Washington, DC CHRO Executive Summit

December 14, 2022 | Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

December 14, 2022
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Washington, DC'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:

Recruiting and retaining talent to bolster business success

Delivering meaningful experiences for employees across all levels of engagement

Expanding comprehensive and consequential DE&I initiatives

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

Northrop Grumman
Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Melissa Hurst

American Red Cross
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ken Kovach

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

Shawn Stokes

Prince George's
Director of Human Resources

Jacqueline Welch

New York Times
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Loretta Young Walker

MedStar Health
EVP & Chief People Officer

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 Washington, DC 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


December 13, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking, music and an opportunity to give back! We are partnering with Together We Rise to assemble and personalized 'Sweet Kits' kits to support the next generation of innovators living in foster care. Children in foster care transition from home-to-home with their processions in trash bags. Make a difference in the lives of these children by replacing trash bags with custom duffle bags.

December 14, 2022 - morning

7:45am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

HR as the Key to 2023 Success

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Ann Addison

Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Northrop Grumman

Today’s turbulent business environment is permanently transforming the employee-employer contract and no one-size-fits-all strategy can accommodate the workforce. Regardless of the disruptor, CHROs/CHCOs are challenged to accept and adapt. What can leaders do now to prepare for the future?

Join this keynote to learn how to:

  • Quickly and effectively pivot your strategy
  • Listen to your employees and redefine the EVP
  • Understand the requirements of tomorrow’s leaders


9:30am - 9:55am  Workshop

1-on-1 Coaching With Dr. Kiki Ramsey

In this 1-on-1 coaching session with Dr. Kiki Ramsey, she provides a safe, controlled, and truthful environment in which leaders can explore their current proficiency, see how they are perceived by others, focus on finding and clarifying current goals, and the appropriate actions to reach those goals.

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Performance and Personal Well-Being – a Working Relationship

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Dr. Erin Eatough

Director of Labs

BetterUp

Our overall well-being underscores everything we do, including our quality of work. Many organizations adopt wellness solutions through work perks, but employees today expect programs that support all dimensions of their lives.

In this session CHROs will hear: 

  • Research on employee well-being predicting performance
  • Case studies on the value of improving employee well-being
  • Promising methods to increase employee well-being and productivity

10:00am - 10:45am  Breakout Session

Resetting and Reimagining How We View and Define Talent

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Evaristus Mainsah

VP, People eXperience & Technology, Amazon Ads & IMDb

Amazon

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Robin D. Bailey Jr., MA

Chief Operating Officer

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Marjorie Powell

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

AARP

Diverse companies attract better talent, which in turn build better products and services for an equally diverse customer base. Progressive organizations who embrace talent and elevate their individual capabilities also boost business results. How do you identify blind spots and embrace unexpected sources of talent? How will your organization and culture support and develop that talent?

Join this session for a private, public, and nonprofit approach on:

  • Transparently sharing real-world applications on changing our mental models and how we think about talent
  • Reimagining and bringing innovation to previously untapped talent pools
  • Building bold organizational shifts and developing teams to support emerging areas of your organization

10:00am - 10:45am  Executive Boardroom

From Hire to Retire

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Dr. Nathan Mondragon

Chief IO Psychologist

HireVue

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Vonda Bell

Chief Human Capital Officer

Farm Credit Administration

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Sherri Dickerson

CHCO

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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Jeffery Anoka

Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer

Department of Health and Human Services

Economic uncertainties, cost pressure and shallow talent pools will require organizations to be agile and future-proof their workforce to stay competitive. How are top HR leaders identifying skill gaps, filling them with top talent and retaining that talent? 

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Current labor market demands and its effect on your workforce
  • Challenges with existing hiring processes
  • Methods to look beyond experiences and focus on skills, abilities and 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 CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

10:45am - 11:20am  Networking Break

10:50am - 11:15am  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.

10:50am - 11:15am  Workshop

1-on-1 Coaching With Dr. Kiki Ramsey

In this 1-on-1 coaching session with Dr. Kiki Ramsey, she provides a safe, controlled, and truthful environment in which leaders can explore their current proficiency, see how they are perceived by others, focus on finding and clarifying current goals, and the appropriate actions to reach those goals.

December 14, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Rethinking Workplace Culture to Win the New Contest for Talent

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Gary Beckstrand

VP, O.C. Tanner Institute

O.C. Tanner

The next normal is emerging following years of crisis that has caused the greatest talent upset of our time, exacerbating the challenge for CHROs to create a fulfilling employee experience. Join Gary Beckstrand, VP, O.C. Tanner Institute as he shares new insights and strategies from the 2023 Global Culture Report to attract, engage, and retain top talent amid ongoing uncertainty and change.

Session insights include:

  • Rebuilding workplace community
  • Fortifying weary leaders
  • Integrating recognition and symbolism into every-day experiences


11:20am - 12:05pm  Breakout Session

Coaching Resilient Leaders Through Challenges and Change

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Dr. Kiki Ramsey

CEO, The Positive Psychology Coaching and Diversity Institute

Guest Speaker

Challenges arise every day in the workplace whether it’s dealing with disgruntled staff, diversity, budget cuts, changes in management, shortage of good staff, or even managing personal issues. With all these challenges arising there is a need for leaders to understand and employ resilience. In this highly engaging keynote, Dr. Kiki, Executive Coach, and Positive Psychologist will teach leaders how to use coaching as an effective tool to resolve conflict and challenging issues and employ resilience, all while still setting and meeting meaningful company goals and remaining competent leaders.

Dr. Kiki Shares:

  • The Research On What Makes Resilient Leaders
  • How To Overcome The Tough Issues and Remain Relevant
  • How To Use Coaching As A Tool To Resolve Conflict and Develop Resilience

11:20am - 12:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Benchmark Your Return to Office Strategy

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Tia Butler

Chief Human Capital Officer

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Reggie Mebane

Senior Executive Service (SES) Director Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (OEEO)

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Today's workforce demands flexibility and expects employers to provide unique working solutions to accommodate diverse needs, but many existing RTO policies fall short. How can top HR leaders meet business demands while staying competitive with recruitment and retention?

Join this interactive session to collaborate on:

  • Measuring workforce response to existing RTO initiatives
  • Providing flexibility while maintaining an on-site presence
  • Implementing effective and meaningful change to current policies

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: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

12:05pm - 12:35pm  Lunch Service

12:35pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Building a Sustainable Workforce

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Sabra Sciolaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

Firstup

We are in a workforce energy crisis driving an increase in employee burnout. Research shows more than 70% of communicators and HR leaders recognize the crisis and frequently discuss the corrosive impact of digital overload and its drain of workforce energy. 

In this session, CHROs will find solutions for:

  • Identifying the cause of “Productivity Paradox”
  • Reducing energy drain while building a more sustainable workforce
  • Evolving to intelligent digital communication

1:10pm - 1:25pm  Break

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Developing Leaders at All Levels

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Mark Hamberlin

EVP, Chief People Officer

Clark Construction Group

HR leaders today are tasked with finding seamless learning & development solutions to elevate key talent. Building compelling leadership skills can start at any level within your organization. How can HR leaders customize their approach to meet employees at their unique development stages?

Join this session to learn and discuss:

  • Creating homegrown methods of leadership development
  • Assessing your talent map and covering gaps
  • Approaching training for employees in a holistic way

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Breakout Session

Shifting the Conversation — Realistic Retention Strategies

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Amy Leschke-Kahle

VP Performance Acceleration, Marcus Buckingham

ADP

In today’s talent economy, developing and keeping talent is a critical need. How can HR leaders spearhead a shift in retention conversations and build an environment that honors each person’s skills, helps them do their best work and gives them space to grow?

Join this session to discuss:

  • The framework and frequency of conversations to support growth and retention
  • How to evaluate business needs to place employees in positions to optimize their skills
  • The changing data and trends in employee retention

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Using Employee Experience to Build Agile Organizations

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Peter Soule

Global Human Resources Strategic Advisor

SAP SuccessFactors

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Rita Grazda

Vice President Human Resources

SICPA North America

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Brendan Johnson

Senior Vice President and CHRO

Adventist HealthCare

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Keith Vavra

CHRO

ST Engineering

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 this interactive boardroom 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: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

1:25pm - 2:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Adoption and Minimize Fatigue

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Kristi Baldwin

CHRO

Prince George's County Public Schools

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Melissa Hurst

Chief Human Resources Officer

American Red Cross

Organizations need to transform to stay competitive, yet only a quarter of planned changes are clear successes. As the workforce evolves, organizations must also prioritize effective change management to keep employees productive and engaged. How are today's HR leaders efficiently communicating and executing changes?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Past change management experiences, challenges and results
  • Involving your people in building an efficient change management program
  • Sustaining enterprise change and minimizing resistance

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: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

December 14, 2022 - afternoon

2:10pm - 2:40pm  Networking Break

2:15pm - 2:40pm  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.

2:15pm - 2:40pm  Workshop

1-on-1 Coaching With Dr. Kiki Ramsey

In this 1-on-1 coaching session with Dr. Kiki Ramsey, she provides a safe, controlled, and truthful environment in which leaders can explore their current proficiency, see how they are perceived by others, focus on finding and clarifying current goals, and the appropriate actions to reach those goals.

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Putting Employees First

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Maureen Waterston

Chief Human Resources Officer

Leidos

As industries struggle to retain workers, Leidos found a way to embrace what makes Leidos great and prioritized a renewed focus on advancing culture to help every employee achieve personal and professional success. They call this Leidos Life. 

Join this session for a case study on:

  • Embracing flexibility in where, when and how employees work to deliver on the mission
  • Fostering a 360° approach to well-being allowing each employee to build their best selves
  • Offering a diverse menu of career development, with an emphasis on technical upskilling to build a dynamic workforce

2:45pm - 3:30pm  Breakout Session

Gameshow: Buzzers Over Buzzwords

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Grady Tripp

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

TEGNA

What's your community's top priority? What do your C-Level peers consider the largest hurdle in when it comes to accomplishing their goals? In this fun, highly-interactive, game-show-style session, we'll put your knowledge to the test. 

Come on down to:

  • Compete in a data-driven, community-specific quiz game
  • Learn more about the struggles and opportunities reported by members of your governing body
  • Share and expand on these reported goals and challenges


2:45pm - 3:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Energizing Engagement Strategies to Curb 'Quiet Quitting'

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Shawn Stokes

Director of Human Resources

Prince George's

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Tammy Kness

SVP, Human Resources & Communications

General Dynamics Information Technology

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Mary Kay Gribbons

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sunrise Senior Living

The newly coined term reflects an antiquated behavior where employees reject putting in the extra effort. Amidst economic and workforce reshuffling, keeping your people motivated is more critical than ever. How can CHROs balance business priorities while improving employee engagement?

Join this boardroom session to discuss:

  • Challenges with engagement in hybrid and remote environments
  • Strategies to avoid burnout and boost productivity
  • Meeting employee expectations on compensation, career development and flexibility

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: alisa.hauser@evanta.com

3:30pm - 3:45pm  Networking Break

3:45pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Fueling Effective Leadership

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Leanne Caret

EVP, Senior Advisor

The Boeing Co

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Roland Edwards

Chief Human Capital Officer

Department of Homeland Security

Effective leadership aligns your personal and professional experiences with your authentic voice – a voice others recognize as genuine and one which inspires and empowers others to do the same. It also means actively listening to your team, business partners and customers and ensuring you act, not only with purpose, but with empathy.  

This fireside chat will discuss:

  • Advocating for and empowering your people
  • Ethical and purposeful decision-making
  • Building fulfilled leaders while yielding stronger business and mission outcomes

4:20pm - 4:50pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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Evanta programs are uniquely positioned to succeed in the current landscape.

  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

We are committed to creating the safest possible environment for all participants, partners, and associates. As a part of our commitment we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines. Information on vaccinations, face mask guidance, on-site safety measures, and more, can be found here: Health and Safety Resource Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 1 (800) 325-3535.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $161 USD (plus tax) is December 12, 2022.

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Alisa Hauser

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773-960-3997

alisa.hauser@evanta.com