Different by Design: Leading the Evolving Organization

In a world where tomorrow is already history, how can HR executives stay ahead of the curve to anticipate organizational change?

Change has the pedal to the floor. Evolution in the concept of workplace is rocketing. Increasingly, some—even many—of your best employees may not be employees at all. They’ll be contractors; CEOs of one; people who demand more control over the work they do, and when, where and how they do it.

This may be a tipping point for the profession. Today is the least of our worries. Looking beyond the horizon, it’s time to re-imagine employment models, to be different, and to stretch our depth of focus:

“Different by Design: Leading the Evolving Organization.”

Join us in Turnberry Isle, Florida, and take your place among the leading thinkers of our profession. Embrace the new imperative of design thinking—a solution-focused approach centered on the evolving needs of end users, not just on the process needed to get from Point A to Point B.

Help us define the constraints, break them and shape the future of HR.

At the 2017 Annual Conference you will engage and exchange ideas with noted business leaders and academics to discuss:

+ The Use of Design Thinking for HR
+ The Rise of New Employment Models
+ The Growing Importance of Collaboration at Work
+ Managing an All-Inclusive, Diverse, Global Talent Market
+ Preparing HR to Lead the Evolving Organization


Title: Reframing Talent Management: From Professional Development to Life Design
Speaker: Dave Evans
Date and Time: Monday, April 24 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Description: Talent management is a never ending adventure in learning as "talent" is just another word for "people" and humans have a habit of continual change. It used to be job placement, then it was career management, then professional development. Next up - Life Design. The contributing components of the big sea change shifts are already well underway: the Millennial Majority, the Gig Economy, The Cloud-Enabled Everything. The conversation has already shifted. People aren't planning their careers they're designing their lives and doing so in a wholistic and integrated manner. What's that mean? Where do hiring/contracting organizations get into the conversation? How do managers engage effectively and appropriately? Dave Evans, co-founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab, co-author of the NY Times bestseller Designing Your Life and Silicon Valley corporate culture veteran will lead us in a conversation about how Life Design can assist Talent Managers to meet the challenges of retention and engagement in the new reality.

Title: TBA
Speaker: Rahul Varma
Date and Time: Monday, April 24th 3:25 pm
Description: Coming soon!

Title: TBA
Speaker: Mara Swan
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 8:45 am
Description: Coming soon!

Title: The Future Workplace Experience: Re-Imagine The Future Of HR
Speaker: Jeanne Meister, Mark Levy, Deborah Butters
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 3:15 pm
Description: The future is happening, and it’s not waiting for you or your company. In times of constant and accelerated change, HR organizations must prepare for the future workforce and workplace. Exclusive research, entitled Future Workplace Forecast, conducted among 2,147 global HR leaders and Hiring Managers examines how forward-looking organizations are mastering disruption in recruiting, developing and engaging employees. The session will start with an animated video of an employee in the future workplace and will focus on how companies are re-imagining the employee experience, preparing for how technology will enable and transform HR and creating new job roles and new skills to navigate the future workplace.

Title: Rewire HR to Ignite Innovation
Speaker: Kelly Steven-Waiss
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 26 8:30 am
Description: Forces of change are requiring that HR to transform to meet rapidly evolving business requirements. By adapting new technologies and talent in HR, organizations can clearly gain competitive advantage. The future of work is demanding a new approach to workforce planning in which work is deconstructed into specific tasks or services and then matched to required skills and capabilities versus roles. To create a highly efficient global talent ecosystem, work must be accomplished from anywhere. Organizations must develop new employment contracts and hone new leadership styles for leading the work, not the workers. And finally, HR must foster human and machine collaboration to develop analytics, algorithms and automation to enhance productivity and harness data to understand the true value of work. Aligning to these principles, Kelley Steven-Waiss will share her experience in implementing a newly rewired HR ecosystem to propel the growth of HERE. With over 30 years’ experience in 3D mapping, HERE provides location content to some of largest automotive OEMs in the world. With new leadership experienced in running large software enterprises, it is reimagining the role software plays in the car. To win the race to 2020 against fierce competitors, HR is leading the company’s transformation by creating an agile culture responding to dynamic forces of change.

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Title: Career Management: Different by Design
Speaker: Julie Gravallese
Date and Time: Monday, April 24th 1:15 pm
Description: The MITRE Corporation’s career management philosophy has evolved in recent years. Our concept of career building is based upon a compilation of experiences, not just “jobs.” As part of MITRE’s approach to performance feedback conversations, CLEAR Conversations, our managers, and employees have regular conversations about the roles and expectations for each of our employees. We supplement these role conversations with developmental dialogues and a robust portfolio of career services. Our program called “Careers in Motion” guides employees to identify which career experiences are and will be most meaningful for them to achieve their aspirations. We are working with our managers to partner more closely with their employees to identify future roles that will provide the types of experiences to put their careers in motion.

Title: TBA
Speaker: Jonathan Ferrar
Date and Time: Monday, April 24th 1:15 pm
Description: Coming soon!

Title: From Blurring Boundaries to Boundaryless
Speaker: Karen B. Paul
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 10:30 am
Description: Karen will share lessons from 3M’s experience with innovation. Examples of boundaryless innovation and design thinking from approaches to leadership development to social innovation with customers that incorporate not only regular employees, but boundaryless partnerships with innovators from universities, other companies, freelancers, NGOs, and crowds will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the challenges and opportunities that boundaryless innovation presents, and to consider where such approaches might enhance their own innovation endeavors.

Title: CHREATE: Forces of Change, Organization Assessment
Speaker: Maria Forbes, Caroline Starner
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 10:30 am
Description: In this interactive session we will use tools designed to help HR Executives position their organizations to address the emerging forces of change. Through a highly engaging Learning Map® experience you will be exploring trends that are shaping the future of work, and assessing the impact of the change on your own organization.
These tools were developed by the Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise (CHREATE), which is the collaborative effort of a group of creative CHROs, along with academics and other thought leaders, focused on defining – and accelerating – the future of the HR profession.
The CHREATE focus is to help HR executives and other business leaders address these disruptive changes and to explore implications for the future in terms of the roles and capabilities that will be needed by organizations that “win” in this new world of work.

Title: TBA
Speaker: Willis Towers Watson/BMS OR Walmart (sponsor)
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 10:30 am
Description: Coming soon!

Title: Data-Driven Story Telling for High-Impact Dialogue, Action and Results HR is deep in data and analytics
Speaker: Theresa Welbourne
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 1:15 pm
Description: The reason big investments are being made in this area is to drive action and business results. However, not all organizations are meeting the goals of creating high-impact outcomes. It is the next step in the analytics journey that is very close to being achieved but often unreachable. The missing link is the ability to transform data into emotionally- triggered dialogue, and then the data and dialogue drive action and measurable business results. In this session, you will be introduced to a few tools to help you learn how to move toward storytelling with data, and in addition, we will review some engaging case studies.

Title: Getting the organization ready for the gig economy
Speaker: Aadesh Goyal
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 1:15 pm
Description: Coming soon!

Title: Unlocking Performance with Purpose- Imperative and LinkedIn
Speaker: Arthur Woods
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 25th 1:15 pm
Description: As leaders, we constantly seek the most effective ways to drive performance and strong culture for our organizations. New research from Imperative has confirmed what we have always intuitively known - the people who will carry culture and drive performance for our organizations are the ones who come to work for more than a paycheck. We have teamed up with partners such as LinkedIn to lead the largest global research endeavor on purpose polling more than 100,000 professionals, and leveraging new metrics to predict whether someone is intrinsically motivated in their work. In this interactive session, we’ll share the breakthrough research on the state of purpose globally along with powerful new metrics and strategies to measure and manage purpose in the workplace to develop more purpose-oriented employees. We will share the case study of LinkedIn which is changing their approach talent strategy around purpose and the results they are seeing in doing so. We will leave leaders with specific insights, resources and actionable directives they can take back to their organizations to begin applying these new findings.

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