Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

May 23, 2019, Minneapolis Marriott City Center

May 23, 2019
Minneapolis Marriott City Center

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

Ismat Aziz headshot

Ismat Aziz

U.S. Bank
CHRO

Patience Ferguson headshot

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Angie Freeman

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

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Melissa Kremer

Target
CHRO

Laurie Marsh headshot

Laurie Marsh

Ecolab
EVP, Human Resources

Carol Surface, Ph.D. headshot

Carol Surface, Ph.D.

Medtronic
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


May 22, 2019

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

The New Reality — Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

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Karl Schoemer

Author, "Change Is Your Competitive Advantage"

Like a school of fish, adaptive organizations must move rapidly and in unison toward new opportunities. From navigating the uncertainty of today’s tight talent markets to responding to evolving employee expectations, leaders and employees alike must embrace the power of change in order to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

In this keynote, you will learn:

  • Insights on how leadership behaviors facilitate change
  • Strategies to help change contribute to culture
  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive individuals

May 23, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

A Data-Driven Future Talent Strategy

Ismat Aziz headshot

Ismat Aziz

CHRO

U.S. Bank

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Srini Nallasivan

Chief Analytics Officer

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank is executing on a strategy that emphasizes innovation — and the need to think and act differently to build on its successes while transforming itself to compete effectively in the future. CHRO Ismat Aziz and Chief Analytics Officer Srini Nallasivan are driving this effort by drawing on data-driven insights to form a talent strategy that will allow the organization to thrive in an era of constant change. 

This keynote will cover:

  • Enabling enterprise strategy through a future-oriented talent plan
  • Using analytics to drive talent strategy and business results 
  • Adapting to emerging workforce and demographic trends

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

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, an ADP 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  Breakout Session

All Together — Andersen’s Commitment to Inclusion

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David Edgerton Jr.

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Andersen Corporation

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Karen Richard

SVP & CHRO

Andersen Corporation

As a 115-year-old manufacturing company, Andersen is reaffirming what its “all together” philosophy means for employees and customers in the 21st Century.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why Andersen is committed to diversity and inclusion
  • What inclusion means for a changing customer demographic
  • How a focus on diversity creates new talent pipelines

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value With a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Janet Hogan

Sr. VP of HR

Hormel

Krischelle Tennessen headshot

Krischelle Tennessen

CHRO

The Marvin Family of Brands

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Debbi Francl

HR Transformation Consultant

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 PJ Marcello at PJ.Marcello@Evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Communicating Through Transitions

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Dee Powers

Vice President Human Resources

Sun Country Airlines

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Jessica Wheeler

Senior Director Communications

Sun Country Airlines

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Michelle Lin

Enterprise Growth Lead

Workplace by Facebook

In today's market, change is the only constant. In the midst of a major revamp, Sun Country Airlines is taking the lead on workplace communications to keep its employees excited and engaged.

In this fireside chat, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for keeping employees informed and engaged during times of change
  • Communication techniques for a mobile workforce
  • Lessons on improving transparency and dialogue between all levels of business

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Ascena’s HR Operating Model Overhaul

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Sue Ross

EVP, Human Resources

Ascena Retail Group, Inc.

After years of growth through acquisition, Sue Ross helped lead a complete overhaul of Ascena Retail Group’s HR operating model that freed her team to focus on strategic initiatives.

In this session, Sue will discuss:

  • Building an HR model that fits your business
  • Identifying and replicating best practices
  • Leading change across a dynamic organization

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

The CHRO’s Role in Acquisitions

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Paula Cooney

VP of HR

H.B. Fuller Company

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Jacqueline Williams-Roll

Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

General Mills

Per Hong headshot

Per Hong

Partner

A.T. Kearney

The region has seen a flurry of M&A activity over the past few years, and CHROs have been on the front lines of the vetting, bidding and integration process.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The challenges of harmonizing cultures and processes
  • Talent and succession strategies across your acquisitions
  • Opportunities to lead change management across the 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact PJ Marcello at PJ.Marcello@Evanta.com

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Creative Talent Sourcing

Loren Heeringa headshot

Loren Heeringa

SVP & CHRO

Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Julie Maeyaert headshot

Julie Maeyaert

Vice President, HR

Jostens

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 finding top-quality seasonal workers
  • 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 PJ Marcello at PJ.Marcello@Evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

May 23, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:50pm  Keynote

Measuring Up — An Interactive Benchmarking Discussion

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Patience Ferguson

Chief Human Resources Officer

City of Minneapolis

One of the best ways to push yourself is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent.

In this interactive session, you will:

  • Benchmark your processes around the community’s most pressing priorities
  • Compare your priorities with a cross-section of your peers
  • Share actionable insights from the morning’s sessions

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

How Coborn’s Hired Right and Reduced Turnover

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Becky Estby

SVP of Human Resources and Organizational Development

Coborn's, Incorporated

Becky Estby saw an opportunity to reduce turnover in order to thrive in a challenging business environment and a tight labor market.

In this session, you’ll learn how Coborn’s:

  • Worked with managers to engage front-line employees
  • Focused on the candidate experience and became an employer of choice
  • Reduced turnover and saved over $500,000 annually

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

What Workforce Trends Mean for Your Talent Strategy

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Peter Frosch

President and CEO

GREATER MSP

In today’s tight labor market, CHROs are working hard to attract and retain the right talent. But what can we do 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 the region stays competitive

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Hiring for Fit — Sorting Out Skills, Culture and Competencies

Kelly Baker headshot

Kelly Baker

EVP & CHRO

Pentair

Liz Bank headshot

Liz Bank

US Regional Head of HR

Thomson Reuters

James Burnette headshot

James Burnette

Vice President of Sales

pymetrics

With talent scarce, turnover is costlier than ever. But what does “hiring for fit” really mean?

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • How your peers value different skillsets and diversity in their candidate pool
  • What skills you can train for, and what traits employees need to have
  • How to think creatively about hiring the best candidates


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 PJ Marcello at PJ.Marcello@evanta.com.

May 23, 2019 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

We Just Clicked — The Integration of Lifetouch and Shutterfly Cultures

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Mindy Fox

Director of Talent Management

Shutterfly, Inc.

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Agnes Semington

VP HR

Lifetouch

In this session, Agnes Semington details how the marriage of two seemingly different companies — one an 80-year-old established Midwestern company, one a Silicon Valley technology company — was made possible by the common values the two companies shared.

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Innovative People Approaches for a Dynamic Future

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Cathy Fraser

CHRO

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic has pioneered more than medical breakthroughs: Its innovative people-management strategies include agile staffing, hybrid assignments, and rotational roles to staff critical work and develop talent pools.  

In this session you will learn:

  • Three non-traditional approaches to develop talent
  • Flexible strategies for filling unique roles
  • Ideas for implementing agile staffing across your organization

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Analytics — Turning Insight Into Strategy

Colleen Dockendorf headshot

Colleen Dockendorf

SVP, Human Resources

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Mary Kaul-Hottinger headshot

Mary Kaul-Hottinger

CHRO

CHS

Data drives today’s business decisions, and HR leaders have more metrics at their disposal than ever. But when it comes to talent analytics, how do you move from adoption to implementation?

In this boardroom you will:

  • Discuss the most important metrics to assess performance
  • Explore the business case for more analytics capabilities within HR
  • Learn how to turn data into decisions that drive the business forward


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 PJ Marcello at PJ.Marcello@Evanta.com. 

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Building the Brand — A CHRO-CMO Partnership

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Laurie Marsh

EVP, Human Resources

Ecolab

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Elizabeth Simermeyer

EVP, Global Marketing & Communications and Life Sciences

Ecolab

Ecolab’s leadership knew the company couldn’t meet its growth targets without taking bold steps on talent strategy. To meet the challenge, Laurie Marsh and Beth Simermeyer forged an extraordinary partnership between their HR and marketing teams to develop an award-winning employee brand promise.

In this keynote, you will learn:

  • Why you need to think creatively to meet your talent needs
  • How a marketing lens can revolutionize your recruitment efforts
  • What your employer brand means for your talent and social media marketing strategy

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

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Minneapolis Marriott City Center

Your Community Partners


National Sponsors
Global Thought Leader

Minneapolis CHRO Program Manager


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

PJ Marcello

(971) 978-5031

pj.marcello@evanta.com