Philadelphia CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

June 22, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT

June 22, 2021 | 8:00am - 3:00pm EDT


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Philadelphia CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Planning for and shaping the future of work

Becoming the board's leader of human capital

Transforming HR structure and strategy


Peter Adebi

Nemours Children's Health System
Chief Human Resources Officer

Fran Coady

Day & Zimmermann Group

Susan Kelliher

The Chemours Co
Chief People Officer

Larry Kleinman


Kristie Pappal

Philadelphia Eagles
Vice President of Human Resources

Nancy Stefanowicz

NFI Industries


June 22, 2021

8:00am - 8:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Hosted by O.C. Tanner

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Meghan Stettler


O.C. Tanner

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Peggy Verdi


Subaru of America

Join an engaging keynote featuring thought leadership, peer perspectives and actionable insights on the top priorities for CHROs today.

8:45am - 9:00am EDT Break

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Avoid Burnout, Maintain Engagement — Maximizing Employee Well-being

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Lauren Kane

Sr. People Science Consultant


Despite the odds, employees were happier at work by the end of 2020 than they were at the end of 2019, even though burnout continues to rise — with some employees and industries experiencing a tighter squeeze than others. Maintaining an engaged workforce through 2021 and beyond requires insight into employee sentiment and a distinct strategy to execute across all levels of leadership.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Understanding the precursors to burnout and how to address them
  • Fostering a community of support, focus and refuge at work
  • Methods to equip employees to navigate change and mitigate fatigue

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Building and Sustaining a Culture of DE&I

Profound calls for racial equality in 2020 have put a new and sharper focus on diversity, equity and inclusion goals for the HR function. No matter the organizational size, budget or makeup, all CHROs are working to embed DE&I into longstanding company culture.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Areas for growth in recruiting diverse talent and cultivating inclusion and equity
  • Educating the workforce on DE&I and empowering ERGs — what works and what doesn’t
  • Strategies to track DE&I metrics over time

9:00am - 10:00am EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Supporting Enterprise Transformation Amid Disruption

As organizations adapt to remain competitive amidst rapid change, CHROs play a pivotal role in organization redesign and change management. As the rate of change accelerates into 2021, business transformation objectives must maintain a people-focused approach to mitigate change fatigue and maximize organizational effectiveness.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Methods to engage all levels of the organization in driving change
  • The role HR should play in organization redesign
  • How organizational design strategy should evolve for the new ways of working

10:00am - 10:45am EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Keynote Hosted by SmartRecruiters

 Join an engaging keynote featuring thought leadership, peer perspectives and actionable insights on the top priorities for CHROs today.

10:45am - 11:00am EDT Break

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Enhancing the Next Generation of Leadership

 Over the last year, what the enterprise desires from leaders has changed. Because of combine global crises, leaders are now expected to be more vulnerable, agile and resilient as they strive to hit organizational goals.

Join this session as HR leader discuss:

  • Succession planning in the “new normal”
  • Sourcing and developing a robust and diverse leadership bench
  • Tactics to upskill and mentor the next generation of talent expeditiously

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Shifting Strategies for an Evolving Employee Landscape

Connectivity has never been more essential as companies work to bridge the gap in hybrid work environments. The leadership provided by managers plays a vital role in maintaining a sense of belonging, whether employees are returning to the office or continuing to work remotely.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • How to create a motivational atmosphere for employees in remote and hybrid work environments
  • Challenges in promoting and building culture with new hires as well as permanent and temporary employees
  • Strategies to build on engagement in the "new normal"

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Virtual Boardroom

Aligning the Workplace for 2021 and Beyond

The impacts of 2020 are still being studied, and the effects on the workplace and the workforce have been significant and, in some cases, permanent. When designing the new world of work, HR leaders must consider many variables and develop a plan that is both flexible and future-focused.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Workplace strategy, corporate real estate holdings and workforce skill needs
  • Strategies to adapt forecast processes to account for frequent changes
  • Considerations for returning to the workplace and alignment with business objectives

12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT Virtual Summit Keynote

In Search of Humanity – Preparing for the Future

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Jarik Conrad

Vice President, Human Insights and HCM Advisory

Ultimate Kronos Group

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Peter Adebi

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nemours Children's Health System

Heightened attention to the turbulence we face as a society has brought the world to an inflection point. What has worked in the past is unsustainable, and corporate social responsibility must take on a new meaning as organizations navigate work of the future. How are human resources leaders driving this transformation?

Join this virtual keynote session to learn how:

  • DE&I must include belonging to be comprehensive and truly cultural
  • Corporate responsibility impacts the workforce and brand reputation
  • HR can create a larger impact on the future or work through DEI&B

12:45pm - 1:15pm EDT Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Philadelphia community. 

1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues


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

Julia Sholian

Program Manager