Minneapolis CHRO Inner Circle

October 25, 2018 | Minneapolis Club

October 25, 2018
Minneapolis Club

Collaborate with your peers

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

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie Freeman

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

Stephanie Lundquist


Laurie Marsh

EVP, Human Resources

Carol Surface, Ph.D.

Medtronic plc
Chief Human Resources Officer


October 25, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Elevating Leadership for the HR of Tomorrow

Patience Ferguson headshot

Patience Ferguson

Chief Human Resources Officer

City of Minneapolis

Lynn Altmann headshot

Lynn Altmann

VP Human Resources


Leslie Greves headshot

Leslie Greves

Vice President, Human Resources


Loren Heeringa headshot

Loren Heeringa


Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Janet Hogan headshot

Janet Hogan

VP of HR


Sheila Kramer headshot

Sheila Kramer



Julie Maeyaert headshot

Julie Maeyaert

Vice President, HR

Jostens, Inc.

Michael Rossman headshot

Michael Rossman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Hennepin County, Minnesota

Pat Schmitt headshot

Pat Schmitt

VP, HR & Organizational Effectiveness


Mike Sullivan headshot

Mike Sullivan

SVP & Chief People Officer

Post Holdings

Colleen Dockendorf headshot

Colleen Dockendorf

SVP, Human Resources

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Anahita Cameron headshot

Anahita Cameron



Research shows top-performing companies are twice as likely to understand talent issues. This fosters a culture where the CHRO expands talent conversations and adopts emerging technologies to boost the bottom line. The HR leader of tomorrow is someone who builds strategic partnerships across the C-suite while embracing change and disruption. In this dinner conversation, CHROs will explore challenges and exchange best practices for a discipline that is rapidly evolving and gaining investor interest.

Topic 1: Employing Analytics in the War for Talent 

  • How have you leveraged analytics to make better decisions or impact the bottom line (staffing, training, retention, engagement, D&I, etc.)?
  • What questions are you trying to answer next with talent analytics? What is your plan to take this next step in your analytics program?   
  • Have you employed predictive modeling in your analytics program? If so, what was your roadmap to make the transition into more sophisticated analytics?

Topic 2: Partnering With Your C-suite Peers 

  • Which C-suite partnerships have you been most active in building and why (CIO for learning strategies, CMO for HR branding, etc.)?  
  • Which C-suite peers do you want to forge stronger partnerships with and why? What is your approach to initiating collaboration and designing cross-functional strategic plans?
  • What success have you had in refocusing senior leadership or board conversations to concentrate on key talent risks? How do you embed talent into the CXO’s decision-making process?

Topic 3: Navigating and Leveraging Digital Transformation

  • How has your role and HR organization evolved alongside digital transformation initiatives in the business? Have you adopted an agile approach to HR delivery and advancement? 
  • What technologies have you implemented to develop a next-generation system for the business?  
  • How have you aligned employee-engagement strategies with digital transformation in the business?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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