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Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective on the digital future. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Talent Acquisition ( Room A 107)
Target Group

All HR & Communications Innovators, especially in Recruiting, HR Marketing, Social Media, Employer Branding, Talent Management, and Talent Acquisition

Key Topics
  • Next Generation Candidate Experience
  • Attracting Digital Natives and Millennials
  • Big Data and Analytics in HR
Workforce Transformation (Room A 108)
Target Group

All HR & Communications Innovators, especially in Intranet, Collaboration, Internal Communications, Corporate Learning, Workplace Design and Technology Implementation

Key Topics
  • Improving Productivity at New Workplaces
  • Digital Workplace Technologies
  • Next Generation Digital Learning Tools and Strategies
Change & Engage (Room A 109)
Target Group

All HR & Communications Innovators, especially in Change Management, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement and Digital Leadership

Key Topics
  • Social and Digital Enterprise
  • Engaging Employees
  • Culture Transformation and Digital Team Leaders

Agenda

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TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH

9:00 am

Introduction by manetch and the Chair

9:15 am

The Secret Sauce to Increasing Engagement in a High-Turnover Market

Willow Terry

VP of Organization and Team Effectiveness
Buffalo Wild Wings

This session is in English

10:00 am

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military

Morgan Hoogvelt

Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Acelity

This session is in English

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military

Morgan Hoogvelt

Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Acelity

This session is in English

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement

Liza Wisner

Learning and Organizational Development Consultant
City of Corpus Christi

This session is in English

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement

Liza Wisner

Learning and Organizational Development Consultant
City of Corpus Christi

This session is in English

Entrepreneurial Engagement

Ramiro Medina

SVP, People Operations
Hyperloop One

This session is in English

Entrepreneurial Engagement

Ramiro Medina

SVP, People Operations
Hyperloop One

This session is in English

10:45 am

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience

Dave Tuttle

Chief Product Officer
AppVault

This session is in English

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience

Dave Tuttle

Chief Product Officer
AppVault

This session is in English

ROCK Your Corporate Learning!

Pat Roque

Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
Business Boomers

This session is in English

ROCK Your Corporate Learning!

Pat Roque

Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
Business Boomers

This session is in English

16 Elements of Engagement, the Building Blocks of High-Performing People, Cultures and Organizations

Rusty Lindquist

VP of Strategic HR Insights
BambooHR

This session is in English

16 Elements of Engagement, the Building Blocks of High-Performing People, Cultures and Organizations

Rusty Lindquist

VP of Strategic HR Insights
BambooHR

This session is in English

11:30 am

Coffee Break with Networking

12:00 pm

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture

Sean Bode

Founder & CEO
Veteran's Journey

This session is in English

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture

Sean Bode

Founder & CEO
Veteran's Journey

This session is in English

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future

Seniye Groff

Director, Training and People Practices
Fortis Construction

This session is in English

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future

Seniye Groff

Director, Training and People Practices
Fortis Construction

This session is in English

The Future of Feedback - and How to Leverage it at Your Company

Haley Barrile

Head of Customer Success
BetterWorks

This session is in English

The Future of Feedback - and How to Leverage it at Your Company

Haley Barrile

Head of Customer Success
BetterWorks

This session is in English

12:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. "War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military" Led by Morgan Hoogvelt, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Acelity

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. "War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military" Led by Morgan Hoogvelt, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Acelity

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

3. "Corporate Learning Programs: the steps to plan, implement and evaluate strategies" Led by Seniye Groff, Director, Training, and People Practices, Fortis Construction
4. "ROCK Your Corporate Learning!" Led by Pat Roque, Author, Business Boomers

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

3. "Corporate Learning Programs: the steps to plan, implement and evaluate strategies" Led by Seniye Groff, Director, Training, and People Practices, Fortis Construction
4. "ROCK Your Corporate Learning!" Led by Pat Roque, Author, Business Boomers

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "What makes World Class Cultures Different?" Led by Sean Bode, Founder & CEO, Veteran's Journey
6. "Entrepreneurial Engagement" Led by Ramiro Medina, SVP Talent Operations, True Religion Brand Jeans

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "What makes World Class Cultures Different?" Led by Sean Bode, Founder & CEO, Veteran's Journey
6. "Entrepreneurial Engagement" Led by Ramiro Medina, SVP Talent Operations, True Religion Brand Jeans

1:30 pm

Lunch with Networking

3:00 pm

Incorporating Employee Experience: A Proactive Talent Sourcing Model

Michelle Dahlke

Talent Acquistion Program Manager
American Family Insurance

This session is in English

Incorporating Employee Experience: A Proactive Talent Sourcing Model

Michelle Dahlke

Talent Acquistion Program Manager
American Family Insurance

This session is in English

Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology

Brenda Luterbach

Digital Communications Leader
AbbVie

This session is in English

Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology

Brenda Luterbach

Digital Communications Leader
AbbVie

This session is in English

How Will the Microsoft - LinkedIn Integration Affect Your Organization?

Ramin Mobasseri

Global Leader Enterprise Social / Mobile Collaboration
IBM

This session is in English

How Will the Microsoft - LinkedIn Integration Affect Your Organization?

Ramin Mobasseri

Global Leader Enterprise Social / Mobile Collaboration
IBM

This session is in English

3:45 pm

Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People

Molly Weaver

Talent Acquisition Director
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

This session is in English

Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People

Molly Weaver

Talent Acquisition Director
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

This session is in English

Workforce Transformation - Engagement & Development

Eva Dias

Former VP, Global Head Human Resources
IFF

This session is in English

Workforce Transformation - Engagement & Development

Eva Dias

Former VP, Global Head Human Resources
IFF

This session is in English

Using Change Strategies that Actually Work - Change Leadership Emotional Intelligence

Cyndi Schaeffer

Chief of Staff
Seattle King County Public Health

This session is in English

Using Change Strategies that Actually Work - Change Leadership Emotional Intelligence

Cyndi Schaeffer

Chief of Staff
Seattle King County Public Health

This session is in English

4:30 pm

Coffee Break with Networking

5:00 pm

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn

Terryl Bronson

Director of Talent Acquisition
Hill Country Holdings

This session is in English

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn

Terryl Bronson

Director of Talent Acquisition
Hill Country Holdings

This session is in English

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture

Anna Ettin

VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion
Bank of America

This session is in English

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture

Anna Ettin

VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion
Bank of America

This session is in English

Designing for Innovation in the Purpose Economy

Amanda Ramos

Principal, Innovation Director
Gensler

This session is in English

Designing for Innovation in the Purpose Economy

Amanda Ramos

Principal, Innovation Director
Gensler

This session is in English

5:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. "Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People" Led by Molly Weaver, Talent Acquisition Director, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinic

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. "Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People" Led by Molly Weaver, Talent Acquisition Director, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinic

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

3. "Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology" Led by Brenda Luterbach, Digital Communications Leader, AbbVie
4. "Workforce Transformation - Engagement & Development" Led by Eva Dias, Former VP, Global Head Human Resources, IFF

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

3. "Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology" Led by Brenda Luterbach, Digital Communications Leader, AbbVie
4. "Workforce Transformation - Engagement & Development" Led by Eva Dias, Former VP, Global Head Human Resources, IFF

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "Change Leadership: Emotional Intelligence" Led by Cyndi Schaeffer, Chief of Staff, Seattle King County Public Health
6. "Designing for Innovation in the Purpose Economy" Led by Amanda Ramos, Principal, Innovation Director, Gensler

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "Change Leadership: Emotional Intelligence" Led by Cyndi Schaeffer, Chief of Staff, Seattle King County Public Health
6. "Designing for Innovation in the Purpose Economy" Led by Amanda Ramos, Principal, Innovation Director, Gensler

6:30 pm

Theatre of the Mind: Highly Interactive Hypnosis Show

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

7:30 pm

Evening Event with Dinner, Entertainment and Networking

Live the full Portland experience and engage in exciting conversations

Strengthen your network after a day full of shared knowledge, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere of the Widmer Brothers Brewery, makers of bold and experimental beers. Discover and enjoy great food and the finest selection of beers in Portland, the beer capital of the world with more breweries than any other city worldwide.
Complete your event experience by adding the evening event on March 28th with dinner, entertainment and networking (+ $100.00)

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH

8:30 am

Hiring Women in Technology

Tiffany Ligon

Head of Talent Acquisition Americas
Vodafone

This session is in English

Hiring Women in Technology

Tiffany Ligon

Head of Talent Acquisition Americas
Vodafone

This session is in English

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace

Paul Mulner

VP Organizational Development
Stalwart

This session is in English

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace

Paul Mulner

VP Organizational Development
Stalwart

This session is in English

Time, Talent and Resources

Danielle Ford

Director of Learning and Development
Alban CAT

This session is in English

Time, Talent and Resources

Danielle Ford

Director of Learning and Development
Alban CAT

This session is in English

9:15 am

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand

Aaron Kraljev

VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand

Aaron Kraljev

VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence

Robert Lanning

People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research
Tesoro

This session is in English

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence

Robert Lanning

People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research
Tesoro

This session is in English

Change Management Learnings from a Real-Life Major Organizational Transformation

Wayne Thomas

Head of Human Resources and Corporate Facilities
Alliance Pipeline

This session is in English

Change Management Learnings from a Real-Life Major Organizational Transformation

Wayne Thomas

Head of Human Resources and Corporate Facilities
Alliance Pipeline

This session is in English

10:00 am

Coffee Break with Networking

10:30 am

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation

Maurice Rondeau

Director of Learning and Development
WinnCompanies

This session is in English

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation

Maurice Rondeau

Director of Learning and Development
WinnCompanies

This session is in English

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

Rethinking How to Transfer Knowledge Globally in a Digital World

Mark Cousino

Director of Technical and Professional Learning Solutions
Boeing

This session is in English

Rethinking How to Transfer Knowledge Globally in a Digital World

Mark Cousino

Director of Technical and Professional Learning Solutions
Boeing

This session is in English

11:15 am

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts

Sebastien Girard

VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
Parkland Health and Hospital System

This session is in English

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts

Sebastien Girard

VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
Parkland Health and Hospital System

This session is in English

High Potential Pitfalls

Joe Hoge

VP Talent Management and Org Development
Johnson Financial Group

This session is in English

High Potential Pitfalls

Joe Hoge

VP Talent Management and Org Development
Johnson Financial Group

This session is in English

Creating Engaged, Positive Employees

Don Sandel

Associate Director, Talent Development
Astellas Pharma

This session is in English

Creating Engaged, Positive Employees

Don Sandel

Associate Director, Talent Development
Astellas Pharma

This session is in English

12:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. “What is the Impact of the Future Trends in Job Searches Technology in your Industry and your Company and How Will You Adapt to It" Led by Sebastien Girard, Vice President Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Planning, Parkland Health and Hospital System
2. "Hiring Women in Technology" Led by Tiffany Ligon, Head of Talent Acquisition Americas, Vodafone

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

1. “What is the Impact of the Future Trends in Job Searches Technology in your Industry and your Company and How Will You Adapt to It" Led by Sebastien Girard, Vice President Talent Acquisition, and Workforce Planning, Parkland Health and Hospital System
2. "Hiring Women in Technology" Led by Tiffany Ligon, Head of Talent Acquisition Americas, Vodafone

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

3. "High Potential Pitfalls" Led by Joe Hoge, VP Talent Management and Org Development, Johnson Financial Group
4. "Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence" Led by Robert Lanning, People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research, Tesoro Corporation

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

3. "High Potential Pitfalls" Led by Joe Hoge, VP Talent Management and Org Development, Johnson Financial Group
4. "Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence" Led by Robert Lanning, People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research, Tesoro Corporation

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "Making the connection to engagement: discussion and exercises" Led by Don Sandel, Associate Director, Talent Development Astellas Pharma
6. "Why Am I Here? The New Employee Experience Through a Change Management Lens" Led by Brian McMackin, Director of Talent Management, Western Paper Distributors

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

5. "Making the connection to engagement: discussion and exercises" Led by Don Sandel, Associate Director, Talent Development Astellas Pharma
6. "Why Am I Here? The New Employee Experience Through a Change Management Lens" Led by Brian McMackin, Director of Talent Management, Western Paper Distributors

12:45 pm

Lunch with Networking

2:15 pm

Millennials: How to Stop Them From Job-Hopping

Gaurav Bhattacharya

CEO
InvolveSoft

This session is in English

Millennials: How to Stop Them From Job-Hopping

Gaurav Bhattacharya

CEO
InvolveSoft

This session is in English

In-powered Women, Liberated Men, Superior Results

Lawler Kang

Founder & CEO
League of Allies

This session is in English

In-powered Women, Liberated Men, Superior Results

Lawler Kang

Founder & CEO
League of Allies

This session is in English

Why Am I Here? The New Employee Experience Through a Change Management Lens

Brian McMackin

Director of Talent Management
Western Paper Distributors

This session is in English

Why Am I Here? The New Employee Experience Through a Change Management Lens

Brian McMackin

Director of Talent Management
Western Paper Distributors

This session is in English

3:00 pm

Hiring: Engaging Your Team

Marixa Barba

Chief of Staff - Human Resource Director
TriLinc Global

This session is in English

Hiring: Engaging Your Team

Marixa Barba

Chief of Staff - Human Resource Director
TriLinc Global

This session is in English

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Jonna van Thiel

Organizational Development Specialist for Leadership Development
Erlanger Health System

This session is in English

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Jonna van Thiel

Organizational Development Specialist for Leadership Development
Erlanger Health System

This session is in English

How to Make Culture Global

Holly Liu

Chief Development Officer
Kabam

This session is in English

How to Make Culture Global

Holly Liu

Chief Development Officer
Kabam

This session is in English

3:45 pm

How to Unleash the Power of Community to Help Your Diversity Recruitment and Retention!

Joseph Wahl

Assistant Director, Office of Equity & Human Rights
City of Portland, Oregon

This session is in English

4:30 pm

End of the Conference

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