Chicago CHRO Executive Summit

November 30, 2022 | Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

November 30, 2022
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Chicago'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:

Optimizing the new employee experience

Driving meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion outcomes

Designing a dynamic talent strategy

Chicago CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Kane Calamari

Ace Hardware
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Donna Dorsey

Navistar
EVP, Chief People & Culture Officer

Amber Kennelly

William Blair
CHRO

Brian McGarvey

Honeywell
VP of Human Resources

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 Chicago 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


November 29, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking.

November 30, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Meeting the Needs of an Evolving Workforce

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Don Robertson

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Northwestern Mutual

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Raj Patel

Vice President, Workforce Experience & Sr. HR Business Partner

Northwestern Mutual

During the era of the “Great Reshuffling,” it is more important than ever for HR leaders to adapt to changing employee needs and deliver on their company’s employee value proposition. Sustaining high employee engagement is essential to recruiting and retaining top talent in today’s evolving workforce, but it requires taking a more holistic view of the employee experience. To win the war for talent, CHROs must embrace their unique position to serve as an engine for change and look for opportunities to develop employees and align talent with business objectives.

This keynote will explore:

  • How organizations can become a talent engine that attracts and grows talent as an asset
  • Cracking the employee engagement code by blending data-driven insights with nurturing human potential
  • The evolving role of the CHRO and how to step out of the HR domain to deeply understand broader business goals

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Human-Centered and Purpose-Driven Succession Management

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Jessica DeLorenzo

VP Human Resources

Kimball Electronics

Over the past several years, Kimball Electronics has implemented a global, comprehensive people strategy with a focus on balancing internal development and external infusion of talent. While managing leadership succession through critical C-Suite transitions in the past year, Kimball has prioritized care, cognitive science and culture. 

This session will cover: 

  • Lowering risk in succession planning with cognitive science
  • Protecting and enhancing culture throughout the organization
  • Operating with care and respect for people as a core value

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Rethinking Workplace Culture to Win the New Contest for Talent

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Alexander Lovell, PhD

Director, Research and Assessment

O.C. Tanner

The next normal is emerging following years of crisis that has caused the greatest talent upset of our time, exacerbating the challenge for CHROs to create a fulfilling employee experience. Join Alex Lovell, Director of Research and Assessment, as he shares new insights and strategies from the 2023 Global Culture Report to attract, engage, and retain top talent amid ongoing uncertainty and change.

Session insights include:

  • Rebuilding workplace community
  • Fortifying weary leaders
  • Integrating recognition and symbolism into every-day experiences

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Creating Lasting Behavior Change for Effective Leadership

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Laszlo Bock

Executive Chairperson & Co-Founder

Humu

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Denise Domian

Chief Human Resources Officer

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.

HR leaders have spent time, money and energy to develop managers to succeed and adapt to the disruptions over the past few years. Despite this, development programs and trainings fail to make a lasting impact. How can CHROs work to ensure manager effectiveness will actually stick and have an impact on the bottom line?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Why leadership development initiatives succeed or fail
  • How to change behavior and develop managers from good to great
  • Unburdening and developing managers to successfully drive organizational 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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

Reskilling to Keep up With the Pace of Change

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Jonathan Reyes

VP North America and Talent Strategist

Reejig

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Gregory Harper

Vice President - HR, Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs

Northstar Aerospace

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Sara Stolmeier

Vice President, People & Development

McMaster-Carr Supply

Skill shortages, technology advancement, business transformation, and a volatile labor market are all requiring forward-thinking HR leaders to build an agile talent strategy that allows their people to grow and gain new skills as the business needs them.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Identifying and developing future skills within your workforce
  • Optimizing and mobilizing talent across your entire workforce
  • Sourcing talent with a skills-based lens

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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  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.

November 30, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Fostering Managerial Excellence

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Teresa Logue

Head of Manager Excellence

Zurich North America

Organizations can only accomplish as much as their managers can deliver. At Zurich North America, inconsistency in employee experience prompted a dedicated effort to support and develop their managers into excellency.

Join this session to:

  • Appreciate the evolving skillset required for managerial excellence
  • Learn the costs of inconsistent employee experience and how to improve
  • Understand how to establish a cross-functional initiative to lead the work across the business, beyond just HR

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Internal Mobility – Responsive vs. Reactive Leadership in a Dynamic Market

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David Cohen

VP North America, Talent Solutions

LinkedIn

Research shows that employees who make an internal move – whether a promotion or lateral change – are more likely to stay at their organization longer than those who stay in the same role. In a volatile labor market, it is crucial that organizations identify opportunities for skills growth and internal mobility to remain agile in an uncertain economic environment.

Join this interactive session to discuss:

  • Closing business-critical skills gaps
  • Fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill-based internal mobility
  • Building and mobilizing an agile talent bench in an uncertain market

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Using Employee Experience to Build Agile Organizations

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Steven Hunt, Ph.D.

Chief Expert for Work & Technology

SAP SuccessFactors

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Janet Catlett

Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Stepan

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M. Katie Lawler

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

ITW

To build an agile workforce, companies must attract and retain the right talent, engage high levels of performance, and support employee development and adaptability. This comes from actively managing three different aspects of employee experience — purpose, confidence and belonging.

Join Dr. Steven Hunt, author of the new book “Talent Tectonics: Navigating global workforce shifts, building resilient organizations, and reimagining the employee experience” to discuss:

  • Purpose — how much do jobs provide employees with the things they want from work?
  • Confidence — how hard is it for employees to get things done within the organization?
  • Belonging — how much do employees like the people they work with and how they work together?

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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Building a Culture of Mental Wellness

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Lara Gossman

Director, Enterprise Customer Success

Lyra Health

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Rebecca Snow

SVP, People & Organization, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Mars

Amid rising-levels of burnout, external stressors and economic uncertainty — addressing mental health in the workplace is a necessity. Learn how CHROs are working toward an organizational culture where employees feel safe and supported discussing mental wellness, stress and burnout.

Join this session to discuss with fellow CHROs:

  • How to identify and address signs of burnout in your workforce
  • Ways of fostering a culture of psychological safety and destigmatizing mental health
  • Methods to improve employee mental wellness to reduce turnover and drive retention

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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Optimize and Retain Talent with Data-Driven Workforce Strategies

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Andrew Shatté, PhD

Chief Knowledge Officer

meQuilibrium

From “quiet quitting” to spikes in turnover, companies everywhere are struggling to retain talent. This is largely due to emerging gaps between what employees want and what employers provide.  For example, mental wellbeing has risen to the top of the priority list for employees, yet a Gallup survey shows that only 24% of workers are confident that their organization cares about their wellbeing. With decades of experience in researching and consulting with global organizations, renowned behavioral psychologist, Andrew Shatté, Ph.D, will lead this keynote where you’ll learn:

  • The 5 principles of organizational culture proven to build workforce resilience
  • How top employers are connecting wellbeing to stronger business outcomes
  • How a dynamic talent strategy, backed by data, informs smarter business decisions

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Talent 2.0 — Access not Acquisition

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Tony Buffum

Vice President of HR Client Strategy

Upwork

Today’s labor market has changed drastically, making the old ways of thinking about talent acquisition ineffective. Finding the right talent should be fast, easy, repeatable and scalable. As more companies adopt remote work, they will need to leverage flexible, non-traditional approaches to talent, workforce solutions and working arrangements.

Join this session to learn compelling research and insights into:

  • Challenging conventional wisdom about talent acquisition and workplace design
  • Shifting to skills-based talent alignment and outcome-based work design
  • Leveraging a talent access strategy while still empowering core talent

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Agility as a Means of Survival – Strategies for Transformation

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Ross Hill

VP Global Services

Orgvue

Any single geopolitical, economic or social disruption requires businesses to adapt, and more often than not, organizations are now dealing with intersecting challenges on a continuous basis. The pace and frequency of change means CHROs are playing a more integral role than ever in transformation and organizational redesign. 

Join this session to explore:

  • Evolving approaches to business transformation amid external shocks
  • Identifying trends and taking preemptive action to ensure organizational survival
  • Leveraging data and technology to drive reorganization and improve efficiency

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Grow Your Own Talent

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Stephanie Ricks

Director, Employability

Strayer University

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Amber Kennelly

CHRO

William Blair

Competition for quality talent is still fierce, and it is more important than ever for organizations to invest in learning, development and career pathway opportunities to retain the very best people. 

Join this session to discuss:

  • Investing in internal development of employees
  • Leveraging career pathways and learning opportunities to attract and retain talent
  • Implementing innovative learning 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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Insights to Action – Elevating the Talent Function

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Matt Tague

Director, Customer Talent Advisory

Gem

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Julie Kellman

Vice President, Human Resources

Pepper Construction

With siloed and unreliable data, many CHROs know the status quo around hiring data isn’t working. How can HR leaders elevate the people function by leveraging trusted data and reporting to deliver meaningful insights that directly impact business objectives?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Influencing and advising the C-Suite with actionable talent data
  • Leveraging a data-driven approach to actualize diversity hiring at scale
  • Navigating shifting demand with an always-on, data-driven hiring plan

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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

November 30, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:45pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  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.

2:45pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Rethinking Leadership for the Future

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Charmaine Williams

SVP & CHRO

The Obama Foundation

As work has changed, so have the demands and skills required of leadership. In a world where leaders can no longer rely on command-and-control methods and traditional oversight, a new leadership playbook is needed with servant leadership and empathy at the core.

Join this session to explore:

  • Overcoming resistance to change and reasons leaders are hesitant to adopt to new ways of working
  • Identifying and developing modern leadership skills 
  • How HR can serve as a conduit for change to lead into the future of work


2:45pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Talent in the Balance

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Brian Lighty

VP, Employee Benefits Specialist

Bank of America

In today’s heated talent competition, how important is leveraging employee feedback in crafting your talent strategy? Join this session as Bank of America shares its latest independent nationwide annual research report. 

In this session you will learn how to:

  • Define financial wellness from the employee voice
  • Identify unique approaches to recruit and retain critical talent
  • Extend support that contributes to your employees' overall wellbeing

2:45pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

A Recession-Ready Talent Strategy

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Pamela Stroko

Vice President, Thought Leadership & Value Enablement

Beamery

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Joel Pasiuk

SVP Global Human Resources, Industrial Group

Ecolab

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Nitika Rosa

CHRO, Enterprise Digital Solutions

GE Healthcare

Even with a tightening economy, the job market is robust with the lowest unemployment in nearly 50 years in the U.S., Europe and Canada. When the supply of talent keeps shifting, how can HR leaders close talent gaps and set the organization up to thrive during uncertain times?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Deconstructing jobs in favor of organizing around the work 
  • Using skills as a foundation for hiring, career development and workforce planning
  • Understanding what's working in the market and within your own 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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Unlocking Productivity in Your Workforce

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Ryan Weber

Chief Talent Officer

BetterUp

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Kevin Bohan

CHRO & SVP of HR

WernerCo

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Kane Calamari

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ace Hardware

Organizations need productive employees to drive results. How can CHROs ensure employees work as efficiently as they can without jeopardizing well-being or engagement?

Join this session to discuss:

  • The impact on productivity in times of uncertainty and disruption
  • How to help your people deliver their best work
  • The role of HR in boosting productivity and preserving well-being

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: 

Chase Schweitzer at chase.schweitzer@evanta.com


3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Creating and Jumpstarting an Inclusive Culture

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Keith Wyche

Keith Wyche, Speaker and Best-Selling Author of "Diversity is not Enough"

In the wake of major social and political change over the past decade, employers large and small alike have taken steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet despite growing pressure and awareness, progress is slow and most corporate DE&I initiatives are not yet achieving the desired results. With so many steps forward, why is representation still not where it needs to be at senior levels for almost every diverse group?

Join this session to learn more as Keith Wyche:

  • Provides real, actionable steps for those who are serious about DE&I, and looking for solutions to improve the experience of Black and other underrepresented groups, colleagues and leaders within the organization
  • Shares a collection of best practices backed by research and strategies
  • Lays out a roadmap for leaders to create breakthrough change that explores meaningful topics

4:20pm - 4:50pm  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.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-877-303-0104.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $348 USD (plus tax) is November 7, 2022.

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