Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

November 28, 2018 , JW Marriott Washington, DC

November 28, 2018
JW Marriott Washington, DC

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit.

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

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Washington, DC CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Ann Addison headshot

Ann Addison

Northrop Grumman Corporation
EVP & CHRO

Melissa Hurst headshot

Melissa Hurst

The American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Kovach headshot

Ken Kovach

B. F. Saul Company & Affiliates
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Tish Mendoza headshot

Tish Mendoza

AES Corporation
SVP, Global HR & Internal Communications & CHRO

Joe Quinn headshot

Joe Quinn

LifeBridge Health
Senior Vice President, CHRO

Lori Sabet headshot

Lori Sabet

The Carlyle Group
Managing Director, CHRO

Shawn Stokes headshot

Shawn Stokes

Montgomery County Government
Director, Office of Human Resources

Jacqueline M. Welch headshot

Jacqueline M. Welch

Freddie Mac
SVP, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Agenda


November 27, 2018

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

The New Reality – Make Change Your Competitive Advantage

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Karl Schoemer

Author, "Change Is Your Competitive Advantage"

Like a school of fish, an adaptive organizations must move rapidly and in unison toward new opportunities. From navigating the uncertainty of today’s tight talent markets to responding to evolving employee expectations, leaders and employees alike must embrace the power of change in order to make it a part of their individual and organizational competitive advantage.

Karl Schoemer will draw on his 20 years’ experience studying change to share:

  • Insights on how leadership behaviors facilitate change
  • Strategies to help change contribute to culture
  • Tactics for creating change-adaptive individuals

November 28, 2018 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Organizational Culture and The Star Quest

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David Rodriguez

EVP & Global Chief HR Officer

Marriott

The development of top talent begins long before they are hired into the company. It’s the organization’s culture that sets the backdrop, creating a vibrant lifestyle community to which people are drawn and where employees are empowered to be at their best and grow. Through research-based principles and interconnected company efforts such as its award-winning employee wellbeing program, Marriott International continues to engage top talent and fuel its ongoing self-transformation and global expansion.

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:25am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Comprehensive Talent Solutions

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Joe Quinn

Senior Vice President, CHRO

LifeBridge Health

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Tracie Oden

Vice President - Human Resources

LifeBridge Health

With the current demand for talent, resourceful recruiting is essential for attracting the right people. HR leaders must employ effective methods to find and hire candidates that fit their company’s culture while meeting the strategic needs for continued growth.

Join this session to learn how LifeBridge Health:

  • Increased their onboarding rate three fold
  • Reduced cost to hire by 35%
  • Developed an executive recruiting strategy

9:25am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Will the Real High Potentials Please Stand Up?

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Brandy Agnew

Senior Strategist

Hogan Assessments

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Jackie Sahm

Director of Global Learning

Hogan Assessments

In a tight labor market, it is critical to place bets on the right talent and cultivate leaders for future roles. Do you know who your real high potentials are?

Join this session in which Brandy and Jackie:

  • Reveal best practices for high potential talent strategy
  • Challenge your thinking about who are high potential leaders
  • Share a framework for identifying and developing high potential talent

9:25am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Successfully Managing Today’s Multigenerational Workforce

Brad Neilley headshot

Brad Neilley

Senior VP, CHRO

AvalonBay Communities

Lauren Bediako headshot

Lauren Bediako

Vice President of Human Resources

HITT

Deborah LaMere headshot

Deborah LaMere

Vice President, Employee Experience

Ceridian

One of the key challenges faced by leaders, managers and HR professionals is not adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to engaging and growing employees. While it’s important to recognize the differences between the generations — how or where they work, what they expect or how they like to be recognized — the gaps aren’t as significant as one would think.

Join this informative session to discuss:

  • The differences in our workforce make-up
  • Common misperceptions of employee engagement
  • How to create a culture that brings out the uniqueness in each generation


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:

Braden Beisse at 503-972-4436 or braden.beisse@evanta.com

9:25am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Prioritizing Mental Wellness

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Lydia Martinez

SVP & CHRO

Long & Foster Companies

Ventris Gibson headshot

Ventris Gibson

Director, Department of Human Resources

The District of Columbia

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Monica Schmude

Senior Vice President

CIGNA Corporation

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Jason Youngblood

Director, Behavioral Strategy

CIGNA Behavioral Health

As HR leaders survey the corporate climate and assess the layout of their company culture, there is a roughly $225 billion-dollar elephant in the room. Mental illness and addiction are costing employers – beyond decreased productivity – these afflictions represent one of the major drivers of employer healthcare spending.

 

Join this informative session and learn how to:

  • Facilitate well-being and empower your employees 
  • Remove treatment roadblocks
  • Improve your engagement and bottom line


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:

Braden Beisse at 503-972-4436 or braden.beisse@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:45am - 11:35am  Breakout Session

Professional Discourse — Communicating in a Politically Charged World

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Dave Harmon

Chief People Officer

Gannett

Challenging ‘watercooler’ talk happens at every office, how can HR leaders ensure these conversations are constructive, healthy, and appropriate to the corporate setting? Parsing difficult topics can be a minefield, but that doesn’t mean that leaders can’t have open dialogues.

Join Dave Harmon for insights on:

  • Representing both sides of any issue
  • Eschewing opinions for facts and data
  • Focusing on the fundamentals

10:45am - 11:35am  Breakout Session

Reinventing Your Talent Ecosystem

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Amy Leschke-Kahle

VP Performance Acceleration

Guest Speaker

Businesses today require a complete talent strategy built for maximum performance. Understanding how to build this requires diligent assessment of the latest research, best practices and current offerings. In this session, dive into what modern human resources looks like and how a complete talent strategy can fulfill business needs. Join Amy Leschke-Kahle as she reveals the three key pillars in designing your talent ecosystem and learn how to rethink the perfect candidate, redesign the infrastructure that runs your people process and reinvent how to unlock performance.

10:45am - 11:35am  Executive Boardroom

Drop the Playbook — Keep Your Performance Strategy Simple and Human

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Vonda Bell

Chief Human Capital Officer

Farm Credit Administration

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Shawn Mood

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Catholic Relief Services

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Dave Stott

Solutions Consulting

Globoforce

The state of the workplace – with a focus on teams and new employee expectations – requires a total reimagining of the way organizations develop their people. The emphasis is on the employee experience with a shift away from bureaucracy toward more transparency and trust. In this session, Globoforce will lead a discussion and share actionable steps to develop a softer, more human approach to employee performance.

Specifically, we’ll examine:

  • How the shift to team-based work is changing how we motivate and develop people
  • Why positivity is so essential to building a culture of trust and openness to all feedback
  • The power of real-time feedback for managers and peers
  • A multi-pronged approach to changing performance management, including training and communication needs

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:

Braden Beisse at 503-972-4436 or braden.beisse@evanta.com

11:35am - 12:05am  Networking Break

November 28, 2018 - mid-afternoon

12:05pm - 12:50pm  Keynote

Culture Is Key — How to Influence CEOs and Drive Performance

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Wei-Li Chong

President, KinderCare

KinderCare Education

Six years ago, America’s largest childcare provider KinderCare Education was in financial distress, with 14 quarters of consecutive decline. With a new CEO in place, Wei-Li Chong was hired as CHRO and challenged to lead a cultural transformation. Since then, KinderCare has experienced 23 quarters of consecutive growth and 2017 was celebrated as its most profitable year in the company’s nearly 50-year history.

Now president of KinderCare, Chong shares:

  • Insights on how company culture impacts business performance
  • Strategies to effectively engage and get buy-in from your CEO
  • Practical methods to assess your business to unlock its full potential

12:50pm - 1:20pm  Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources

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Brad Mascho

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

NCI, Inc.

Artificial intelligence (AI) – it’s the new buzzword in the technology space. Everyone’stalking about it, but really…what is it? How can I get it? And how is it going to impact CHROs and today’s workforce? 

Join NCI’s chief AI officer, Brad Mascho, to learn:


  • An overview of AI and how it is shifting the culture of today’s workforce
  • The practical benefits AI can offer CHROs
  • How AI is scaling human potential to reach new heights
  • Strategies for implementing and integrating AI to support your team

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

The Future of Talent Acquisition

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Tom Jewett

VP, RPO Operations

Allegis Global Solutions

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Steve Parker

Head of Product & Technology/Quantum

Allegis Global Solutions

With the current demand for talent showing no sign of waning, HR leaders are looking to the horizon for creative strategies that will bolster their recruiting and help attract the next generation workforce.

 Join this informative session where Tom and Steve explore:

  • Targeting the next generation of talent
  • Leveraging emerging technologies and social media
  • Ensuring success with best practices

1:20pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Making Health a Business Strategy

Ventris Gibson headshot

Ventris Gibson

Director, Department of Human Resources

The District of Columbia

Ken Kovach headshot

Ken Kovach

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

B. F. Saul Company & Affiliates

Tom Carter headshot

Tom Carter

Vice President, Strategic Customer Engagement

Kaiser Permanente

Employee health and wellness is a critical driver of workplace productivity, not simply a component of employee compensation. Because business performance doesn't get sick days, employers are looking for ways to balance what’s best for employees with what’s best for the bottom line. Join this executive discussion on making health a part of an organizational business strategy. 

Join this discussion on how to change the conversation in 2018 to: 

  • Align with innovative wellness strategies
  • Improve employee wellbeing
  • Manage rising medical costs


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:

Braden Beisse at 503-972-4436 or braden.beisse@evanta.com

November 28, 2018 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

The War for Talent — Strategic Thinking on Alternative Futures

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Jim Mitre

Principal Director, Strategy & Force Development; Office of the Secretary of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

Jim Mitre reveals how the DoD plans and develops the county's forces by thinking strategically about alternate futures. 

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Enhancing the Employee Experience through Digitalization

Luanne Gutermuth headshot

Luanne Gutermuth

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer

Washington Gas Light Company

Hope Selinger headshot

Hope Selinger

HR Service Delivery & Employee Experience Leader

ServiceNow

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Jeff Brody

Chief Human Resources Officer

ManTech International Corporation

With every interaction — from onboarding new personnel to rolling out the latest system updates — HR executives have an opportunity to deliver an exceptional employee experience. By leveraging fresh tools and enabling cutting-edge technologies, organizations can save time, eliminate error and even generate revenue, all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

• Leveraging advancements in the consumer world to improve the employee experience

• Ensuring employees have more direct access to information and support

• Using technology to build truly meaningful impact on employees’ service experiences


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:

Braden Beisse at 503-972-4436 or braden.beisse@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

What's Trust Got to Do With It?

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David Horsager

CEO and Best-Selling Author, "The Trust Edge"

Trust is both a fundamental business issue and the biggest asset of a company. Without trust, companies lose reputations, relationships, and revenue. With trust, organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, and results. Through extensive research and experience, David Horsager learned what it takes to gain — and keep — the “Trust Edge.”

Join this session as Horsager outlines:

  • The keys to building morale, sales, and customer loyalty
  • His Eight-Pillar Framework for building trust in an organization
  • Creating successful leaders and organizations centered on the tenants of trust

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

JW Marriott Washington, DC

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
National Sponsors

Washington, DC CHRO Program Manager


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

Braden Beisse

503-972-4436

braden.beisse@evanta.com