Our upcoming HRD: A Virtual Experience will play host to the most innovative people leaders on the globe, welcoming over 3,000+ delegates and 25 speakers across 5 interactive work streams, including strategy & leadership, talent, employee experience, learning and culture
This virtual experience is a truly unique opportunity to shape the future direction of work; the workforce; and the workplace – creating an agile vision for the future and revolutionizing the way we do business. On September 17 you will have the opportunity to be part of this critical conversation within roundtable sessions, interactive masterclasses and design-led thinking workshops from the comfort of your own home.
Expect a 100% online experience, featuring Jennifer Christie, Ruchi Jalla, Ben Eubanks, Mike Bokina and many others.
From 10am EDT on Thursday, September 17th 2020, the digital HRD community will come together for a virtual experience like no other. Here’s a taster of what to expect from across the day.
Jennifer Christie is VP, People and Chief Human Resources Officer at Twitter. She leads the global People team and works with the executive management team and board of directors to support the strategic direction of the company.
She also leads the HR Business Partner teams globally that support the engineering, product, sales and partnerships, and corporate function organizations.
Join Jennifer Christie for what will be an incredible keynote session on Redefining the Constructs that Bind Work and Life.
People First: The Crucial Integration of HR and Business Strategy with Jeanne Meister
HR has been propelled into a position of huge influence, not only making key strategical business decisions but protecting the health and safety of the workforce. When going to work means potentially putting yourself at risk, the role HR leaders play in minimizing the danger while keeping businesses running cannot be understated.
People are the crux of an organization and HR cannot be on the periphery of business strategy. This keynote will delve into the evolution of HR and assess the opportunities that lies ahead. How can HR utilize its influence and play a part in shaping the ‘new normal’ – a new normal that puts people first.
Check out the full programme here, with more keynotes to be announced soon.
Masterclasses bring the world-beating insights of the brightest and best in HR and business transformation right to you, in the form of in-depth dissections of the most pressing issues we face today, and how to meet them head-on.
Here’s a flavour of what to expect from our masterclasses:
DEI Strategy: Sparking Real Progress in Racial Equity
Presented by Ruchi Jalla, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BAE Systems
We are in the midst of two global pandemics, one related to health and the other being connected to racial injustice – both of which have disproportionately impacted the Black community.
Many organizations are coming forward with statements and actions on diversity, equity and inclusion but are they truly reflective of significant and sustainable change?
This session will guide you on how to incorporate an employee-driven and company-supported approach to advancing racial equity. DEI cannot be a passing trend but must be alive and embedded into the business – and must be driven by both a moral and business case for change.
Learning in the Age of Social Distancing
Presented by Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Data from Lighthouse Research & Advisory shows that 80% of employers believe their people will need reskilling in the coming years–is your business ready?
That upskilling and reskilling has often been seen as a classroom or instructor-led training experience, but in the age of social distancing, more companies are looking at ways to modernize their learning. The good news?
This is aligned with how we naturally learn as humans. In this session, author and HR analyst Ben Eubanks will share research and insights on the neuroscience of learning, informal learning as an employee development tool, and more.
Spotlight on the Empathetic Leader
Presented by Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia
The qualities that define the most successful leaders have evolved as a result of recent times. More than ever, leaders need to show empathy, humanity and a strong sense of purpose. Over the past few months, there have been excellent examples of leadership including positive accountability, adopting a people-first approach and rare displays of emotion which are setting a precedent for the future. This session will address the ways in which leaders can adapt to the needs of their people and use softer skills to guide them through the new landscape, inspiring them whilst showing that it’s okay to be vulnerable.
Transforming the Way You Work: Small Changes in Work Habits To Build a More Effective Organization
Presented by Paul Hevesy, Vice President – Organizational Effectiveness, Stanley Black & Decker
The way we are working must continue to evolve and HR is uniquely positioned to help transform an organization’s work culture in meaningful ways. In this session you’ll be reminded of some common work principles, how impactful they can be and how you, as an HR leader, can start today to build a more effective work culture.
Check out the full programme here, with more Masterclasses to be announced soon.
Sharing experiences and knowledge are key elements to HRD: A Virtual Experience. These roundtable discussions with small groups of peers give you the chance to share perspectives on hot topics and key challenges facing the profession. Join thousands of senior HR leaders for the opportunity to hear insights that could transform your strategy.
Bolts of inspiration to keep you enlightened, Lightning Talks are short presentations on critical issues, delivered in a quick, insightful and clear manner. Having struck a chord at the HRD Summits across the globe, Lightning Talks from some of the greatest minds in HR and business transformation will take place throughout the day.
We might not know exactly what the new normal will look like, but one thing is certain. This is an event that cannot be missed.