Agenda & Sessions
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Tuesday, August 26
9:30am - 10:30am
Strategic Partner: Achieving Success and Evaluating Impact
Speaker: Shari Lotz, GPHR, VP, Human Resources, Equifax, Inc.
For the past decade or so, HR professionals have wanted a “seat at the table”. Now, we are part of the “big table”. The focus for HR should be “what do we do with our chair?” Strategic partners must balance the strategic talent needs while managing increasing risk and compliance requirements. In this session, we will cover critical capabilities required for successful partners:
• Leverage unique perspective to shape business agenda and talent strategies
• Drive development of key leaders to inspire growth and performance
• Provide customer insights to shape human resources programs
But, these capabilities are NOT enough to ensure success – personal characteristics such as political comfort, comfort and overall “gravitas” strongly influence how strategic partners impact the business. Session attendees will gain useful insights for their personal journey to becoming a stronger strategic human resource partner.
10:45am - 11:45am
Traditional Exodus: How Human Resources Leads Non-Traditional Employee Engagement
Speaker: Alex Putman, Founder & CEO, MUZE
Human Resource management is naturally traditional with the objective of attracting and retaining talent, optimizing human capital through training & development and being champions of corporate cultures. HOW we engage employees through this life cycle (attraction, on-boarding, hiring, developing and rewarding) has taken a non-traditional turn.
In this session we will discover non traditional approaches to the employee engagement life cycle and how to develop new and innovative ways for the digital savvy workforce.
1. How current trends shape the approaches to the employee engagement life cycle
2. How digital (mobile, social etc...) has changed the traditions of engagement and culture
3. How to engage the digital savvy workforce
12:45pm - 1:45pm
How to Turn Your Unused Performance Data into Pure Gold
Speaker: Cathy Missildine, SPHR, Chief Performance Officer, Intellectual Capital Consulting, Inc.
In today’s environment, doing more with less is the new normal, which means productivity and performance are a top priority for managers. So if your organization really wants to understand the true ROI of your human capital, it’s time to use performance data to leverage the true potential of our workforce. After the manager sees the value in this data, the negative perceptions about the process will decrease because, as the rater, it’s the manager who is responsible for the data being used. Not surprisingly, sharing this data with managers can result in a more robust interest in the process. Getting the data ready to use becomes the tricky part making sure the performance management process is solid. Actionable tips will be discussed on how you can turn your performance data into pure gold.
1. Learn how to align a performance management process strategically
2. Learn key performance management metrics that are critical to track
3. Learn the 4 steps necessary to ensure that performance data is credible
2:00pm - 3:00pm
INSIGHTS: Developing and Selecting Senior Leaders at Home Depot
Speakers: Gretchen Lumsden, Sr. Manager, Organizational Development, The Home Depot, Lauren Killion, Sr. Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, The Home Depot & Michele Merkel, Senior Manager, Talent Management, The Home Depot
Building great leaders has always been a critical element of success at The Home Depot. Recently, a new field leadership program called INSIGHTS was launched to assess and develop high potential Directors. Using a series of exercises designed to resemble real-world job situations faced by regional vice presidents at The Home Depot, the company gained valuable insights into the strengths, development areas, and potential of each participant. This session will cover the strategic development of INSIGHTS and lessons learned along the way.
1. Learn best practices in the design of assessment centers
2. Describe how an assessment center can be effectively used for employee development
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Unlocking the Mystery of Organizational Development
Speaker: Jennifer Bristol, Learning & Organizational Development Business Partner, Kaiser Permanente
Organizational development (OD) is one of the most important, but often misunderstood, HR disciplines. Typically when people hear OD they think of training and development; however OD encompasses so much more, including change management, team and leadership development, culture and climate assessments. If you Google ‘organizational development’ you will discover there are a variety of definitions and viewpoints. So what is organizational development and why should you care about it? How can organizational development help your company be successful in today’s ever-changing world? Come learn more about this critical field, why it’s necessary now more than ever and how it can help your organization ‘go further’ in achieving its business strategy.
1. Learn what organizational development is and is not
2. Explore various OD interventions and when they are used
3. Understand why learning is a critical, but not the only, component of OD