Minneapolis CHRO Executive Summit

May 25, 2022 | Hyatt Regency

May 25, 2022
Hyatt Regency

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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:

Attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market

Implementing structural change to drive real diversity, equity and inclusion progress

Defining culture in a dispersed working world

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

Elcio Barcelos

US Bank
Senior Executive Vice President, CHRO

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Kremer

Target
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Marsh

Ecolab
EVP, Human Resources

Julie Sexton

Land O'Lakes
SVP & CHRO

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


May 24, 2022

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

Governing Body Private Dinner

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking and an opportunity to give back! We are partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities to assemble and personalize STEM and hygiene kits to help local youth reach their full potential and inspire the next generation of innovators.

May 25, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Tackling Turnover — HR’s Opportunity to Drive Business Results

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Melissa Leick

Vice President Human Resources, Cargill Animal Protein

Cargill

Turnover is not just an inconvenience — it is also a massive business expense. Like many factories in North America, Cargill’s protein plants are experiencing a hefty turnover price tag. While this presents a huge challenge, it is also unique moment to elevate HR’s role in driving business outcomes.  

Join this keynote to learn:

  • How to rethink talent attraction and the employee value proposition
  • Methods to use automation and flexibility to address the workforce shortage
  • Considerations for the relational elements of work, including frontline leadership effectiveness

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Getting the Edge – Creative Solutions to Capture Top Talent

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Florie Ellwein

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jostens

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Liz Bank

Global Head of HR Operations

Thomson Reuters

From flexible working schedules to revamped office spaces, companies are attracting new talent with spendy initiatives. But how can you use resources in an effective and creative way to incentivize employees to choose your organization in a highly competitive market?

In this session, HR leaders will explore:

  • Creating an action plan to attract and retain top talent
  • Driving engagement through grassroots efforts
  • Modernizing employee programs in a rapidly changing environment

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

How the Workforce Learns — 15 Things to Get Right

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Kristi Broom

VP, Product Operations and Innovation

Degreed

Research shows more than 40 percent of the global workforce is considering leaving their employer this year. While daunting for some organizations, it also presents an opportunity for HR leaders to develop, implement and leverage a positive learning culture to retain and grow top talent.

Join this session to learn:

  • Employee insight on what companies get right and wrong about culture 
  • Why some businesses struggle to develop and define company culture 
  • How to use L&D to improve the employee experience and retention within your organization

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Personalizing the Employee Experience

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Peter Soule

Global Human Resources Strategic Advisor

SAP SuccessFactors

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Lynnette Heath

EVP & CHRO

nVent

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Margeaux King

SVP, Human Resources - Global Total Rewards and Talent Management

Ecolab

Employers can stay ahead of ever-changing employee expectations and work environments by developing a personalized approach to work. This includes a look at organizational and leadership behaviors, a personalized value proposition, and a new approach to the entire employee experience.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Ways to create a personalized work and employee experience
  • How to think differently about attraction and retention of top talent
  • The role technology can play to improve the employee experience

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  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.

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

The Role of the CHRO in Times of Crisis and Change

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Margot McManus

SVP, Chief people Officer

Bellisio Foods, Inc.

Instead of taking a seat at the table, CHROs are the table and have been at the center of crisis after crisis over the past few years. As society feels the effects of large-scale change, how can HR leaders navigate challenges to use their influence in a meaningful and sustainable way?

Join this breakout session to discuss:

  • The impacts of disruption on talent, HR strategy and the business at large
  • How to navigate immediate crises, including keeping employees safe and making public statements
  • Ways HR can set themselves and their organizations up for resilience

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Creating Fulfilling Experiences that Amplify Resilience

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Gary Beckstrand

VP, O.C. Tanner Institute

O.C. Tanner

As work changes, one thing is clear – a generic approach to culture will no longer suffice. Insightful strategies that tap into the psychological needs of employees are essential in creating fulfilling experiences that attract, engage, and retain top talent in an evolving market.

Join this interactive session to uncover:

  • Key factors that contribute to the Great Resignation
  • How fulfilling autonomy, mastery, and connection builds resilient cultures
  • The power of recognition in creating fulfilling employee experiences

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Agility as a Means of Survival – Strategies for Transformation

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Mike Bobek

VP Client Engagement

Orgvue

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Tonya Jackman Hampton

SVP, Chief People & Culture Officer

Hennepin Healthcare

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Meg Brown

CHRO

American Republic

Any single geopolitical, economic or social disruption could require businesses to adapt, and more often than not, organizations are now dealing with intersecting challenges on a continual basis. The pace and frequency of change mean CHROs are playing a more integral role than ever in transformation and organizational design.

Join this session to discuss how to: 

  • Evolve approaches to business transformation amid external transformation 
  • Identify trends and take preemptive action to ensure organizational survival 
  • Leverage data and technology to drive reorganization and improve efficiency

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

May 25, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Unlocking the Value of Human Connection in the Future Workplace

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Omar Pradhan

Executive Strategic Advisor

Workhuman

As the boundary between work and life has become increasingly blurry, people leaders are having to adapt to the changing needs of their workforce, and ensure they take into account employees’ personal circumstances. CHROs play a key role in shaping an inclusive and psychologically safe environment for the entire business, but how can they achieve such a huge task?

This keynote session will explore:

  • How trust can help build healthy and high-performing teams
  • What leaders can do to empower employees to bring their whole, human self to work
  • Leveraging recognition to connect employees to each other and the organization

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

A Breath of Fresh Air — Revitalizing EVP

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Kristi Fox

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer

Securian Financial

Two years into a pandemic, with employees and candidates re-evaluating their lives both at work and home, Securian Financial identified the interconnectivity between implementing a hybrid way of working, company purpose and values, and the employee value proposition. What needed to be done now to address the power dynamic employers are facing in the moment while leaning in to a high performance culture? Join this session as Kristi Fox, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer at Securian Financial shares how the company took a strategic focus on these intersections to attract and retain key talent.

In this session you’ll learn how to:

  • Define company purpose and values to stand out as an employer
  • Apply learnings from the pandemic to refresh employee value proposition and culture
  • Identify core competencies and ensure behaviors at every level of the organization align back

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

The Performance Trifecta – Activated, Engaged and Effective

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Kelly Johnson

Sr. Director Talent Activation and Insights

ADP

As the nature of work continues to evolve, so do methods to activate and assess employee performance. How can HR leaders rethink evaluation in a human-centric way while developing and engaging high-achieving teams?

Join this interactive session to learn:

  • What research shows are the three things the world's best leaders do to engage their teams and drive strong performance
  • Real-world ways for every leader in your organization to have their finger on the pulse of how their team is doing and coach for results in real time
  • Simple, research-based methods to measure employee engagement and performance

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Skilling the Modern Workforce

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David Blake

Co-Founder & CEO

Learn In

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Sue Ross

SVP, Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer

Maurices Incorporated

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Bobbi Schroeppel

VP, Customer Care, Communications & Human Resources

NorthWestern Energy

As organizations are being forced to adapt at an ever-increasing rate of change, developing workforce skills is the new mandate. A tailored approach is necessary to ensure that both employee and employer needs are met. But what is the best way to create effective learning and development programs when resources are limited and needs are constantly shifting? 

Join this session to discuss:  

  • How to increase workforce learning agility
  • Ways to support employees during skill-building to increase buy-in and retention
  • Strategies to audit and update existing programs to meet new demands

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

May 25, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  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.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Moving Beyond Diversity – Inspiring Authenticity and Belonging

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Erin Feigal

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Prime Therapeutics

Vicki Heinz headshot

Vicki Heinz

AVP Talent Management

Prime Therapeutics

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Angie Freeman

Chief Human Resources & ESG Officer

C.H. Robinson

Bringing diverse voices to the table is essential, but the work doesn’t end there. How do you remove barriers to belonging, empower employees to engage in meaningful ways and encourage difficult but worthwhile conversations?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Using the experiences of your diverse workforce to create a culture of trust and inclusion
  • Providing transparency while enacting new DEI strategies
  • Evaluating success and identifying growth opportunities

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Rethinking Culture — Shaping a Foundation for Business Success

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Anne Maltese

Director of People Insights

Quantum Workplace

There’s no silver bullet for creating a successful culture. Culture is weaved into the fabric of how work gets done. It’s shaped by an organization’s foundational approach to engagement, performance, and development. To build a culture that has true business impact, CHROs must focus on this foundation—and they must rethink yesterday’s tactics for tomorrow’s workplace.

This session will cover:

  • Research on the employee experience and organizational culture in the new world of work
  • The intersection of culture and employee engagement, and where to aim your strategies
  • How an intentional, reimagined approach to culture can drive business success

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Succession Planning for Continuity Amid Constant Change

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Jason Grover

Chief People Officer

Swire Coca-Cola

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Jenny Guldseth

Chief Human Resources Officer

Allianz

As the world becomes less and less predictable, developing and executing a clear succession plan has become even more difficult. To keep up with the pace of change, CHROs will need to rethink traditional succession planning.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The biggest challenges in modern-day succession planning
  • How to ensure your organization is well-equipped for an uncertain future
  • Ways to manage employee expectations during the planning process

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: allie.jacobius@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:25pm  Keynote

Work Together, Win Together – Advancing Top Talent in Minnesota

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Peter Frosch

President and CEO

Greater MSP

Matt Lewis headshot

Matt Lewis

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Greater MSP

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Ieesha McKinzie Collins

Managing Director, ConnextMSP

Greater MSP

To compete in the global economy, organizations in the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul region need to work together and make meaningful systematic changes – especially when it comes to talent strategy. HR leaders in top organizations can collaborate to remove barriers and kickstart pathways to long-term careers for people of every background. Together, we can make MSP the best place to work in the new economy.

Join this keynote for insight on:

  • Making MSP a major destination for new graduates and top talent
  • Measuring progress together on hiring, advancing, and retaining people of color
  • Growing an inclusive talent network to launch more Minnesota careers

4:25pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • 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

Hyatt Regency
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 612-370-1234.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $149 USD (plus tax) is May 2, 2022.

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CHRO Thought Leader
Program Partners

Minneapolis CHRO Program Managers


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

Allie Jacobius

Senior Program Manager Territory Specialist

336-416-6852

allie.jacobius@evanta.com

Chase Schweitzer

Program Manager

chase.schweitzer@evanta.com