8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

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

Transform DE&I in a Traditional Manufacturing Sector

8:40 am Opening Panel Discussion: Changing the Conversation Around How We Advance DE&I in Manufacturing

  • Eric Rogers Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Cummins Inc.
  • Neddy Perez Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, McCormick

Synopsis

• What are the biggest barriers we face in driving D&I up the agendas of our organizations’ leaders?
• How do we create and strengthen cultures of inclusion on and off the production floor?
• Rethinking how to then equip our leaders with the tools they need to lead the
• conversation and encourage participation in our most critical ED&I initiatives
• What are the creative approaches we can take to proactively source candidates from underrepresented communities?
• What do we need to do more of to build clear personal and professional pathways for diverse manufacturing employees?
• The new thinking required to effectively design, build, and measure the progress of diversity initiatives across our recruitment and development practices
• And examining the successes behind the manufacturing sector’s most impactful DE&I strategies

9:10 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

9:30 am Discover: Re-Imagining How We Create a Culture of Belonging On & Off the Production Floor

  • Renee Lash Human Resources Director – North America Manufacturing, 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

9:50 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 Human Resources Director – North America Manufacturing, General Mills

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: Re-Imagining What Flexible Work in Manufacturing Needs to Look Like in 2021 & Beyond

Synopsis

• What do we need to now do differently to meet the needs of our multi-generational workforce?
• Re-imagining what flexible work in manufacturing can look like and how to create shared responsibility to transform its impact
• How Unifrax is pioneering new flexible work approaches such as eliminating vacation entitlement and rethinking working hours to remain a competitive employer in the manufacturing sector

11:20 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

11:40 am 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

12:00 pm Action: What One Thing Can You Do Differently Now to Meet the Needs of Your Workfoce?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

12:20 pm Networking Lunch

Transform HR Impact During Business Change

1:20 pm Discover: Rethinking How We Meet the Needs of Our Employees & Customers During a Business & Product Line Pivot

  • Larry Brand Chief Human Resources Officer , Elkay Manufacturing

Synopsis

• What can we do more of to transform HR impact during times of business disruption?
• Re-imagining how to most effectively reskill and attract talent in the face of an industry-wide talent shortage and increasing order quantities
• How Elkay Manufacturing successfully pivoted its plants to produce new product lines during the pandemic to enable the business to avoid furloughs and layoffs, and keep its customers happy

1:40 pm 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

2:00 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Those Transforming HR Impact During Periods of Business Change?

  • Larry Brand Chief Human Resources Officer , Elkay Manufacturing
  • Tonya Hubbartt Vice President of Human Resources, FONA International

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:20 pm Action: What One Thing Can You Do Differently Now to Transform HR Impact During Periods of Business Disruptuon or Change?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

2:40 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

3:00 pm End of Conference