8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:40 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Leverage Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic to Drive HR Innovation in Manufacturing

8:50 am Opening Panel Discussion: Leveraging Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic to Drive HR Innovation in Manufacturing

Synopsis

Before the main conference sessions begin, HR leaders from a variety of different sectors within the manufacturing industry will share insight on the biggest lessons learnt from the last eighteen months that we can leverage to drive future HR innovation.

Questions will include:

• What thinking do we need to challenge to be able to genuinely accommodate our employees bringing their whole selves to work in manufacturing?
• How do we enable our organizations to move from survive to thrive when we’re back to full operations?
• How do we communicate with an increasingly remote and geographically dispersed workforce?
• And what fresh approaches do we need to take to workforce planning to prepare for the next period of disruption which will come with industrial automation?

9:20 am Table Discussion: What Other Lessons Have You Learnt During the Pandemic That You Want to Apply in 2022 & Beyond?

9:40 am Structured Networking & Refreshments

Provide New Opportunity to Your Manufacturing Workforce

10:10 am Discover: Re-Imagining How to Provide the Front-Line Workforce with the Development Opportunities Required to Succeed in the Manufacturing Plant of the Future

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

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to enable our front-line facilities to transition smoothly to more digital operating environments?
• The new approaches to talent development that will enhance longevity for your frontline workforce
• How PepsiCo is changing the narrative around reskilling and upskilling for its frontline workforce to equip them with what they need to succeed today and in the future

10:30 am Discover: The Innovative Approaches to Driving a People-Centric Culture Across Your Manufacturing Operations

  • Kim Chaumillon Vice President of Culture & Engagement, Herman Miller

Synopsis

• Re-imagining how we can break away from traditional HR approaches to managing a manufacturing workforce
• The forward-thinking talent development and recognition strategies that will transform the way you attract and retain top talent
• How Herman Miller is applying a series of innovative employee-centric initiatives to transform the way it provides opportunity for its manufacturing workforce

10:50 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

11:10 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Manufacturers Rethinking How to Provide Opportunity to the Front-Line Workforce?

  • Kara Schillaci Head of Global Learner Experience and Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo
  • Cristina Rivera Talent Management Manager, Future Ready Workforce, PepsiCo
  • Kim Chaumillon Vice President of Culture & Engagement, Herman Miller

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:30 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Provide More Opportunity to Your Manufacturing Employees?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

11:50 am Networking Lunch

Drive Skilled Workforce Engagement & Retention

1:00 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%

1:20 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

1:40 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

2:00 pm Discover: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

  • Sean Behr Chief Executive Officer, Fountain

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

2:20 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

2:40 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Stop, Start, & Do More of to Engage & Retain Your Manufacturing Workforce?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

3:00 pm Networking Break

Rethink Leadership Development in a New Operating Climate

3:30 pm Discover: Redefining Leadership Principles to Guide Your Learning & Development Agenda During Times of Transformation

Synopsis

• What new thinking do we need to apply to help our leaders lead with purpose, clarity and conviction during times of transformation?
• The fresh approaches to co-creating leadership principles by involving stakeholders and culture carries • How The Kraft Heinz Co launched and embedded new leadership principles throughout the organization during a period of business transformation and disruption

3:50 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

4:10 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

4:30 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Unlock the Potential of Leadership Development in Manufacturing?

  • Summer Davies Global Senior Manger of Leadership Development, Mars
  • Stacey Johnson Head of Leadership & Culture, The Kraft Heinz Co.
  • Lisa Ahart Vice President of Human Resources, Toray Plastics

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:50 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

5:10 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One