8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Create Equal Opportunity for Your Manufacturing Workforce

8:40 am Discover: Rethinking How Manufacturing Companies Can Use Their Corporate Voice to Drive DE&I Forward Inside & Outside the Industry

  • Neddy Perez Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, McCormick

Synopsis

• What needs to happen for us to be able to take a more proactive approach to DE&I in manufacturing?
• Breaking away from traditional thinking to be able to get ahead of and effectively respond to the challenges posed by employees, customers, and investors around our CSR objectives
• How McCormick is re-imagining how it can use its corporate voice to drive social awareness and change across its workforce, products, and communities

REMOTE PRESENTATION

9:00 am Discover: Re-Imagining How We Create a Culture of Belonging On & Off the Production Floor

  • Renee Lash Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner, North American Manufacturing & Engineering, General Mills

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to ensure our DE&I initiatives are relevant and accessible for our plant team members as well as our corporate team members?
• The new thinking required to build frameworks that will enable you to create and strengthen a culture of belonging on the production floor
• How General Mills is building its long-term vision and goals for DE&I and rethinking how to create an inclusive culture across all layers of the organization

9:20 am Discover: Skills-Augmented Pay: A Modern Approach to Attract, Retain & Align Your Workforce

  • Jai Shah CEO & Co-Founder, Kahuna Workforce Solutions

Synopsis

  • What more do we need to do to genuinely close the skills gap?
  • What new skill-based programs will enable you to introduce a measure of objectivity to support pay equity
  • How forward-thinking manufacturing firms can implement a skills-based pay program to effectively attract, retain, and most importantly prepare their technical workforce to compete in an increasingly demanding operational environment

9:40 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the People Leaders Transforming DE&I Impact in Their Organizations?

  • Neddy Perez Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, McCormick
  • Renee Lash Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partner, North American Manufacturing & Engineering, General Mills
  • Eric Rogers Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Cummins Inc.
  • Jai Shah CEO & Co-Founder, Kahuna Workforce Solutions

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Action: How Are You Now Going to Transform Your Approach to DE&I in Your Organization?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

10:30 am Networking & Refreshments

Meet the Fast-Changing Needs of Your Manufacturing Workforce

11:00 am Discover: Rethinking How We Provide Financial Wellbeing to Our Manufacturing Employees Who Need it the Most

Synopsis

• Reimagining how we can provide financial support to our manufacturing workforce today and in the future
• The new thinking required to transform the impact of your financial wellbeing initiatives and meet the critical professional and personal needs of your employees
• How Pilgrim’s redesigned the way it provided financial wellbeing to its workforce to enhance workforce education, security, and retention

11:20 am Discover: Rethinking How We Meet the Needs of Our Employees During & After Periods of Disruption

  • Tonya Hubbartt Vice President of Human Resources, FONA International

Synopsis

• What new HR thinking do we need to apply to employee care during times of significant business change and operational disruption?
• The people-centric approaches to communication, workplace flexibility and mental health that will transform their impact
• How FONA International challenged traditional HR thinking to ensure the needs of its employees, business and customers were met during and after the peak of the pandemic

11:40 am Discover: Urgent Leadership Skills for Manufacturing Today and the Future

Synopsis

  • Explore the most critical leadership skills needed to reduce burnout, drive inclusion, and develop future leaders
  • Focus on key takeaways, priorities, and next steps for HR and talent professionals
  • Review highlights from a global study of 3,700+ manufacturing leaders and understand the biggest threats to address and opportunities for success

12:00 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Those Rethinking How to Meet the Current & Future Needs of Manufacturing Workforces?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:20 pm Action: What One Thing Can You Do Differently Now to Meet the Needs of Your Workfoce?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

12:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

1:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm End of Conference