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Tuesday, March 25


Networking Breakfast
Tuesday March 25, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Tuesday March 25, 2014 7:00am - 12:00pm
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Welcome Address
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Frank Kalman

Senior Editor, Workforce magazine
@FaKalman | | Frank Kalman is a senior editor of Workforce, which covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. At Workforce and the other Human Capital Media publications, he supervises stories about topics ranging from corporate learning and development, talent acquisition, HR technology, engagement and succession planning, among others. Prior to joining Workforce, Kalman covered commercial and residential real estate... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:00am - 8:10am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Why Not HR? Thinking Like an Innovator

Right now, people throughout your organization are innovating, changing, adapting and learning. So why isn’t HR? What if HR approached work through the lens of a marketer, technologist or customer service representative? 

In this session, Sam Cicotello, chief rabble rouser of the highest order at The Motley Fool, will share:

  • How to treat your employees like customers.
  • How to apply a test-and-learn approach to HR projects.
  • How to apply agile methodology to your work and get your workforce to understand.

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Sam Cicotello

Chief Rabble Rouser of the Highest Order, The Motley Fool
Sam Cicotello is responsible for customer service and member WOW! at The Motley Fool. She was surprised to find her passion for organizational development after 10 years of experience in marketing and product strategy and spent several years as the chief learning officer, overseeing learning and leadership development. Cicotello persistently encourages all Fools to “test it,” “try it” and “top it.” She was... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:10am - 8:30am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Become a Talent Magnet!

It's hard to imagine a talent shortage in this economy. However, for some in-demand skill sets, it's tough to identify good candidates, let alone entice them away from their current employers. Companies must create a culture that maintains their reputation as an employer of choice, otherwise they will have a hard time attracting and retaining top talent. A major aspect of becoming a talent magnet is satisfying the key needs that influence performance and loyalty and positioning what you can offer to each different generation in your workforce. Join us for this session to learn how your organization can become a talent magnet.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is and how can your company become a talent magnet?
  • What are the business benefits of becoming a talent magnet?
  • How can talent magnets attract and retain the best people?

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Jan Sysmans

Senior Director Marketing - Growth Markets, Saba
@jsysmans | | Jan Sysmans brings 20 years of marketing experience, including particular focus in the software-as-a-service segment, to his role as senior director product marketing at Saba. He came to Saba from Moxtra, where he was the vice president of marketing, responsible for user acquisition, public relations, social media and branding. Prior to Moxtra, Sysmans was senior director of product marketing at SugarCRM, responsible for all... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:30am - 8:50am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


How a Workforce Management Office Can Overcome the Seven Deadly Sins of Shared Services

Competing priorities, unclear ownership and underused tools keep workforce management from its potential. Organizations still struggle with fragmented ownership of things like time and attendance. It’s time to think clearly about systems, people and shared services models.

 In this session, you’ll learn how workforce asset management can:

  • Establish a business unit that owns time and labor.
  • Link labor spending to pay policy and supervisor actions to strengthen budget accountability.
  • Design systems to produce data and suggest clear pathways for improvement.
  • Elevate workforce management technology and people to increase authority, visibility and funding.

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Lisa Disselkamp

DC Director, HR Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Lisa Disselkamp is a director in the human resources transformation practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Her consulting experience is focused on workforce management business practices and technologies. Disselkamp specializes in the design and implementation of strategic time and labor management systems, including timekeeping, labor scheduling, leave management and workforce analytics designed to improve labor cost, productivity, compliance... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 8:50am - 9:10am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Reach in to Reach Out: A New Paradigm for Diversity

There’s a new performance case for diversity and it requires leaders to change their mindset. It is no longer enough to simply recruit a diverse workforce. Traditional diversity outreach practices should be complemented by internal “in-reach” to sustain, develop and leverage the diversity in all human resources. This new paradigm creates the conditions that enable the competitive advantages of diversity to flourish.

 In this session, you will learn:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion.
  • Best practices for cultivating an inclusive workplace.
  • Innovative metrics for measuring diversity and inclusion in the federal sector.

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Georgia Coffey

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diversity and Inclu, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Georgia Coffey was named deputy assistant secretary for diversity and inclusion in the Department of Veterans Affairs on Sept. 2, 2008. Coffey serves as the principal adviser to the secretary and assistant secretary for human resources and administration on equal employment opportunity, workforce diversity and workplace inclusion issues. She has more than 20 years of EEO, diversity and dispute resolution experience in the public and private... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:10am - 9:30am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B



How to Build Generational Synergy
Generational tension is alive and well in the workplace, with research suggesting that generational differences are having a profound influence on organizations’ ability to meet their business objectives. Also emerging are “free agent” workers’ demand for total control over what they work on, where they work and what company employs them. So how can organizations and leaders get ahead of these potential workplace disruptions?

In this session, participants will learn:
  • What generational synergy is.
  • How to capture it as a leader.
  • How to build it into the selection and development of teams. 

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Jeffrey Vargas

Chief Learning Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Tuesday March 25, 2014 9:50am - 10:10am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


How to Speak CFO

Whether it’s rising people costs, the recent recession or the cost of health care outpacing inflation, market factors continue to drive deepening interaction between HR and finance. While these two disciplines have not always approached business challenges the same way, today’s corporate landscape necessitates tighter alignment on strategy and communication. In this session, HelloWallet CFO Aaron Benway will give helpful tips for communicating and collaborating more effectively with your CFO and other finance-oriented decision-makers in your organization.

Attendees will gain insight into:

  • The evolving relationship between HR and CFOs.
  • Key language and focal topics that drive financial discussions.
  • Creative HR strategies that a CFO lens can help drive.

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Aaron Benway

CFO, HelloWallet
Aaron Benway is an expert in corporate finance and serves as the HelloWallet chief financial officer. | | Before joining HelloWallet, Benway was the executive director of corporate financial planning and analysis at General Motors Co. Prior to GM, he was a principal at The Carlyle Group within the U.S. growth equity team. Benway began his career in finance within the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank. | | Benway graduated from the U.S... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 10:10am - 10:30am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Demystifying the Economics of Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is a key element of business performance. But without solid understanding of the internal and external labor market, HR is missing valuable information that can drive better workforce decisions.

In this session, participants will learn:

  • How to demonstrate the link between workforce strategies and plans in relation to business success.
  • How to improve talent strategies through a well-informed understanding of labor supply and demand.
  • How to make workforce analytics more relevant with labor market research.

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Gary Barbosa

Director, Workforce Strategy and Planning, Lockheed Martin Corporation
As director of workforce strategy and planning for Lockheed Martin, Gary Barbosa is responsible for the practice and Center of Excellence across the enterprise. He has previously directed workforce planning, analytics, staffing, compensation, benefits, employee services and HR business partners for various businesses within the company. Barbosa joined Lockheed Martin in 1999. He began in enterprise information systems as director, human resources... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 10:30am - 10:50am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


The Silent Killers of Employee Engagement

You have predators lurking below the surface of your organization. These silent killers create conflict and keep you from having a positive culture. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission — one of the top federal agencies for employee engagement — harvests information to identify the root causes of conflict that would never have surfaced through traditional assessments and use that to build and maintain a healthier organizational culture that drives higher engagement.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use root-cause analysis to identify sources of conflict.
  • How to deploy learning and development strategies to prevent or minimize those same root causes from occurring in the future.
  • How levels of engagement increase with effective root cause analysis.

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Jody Hudson

Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Jody Hudson serves as the deputy chief human capital officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a position he has held since July 2012.  He first joined NRC as its chief learning officer, which he held for three years. As CLO, Hudson was responsible for the full breadth of workforce learning and development, organizational development and knowledge management programs at NRC. NRC holds the distinction of having been rated No. 1 or 2... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 10:50am - 11:10am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


What Drives Successful M&As? Great Leadership!

M&A research paints a bleak picture — 40 to 80 percent of deals fail to meet objectives and ultimately destroy shareholder value. But yet they remain as major tools for growth. While HR assesses culture and executives, what is less understood is the role of collective leadership capability in a successful deal. This session will share recent research on the role of leadership as a predictor of M&A success, a new approach to HR due diligence that has impact on M&A decision-makers.

 Attendees will:

  • Learn what leadership areas and competencies predict M&A success for acquirers and targets.
  • Learn where senior leadership and middle management have greater effects in successful M&As.
  • Learn the implications and recommendations for application.

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J. Keith Dunbar

Founder & CEO, Potentio.us
J. Keith Dunbar established Potentio.us to provide a forward-thinking consulting service to senior human resources executives and corporate mergers and acquisitions teams to minimize the risk of and maximize the probability of successful M&A decisions that meet financial outcomes. Leveraging groundbreaking research on the role of organizational leadership capability in successful M&As, his unique method transforms HR due diligence by... Read More →

Tuesday March 25, 2014 11:10am - 11:30am
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B


Close & Networking
Tuesday March 25, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Constitution Ballroom – Level 3B