Redefining equity and inclusion
Desiree Adaway, CEO of The Adaway Group has over 20 years of experience researching and helping organizations pinpoint their trigger points when it comes to inclusivity. Her work helps leaders foster stronger relationships amongst employees and invest in programs that encourage employee development of all identities. She acknowledges that we are born into a world filled with assumptions, stigmas, and social identities that guide our decisions and perceptions.
Change Capable Leadership
Holly Burkett, Principal at Evaluation Works, has helped countless teams embrace change while avoiding common pitfalls (like change failure, employee burnout, and poor communication). She addresses two major types of change, while identifying transformational change as the primary growth roadblock for many leaders. This type of complex change requires consistent time and attention to continually keep up with industry pace, understand new market demands, and analyze the needs of your employees.
Creative Workplaces Spark Stronger Connections
Shea Coakley, co-founder of multiple businesses like: Leanbox, Grind, The People Opps Society, and PERKS━helps create happier, healthier, and more productive employees. Shea understands that employees produce their best work and are happiest when they feel empowered by their employer and provided benefits that speak to their needs. So he’s created business models that do exactly that!
Minding the Resume Gap
Denise Caleb, Executive VP of Strategic Partnerships at Talent Plus, Inc. knows the importance of understanding and caring for employees in all different life stages. She recognizes that, like every person, every career path is unique. It’s the job of the leader to utilize different technology and communication techniques to understand, meet, and set their employees up for success despite where they are in their personal and professional journey.
turn stories into sustainable growth!
Daniel Jacobs, CEO and Founder of Avanoo helps leaders scale, sustain and drive ROI by creating positive company cultures through storytelling. With the use of AI he can create a map of a company’s culture – identifying their strong points and where opportunities exist. He believes that if you aren’t investing the time and effort into telling your own story, someone else will.
Modern Perks for the Modern Workplace
Alexa Baggio, Co-founder and Executive Director of PERKS is restarting the conversation around employee benefits and experiences. Longing for more thoughtful and modern solutions to workplace improvement and employee experience, Alexa co-founded the PERKS Convention to showcase the variety of benefits available for teams. She has seen firsthand the continuous transformation of benefits and new ideas that have been used to accelerate and improve company culture.
sustainability in business and HR
Lisa Calicchio, Senior VP, CHRO, and head of Sustainability at GAF shares her insights on how, as a business leader, you can increase your productivity, streamline processes, and manage time effectively, all while creating and operating a sustainable business. She recognizes that in order to effectively manage your internal systems, you must first have a full understanding of your business—that begins with understanding the current and future role of each employee.
inspiring workplace equality
Amy Bess, Shareholder and Chair, Labor and Employment Practice at Vedder Price PC, shares her insight on the importance of having difficult conversations to create compliant, productive workplaces that are focused on meeting and exceeding business objectives. Her expertise will provide you with proactive steps that you, as an employer, should be taking to cultivate a culture of inclusion.
running HR Like a Business
Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research Advisory, outlines a clear map of how organizations and leaders should be thinking about transformative technology, automation, and artificial intelligence. Ben shares the startling reality that today’s current job vacancies outweigh the human’s available in the workforce.
Job Security and a Sense of Belonging
Balancing Mission and Management
AUTHENTICITY, STRATEGY, AND TECHNOLOGY
DIGITAL WORK AND INNOVATION
Strategies for Scalable Growth
Zeno PIzzighella, Manager of Organizational Development at 14 West (The Agora Companies), shares how, as a leader in HR or People Management, you can develop a deeper understanding of your people, their talents, and ambitions to ultimately prepare them for success. Zeno acknowledges the influence of rapidly changing technology and an increasingly global workforce, and encourages organization to stay nimble if they want to remain competitive.
Empowering Inclusion in the Workplace
Utilizing Technology to Streamline Talent
Cassie Whitlock, Director of Human Resources at BambooHR, strives to humanize HR and create caring, people-focused work cultures. She shares her insights and breaks down the vital role technology plays in streamlining talent acquisition processes, creating management efficiencies, and personalizing the employee experience.
LeGALITY OF HR IN THE MODERN ERA
Louis Lessig, Partner at Brown & Connery, LLP, offers a new perspective on the future of work. His 20+ years of experience in litigation has allowed him to see firsthand various organization’s position in regards to #metoo movement, harassment cases, hostile work environments, and wage/hour irregularities. Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “Top 40 Attorneys Under 40”, Louis is no stranger in educating organizations on how to establish equal, fair, and positive work cultures.
Affordable People-Centric Company Perks
Amy Spurling, CEO and Co-Founder of Compt, provides companies with a modern take on personalizing employee benefits programs. Named Boston’s “CFO of the Year” by Boston Business Journal, Amy is no stranger to helping organizations of all sizes identify which benefits in the marketplace are best suitable to fulfill employee needs and accommodate a diverse workforce.
A Purposeful Approach to Success
William Schiemann, CEO of Metrus Group and author of Fulfilled!, shares why future business success depends on leaders ability to understand their employees from a holistic standpoint. His methodology encourages the intersection of personal and company goals to help employees find greater success and happiness in all aspects of life.
Mindset + Agility = Profitability
Dr. Pamela Meyer, leading Agile Innovation Catalyst and author of Agility Shift, says that her former career in theater influenced her to work with creative and collaborative business teams. Pamela shares how she helps leaders shift away from settling for mediocrity to embrace a more forward-thinking mindset. This approach empowers leaders to keep their organizations relevant and foster a culture where people bring their whole selves to work.
Market Value of HR Leadership
Dave Ulrich, Ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top 5 coach in Forbes, and recognized on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers. He shares his expertise and focus on HR outcomes, governance, and practices behind HR. Tune in to hear why he has been named “HR thought leader of the decade”.
Tech's Impact on people and profits
Franz Gilbert, Vice President of Solution Provider Programs at Bersin, Deloitte reveals how technology is spearheading and transforming jobs, human resource departments, and organizations as we know it. He shares his view on technology and innovation in business as two-fold; how it will directly impact the lives of millions of people in the marketplace, and how it will change the hiring and employee process within companies.
The Reality of Talent vs. Grit
Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO of Character Lab, psychologist, and bestselling author of GRIT divulges her research on organizational and personal success. She analyzes one’s level of grit and how it plays a key role in creating a culture that is built with a common purpose, has structured goals, and a clear vision for prosperity.