Workshop A: Storytelling For Leaders: Expand Influence, Deepen Motivation, And Build Connection
Presented By: Kat Koppett, Eponymous Founder, Koppett
Storytelling, the ancient communication method, taps into the fundamental way our brain makes meaning and helps us understand new concepts, engage deeply, tap into our passion, and connect with others. In this active, practical session, you will unpack the building blocks of great storytelling to make this innate, unconscious meaning-making process conscious. Embark on this journey with us and leave with a fully crafted story and a storytelling toolkit to apply in your leadership environments and beyond.
- Harness the power of story to strengthen key messages, making them more comprehensible and memorable
- Align the story you mean to be telling with the story your listeners are receiving
- Recognize your individual storytelling strengths and habits
- Expand your storytelling range
- Learn to solicit stories and use story activities and structures to influence others, increase buy-in, solve problems, and implement change
Workshop B: Succession Management: Fit For Purpose In A Post-Pandemic World
Presented By: Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, GE And Executive and Senior Faculty, Mentora
The pandemic has brought about two paradigm shifts: One is an accelerative shift to digitization, automation and artificial intelligence, and the other is a paradigmatic shift in how we lead. The old techniques of succession management that assumes some degree of a stable environment is gone. We need new frameworks and tools to freshen up succession planning. Succession planning is no longer just about identification of feasible candidates, it is about preparing the bench on a continuous basis and realizing the old Peter Drucker adage,” plans are useless, but planning is invaluable!” In this session, the workshop participants will learn the new models and tools for succession planning, relevant in a post-pandemic world.
- Discuss and debate the new experiences, competencies, traits and drivers the leaders of tomorrow need
- Look at two new frameworks for identifying quality successors and share other best practices
- Learn how best to present the succession plan to higher levels of management and the board
Succession Recipe: 3 Questions, Agility, & Trust
Presented By: Jonathan Burman, Former Director Talent and Organizational Development, Cameron Ashley
We all know the drill. Complete the 9 Box (or sometimes 12 Box), send in the Readiness Evaluations, Depth Charts, HiPo Evaluations, Development Plans, Talent Roundtables … all the stuff Leadership loves doing, right? With all of this data, discussion and analysis you would think we would have Succession Planning down to a science. What if I told you there was a radically simple way to get better results without a 9 Box, HiPo evaluations, or Talent Roundtables? In this session, we will talk about how 3 simple questions, a dash of Agile, and a handful of trust can reduce the time and effort to fill your leadership pipeline by half. This radical new process works due to its simplicity, ability to bolt-on to performance development, and focus on trust.
- Learn the 3 key questions asked of all supervisors, managers, and leaders that have yielded incredible insights and action plans
- Identify the risks, benefits, and mistakes made when rolling out this radical new approach
What We Have Learned About Engaging Hi-Potentials During The Pandemic…And What It Means Going Forward
Presented By: Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, GE and Executive Director and Senior Faculty, Mentora
We now know that even after the pandemic is behind us, virtual work is here to stay. Most employees prefer to have a hybrid option of work. This shift brings about a considerable change in how we lead, engage, and drive our talent. It requires us to reinvent ourselves to become effective virtual leaders and inspire and engage our talent in new ways. I will be sharing highlights of my research on this subject. In this session, participants will learn:
- What changes has the workplace gone through during the pandemic
- What does a leader need to do to adapt to these changes
- How to bring out the best in our talent in a virtual environment
Convergence Of Culture And Data Analytics In Assessing & Developing HiPos
Presented By: Gilma Saravia, Chief People Officer, Altair
Human resources (HR) is tasked with recruiting the best talent and keeping culture at the forefront while staying on top of workforce planning, retention, talent & development, succession planning, hire-to-retire processes, and many other responsibilities. What if you could save time influencing these key HR processes by utilizing data analytics while your human capital is ahead of the curve to meet your organization’s business goals?
Hear Gilma Saravia, Altair’s chief people officer, provide insight into Altair’s culture and how data is embraced and utilized to impact key HR processes in the following domains:
Winning With Talent: Hardwiring Talent Management From The Front-Line To C-Suite
Presented By: David Cook, Chief Human Resources Officer, TriHealth
You cannot win without talent and that axiom rings even louder in these very challenging times of intense competition for resources. Creating, implementing, and hardwiring a talent management system that identifies, develops, cultivates and leverages your talent resources gives you a unique opportunity take the HR function to a level of being a strategic organizational asset. Great talent is difficult enough to find, why not take the good talent you already have and make it GREAT! An integrated approach provides an opportunity to source from the front-line to the C-suite and create that strong diverse talent pipeline vital to creating a sustainable competitive advantage.
- Learn how to make talent management an organization wide responsibility
- Discover how to leverage tools and techniques to identify key talent gaps and transform them into organizational strengths
- Understand how to rapidly convert conversation into tangible progress
- Learn how to build and retain a sustainable pool of high performing and diverse talent
Building An Innovative Talent Strategy In A Novel And Fast-Paced Business Area
Presented By: Chantal Veillon, Vice President Human Resources Global Product Development & Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Launching new platforms and technologies to address individualized medicine requires setting up new business and people models. While HR teams have proven-track records in supporting established businesses and their evolution with talent strategies, addressing a completely new and fast-growing segment, with no precedent or blueprint to build on while competition is raging, creates a new challenge to offer a new value proposition and total experience to our workforce.
This session will be focused on how to build a forward-looking talent strategy that addresses current and future needs in the environment where historical data and benchmark are scarce, the pace of the market and talent landscape is continually evolving, and agility, innovation and risk-taking are essential.
- Learn how to anchor your Talent Strategy with little data or blueprint at hand
- Understand how to develop agile talent programs to support a fast-growing workforce
- Gain confidence in developing innovative, out-of-the-box proposals, pushing the usual boundaries of talent attraction, development and retention
Differentiated Development: Preparing Talent Bench Of Tomorrow
Presented By: Inna Connor, Senior Talent Management Business Partner, CUNA Mutual
In a highly specialized environment, like financial services, companies need to form and foster leadership teams that demonstrate a healthy balance of subject matter expertise and enterprise thinking. Accurate assessment and intentional development of talent is essential to fulfilling business strategic priorities. This session will focus on how differentiation between functional and enterprise talent across the company, as well as assessment of performance and employee aspirations, lay groundwork for integrated talent planning of the future.
- Learn how to enhance the way you view leadership potential
- Identify and develop enterprise leaders with widely applicable skills
- Integrate your talent planning processes to support organizational needs