When

September 12 - 14, 2022 (GMT+2)

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Where

Sandton Convention Centre

Maude Street 161
Sandton, Gauteng

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Day 1

( 09/12/2022 )

Day 2

( 09/13/2022 )

Day 3

( 09/14/2022 )

Track 1: Talent Development

Discover new perspectives on developing talent, maximizing potential, and creating strategic transformations for your organizations and your learners.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

KEYNOTE: Changing work models and the HR trends influencing our future
The shifting world of work and the resultant impact on organizations has fundamentally changed the relationship between employees and employers. With the reality of changing workforce demographics, gig-workers, nomad work, and evolving talent marketplaces placing organizational talent supply processes under pressure, there is a need to evaluate the effectiveness of people management practices to access talent pools. In particular, the impact of employer branding, the employee value proposition, ...
The shifting world of work and the resultant impact on organizations has fundamentally changed the relationship between employees and employers. With the reality of changing workforce demographics, gig-workers, nomad work, and evolving talent marketplaces placing organizational talent supply processes under pressure, there is a need to evaluate the effectiveness of people management practices to access talent pools. In particular, the impact of employer branding, the employee value proposition, and the employee experience on attracting and retaining talent has to be re-evaluated in light of shifting expectations.
In this presentation, we will explore the changing work models of the future, with a specific focus on the impact on HR trends on future capability requirements. We will also discuss the skill requirements of the HR professional and how we need to rethink, reframe and realign the HR persona contribution to organizations.
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9:45 AM

11:00 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Empathy - The New Work Culture Norm
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn the importance of empathy in building a strong workplace culture that attracts, retains, and develops talent.Empathy is a critical HR leadership skill. It helps to build and sustain positive workplace relationships, foster diversity and inclusion, encourage cooperation and collaboration, and facilitate conflict management. Empathy generates an interest in and appreciation for others, paving the way to more productive working relationships.Learning Obje...
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn the importance of empathy in building a strong workplace culture that attracts, retains, and develops talent.

Empathy is a critical HR leadership skill. It helps to build and sustain positive workplace relationships, foster diversity and inclusion, encourage cooperation and collaboration, and facilitate conflict management. Empathy generates an interest in and appreciation for others, paving the way to more productive working relationships.

Learning Objectives:

•Define empathy and the various types of empathy.
•Explore the importance of empathy in the workplace.
•Discuss how to strengthen empathy skills.
•Understand how to remove roadblocks that inhibit our empathy.
•Develop a plan of action for creating a more empathic culture.
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11:00 AM

11:30 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
A 30mins break to engage with colleagues and peers

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

Building a more agile human-centered HR function in 2022
The pandemic underscores the urgency for a more dynamic talent and work model. With technology freeing up more time, organizations are expecting their HR to adopt agility as a way of working to become a more human-cantered function. With an increasing number of HR teams now pursuing agility as their main operating model, let’s explore ways that enable HRs to become workforce advisors who advocate for an environment that allows their employees to do their best.

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Redefining Performance Management for post-pandemic success
For performance Management to be effective, it must be useful. Traditionally, performance management has been a rigid system where employees met their managers once or twice a year.

This approach no longer works in today’ face paced hybrid work environment. This calls for a much more sensitive and well thought out approach that is flexible, agile, continuous, and development oriented.

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

HR as strategic leader: Preparing to deliver greater business impact
2021 was a year of reinventing HR and solidifying its new role as a business enabler. 2022 is already proving to be a year of pushing boundaries of how HR can add more value by building a company culture that withstands business disruption and enables strategic transformations. In order to be truly successful, organizations need to prepare their HR teams to be at the forefront of strategic business decision making to enable greater business impact and lead the organization through uncertainty.

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

People-Centric Data: How to Support Strategic Business Outcomes
HR is about managing and supporting people, so we are perhaps more used to the function taking a more empathic and less formulaic approach. However, data-led decision making is now an integral tool for any HR professional and essential for remaining competitive. Business impact and lead the organization through uncertainty.

Track 1: Talent Development

Discover new perspectives on developing talent, maximizing potential, and creating strategic transformations for your organizations and your learners.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

DISSERTATION: The remote workforce and organizational design conundrum
In December 2019 the world witnessed the outbreak of COVID-19. The rapid spread of the virus forced governments across the world to implement drastic measures to try and combat the spread and detrimental impact on people and the economy. The lock down measures implemented by governments globally disrupted the world of work as we knew it as organizations were forced to allow many employees to work from home to continue some form of operations. The purpose of this paper is to explore HOW do remote...
In December 2019 the world witnessed the outbreak of COVID-19. The rapid spread of the virus forced governments across the world to implement drastic measures to try and combat the spread and detrimental impact on people and the economy. The lock down measures implemented by governments globally disrupted the world of work as we knew it as organizations were forced to allow many employees to work from home to continue some form of operations. The purpose of this paper is to explore HOW do remote workforce strategies impact on Organizational Design (OD)?

The research methodology used to study the phenomenon is constructivist grounded theory. Data is collected through semi structured interviews with 12 practitioners in the field of organizational design across industries.
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9:45 AM

10:45 AM

KEYNOTE: Unraveling the Future of Work and its impact on HR
•What does the future of work really look like?
•What does it mean for people strategy and management?
•What is HR’s role in all of this?
•Where do you start to deal with the complexity, pace and interrelatedness of it all?

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Coffee & Tea Break

11:30 AM

12:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating a best-in-class human experience in a Hybrid Workplace
Organizations that want to get their hybrid work model right must create world-class digital experiences that enable both in-person and digital collaboration. In today's workplace working conditions are as important as salaries to attract and retain employees. Through this discussion, let’s examine ways to design a digital workplace experience that improves the quality of life for your employees.•Design the ultimate digital workplace experience: How can you implement a more productive, meaningfu...
Organizations that want to get their hybrid work model right must create world-class digital experiences that enable both in-person and digital collaboration. In today's workplace working conditions are as important as salaries to attract and retain employees. Through this discussion, let’s examine ways to design a digital workplace experience that improves the quality of life for your employees.

•Design the ultimate digital workplace experience: How can you implement a more productive, meaningful workplace experience?
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12:30 PM

1:30 PM

The Age of Employees: How to Retain and Grow your Companies Most Valuable Asset
The “Great Resignation” is happening and more than ever, employers need to understand how they can meet employee’s expectations for what they want in a job—especially in an increasingly hybrid world.

Through this session, the speaker will highlight practical strategies you can implement in order to give your organization the best chance to retain talent.

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM

3:15 PM

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time - A key to achieving more in less time
In this presentation Lena Thompson will walk you through different energetic strategies (types) and how each type is uniquely wired to stay productive, engaged and motivated at workplace and in life. We will also touch on how this knowledge enables you to become a great decision maker and make powerful choices in any situation.

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Marrying Tech and Health for increased productivity in the workplace
In this session the panelists will talk on how Employers can increase their employee productivity levels by taking care of the holistic employee as an individual.

•Digital and whatsApp mental health for employees.
•Employee financial wellness.
•Holistic employee wellness.
•Technology as an enabler.
•Productivity Value add.

Track 1: Talent Development

Discover new perspectives on developing talent, maximizing potential, and creating strategic transformations for your organizations and your learners.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Facilitating Real Learning: How to Make Sure your Employees are Equipped with Future Skills
The global pandemic pushed the pace of change into overdrive – pushing employers to take a proactive role in ensuring their workforce is equipped with the skills of the future. But today’s workforce has some distance to go before it is truly future-ready. Through this discussion, hear from experts on how to facilitate real and self-directed learning in your organization in order to be better equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the future.•Enabling your employees to be future-ready: ...
The global pandemic pushed the pace of change into overdrive – pushing employers to take a proactive role in ensuring their workforce is equipped with the skills of the future. But today’s workforce has some distance to go before it is truly future-ready. Through this discussion, hear from experts on how to facilitate real and self-directed learning in your organization in order to be better equipped for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

•Enabling your employees to be future-ready: How can HR and L&D leaders create a culture of self-directed and continuous learning?
•The shift to experiences: Moving from dated talent practices to new ways of holistic employee experiences for the new normal
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9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Reskilling and Upskilling as a driver for L&D priorities in 2022
Technology and digital skills have been seen as the biggest threat to job security in the last decade. However, human, and technical skills are quickly becoming more essential and valuable for learners who are looking for opportunities to advance in their careers. This session will look at how organisations can support their employees build the necessary technical and human skills such as resilience, agility, communication, critical thinking and more.

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Coffee & Tea Break

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Training and Rewards – The Ultimate Combo to Get your Workforce into Shape
Imagine using learning as part of your reward and recognition strategy. In this scenario, your reward is then simultaneously a benefit. You have an employee who is performing well. You then reward them with further learning opportunities. As a reward, this will bring additional benefit to your business This session will help you develop this win/win strategy to help you create more skilled talent for your business.

Track 2: Compensation & Benefits

Discover innovative strategies and new age thinking on creating and designing a comprehensive benefits offering to win in the age of talent.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Positioning your brand as “Best Place to Work” through a comprehensive Benefits Strategy
Most forward-thinking organisations are always looking to uncover, recruit and retain the best talent who will work to achieve your organisation’ goals and fit into your culture. The problem is – your competitors have the same aspiration. And with company reputation being more visible than ever before, let’s look at how you can present a powerful, compelling employer brand through a comprehensivebenefits strategy.•Developing a credible employer brand through a modern benefits strategy what your ...
Most forward-thinking organisations are always looking to uncover, recruit and retain the best talent who will work to achieve your organisation’ goals and fit into your culture. The problem is – your competitors have the same aspiration. And with company reputation being more visible than ever before, let’s look at how you can present a powerful, compelling employer brand through a comprehensive
benefits strategy.

•Developing a credible employer brand through a modern benefits strategy what your employees will love
•Enabling your employees to bring their best self to work by taking care of both their short-term and long-term needs like holidays, flexibility, and pension
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9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Integrating employee Wellbeing into your overall total rewards strategy
Employee wellbeing is often run separately to an organization’s total rewards strategy. But integrating the two can be incredibly powerful when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. Nobody knows what’s around the corner, so knowing an employer has your back, can make a huge difference. Through this session, let’s look at some of the ways you can prioritize your employee’s wellbeing and mental health.

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Coffee & Tea Break

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Designing and Implementing Rewards Program that Actually Works
To acquire and retain the top performers, you must build a workplace culture where employee recognition is the everyday norm. Many companies think
they are already doing a good job of thanking and recognizing their employees.
However, a recent study found most employees felt they had not felt recognized
in a long time. Through this session let’s look at the vital steps in planning and designing an effective employee rewards program.

Track 3: Employment Law and Compliance

Explore the impact of the latest national legislation, and what it means for your organization. Discover how best to remain compliant, alongside how to manage employer risk, and how to handle some of the most challenging aspects of your role as HR.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

South African Employment Law in 2022: Getting Back to Normal and Adapting to Change
This presentation will provide updates on employment laws for 2022 and beyond. It will address legal updates taking effect in 2022, review the evolving legal landscape regarding COVID related issues, and summarize best practices to address these issues.Join in to learn:•Legal updates for employees going into effect in late 2021 / 2022’•The current and future landscape of COVID-19 related workplace issues, and how they might impact employers;•Best practices to mitigate legal risks associated with...
This presentation will provide updates on employment laws for 2022 and beyond. It will address legal updates taking effect in 2022, review the evolving legal landscape regarding COVID related issues, and summarize best practices to address these issues.
Join in to learn:

•Legal updates for employees going into effect in late 2021 / 2022’
•The current and future landscape of COVID-19 related workplace issues, and how they might impact employers;
•Best practices to mitigate legal risks associated with the laws and regulations that the presentation will address.
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9:45 AM

10:30 AM

Returning to Work: Hybrid Work Policies, Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid
This interactive session will focus on the ever-changing hybrid workforce. The pandemic, and Delta/Omicron variants, has forced companies, big and small, to continue to allow staff to work remotely. This “new normal” has employers reassessing their telework policies. This session will explore the practical and legal challenges raised by remote work, centering on the factors businesses should consider when developing legally compliant and practical solutions for the remote work to mitigate litiga...
This interactive session will focus on the ever-changing hybrid workforce. The pandemic, and Delta/Omicron variants, has forced companies, big and small, to continue to allow staff to work remotely. This “new normal” has employers reassessing their telework policies. This session will explore the practical and legal challenges raised by remote work, centering on the factors businesses should consider when developing legally compliant and practical solutions for the remote work to mitigate litigation risks.
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10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Coffee & Tea

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Issues Employers Cannot Ignore
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn to elevate your understanding of the drivers of this crisis and learn effective and practical solutions to guide your organizations through the often challenging situations involving employee mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse.•Understand the drivers of mental health and substance abuse issues in the workplace.•Learn how to approach and respond to employees who need assistance.•Understand obligations and responsibilities when it comes to acc...
Workplace Application: Attendees will learn to elevate your understanding of the drivers of this crisis and learn effective and practical solutions to guide your organizations through the often challenging situations involving employee mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse.

•Understand the drivers of mental health and substance abuse issues in the workplace.
•Learn how to approach and respond to employees who need assistance.
•Understand obligations and responsibilities when it comes to accommodating employee requests due to mental health, alcoholism or substance abuse.
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Track 4: HR Tech

Hear from top HR Tech experts on latest industry trends, lessons from HR transformation journey, insights on new HR solutions in the market and more.

9:00 AM

9:45 AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: 2022 Workplace Technology Trends: Enhancing User Experience in a hybrid Workplace
Over the last two years, many organisations pivoted their digital transformation plans to solve workplace challenges brought on by the pandemic. With theendemic in sight, let’s look at some of the next set of workplace challenges and how technology can continue to support our workforce and keep them engaged.•Got Tech? How technology is changing our workplaces for the better•Work made better: A look at different areas like learning, recruitment, performance management etc., where HR tech is provi...
Over the last two years, many organisations pivoted their digital transformation plans to solve workplace challenges brought on by the pandemic. With the
endemic in sight, let’s look at some of the next set of workplace challenges and how technology can continue to support our workforce and keep them engaged.

•Got Tech? How technology is changing our workplaces for the better
•Work made better: A look at different areas like learning, recruitment, performance management etc., where HR tech is proving to be successful
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9:45 AM

10:30 AM

CASE STUDY: HR Technology reinvented: How This leading organisation leverages technology for their people needs
No matter the size of the company, it’s day-to-day needs can feel overwhelming for HR Leaders and HR technology can assist in addressing these challenges. Having a comprehensive HR technology strategy maximizes your technology investments. As building a digital workplace has become top priority in order to enable positive experience and productivity, let’s look at how this leading organisation leveraged technology to bring greater value to the entire organisation.

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

Coffee & Tea

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Driving Data culture: How to fully integrate data into your company’s decision-making process.
Many businesses continue dealing with significant organizational changes, and HR departments have had a lot to focus on increasing the need for quick data driven decision making. When you have access to the people with the right skills, technology that works for your needs, and the policies to facilitate a successful people analytics program, you’ll be able to make more data-driven decisions. This session will talk about how People analytics leaders can step up, providing the data and analytics ...
Many businesses continue dealing with significant organizational changes, and HR departments have had a lot to focus on increasing the need for quick data driven decision making. When you have access to the people with the right skills, technology that works for your needs, and the policies to facilitate a successful people analytics program, you’ll be able to make more data-driven decisions. This session will talk about how People analytics leaders can step up, providing the data and analytics that are critical to help leaders make better decisions.
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Track 5: Employee Well-Being And Mental Health

Supporting employee wellbeing ensures that your people are in the best place physically, mentally, financially and spiritually - meaning that they’re in the best place to deliver optimum performance. Join to find out how you can best support your people.

1:00 PM

1:45 PM

The Evolution of Wellness and the Competencies You Need to Succeed
As society navigates hybrid style workforce, return to work issues, societal anxieties, and the unknowns of 2022, workplaces and communities are realizing that wellness is not a nice benefit, rather wellness is a strategy to ensure that all people can function optimally in their environment. In this session, we will discuss the strategies and needed competencies leaders must demand in their wellness professionals to shift mindsets, behaviors, and practices at work and at home.•Realize why creati...
As society navigates hybrid style workforce, return to work issues, societal anxieties, and the unknowns of 2022, workplaces and communities are realizing that wellness is not a nice benefit, rather wellness is a strategy to ensure that all people can function optimally in their environment. In this session, we will discuss the strategies and needed competencies leaders must demand in their wellness professionals to shift mindsets, behaviors, and practices at work and at home.

•Realize why creating a wellness program is a necessity
•The Fundamentals of a wellness program
•How to develop your wellness program for optimal results
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1:45 PM

2:30 PM

How to Measure and Prioritize Employee Wellness While Working Remote
Prioritizing employee wellness has never been more important. Cultivating a strong company culture and wellness program is vital to the success of your organization, especially with more teams working remotely. Developing a workforce with a strong balance between personal & professional life and prioritizing mental health and wellness is key.In this session:•Understand how to use technology to measure your employees wellness•Realize why mindfulness is so important in the workplace•Learn how to d...
Prioritizing employee wellness has never been more important. Cultivating a strong company culture and wellness program is vital to the success of your organization, especially with more teams working remotely. Developing a workforce with a strong balance between personal & professional life and prioritizing mental health and wellness is key.
In this session:

•Understand how to use technology to measure your employees wellness
•Realize why mindfulness is so important in the workplace
•Learn how to develop a wellness program for all employees including remote and hybrid workers
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2:30 PM

3:15 PM

Mental Health Matters at Work: Education, Advocacy, and Resources
Mental illness is very common with 1 in 5 people in the workplace having a mental illness. People with mental illness are often creative, productive workers until their illness is triggered. Many factors contribute to mental illness, including work related issues like stress and more recently the Covid-19. In this discussion, we will discuss how to identify mental illness in the workplace and discuss factors that lead to mental health problems at work as well as present solutions to mental healt...
Mental illness is very common with 1 in 5 people in the workplace having a mental illness. People with mental illness are often creative, productive workers until their illness is triggered. Many factors contribute to mental illness, including work related issues like stress and more recently the Covid-19. In this discussion, we will discuss how to identify mental illness in the workplace and discuss factors that lead to mental health problems at work as well as present solutions to mental health in the form of education and support systems.
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3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Quick Coffee & Tea Break

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Upgrade Mental Health/Employee Experience (As HR Professionals)
HR professionals are often front-line emotional caregivers and require competencies to care for both themselves and others.

•Review research on critical HR competencies
•Define HR’s role as caregiver for employees
•Highlight how to foster collaboration
•Help HR professionals recognize, appreciate, and enact their roles as caregivers who help improve employee wellbeing

Track 6: Leadership

Uncover how to effectively lead your teams and your organization to success. What are the key steps to becoming a leader, what are the key characteristics that leaders need today and in future?

1:00 PM

1:45 PM

How to Lead Remote Teams as a Result of the Pandemic
We are all very aware of the fact that all of a sudden, remote work went from a future trend to a common reality. This brought to the surface many challenges and, believe it or not, opportunities, to companies all around the world. It has also brought to light important topics such as mental health and work life balance. In this context, leaders had to adapt their mindset and strategies.In this session:•Learn how can we build trust and strengthen our connections when we are not able to meet our ...
We are all very aware of the fact that all of a sudden, remote work went from a future trend to a common reality. This brought to the surface many challenges and, believe it or not, opportunities, to companies all around the world. It has also brought to light important topics such as mental health and work life balance. In this context, leaders had to adapt their mindset and strategies.
In this session:

•Learn how can we build trust and strengthen our connections when we are not able to meet our team in person
•Understand how can we support our team’s development and welfare when we are not all at the same place
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1:45 PM

2:30 PM

Leadership Development – A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Retention Strategy
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is at the forefront of conversations around talent management, in particular recruitment . Organizations are clamoring to get on the DEI bandwagon, hoping to distinguish themselves from their competitors when it comes to attracting talent. But many organizations are not looking at Leadership Development as a retention strategy, especially as it relates to the DEI space.In this presentation:•Learn how analytics can be applied to the DEI conversation•See how a...
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is at the forefront of conversations around talent management, in particular recruitment . Organizations are clamoring to get on the DEI bandwagon, hoping to distinguish themselves from their competitors when it comes to attracting talent. But many organizations are not looking at Leadership Development as a retention strategy, especially as it relates to the DEI space.
In this presentation:

•Learn how analytics can be applied to the DEI conversation
•See how a DEI perspective can transform a conversation on Leadership Development
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2:30 PM

3:15 PM

The Power of Belonging through Inclusive Leadership
This talk provides leaders a unique pathway by embracing the power of belonging through inclusive leadership behaviors to unlock the potential of their teams. It bridges the 3 A’s model of awareness, acceptance, and allyship. Without an intentional focus and immense empowerment of leading people inclusively, we risk diminishing the incredible value people can bring to our future and lose out on innovation, creativity, and growth.Learning outcomes include:•Understand and become aware of unconscio...
This talk provides leaders a unique pathway by embracing the power of belonging through inclusive leadership behaviors to unlock the potential of their teams. It bridges the 3 A’s model of awareness, acceptance, and allyship. Without an intentional focus and immense empowerment of leading people inclusively, we risk diminishing the incredible value people can bring to our future and lose out on innovation, creativity, and growth.
Learning outcomes include:

•Understand and become aware of unconscious bias from a neuroscience lens.
•Realize the importance of inclusion and its role in inclusive leadership.
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3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Quick Coffee & Tea Break

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Brain Friendly Ways to Make your Job Easier
This address will provide keys to unlock human potential — isn't that what HR is all about? Much of your success as a leader depends on whether you can bring other people around to your view.
Perhaps you have a new proposal, idea, process, or policy you want to sell. That may call for others to change behavioral patterns.

Track 7: Recruitment & Talent Acquisition

Unpack current and future trends, and the strategies you can adopt to not only keep up, but succeed in this vital area of human capital management.

1:00 PM

1:45 PM

How to Recruit and Retain Young Professionals
There is no shortage of talented, young workers. There is, however, a shortage of talented, young workers who are willing to work at ho-hum jobs that don't offer high levels of stimulation, opportunities for growth or ways to maintain their wellbeing.During this session, we will explore the four most important things you need to know about recruiting, retaining and reigniting a young workforce that values your organization.Learning Objectives:•The 4 most important things you need to know about r...
There is no shortage of talented, young workers. There is, however, a shortage of talented, young workers who are willing to work at ho-hum jobs that don't offer high levels of stimulation, opportunities for growth or ways to maintain their wellbeing.

During this session, we will explore the four most important things you need to know about recruiting, retaining and reigniting a young workforce that values your organization.

Learning Objectives:

•The 4 most important things you need to know about recruiting and retaining a young workforce.
•How to lead your team effectively and provide sustainable support.
•How to create an environment where young professionals love what they do, who they work for and know it's an opportunity of a lifetime!
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1:45 PM

2:30 PM

Practical Tactics to Recruit and Retain Great Employees
It’s no secret that the past few years have changed the game when attempting to recruit and retain talent. The COVID-induced “Great Resignation” and labor shortage is posing an on-going challenge to virtually every business sector. So how can you up your recruitment game to attract talent that stays? Join us as we explore the changing workforce and discuss action-oriented strategies for aiding your recruitment and retention efforts.

2:30 PM

3:15 PM

People-First Employee Brand: How to build an employee brand that attracts more of the right people
As the needs of organizations shifts into how companies can attract and retain the right talent to fuel the business forward, the desire to build an world-class employee brand that attracts the right people significantly increases. This session shares actionable insights on how to create an unignorable employee brand that’s backed by a culture of belonging.In this session:Realize what the best candidates are attracted to in a brandLearn the fundamentals of how to create a successful employee bra...
As the needs of organizations shifts into how companies can attract and retain the right talent to fuel the business forward, the desire to build an world-class employee brand that attracts the right people significantly increases. This session shares actionable insights on how to create an unignorable employee brand that’s backed by a culture of belonging.

In this session:
Realize what the best candidates are attracted to in a brand
Learn the fundamentals of how to create a successful employee brand
Understand how focusing on culture shapes the employee brand
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Track 8: Strategic HR

1:00 PM

1:45 PM

Driving Success: Using Effective Strategy, Goal Management and Coaching to Boost Employee Engagement
There is a direct and measurable relationship between employee engagement and an organization's success. Employees who know that they are working towards goals that drive business outcomes, as well as their own goals for professional growth and learning, develop ownership in the organization's success that boosts employee engagement.Learning Objectives:•See the impact of employee engagement on the bottom line (i.e., revenue) of an organization.•Help managers improve how they coach so employees c...
There is a direct and measurable relationship between employee engagement and an organization's success. Employees who know that they are working towards goals that drive business outcomes, as well as their own goals for professional growth and learning, develop ownership in the organization's success that boosts employee engagement.

Learning Objectives:

•See the impact of employee engagement on the bottom line (i.e., revenue) of an organization.
•Help managers improve how they coach so employees can achieve their goals.
•How performance reviews are changing to be ongoing performance management and coaching.
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1:45 PM

2:30 PM

Leading through Change and Crisis: Critical Skills for HR Professionals' Careers and Organizations
Effectiveness in the HR role hinges upon leading through change and crisis. By learning to lead change (not just manage change or cope with change), which includes developing change leadership capacity in their organizations, HR professionals are poised to make a strategic, bottom-line impact. Participants will walk-away with both actionable tactics to influence change more effectively themselves as well as real-world strategies to develop this capability in the leaders, teams, and organizations...
Effectiveness in the HR role hinges upon leading through change and crisis. By learning to lead change (not just manage change or cope with change), which includes developing change leadership capacity in their organizations, HR professionals are poised to make a strategic, bottom-line impact. Participants will walk-away with both actionable tactics to influence change more effectively themselves as well as real-world strategies to develop this capability in the leaders, teams, and organizations they serve.
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2:30 PM

3:15 PM

Future-Ready HR: Prepared to Lead Breakthrough Performance in the New World of Work
To thrive in the business environment of the future, the competencies and capabilities of leaders must continually evolve.The workforce, and the workplace, is changing at a pace faster than ever before, and to deliver maximum impact on results and effectively align teams and talent with the organization's strategic plans, leaders must deeply understand the business, focus strategically, understand how to influence change, and play a key role in solving business problems.Learning Objectives:•Unde...
To thrive in the business environment of the future, the competencies and capabilities of leaders must continually evolve.
The workforce, and the workplace, is changing at a pace faster than ever before, and to deliver maximum impact on results and effectively align teams and talent with the organization's strategic plans, leaders must deeply understand the business, focus strategically, understand how to influence change, and play a key role in solving business problems.

Learning Objectives:

•Understand the skills, competencies, and mindset that will define effective leaders in the future of work.
•Examine evolving workforce trends and talent strategies.
•Discover how to embrace and lead change while developing high-trust, high-value relationships with business partners.
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