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06/27/2020

Educational Program | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
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

12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview
Managing change is becoming a major focal point for HR professionals as organizations continue to adapt to an ever-changing workplace. In this two-day seminar, you will use a variety of resources to simulate a change initiative in a realistic work environment. Interact with other students through group discussions, problem solving via a case study, and coaching in a safe learning atmosphere with an experienced change management professional. Gain access to a change management toolkit to reinforce and continue the learning experience outside the classroom.

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Use SHRM’s six-step change framework to guide your change management efforts
• Draw from a range of models that focus on the people side of change
• Develop change initiatives through a case study and simulation
• Identify tools and techniques for assessing change

Educational Program | People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action**
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: Communication, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | 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 People Analytics Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Talent is the biggest investment made by today’s organizations; yet, most people-related decisions are made informally. People analytics involves using people-related data to drive HR and organizational decisions. In this course, you will use the people analytics action plan to help propel the analytics program at your organization. You will explore the analytics maturity model and discover the importance of leveraging strategic partnerships as part of building your organization’s analytics potential. Finally, the program will help prepare you to take a greater leadership role as you begin using analytics to influence your organization’s goals, and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.
 

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Identify organizational problems that can be addressed through people analytics
• Explore quantitative and qualitative tools and methods
• Analyze a sample data set using the people analytics project framework
• Use storytelling to elevate organizational insights

Educational Program | SHRM Essentials of Human Resources*
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

12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview
Human resources incorporates a number of interrelated job functions with a primary mission of recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified employees who will assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives. In this course, you will gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help your organization reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Create a stronger alignment between your organizational and HR goals.
• Build your knowledge of HR practices.
• Apply newly learned HR knowledge to practical activities, similar to those required on the job.
• Plan for ways to transfer the knowledge and skills learned from training to on-the-job tasks.

06/28/2020

Educational Program | Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations*
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

12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview
Managing change is becoming a major focal point for HR professionals as organizations continue to adapt to an ever-changing workplace. In this two-day seminar, you will use a variety of resources to simulate a change initiative in a realistic work environment. Interact with other students through group discussions, problem solving via a case study, and coaching in a safe learning atmosphere with an experienced change management professional. Gain access to a change management toolkit to reinforce and continue the learning experience outside the classroom.

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Use SHRM’s six-step change framework to guide your change management efforts
• Draw from a range of models that focus on the people side of change
• Develop change initiatives through a case study and simulation
• Identify tools and techniques for assessing change

Educational Program | People Analytics: Taking Data-Driven Action**
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: Communication, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | 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 People Analytics Specialty Credential and will fulfill the Educational Program component.

Program Overview
Talent is the biggest investment made by today’s organizations; yet, most people-related decisions are made informally. People analytics involves using people-related data to drive HR and organizational decisions. In this course, you will use the people analytics action plan to help propel the analytics program at your organization. You will explore the analytics maturity model and discover the importance of leveraging strategic partnerships as part of building your organization’s analytics potential. Finally, the program will help prepare you to take a greater leadership role as you begin using analytics to influence your organization’s goals, and provide decision-makers with greater insight into workforce-related considerations.
 

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Identify organizational problems that can be addressed through people analytics
• Explore quantitative and qualitative tools and methods
• Analyze a sample data set using the people analytics project framework
• Use storytelling to elevate organizational insights

Educational Program | SHRM Essentials of Human Resources*
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

12.50 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Early Career

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.


Program Overview
Human resources incorporates a number of interrelated job functions with a primary mission of recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified employees who will assist the organization in achieving its goals and objectives. In this course, you will gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help your organization reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Create a stronger alignment between your organizational and HR goals.
• Build your knowledge of HR practices.
• Apply newly learned HR knowledge to practical activities, similar to those required on the job.
• Plan for ways to transfer the knowledge and skills learned from training to on-the-job tasks.

Business Storytelling: One Size Audience Doesn’t Fit All
06/28/2020 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM |

Presenter:
Janine Kurnoff, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, The Presentation Company
Workplace Application:
Effective business storytelling requires flexibility and adaptability for organization-wide impact. 

Business storytelling is a powerful way to sell ideas, drive connection, and spur action. But often, whether you're faced with a roomful of decision-makers or diverse perspectives, a story that resonates with one person may not move another. Storytelling expert Janine Kurnoff coaches the world's top brands how to use storytelling in everyday business communications. This session gets hands-on with practical, flexible, storytelling fundamentals, fit for the diverse audiences HR professionals face every day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the fundamental concepts of storytelling to any business-related communication, from live presentations, to meetings, emails, voicemails, etc.
  • Explore three common audience scenarios that require you to adjust your story and introduce flexibility into a business narrative.
  • Discover how to analyze your audience to determine their needs and be able to address multiple constituencies.

06/29/2020

Crafting a Strategic Vision and Values-Based Culture to Achieve Your Organization’s Long-Term Objectives
06/29/2020 07:30 AM - 08:45 AM |

| Competencies: Communication, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Joe Urbanski, Chief Operations Officer , Total Solutions Group
Presenter:
Jack Gottlieb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Total Solutions Group, Inc.
Workplace Application:
It’s important tying individual employee’s achievement to that of their department and the organization and ultimately the community or global impact that the business is creating. 

Most strategic planning meetings, sessions, and retreats result in a document that ends up just sitting in a file cabinet vs. actually transforming the focus and approach of your organization. At best, it's laminated in a pretty binding. It's rarely revisited, it's infrequently updated, and it's certainly not reinforced. This session introduces a dynamic five-step process that fosters True Clarity™, Aligned Accountability™ and Purposeful Execution™ to what's Really Most Important™ for your organization in the following four cornerstones of strategic growth: [1] your marketplace, [2] your customers, [3] your organization, and [4] your people.

Goals can be SMART; your vision must be FLY! If you truly want to inspire your people to show up to work with a better attitude, play the game at a higher level, and focus on results as opposed to daily tasks, we must start with a vision that is Fascinating, Lucid, and something that is Yearned for. People must see and feel the connection to the bigger picture and the scope of the work they are doing. It's not only something that you must do for them; it's something that they need from you to build the capability you need today in order to achieve the transformation you want tomorrow. This is the job of the executive team and organizational leaders.

An empowering strategic plan drives the organization to achieve its long-term objectives while guiding what each person needs to focus on every day. That's the easy part. Building a plan that is [A] relevant and compelling to drive profitable growth, [B] sustainable where you consistently execute as one team instead of silos, [C] and replicable so that you can scale more quickly to outperform the competition...that's why you need to get to this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish Your Four Cornerstones in your marketplace, for your customers, within your organization, and with your people so that you have True Clarity to what's Really Most Important to your organizational culture and business strategy.
  • Define Your Strategic Pillars & Deliverables to use as building blocks for your strategic path, milestones, and key performance indicators.
  • Define with absolute clarity a Fascinating, Lucid, and Yearned-for vision, followed by the goals and projects that lead to it, as well as ways to communicate that vision throughout the organization.
  • Develop the Strategic Discipline and hardwire your strategy into the fabric of the organization where it reaches every employee every day in how they achieve results not just get things done.
  • Transform Your Capability to execute your strategy through your business model, infrastructure, processes, and people.
Maximizing and Measuring the People, Planet and Profit Impact of Workforce Flexibility
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM |

| Competencies: Consultation, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Kate Lister, President, Global Workplace Analytics
Presenter:
Cynthia Milota, Director of Workplace Strategy, Ware Malcomb
Workplace Application:
Deliberately engineering workforce flexibility programs drives organizational results far more than random flexibility. 

In most organizations, workforce flexibility isn't a structured program that leads to people working wherever and whenever. It just happens as a result of the mobile tools that make it possible. By simply letting it happen, rather than making it happen, organizations miss out on potential cost savings, attraction and retention opportunities, increased productivity and engagement, environmental impacts and more. In this session, explore the triple bottom line benefits of flexible workplace strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to gain executive buy-in for workplace change in general, and flexible workplace strategies in particular.
  • Examine and appraise the significance of involving Human Resources, Information Technology, Corporate Real Estate and other functional areas of the organization in workplace change initiatives.
  • Describe why and provide examples of the importance to establish goals and measurable results.
Power of Partnership: A Conversation with WW CEO and CPO on the Strategic Importance of HR
06/29/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer, WW International
Presenter:
Kim Seymour, Chief People Officer, WW International

Having the right strategy in place can ignite changes needed to drive the business forward while creating a workplace where employees and employers both thrive. It’s no coincidence that the most successful organizations have an HR or People partner at the table for strategy discussion, planning and decision-making. During this engaging session, you’ll hear how one such successful organization’s head of People works in tandem with their leadership team to engineer organizational success and achieve goals. WW’s CEO Mindy Grossman, a two-time Financial Times’ top 50 women in world business and one of Forbes' 100 most powerful women, will be joined by WW’s CPO Kim Seymour, a 20+ year HR veteran to discuss the strategic importance of HR, and how people can be linked to business results.

Be empowered by their partnership and learn how you can position—or further establish—HR as a true partner in your own organization. Mindy will offer fresh insights on the talent and organizational thoughts that keep CEOs up at night, and Kim will share ideas that can make a real impact. This dynamic duo will leave you with new ideas and actionable learnings that you can take back and apply to your own organization.
 

4sight: Creating the Anticipatory HR Department
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen
Presenter:
Wellington O’Neil Hepburn, Senior Manager, Organizational Development, Training and Development, Commonwealth Bank
Workplace Application:
Effective HR organizations must constantly be looking ahead while addressing the challenges of the present. 

Organizations that anticipate always succeed. These companies are frequently on the pulse of innovation, recognize market forces that impact their industries, understand thoroughly their customers' needs and provide proactive solutions to satisfy their customers. Forward-looking establishments execute with precision and excellence, and as a result dominate their industries in terms of revenues, market share and profits. These companies are the game changers and will never be forgotten. Like these companies, effective HR departments must also learn how to anticipate. HR leaders must become deeply knowledgeable of their organizations’ needs and find unique strategies to provide value for the future. In the past, the HR function was viewed as "reactive". However, considering the ever-increasing pace of business change, HR departments now must show foresight and proactivity when servicing organizational stakeholders. Building strength and capability for an anticipatory HR department is no longer an option, but a requirement in order to provide long-term, strategic value to the business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of an anticipatory HR mindset.
  • Contrast the difference between: "functioning" (i.e. executing on current business needs), "foreseeing" (i.e. uncovering future business needs) and "forecasting" (planning for future business needs).
  • Review the categories of organizational needs and how best to service each category.
  • Conduct an audit of the A2 Level (anticipatory and action-oriented level) of your HR department.
  • Learn the four (4) steps to create an anticipatory HR team.
  • Share strategies to maintain/strengthen your A2 Level over time.
Learning from Brazil’s Largest Industrial and Energy Complex: The Organizational Culture Development Project
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM |

Presenter:
Henrique Gonzalez Garcia Filho, HR Executive Director, Prumo
Presenter:
Luiz Felipe Cavadas de Paiva, Partner, Artisan Consultant
Workplace Application:
Deliberate culture development can support and streamline the achievement of short- and long-term business objectives. 

Learn about the Organizational Culture Development project for Prumo Group, which began in 2017 and portrays a planned trajectory of cultural development involving all Prumo Group organizations. Prumo was founded in 2007 and its purpose is to create and develop businesses to transform the Port of Açu into the largest and most efficient port, industrial and energy complex in Brazil.  In the second half of 2017, the Office of the Human Resources Director was established at Prumo Logística, with the mission of developing a strong organizational culture.  Actions sponsored by the Culture Project had a significant impact on the results of the 2019 Engagement Survey.  The Prumo Group Culture Project is still being developed and the lessons learned will be a foundation to guide the next steps of the team. This is culture development supporting business progress.

Learning Objectives:

  • Listen more to enable the preparation of accurate strategies and to expand the ability to manage and monitor Culture. Use tools with robust methodologies but simple application.
  • Involve the leadership to align the business strategy first and only then discuss the desired culture.
  • Train all hierarchical levels in new behaviors that require training, monitoring and a shared language. Invest in developing soft skills aligned with the desired culture.
  • Empower employees by allowing them to take possession of the cultural transformation in the execution phase. Use endo-marketing strategies to leverage engagement, so that the desired culture is disseminated more quickly and ensure that policies, systems and processes are properly adjusted.
  • Remain adaptative and develop a clear view for the future and be able to adjust actions as results (good or bad) come up.
Making Metrics Matter: Strategies for Utilizing Metrics to Maximize Engagement, Productivity and Growth
06/29/2020 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Brandon Seigel, President , Wellness Works Management Partners
Workplace Application:
A business without good metrics is driving blind, and HR professionals must understand the metrics that guide their businesses. 

Metrics can be utilized as a "GPS" in helping businesses understand where their business is going and how far the business is away from the goal destination. A business that has clear and concise metrics will truly have a barometer for success! The increasing trends in data analytics are helping empower greater quality of care and advancing the operations within an organization. This session is designed as a crash course in identifying the essential metrics in today's business environment and the role HR should play in analytics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn where to gather data, how to utilize the data, and "best practices" for maximizing employee productivity and engagement through qualitative and quantitative analytics.
  • Identify the role HR plays in data analytics, creating metrics, and strategic presence in the business decision process.
  • Identify the key metrics that matter in today's business environment and the relationship to productivity and engagement.
  • Identify creative compensation structures that synergize with intrinsic motivation, productivity, and growth.
  • Identify "best practices" in the technology sector as it relates to data analytics in "people services.”
Stop, Collaborate and Listen! Mastering Strategic HR Through the Art of Collaboration
06/29/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Communication, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Tina Marie Wohlfield, Founder and Chief People Strategist, TIMAWO, LLC
Workplace Application:
Moving from isolationist to collaborative approaches increases the desire for HR partnership among organizational stakeholders. 

HR has a reputation for being reclusive information hoarders and the department of "No." To effectively engage organizational goals and initiatives as a strategic business partner, we must master the "art of collaboration." HR business partners must learn how to effectively share knowledge, data and resources to better leverage internal relationships to earn trust and credibility. Real collaboration highlights HR as a strategic resource, allowing us to change old perceptions. In this session, Tina Marie Wohlfield shares insight and lessons learned from "the HR trenches" on how leveraging the ability to listen and collaborate with internal business partners can result in trust and credibility as a strategic HR business partner. You will learn techniques on how to better engage internal stakeholders through active listening, organization/business acumen and as a collaborator in practical and effective business solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify areas where HR can enhance internal/external relationships through collaboration.
  • Review effective communication techniques including:
    • Effective information sharing techniques to overcome the "Information Hoarder" effect and "Analysis Paralysis".
    • Proactive vs Reactive HR engagement - The transition from the "Department of No" to "Strategic Business Partner".
    • Influential Leadership and the art of collaboration.
  • Identify ways to leverage business/industry acumen to establish/enhance internal and external relationships.

06/30/2020

Calculate Turnover Costs Like a CFO: Drive Bottom-Line Results
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, HR Expertise, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Sherri A. Merbach , Managing Director , C-Suite Analytics
Workplace Application:
Learn skills so you, as a HR professional, is seen as a business leader with a voice to shape your organization in impactful ways. 

Is employee turnover impacting your organization's ability to grow, to provide exceptional customer service, or just to get the work done without overtime costs? Are employees and leaders frustrated by the churn of constant new hires?  Then learn how to shape your world by grabbing the attention of the C-Suite with the calculation of your cost of employee turnover. Shift from being not only an HR leader but also a credible business leader that drives improved results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve your credibility as a business leader by talking the language of business dollars.
  • Learn to place dollar values on turnover to move CEOs and CFOs to take actions to improve them.
  • Leverage a proven accountability approach that cuts turnover by 40% and more in a year.
Change Is Good! Managing Uncertainty and Ambiguity Within Your Organization
06/30/2020 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Buddy Bush, Executive Director of Learning and Development, JB Training Solutions
Workplace Application:
Helping people feel good about and accept change is the most critical part of change management. 

Change is good, but it's not always easy.  When an organization transforms the way it does business, there is a rollercoaster of emotions and reactions - and not many smiley face emojis. Even when the change is needed, the transition can be difficult, frustrating and even immobilizing if it isn't handled properly.  As an HR practitioner, how do you encourage the C-suite to focus on the human experience of change, rather than just the financial implications?  How do you lead your organization - and your people - forward confidently and assertively all while keeping morale high along the way?  Learn tactical coaching tips and insights on how to navigate the four stages of change to shape a culture of openness and acceptance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the stages of change and manage the situation purposefully.
  • Influence executives to be transparent and keep culture at the forefront of any change.
  • Understand how to best lead during the different waves of change.
  • Identify tools to overcome resistance and manage difficult situations effectively and directly.
  • Instill hope and confidence and champion a "we're in this together" attitude throughout the organization.
Innovation: CHROs Talk Driving Agile Workforces
06/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM |

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Eduardo de la Garza, NAHRMA President, CHRO, Walmart México and Central America
Presenter:
Tracy Ting, SVP and CHRO, Encore Capital Group
Presenter:
Jim Link, CHRO, Randstad North America
Workplace Application:
Join this moderated panel discussion, as part of the North America Human Resource Management (NAHRMA) Let’s Talk HR three-part series, to get insights from CHRO’s in the US, Mexico and Canada.  

Workers and the workplace of today’s world continue to evolve. More and more, organizations need to be able to quickly and easily adapt to changing business demands in order to remain competitive and relevant—HR matters. More than ever, professionals in Human Resource Management are the ones in the front lines, innovating the world of work and elevating and reshaping the profession like never before.

The Workplace of the Future: An Ideation Session
06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM |

| Competencies: Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Presenter:
Mari Ryan, CEO and founder , Advancing Wellness LLC
Workplace Application:
Learn how to identify the elements of the workplace of the future that support and encourage employee well-being and engagement by creating meaningful changes. 

Just how different will tomorrow’s workplace be? Today the lines between work and life are increasingly blurring. There are many human capital, macro-economic and technology trends that impact the workplace, including: how people are employed, such as the gig economy; new built environment standards, such as the WELL Building Standard that consider the people in the workplace in all aspects of building design and operation; workplace culture focus on diversity and inclusion; and technology trends that include artificial intelligence and robotics.  In this interactive session, you will play the role of futurist to design the workplace of the future, with employee well-being as a foundation. You will work in three “Thinking Spaces" focused on physical space, employee experience, technology and culture. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify human capital management, technology, and social trends that impact the workforce and workplace.
  • Identify how the workplace can be designed with employee well-being as a core element.
  • Identify how idea generation techniques can be used to gather viewpoints and qualitative data.
Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Human Resources Profession
06/30/2020 02:50 PM - 03:08 PM |
Type: Smart Stage

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation
Presenter:
Bruce Stetar , Director of Academic Programs – College of Business , Western Governors University

Artificial intelligence (AI) has streamlined a number of processes and programs relevant to the HR profession. As technology continues to evolve and shape how we approach daily tasks, understanding how AI can positively impact HR professionals is a critical component to professional success. This session addresses the question of “How do we better leverage AI to make our processes more efficient and effective, and eliminate bottlenecks in common HR practices?” 

Breakthrough Communications During Time of Change: Strategic HR Perspectives
06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM |

| Competencies: Communication, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Mary Schafer, Vice President, Benefits and Talent Outsourcing, ADP
Workplace Application:
Actively and comprehensively managing change helps position an organization for success in a rapidly evolving environment. 

We are seeing a lot of changes coming in the HR arena. For example, HR leaders and practitioners are faced with increasing pressure to do more with less, including how to increase engagement and reduce turnover, all while modernizing the employee experience. All of these issues require having a strong communication and change management strategy in place for driving awareness and understanding, building buy-in, educating stakeholders and driving desired behavior. This is particularly critical when addressing sensitive topics such as pay frequency changes, compliance / eligibility requirements, time off policies and adherence, FMLA and FLSA changes and the like.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a change management plan.
  • Gain actionable advice on how to build and execute engaging communications.
  • Glean insights from a real-life case study.
  • Learn creative ideas, tips and tricks to support organizational change.
Connecting the Dots: Aligning Your Hiring and Business Differentiation Strategies to Work Together
06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation, Relationship Management
Presenter:
Ryan Kohler, CEO, ApplicantPro
Workplace Application:
Simply having a great strategy or hiring terrific talent won’t ensure business success; the two must be closely aligned for success and longevity.  

Whether you know it or not, your business is most likely part of a crowded marketplace, and so differentiation is essential to survive and thrive. Successful differentiation isn't just about having a good idea, it requires having the right people to implement it who are strategically aligned with that differentiation. Simply put, your employees need to be different as well. You'll need to hire or develop people who fit your strategy, motivate them to maintain it, and keep the best ones on board so that your identity doesn't walk out the door with them. In this session, Ryan Kohler walks through the basics of business differentiation, provides clear examples of successful brands, and shows how hiring plays a vital role. Finally, he digs into how your company's differentiation strategy might just be the ticket to helping you find and retain great talent.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk through the different types of business differentiation and what sets each apart.
  • Learn how to determine your company's differentiation strategy. 
  • Identify what will be required to align your talent with your differentiation.
  • See how differentiation can be used in talent acquisition and management to make your team a competitive advantage.

07/01/2020

What Your CEO Expects You to Know: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company
07/01/2020 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM |
Type: Mega Session

| Competencies: Business Acumen, Consultation, Leadership & Navigation
Presenter:
Kevin Cope, President and CEO, Acumen Learning
Workplace Application:
We all need to be business people first, and specialists in our jobs second. 

Your executive team wants the entire business to be profitable, not just a single unit. They want all employees to understand and better contribute to how the entire company makes money. And employees want to feel that the work they do for their company is worthwhile and makes a difference. The problem is that most people 'in' business, don't 'get' business – they lack understanding of strategy, finance, and business acumen. While we understand our jobs, the big picture seems too complex to grasp, and complexity is an underlying challenge in any business, regardless of size, industry, or stage of development. How do we simplify the complex? Bestselling author Kevin Cope has helped top companies figure it out. When you break down an organization into its most fundamental elements, you'll find the same five drivers that power your business, or any business. If you want to be seen as a major contributor, someone who understands your overall business–not just HR–this a great session for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use the 5 Business Drivers® to improve your strategic, financial, and business acumen.
  • Understand how your entire company makes money, not just your department or team.
  • Learn five principles that CEOs expect their employees to understand.
  • Speak the language of your CEO and CFO.

Learn the keys to improving employee engagement.