Detroit CHRO Executive Summit

November 14, 2019, The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

November 14, 2019
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

Detroit CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Diane Antishin

DTE
Vice President, HR Operations and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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Terry Merritt

Walbridge
SVP, Human Resources

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Debra Williams

Wayne State University
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


November 13, 2019

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

Challenges — The Catalyst of Creativity and Success

In this age of constant transformation and emerging technology, every organization faces unfamiliar challenges. The most dynamic, change-enabled executives know that to be successful you have to approach challenges creatively and adapt quickly. Come to this evening of interactive discussion prepared to share, find solace and explore the roadblocks and challenges for your top priorities in this new age.

In this discussion, you’ll:

  • Build connections with your peers
  • Compare strategies for leading a more resilient organization
  • Share best practices for turning today’s roadblocks into tomorrow’s successes

November 14, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Winning Your Future Workforce

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Cara Capretta

Vice President, HCM Business Transformation Practice

Oracle

Technology is changing the way we work, the type of people we need to hire and the way we capture their interest in joining and staying with our organizations. Cara Capretta explores roles of the future and how to assemble and build a workforce with the right skill sets.

Join Capretta as she unpacks how to:

  • Reinvent internal mobility through capability mapping, quick service learning and gig assignments
  • Embrace new jobs that emerge from AI and digital assistants in the workforce
  • Make work more collaborative and focused on human experiences

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Increasing Diversity and Serving the Community

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Ane McNeil

Regional CHRO

Mercy Health & Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

With evidence-based hiring processes and workforce programs to support underserved demographics, Ane McNeil increased Trinity Health’s diversity hires by 21% in just one year. 

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Hiring practices that reduce bias and find the best candidates
  • Approaches that tap new, productive talent pipelines
  • Wrap-around services that support your workforce and community

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Talent Activation — Turning Human Talent Into Business Performance

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Kelly Johnson

Sr. Director Talent Activation and Insights

The Marcus Buckingham Company

Today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, paired with the low unemployment rate, has made attracting, retaining and developing talent a top priority for HR.

In this session, discover how to:

  • Change siloed programs to unified solutions
  • Achieve and apply real-time, reliable data
  • Move from theoretical models to real-world behaviors

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value with a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Diane Antishin

Vice President, HR Operations and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

DTE

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Stacy Spondike

VP, Human Resources

Motus Integrated Technologies

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Matt Parrish

Director, Digital Talent Experiences

ServiceNow

With every initiative, HR executives have an opportunity to advance the business through delivering an exceptional employee experience. Powered by intelligent cross-functional digital workflows that mirror the modern consumer-style experience, organizations can unlock more productivity, and increase retention through a human-centered experience — all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Aligning overall people strategy to business outcomes
  • Using consumer-grade technology to build truly meaningful employee experiences
  • Keeping people at the center of all delivery decisions and enabling a self-service culture


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Analytics Benchmarking — An Interactive Experience

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Jenifer Zbiegien

VP of HR & Marketing

Aludyne

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Matthew Hladki

SVP HR, Less Than Truckload

XPO Logistics

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Ben Jackson

Senior Executive Director, Human Resources

Detroit Public Schools

Data drives today’s business decisions, and HR leaders have more metrics at their disposal than ever. But what are your peers actually doing with their talent data?

Join this interactive session to learn:

  • Where you stand compared to your peers
  • What challenges others are facing
  • How others have moved down the maturity curve

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

What Michigan's Workforce Trends Mean for You

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Marcia Black-Watson

Industry Engagement Division Administrator, Workforce Development

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

In today’s tight labor market, CHROs are working hard to attract and retain the right talent. But what's being done across organizations to make sure the region has the best talent pool to begin with?

Join this session to learn about:

  • The state of play in the regional workforce
  • Labor trends and their impact on your talent strategy
  • Leading efforts to ensure Michigan stays competitive

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Grow Your Own Talent

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Mike Malloy

Chief People Officer

Quicken Loans

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Nikki Kallek

Chief Human Resources Officer

Crain

With a tenured workforce approaching retirement and new talent increasingly scarce, you need a leadership development strategy that ensures today’s front-line employees are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders.

In this boardroom you will:

  • Explore how to align your learning programs with your business needs
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your next-level talent
  • Learn how home-grown skills can contribute to top-line growth


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 14, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

Why the “Soft” Side of Leadership is Actually the Hard Side

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Gerry Anderson

Executive Chairman

DTE

When Gerry Anderson first became the president and CEO of DTE Energy, he believed that managing metrics, assets and strategy was the key to business success. But when the Great Recession hit in 2008, it was clear that approach wasn’t enough. The ensuing challenges — and remarkable successes — made Anderson rethink his basic assumptions about management, leadership, and the value of purpose.

In this keynote, you’ll hear:

  • How DTE changed its approach and unleashed its employees’ energy
  • What authenticity of purpose means for your workforce
  • Why the “soft” side of leadership is really the hard part

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Strategic Talent Transformation

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Kristin Trecker

SVP & CHRO

Visteon

Visteon has transformed itself from a traditional automotive tier-1 supplier to an automotive technology company. This new strategy requires a corresponding shift in its culture, how it leverages its talent and the role of HR.

In this session, you will learn how Visteon is:

  • Changing its culture
  • Thinking about its workforce
  • Redefining HR’s role

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Antiquated or Timeless? Revisiting the Annual Review

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Valerie Blanchett

VP, Human Resources

The Andersons

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Jennifer Piscopink

SVP, Human Resources

Carhartt

Trends in performance management have gyrated between structured annual reviews and frequent, informal check-ins. But what’s the reality for most organizations?

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • The merits and challenges of informal feedback
  • The value and hurdles of annual performance ratings
  • The evolving future of performance assessment


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Inclusion Matters to Your Business and Your People – Now What?

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Lynne Feldpausch

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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Aaron Gillingham

SVP & CHRO

Beaumont

The case has been made for inclusive workplaces and their role in building an impactful employee experience. But how are organizations making concrete progress? And how can CHROs lead the charge? 

 In this boardroom, you’ll discuss: 

  • The role of the CHRO in promoting inclusion
  • Challenges and opportunities to creating a more inclusive workplace
  • Concrete steps your peers have taken on inclusion


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com

November 14, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Human-Centered Design for HR

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Gale Halsey

Vice President of Human Resources

Ford Motor Credit Company

Human-centered design is at the heart of every company's business strategy and a key capability for the future. But how do we apply it to the HR function? 

In this session, you’ll:

  • Learn what human-centered design means for HR
  • Hear use cases for building this competency in your function
  • Practice with a key tool that you can bring back to your team

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Creative Talent Sourcing

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Sara Hiipakka

SVP, Corp. Human Resources

Comerica

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Terry Merritt

SVP, Human Resources

Walbridge

Good talent is hard to find, but you have positions you need to fill right now. From cyclical staff to hard-to-source niche roles, what’s a CHRO to do when talent is in short supply?

Join this boardroom to:

  • Brainstorm out-of-the-box talent sourcing strategies
  • Share tips for tapping unconventional talent pipelines
  • Learn how your peers are tackling tight labor markets


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

C-Suite Collaboration – The Role of the CHRO

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Heather Krentler

VP, HR and Corporate Support Services

Continental

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Kurt Meyer

Sr Director Human Resources

Heartland RV

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.

Join this session to 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Jake Roth at jake.roth@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:50pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture — a nod, a point of the finger — unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

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Detroit CHRO Program Managers


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

Jake Roth

971-978-5015

jake.roth@gartner.com

Alec Christensen

971-717-6693

alec.christensen@evanta.com