The Future of Work in an Era of Rapid Change

The way we work has changed at a breakneck pace, but not always as we imagined it would. How is transformation unfolding in surprising ways? Will AI and other technologies replace human workers–or empower them? What new ways will human talent be discovered, developed, and deployed? What will people value in their work in terms of tangible and psychic rewards?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks – Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One & Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
"Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home" (Fireside Chat)

The co-authors of a pivotal new book explore how the pandemic has exposed a harmful imbalance between work and life, as well as shown a new path forward that could benefit workers and companies alike.


Anne Helen Petersen is the writer of the newsletter Culture Study and the author of three previous books, including the acclaimed Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.  

Charlie Warzel is the writer of the newsletter Galaxy Brain for The Atlantic, where he is a contributing writer. Previously, he was a writer-at-large for the New York Times opinion page.


Bryan Walsh, Future Correspondent, Axios

12:55 PM - 01:00 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
A.I. in HR: How Talent Intelligence Can Help Uncover Hidden Talent (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

A.I. is being used to evolve talent acquisition and talent management to support the future of work, while also helping organizations operate in a very competitive talent environment. Organizations are exploring the use of automation, personalization and dynamic skills to support improved experiences, diversity outreach, and organizational agility.

Join this session to gain a unique perspective from an experienced talent leader Jason Cerrato. You'll learn about the capabilities and use cases for AI in HR and how forward-looking organizations are adopting talent intelligence to address the challenges they are facing.

Jason Cerrato, senior director, product marketing, Eightfold

01:20 PM - 01:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:25 PM - 02:05 PM
The Great Retention: How Companies Can Intensify Employee Loyalty (Panel)

The wake-up call of the Great Resignation inspired employers to be more curious and empathetic about what workers need and want from them. What were the biggest lessons they learned about what ties workers to their companies? What are the best innovations born of the competition to hire and retain workers in a hotly competitive labor market, from benefits to career development?


Montserrat Salvany-Ferrer, VP of human resources (North America), T-Systems

Paige McInerney, EVP, director of human resources, Penguin Random House

Sheela Subramanian, VP, Future Forum, Slack

Sarah Sheehan, co-founder & CCO, Bravely

Gabriela Mauch, VP, Productivity Lab, ActivTrak


Lydia Dishman, staff editor - Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:10 PM - 02:30 PM
Building a Dynamic Skills Strategy: How Upskilling and Reskilling Can Drive Engagement and Retention (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

During these unpredictable times for employees and employers, it has become clear that traditional paths of engagement and enablement are shifting.  Join this discussion to hear how evolving your corporate learning program to be skills-first can drive employee retention, engagement, create access to non-traditional talent pools, and improve your bottom line.

Rich Jacquet, chief people officer, Coursera

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM
Workshop Intro I - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
The Future of Work Is About the "How,” Not the “What” of Work (Workshop)

We are at an inflection point and employees moving forward will care more about the "how" than the "what" of work. In the past, we've seen workers unite to strike for increased wages and better working conditions. We're seeing something similar happen today. Employees are actively pushing back on employers and demanding progress on DEIB, company support of social-justice issues, and increased respect for employees as reflected in more flexible work schedules, hybrid workplaces, and more. Join us as we discuss how to use a new organizational framework of social capital theory to identify and measure the pro-social behaviors that employees are increasingly demanding to see moving forward.

Janine Yancey, founder and CEO, Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins, president, Emtrain

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Developing Leaders for the Future of Work (Workshop)

Nearly everything about how we work, where we work and what we expect from work is in flux. Your organization’s success depends on the ability of your people leaders to inspire and empower their teams in new ways. Aon's data shows that 88% of companies know their managers need some help developing the skills to lead hybrid teams and remote employees. Join us to learn the leadership skills people managers need in the changing world and how to develop them in your people to boost manager confidence, ensure employee engagement and support workforce wellbeing.

Ernie Paskey, practice leader for North America, Aon

Suzanne Courtney, director of global strategic growth, Aon

03:20 PM - 03:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
03:25 PM - 03:45 PM
Using Skills to Shape the Future of the Workforce (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

What skills will your people need to succeed in 2022 and beyond? When the future seems unpredictable, preparation is key. Explore recent research and expert perspectives that can help you prioritize and strategize your learning and development plans. Get answers to big questions about what’s to come for L&D, including: What skills will be required? What forces will have the most impact? Who will lead the people-first strategy?

Cynthia Stuckey, VP of Consulting Services, Degreed

03:45 PM - 03:50 PM
Workshop II Intro - Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One
03:50 PM - 04:35 PM
Listen Up: How employee feedback fosters cultures of belonging (Workshop)

The last two years have served as a reminder that while our employees may be out of sight, they can never be out of mind–and they must always be heard.In this interactive session, Achievers VP of Client Strategy David Bator will explore the importance employee feedback has in fostering cultures of connection and belonging. David will share: Research from Achievers Workforce Institute on why feedback matters, he Four Types of Feedback–and when to use them, and “peek behind the firewall” at customer case studies.

David Bator, VP marketing & customer, Achievers

03:50 PM - 04:35 PM
Coaching as a Key Lever in Your Employee Experience Strategy (Workshop)

In the face of so much change and high demand for talent, employee experience matters more than ever for attracting and retaining your people. In this session, we'll discuss what employee experience is, why it matters, and how high-quality, scalable coaching can act as a key lever in your employee experience strategy.

Laura Chapin, senior solution partner, behavioral science & coaching lab, CoachHub

03:50 PM - 04:35 PM
Mental Health Wellness: How Employers can Evolve with Employee Expectations (Workshop)

Join this session to understand the mental health challenges employees face and the expectations your people and prospective employees have for their employer. Discover how HR leaders can adapt to our evolving environment and recognize why mental health support is intrinsically linked to primary care. We’ll examine what steps employers can take to address: How to build a new mindset to address a changed world — and workplace, what employers can do to help destigmatize mental health issues and why a collaborative care model that uses a holistic approach is necessary.

Britt Provost, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, Accolade

Donovan Campbell, General Manager, Accolade

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:40 PM - 05:20 PM
Promoting a Better Dialogue Between Workers and Bosses (Panel)

A company is not a democracy, but businesses do better when they encourage their employees to speak up, even when it creates friction with the old ways of doing things. What are the benefits and risks of promoting more back-and-forth? How can companies establish the psychological safety for workers to bring up their challenging questions and bold ideas? What should be the guidelines for keeping the conversation civil and constructive, especially when it comes to social issues?


Cindy Alisesky, VP of HR transformation, GSK

Robyn Henderson, Executive Director, Internal Communications, General Motors

Dave Landa, CEO, Kintone

Rach SebellShavit, VP of coaching impact, AceUp


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, independent journalist

05:20 PM - 05:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
05:25 PM - 05:45 PM
How Dramatic Change Calls for Truly Empathetic Leadership (Fireside Chat)

The old model of stoic corporate management isn’t made for times like these. The new model is a more relatable leader, one who can inspire trust.


Alan Morales, VP, head of transformative change for future of work, Prudential Financial


Raisa Bruner, staff writer, TIME

05:45 PM - 05:50 PM
Closing Remarks – Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One