8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:55 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

Synopsis

Cleo Gorringe – Head of Event Content

9:00 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Transform Production-Line Employee Engagement in Manufacturing

9:10 am Discover: How Employee Engagement Can Unlock Business Potential

  • Adam Goldman Vice President of Human Resources, Cacique Foods

Synopsis

  • Driving Change in a 50 year-old business: How engagement is unlocking our potential
  • A holistic approach that began with listening has resulted in reduced turnover, improved safety performance, and a stronger reputation in the marketplace.
  • Cacique has been recognized five consecutive years as a Great Place to Work and has been #15 on the Fortune Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing and
    Production in 2020 and 2021.

9:30 am Discover: STULZ Connect – The New Breakroom Bulletin Board. How Access To Real-Time Communication Increases Employee Engagement

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.

9:50 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Rethinking How to Engage Their Frontline Manufacturing Workforce?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Increase Communication & Engagement in Your Manufacturing Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:30 am Spotlight: Retirement Plan Benefits – Remaining Competitive

  • Laura Gaynor Senior Vice President National Practice Leader, Transamerica

10:35 am Speed Networking Break

TRACK A – TALENT MANAGEMENT

Maximizing HR Impact on Product & Business Performance

11:10 am Discover: Accelerating HR Impact on Product & Business Performance

  • Rose Rogers Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Romeo Power

Synopsis

  • Not just the production worker: why engineering can’t be left out of the manufacturing story.
  • The fresh approaches to utilizing the HR function for company-wide success.
  • How Romeo Power is recruiting top talent, recognizing high performers, and boosting communication with production line employees to ensure HR has an impact on business performance during accelerated organizational growth.

11:30 am Discover: Reducing Field Turnover By 36% And Tying Employee Feedback To Positive Outcomes

Synopsis

  • What’s driving frontline worker turnover (hint: it’s not pay) and how to improve it.
  • The cost of employee turnover, why your calculation matters, and its impact on your bottom line.
  • Using the scientific process (listen, analyze, act, measure) to decrease turnover at scale.
  • How your peers are embracing retention management software to reduce their turnover and successfully execute on their retention strategy.

11:50 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Manufacturing Organizations Transforming the Impact of their HR Strategy?

  • Rose Rogers Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Romeo Power
  • Dan Johnston CEO & Co-Founder, WorkStep

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Transform the HR Impact on Your Manufacturing Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

TRACK B – TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Developing Future Manufacturing Talent Pools

11:10 am Discover: Creating Sustainable People Initiatives to Grow & Develop the Manufacturing Workforce

Synopsis

  • How can we reduce the barrier to entry in manufacturing roles?
  • Fresh approaches for sustainable people initiatives.
  • How PepsiCo is creating meaningful opportunities for employees to develop and grow for roles required in the future, whilst transforming the skilled labor of the enterprise.

11:30 am Discover: Creating a Competitive Advantage by Aligning Workforce Development Strategies with Education Benefits

Synopsis

  • Fostering a culture of continuous, scaleable lifelong learning
  • Driving recruitment and retention through an emotional connection
  • Measured impacts of people first strategies

11:50 am Develop: What Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Re-Thinking Internal Talent Development?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:10 pm Action: What Fresh Thinking Are You Going to Apply to Grow the Future Workforce of Your Manufacturing Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:30 pm Networking Lunch

Energizing a United Manufacturing Workforce

1:30 pm Discover: Illuminating Micro-Transactions for Positive Employee Relations in Manufacturing

  • Barrie Green Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation

Synopsis

  • What can we do to create union-free, positive employee relations in manufacturing?
  • Simple and quick approaches to recognition, and what you can do to leave your employees feeling valued.
  • How Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation is building on employee touchpoints to create stronger microtransactions that keep manufacturing employees engaged.

1:50 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Manufacturing HR Leaders Creating Positive Employee Relations?

  • Barrie Green Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:10 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Re-imagine the Connections You Build With Your Frontline Employees?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

The Power of Data in Talent Development

1:30 pm Discover: Leveraging Talent Development Data in Talent Management Decisions

  • Robert Brown Director of Talent Development, Reynolds American

Synopsis

  • How do we leverage talent development to produce data?
  • Fresh approaches to leadership development that identifies talent without bias.
  • How Reynolds American is using talent development to inform better talent management decisions, whilst developing roles for the future.

1:50 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Utilizing Data for Advanced Decision Making?

  • Robert Brown Director of Talent Development, Reynolds American

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:10 pm Action: What New Approaches to Data Are You Going to Try to Make Critical Talent Decisions for Your Manufacturing Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:30 pm Networking Break

Prioritizing Diversity & Inclusion in the Manufacturing Industry

2:50 pm Panel Discussion: Unlocking the Potential of Your Diverse Production Line Workforce

  • Ashley Jackman DE&I Lead, Southcentral Region Supply Chain, Frito Lay Inc.
  • Neddy Perez Human Resources & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion COE, McCormick & Company

Synopsis

  • What are the biggest barriers we face in driving DE&I up the agendas of our organizations’ leaders?
  • How do we create and strengthen cultures of inclusion?
  • Rethinking how to then equip our leaders, directors and managers with the tools they need to lead the conversation and encourage participation in our most critical DE&I initiatives.
  • What are the creative approaches we can take to proactively source candidates from underrepresented communities, from production line through to board of directors?
  • The new thinking required to effectively design, build, and measure the progress of diversity initiatives across our recruitment and development practices.
  • How do and how should DE&I efforts be reflected in the communities we work and build?

3:30 pm Discover: Ripping Up the Rule Book on Talent Acquisition & Challenging Traditional Recruitment Processes to Transform Your Impact in Today’s Talent Market

  • David Alsop Vice President of Human Resources, Ultradent Products

Synopsis

  • Looking beyond the conventional HR recruitment strategies employed in the manufacturing industry and achieving the results needed to drive innovation and scale
  • The unique combination of right-brain and strategic HR thinking required to successfully hire for potential in HR and other specialized roles where scientific leaders might have a hard time seeing potential
  • How Ultradent’s progressive inclusive “seek after the excluded” approach to talent acquisition has transformed recruitment processes and enabled them to build high a performing HR team that is transforming talent for the company’s future

3:50 pm How Do Manufacturers Get to Tomorrow’s Success with Today’s Workforce Challenges?

  • Jenica Jones Director of Strategic Client Relations, Bright Horizons

Synopsis

  • Today’s manufacturers are battling supply chain challenges, inflationary pressures, and employee burnout created by the pandemic – all while confronting an accelerating talent war.
  • Innovative solutions that address worker burnout to keep workers productive.
  • Effective strategies that meet the needs of new worker demographics, increase gender diversity, and build pipelines.
  • Successful programs to upskill and reskill workers as interest in career development grows and as automation transforms the industry.

4:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Meet the Needs of Their Diverse Plant-Based Workforce?

  • David Alsop Vice President of Human Resources, Ultradent Products

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:30 pm Action: How Are you Going to Prioritize DE&I to More Effectively Unlock the Potential of Your Manufacturing Employees?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:50 pm Spotlight: Using People Data to Upgrade Culture for Manufacturing 4.0

4:55 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One