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INSIGHTS
& INSPIRATION

The 2022 C2HR CON Committee is dedicated to delivering a can’t-miss conference focused on people, purpose and performance. With a forward-thinking mindset, our speakers will share proven strategies, identify trends and examine the data driving today’s HR initiatives. 

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

All times shown in Eastern Time (ET).

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tUESDAY, Aug 9

11:00

Lisa Sun Keynote Address:

Pivoting with Purpose

12:15

Embracing the Employee

of the Future

1:30

Cultivating Courage: Reframe Results to Compel Action

2:30

A Brave New World: Virtual Onboarding

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WEDNESDAY, Aug 10

11:00

Cultivating an Innovative Culture & Engaged Workforce

12:15

Employment Law:

Pay Transparency

1:30

AI: Innovating Talent Acquisition & Development

 

2:30

The Great Reimagination

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THURSDAY, Aug 11

11:00

Crisis Management & Communications

12:15

Extinguishing Workplace Stress & Burnout

1:30

Advancing DEIJ Beyond Words

2:30

The Convergence of Change, Culture and Innovation

SESSION DETAILS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PIVOTING WITH PURPOSE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

11:00 am

 

Featuring:

Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, Gravitas

(Learn more about LIsa's dynamic approach to business by watching this video.)

 

During an upset or challenge, the natural reaction is to experience paralysis. In an inspiring keynote address, Lisa Sun shares how to take advantage of your personal strengths, capabilities, and individual “superpower” to identify ways to uniquely contribute and open up an entire solution-set for change. Blending insights from her own experience pivoting GRAVITAS during the pandemic, Lisa demonstrates that when you rethink elements of your life, your work, and your industry around an authentic purpose (not profit), everyone else will come along for the ride – raising their own hands to help create long-term impact.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Reflect upon and identify their own personal strengths, capabilities, and individual superpowers

  2. Establish ways to align their strengths and capabilities to create a solution for change

  3. Learn actionable strategies and tactics for maintaining and sustaining solutions for change and adapting as needed

EMBRACING THE EMPLOYEE OF THE FUTURE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

12:15 pm

 

Speakers:

John Kovac, SVP. Brand/Marketing/Creative, Cox Enterprises

Dr. Vinod Vincent, Assistant Professor of Management, Clayton State University

Fang Xu, Head, Talent Acquisition & Diversity, A+E Networks

Rebecca Zambrana, VP, HR, INSP

Shifting employee priorities and the war for talent amid The Great Resignation are converging to shape the employee of the future. This session will look at the situation from the employee and employer perspectives and identify how companies are leveraging data to approach their employment brand with rigor and disrupt the recruiting and retention processes to prepare for the realities of the future of work.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess how the pandemic shifted employees’ expectations in terms of flexibility, pay, benefits and more

  2. Identify employers’ sought-after skills for the future of work (resilience, empathy, agility) and how to create dynamic job descriptions that resonate

  3. Analyze how companies are winning the war for talent amid The Great Resignation and disrupting recruiting and retention processes to prepare for an ongoing labor shortage

CULTIVATING COURAGE: REFRAME RESULTS TO COMPEL ACTION 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

1:30 pm

 

Featuring:

Lisa Sun, Founder & CEO, Gravitas

What is holding you back from being bold? Often, it’s disappointing experiences and how organizations define success which can reinforce limiting beliefs and force most of us to default to what worked before—our comfort zones. Instead of thinking differently and embracing opportunities, we focus on our flaws and silence our potential to step out and create something truly remarkable. In this eye-opening conversation, Lisa provides practical tips on how organizations can implement soft and hard feedback loops to cultivate courage and empower teams to discover new approaches, embrace lessons learned and build capabilities that drive innovation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify a step-by-step process to cultivate courage and spur innovation within your organization

  2. Identify steps to transform courage from a fleeting moment to a regular practice

  3. How to use hard and soft metrics and feedback loops to create a more holistic measure for success

A BRAVE NEW WORLD: VIRTUAL ONBOARDING 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

2:30 pm

Speakers:

Chad Prosser, Senior Program Manager, Cox Communications

Chance Cassidy, VP, Employee Service Center, Charter Communications

 

While the pandemic halted many aspects of our daily lives, it did not stop the need to recruit talent. As a result, the traditional onboarding process was shifted to a virtual model. During this dynamic conversation between two experts, attendees will explore how industry employers have innovated the preboarding/onboarding process to elevate engagement, improve retention and facilitate the transition from new hire to confident employee.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define elements of pre-boarding, onboarding and when each starts and ends

  2. Identify impact of preboarding and onboarding on retention

  3. Evaluate how companies shifted to a virtual onboarding process during the pandemic and identify the lessons learned

  4. Discuss what the future of onboarding looks like in the “new normal”

CULTIVATING AN INNOVATIVE CULTURE & ENGAGED WORKFORCE

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

11:00 am

 

Speakers:

Stephen Lee, VP, EMEA Portfolio Strategy & Innovation, Warner Bros. Discovery

Irene Scardia, Senior Manager, EMEA Innovation & Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery

 

Achieving a workforce that is engaged, inclusive and collaborative takes a special kind of commitment. It requires breaking down silos, building trust, and creating a safe environment that encourages risk taking and authentic conversations. The return on investment is significant, impacting the bottom line through improved productivity, retention, and innovation. Join this dynamic duo to explore winning strategies to build a world-class culture through communications, policies and practices.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • How to roll out a new communication platform globally

  • How to shift from silos to collaborative conversations

  • How to build a culture of innovation inside a complex, matrixed organization

  • How to support authentic employee conversations and drive diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout a global workforce

THE IMPACT OF PAY TRANSPARENCY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

12:30 pm

Speakers:

Angela Conklin, SVP, HR, Vyve

Mark Konkel, Partner, Kelley Drye

While an increasing number of states are implementing pay transparency laws, compliance requires more than a few changes to internal processes. Our panel of experts will increase your awareness of the emerging laws and help you understand what it takes to create clarity around compensation and foster a culture of transparency. The group will also detail the far-reaching benefits of pay transparency on recruiting, retention, pay equity and the overall employee experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand pay transparency regulations and the employee activities that they protect

  • Explore how compensation analytics can help identify salary discrepancies and promote pay equity

  • Explore workplace policies, practices and processes that support a culture of transparency

INNOVATING TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT THROUGH AI

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

1:30 pm

 

Speaker:

Chris Hester, Senior Director, Talent & Learning Solutions, Comcast

 

Imagine harnessing the power of data to drive strategic decision making, cultivate DEI,  save time and improve user experiences in the moments that matter throughout the employee life cycle. Our AI expert will share how to empower employees to own their careers by equipping them with a robust, integrated portal for networking, upskilling, career planning and career growth. He will also reveal how technology can support recruiting, L&D and workforce planning in the Future of Work.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways to use AI to gain business process efficiencies

  • Explore how technology can enhance the employee experience and unburden complexities

  • Support strategic business decisions by leveraging large and complex datasets to find natural patterns and phenomenon

  • Implement smart tools and resources to drive a more diverse pipeline of talent engagement, high adoption of gig assignments, and better insights for workforce planning

  • Maximize SaaS platforms (or integrated technologies) to connect recruiting, talent management and L&D

THE GREAT REIMAGINATION

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

2:30 pm

 

Speakers:

John Brownridge, Principal, Deloitte

Karen Weisz, Managing Director & Human Capital Leader, Deloitte

With employees more willing than ever to leave for fresh opportunities, and companies struggling to resume pre-pandemic operations with fewer people, leaders have an opportunity to reimagine the workforce, the workplace, and work itself. This session will explore the reasons and triggers behind why workers are leaving, and share powerful strategies to reimagine what’s next. Leaders from Deloitte’s Human Capital practice will share insights to better empower people, rethink talent strategies, shift from traditional workforce systems to more flexible ecosystems, and create a better experience for all employees while delivering superior outcomes for customers and stakeholders. To further unlock this potential, leaders need to shift their thinking on talent and the very nature of work itself. We believe that begins with our ability to understand industries and sectors deeply, connect with their purpose, and see how each role and process serves organizations and the forces at play.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the various factors fueling The Great Resignation

  • Explore ways that companies are using a new mindset to transform work and expand employee capabilities

  • Identify how to analyze output versus outcomes and to set ambitious goals to reevaluate alternatives

CRISIS MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

11:00 am

 

Speakers:

Paul Homer, Senior Director, Employee Relations, ESPN

Abby Viellette, Director, Human Resources, ESPN

 

Keep calm and carry on is a popular slogan that encourages resilience in the face of adversity. It’s a lot easier to achieve if one has a plan of action in place before the challenge arises. During this session, two experts will engage in a dynamic dialog to break down HR’s role in crisis planning and the importance of clear and consistent communications to employees to reduce fear, uncertainty and the spread of misinformation.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of HR involvement and preparation/training in crisis management before a crisis

  2. Identify how to navigate external factors and stakeholders to preserve the internal employee experience

  3. Explore how to tailor communication vehicles and tone/style in times of high emotion

Extinguishing Workplace Stress & Burnout

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

12:15 pm

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify neuroscience research on how stress impacts the human body

  2. Define burnout and its symptoms

  3. Explore proven breakthrough strategies to prevent and manage burnout, anxiety and stress in the workplace

ADVANCING DEIJ BEYOND WORDS TO MEANINGFUL IMPACT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

1:30 pm

 

Speakers:

Matthew Harrison, SVP, Talent & Development & DEI, Jackson Healthcare

Erin Mitchell Richeson, VP, Inclusion & Diversity, Cox Enterprises

Melanie Miller, Inclusion Strategist, Melanie Miller & Associates

Mari Sifo, CHRO, SWM International

 

This dynamic panel will challenge your thinking on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice initiatives and reveal pathways to advance your organization’s efforts. The expert panelists will discuss how organizations move beyond diversity statements and ERGs to cultivate a culture that champions DEIJ and delivers measurable results. The group will explore how policies, practices and leadership must embody the core tenets of diversity and inclusion to achieve true equity.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Expand your understanding of the scope of DEIJ initiatives within a company

  • Identify how the pandemic and global social movements (#metoo, #fightasianhate, #blm) have impacted corporate DEI policies, initiatives and social activism

  • Assess how companies successfully communicate their DEI efforts internally and externally to stakeholders including employees, investors, and consumers, without exposing their organizations

tHE CONVERGENCE OF CHANGE, CULTURE & INNOVATION

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

2:30 pm

Speakers:

Nicole Helprin, SVP, People Development, Paramount

Rachel Kay, VP, Talent & Strategic Development, Hearst

In a time when disruption has become the norm, HR professionals responded with resilience, agility and a fierce focus on elevating the employee experience. As we chart a course toward the future, we know change is inevitable, innovation is critical, and culture is the key to not just surviving but thriving.
 

While some of us may break out into a cold sweat thinking about the amplified changes yet to come, our panel of thought leaders and game-changers see our continued state of disruption as an opportunity to innovate and grow. In our closing session, we will get into their heads to glean insights into how to embrace change, foster culture and invent the future of work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how culture impacts employees’ ability to navigate change and innovate

  • Learn how a shift in your perspective can turn uncertainty into opportunity

  • Discover the myriad factors that are shaping the future of work in our industry