8:30 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

9:10 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Redesign The Way We Work on the Production Floor in 2021 & Beyond

9:20 am Opening Panel Discussion: Break Away from Traditional HR Thinking to Redesign the Way We Work Across All Sectors of the Manufacturing Industry

Break Away from Traditional Talent Acquisition to Transform Its Impact

9:50 am Discover: Rethinking the Value of a High-Performing Talent Acquisition Strategy During Time of Significant Organizational Change

10:10 am Discover: Break Away From Traditional Recruitment Strategies to Find, Attract, & Inspire the Talent You Need to Become a High-Performing Manufacturing Organization

  • Jami Farkas Director of Human Resources, Cascade Engineering

10:30 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Manufacturers Rethinking How to Attract & Inspire Top Talent?

10:45 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Attract the Front-Line Talent Your Business Needs to Bounce Back?

11:05 am Speed Networking & Refreshments

Boost Front-Line Engagement to Re-Ignite Your Production Line in 2021

11:30 am Discover: Shifting Perceptions in Labor Relations: Driving a Culture-Led Strategy to Boost Engagement in Your Production Line Workforce

11:50 am Discover: The Fresh Approaches to Inspiring & Re-energizing Your Plant Managers in 2021 & Beyond

12:10 pm Discover: Rethink How You Communicate With & Engage Your Frontline Workforce of Today & Tomorrow

12:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Thought-Leaders Transforming the Way We Engage Our Production Floor Workforces?

12:45 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Stop, Start, & Do More of to Reconnect With & Re-Energize Your Manufacturing Workforce?

1:05 pm Networking Lunch

Rethink Development Opportunities for Your Front-Line Manufacturing Workforce

2:00 pm Discover: Breaking Away from Traditional Talent Profiles & Development to Open Up New Opportunities for Your Manufacturing Workforce

2:20 pm Discover: Challenge Conventional Learning & Development to Unlock the Potential of the Individuals In Your Front Line Workforce

2:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Unlock the Potential of a Manufacturing Workforce?

  • Kristina Morton Vice President Human Resources, Supply Chain, General Mills - Inc
  • Erin Freshwater Director of Learning & Talent Development, Hormel Foods

2:55 pm Action: What New Thinking Are You Now Going to Apply to More Effectively Unlock the Potential of Your Front-Line Workforce?

3:15 pm Networking & Refreshments

Break the Mold on Compensation & Career Paths for Your Hourly Workforce

3:45 pm Discover: The New Thinking Required to Effectively Break Away from Traditional Compensation Plans for Your Hourly Workforce

  • Patti Welch Vice President of Human Resources, Magnaflow

4:05 pm Discover: Rethinking Career Pathing to Transform Hourly Workforce Engagement & HR Efficiency

  • Erica Wyatt Chief Human Resources Officer, Intrepid Potash

4:25 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking Traditional Career Paths For the Hourly Workforce?

  • Patti Welch Vice President of Human Resources, Magnaflow
  • Erica Wyatt Chief Human Resources Officer, Intrepid Potash

4:40 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Go Above & Beyond Traditional Compensation & Career Paths for Your Hourly Workforce?

5:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One