Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

November 18, 2021 | Hilton Minneapolis

November 18, 2021
Hilton Minneapolis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Minneapolis'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:

Integrating DE&I modernization to create meaningful change

Using strategy to create a workforce and leadership focused on the future

Managing change and employee experience in the 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

Kemper Corporation
CHRO & Chief Administrative Officer

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Kremer

Target
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Marsh

Ecolab
EVP, Human Resources

Carol Surface, Ph.D.

Medtronic
Chief Human Resources Officer

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 Minneapolis 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 17, 2021

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

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Darla Figoli

SVP, Human Resources & Employee Service, Chief Human Resources Officer

Xcel Energy

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

November 18, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Inspiring Diverse Leadership — The Full Court Press

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Cheryl Reeve

General Manager and Head Coach

Minnesota Lynx

Get inspired to push for strong leadership by Head Coach Cheryl Reeve of the Minnesota Lynx who is on the forefront of truly working to create a more inclusive environment in sports. Not only has Reeve been the four-time WNBA Champion with the Lynx and coach for the USA Olympic Team, she has also been named the WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year (2019) and won WNBA Coach of the year three times. In times when organizations are striving for strong leadership from diverse background, Coach leads a diverse team of players and staff pushing for those goals.

In this keynote with Coach Cheryl you will:

  • Be re-inspired to make your workforce more diverse
  • Hear from a real game changer about true leadership
  • Find the strength to keep pushing for your organization’s goals


9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Skills — The Great Equalizer

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Janice Burns

Chief People Officer

Degreed

Positive work environments that value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging have big impacts on employee and organizational outcomes. Groundbreaking research has identified skills in employees that are crucial to building an inclusive work culture.

Join Burns as she discusses key findings from Degreed sponsored research including:

  • Which two skills are most valuable to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • How to embed critical skills into your organization’s strategy
  • Why passive skills are necessary, but not sufficient

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

HR Leadership Driving Health Equity

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Julia Joseph-Di Caprio

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

UCare

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Amelia Hardy

VP, Strategic Community Engagement

Best Buy

COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on diverse communities is another example, in addition to other health inequities, of the persistent impact of structural racism. HR leaders are looking at the role of racism in healthcare, and provides strategies Human Resource leaders can use to advance health and racial equity.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Social drivers of health and health disparities
  • Structural racism as the root cause of health equity and its costs
  • Strategies HR leaders can employ to advance health and racial equity

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

A Holistic Employee Experience for Today and Tomorrow

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Carla Gatzke

VP, Human Resources

Daktronics

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Janet Hogan

SVP, Human Resources

Hormel

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Shane Zutz

VP, Human Resources

Digi-Key

The experience and well-being of employees has always been top of mind for HR leaders, but the aftermath of COVID-19 has left a wake of concern for leadership. Employee safety, along with their mental, emotional and physical health has taken a seat as one of the top priorities moving forward. How can leaders ensure that the workforce is holistically cared for?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Methods for gathering employee sentiment to enact effective policies
  • Instituting programs for holistic health
  • People based strategies for improved productivity and engagement

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 your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Refining Equitable Practices, Starting with Pay Equity

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Katie Bardaro

Vice President of Analytics & Advice

Syndio Solutions

At the heart of diversity, equity and inclusion, the end goal of HR leaders is workplace equity. Society has increased pressure for companies to be accountable to the workforce, the board and to the public in general. Learn how HR leaders can make measurable and meaningful process while tactfully ensuring parity across the workplace in all facets through pay equity, transparency, and metric measurements.

Join this session to:

  • Get a playbook on achieving diversity, equity and inclusion progress
  • Identifying gaps by analyzing pay across gender, race and ethnicity
  • Systematically resolving issues through proactive intervention

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

The Future of Talent Management — Shifting from Traditional to Innovative

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Elcio Barcelos

Senior Executive Vice President, CHRO

US Bank

Business leaders often struggle to balance critical business demands with leading a talent focused agenda that drives to identify, develop, and groom their future leaders. Talent management systems of the past may no longer prove relevant for the future. Elcio Barcelos and his team are leading a talent-centric transformation within his organization to introduce a new talent management ecosystem.

Join this interactive session as Barcelos discusses:

  • Shifting from traditional talent tools and processes to a new action-oriented and agile approach
  • Pivoting from attempting to rate the “potential” of leaders, to assessing actual performance, capability, and runway
  • Strategically planning for leadership succession for now and for the future

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Roadmap to Resilience — Managing Mental Health Support

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Michael Garrett

SVP, Human Resources and Inclusion

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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Tonya Jackman Hampton

Chief People & Culture Officer

Hennepin Healthcare

Employee assistant programs are being used more than ever, but now is the time to take the next step forward in mental health support. Managers are going from handing out a phone number to holding employees’ hands on a path to resiliency. How can HR leaders direct managers on having appropriate and supportive conversations about mental health with employees?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Helping managers identify if a conversation is needed
  • Strategies to help managers navigate conversations about mental health
  • Supporting managers with employees in different work spaces

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 your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

November 18, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  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.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Seeing Beyond the Corner – The Future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership

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George McCrary

EVP, People & Culture

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

As organizations address pandemic challenges, it’s also time to look forward to the future of HR. At the YMCA of the North, George McCrary is helping to transform organizational culture while developing team members and future leaders who value inclusion. Informed by his background in business (leadership positions at the Detroit Zoo and several Fortune 500 retail companies including Target, Walmart and Kmart), McCrary is implementing strategies to hold his organization accountable to its mission and core values while inspiring organizational and community diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Join McCrary for this keynote to:

  • Be inspired to keep pushing for authentic diversity, equity and inclusion goals
  • Identify leadership development techniques and strategies that will yield results during the pandemic and after
  • Learn how McCrary’s team brings the Y’s core values – caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility – to life in their daily work in the community


1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

November 18, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Transformation With Purpose — Data-Led Reorganization and the “What-If” Mindset

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Rupert Morrison

CEO

Orgvue

Today’s organizations have had to adapt to a wide range of market challenges. The transformations CHROs tend to talk about most are the big, strategic initiatives. These include everything from mergers and acquisitions to new, often digital, business models. But more often than not, businesses need to transform on many levels, continuously, and especially with an operational focus on driving ever greater efficiencies. While transformation comes in ever-increasing waves of stop/start lurches from one ‘new normal’ to the next, this interactive session with orgvue’s CEO, Rupert Morrison will answer questions including:

  • What is HR’s role in transformation and organizational design – how can they have a bigger role in the business?
  • How can HR leaders evolve their approach to transformation & organizational design?
  • What does data and technology bring to the table in delivering more effective change?

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Great Attrition to Great Attraction — A Benchmarking Session

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Aaron Sojourner

Labor Economist and Associate Professor

University of Minnesota

A movement continues after four million Americans set a record in April by quitting. Aaron Sojourner with Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, who served as senior economist for labor at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and was featured in The New York Times, will help HR leaders understand how the latest trends impact recruitment and retention strategies.

Join this interactive session with Sojourner to benchmark:

  • Turnover trends across a spectrum of industries
  • HR leader perceptions on employee turnover
  • HR strategies to increase attraction and reduce attrition

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Leading Leaders — Understanding, Advancing and Influencing

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Margot McManus

SVP, Chief people Officer

Bellisio Foods, Inc.

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Erin Feigal

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Prime Therapeutics

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Nathan Weaver

VP, Human Resources & Communications

H.B. Fuller Company

You’ve played a critical role in supporting employees , leaders and the business during a very challenging time period. In what ways will you partner with leaders, and leverage your influence, to further enhance company culture and performance – now, and into the future?

  • Listening for continued understanding
  • Collaborating on priorities with the greatest impact
  • Securing the support and advocacy of leadership

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 your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Breakout Session

Using Valuable Data to the Full Potential

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Manish Motiramani

Director, Analytics & Insights, Global Operation

Medtronic

Major developments in the U.S. labor market have organizations gathering whatever data they can to retain and bring in talent. The pandemic, push for diversity and employee demands have changed the analytics game. CHROs are tasked with digging through piles of data to figure out how to best use it and what to prioritize, but how do you do that?

Join this interactive session to:

  • Get the tools needed to navigate the sea of data
  • Explain what to focus on without getting overwhelmed
  • Feel confident in analyzing data to reach your organization’s goals

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

The Diversity Double Down — Analysis and Culture

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Jody O'Neil

Vice President Human Resources

The Bernard Group

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Mary Kaul-Hottinger

Chief Human Resources Officer

CHS

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Beth Whited

EVP and Chief Human Resource Officer

Union Pacific Railroad

The push for social responsibility, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging has propelled leaders into the next phase of HR. Now it’s time to double-down on that impressive progress by ensuring company culture aligns with those goals of welcoming and engaging employees, but also using careful analyses of the market, equitable compensation and more.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Strategies to enable a cohesive and empowered workforce
  • Forward thinking methods to increase diversity in the workplace
  • Creating a culture blueprint for tracking metrics

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 your event Program Manager.

3:05pm - 3:50pm  Executive Boardroom

Employee Experience Equilibrium — Balancing New Demands

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Liz Bank

US Regional Head of HR

Thomson Reuters

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Lynnette Heath

EVP & CHRO

nVent

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Jared Nypen

VP, Talent

Great Clips

The labor shortage has organizations searching for creative ways to elevate the employee experience to attract new talent and keep retainment high. But between budget constraints, bids for new and improved benefits, and vaccine mandates, how and when do you compromise? Strategize the future of your workforce by finding the delicate balance.

Join this session to discuss:

  • New demands from employees and how to balance that with your organization’s goals
  • How and when to compromise programs while facing demands from all directions
  • The strategy of using employee experience to plan the future of your workforce

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 your event Program Manager.

3:50pm - 4:05pm  Break

4:05pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners — Maximizing Employee Engagement

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Dr. Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

CHROs are looking for ways to invigorate culture, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee engagement. WSJ and USA Today best-selling author, Dr. Daren Martin provides a blueprint for business leaders to architect a thriving culture and attract and retain top talent.

Join this opening keynote presentation to:

  • Improve engagement to keep high level of talent
  • Learn the ABCs of architecting your very own Company of Owners
  • Find inspiration to rally employees about your organization

4:40pm - 5:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • 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.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Minneapolis

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Minneapolis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-933-5363.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $149 USD (plus tax) is November 1, 2021.

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

Allie Jacobius

Program Manager

336-416-6852

allie.jacobius@evanta.com