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AGENDA
NOVEMBER 17 - 18, 2020
VIRTUAL MEETING

November 16, 2020

Opportunity in Crisis: Tools and Approaches for Designing Organizations Virtually to Survive & Differentiate

Creating Differentiation by Design®

Given the unprecedented changes in 2020, organizations around the globe, are pivoting and re-inventing themselves to survive and thrive. The need to design and enact agile organizations has become essential. The fundamentals of Organization Design such as a holistic approach, strategic differentiation, and a strong partnership between executives and their change partners, the stage for transformational change even in times of uncertainty or crisis. This workshop will showcase some of the foundational tools that are used by companies of all sizes to lead organization transformation through intentional organization choices aligned to strategy. The interactive workshop will highlight ways that executives and HR practitioners can effectively partner to identify both the hard and soft design facets needed to enable true organizational transformation. Participants will:

  • Learn select strategic organization design tools that powerfully connect organization choices to strategy
  • View examples of how organizations have achieved sustainable differentiation and winning in the marketplace
  • Explore techniques for building effective partnerships between leaders and their change partners
  • Discover organization alignment building blocks that will help increase the likelihood of successful transformation

Featured Speakers Include:

Reed Deshler, Author of Mastering the Cube: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks and Building an Organization that Works, and Principal, AlignOrg Solutions

Ken Thompson, Principal, AlignOrg Solutions

 

Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda

(all times ET)
11:30 – 11:45 am 

Introductions and Welcome

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session Set-up and Overview
  • Key Design Questions Organizations are Trying to Answer
  • Introduce Approach and Framework for Organization
12:30 – 1:00 pm

Keys to Facilitating Virtual Design Sessions

1:00 – 1:20 pm Break
1:20 – 2:15 pm

Introduce Select Organization Design Tools

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Leadership Implications for Driving Organization Transformation

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Review Case Studies and Practitioner Round Table

3:15 – 3:30pm
  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up & Close

 

Three Things to Do Now


1. Download the Agenda

To learn more about sessions and speakers, download the latest agenda.

2. Register

This event is free as part of your Organization Design Conference registration.  Register now to join us for the live virtual event and to receive a link to watch later on-demand.

3. Click below to learn more about our pre-conference sponsor:

 

November 17 - 18, 2020

Pre-Conference Workshop: November 16, 2020 - 11:30 am - 3:30 pm ET

Conference:

November 17, 2020 - 11:30 am - 4:00 pm ET

November 18, 2020 - 11:30 am - 2:45 pm ET

About the Virtual Conference

The 16th Annual Organization Design Conference will address some of the unique challenges 2020 has presented for organizations as they engage shifts needed for accelerated growth and survival. The Conference will continue to focus on Organization Design challenges that are facing businesses and other organizations today as well as how to create a new normal with evolving business models. Additionally, culture has become front and center for businesses and organizations to remain relevant. There are some impactful stories to share at this historic juncture, as our environment continues to evolve.

Organization Design is now considered an essential leadership capability. The conference targets Business and Organizational, Transformation, HR, IT, Organization Development, Organizational Effectiveness leadership and practitioners alike. We will examine real-life case studies that show how organizations from all sectors are responding effectively and efficiently to the rapid market shifts. The result will be a highly engaging forum to discuss emerging best practices and new approaches for the dynamic future that we all face.

By attending this conference, you will:

  • Leave with new ideas, and approaches to use in your organization
  • Hear the “view from the bridge” from diverse functional leadership
  • Engage in robust dialogue with peer practitioners about a challenging business shift and the future of organization design
  • Gain access to our pre-conference workshop to gain a deeper understanding of core tools and frameworks
  • Build your professional network for on-going idea exchanges and personal development, that can help you identify new ways to adapt 

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed exclusively for executives from any discipline responsible for large-scale transformation efforts or wanting to make their organization more effective. Titles include:

Chief Executives, Heads, VPs, Directors, and Managers of:

Human Resources | Organization Design | OD/OE | Change and Transformation | Business Capability | Business Performance |Strategy

This event is FREE for members ($495 for non-members). Register now to join us for the live virtual event and to receive a link to watch later on-demand.

Get Involved!

For speaker opportunities, contact cleta.galvez@conferenceboard.org 
For sponsorships, contact michael.felden@conferenceboard.org.
For marketing partnerships, contact zoyna.dixon-glover@conferenceboard.org
For group registrations and discounts, contact: ulei.kou@conferenceboard.org 

Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Technology Officer, Mars Inc.

Reed Deshler, Principal, AlignOrg Solutions

Andy Fleming, Co-author: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization,

Kristie Kendall, Director of Talent Experience & Culture, Ford Motor Company

Laura Mattimore, Senior Vice President, Procter & Gamble Company

Robert Motion, Director, Talent Strategy & Planning, Raytheon Company

Juliana Nunes, Global Head of HR-Enterprise Technology, Johnson & Johnson

Kirstin Queen, Manager, OD, Ford Motor Company

Irada Sadykhova, Senior Director, OD, Microsoft Corporation

Megan Stevens, Global Leader of Talent Management, Corteva Agriscience

Ellen Dowley Stewart, Vice President Human Resources Organization Development, Cargill, Incorporated

Conference Day One | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

(ALL TIMES EST)

11:30 – 11:45 am

Welcome, Introductions

Cleta M. Galvez Ph.D., Program Director, The Conference Board

11:45 am – 12:30 pm
General Session

Mars: Redefining the Organization, Market and the Way We Work

Mars under the leadership of Sandeep Dadlani (Top CTO in 2019 for Consumer Companies), combined data analytics, AI and automation with design thinking techniques, resulting in a shift in the company’s organization and customer approach. In a recent published HBR article (Walsh, 2020), the conveyance at Mars was highlighted from the traditional organization to an effective remote organization, leveraging the use of data. Sandeep Dadlani will open the conference with insights into highly impactful changes at Mars.

Sandeep Dadlani, Chief Technology Officer, Mars

12:30 – 12:55 pm
General Session

Re-Designing P&G to Operate at the Speed of Market

Procter & Gamble operates globally in 80 countries and is a recognized leader in supply chain. In 2019, P&G moved from a hybrid/matrix organization with a center-led supply chain to a much different structure. The complexity of the corporate hybrid structure led to a need to simplify, increase focus, agility, and accountability. The teams that once aligned with supply chain at central and regional offices have been realigned to six product-based operating units, each with their own CEO. The journey continues and Laura Mattimore will share the strategic imperative, the approach to organization design, and ultimately the impact on the culture and people.  

Laura Mattimore, Senior Vice President, Proctor & Gamble

12:55 – 1:20 pm
General Session

Alignment at Cargill: Strategy, Organization, Design and Culture

Cargill is a privately held company, 150 years in business, spanning 70 countries, with 160,000 employees. Cargill has engaged a corporate wide Transformation with the express goal in mind: What should we look like in the future? To answer this question, Cargill developed a Workforce Blueprint to help articulate what skills, automation and location of work decisions should be made for the future. By leveraging data, we set forward a compelling vision to guide the Transformation to be a more customer centric organization. In this highly distributed, global organization, Cargill considered the "Art of the Possible." Ellen Dowley Stewart will walk us through the Cargill Transformation journey and examine best practices and lessons learned along the way.

Ellen Dowley Stewart, Vice President Human Resources Organization Development, Cargill

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm
Break
1:35 -2:00 pm

Culture and Organization Design During Organizational Acrobatics: Merge, Stand, Spin, Perform

M&A always presents interesting opportunities for the Organizational Design process, testing, and application. In late 2015, Dow and DuPont announced the intention to merge together and spin-off into three new companies, a chemical company, a specialty products company, and an agriculture company. Learn how organizational design came into play in everything from standing up a temporary executive body to creating each ‘new’ organization from the parts.  During this period, Meg Stevens led the talent selection efforts across the “heritage Dupont” as a HR leader. Currently, Meg leads the Corteva Agriscience Global Talent Management organization. Meg will also focus on how defining the culture had and continues to have an impact on operating model and organizational design.

Megan Stevens, Global Leader of Talent Management, Corteva Agriscience

2:00 -2:45 pm
General Session

Panel Discussion: Organization Design

Discussion Leader:

Reed Deshler, Organization Design & Change Leader, AlignOrg Solutions

Panelists:

Laura Mattimore, Senior Vice President, Proctor & Gamble

Ellen Dowley Stewart, Vice President Human Resources Organization Development, Cargill

Megan Stevens, Global Leader of Talent Management, Corteva Agriscience

2:45 – 3:00pm
Break
3:00 – 3:45 pm
Concurrent Session

Align Org:  Case Study

3:00 – 3:45 pm
Concurrent Session

Evolving a Legacy with Human-Centered Design

As the innovative and entrepreneurial spirt of Henry Ford lives on in the next century, Ford takes lessons from it’s founder as it redesigns the work experience. 

  • Changing our organizational structures, because “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” 
  • Investing in anytime, anywhere learning, because “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young,” and 
  • Focusing our business on designing and delivering human experiences because, “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own,” 

As a strategic partner at Ford, Human Resources understands the soul of the company and is transforming the culture to become the world’s most trusted company. 

Kristie Kendall, Interim Chief Talent Officer, Ford Motor Company

Kirstin Queen, Manager, OD, Ford Motor Company

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks First Day, Evaluations

Cleta M. Galvez Ph.D., Program Director, The Conference Board

 

Conference Day Two | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(ALL TIMES EST)

11:30 -11:40 am

Opening Remarks

Cleta M. Galvez Ph.D., Program Director, The Conference Board

11:40 am – 12:30 pm
General Session

Microsoft Culture Journey –– Lessons Learned

For any organization or business to be successful, the organization culture must serve as a platform to achieve its purpose and business success. Along with organization design, a few other critical approaches serve the intent to build the foundation of a healthy culture that people want to be a part of. This session will focus on the ten things Microsoft has learned about culture from the company’s complex and evolving journey over the last few years. These lessons will include reflections on experiences of framing aspire-to culture, activating change including use of technology, and engaging all employees in a culture journey.

Irada Sadykhova, Senior Director, OD, Microsoft

12:30 – 1:30 pm
General Session

Panel Discussion on Culture

Moderator:

Reed Deshler, Organization Design & Change Leader, AlignOrg Solutions

Panelists:

Kristie Kendall, Director of Talent Experience & Culture, Ford Motor Company

Andy Fleming, Co-author, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

Juliana Nunes, Global Head of HR-Enterprise Technology, Johnson & Johnson

Irada Sadykhova, Senior Director, OD, Microsoft

1:30 – 1:45 pm
Break
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
General Session

Raytheon Technologies: Aligning Strategy, Talent and Workforce Analytics

United Technologies Corporation agreed to buy Raytheon Company in an all-stock deal, forming an aerospace and defense giant with $74 billion in sales in one of the industry's biggest transactions ever. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S), one of 4 new business entities created by the merger, has been on a significant integration journey. Ensuring that each of RI&S has the talent to grow and support its $14B business portfolio across 35,000+ employees across the globe is now more critical than ever. Talent planning and strategy is an essential component to ensuring this alignment between the business strategy and the workforce to assure organizational performance. Generating targeted, actionable analytics has assured credibility with the businesses and has helped drive change. Bob Motion will walk us through the talent strategy and workforce analytics process to identify resources needed for the new organization design.  

Robert Motion, Director, Talent Strategy & Planning, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Raytheon Technologies

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Closing Remarks, Evaluations

Cleta M. Galvez Ph.D., Program Director, The Conference Board

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