Concurrent Sessions

Title: Sparking a New Energy for the Future Presenter: Tish Mendoza, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources and Internal Communications and Chief Human Resources Officer, The AES Corporation
Date and Time: Monday, October 24, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Description: The energy industry is changing at an unprecedented rate in its history with new technologies, regulations and customer expectations. As a global power company with operations in 17 countries, AES realized it needed to bring a new energy to what it does and how its people work to continue to compete and win. Join in the conversation with Tish Mendoza, CHRO, to talk about how the company set its strategy for success, determined the culture needed to deliver on the benefits of that strategy and went to work to make it happen.

Title: Lessons from the front: A CHRO’s role in transforming culture Presenter: Holly Paul, Chief Human Resources Officer, FTI Consulting
Date and Time: Monday, October 24, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Description: As Human Capital leaders, one of our primary responsibilities is being the steward of our company’s culture and helping to steer it and shape it to enhance business results. Sounds good, but how is this done? Join Holly Paul, CHRO at FTI Consulting, to learn how CHROs can begin to think about this transformative endeavor. At this session, we will engage in a discussion about how we as HR leaders can facilitate culture change, learn about things that have been tried and worked, and hear lessons learned from those who have ventured and failed. Come to this session with your ideas and experiences so we can share our stories and help each other tackle this lofty endeavor.

Title: Creating a Corporate Culture The KIND Way Presenter: Jim Scarfone, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, KIND
Date and Time: Monday, October 24, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Description: Since its inception in 2004, KIND has been committed to making the world a little kinder – not only for its consumers, but also for its team members. Join Jim Scarfone, Head of Human Resources at KIND, for an inspiring session on how kindness remains central to the not-only-for-profit® company today, more than twelve years after its inception. Jim will take attendees back to KIND’s start-up days, when culture was more easily created and maintained amongst a small team led by a passionate founder. He’ll candidly share how KIND’s Hungry & KIND values have evolved over the years, and he will also delve into the opportunities and challenges that have arisen due to fast growth and a geographically-diverse workforce. Additionally, Jim will discuss the importance of empowering all team members to act as owners and stewards of culture, as well as the role leadership plays in inculcating culture in an authentic way.

Title: Looking to improve business performance? Start with your org. strategy. Presenter: Carla Arellano, Vice President of OrgSolutions
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Description: Organizational strategy should be a core component to every business plan, but can often come in third behind financial and operational strategy. Time and time again we’ve seen those companies that integrate organizational strategy into everything they do out-perform their peers by orders of magnitude. Vice President of McKinsey OrgSolutions, Carla Arellano will share several examples where leaders have made true top-and bottom-line impact through org strategy, from using culture as a strategic lever, to optimizing design to improve productivity, to using data analytics to match talent to value.

Title: Connecting the leadership, strategy and culture nodes to make transformation work and last Moderator: Valerie Norton, SVP, Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development, HR, QBE North America
Panelists: Pat Davies, CHRO, Bob’s Furniture, and Jane Luciano, former VP, Global Learning and Organization Development, Bristol Myers Squibb and principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Stephanie Franklin, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Nuance Communications
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25th 8:30-10:00 AM
Description: Join our senior leader/practitioner panel that are just back from the frontlines of organization change to listen, learn and contribute. Panelists will focus on:

  • What works and why
  • Determining readiness and entry points for change
  • Hard earned wisdom, lessons learned and a number of “I wish I knew that then”

Title: The New CHRO Panelists: Alice Koehn Benson, President and CEO, Gatti & Associates and Beth Grous, CHRO, TripAdvisor
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 25th 8:30-10:00 AM
Description: As the role of the CHRO evolves, what are the new skills required for success? Today’s constantly changing business landscape demands the CHRO be a key leader in helping drive, support and sustain change and transformation, trend forecaster, coach, consultant, and partner to the CEO in aligning business and human capital strategies. Being a business leader with functional HR expertise is now just the price of entry. What do CEOs and C-level leaders need and want? How do you develop and what does it take to stay a CHRO? This interactive session will explore the new and emerging skills and capabilities required for success as a CHRO in today’s world.

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