HR Leadership Summit 2019

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
July 28, 2019 - July 30, 2019

36 days left

Welcome to Opal Group’s HR Leadership Summit

Talent - Technology - Transformation
Planning for the Future Workforce

The HR Leadership Summit is a gathering of C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations. Our intimate, invitation-only event creates new business relationships and opportunities to benchmark with true peers while focusing on key business challenges.

Our summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience featuring unparalleled speaking sessions, on and off-site networking opportunities, and customized face-to-face business meetings.

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Human Resource Officers, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers and other top executives in human resources, talent management, learning, and leadership development.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Bobby Swartout at (212) 532-9898 ext 248 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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Current as of June 21, 2019

Speakers

Lars Minns, Chief HR Officer, Mercedes-Benz USA

Cathy Fraser, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mayo Clinic

Kevin Silva, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Voya Financial

Jacqueline Welch, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer, Freddie Mac

Gianetta Jones, VP, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Christina McClung, VP, Human Resources, Capital One

Jim Dunn, EVP and System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health

Luciana Duarte, VP, Global Head of Employee Experience, HP

Ken Hubbell, Senior Vice President, HR Design Strategy & Innovation, Wells Fargo

Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity

Dr. Michael Grojean, Adjust Professor in Strategic Leadership, Haslam College of Business

Sara Greenspan, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Padres

Connie Puglia, SVP & Chief People Officer, TiVo

Peter Neufeld, Vice President of Leadership, Maple Leaf Foods

Lisa Toppin, Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Talent Management, LPL Financial

Matt Confer, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Abilitie

Vicki Mealer-Burke, Chief Diversity Officer, Qualcomm

Amy Bodkin, VP, HR and Human Capital, Lockton

Jack Morehouse, Co-Chair&Co-Founder, Perceptyx, Inc.

Deep Mahajan, Dir. People Development & Culture, Nutanix

Rukmini Sivaraman, VP, Business & People Ops, Nutanix

11:00AM

Welcome Brunch | Meet & Greet Activity | Event Registration

11:45AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Designing Strategy Around Today and Tomorrow’s Talent and Business Needs

12:00PM

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

How Mercedes-Benz USA is Launching a New Employee Value Proposition to Enhance Employee Experience

Presented by

Lars Minns, Chief HR Officer, Mercedes-Benz USA

12:30PM

Empowering Organizations to Thrive by Leveraging Business Intelligence and People Analytics

 

 

Presented by

Jack Morehouse, Co-Chair & Co-Founder, Perceptyx, Inc.

1:10PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Understanding & Developing Organizational Culture: Shaping an Impactful People Strategy

 

One of the keys to a successful organization is to have a culture based on a strongly held and widely shared set of beliefs that are supported by strategy and structure. HR has a vital role in perpetuating a strong
culture, starting with recruiting and selecting applicants who will share the organization’s beliefs and thrive in that culture. HR leadership must also develop orientation, training and performance management programs that effectively outline and reinforce the organization’s core values and ensure that appropriate rewards and recognition go to employees who truly embody the values.

 

Join us in this informative session as our panelists discuss how HR leaders can ensure that culture management is a core focus of the organization by:

 

  • Working with senior management to identify what the culture should look like
  • Enabling two-way communication and feedback channels
  • Providing continuous training and learning
  • Encouraging empowerment and team building
  • Being role models for the organization’s beliefs
Moderator

Deep Mahajan, Dir. People Development & Culture, Nutanix

Panelists

West Ludwig, Chief Human Resources Officer, First Citizens Bank

Gianetta Jones, VP, Human Resources, Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Rukmini Sivaraman, VP, Business & People Ops, Nutanix

1:55PM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

2:25PM

Interactive Workshops

Today’s workers care a great deal about professional
development, yet a limited percentage of workers believe their companies offer adequate opportunities for growth. Successful engagement programs prove to employees that management not only cares about the work they do, but they also care about the employees and their careers.

 

In this interactive workshop we’ll discuss how to create a successful engagement program by:

 

  • Gauging employee sentiment
  • Placing emphasis on employee recognition
  • Consistently seeking employee feedback
  • Modifying programs to account for employee feedback and suggestions

Hiring today is very different than it was just 10 years ago, largely because we’re in a candidate-driven market where job hunter expectations have a bigger impact on what HR leaders must consider. Unemployment is low and it’s harder to engage talented professionals for new job opportunities. In addition, candidate assessments that were designed to reduce the burden on the interview process sometimes become additive instead.

 

In this informative session we will talk about how to
successfully engage prospective candidates by:

 

  • Sorting out the job applicants who are mainly interested in getting a job — and those who want your
    specific job
  • Showcasing the benefits of working for your organization beyond typical salary/benefits
  • Developing strategies to target diverse candidates and convey messages that resonate with them
3:15PM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

4:15PM

Keynote Presentation

 

HR as a Strategic Advisor to the Business

 

Is strategic transformation throughout your organization the goal? Then consider the alignment of your HR department. Nothing empowers talent, opportunity, strength, efficiency, and success like Strategic HRM. But some HR executives seem to struggle to transition into truly transformational HR.

 

Christina McClung (VP Human Resources, Capital One), has deep insights into strategic HR management with an emphasis on people, integrity and strong leadership-team alliances. The session will cover:v

 

  • Knowing how to take not ask for a seat at the table
  • Discovering ways HR can better know the business
  • Speaking the CEO’s language and developing needed business acumen skills
  • Aligning HR activities with organizational strategy
  • Becoming true strategic business partners
  • Providing fast-paced innovation to support and drive the enterprise
  • Being adaptable and effectively dealing through uncertainty
  • Creating added value and reducing costs
Presented by

Christina McClung, VP, Human Resources, Capital One

4:45PM

Keynote Presentation

 

Achieving Organizational Agility to Ensure Strategic Competitive Advantage through Constant
Uncertainty

 

Under his name, but before the logo. Please add the description: Markets shift, economies change, even business priorities transform – only in today’s world, these changes happen instantly and without warning. As a key Human Resources executive, how can you fuel the workforce strategy and necessary support to enable agility? How can you create a workforce that is proactive versus reactive?

 

Join this keynote presentation to hear how to make the change from organizational resistance to organizational agility. Topics to be discussed include:

 

  • Making the case for organizational agility; why should we care
  • What enables or inhibits organizational agility
  • How CHROs and Heads of HR can successfully make a difference
  • How to cultivate a culture of agility that aligns with talent purpose and business goals

 

Presented by

Dr. Michael Grojean, Adjust Professor in Strategic Leadership, Haslam College of Business

5:15PM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

6:15PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Managing Today’s Multigenerational Workforce: Avoiding a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Engaging and Growing Employees

 

The demographic shifts and rise in digitalization are requiring HR leadership to evolve and apply new paradigms toward talent engagement and development. Organizations must explore rapid development
tactics and implement highly effective engagement strategies to stay competitive. In this interactive panel discussion we’ll discuss the current state of employee engagement, including key factors that have a direct
influence on engagement results.

 

During this panel we will:

 

  • Examine best practices to achieve higher-levels of employee engagement
  • Explore what role HR leadership should play in driving engagement
  • Dive into specific leadership competencies that are necessary to ensure continued engagement
  • Discuss how to build a healthier culture and a more resilient workforce

 

Panelists

Sara Greenspan, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Padres

Amy Bodkin, VP, HR and Human Capital, Lockton

7:00PM

Mixology 101: Library of Libations | Networking Cocktail Reception

7:30AM

Networking Breakfast

8:25AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Investing in Transformationto Accelerate Growth and (Re) Build Organizational Culture to Drive Business Forward

8:30AM

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Turning Aspirations of a Great Culture into Reality: How Improving Culture Accelerates Performance

 

Connecting purpose to what employees accomplish every day is growing in importance. People need to believe in what they are providing – their services and their work. Creating the right culture that ignites organizational effectiveness and accelerates performance by uniting employees, identifying driving forces and enabling breakthroughs is vital to growth. Hear more about how Voya Financial gave life to an idea and created a new culture that fuels performance.

Presented by

Kevin Silva, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Voya Financial

9:00AM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

HR Technology Strategy: Charting a Clear Path to Your Organization’s Digital Future

 

The future of HR will be built on a foundation of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies. Effectively using these technologies to transform into a truly digital enterprise requires a clear HR technology roadmap
and a strong human capital strategy. Given the rapid change in the HR Technology landscape, and often after years of compiling complex HR technology ecosystems, companies are seeking a wide range of services, from extending the value of existing HR solutions to full digital enablement of the HR function.

 

Join us in this session as we garner insight into:

 

  • Challenges that HR leaders face when driving their digital HR practice into the future
  • Strategies to increase employee collaboration and empower stronger communication
  • Methods to improve corporate transparency through digital engagement
  • An HR technology strategy that uses surveys, feedback tools, and other response mechanisms to capture the behavioral change
    in the workplace
  • Ways to ensure alignment with business goals and employee sentiment, plug any possible gaps with training, and endorse a culture of openness and flexibility
9:30AM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

10:30AM

Keynote Presentation

 

Beyond Retention, Recruitment and Reputation: Developing Your Company Culture by Aligning it with Core Business Objectives and Strategies

 

If an organization doesn’t align its culture with business goals, how can they expect their people to help the company achieve them? Savvy HR leaders and senior-level executives implement specific strategies that
cultivate a distinct culture that is fully aligned with their brand identity. They know that when they create an interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship between how their organization thinks and acts on the inside and how it is perceived and experienced on the outside, they increase the competitiveness of their business, create measurable value for their employees and customers, and future-proof their business by developing an authentic brand and healthy organization.

 

Join us to discover how to cultivate a great culture that aligns with your business objectives by:

 

  • Creating culture-changing employee experiences
  • Ensuring that even the most mundane aspects of your organization advances and supports the desired culture
  • Using employee brand engagement tactics to regain focus and momentum when necessary
  • Leveraging your internal culture to shape your external brand identity
Panelist

Cathy Fraser, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mayo Clinic

11:00AM

Interactive Workshops

High-potential programs are designed to drive the retention of key employees and ensure the organization is keenly focused on the development of future leaders. Organizations choose to utilize experiential learning in high-po programs to craft environments that give professionals real-world practice without real-world consequences.

 

During this session, we will provide an overview on the different components to consider when deciding how to structure your program for high-potentials. We will highlight different perspective and theories on the optimal structure and approach. We will also provide a few case studies from our experiences to highlight what has worked well during program design and program refinement.

 

Additionally we will focus the conversation on our takeaways regarding crucial best practices to ensure that experiential learning is a successful addition and/or enhancement to your leadership development offerings. We will also explore how to ensure learner engagement whether the content is delivered virtually, in the classroom, or a blend between the two.

 

 

Sponsored by

 

Presented by

Matt Confer, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Abilitie

Historically, employee benefits have been viewed as a routine piece of the HR process. However, the mentality of employees has shifted, and today’s workforce expects more from their employers than the traditional healthcare and retirement options, in terms of both specific benefit offerings and communications about those offerings. With unemployment rates plunging, the search for talent has really heated up and HR leadership has to get very creative in order to offer benefit packages and options that appeal to all generations of the workforce.

 

In this session we will discuss unique and creative benefit strategy differentiators that:

 

  • Offer multiple programs that emphasize and encourage a work-life balance
  • Consider the whole person – health, wealth and lifestyle – at varying stages of their life and career
  • Includes a future-ready technology platform that uses the data to make better decisions for the employees and organizational budgets
  • Excites employees and drives the value of benefits throughout the year
11:45AM

Networking Luncheon

12:45PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Build a True Culture of Equality in Your Organization with an All-Inclusive Talent Strategy that Propels Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

 

In addition to company culture, diversity &inclusion practices are critical in the hiring and employee development processes, and an organization’s talent management strategy is intricately tied to a culture of inclusivity. It’s important for HR leadership to institute programs that focus on their workforce with a strategy that includes diversity and unconscious bias training, as well as employee resource groups to further propel their D&I efforts.

 

Join us in this informative panel discussion as we discuss ways to improve your D&I efforts by:

 

  • Driving inclusion in the employee experience and tracking employee satisfaction survey scores
  • Reducing bias in promotion, compensation, and development opportunities by reviewing employee retention rates
  • Identifying barriers to promotion and measuring the diversity of employees by management and leadership positions
  • Measuring pay inequity and bias in promotion decisions, and tracking employee compensation by role
Panelists

Jacqueline Welch, CHRO & Chief Diversity Officer, Freddie Mac

Vicki Mealer-Burke, Chief Diversity Officer, Qualcomm

1:30PM

Executive Breakout Sessions

Presented by

Lisa Toppin, Chief Diversity Officer & VP of Talent Management, LPL Financial

Hear how and why modern HR leaders must, “keep reinventing” process and practices to champion diversity and gain market advantage in attracting, developing, and engaging top talent. Included in this discussion is a peak into HPs new Employer Value Proposition – including the three pillars that clarify why employees should come to and remain at HP.

Presented by

Luciana Duarte, VP, Global Head of Employee Experience, HP

2:00PM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

3:00PM

Keynote Presentation

 

Onboarding Senior Leadership: Making the Change from Onboarding to Integration in Order to Improve Transition and Build Momentum Early On

 

Many organizations think they are doing a good job of bringing newly hired executives into the fold when they actually aren’t. Nearly all large
companies are competent at the administrative basics of signing leaders up, but that level of onboarding does little to prevent the problems that
can arise when these people start working with new colleagues and grappling with unfamiliar cultural norms and expectations. In strategically vital executive roles throughout a company, sluggish transitions are expensive and do nothing to help leaders clear the biggest hurdles they will face in their new roles.

 

Join this highly informative session to discuss the critical importance of quickly and successfully integrating new leadership in order to:

 

  • Help executives avoid common pitfalls and accomplish more early on in the transition
  • Build their credibility by demonstrating awareness of important operational issues, swiftly solving urgent problems, and identifying and achieving quick wins
  • Allow a new leader to take a fresh look at the talent without coloring his or her view in advance
  • Understand their colleagues’ expectations and develop a plan for how and when to connect with people
  • Get up to speed on the values, norms, and guiding assumptions that define acceptable behavior in the new organization

 

Presented by

Jim Dunn, EVP and System Chief Human Resources Officer, Atrium Health

3:30PM

One-on-One Business Meetings

4:15PM

Tour Buses Depart from Hotel

4:30PM

Special Event: Evening at the San Diego Zoo

6:30PM

Networking Reception: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres at the San Diego Zoo

8:00AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

 

Applying personalization to the workforce create a better work experience and evolve into an employee-centered organization

8:35AM

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Seek out Innovative Tools and Leverage Creative Engagement Strategies to Improve Your Organization’s Health and Culture

 

Corporate HR leadership faces many challenges thanks to strict budgets, set compliance policies and an organizational hesitancy to change the status quo. These challenges often prevent them from being able to
offer innovative projects to younger employees or tout growth opportunities, which are frequently defined by tenure rather than performance. In light of this culture, HR leaders must come up with creative strategies such as incorporating job rotations, flexible work arrangements or mentorship programs to increase engagement and provide continuous training and development.

 

In this session we will discuss some additional strategies to increase engagement, such as:

 

  • Developing administrative workshops on how to problem-solve, create positive change and implement core values in daily work
  • Prioritizing professional development and having clearly-defined competencies to help encourage learning across the workforce and inspire future leaders
  • Discussing the goals, benefits and rollout plan for the new engagement initiatives using a variety of communication methods in different venues to get the word out and be transparent and clear in messaging
  • Providing human capital leaders with timely, meaningful and accurate datasets that allow for better recruiting, staffing, engagement, development and performance management
Presented by

Ken Hubbell, Senior Vice President, HR Design Strategy & Innovation, Wells Fargo

9:20AM

One-on-One Business Meetings | Networking Break

10:30AM

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

Prioritizing and Improving Mental Well-being to Generate a Healthier Workforce and Improved Culture

 

Research consistently shows that the health status of an organization’s employees directly influences their work behavior, attendance and on-the-job performance. Therefore, improving employee well-being will result in a more productive workforce. Most high-performing companies now measure employee health status as a key part of their overall risk management strategy, and many pursue active wellness programs. However, for wellness initiatives to succeed they must be an intrinsic part of an organization’s culture, and this requires persistent and engaged leadership at all levels.

 

In this interactive session we will discuss how to drive high-performing health and work behavior outcomes by:

 

  • Creating an organizational culture that promotes health and wellness
  • Ensuring your company policies align with and support your health and wellness goals
  • Offering incentives that motivate employees to engage in healthy practices
  • Developing wellness programming that includes customized employee-centric health programs
  • Integrating HR functions with employee wellness and work-life quality initiatives
Panelists

Peter Neufeld, Vice President of Leadership, Maple Leaf Foods

Irene Stretton, VP, Human Resources, WAJAX

Claire Gray, VP, Human Resources Compensation, Cisco

11:15AM

Closing Panel Discussion

 

Planning for the Future Workforce by Shaping an Impactful People Strategy

 

The future of work and the workforce is facing dramatic change driven by technology, globalization, demographics, social values, and the changing personal expectations of workforce participants, particularly the younger generation. The development of an organization’s talent begins long before they are hired into the company, and it’s the company culture that sets the backdrop – it’s critical to create a vibrant lifestyle community to which people are drawn and where employees are empowered to be at their best and grow. HR leaders must employ effective methods to find and hire candidates that fit their company’s culture while also meeting the strategic needs for continued growth.

 

In this thought-provoking closing panel discussion, we will explore:

 

  • Assessing the state of your current talent management processes and identifying the areas that need to be focused on in the future
  • Ways to target the next generation of talent
  • Accelerating organizational change and focusing more effort on putting your people at the heart of this change
  • Focusing on adaptability to apply workforce skills in a different way
  • Developing a culture of listening to strengthen the areas of accountability, inclusion, trust, engagement, transparency and agility
Panelists

Valerie Norton, Chief People Officer, Habitat for Humanity

Karen Niparko, Chief Human Resources Officer, City & County of Denver

Jodi Lieberman, Chief Human Resources Officer, CAPREIT

12:00PM

End of Summit | Champagne Toast | Thank you!

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More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

One of the biggest challenges that companies face is standing out from the crowd and getting exposure with executives from leading enterprise organizations. Your company has the perfect solution to your customer’s problem but how do you grab their attention and present your value proposition?

The HR Leadership Summit is the perfect platform to gain valuable exposure for your brand with exclusive access to key decision makers. The attendees at the Summit are C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from the Fortune 1000 and are selectively invited and pre-qualified to ensure they carry budgetary responsibility. The event provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge solution providers to engage, interact, and build relationships with executives who are actively looking for new business partners.

Solution providers at the Summit have the opportunity to showcase their brand as a leader in the Human Resource industry while developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions, interactive networking events, and custom face-to-face business meetings.

  • Creating new talent acquisition, management and retention models for an evolving workforce
  • Developing an environment and successful organizational culture where employees feel supported and empowered
  • Designing benefit packages that appeal to four or five generations of employees
  • Extending employee experience initiatives to include candidate-facing strategies to improve recruiting
  • Developing a contingent workforce and job sharing programs to encourage growth and improve retention
  • Reinventing continuous learning strategies to engage the younger generations of your workforce
  • Linking diversity and inclusion to organizational goals
  • Designing programs for a multigenerational workforce
  • Utilizing technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • Setting better policies and educational initiatives to recognize unconscious bias and prevent harassment
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons and cocktail reception. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The HR Leadership Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of human resources, talent management, learning and leadership development, diversity and inclusion and organizational effectiveness from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.

 

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)
Chief Talent Officers (CTOs)
Chief People Officers
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
SVP/VP/Head of Leadership Development
SVP/VP/Head of Learning & Development

 

To request your invitation today, please contact Katherine Ilagan at 212-532-9898 ext 233 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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      This experience was amazing. It was personal, conversational and relational. It expanded my knowledge and more importantly, my network. Laura Vostad

      POET, Dir. L&D

      What I enjoyed most was that the number of attendees was big enough to provide me a wealth of information, but small enough to allow me to network with almost everyone at the conference. I walked away with pages of notes, many new contacts and met some great vendors that we will likely do business with in the future. Shelby Pyatt

      Rayonier, VP, HR & IT

      By far, this was the most engaging, value added convening of leaders. It was the right mix of experience, learning, and networking. I absolutely enjoyed the Disney Tour and the book exchange was brilliant. The roundtables were also an added bonus. Sharahn Monk

      Worldpay, US Market Leader, Learning and Development

      Great event, very well organized with relevant speakers and potential business partners. I would recommend to anyone. Shawn Dingle

      Sonic Automotive, Senior Training Director

      OPAL is first class. It was the best Conference that I ever attended from the standpoint of speaker quality, organization, and venue. They really seem to care! John Barbieri

      Sompo International, VP, Human Resources

      I thought the whole conference was so well run and that the OPAL team did an amazing job. I would definitely love to attend another event! Tennille Boyer

      Blue Ocean Brain

      Excellent line-up of speakers Connie Keys

      Campbell Soup, Head of Culture & Learning