Minneapolis CHRO Inner Circle

October 5, 2022 | Lumber Exchange Event Center

October 5, 2022
Lumber Exchange Event Center

Collaborate with your peers

Join Minneapolis's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Long-term changes in employee expectations and needs

Leading in a hybrid world

Attracting and retaining talent in a competitive market

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

Elcio Barcelos

U.S. Bank
Senior Executive Vice President, CHRO

Patience Ferguson

City of Minneapolis
Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Kremer

EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Marsh

EVP, Human Resources

Julie Sexton

Land O'Lakes


October 5, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Ushering in a New Era of the Employee Value Proposition

Liz Bank headshot

Liz Bank

Global Head of HR Operations

Thomson Reuters

Carrie Heimer headshot

Carrie Heimer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Red Wing Shoes

Sheila Kramer headshot

Sheila Kramer

VP, Human Resources


Julie Sexton headshot

Julie Sexton


Land O'Lakes

Bill Yankowski headshot

Bill Yankowski

Enterprise Sales leader, East & Central

Zoom Video Communications

Roz Tsai headshot

Roz Tsai

Vice President, Talent, Learning, & Org Effectiveness


Cassie Nelson headshot

Cassie Nelson


McGough Construction

Ryan Bortel headshot

Ryan Bortel

VP, Talent Management

Post Consumer Brands

Gartner research tells us that employees who express satisfaction with their experience at work are 60% more likely to stay with an organization. But these days, it takes more than free snacks in the breakroom to keep the workforce happy. Hybrid work environments and a hypercompetitive labor market have completely upended employee preferences and what it takes to attract, motivate and retain employees.

With job moves and lifestyle changes spurred by the pandemic (mostly) behind us, HR leaders are now adapting to longer-term changes in employee expectations and needs. What steps are you taking to ensure your employees feel supported as humans and not just workers?

Join your peers for dinner and discussion around how we can embrace change to redefine the employee value proposition.  

Topic 1: Measuring the business impact of employee experience

  • What parameters are you using to measure the success of your employee experience initiatives?
  • What changes have you made to your EVP in the past 12 months? Which were the most effective? Where do you still have room to grow?
  • How have the changes you’ve implemented thus far impacted the broader business (retention rates, employee satisfaction, etc)?

Topic 2: Creating an employee experience that’s just as attractive to current employees as potential hires

  • What are you doing to ensure fairness in experiences for existing and new employees?
  • How do you create a cross-company vision to connect every element of the employee experience?
  • How can you embed employee experience considerations into day-to-day business?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering




Complimentary Self-Parking - The Midtown Garage is located at 11 S Fourth St. There are two entrances - one on 5th Street and another on 4th Street. 4th Street is a one way going South/East. The entrance is on the right after you cross Hennepin. To enter on 5th Street, drive North/West on 5th Street. When crossing over Nicollet, cross to the right side of the transit tracks. You'll see the entrance on your right before reaching Hennepin.

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