New York CHRO Executive Summit

May 24, 2022 | Sheraton New York Times Square

May 24, 2022
Sheraton New York Times Square

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with New York'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 to enable business success

Building and maintaining culture in a dispersed world of work

Driving structural change around diversity, equity and inclusion

New York CHRO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Mike Bokina

Siemens USA
Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Laura Cushing

Loews Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Mike Prutting

Bigelow Tea
Vice President, Human Resources

Kelly Slieter

Advansix Inc
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 New York 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 23, 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.

May 24, 2022 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Stress Management Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Oluyinka Ajirotutu

Stress Management & Lifestyle Change Expert

According to the American Psychological Association, there are an unprecedented number of employees struggling with stress and mental health concerns that negatively impact their work and home life. The skill of stress management is more important than ever for leaders to motivate and support their teams effectively while sustaining personal wellbeing.  

Join this interactive keynote to:  

  • Understand the critical role leaders play regarding stress management that can improve employee morale, retention and productivity
  • Learn key strategies to reduce stress, overcome burnout and develop resilience in the face of challenges
  • Develop a comprehensive stress management plan that will result in long-term wellbeing and enhanced quality of life

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Navigating the Modern Labor Market

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Ellen Gregory

Principle Analyst

ADP

In one of the most challenging talent marketplaces in modern history, CHROs are jumping extreme hurdles. How can one overcome current labor market challenges — including talent shortages, wage inflation and record high voluntary turnover? Join to discuss how talent acquisition processes and employer value propositions are evolving to win the war for talent.

This session will explore:

  • How the labor market has shifted and the new challenges HR leaders face today
  • Strategic ways to broaden your talent pools and win the right talent for your business
  • Expectations affecting the future of talent acquisition and employee retention

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Being Intentional About Engagement, Onboarding and Retention

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Sarah Sheehan

Co-Founder and President

Bravely

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Amy Meichner

Executive Vice President Human Resources, US Office Division

Brookfield Properties

A strong relationship between a new hire and their employer is imperative — especially during the first few months at a new job. 20% of all employee turnover happens during the first 90 days. Together, we’ll assess the gaps that exist in your employee experience starting from that moment your new hire says yes. Get ahead of employee attrition by implementing a clear engagement strategy from the moment they onboard.

Join this session to discuss:

  • How to ensure new hires feel connected during onboarding and beyond
  • Strategies to foster engagement across your organization in the world of hybrid work
  • Ways to effectively assess and proactively adjust your existing retention solutions

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@evanta.com

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Igniting the Employee Experience in a Distributed World

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Jayme Smithers

CRO

ThoughtExchange

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Dessalen Wood

Global Chief People Officer

Syntax

How your employees engage with their workplace, their work, and business goals is vital to any organization’s success — but most organizations just aren’t hitting the mark. Harvard Business Review notes that “nearly half of employees say leadership is minimally or not at all committed to improving culture.” Considering this disappointing statistic, involving employees is a critical way to improve and maintain a stellar company culture and experience. This is difficult to get right, and even more difficult in a hybrid and remote world.

Join this boardroom session to discuss:

  • The impact of the future of work in how and what CHROs need to measure
  • How to move from measurement to action around employee experience
  • Examples of strategies to understand workforce needs, tap into employee voices and create buy-in

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@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  Breakout Session

A Journey of Digital Disruption

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Deborah Borg

EVP, CHRO

Bunge

When Bunge took the leap to reinvent itself with digital at the core, HR became a key piece of the strategy. Driven by both necessity and opportunity, the company developed a new digital operating model — and found a gap in the technical talent needed to support the transformation along the way.

Join this session to learn:

  • Strategies to revamp EVP, recruiting and internal talent mobility to support technology initiatives
  • How to develop a change management strategy to navigate reorganization
  • Lessons from Bunge’s journey for organizations undergoing their own digital transformation

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

Agility as a Means of Survival – Strategies for Transformation

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Mike Bobek

VP Advisory

Orgvue

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 explore:

  • 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

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Broadening Horizons to Source Scarce Talent

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Rachel Davis

Joint Managing Director

Armstrong Craven

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Jennifer Moore

SVP, Head of Talent

Standard Industries

Finding elite talent has become harder than ever, particularly when it comes to key leadership positions and roles requiring specialized skills. When developing a strategic workforce plan, how can CHROs look beyond traditional sources and find new pools of talent to fill the most critical positions?

Join this discussion as CHROs address:

  • Identifying the emerging skills needed for leadership and technical roles
  • Accessing talent pools across new geographies, markets and skillsets
  • Moving from reactive to proactive by developing a strong talent pipeline

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Is the Employee Engagement Survey Dead?

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Nicole Alvino

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Firstup

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Laura Cushing

Chief Human Resources Officer

Loews Corporation

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Susan Osgood

VP, Corporate HR

Sharp Electronics Corp

The employee engagement survey has been a critical tool for decades. However, small sample sizes and biased inputs are just the beginning of the challenges with surveys. How can CHROs be sure they are capturing true engagement of the workforce?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • The shortcomings of actionable data available to HR today
  • How to maintain continuous engagement throughout all the micro-moments of the employee journey
  • Strategies to identify attrition precursors

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@evanta.com

May 24, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

A Deeper Human Truth

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Paul Rubenstein

Chief People Officer

Visier

In this age of the people-powered enterprise, the best-performing companies will unlock the secret of how to turn purpose and connection into productivity and commitment. At scale, this means enabling every people manager with insights that go beyond what sits in your HRIS.

Join Paul Rubenstein, Chief People Officer at Visier as he explores:

  • Unlocking individual and team performance with data
  • Using data to elevate the bond between employee and manager
  • Bringing intuition and data together to enhance the employee experience

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Building a DE&I Roadmap — Creating a Lasting Impact

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Monique Jefferson

Chief Human Resources Officer

New York Public Radio

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Brenda Williams-Butts

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

New York Public Radio

Despite a more intensified focus on DE&I, efforts to affect real change are facing challenges. In this session, New York Public Radio’s Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer come together to share NYPR’s Race Equity Action Plan, while encouraging audience members to join the conversation with how they're driving progress toward DE&I.

Join this interactive session to explore:

  • Blazing a trail — New York Public Radio’s DEI journey and their roadmap for the future
  • Building a comprehensive DEI framework for employees and the community alike
  • Shaping inclusive and high-performing teams

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Connecting Culture, Values & Strategy

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Nawal Fakhoury

Director, Employee Experience

LinkedIn

Company culture is having a watershed moment – reshaped by the addition of Gen Z to the workplace, the flexibility employees gained as companies navigated a global pandemic, and the unprecedented talent migration taking place today. While company cultures may vary, today’s collective set of macro level challenges have business leaders rethinking their working models and company values. What happens when culture and strategy find alignment?

Join this session as CHROs discuss:

  • How the Great Reshuffle is prompting companies to reconsider their values
  • The rise of flexibility and employee well-being as core culture considerations
  • How your company culture can be amplified through the employee lifecycle

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Using Employee Experience to Build Agile Organizations

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Steven Hunt, Ph.D.

Chief Expert for Work & Technology

SAP SuccessFactors

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Shana Ross

Vice President, Human Resources

Bayhealth

To build an agile workforce, companies must attract and retain the right talent, engage high levels of performance, and support employee development and adaptability. This comes from actively managing three different aspects of employee experience — purpose, confidence and belonging.

Join Dr. Steven Hunt, author of the new book “Talent Tectonics: Navigating global workforce shifts, building resilient organizations, and reimagining the employee experience” to discuss:

  • Purpose — how much do jobs provide employees with the things they want from work? 
  • Confidence — how hard is it for employees to get things done within the organization?
  • Belonging — how much do employees like the people they work with and how they work together?

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@evanta.com

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Technology and its Impact on the Workforce of the Future

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Dave Burrows

Director of Workforce Planning

Faethm

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Liz Dente

Chief People Officer

Priceline

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Jesse Davidson

Head of HR Operations, HRIS, and People Analytics

Fox Corporation

The availability of artificial intelligence, automation and other emerging technologies has profoundly altered work as we know it. In the face of changing workforce dynamics spurred by technological innovation, how can CHROs prepare their organization and people?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Forming a technology adoption strategy that anticipates future workforce supply and demand
  • Leveraging strategic workforce planning for roles that will be transformed or fully replaced by technology
  • Closing the skills gap to unlock employee potential and improve business outcomes

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: 

Lynn Morrow at lynn.morrow@evanta.com

May 24, 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  Breakout Session

The Role of the CHRO in Times of Crisis and Change

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Maryjo Charbonnier

CHRO

Kyndryl

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Ken Cooper

Head of Human Resources

Bloomberg

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Elizabeth Norberg

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Foot Locker

In the past few years, CHROs have been at the center of crisis after crisis. As society feels the effects of a pandemic, social injustice, geopolitical turmoil, and now even war — responsibility is falling on HR’s desk. How can CHROs navigate the current challenges, while also remaining adaptable for future disruptions?

Join this panel of CHROs as they discuss:

  • The impacts of disruption on HR strategy, overall business goals and the CHRO role itself 
  • How to balance responding to immediate crises while still focusing on long-term strategic work
  • Ways the CHRO can set the organization up for resilience to navigate global shocks

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Family Benefits – The Great Equalizer Between Talent Management and DE&I

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Susan Rogge-Adyniec

National Vice President, Solution Sales

Maven Clinic

Supporting working families may not be top of mind when developing your talent management and DE&I strategies, however it is a critical driver of both retention and DEI outcomes. Join this session to understand how providing holistic support for working parents can unify both your DE&I and talent retention strategies to get ahead in the war for talent.

This session will explore:

  • Integrating family benefits within DE&I strategy
  • Addressing burnout to support current employees and attract new talent
  • Identifying and supporting the unique challenges faced by today’s families

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Creating a Future-Proof Workforce Strategy

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David Pumpelly

SVP North America

Avature

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Lucrecia Borgonovo

Chief Talent and Organizational Effectiveness Officer

Mastercard

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Michael Kerrigan

Director, Human Resources

Interactive Brokers

Skill shortages and a competitive labor market are requiring HR leaders to remain adaptable when developing talent strategies. Internal talent marketplaces and a responsive approach will be critical for future-ready organizations.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Diversifying employment models with contingent, gig, and remote workers
  • Planning workforce needs around skills instead of roles
  • Addressing workforce gaps with internal talent mobility

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Is Culture Downstream from Leadership, or What?

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Michael Molinaro

VP & Chief Learning Officer

New York Life

Does the commonly held belief that organizational culture flows from its leaders hold up to thoughtful analysis  — or is it a useful slogan to align leader behavior? What process would account for the emergence of culture in that way? And, as traditional ways of working are evolving, do our beliefs about the importance of organizational culture need to be rethought as well?

In this session, New York Life Chief Learning Officer Michael Molinaro will:

  • Propose that common descriptions of the relationship between leaders and organizational culture omit a key element that underlies the phenomenon, as well as name that element and how it works
  • Explain how America’s largest and most admired mutual life insurer has grown and evolved some elements of its culture while retaining its core sense of care and community, for 177 years
  • Suggest that concerns about the impact of hybrid and fully remote work models on organizational culture can be overcome through an understanding of the source of culture in the first place

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

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Sheraton New York Times Square
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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton New York Times Square at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1-888-236-2427.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $307 USD (plus tax) is May 22, 2022.

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

Lynn Morrow

Senior Program Manager

971-978-5005

lynn.morrow@evanta.com