Signature is an innovative, research-based conference for HR, learning & development, and talent executives.
The 2019 Signature agenda will include interactive workshops, several keynote presentations, peer-to-peer roundtables, and a panel discussion.

Last Year's Agenda

8:00

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15

CULTURE EATS STRATEGY FOR BREAKFAST

Tamara Heimonen – Director, HR Research and Advisory Services, McLean & Company

10:00

SHIFTING FROM EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: ACCELERATING PEOPLE PERFORMANCE AT THE MAYO CLINIC

Cathy Fraser – CHRO, Mayo Clinic

10:45

Break

11:00

CHRO PANEL DISCUSSION: Culture

12:00

Networking Lunch

1:00

HR SHOULD FORGET ABOUT A SEAT AT THE TABLE, IT’S TIME TO STAND UP!

Tchernavia Rocker – CHRO, Harley-Davidson

1:45

BUILDING A COMPELLING EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION

Matt Bertman – Director, Leadership and Organizational Development, Amerisure Insurance Company

2:30

Break

2:45

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

  • Ground Your Recognition Program in Organizational Culture
  • D&I After #MeToo: Building an Inclusive, Respectful Workplace Culture

4:15

ALIGNING TALENT DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES WITH ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIC OUTCOMES

Dr. Iris Ware – Chief Learning Officer, City of Detroit

5:00

Networking Reception

8:00

Breakfast

9:00

MAKING THE CONNECTION: FROM CULTURE TO EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Sharon Ramalho – former Chief People Officer, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd.

10:00

HR'S ROLE IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Ilia Maor – Senior Director, Info-Tech Research Group

10:45

Break

11:00

PEER-TO-PEER THINK TANKS

  • Building change resiliency
  • Enabling employee and career development in a VUCA world
  • Closing the gap between desired culture and actual employee experience
  • Addressing leadership diversity challenges
  • Improving the candidate experience to attract and secure top talent

12:00

Networking Lunch

1:00

THE NEW D&I: DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL

Rachael Fehl – Talent Manager, Caterpillar

1:45

EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: DESIGNING FOR MOMENTS THAT MATTER

Karen Mann – AVP, HR Research and Advisory Services, McLean & Company

2:30

Closing Remarks