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06/27/2020

Educational Program | Talent Acquisition: Creating your Organization's Strategy**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Registration includes the post conference virtual session. Additional fees apply.

**This program is associated with the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Ready to win the war for talent? Obtain the necessary skills and understanding to implement a talent acquisition strategy at your organization. Discover the benefits of workforce planning. Learn the steps to improve your candidate experience and employment branding. Explore recruiting and sourcing strategies for developing a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline. Reflect on case studies and newly-acquired expertise to apply what you learn to your organization. 

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Build your talent acquisition strategy to attract top talent
• Market an employment brand that positions your organization as an employer of choice
• Incorporate workforce planning as part of the process for developing a robust talent pipeline
• Expand strategies for recruiting and sourcing
• Create a positive candidate experience
• Evaluate and select candidates that are a right fit for your organization
• Measure the impact of your talent acquisition strategy using metrics

Creating Change in a Highly Resistant Organization
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Wanda Ganjehsani, Founder and CEO , Foundation of Performance, LLC.
Workplace Application:
If leaders within an organization start to see their employees as people and not objects, the shape of the organization begins to change and people become engaged. 

Does your organization fail at change? Learn how a community-owned hospital successfully launched a new learning and management system (LMS). This case-study-based session examines how one organization, highly resistant to change due to several failed initiatives and poorly executed software implementations, embraced a new learning and performance management system. You'll learn how using a five-step change management model produced a radical 76% employee participation rate within the first month of launch. You will also learn how to use a five-step change model based on the acronym HABIT and adapt it to your needs. The HABIT model is designed to involve the leaders and employees’ months before the proposed change. The five essential steps to the model are as follows:

Human Connections: Building relationships and trust among leaders and employees. Empowering them with an owner's mindset to get them engaged from the beginning of the process. 

Ability: Confirming before any change is implemented that the employees can perform the change. Do they have the skills, knowledge, and motivation to change?  

Benefit: Otherwise known as ‘What Is in It for Me?’ How will the change benefit the leaders, employees, and even the customers, and more importantly, why should they care?

Instituting Change: Appoint and train change agents within the organization. Change agents should be a mixture of leaders and employees, including some of the harshest critics of the change.  

Transparency: Communicating with leaders and employees on a designated day each week. It is essential to be upfront about challenges as well as successes. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the number one reason organizational change initiatives fail.
  • Identify how to overcome the harshest critics by empowering them to be the change agents within your organization.
  • Explain and demonstrate how the HABIT five-step change management model can be leveraged for successful organizational change initiatives.
Deconstructing the People Problems to Create Actionable Solutions
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Karlyn Borysenko , Principal, Zen Workplace
Workplace Application:
People problems are everywhere – instead of being mystified by the failure of “soft skills”, a simple, straightforward process facilitates a confident, predictable approach to addressing people issues. 

From general interpersonal conflict to how to deal with the most difficult employees, human resources professionals have to be prepared to tackle a variety of "people" problems on a daily basis. This workshop provides a model to help them tackle those problems effectively to create positive forward momentum. The goal of this workshop is real-world application. It is highly interactive and you are encouraged to come prepared to discuss some of the most pressing "people" problems you experience in your organization to use as examples in our exercises. You will be guided through a simple process that will help to break those problems down to discover root causes, and then create actionable strategies to move toward resolution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the psychology of how people make decisions in the workplace, and how to influence behavioral change.
  • Learn the most common roadblocks that get in the way of creating an engaging and fulfilling work experience.
  • Discover a model for creating actionable strategies to address the "people problems" in the office.
Managing Your Managers to Manage Better: A Practical and Necessary Look
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
Workplace Application:
Most managers aren’t born knowing how to manage and lead. But they CAN be taught, and better managers can be built. 

How many times has it happened? We promote to management high-performing employees because they are really good at their jobs. Upon promotion, we send them off and hope that they actually have the ability to lead. MISTAKE! We cannot assume that our managers, new or experienced, have the tools necessary to lead and manage those who report to them. These skills are not inherent in everyone and managers frequently must be taught how to manage! This fast-paced, business-focused and practical workshop will take you through the education managers need. This interactive session will provide you, step-by-step, with the key topics managers need to learn most. Even more, we will give you the actual material and presentations so that you, as HR, can bring this knowledge back to your organization. We will focus on the hiring and interview process, performance management (including documenting discipline and performance appraisals), dealing with employees not meeting business needs, the importance of empathy and of managers humanizing themselves so as to keep employees engaged and motivated, reporting responsibilities when complaints are brought or medical conditions disclosed, and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the subject matter on which managers must be educated.
  • Provide training techniques so that HR can meaningfully and practically bring back to their managers the tools they need effectively to lead.
  • Evaluate how managers can keep their employees motivated and engaged through “soft skills” and effective performance management.
  • Analyze the skills managers need with respect to hiring and interviewing and reporting complaints brought forward to them.
The DNA of Engagement: Leveraging Individual & Team Motivation to Enhance Team Dynamics
06/27/2020 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

| Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Jacob Goldstein, President, The Leadership Laboratory
Workplace Application:
Learn methodologies to create an environment where people feel motivated to do their best work. 

As we assume new responsibilities that come with our new leadership roles, one of the most magical discoveries is when we learn how to effectively empower and build up our direct reports. This requires openness to new ideas, a desire to support the professional growth of our peers and effective communication skills. Whether working with their highest performers or the ones with the most room for growth, smart leaders are constantly contemplating how to motivate and influence their teams to succeed. So often we rely on external rewards yet these can only work for so long. The people and projects we lead require different motivation styles, especially as we begin to empower others to take on new challenges and responsibilities. In this session, you'll learn the building blocks of successful communication to enhance individual and team efficacy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the three types of motivation.
  • Determine specific strategies to create an environment where intrinsic motivation is especially high.
  • Reflect on current leadership practices, and apply new theories to enhance personal leadership.
  • Establish a stronger community of like-minded individuals and rising thought leaders.
  • Develop an action plan to implement key lessons into project leadership.

06/28/2020

Educational Program | Talent Acquisition: Creating your Organization's Strategy**
06/27/2020 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications
06/28/2020 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM | Provided in Pre-Event Communications

15.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Registration includes the post conference virtual session. Additional fees apply.

**This program is associated with the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Ready to win the war for talent? Obtain the necessary skills and understanding to implement a talent acquisition strategy at your organization. Discover the benefits of workforce planning. Learn the steps to improve your candidate experience and employment branding. Explore recruiting and sourcing strategies for developing a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline. Reflect on case studies and newly-acquired expertise to apply what you learn to your organization. 

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Build your talent acquisition strategy to attract top talent
• Market an employment brand that positions your organization as an employer of choice
• Incorporate workforce planning as part of the process for developing a robust talent pipeline
• Expand strategies for recruiting and sourcing
• Create a positive candidate experience
• Evaluate and select candidates that are a right fit for your organization
• Measure the impact of your talent acquisition strategy using metrics

Succession Planning for Results: Strategic Insights and Practice Guidelines for Building a Strong Talent Pipeline
06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Amy Hirsh Robinson, MBA, Principal, Interchange Group
Workplace Application:
Effective succession planning practices prepare and shape leaders for the roles and challenges of the future, not the past. When positioned for simplicity and results, succession planning engages management, develops careers and builds strong leadership pipelines. 

Most succession plans are irrelevant to today’s business challenges. Disruptions to business models, demographic shifts, automation and economic volatility have changed leadership requirements for organizations, yet there is little practical discussion about how to retool succession planning and leadership development practices to meet evolving future needs. This workshop takes a strategic look at the competencies and roles necessary to lead organizations of the future and presents a practical guide to building an effective succession planning practice in your organization. You will utilize hands-on guides and interact with the instructor, a thought leader in the field of talent management, and peers to map out and apply the best succession planning practices for your organization. You will be grouped by industry, organization type and size to share common problems and discuss meaningful solutions to the unique challenges you face. This is a working session full of real-world examples and thoughtful frameworks to achieve results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the seven trends disrupting traditional succession planning models and leadership competencies.
  • Gain successful strategies for building and promoting the business case for succession planning in your organization.
  • Obtain the key components of an effective succession planning program and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Gain a framework for identifying critical roles to include in succession planning.
  • Learn five steps for retooling succession planning and leadership development for simplicity and success.
The Realities of Employee Engagement and the Employee Experience
06/28/2020 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Additional Fee & Registration Required

4.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Relationship Management
Presenter:
David S. Cohen, Founder and Contrarian Consultant, DS Cohen & Associates
Workplace Application:
Learn how to unbundle concepts of employee engagement, employee experience, employee value proposition and employee lifetime value, in order to focus on what is meaningful for your employees. 

Employee engagement is an overused, variously defined term that causes much confusion. While engagement is something that every employee hopes for and every employer desires, surveys say that engagement is low and disengagement high. The issue is how to distinguish the concept of employee engagement from the concept of a good employee experience. A company that can retain its staff and meet its objectives can be the right place for an individual employee; from a practical perspective, however, it may not be the right place for every employee. A great work environment for some may not be great for others. Focusing on what is meaningful for your employees is essential for a talent-driven company. There is no one right answer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ask the correct questions to define employee engagement, employee experience, employee value proposition and employee lifetime value in your company.
  • Understand the definitions, decode the anachronisms, differentiate between the concepts and learn their impacts.
  • Understand the drivers of employee engagement: what executives say they will do for people versus what they and other managers actually do.
  • Know the six key factors that determine employee engagement, which leads to productivity, innovation and retention.
  • Put into perspective the rhetoric and consultant-speak concerning employee engagement.
Supporting your Employees in their Caregiving Roles
06/28/2020 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM |

| Competencies: Consultation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Lisa Perez, President, HBL Resources, Inc.

One out of every six employees in the US provides care to a relative or friend and the number is expected to grow exponentially over the coming decade - as people are living longer, often with complex care needs, and family members step in to fill caregiving gaps.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the issues regarding Caregivers in the Workplace.
  • Discuss methods regarding creating a Culture of Awareness.
  • How to prepare for the conversation to obtain C-Suite Support.
  • Identify the challenges associated with Implementing Caregiving benefits.
  • Discover the resources available for Employers and Caregivers.

06/29/2020

Recognizing & Reducing Implicit Bias throughout Your Talent Life Cycle
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Eric Ellis, President and CEO, Integrity Development Corporation
Workplace Application:
Unconscious bias has a much greater impact than we may consciously recognize. 

As companies fully include talent from diverse groups, raising awareness and developing skills to both recognize unconscious bias and reduce its impact will improve talent management – from recruiting candidates to assessing and promoting leaders. This is important as a significant body of research highlights the measurable impact that bias plays in these important processes. Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor says, “[Biases] cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others... which leads some of the best people managers to not recognize some of the talents, skills, and abilities of diverse employees."

Learning Objectives:

  • Define where in the talent life cycle implicit bias could have its greatest impact. (Talent acquisition/recruitment, employment assessment/selection, on-boarding, training & development, performance management, succession planning.)
  • Learn about the key competencies necessary to recognize and mitigate the influence of individual and institutional bias.
  • Gain practical tools for reducing the impact of unconscious bias in the performance appraisal process.
  • Gain several proven solutions to implement immediately to transform the effectiveness of your talent management and development systems.
The Hardest Part of HR Is Letting Go. Key Processes and Resources for Effective Employee Termination
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Ethical Practice, HR Expertise, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Melanie Peacock, SHRM-SCP, Associate Professor, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University
Workplace Application:
Competently managing the termination process reduces risk and makes a difficult situation easier for all involved. 

Most HR professionals will tell you the least favorite part of their job is terminating employees. Severing someone's employment relationship is an emotional and laborious process that requires careful planning and thought. Having been involved in almost 100 terminations, join Dr. Melanie Peacock as she shares lessons learned and insights gained through these experiences. You will receive practical tools and strategies to ensure that employee terminations are carried out in the most effective, efficient and humane manner.

Learning Objectives:

  • A review of why terminating employees is a critical, yet difficult, part of an HR professional's role.
  • An overview of common problems encountered during the termination process and how to avoid them.
  • Responses to common questions regarding the termination process such as when to do this, who should be involved and what should happen during the meeting.
  • An explanation of the termination planning process including a checklist to thoroughly prepare.
  • An overview of critical actions that should be enacted after the termination process. 
Using Advocates to Fill Job Openings: The Vital Equation to Help You Hire Better
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, CEO, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
By knowing each piece of the Hiring Equation, you will be equipped to build a strong advocacy and referral program to maximize applicant flow. 

Companies facing a serious talent shortage and struggling to get enough qualified applicants for their openings resort to  throwing serious cash at job boards and recruiters in hopes of finding someone. But in the search for quality applicants, the data is clear: referrals are number one. Partners, present and past employees, vendors, friends, family, and even customers can all be advocates for you--but only if you motivate and make it easy for them. Hiring Optimization expert, Ryan Kohler, walks you through the Hiring Equation behind creating an advocacy and referral program that gets more applicants for less money.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the data that shows how referrals are the best source of quality hires and the importance of implementing a process in your company that goes beyond employee referrals.
  • See the Hiring Equation that illustrates how to maximize applicant flow.
  • Review the data that says 'hiring' is really just 'marketing', learn the must-know strategy for creating the ultimate 'job product' that is unique, compelling, and credible, and see the blueprint the most successful HR teams use to multiply the number of applicants 300-500% over other methods.
  • Understand how to motivate partners, present and past employees, friends & family, and even customers to refer applicants to your open positions with an advocacy and referral program that's easily set up, administered by HR and almost effortlessly understood, shared, and rewarded by referrers.
Using Assessments as a Valid Selection Tool
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Whitney Martin , President , ProActive Consulting
Workplace Application:
Learn how to best use hiring assessments to increase the objectivity and accuracy of your hiring process. 

Infusing additional objective data into your selection process: good. The potential for lawsuits: bad. Hiring the wrong person: just plain ugly. What is the magical formula? How can you increase the accuracy of your selection process while minimizing risk, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency? Appropriately used, well-developed assessments can be the answer as long as you follow some basic scientific principles. This session provides methods to create or critically evaluate and strengthen assessment strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the relative predictive validity of key employee selection methods.
  • Discover a process for identifying what candidate attributes matter most, and will have the biggest impact on key organizational outcomes.
  • Explore different types of assessment instruments, and the strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses of each.
  • Investigate various methods for measuring and quantifying the impact of your selection strategy.
Recruitment Marketing for the Accidental Recruiter
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM |

Presenter:
Ira S. Wolfe, President, Success Performance Solutions
Workplace Application:
Taking an amateur approach to today’s biggest HR challenge immediately puts you at the back of the pack. 

Finding qualified candidates is one of the most significant business challenges today and in the future, and solutions are elusive. Yet many organizations continue to recruit as if technological disruptions are a passing fancy. To complicate matters, many recruiters are promoted or hired without recruitment or digital marketing experience. To win the race for talent, every business - no matter the industry or size - must deliver a spectacular candidate experience. Whether you're an experienced recruiter, HR professional, or landed in the position by chance, this is a must-attend session.  During this session, Ira Wolfe will guide you on a candidate's job search, identify crucial touchpoints, and provide tips and insights how to reach, engage, and convert more qualified job seekers into applicants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 10 signs of a broken recruitment process.
  • Improve the candidate experience at crucial touchpoints.
  • Learn basic digital marketing skills necessary to create a spectacular candidate experience.
The Flip Side of Failure: How Not to Lose Your Top Talent and Competitive Advantage
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, Critical Evaluation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Sarah McVanel , Chief Recognition Officer , Greatness Magnified
Workplace Application:
Most organizations' failure phobia results in competitive, blaming and toxic behaviors that squash innovative and cause top talent to leave. 

Failure isn't something we like to talk about, let alone experience. We play it safe. We contain our expectations. We hide it and wonder 'what's wrong with me?' or 'what's wrong with this place?' What if, instead, we could ACCEPT failure as an inevitable, undeniable reality, and by doing so, build failure-resiliency in our organizations? Through powerful stories of greatness, from Everest Climbers to 3M Scholars, from award-winning Journalists to Olympians, learn how failure was their gateway to success. And how these transferrable lessons can be for your company culture. In this energizing and entertaining presentation (with a few fun twists), awaken possibilities, deepen connections, and improve individual and organizational performance by seeing greatness in a while new light.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build failure resiliency versus resistance with the ACCEPT model.
  • Learn how our brains are hardwired to make us not fail, and simple hacks you can utilize to help unlock.
  • Appreciate that (counterintuitively) organizational cultures that embrace failure actually are healthier, more innovative and desirable places to work with and for.
Candidates as Consumers: How to Optimize Your Recruiting Efforts to Attract Ideal Talent
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Thad Price, CEO, Talroo
Workplace Application:
Fine-tune your recruiting targeting and maximize your return on your investment of time. 

A job posting is way more than just informing candidates of an opening. In today’s low-unemployment environment, you need to attract specific candidates to your specific job. In this session, Thad Price, CEO at Talroo, discusses the new methods candidates are using to look for work, what they expect, and how you can differentiate yourself from your competitors. He shares additional information on how you can get more for your budget with performance-based advertising and the best ways to measure your recruiting success – so you can turn up what works and turn down what doesn't.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand your ideal candidates and where to find them.
  • How to optimize campaigns to create better candidate experiences and conversion rates.
  • How to identify the best metrics to measure recruiting performance.
Remote Success: How My Team Beats Your Team in Their Pajamas
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM |

| Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Chris Dyer, Speaker and consultant, author and CEO , PeopleG2
Workplace Application:
Learn strategies for effectively engaging and managing remote employees to drive successful business outcomes. 

Work used to be something done in offices. Today, it's done in coffeeshops, coworking spaces, and on couches across the world. Not only does remote work provide better work-life balance for employees, it can be highly beneficial to employers as well, including increased employee engagement, higher retention, and lower operating costs. In a world where 76% of Millennials would prefer to have a job that pays less money if it offers flexible work, acquiring top talent is becoming more and more difficult without allowing employees virtual work options. As the CEO of a fully-remote workforce with 26 full-time employees and 3,000 independent contractors, Chris Dyer has a deep understanding of the benefits and challenges that come with virtual teams. Chris attributes much of this success to creating a phenomenal virtual workforce where employees strive to do their best every single day. In this session, Chris shares secrets for a high-performance culture where virtual employees thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to devlop a familial workplace culture where virtual employees feel emotionally connected and invested.
  • Learn how to build two-way trust and better communication between remote employees and managers.
  • Learn how to spot when certain job functions or employees are simply not compatible with remote work.
How Lessons Learned from Reality TV Apply to Selecting Winning Employees
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |

| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Steven Stein, Founder and Executive Chairman, Multi-Health Systems Inc.
Workplace Application:
Reality TV reflects the real workplace, at least in one characteristic. 

In many reality TV shows, contestants are put into situations that test their skills - both physical and mental. Contestants are put in tough situations where they learn about their strengths and weaknesses. But how do they get on the show? And how can we use what we know about selecting winning reality TV contestants to select high performing employees? Dr. Stein provides a unique glimpse into the world of psychological testing through the lens of reality TV. Using insights from the screening of hundreds of candidates and consulting for dozens of shows, Dr. Stein illustrates the parallels between human behavior in television and in the workplace, with a focus on how assessments in selection can bridge the gap between theory and application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover valuable insights into human psychology and behavior from reality TV.
  • How to use assessments to make better selection decisions.
  • Learn the insights you can gain from using multiple assessments to select and understand job candidates.
  • Know key competencies that lead to better performance in reality TV and real work.
Simple Truths of Appreciation and Recognition: Low-Cost or No-Cost Ideas to Keep Employees Engaged
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE, President, Barbara Glanz Communications, Inc.
Workplace Application:
Appreciation may be the most under-appreciated way to engage, motivate and retain talent. 

In tough economic times of having to do more with less, it is critical to find ways besides money to keep employees engaged. According to HR Magazine, sixty-five percent of American workers said they received NO appreciation all last year for the good work they had done, yet the second most important thing people want from their jobs is full appreciation. Best of all, compensation is a right, but appreciation can be a FREE gift! In this inspiring session, Barbara Glanz shares ten simple truths of appreciation as well as dozens of creative ways, at little or no cost, to keep employees happy and productive. Attendees will be able to immediately apply these methods in their work and in their lives. The beauty of appreciation is that we can each give it to anyone we choose for no cost except our awareness and a few moments of our time. As HR leaders become more appreciative – and help others to become more appreciative – of employees and the good work they are doing, they will be shaping a world in which everyone feels valuable and appreciated, and morale, customer service, and loyalty will reach new heights.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the ten simple truths of appreciation.
  • Examine several models as a frame to understand the importance of appreciation in employee engagement and the choices they have to affirm others every day.
  • Explore many creative, no cost or low cost ways to appreciate and recognize employees.
  • Understand that Appreciation is a free gift and be inspired to become a more appreciative leader.

06/30/2020

Building an Inclusive, Engaged Employee Advocacy Program
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Aflac
Workplace Application:
An Employee Advocacy Program bridges the gap between employee need and reluctance to engage. 

While Aflac's Employee Engagement Survey has consistently shown high satisfaction scorecards with the role of HR within the company, the survey also showed that some employees were hesitant to reach out to HR with questions or concerns about their leadership or processes. To address this issue, the Employee Advocacy program was created to serve as the conduit to HR's support network and foster an environment where ALL employees feel free to voice concerns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of open and honest communication between employees and HR.
  • Learn how to implement an Employee Advocacy program.
  • Learn more about the challenges, benefits and results of Aflac's Employee Advocacy program.
Maximum Ability: How to Recruit and Retain Employees with Disabilities
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Paul Artale, Speaker, Author, and Organizational Culture Researcher , Unleash Your Message

This session goes beyond ADA and helps you to understand the personal, social, and medical needs of persons with (dis)abilities, which will ultimately help to create an inclusive culture within your organization to attract and retain talent. This is important as more than 25% of the population has a disability, disability is among the top three EEOC complaints and more than 55% of employees will have a disability by the time they retire. It will be manditory to create inclusive workplaces that attract and retain talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Disability as a social construct.
  • Learn how to create recruitment pipelines to access highly qualified employees with disabilities.
  • Discover best practices in onboarding employees.
  • Understand universal design principles (physical layout and operations).
  • Apply practical tips on how to engage in conversations about ability (I know it can be uncomfortable).
  • Learn the key tenets of Disability Identity Theory.
Follow Me: How to Grow Yourself and Your People
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE, Best-Selling Author and Speaker, Steve Gilliland, Inc.

Fewer than half of today's employees believe that their companies deserve their loyalty. Unfortunately, leaders too often confuse profits with purpose and disregard the principles that drive people. This workshop shows the process of developing exceptional leaders and retaining great employees. No matter where you are at on the leadership ladder, Follow Me™ will show that great cultures are intentional and they are cultivated by people who are engaging, transparent and maintain a style of communication that is frequent, authentic and deep. Employees of great companies see themselves as being part of a greater mission, something that goes beyond pure revenue and profits. This distinctive session will provide you a fresh vision of the leader you can be, and identify the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to grow yourself and your people.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will learn the styles, mindsets, differentiators, and essentials of a leader that drive your culture.
  • You will learn the types of conflict, barriers to conflict resolution, constructive conflict management, and how to assertively confront people
  • You will learn the blind spots to problem solving, four steps to consider when problem solving, and the essentials to problem solving.
  • You will learn why people resist change, keys to leading through change, and the dos and don'ts when administering change.
Internal Talent Mobility: Creating Inside Gigs
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM |

| Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Edie Goldberg, Ph.D., President and Founder, E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Workplace Application:
Make the gig economy work for you and your organization, even if the legal environment has not caught up. 

In an era of rapid change and disruption, companies need to apply the concept of the gig economy inside of their organization to share talent across boundaries by dynamically matching and deploying skills to the work. This creates competitive advantage around an employee experience that both democratizes work and unleashes internal capacity. In this session, you will learn about a new, and quite disruptive, talent operating model that facilitates an organization to dynamically match their internal talent to project-based opportunities within the company. While internal talent mobility has traditionally been about changing jobs to create learning, we are proposing an approach that is more agile and simply makes room for a project. The benefits of getting work done in this new and more agile approach to work will be an increase in employee engagement, improve continuous learning opportunities, and improve organizational innovation and productivity. This session describes a bold new talent operating model that helps organizations to operate in a more agile manner. It allows your employees to bring their best selves to work while offering a platform that encourages continuous reskilling to prepare them for the changing skills required by your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the business case to change the way we work.
  • Gain a new Talent Operating Model that changes our approach to work.
  • Learn the six core principles that support the Inside Gig.
  • Explore a case study to demonstrate the ROI of this new approach to work.
Practical, Effective Recruiting Tactics for 2020 and Beyond
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Tony Lee, Vice President, Editorial, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Workplace Application:
Learn proven strategies, tactics and techniques for successful talent acquisition in today’s tight labor market.  

Succeeding in today’s competitive hiring market requires cutting-edge talent acquisition strategies. This session explores how new and proven recruiting tactics are reshaping the competition for talent. You will learn about new approaches to identify and hire top candidates for salaried and hourly positions, as well as hear insights into how companies are building their employer brand and standing out from their competition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear proven, effective recruiting strategies and advice on how to implement these new ideas.
  • Find out which new technologies are worth investing in to help you to connect with critical talent.
  • Learn branding techniques that will help your company compete for talent successfully.
Untapped: Groundbreaking Research on the Potential of Peer Coaching
06/30/2020 01:00 PM - 01:18 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Aaron Hurst, CEO and Co-Founder , Imperative

In a 2018 survey of 1,000 full-time employees, Imperative found that people report being more than twice as likely to learn from peers as from their managers. The research also points to why peer coaching is, in many ways, preferable to traditional, manager-driven learning. What if we shifted some of our focus to make peer learning more accessible and effective? How would that evolve the workplace to be more human, meaningful, and fulfilling? In the same 2018 survey of a random sample of the U.S. workforce, we asked people if they would be willing to coach a peer if asked: 90% said yes. In a company of 10,000 employees, that would compare to suddenly adding 9,000 people to the learning and development team. Gain an understanding of the opportunity peer coaching presents, discover why it will disrupt learning and development as we know it, and explore how to apply peer coaching at your organization. 

Nine Minutes on Monday: The Surprisingly Simple Way to go from Manager to Leader
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Communication, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Presenter:
James Robbins, President, The Robbins Group
Workplace Application:
Nine Minutes on Monday will give you a quick and simple blueprint to follow to increase the engagement, motivation, and productivity of your staff. 

Get ready for an inspirational, funny, and highly practical session to help you transform your leadership. Managers around the world are feeling the pressure of having too many plates to spin. Nine Minutes on Monday is a simple, easy-to-follow framework guaranteed to increase engagement and motivation among your staff. Thousands of managers around the world are seeing the results of using this simple blueprint. By following the Nine Minutes on Monday process, you will see an increase in employee engagement, a greater loyalty in your staff, and higher morale among your team.

Participants will learn:

  • A simple framework to keep leadership priorities in front of you.
  • The nine, employee needs which lead to higher employee engagement and productivity.
  • Three simple questions to help create more purposeful workplaces.
  • The three essential ingredients employees need to make their jobs more motivational.
  • How to increase an employee's sense of autonomy at work.

07/01/2020

Metrics for Success: Shifting from Engagement to Fulfillment in the Workplace
07/01/2020 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM |

| Competencies: Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
Presenter:
Aaron Hurst, CEO and Co-Founder , Imperative

The organization Imperative leads global research on the topic of purpose at work. In late 2018, it released a major study in partnership with PwC and CECP (Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose) on purpose and fulfillment replacing engagement as a new metric for employee success. The study polled more than 2,000 employees and profiled dozens of executives to gauge their perception of fulfillment versus engagement, understand their current fulfillment at work and examine the performance implications of being fulfilled. Aaron Hurst, Imperative CEO and co-founder, will share the study's powerful implications on future HR strategy and unveil concrete examples of how organizations are shifting their HR practices around fulfillment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish engagement versus fulfillment in the workplace.
  • Understand how employees view engagement versus fulfillment, and why fulfilling work is preferred to engaging work.
  • Assess the future of work and how the new Purpose Economy is disrupting HR as we know it.
7 Proofs That Managers Drive Engagement and Retention, Not HR
07/01/2020 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Consultation, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Richard Finnegan, Chief Executive Officer, C-Suite Analytics
Workplace Application:
If we want to fix retention problems, we need to fix managers first. 

"Turnover's high, go fix it!" is a shudder-inducing phrase for HR professionals, who instantly know that turnover is driven primarily by ineffective leaders who cannot build trust with their teams. Most people leave their managers, not their companies. These same leaders have the lowest engagement scores and highest number of employee complaints. Yet HR remains stuck in this "how do I prove it?" bind, failing to establish influence and therefore power. This session provides established, reputable data each HR pro should not only learn but take back to their C-suites in order to implement real manager-led engagement and retention solutions that work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn detailed studies and resulting data to reinforce the primary roles leaders play in engagement and retention.
  • Learn to deliver this data to C-suite teams, along with specific resulting solutions to build leaders' skills.
  • Learn to incorporate this data into leadership development programs so leaders learn both their impact and the right behaviors to build trust...and therefore engagement and retention.