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9:00 AM

With more than 35 years of HR experience including serving as CHRO at a Fortune 150 company, Susan Schmitt Winchester is an expert at helping individuals and organizations breakthrough barriers to achieve a  higher level of performance, career fulfillment and quality of life. Susan’s approach is rooted in the science of neuroplasticity which is the brain’s ability to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience. Susan will reveal how to replace limiting beliefs with positive insight and experiences that will empower attendees and their teams to achieve their full potential and experience new levels of joy in their professional lives.


The C2HR CON will feature relevant, real-world topics. In addition to the opening and closing sessions, the conference will have three breakout session which allow you to customize your C2HR CON experience by selecting the sessions that you wish to attend.

Break Out Session # 1
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM (pick one)

Unleashing the Power of AI Integration

Whether you’re new to AI or seasoned, this session will provide a practical understanding of how to initiate conversations with leaders about “we are here, and we want to get to there.” After an overview to establish a common language and a live survey to gauge attendees’ AI stages, our experts will detail three powerful frameworks for AI integration. This session will feature a moderated dialogue to share stories and tips among peers. In addition, participants that ask questions will receive a copy of the book “Walking the Talk: Building a Culture for Success.” 

Featured Speakers:

Ashley Munday, Strategic Advisor, ZRG Consulting

Scot Safon, Consultant

Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce

The five generations currently in the workplace have been shaped by different historical events. They have divergent world views. They are motivated by different things and have unique communication styles. As human resources professionals, we are challenged to bridge these differences to create a collaborative environment where all employees can be authentic at work and have their unique needs and expectations met. This session will provide practical insight to  overcome stereotypes, cultivate inclusivity and foster a culture of belonging.

Featured Speakers:

Nikki Bethel, President & CEO, Emma Bowen Foundation

Tiffany Mack-Mohammed, Manager, HR Business Partner, ESPN

Rebecca Zambrana, VP, HR, INSP

Break Out Session #2
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (pick one)

Unraveling the Complexities of Non-Competes

Take a deep dive into the FTC’s non-compete ban and its impact on other restrictive covenants in this highly interactive session. Labor law attorney Mark Konkel will field questions from the audience, share practical tips tailored for HR professionals and provide a look ahead to the election’s potential impact on employment laws.

Featured Speaker:

Mark Konkel, Partner, Kelley Drye

Universal Design: Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Many companies are expanding their scope of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging to include a focus on accessibility for employees with disabilities. The session will explore how employers can support and engage their teams throughout the employee life cycle through recruiting, onboarding, retention, learning, and development, and technology.

Featured Speakers:

Patti Hawkey, Director of Human Resources, Midco

Cecilia Isaacs-Blundin, Senior Director, Total Rewards, Comcast

Petr Kucheryavyy, Senior Accessibility Manager, Charter Communications
Glenn Stress, VP, Global B2B Events & Programs, Global Sales, Marriott

Break Out Session #3
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (pick one)

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!

Wellness & well-being for HR Pros

It's time to make our own physical and mental health a priority. Join this interactive conversation about wellness for HR professionals, as well as tips and tricks to help prevent burnout and incorporate positive well-being practices into your workday. This session will feature an opportunity to participate in guided meditative breathing and stretch exercises. 

Featured Speaker:

Victoria Alverez, Director, Wellbeing & Engagement, Warner Bros. Discovery

Cheyenne Capobianco, Global Wellbeing Specialist, ESPN

Adam DeSantis, Manager, HR Business Partner, ESPN

Empowering Your People Through Talent Mobility

In the modern workplace, technological advances and shifting marketplace dynamics continually impact the skills sets needed for long-term organizational success.  Companies that steadfastly commit to upskilling their labor force and creating clear pathways for career development foster a culture of agility that leads to innovation as well as higher employee engagement and retention. Our panel of experts will share practical insights into implementing a robust talent mobility program including how to leverage technology, navigate common challenges and measure success.

Featured Speakers:

Ashley Costine, Senior Director, Talent Management, Cox Enterprises

Betsy Kippenhan, VP, Global Talent Acquisition, Comcast

Susan Smith, Senior Director, HR Solutions, Cox Communications

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

closing session


Transforming into a Skills-Based Organization

In this digital age, the key to unlocking the full potential of your workforce is a skills-based strategy for hiring and learning and development programs. Not only does this approach address talent scarcity, it empowers your people, elevates engagement, fuels agility and creates a more equitable workplace. Our closing session will begin with an overview of Deloitte’s research on the topic followed by a panel of industry HR leaders sharing  how their organizations are embarking on a skills-based journey.

​Featured Speakers:

Gino Marliani, VP, People Business Partner, Universal Music Group

Ann McGlennen, CHRO, Midco

Frances Symes, Senior Manager, Workforce Transformation, Deloitte Consulting

Abel Sun, Strategy, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting

Ericka Tate, VP, Global People Business Partner, Roku

Lucas Watanabe, Managing Director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting

John Wilson, SVP, People & Culture, Warner Bros. Discovery

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