leader

N3

CHROs grapple with an ocean of data tied to retention rates. Now the pressure is on to improve in-house retention and attract people from a shallow pool of talent. Top HR leaders must identify unique health and wellness programs, benefits, and other incentives to improve employee satisfaction.

Join this boardroom discussion to learn about:

  • New trends in strategic benefits meeting employees' unique needs in the future workplace
  • Leveraging key metrics to shape critical decision-making around employee benefits
  • Outlets to revitalize outdated employee benefits programs


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: Alisa.Hauser@evanta.com

11:30am - 11:40am  Break

May 12, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Essential Benefits for the Future of Work

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Dan Figurski

President, KinderCare At Work and Champions

KinderCare

The pandemic forever shaped the way we work, whether it's hybrid, remote or in-person. Nowhere is the shift more evident than among working parents. How do employers evolve their benefits approach to support working parents? What are forward-thinking companies doing to attract and retain working parents?

Join Dan Figurski, President KinderCare At Work and Champions, for a perspective on:

  • How the pandemic shifted working parents’ expectations and what employers can do to meet them
  • Why childcare benefits are among the most impactful to offer
  • How employers are taking advantage of this opportunity today

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Practice Your Approach to the Board

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Vicki Cansler

CHRO

Piedmont Healthcare

CHROs are tasked to communicate business value and synthesize mission-critical information in a way that makes sense. Vicki Cansler, Chief Human Resources Officer of Piedmont Healthcare, leads this interactive session where you will identify the holes in your board approach and improve it before communicating the message.

In this collaborative session, you will work in a group to:

  • Create and deliver a message for your board
  • Receive real-time feedback on your pitch
  • Learn best practices and strategies for communicating with your board


1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Navigating the Modern Labor Market

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Ellen Gregory

Principle Analyst

ADP

In one of the most challenging talent marketplaces in modern history, CHROs are jumping extreme hurdles. How can one overcome current labor market challenges, including talent shortages, wage inflation and record high voluntary turnover? Join to discuss how talent acquisition processes and employer value propositions are evolving to win the war for talent.

This session will explore:

  • How the labor market has shifted and the new challenges HR leaders face today
  • Strategic ways to broaden your talent pools and win the right talent for your business
  • Expectations affecting the future of talent acquisition and employee retention


1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Grow Engagement, Prevent Fatigue Among Frontline Employees

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Stephanie Murray

Chief Diversity Officer and VP, HR

Schnitzer Steel

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Barry Boyles

Senior VP, Human Resources

Capstone Logistics

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Mari Sifo

CHRO

SWM

An extremely competitive recruiting landscape means retaining frontline employees is more important than ever before. Turnover is costly and affects the overall performance and profitability of an organization. How can you make sure to provide frontline employees with the respect, opportunity, and stability they demand in the new age of work?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Identifying and addressing frontline employees' top concerns
  • Increasing engagement to promote feelings of purpose
  • Preventing attrition by boosting the attractiveness of your organization

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:  alisa.hauser@evanta.com


May 12, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Is Your Workforce Future-Proofed?

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Dave Burrows

Director of Workforce Planning

Faethm

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Shari Lotz

CHRO

TK Elevator

A competitive labor market and increased demand for critical skills requires HR leaders to think differently about how to best prepare their workforce to meet business demand. Future-ready organizations need to understand the impacts of emerging technology and consider new ways of developing talent within their organization which will directly influence the culture of their entire workforce.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Unforeseen impacts of technology implementation on your workforce
  • Pre-empting and navigating skills shortages to improve business outcomes
  • Creating a company culture that empowers and guides workers though the change and disruption

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: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The Role of HR in Times of Crisis and Change

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DeRetta Rhodes

EVP/Chief People Capital Leader

Atlanta Braves

Instead of taking a seat at the table, CHROs are the table. Over the past few years, the world endured crisis after crisis. The impact on people means responsibility for navigating a pandemic, social justice and political turmoil lands in human resources’ lap. How can you navigate the current challenges, while also setting up the function to stay adaptable for future disruptions?

Join this breakout session to for discussion on:

  • The impacts of disruption on talent, HR strategy and the business at large
  • How to navigate immediate crises, including keeping employees safe and making public statements
  • Ways HR can set the organization up for resilience to navigate global shocks


2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Physically Separated but Digitally Connected

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Lauren Kelly

CMO

ThoughtExchange

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Adam Holton

Chief Human Resources Officer

Numotion

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Terri Lewis

CHRO

One Call

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Ross Ott

CHRO

SCP Health

Gartner reports 87% of workers aren’t fully satisfied with their employee experience—and it's influencing the talent drain also known as “The Great Resignation.” How your employees engage with their workplace, their work, and your business goals is vital to your organization’s success—and most organizations just aren’t hitting the mark.

Join this boardroom session to discuss:

  • Creating direct channels of communication with your workers and measuring engagement
  • Simplifying the lives of your workers using technology
  • Examples of strategies to understand workforce needs, tap into employee voices and create buy-in

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:  alisa.hauser@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:25pm  Keynote

Exhaustion to Enthusiasm – Leading Through Rapid Change

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Cassandra Worthy

CEO & Founder, Change Enthusiasm

Guest Speaker

90% of change adoption stems from employee motivation and willingness to embrace the change. 15 years in corporate mergers and acquisitions made Cassandra Worthy one of the world's leading experts on sparking Change Enthusiasm® in an organization, delivering insights to transform your organizational culture from surviving change to growing through change.

Join this interactive keynote to gain:

  • A new perspective on the skills required to effectively lead through change
  • Practical framework to quantify your strengths and areas of growth when addressing, working and leading through change
  • An instantly applicable action plan to improve critical leadership behaviors and effectively lead change movements

4:25pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to confirm adherence to our program participation requirements prior to arrival. Additional information and FAQs can be found here: Health and Safety Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Westin Atlanta Perimeter at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-236-2427. Please mention Atlanta Executive Summit to ensure the appropriate room rate.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $149 USD (plus tax) is April 25, 2022.

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Atlanta CHRO Program Manager


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

Alisa Hauser

Program Manager

971-230-3538

alisa.hauser@evanta.com