7:30 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Re-Energize Your Manufacturing Workforce

8:40 am Discover: Are We Winning or Losing? Strategies for Evaluating Employee Engagement in Your Benefit Programs

Synopsis

  • How to evaluate the success of your benefit programs with a focus on employee engagement
  • Strategies for evaluating the true ROI achieved through your benefit program investments
  • Key trends in the marketplace that are driving employee engagement inside of a benefits program

9:00 am Discover: Re-Imagining How to Engage Your Workforce in the Delivery of Learning & Development

  • Kara Schillaci Head of Global Learner Experience and Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo
  • Cristina Rivera Talent Management Manager, Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo

Synopsis

• How to connect more effectively with and deliver training to your Supply Chain associates
• How the launch of a Learner Experience Platform changes the way a L&D organization partners with the business
• How to boost employee engagement through learning initiatives

REMOTE PRESENTATION

9:20 am Develop: What Are You Now Going to Do to Re-Energize Your Manufacturing Workforce?

  • Kara Schillaci Head of Global Learner Experience and Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo
  • Cristina Rivera Talent Management Manager, Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo
  • Tim Brown Benefits Consultant, Gallagher

9:40 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Re-Energize Your Manufacturing Workforce?

10:00 am Structured Networking & Refreshments

Provide New Opportunity to Your Manufacturing Workforce

10:40 am Discover: Rethinking the Gig Economy in Manufacturing to Transform Internal Mobility

  • Mai Lan Nguyen Senior Vice President of Human Resources, North America, Schneider Electric

Synopsis

• What new thinking do we need to apply to internal mobility within manufacturing?
• Rethinking how to optimize your workforce by matching managers in need of manpower with employees who have the required capacity and bandwidth
• How Schneider Electric’s Open Talent Market is cutting attrition, increasing engagement, and accelerate the upskilling and reskilling of its employees

REMOTE PRESENTATION

11:00 am Discover: Attracting Great Talent into Manufacturing through Development Opportunities

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently to stand out and be an employer of choice?
  • The new approaches to filling critical manufacturing roles as the great war for talent
  • How employers are building pathways to develop the digital skills they need to prepare for
    the future and retain great talent

11:20 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Manufacturers Rethinking How to Provide Opportunity to the Front-Line Workforce?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:40 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Provide More Opportunity to Your Manufacturing Employees?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

Drive Skilled Workforce Engagement & Retention

1:10 pm Discover: Transforming How Manufacturers Hire & Develop Non-Traditional Talent & Significantly Reduce Skilled Workforce Turnover

  • Kate Guess Vice President of Human Resources, Vermeer

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to reduce turnover amongst our skilled workforces?
• The brand-new HR thinking that is allowing organizations to redesign and reprioritize the skills that employees need to succeed in manufacturing
• How Vermeer’s ‘Key’s to Manufacturing Success’ initiative has enabled the company to successfully hire, onboard, and develop non-traditional manufacturing talent from outside the industry and reduce 90-day turnover for those going through the program from double digit numbers to below 6%

1:30 pm Discover: Transforming How We Drive Engagement & Commitment Amongst the Production Line Workforce

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to break the mould on low engagement scores traditionally associated with manufacturing workforces?
• The forward-thinking approaches to leveraging workforce analytics that will enable HR to identify the key areas where it can transform its impact the most
• How Milliken’s TEAM initiative is enabling the manufacturer to redesign the way it drives engagement and retention amongst its production line employees

1:50 pm Discover: Rethinking What It Takes to Be a Great Place to Work in Manufacturing in 2022 & Beyond

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging around how we compensate and reward our manufacturing workforce?
• The fresh approaches and methodology behind the people-first strategies that are having the biggest impact on business performance
• How Landscape Forms unique profit share scheme is transforming engagement across its front-line and corporate manufacturing workforce

2:10 pm Discover: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

Synopsis

  • Understanding why digital transformation of the workforce needs to be a top priority for manufacturing organizations
  • Tips for how to optimize your HR recruiting operations while increasing user engagement and the overall candidate experience
  • Re-evaluating the importance of converging the consumer and employer brand

2:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Transforming the Way We Engage & Retain Our Production Floor Workforces?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:50 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Stop, Start, & Do More of to Engage & Retain Your Manufacturing Workforce?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

3:10 pm Networking Break

Rethink Leadership Development in a New Operating Climate

3:45 pm Discover: Rethinking How We Develop Top Technical Talent Into High- Performing Leaders in Manufacturing

  • Lisa Ahart Vice President of Human Resources, Toray Plastics

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently to build bench strength in manufacturing?
  • The new approaches to providing first-time managers with the soft skills they need to succeed
  • How Toray Plastics is re-imagining how to develop top talent with technical expertise into high-achieving people leaders to transform performance and retention

REMOTE PRESENTATION

4:05 pm Discover: Redesigning Line Manager Training to Transform the Performance of Your First-Time Leaders On & Off the Production Floor

  • Summer Davies Global Senior Manger of Leadership Development, Mars

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging around the way we develop first time people leaders in manufacturing?
• Breaking away from classical, episodic learning approaches to transform the effectiveness of our line manager training and promote a culture of equal opportunity
• How Mars’s non-traditional, multimodal approach to training has expanded its reach from 50% to 80% uptake amongst its first-time people leaders, significantly improved learning NPS scores, and made $6million in cost savings for the business

4:25 pm Discover: Rethinking How to Improve Communications & Engagement With Your Frontline Manufacturing Workforce

Synopsis

• What more can we do to achieve seamless communication with manufacturing employees?
• The new approaches to reaching your frontline workforce that will increase their level of commitment to and connection with your organization
• How one organization redesigned its communication strategy to improve employee satisfaction and productivity

4:45 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Unlock the Potential of Leadership Development in Manufacturing?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:05 pm Action: What New Thinking Are You Now Going to Apply to More Effectively Unlock the Potential of Your Manufacturing Leaders?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

5:25 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One

5:30 pm Drinks Reception