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From compelling keynotes and interactive breakouts to live Q&A sessions, community gatherings, and actionable takeaways, let this be the road map for leading the future of work and inspiring social progress. Of making work – and the world – better for everyone.

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Brené Brown

Brené Brown

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Brenebrown.com.

Americas

11:00-12:00 PM GMT

11:00-11:10 AM

10 mins

Live News Desk – Global Welcome

Join Cy Wakeman as she opens Workhuman Live Online, offers a preview of what to expect, and officially kicks off the event.

Speakers

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

11:10-11:55 AM

45 mins

Global Keynote - Pioneering the Human Workplace

Is your organization ready for the new future of work? How can you leverage workplace transformation to boost employee well-being and company performance? Join Eric Mosley, CEO and co-founder of Workhuman and co-author of the book “Making Work Human,” as he discusses today’s dynamic world of work and why it is more essential than ever to replace traditional command-and-control HR systems with more innovative, human frameworks centered around relationships, flexibility, and teamwork.

In this impactful session, you’ll learn what it takes for employees to feel connected and perform at their best, whether they’re working on-site, remotely, or in a hybrid environment. Drawing on real-world examples and results from companies that are leading the way, he’ll explain how you can:

  • Identify the core workplace needs at your organization
  • Leverage social recognition and feedback to improve employee engagement and retention and, ultimately, create a more human workplace
  • Build a human-centered culture to address the new realities of the workplace
  • Measure inclusivity and create constructive teaching moments around bias

Learning Objective: Attendees will understand the urgency of building a new strategic framework for the future of work, key elements of an effective and human-centered approach, and the purpose, meaning, and recognition that drives sustainable organizational performance.

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Speakers

Eric Mosley

CEO, Workhuman

Nickle LaMoreaux

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, IBM

11:55-12:05 PM

10 mins

Live News Desk

After Eric Mosley's keynote address, we return to the Live Desk where Cy and a special guest will discuss some of the most pressing topics raised, and then guide individuals into their first round of breakout sessions.

Speakers

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

12:00-1:00 PM GMT

12:05-12:30 PM

25 mins

Breakout Session 1 - Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding From Anywhere

12:05-12:30 PM

Track: The Next Era of the Human Workplace

The rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by COVID-19 accelerated remote work transitions, requiring sweeping migration of nearly entire companies to virtual work in a matter of weeks, and leaving managers and employees scrambling to adjust. On one hand, companies have had a glimpse into the opportunities that remote work can afford them, such as nonexistent commute times, lower operational costs, and a larger pool of global job applicants. Many are planning to permanently incorporate remote days into their long-term routines, or even give employees the option to work from home full time. On the other, these circumstances have brought to light many challenges that are inherent with virtual arrangements: employees feel lost, isolated, out of sync, and out of sight. With another potential shift coming as employees return to work, the challenges will remain. Remote work isn’t going away.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evidence-based answers to the most pressing questions about how teams can feel more connected and be well prepared to deliver optimal results
  • Insights on how to keep their teams motivated, which digital tools they’ll need, and how to keep track of employee productivity
  • Knowledge on how to maintain connections without face-to-face interactions, and how to combat tech exhaustion

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Tsedal Neeley

Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Breakout Session 2 - Performance Agility: Redefining Progress Through Partnership

12:05-12:30 PM

Track: Pay and Performance Management in an Agile World

It has never been more important for leaders to embrace performance agility – the set of beliefs and behaviors that energize work, deepen relationships, and drive improvement. As organizations redefine when and how work is done, the time has come to democratize performance by replacing power with partnership. Two-way dialogue, continuous collaboration, and frequent feedback can unlock fresh insights about human potential. Through a lively blend of storytelling and strategies, attendees will learn how performance agility can shift the mindset, message, and measures of traditional appraisal – changing how others feel strengthened and supported every single day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn high-impact communication strategies for delivering effective feedback
  • Reframe performance management around a system of goals and growth, not just ratings and metrics
  • Apply agile principles to boost the frequency and quality of performance conversations

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Joe Hirsch

Managing Director, Semaca Partners

Breakout Session 3 - Less Allyship...More Action

12:05-12:30 PM

Track: The Evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

From academia to artificial intelligence, blockchain to Boston, Nasdaq to nursing, supply chain to San Francisco, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are essential. It’s vital to a company’s business success and employee population that HR reframes its commitment to inclusion and a culture of belonging. Especially after the impact of COVID-19, racial and social unrest, and the most recent political headwinds, HR needs to shift DEI from cost to value. Companies can make dramatic progress by focusing on the human and specific strategies to effectively attract, nurture, and retain the talent necessary to transform a vision into business results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the true cost of racial inequity in the workplace
  • Realize the need to approach DEI differently and understand the benefits to the business by rethinking the approach and execution
  • Walk away with a shift in perspective – from fatigue to focus – in order to help you create a workplace that is safe and supportive

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Torin Ellis

Diversity Strategist, Torin Ellis Brand

Breakout Session 4 - Work Better Together

12:05-12:30 PM

Track: A Culture of Employee Well-Being

Relationships matter, especially in our time of remote work and digital communication. Research shows that authentic, trust-based relationships increase job satisfaction, leading to greater engagement, higher productivity, longer employee retention, and even decreased healthcare costs.

For years, companies have been implementing programs that promote social responsibility and improve employee health, both of which benefit the financial bottom line. Now it’s time to prioritize well-being of all kinds and a culture that supports and encourages meaningful connections. This session will provide you with information and tools to help you get started.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why workplace relationships and well-being are critical to the future of work
  • A framework for decoding workplace relationships to better understand your team culture and its impact on the organization
  • How to build trusted teams that support and encourage well-being

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Jen Fisher

Chief Well-Being Officer, Deloitte

Anh Phillips

Tech Insights Research Leader, Deloitte

Breakout Session 5 - A Candid Conversation on the Impact of DEI in the Next Normal

12:05-12:30 PM

Track: The value of employee recognition at work

All companies are microcosms of the broader communities employees inhabit. As each of these communities shares unique beliefs and values, more organizations are being intentional in opening up dialogue internally around DEI and equality. Topics that may have been taboo only a few years ago, such as racism, inclusivity, and accountability, are now at the top of the agenda.

What role can – and should – HR play in facilitating these conversations? How can HR empower people leaders to engage in authentic, meaningful dialogue? What does true progress look like?

In this session, attendees will be inspired as they listen to Celeste Warren, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion COE at Merck share how the company deployed a Bold and Inclusive Conversations framework and other tools and resources to drive true DEI impact across its base of 65,000 employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Research on what happens in the brain during challenges and change (and how this can lead to increased stress, overwhelm, and poor communication)
  • Science-backed skills and tangible practices you can immediately implement to help you and your colleagues reduce stress, avoid burnout, and improve the sense of connection and psychological safety within your organization
  • How to realistically prioritize self-care into your packed schedule – and help the people you work with do the same

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Steve Pemberton

Chief Human Resources Officer, Workhuman®

Celeste Warren

Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, Merck

12:30-12:55 PM

25 mins

CXO Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating Your Culture Through Your Return to Workplace Strategy

12:30-12:55 PM

How and when companies bring employees back could have long-lasting implications for the business and corporate culture. HR leaders need to reinvent both the workplace and work culture to prevent the slow decline of employee connection to the company that remote work environments have created over the past year.

In this session, two esteemed CHRO will discuss:

  • What your employees need to manage this change
  • Accommodating flexible work schedules without compromising productivity
  • How to maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks

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Steve Pemberton

Chief Human Resources Officer, Workhuman®

Aaron Falcione

Chief Human Resources Officer, Organon

Rebecca Sinclair

CPO, American Tire Distributors

Solutions Overview: A Day in the Life of a Human Workplace

12:30-12:55 PM

Join us an overview of the Workhuman Cloud! Workhuman empowers business and HR leaders to create a human workplace by engaging employees in a fun, social, and easy-to-use recognition experience that your workforce will adopt fast and use frequently, bringing you fast program ROI. From nominations, to personalized work circles, to people analytics and more, we'll take you through a day in the life of a Workhuman Cloud.

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James McNeil

Senior Sales Manager, EMEA, Workhuman®

Discover Workhuman iQ: Advanced HR analytics without hiring an analyst

12:30-12:55 PM

The Workhuman Cloud is home to 20-plus years of human performance data across more than 6M employees from all over the world. In this session, join a member of the Workhuman IQ team to uncover powerful workplace metrics around inclusion, performance, retention, and more, and learn how business and HR leaders are using these metrics to better understand their workforce, become better leaders, and drive their teams to new heights.

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Meisha-ann Martin

Director, People Analytics at Workhuman

How Social Recognition and in-the-moment microcoaching create an inclusive culture

12:30-12:55 PM

You’re working hard to hire a diverse workforce, but how are you ensuring that every employee in your organization feels included? Join us for an inspiring session to learn how you can leverage Social Recognition to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion in your organization. We'll share stories and metrics as well as give a sneak peak into our latest in-the-moment microcoaching tool that can bring awareness and greater inclusivity to your team.

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Navin ‘nuvs’ Jain

Director, Product Management, Workhuman®

Creating a Global Culture of Connection and Innovation: AstraZeneca’s Story​

12:30-12:55 PM

Hear firsthand how AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company at the very forefront of the fight against COVID-19, launched a recognition program to transform how it connects and engages it global employees. Featuring Claire Whieldon, Global Rewards Programme Director at AstraZeneca and Derek Irvine, SVP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Workhuman.

Learning Objectives:

  • How peer-to-peer recognition strengthens organizational culture across diverse markets and functions
  • The impact of frequent recognition on employee productivity and retention
  • How AstraZeneca energizes its diverse workforce and drives breakthrough ideas through employee recognition

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Claire Whieldon

Global Rewards Programme Director at AstraZeneca

Derek Irvine

Senior Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting, Workhuman®

12:55-1:00 PM

5 mins

Live News Desk

Back to the Live Desk for a recap of the recent breakout sessions and an introduction of our second keynote address with Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist who will examine the importance of updating our opinions to build organizations that foster trust, innovation, and that consistently re-think the status quo.

Speakers

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

1:00-2:00 PM GMT

1:00-1:30 PM

30 mins

Global Keynote

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The past year has led us to rethink fundamental assumptions – where to work, how to manage remote culture and collaboration, whether to reimagine our strategy and our products or services. Yet too many leaders and employees are reacting to events instead of proactively looking for opportunities to think again. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant has spent the past decade studying this problem at organizations ranging from the NBA to Pixar to NASA, and he finds that the very skills that make us good at thinking and learning can make us worse at rethinking and unlearning. Building on his new book, “Think Again” – which has been called “a must-read” by Bill and Melinda Gates and “brilliant” by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman – Adam examines how we can update our own opinions, open other people’s minds, and build a learning organization in which people know what they don’t know and are eager to improve on the status quo. His eye-opening evidence and entertaining delivery will leave you determined to never again say “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to rethink differently about complex and everyday obstacles
  • Understand the research about today’s remote work environment
  • How to build an organization that fosters trust, innovation, and challenging the status quo

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Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business & Bestselling Author

Stephanie Mehta

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

1:30-1:35 PM

5 mins

Live News Desk

Once again, we'll stop at the Live Desk to touch on highlights from Adam Grant's keynote. Then, Cy will guide attendees into the next round of breakouts.

Speakers

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

1:35-2:00 PM

25 mins

Breakout Session 1 - Pivoting in a Pandemic: How Schneider Electric Is Evolving Its People Strategy for Long-Term Growth

1:35-2:00 PM

Track: The Next Era of the Human Workplace

What’s it like taking on a new role as CHRO in the midst of a pandemic? How can HR keep people connected across geographies and workspaces around the globe? This session will answer these questions and more in a fireside chat with Schneider Electric CHRO Charise Le and Derek Irvine, senior vice president, client strategy and consulting at Workhuman.

Schneider Electric is a multinational company, recently named global sustainability leader. Over the past year, three pillars of the company’s employer value proposition – Meaningful, Inclusive, and Empowered – have played an integral role in helping Schneider Electric consistently break barriers and succeed as a global business. Charise and Derek will discuss how her team quickly pivoted talent strategies to keep employees focused on innovation and growth, with an emphasis on business goals, people, and data insights to make effective decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear how Schneider Electric evolved its people strategy to support a move toward the future of work
  • Insights on fostering a people-focused culture, rooted in values and employee well-being, and how this supports sustainability goals
  • Metrics that can be leveraged by the business to drive change and show business impact of a human-centered workplace

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Charise Le

Chief Human Resources Officer

Derek Irvine

Senior Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting, Workhuman®

Breakout Session 2 - Performance Management in a Hybrid World: Enabling Success for All

1:35-2:00 PM

Track: Pay and Performance Management in an Agile World

Leaders are currently contemplating the implications of a hybrid work world – where employees are working remotely, in the office, and some of each. As organizations design for this new reality, one of the most critical areas to consider is performance management: how managers and employees set goals, enable performance, and assess success. While the underlying needs of employees remains the same, how managers will meet those needs will shift.

Learning Objectives:

  • The three levers of effective performance management
  • How these levers can be adjusted and flexed to meet our hybrid working environment
  • Specific considerations to design this new performance management approach so it meets the needs of diverse populations

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Stacia Garr

Co-founder & Principal Analyst, RedThread Research

Breakout Session 3 - The New Reality: Cultivating Women in Leadership Beyond the Gap in the Virtual Workplace

1:35-2:00 PM

Track: The Evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The world of work has forever changed. Women are torn between the competing priorities of work and home life. HR must not only become experts of cultivating human potential at work, but also assist in empowering working women with tools to address the challenge of work and well-being. The stats clearly show that all women, particularly women of color , are in crisis. More than three million women dropped out of the workplace since 2020 and nearly 50% of women of color stated they plan to leave the workplace in the next two years. We need an intervention. This session will discuss a proven model in addressing the hidden barriers of leadership for working women. You will learn how to use purpose to drive performance and priority setting, and how to support women through the stages and phases of their leadership journeys.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the data and recent statistics related to women in the workplace
  • Effectively implement a new framework to break down barriers for women in leadership positions
  • Get answers to burning questions about how to make the She-Cession a thing of the past – quickly

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Melissa Dawn Simkins

CEO, Velvet Suite | Founder, The She- Suite

Breakout Session 4 - The Power of Emotional Health at Work During Challenge And Uncertainty

1:35-2:00 PM

Track: A Culture of Employee Well Being

Uncertainty and workplace challenges are dramatically increasing employee stress, overwhelm, and burnout. This is our collective wake-up call to recognize that our well-being has a direct impact on every aspect of work and performance, and to make emotional fitness a non-negotiable priority as a workplace skill. Engaging the minds and hearts of participants with her vulnerability, warmth, and humor, Nataly reveals insights about the human brain and simple, yet transformative mindset shifts to struggle less so you can bring your full capacity to your work and inevitable challenges that arise. Using the science-backed Happier Method™, Nataly shares straight talk, research in neuroscience and psychology, and her powerful, personal story of success and burnout to activate audience members to practice their emotional fitness skills. Audience members will leave with immediate, practical ways to reduce stress, feel uplifted, boost their resilience, and foster a greater sense of connection with their colleagues (even when working remotely).

Learning Objectives:

  • Research on what happens in the brain during challenges and change (and how this can lead to increased stress, overwhelm, and poor communication)
  • Science-backed skills and tangible practices you can immediately implement to help you and your colleagues reduce stress, avoid burnout, and improve the sense of connection and psychological safety within your organization
  • How to realistically prioritize self-care into your packed schedule – and help the people you work with do the same

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Nataly Kogan

Founder and CEO, Happier, Inc.

Breakout Session 5 - The Transformative Power of Optimism: The key to resiliency, engagement, and retention

1:35-2:00 PM

Track: The value of Recognition at work

Research has shown the benefits of optimism in the workplace, including increased workplace commitment, productivity, and job satisfaction. Considering all the benefits found so far, optimism is a useful and essential tool to improve organizational culture and impact the bottom line. This session will explain why optimism is the single most important trait a person can have, especially in navigating challenging and change-filled times like these. By incorporating research and personal stories from the field, Steve Gross, MSW, explores the optimism-based strategies that have helped some of the most vulnerable communities thrive, and explains how audiences can apply them in a personal and professional capacity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits (and barriers) of cultivating optimism in yourself and your team and learn how joy, connection, engagement and empowerment build a more positive and effective organizational culture
  • Learn how to see and focus on the goodness and value in yourself and others so you can experience and share real, authentic gratitude
  • Insulate yourself from burnout and “burn-in” through the development of a personal optimism practice

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Steve Gross

Founder and Chief Playmaker at Life is Good Playmakers

2:00-3:15 PM GMT

2:00-2:25 PM

25 mins

CXO Panel Discussion: Reinvigorating Your Culture Through Your Return to Workplace Strategy

2:00-2:25 PM

How and when companies bring employees back could have long-lasting implications for the business and corporate culture. HR leaders need to reinvent both the workplace and work culture to prevent the slow decline of employee connection to the company that remote work environments have created over the past year.

In this session, two esteemed CHRO will discuss:

  • What your employees need to manage this change
  • Accommodating flexible work schedules without compromising productivity
  • How to maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks

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Chris French

Executive Vice President, Customer Strategy, Workhuman®

Andrew Davis

CHRO, Sony Music

Patricia Frost

CHRO, Seagate

Solutions Overview: A Day in the Life of a Human Workplace

2:00-2:25 PM

Join us an overview of the Workhuman Cloud! Workhuman empowers business and HR leaders to create a human workplace by engaging employees in a fun, social, and easy-to-use recognition experience that your workforce will adopt fast and use frequently, bringing you fast program ROI. From nominations, to personalized work circles, to people analytics and more, we'll take you through a day in the life of a Workhuman Cloud.

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James McNeil

Senior Sales Manager, EMEA, Workhuman®

Discover Workhuman iQ: Advanced HR analytics without hiring an analyst

2:00-2:25 PM

The Workhuman Cloud is home to 20-plus years of human performance data across more than 6M employees from all over the world. In this session, join a member of the Workhuman IQ team to uncover powerful workplace metrics around inclusion, performance, retention, and more, and learn how business and HR leaders are using these metrics to better understand their workforce, become better leaders, and drive their teams to new heights.

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Meisha-ann Martin

Director, People Analytics at Workhuman

How Social Recognition and in-the-moment microcoaching create an inclusive culture

2:00-2:25 PM

You’re working hard to hire a diverse workforce, but how are you ensuring that every employee in your organization feels included? Join us for an inspiring session to learn how you can leverage Social Recognition to bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion in your organization. We'll share stories and metrics as well as give a sneak peak into our latest in-the-moment microcoaching tool that can bring awareness and greater inclusivity to your team.

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Navin ‘nuvs’ Jain

Director, Product Management, Workhuman®

Building a Culture of Connection: Citizens’ Story

2:00-2:25 PM

Derek DeSousa, Director of Engagement at Citizens and Derek Irvine, SVP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Workhuman will discuss Citizens’ journey to modernizing employee recognition and how it has helped in successfully maintaining a culture of connection and collaboration during unprecedented times.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Citizens implemented a modern, strategic employee recognition program that supports their culture
  • Tips for effective change management to drive excitement and enthusiasm for peer-to-peer recognition
  • Key insights from Citizens’ recognition data that reveal pockets of connection and engagement across the organization

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Derek DeSousa

Director of Engagement at Citizens

Derek Irvine

Senior Vice President, Client Strategy and Consulting, Workhuman®

2:25-2:30 PM

5 mins

Live News Desk

Our final Live Desk of the day, during which Cy will recap more session highlights and guide us through the last 45 minutes of powerful content.

Speakers

Cy Wakeman

NY Times Bestselling Author & Global Thought Leader

2:30-2:55 PM

25 mins

Breakout Session 1 - Human-Centered Leadership: Behaviors, Mindsets, Attributes for The Future of Work

2:30-2:55 PM

Track: The Next Era of the Human Workplace

The current global environment has made it even clear that a different kind of leadership is needed to take humanity forward. We are witnessing a lack of collaboration and cooperation across borders. We ache for organizations that drive value beyond profit and for communities that lift each other up. We are desperate for individuals who are self-connected and confident. By enabling the evolution of current economic models, conventional mindsets, and efficiency-driven organizational practices, we can slowly shift workplace cultures, leading to gains in equity, equality, and dignity across communities. This is why we invested in a recent research collaboration with Stanford University’s Center for Compassion, Altruism Research, and Education (CCARE). We studied 118 Fortune 500 companies to discover eight core human attributes that foster adaptability and resilience inside organizations. These attributes include purpose, courage, foresight, emotional insight, wonder, wisdom, compassion, and mastery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the definition of leadership is shifting
  • Learn the eight core human attributes that enhance leaders and organizations
  • Realize that leaders have a participatory choice in building positive climates of trust and well-being, and walk away knowing how to drive that change

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Sesil Pir

Head of Employee Experience, Takeda Pharmaceutical

Breakout Session 2 - Unleashed By Disruption: Accelerating the Shift to Human-Centered Performance Management

2:30-2:55 PM

Track: Pay and Performance Management in an Agile World

We have known for decades that traditional practices do not motivate employees or drive sustainable organizational performance. The call to shift toward new ways of managing our people has steadily increased with the new demands of work and the changed expectations of employees. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting current landscape have amplified this need to the point that it no longer can easily be ignored. How do we engage, develop, and reward our people to drive performance in today’s dynamic world of work? Join us as we discuss why now is the time to finally put humans at the center of performance management.

In this session, we’ll discuss how to bust through the main barriers to move away from traditional performance management, key elements of an effective and holistic future approach, and some practical ways to address rewards as you begin your journey to reboot performance management in your organization. Join us to find out why now, even amid crisis, is the perfect time to reboot your performance management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the main barriers to move away from traditional performance management
  • Key elements of an effective and holistic future approach
  • Practical ways to address rewards in a fresh approach to performance management

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Tamra Chandler

Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Breakout Session 3 - Finding Your Focus in a Distracted and Overwhelmed World

2:30-2:55 PM

Track: A Culture of Employee Well Being

Our very full lives often leave us in a constant “crisis of attention.” Digital distractions, professional demands, and the cumulative uncertainty caused by a global pandemic all zap our focus and leave us in a cognitive fog. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Jha has studied the brain science of attention. The biggest aha: Attention is powerful. What we pay attention to defines our lived experience. Yet, stress, threat, and negative mood deplete our attention. The good news is we can train our brain to pay better attention using mindfulness training. By understanding the science of attention and outcomes from mindfulness training in classrooms, boardrooms, sport fields, and battlefields, Dr. Jha introduces you to mindfulness exercises to help you find focus and own your attention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the brain systems of attention – how they work and why they are so powerful
  • Identify failed strategies to control mind wandering and rumination
  • Practice mindfulness exercises to strengthen attention and curb mind wandering

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Amishi P. Jha, Ph.D

Neuroscientist, Researcher, Associate Professor University of Miami

Breakout Session 4 - Beyond Resiliency: Secrets of the Most Innovative Companies

2:30-2:55 PM

Track: The Value of Recognition at Work

Innovators don’t just bounce back from adversity and crisis. They absorb the shocks and blows and find ways to get stronger. Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta has interviewed hundreds of leaders of award-winning innovative organizations, and shares the traits, qualities, and yes, the secrets, of companies that go beyond resiliency as they build innovative organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the most coveted lists look like today and how it’s accelerated during the pandemic
  • Realize the importance culture, recognition and innovation has on driving agility in today’s business climate
  • What it takes to keep an innovation culture alive

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Stephanie Mehta

Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company

Breakout Session 5 - Move Beyond 'Publish and Polish' to 'Action and Agility' With Your DEI Approach

2:30-2:55 PM

Track: The Evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As a global company with strong representation in diverse communities, Eaton strives to be a steward of tough, important conversations, and a model of inclusion and diversity. This stance is important for attracting and retaining talent; people want to work for companies that take courageous positions on DEI. While women in the workplace has been the focus more broadly in the DEI space, there’s still more work to be done. The past year has shown a need to move to a more holistic awareness and action approach to lift up all underrepresented groups. In this fireside chat, Eaton CHRO Ernest Marshall and Eaton’s VP, Inclusion & Diversity, Monica Jackson will tackle these tough questions and have an honest conversation about the path forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to create an environment of physiological safety so people can feel included, valued, and recognized for their work
  • How to expose the data rather than just show the data, so leaders, groups, and individuals can draw conclusions about the issues that exist
  • How to work with your HR counterparts to find the DEI data, track and showcase progress, and move beyond promise

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Steve Pemberton

Chief Human Resources Officer, Workhuman®

Ernest Marshall

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Eaton

Monica Jackson

VP of Inclusion & Diversity, Eaton

2:55-3:15 PM

20 mins

Closing keynote conversation – Empowering Humanity: Making a Difference Through Connection to the Whole Human

If the whole human isn’t functioning, the whole human isn’t performing.

Human connection helps serve as a source of resiliency and agility and to maintain the social fabric we all weave together. What’s more, recognition of one another means being mindful, which leads to greater awareness and focus. But this past year has kept us separate from family and friends, and we need to find a path back to rebuilding our human capital and reconnecting those frayed relationships.

This session will focus on Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning artist, actor, author, and activist Common, as he sits down with CNN International anchor and host Zain Asher to inspire us to see people as a whole human, helping us find peace within ourselves, compassion for others, and gratitude for what we have and where we are.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how Common’s passion for lifting people up by seeing them as a whole human can provide a pathway for change.
  • Discover how the Human Workplace tenants align with Common’s and Workhuman Live’s mission of social recognition and transformation.
  • Effectively create a plan of action to empower a new approach to living a healthier, more positive life.

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Speakers

Common

Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning artist, actor, author and activist

Zain Asher

Anchor and Host, CNN International