Concurrent Sessions

Session Title: Engagement 3.0: Transitioning to Leader-Driven Engagement

Presenter: James Alexander, SVP, McLean & Company

Session Title: The New Leadership Paradigm for Optimizing the CHRO Business Relationship

Presenter: Dr. Karen Stephenson, President and CEO, NetForm Inc.

Session Title: It’s Not What You Do, It’s Who You Are

Presenter: Daryl Conner, Chairman of Conner Academy

Session Title: Wearables for Productivity and Resilience

Presenter: Jonathan Palley, CEO of Spire Inc

Session Title: Talent Assessment: Helping Organizations Unlock Opportunities in Complex Talent Ecosystems

Presenter: Marie Holmstrom, Director, Talent Management and Organizational Alignment, Willis Towers Watson

Session Title: Driving Organizational Transformation through Strong Leadership Accountability


  • Barbara Meens Thistle, Vice President, Corporate Services, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • Dr. Vince Molinaro, Global Managing Director, Strategic Solutions, Lee Hecht Harrison

Session Title: Reinventing the C-Suite

Presenter: Cassandra Frangos, Vice President, Global Executive Talent, Cisco Systems

Session Title: Spurring Innovation: The Power of Boundary Spanning Networks

Presenter: Chris Ernst, Ph.D.

Session Title: Understanding Gender Expressions in Leadership Competencies; Getting to the Root of the Effective Balanced Leader

Presenter: Stacy L. Shamberger, Executive Vice President, Skyline Group

Session Title: THE GIG ECONOMY - A Human Resource Agility Fitness Challenge


  • Nicholas F. Horney, Ph.D., founding principal, Agility Consulting
  • Mary Eckenrod, former VP Global Talent Management, Johnson Controls
  • Bob Prescott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College

Session Title: Activating the Global Operating Model


  • Amy Kates, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting
  • Greg Kesler, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting