Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

November 20, 2019 , Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

November 20, 2019
Marriott Marquis, 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

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Ken Kovach

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

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Shawn Stokes

Prince George’s County Government, Maryland
Director, Office of Human Resources

Jacqueline M. Welch headshot

Jacqueline M. Welch

Freddie Mac
SVP, CHRO, Chief Diversity Officer

Agenda


November 19, 2019

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

The Art of Innovation — Creativity at Work

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Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Another Limited Rebellion

Hear from artist/author, Noah Scalin, on how to sustain innovation in both work and life. During this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to practice key concepts immediately with a high-energy, hands-on workshop and a facilitated discussion to cull insights and applications.

In this interactive session you will:

  • Explore personal leadership practices that foster a culture of innovation
  • Discover “The Big 7” practices that you can use to continually learn and grow in your work
  • Participate in a Creative Sprint® challenge that will keep participants creating and connecting after the workshop ends

November 20, 2019 - morning

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

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Can You Be Naked at Work?

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Danessa Knaupp

Author and Thought Leader

HR Thought Leader

This engaging, interactive session uses leadership theory, real-life executive case studies, and humor to explore authenticity at work. Not carefully curated #authenticity, rather the gritty authenticity born of imperfect experience that each of us bring to our roles. Sometimes, leaders believe these qualities make them less suited for their role. Author, coach, and leadership expert Danessa Knaupp argues these unique qualities often fuel the strongest leaders and teams. 

In this keynote presentation, Knaupp will help you:

  • Understand what the research really says about authenticity at work
  • Learn the six proven steps leaders use to shed fear and show up as their best authentic selves
  • Identify real, immediate action steps you can take to move beyond what’s in your way

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Engagement and Innovation During Periods of Transformation

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Robert Gibbs

Chief Human Capital Officer

NASA Headquarters

Impactful HR leaders combine the ability to influence workforce engagement and innovation with an aptitude for building, developing and executing robust business strategies.

Join this session as Bob Gibbs shares insights on:

  • How keen HR strategy can help drive enterprise-level outcomes
  • The importance of organizational efficiency during times of change
  • The employee experience and how HR can be a strategic business partner

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

The Candidate Experience in the New World of Work

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Susan Hanold, Ph.D.

Vice President, HCM Strategic Advisory Services

ADP

In today’s war for talent, companies are struggling with finding and engaging prospects, managing the candidate experience and effectively building an employment value proposition that meets employee desires.

Join Susan Hanold as she discusses:

  • What the “new world of work” means for CHRO’s
  • How HR can organize and engage their total talent ecosystem
  • How companies are adjusting their HR practices to better align with employee expectations

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Enabling Employee Communication That Empowers the Workforce of the Future

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Vonda Bell

Chief Human Capital Officer

Farm Credit Administration

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Loretta Young Walker

SVP & CHRO

MedStar Health

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Ian Gilbert

Chief Revenue Officer

GuideSpark

A top priority for HR leaders is ensuring their workforce is engaged and empowered to make critical decisions in the moment. This is particularly poignant given the current climate of change. How can leaders deliver innovative communication solutions that have immediate impact without breaking stride?

 Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Leveraging effective engagement strategies for better business results
  • Creating a best-in-class environment with an empowered workforce
  • Scaling business engagement across dispersed or on-the-go personnel

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Braden Beisse at  braden.beisse@evanta.com.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Organizational Capability — Empowering Workforce Ownership

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Michael Bokina

Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Siemens

How can HR leaders create an organization where the status quo becomes a thing of the past, and people step up to take ownership of their development and the success of the organization?

In this session, Mike Bokina explores how Siemens is building an environment that:

  • Encourages employees to take responsibility for their careers
  • Enables the workforce to take initiative and make the business better
  • Ensures a framework which balances local focus and company synergy

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Digital Transformation and HR — Strange Bedfellows No More

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Dimitri Boylan

CEO & Founder

Avature

The forces of disruption continue to eat at the very foundation of large global enterprises and digital transformation remains the only known antidote. But, unfortunately, digital transformation is not sold in a bottle. For each company it is a unique experience that needs to be crafted by real people. And that is the big problem. There is no digital transformation without talent transformation, but who is supposed to pull that off?

Boylan will share:

  • The game HR needs to play to transform itself just in time to play a strategic role in digital transformation
  • Innovation drivers such as agility, assembly and output
  • What the modern HR practice might look like if it were to borrow ideas from fast growing software companies and other disruptors

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

The Art Of Storytelling — Captivating and Motivating Your Audience

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Jeffrey Brody

Chief Human Resources Officer

ManTech International

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Dana M. Smith

CHRO

Hannon Armstrong

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Dan Parsons

Senior Instructor

Dale Carnegie

Stories connect people emotionally and intellectually. Studies have shown that people remember stories long after they’ve forgotten factual details. Professionals who can convey their ideas via compelling stories are able to inspire others to take action.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Capturing your audience’s attention
  • Rally your troops to the actions you desire
  • Influencing the board and demonstrating your successes

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Courageous Conversations — Removing Stigma on Mental Health

Angie Casper headshot

Angie Casper

EVP & CHRO

CACI

Lydia Martinez headshot

Lydia Martinez

SVP & CHRO

Long & Foster Companies

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Tom Carter

Vice President, Strategic Customer Engagement

Kaiser Permanente

Many employees will experience a mental health challenge and will struggle in silence even though these conditions are common and treatable.
Join this conversation to explore:

  • Setting the tone for a productive and mentally healthy workforce
  • Creating awareness and encouraging acceptance around mental health care
  • Structuring policies and providing benefits and coverage that lead to healthier 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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Braden Beisse at  braden.beisse@evanta.com.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 20, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Using Stories to Ignite and Inspire High Performance Culture

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Daniel Jacobs

Founder and CEO

Avanoo

In the past 15 years, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared. As executive teams have become aware that no business is insulated from increasingly competitive global markets, they’ve realized that their one lasting competitive advantage is culture. Simultaneously, employees have noticed that their companies need them more than they need their companies, and they have new demands. If these demands aren’t met, they will leave — or never come onboard at all. Companies must invest in culture to drive next-level performance from their best employees.

In this talk Daniel Jacobs will cover:

  • Why culture will drive more value than sales for businesses of the future
  • Why extraordinary culture is the only lasting competitive advantage
  • How to scale great culture that supports desired results for companies and employees

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

November 20, 2019 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Revitalizing the Workforce With Learning and Development

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Jeffrey Brody

Chief Human Resources Officer

ManTech International

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Dr. Karen Wolf

Chief Learning Officer

ManTech International

Learning and Development is a critical workforce activity given rapid technology changes, the evolution of the digital workforce and the necessity to attract and retain talent.

Join this session as Jeff and Karen discuss:

  • The evolution of ManTech’s learning culture
  • The business case for investments in learning platforms
  • The impact that these learning platforms have on their business outcomes

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Benchmark Belonging! An Interactive Experience

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Jennifer Killer

VP, Human Resources, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

AES Corporation

Jacqueline M. Welch headshot

Jacqueline M. Welch

SVP, CHRO, Chief Diversity Officer

Freddie Mac

Rainia Washington headshot

Rainia Washington

VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Lockheed Martin

One of the best ways to check your assumptions in business is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent. This interactive session is your chance to:

  • Baseline your diversity program and explore context around progress
  • Compare inclusion initiatives with a cross-section of your peers
  • Walk away with actionable insights

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value With a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Rock Anderson

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

FINRA

Clay Worley headshot

Clay Worley

SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

NCI

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Gaylan Sankey

HR Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

With every initiative, HR executives have an opportunity to advance the business through delivering an exceptional employee experience. Powered by intelligent cross-functional digital workflows that mirror the modern consumer-style experience, organizations can unlock more productivity, and increase retention through a human-centered experience – all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Aligning overall people strategy to business outcomes
  • Using consumer grade technology to build truly meaningful employee experiences 
  • Keeping people at the center of all delivery decisions and enabling a self-service culture

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Braden Beisse at  braden.beisse@evanta.com.

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Driving Cultural Change With a Focus on Feedback

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Jennifer Boyd

Vice President Talent Management

Exelon

Employee experience is a top priority for HR leaders as they transform enterprises and prepare for tomorrow’s workforce and business challenges. How do employers ensure their people are ready and able to take an organization to the next level in such a dynamic and complex time?

Join this session to discover:

  • Bottom-line benefits of employee engagement and experience
  • Best practices for creating an environment powered by feedback
  • Strategies for sustainable success through times of growth

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Learning and Development Without Boundaries

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Christopher Lee

Assoc. Vice Chancellor, Human Resources & CHRO

William & Mary

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Laura Smith

Vice President, Global Human Resources

DISYS

Developing leadership skills is not a static process, and HR leaders need solutions that meet employees when and where they learn. How can organizations address the principal stages of employees’ careers, build individual skills, and collectively drive better leadership capability at every level of the enterprise?

Join this boardroom session and you will:

  • Explore how to provide a next-level learning experience
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your talent
  • Discuss the latest learning techniques to ensure growth meets potential


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Braden Beisse at braden.beisse@evanta.com.

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

The Future of Work — How HR Can Reimagine Work to Drive Performance

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Brian Kropp, Ph.D.

Group Vice President, HR Practice

Gartner

While important, things like artificial intelligence and automation are only part of the future of work story. Along with these conspicuous shifts comes a number of underlying trends — like rising transparency, or new work habits — with the potential to fundamentally change how work gets done.

Join this session to learn:

  • The importance of developing an ethical AI strategy
  • How the role of the manager will be impacted by technological change
  • Ways that learning will change because of new learning innovations

4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Marriott Marquis, Washington DC

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors
Local Sponsors
Global Thought Leader

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