Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

May 23, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

May 23, 2018
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Minneapolis 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

Minneapolis CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Angie Freeman

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Chief Human Resources Officer

Loren Heeringa

Land O'Lakes, Inc.
SVP & CHRO

Stephanie Lundquist

Target
EVP & CHRO

Laurie Marsh

Ecolab
EVP, Human Resources

Carol Surface, Ph.D.

Medtronic plc
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


May 22, 2018

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

Waking Up at Work — How to Make a Good Job Great

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Theresa Glomb

The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in HR

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

It’s natural to focus on getting a good job. But how many employees focus on making a job good? Too often, people sleepwalk through their days with a lack of attention to how to create purposeful and satisfying work. What would happen if they were more intentional and recognized they have the power to improve their workdays?Theresa Glomb’s goal helps people create positive experiences at work through growth, happiness and satisfaction. Ultimately, she is trying to make work great — or at least a little bit better. In this unique blend of research, personal stories and practical disciplines, she shares simple, evidence-based micro-interventions designed to improve anyone’s working life.

May 23, 2018 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:50am  Keynote

Just Because They Make It in Your Size, Doesn’t Mean It Fits

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Caroline Wanga

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Vice President Human Resources

Target

Progress in embracing diversity and championing inclusion is elusive when it is designed as a what-everyone-else-is-doing, one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, it is a journey that curates your organization’s purpose, values, beliefs, culture, brand and business strategy into a what-size-fits-you sustainable approach for equity and parity.

8:50am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Addressing Challenges in the Talent Ecosystem

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Scott Peterson

EVP & CHRO

The Schwan Food Company

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Deb Broberg

Executive Director

RealTime Talent

Companies across the country are struggling to meet the demands of growing into global marketplaces as their talent pipelines dwindle. The metrics in Minnesota are no different — the demand for a skilled workforce is outpacing the supply of qualified candidates. This gap is driving HR leaders to get creative as they compete for talent, but how can they be most effective with their energies? In this session, Scott Peterson, EVP & CHRO at The Schwan Food Company, and Deb Broberg, Executive Director at RealTime Talent, offer solutions, talk about the support systems that exist, and ask leaders to be more active in addressing the risk.

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Workforce Revolution — Smart Tech Meets Human Ingenuity

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Nicholas Whittall

Managing Director, Talent & Organization

Accenture

Understanding the future workforce is more than just an HR responsibility — it’s an opportunity to accelerate the business. In the U.S. alone, nearly 43 percent of workers are expected to be freelancers by 2020. With these shifting business models, new technologies driving automation, demographic shifts and fluctuating consumer preferences, the journey requires reimagining the future workforce. Leading companies embrace these transformations and shape new talent strategies by enabling the latest technologies. Join this session to explore the trends that will impact the future of work and the workforce and the role of HR as a strategic partner to the business.

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Improving HR Analytics and Better Leveraging Your Technology Investments

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Klaus Unger

Director HR Systems

Mayo Clinic

Join Arun Chidambaram, Global Head Talent Analytics at Pfizer,  and Klaus Unger, Dir. HR Tech, Mayo Clinic as they lead a conversation on understanding the maturity of your data journey. Engage with a room of HR data and analytics capability holders and help identify what metrics are most important,  and get clarity on the biggest talent decisions and how data can play a role in making better decisions, faster.




10:10am - 10:40am  Networking Break

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Waking Up at Work — How to Make a Good Job Great

Theresa Glomb headshot

Theresa Glomb

The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in HR

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

It’s natural to focus on getting a good job. But how many employees focus on making a job good? Too often, people sleepwalk through their days with a lack of attention to how to create purposeful and satisfying work. What would happen if they were more intentional and recognized they have the power to improve their workdays?Theresa Glomb’s goal helps people create positive experiences at work through growth, happiness and satisfaction. Ultimately, she is trying to make work great — or at least a little bit better. In this unique blend of research, personal stories and practical disciplines, she shares simple, evidence-based micro-interventions designed to improve anyone’s working life.

10:40am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Living Your Mission — Whole Person, Relationship-Focused Care

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Christine Webster Moore

SVP, CHRO

Allina Health System

Allina Health has long been focused on providing complete care for its patients and the community. As part of that mission, it has been dedicated to building and maintaining strong relationships, and fostering personal vitality in Minneapolis and beyond. As it progressed on its journey, it became clear that a company can’t live its truth with its customers if it isn’t breathing it with its employees. Join this conversation on how culture is anchored in relationships. Learn why your promises to your people are just as important as your promises to your community.

10:40am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Addressing Harassment as a Workplace Hazard

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Paul Knutson

CHRO

Otter Tail Corporation

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Michael Rossman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Hennepin County, Minnesota

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Colleen Dockendorf

SVP, Human Resources

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Harassment is a workplace health and safety hazard. When companies correctly identify it as such, they can make the messaging and training to address the issue an imperative. Prior to the #metoo social movement, companies explained the rights and responsibilities of all employees but — now more than ever — it is important to create an environment that welcomes an open a dialogue. In this session, talk with HR peers to learn what tools and strategies can help establish a healthy, safe and engaged workplace. Come prepared for an interactive conversation on best practices and fresh ideas for keeping your action plan up-to-date.

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: Ben Baca at 971-222-2391 or ben.baca@evanta.com. 

May 23, 2018 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:00pm  Networking Break

12:00pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Culture Is Key — How to Influence CEOs and Drive Performance

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Wei-Li Chong

President, KinderCare

KinderCare Education

Six years ago KinderCare Education, America’s largest childcare provider, was in financial distress, with 14 quarters of consecutive decline. With a new CEO in place, Wei-Li Chong was hired as CHRO and challenged to lead a cultural transformation. Since then, KinderCare has experienced 23 quarters of consecutive growth and 2017 was celebrated as its most profitable year in the company’s nearly 50-year history. Now president of KinderCare, Chong provides insight on how company culture impacts business performance while offering practical ways you can assess your business to unlock its full potential.

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

May 23, 2018 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Rethink Training and Development

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Florie Ellwein

SVP, Talent, Education and Development

U.S. Bank

Training isn’t a dirty word, but it can get a bad rap when not executed well. Onboarding, corporate compliance, and on-going development are just some of a litany of modules that employees are expected to consume – all while remaining 100% productive. There must be a better way. Florie Ellwein explores adult learning theory and ways to train your workforce without over-loading them while getting buy-in from the organization. Hear her perspective on what leaders can do to keep training fresh, and actually engage employees on their terms. The world is moving quickly and training needs to keep up with where and how employees consume information.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Moving Beyond Wellness Programs

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Cara McNulty

North American Leader: Integrated Well-Being

Willis Towers Watson

Employee well-being is inextricably linked to a healthy company culture and productivity. It’s also a crucial driver of business outcomes, underpinning the employee experience and directly impacting your attraction, retention and engagement strategies. Yet there’s often a disconnect between employer and employee views on program effectiveness. Join Cara McNulty to explore well-being components, models, solutions and case studies and how they can help you drive competitive advantage for your company.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

The Future of Performance — Assessment Isn’t Development

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Paula Cooney

VP of HR

H.B. Fuller Company

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Pat Schmitt

VP HR and Organizational Effectiveness

UCare

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John McCormack

Strategic Client Director

Globoforce

Once-a-year performance reviews are out of sync with the pace of business today and annual reviews do little to develop talent or boost employee performance on their own. Forward-thinking organizations are shifting toward more frequent and impactful discussions around short-term priorities. They are empowering managers, peers and teams to provide crowdsourced feedback – often at the employee’s request – with a focus on career development and positive reinforcement. Discuss how a more positive, human approach to performance is critical to attracting and retaining high-performing teams and fostering workplace environments where people can do the best work of their lives.

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: Ben Baca at 971-222-2391 or ben.baca@evanta.com. 

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Committed to Culture — Inspiring Employees to Do More

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Janet Hogan

VP of HR

Hormel Foods Corporation

Cultivating fresh, company-wide perspectives can present a challenge for legacy businesses with over a century of traditions. Embarking on the journey of building authentic beliefs, values, purpose and community is no easy feat, but it starts with just one step. Hormel’s cultural belief journey is far from complete, but it has made vital strides in crafting a natural bridge between the pride of its workers and the values of its customers. That choice has inspired its family of employees to do more — proving good stewardship and good business go hand-in-hand.

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders With Curated Curriculum

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Warren Planitzer

VP, Human Resources

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

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Larry Nordhagen

Leadership Dev. Practice Director, Carlson Executive Education

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

The insistence on innovation. The inevitability of disruptive technology. Global competition at the doorstep. Today’s leaders can’t rely on yesterday’s schooling to stay relevant. It’s imperative that companies have an open dialog between the C-suite and the dean’s office. For comprehensive leadership development programs to deliver practical, applicable content, they have to open a dialog so courses and curriculum can mirror corporate progress. Join Larry Nordhagen and Warren Planitzer as they discuss how their partnership helped address their business needs and the needs of next-generation leaders.

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Transforming the Employee Experience Through Service Delivery

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Patience Ferguson

Chief Human Resources Officer

City of Minneapolis

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Carrie Heimer

VP & CHRO

Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.

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Debbi Francl

HR Transformation Consultant

ServiceNow

Today’s organizations can be frustrating. Employees must navigate a maze of policies and procedures, disconnected technologies and siloed departments. Getting simple things done can be a chore, leaving employees feeling stuck and overwhelmed. This reduces productivity, engagement, retention and ultimately hurts an employer’s brand. How can we make our service more valuable to employees so they can provide valuable service to the organization? What if we put the employee at the center of our HR strategies? Join us as we discuss how to reinvent the employee service experience and make life for employees more like their everyday consumer 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: Ben Baca at 971-222-2391 or ben.baca@evanta.com. 

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Minneapolis Strong — The Talent Behind Super Bowl LII

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Maureen Bausch

CEO

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee

Recruiting and inspiring a crew of 10,000 unpaid volunteers is a tall order, especially when you know the world will be watching. But Maureen Bausch led the herculean effort behind Super Bowl LII with great success, inspiring a city. What made the event so flawless? What were the key hurdles? Bausch managed a short-term staff by harnessing their pride in Minneapolis. Her excitement was so contagious, some even quit their jobs to pursue a project with an expiration date. Join Bausch and learn what it really takes to motivate people when a championship is on the line.

4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Minneapolis CHRO Program Manager


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

Ben Baca

Former Program Director

971-222-2391

ben.baca@evanta.com