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Pre-Conference Workshop: June 14 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Conference: Day 1: June 15 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Day 2: June 16 - 11:00 am - 3:45 pm
(ALL TIMES EST)
Since the start of the pandemic, organizations have experienced the most remarkable period of sudden, transformational change in decades. The extraordinary circumstances generated scenarios and insights that were previously unimaginable. We also learned just how important resilience and agility are to helping organizations and their leaders pivot at lightning speed.
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, continuous change will be essential to recover and reimagine our organizations. That could mean new products and services, new employee and customer experiences, and/or the digital transformations needed to make it all possible. At this year’s conference, discover how top organizations managed the unprecedented change, and how they plan to apply what they learned moving forward.
Speakers to Date Include
- Barbara Humpton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA
- DJ Casto, EVP, CHRO, Synchrony
- Robert Gama, CHRO, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
- Stephen Childs, CHRO/VP of HR, Panasonic Automotive USA
- Christopher Westcott, Head of People Experience, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Ara Tucker, SVP, Head of Talent and Culture, Audible
- Bob Kolodgy, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
- Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware
- Rae Kyriazis, Global Vice President, Field Transformation & Readiness, SAP
- Hilary Bland, Director, Change Management & Organizational Capability, Boeing
- Stephen Frenkel, Director, Organizational Development and Change Practice Lead, Cigna
- Darrin Tulley, Former SVP, Workplace Solutions, Business Transformation, Culture, and Data Officer, MassMutual
- Robin Erickson, Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board
- Leo Flanagan, Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, The Conference Board
- Kent Greenes, Senior Fellow Human Capital, Program Director, Change & Transformation Council, The Conference Board
- Lisa Rabasca Roepe, Journalist; Contributor, Fast Company, Boston Globe, HR Magazine
The Benefits to You
By attending this conference, you will
- Explore case studies with leading organizations across multiple sectors, as well as exclusive research from The Conference Board team.
- Discover how to build and maintain the key culture and mindset factors that made transformations successful during the pandemic.
- Find out how wellness and psychological safety are preconditions for change, and learn how to create those conditions in your organization.
- Examine how the pandemic has accelerated and reinvented digital transformation, and why there is no going back.
- Explore successful strategies for expanding change capabilities and developing change leadership.
- Network with your peers in small group discussions at this uniquely important moment for change leaders.
All Change & Transformation attendees will receive compimentary access to the pre-conference workshop: Realigning Organizations and Ways of Working to Achieve Transformational Results (June 14).
Who Should Attend
This conference is designed especially for change leaders, practitioners, and executives responsible for transformation and direction setting enterprise-wide or at the business unit level. Expected titles include Chief Executives, Heads, VPs, and Directors of:
- Change Management
- Organization Design
- Human Resources/People
- Talent & Learning
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This event is Complimentary for The Conference Board members* and $495 for non-members. All conference attendees will also receive complimentary access to the pre-conference workshop on June 14th. Register now to join us live or to watch later on-demand. Be sure to sign into your account to receive the member rate. Not sure if your organization is a member? Check here.
*This offer applies to Enterprise, Center, Global Advantage, and Council Members with approved tcb.org Member user IDs and passwords. This offer excludes Insight Members, Higher-Education Members, Experience to Lead programs, in-person events, and third-party hosted events.
Director, Change Management & Organizational Capability
CHRO/VP of HR
Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
The Center for Resilience
Director, Organizational Development and Change Practice Lead
Chief Human Resources Officer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Senior Fellow Human Capital, Program Director, Change & Transformation Council
The Conference Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Global Vice President, Field Transformation & Readiness
Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations
Lisa Rabasca Roepe
Fast Company, Boston Globe, HR Magazine
SVP, Head of Talent and Culture
Head of Organizational Health and Business Intelligence - MassMutual Financial Group
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Head of People Experience
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
Part One: Transforming Culture
11:00 – 11:10 am (All Times ET)
Welcome and Introduction
11:10 – 11:40 am
Keynote: Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton on Purpose-Driven Cultural Transformation
In the fall of 2019, the Harvard Business Review identified Siemens as one of the “Top 20 Business Transformations of the Last Decade.” As it reinvented the conglomerate and underwent the largest reorganization in company history, a key part of Siemens’ transformation was furthering its commitment to a higher purpose beyond maximization of shareholder value and infusing this purpose into a modern mission to transform the everyday. Learn how CEO Barbara Humpton helped to guide this transformation at Siemens USA, and how she sees cultural change as a new source of value – especially now.
Barbara Humpton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA
11:40 – 11:45 am Break
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
CHROs on Building Agile Cultures – Lessons from 2020
The last year has posed unprecedented organizational challenges; but those organizations with people-centric cultures of agility and innovation were arguably the best ready to face them. In this conversation among CHROs, learn how they led culture change before the pandemic; how their organizational cultures prepared them for the remarkable upheavals of 2020; and what lessons they are taking into 2021 and beyond.
DJ Casto, EVP, CHRO, Synchrony
Stephen Childs, Vice President, CHRO, Panasonic Automotive
Robert Gama, SVP, CHRO, AMD
Moderator: Lisa Rabasca Roepe, Journalist; Contributor, Fast Company, Boston Globe, HR Magazine
12:30 – 12:40 pm Break
12:40 – 1:10 pm
Vulnerable and Authentic: Empathetic Leadership of Culture Change
Effective cultural transformations require leaders to consistently meet people where they are, through genuine and transparent interactions. Explore through real-life examples how authentic inclusion and involvement can spark joy and generate the positive energy to transform workplace cultures (wherever that workplace may be). Come away with practical solutions to create empathic employee experiences, build excitement and curiosity, and thereby activate the untapped potential of the organization to deliver business value.
Darrin Tulley, Former SVP, Workplace Solutions, Business Transformation, Culture, and Data Officer, MassMutual
1:10 – 1:15 pm Break
1:15 – 1:40 pm
Networking Discussion: Culture Change
Attendees will engage in small group discussions "face to face" via Zoom. Connect with peers and share experiences, challenges and insights on culture change.
1:40 – 1:45 pm Break
Part Two: Resilience and Wellbeing
1:45 – 2:25 pm Concurrent Sessions
Research: The Science of Resilience – Overcoming the Anxiety Epidemic and Preparing for a New Future
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 8 percent of Americans had anxiety disorders in 2019; as of September 2020, that number had jumped to 25 percent. To overcome this anxiety epidemic, and to be ready for a new future, we must develop resilience across our organizations. In this session with distinguished Conference Board researchers, we will learn.
- How to define real resilience.
- The specific behaviors that rewire the brain toward resilient responses to challenges.
- Practical actions leaders can take to develop employees’ resilience.
Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, The Conference Board
Leo Flanagan, PhD, Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, The Conference Board
Wellness and Change Going Forward
In one way or another almost every Change initiative of the past year had a connection to wellness – whether it was as a goal, an understood precondition to change, or as an impact to bear in mind. How are organizations planning to incorporate this prioritization of wellness going forward? How are Change leaders driving cultural transformations toward wellness? How might health and wellness prioritization change the nature of Change and Transformation going forward?
2:25 – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 3:00 pm
Day One Recap, Day Two Preview, and Networking Discussion on Resilience
Attendees will engage in small group discussions "face to face" via Zoom. Connect with peers and share experiences, challenges and insights on resilience and wellbeing.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Change Leadership and Enablement
11:00 – 11:10 am (All Times ET)
Welcome and Introduction
11:10 am – 11:50 am
The Development of Change Leadership Comes into Focus
The traumatic upheavals of the past year made clearer than ever the need for leaders to showcase many of the key elements of change leadership: clarity, empathy, and compassion. And that is just the start. While disruptive transformation programs abound, how can we use the lessons of the pandemic to develop increasingly effective change leaders? Leaders able to listen, coach, and model change—not just mandate it. Hear from top Talent, Employee Experience, and Change & Transformation executives on the development of “people-centered” change leaders that will fuel the success of our transformation efforts in the years to come.
Christopher Westcott, Head of People Experience, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Ara Tucker, SVP, Head of Talent and Culture, Audible
Rae Kyriazis, Global Vice President, Field Transformation & Readiness, SAP
11:50 – 11:55 am Break
11:55 am – 12:40 pm
Building C&T Self-Service Capability
For a great many organizations, expanding “self-service” Change and Transformation capability – resources enabling those outside of Change functions to manage change initiatives independently – has become a priority. Join a deep dive on self-service capability as Change leaders who have expanded self-service resources share their goals, designs, toolkits, and results.
Stephen Frenkel, Director, Organizational Development and Change Practice Lead, Cigna
Hilary Bland, Director, Change Management & Organizational Capability, Boeing
12:40 – 12:45 pm Break
12:45 – 1:05 pm
Networking Discussion: Change Enablement
Attendees will engage in small group discussions "face to face" via Zoom. Connect with peers and share experiences, challenges and insights on expanding Change capability across organizations.
1:15 – 1:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
1:05 – 1:15 pm Break
Change Leaders, the C-Suite, and Being Ready for the Next Crisis
The pandemic has underlined for C-Suites and Boards the need for innovative thinking on scenario planning and alternate business models during crises; it has shown the need to build capability for major pivots in times of uncertainty; and it has accelerated digital transformation. All these trends heighten the importance of Change and Transformation guidance and call for open lines of communication among Change leaders, the C-Suite, and the Board. Bob Kolodgy, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, shares with us how top leadership should be working with Change and Transformation leaders to shape an organization ready for the future – including the next crisis, whatever it may be.
Bob Kolodgy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Measuring, Managing, and Predicting Behavior Adoption
An executive who has led Change at multiple global powerhouses shares how Change leaders can measure, manage, and predict behavior adoption, and how to use this data to plan and advance a successful Change portfolio
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
Part Four: The New Future of Work and the New Future of Change
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Change and Transformation in the Hybrid Workplace
2020 brought us unprecedented, and previously unimaginable, changes in how many of us worked. And as pandemic lockdowns end, we again face brand-new ways of working, with some returning full-time to an office they haven’t seen in a year; others adopting a hybrid work schedule; and still others remaining remote permanently. How should Change leaders help usher organizations into this new future of work? And how will Change and Transformation itself change and transform for the hybrid workplace? Hear from Change leaders across sectors as they share their experiences, insights, and plans.
Moderator: Kent Greenes, Senior Fellow Human Capital, Program Director, Change & Transformation Council, The Conference Board
2:45 – 2:50 pm Break
2:50 – 3:10 pm
Networking Discussion: The Future of Change
In our final networking discussion, attendees will engage in small group discussions "face to face" via Zoom to discuss the future of Change in our new workplaces, and their biggest takeaways from the conference.
3:10 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 3:45 pm
Conference Capstone: VMware COO on Leadership in Driving Change
Drawing from his personal life journey and the different organizational transformations he has been part of, VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen shares key leadership lessons he has learned, and how putting empathy and people at the heart of the transformation drives successful changes in organization culture, business models, customer-centricity, and defining the future of work.
Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations, VMware
Realigning Organizations and Ways of Working to Achieve Transformational Results
June 14, 2021
Join this pre-conference event to discover innovative frameworks to design and lead business model transformations that help organizations achieve marketplace leadership. Apply the concepts and frameworks to your own organization’s transformation challenges.
Looking forward, the one certainty all organizations face is that the nature of customer interactions, solutions delivery, and value creation will require new approaches, tools and leadership capabilities. This workshop will provide hands-on interaction with proven frameworks and tools to design and lead business model change. Participants will take back new strategies for designing and implementing organizational change that enhances organization differentiation and agility.
Featured Speakers Include:
- Reed Deshler, Principal, AlignOrg Solutions
- Ken Thompson, Principal, AlignOrg Solutions
(ALL TIMES ET; BREAKS WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE SESSIONS):
10:30 - 11:00 am
Learn an easy-to-use framework for aligning organizations and building differentiating capabilities
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Apply select organization alignment tools to ensure that organizations and related choices enable new ways of working and deliver organizational value
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Review a live case study about how a leading organization is transforming its operating model to deliver new, unique value to the market.
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Discuss current trends and case studies in how organizations are adapting to new market conditions and making organization choices to differentiate from competition.
1:30 – 2:00 pm
Discuss how to help organization leaders adopt the competencies of an Alignment Leader® and how internal Change Partners can effectively partner to achieve successful transformation outcomes.