Workers and the Corporate Values Revolution

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Our one-day conference at the Brooklyn Museum will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement for an up-to-the-minute conversation about how organizations can build stronger bonds of trust with their workers and their communities. The event will focus on such topics as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents. Among the timely questions: How can companies stay true to their core values, and accountable to their stakeholders, while making enormous changes?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


From Day One Is Proud to Welcome the Event's Title Sponsor, Deloitte 


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Beaux Arts Courts/ West Ambulatory - 3rd Floor Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor A Word from Our Title Sponsor


John Brownridge, Digital HR Strategy and Solutions Leader, Principal, Human Capital, Deloitte

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Inside the Cultural Shift at a Legendary Company (Fireside Chat)

How IBM is transforming its employee experience, removing barriers to workers with non-traditional backgrounds, and rethinking leadership at a time of rapid digital transformation.


Obed Louissaint, SVP, Transformation and Culture, IBM


Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, CNBC

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor How Career Growth Can Be Part of Employee Experience From the Beginning (Panel)

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company's learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?


Laurie Rebholz, Managing Director, Global Leadership and Performance solutions, Citi

Judith Heller VP, Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health

Carrington Carter, VP, Talent Acquisition and Internal Mobility, TIAA

Rapti Khurana, VP, Head of Talent Engagement and Development, National Football League (NFL)

Ben Colvin, Partner and Leadership Coach, Coaching Works NYC


Lydia Dishman, Staff Editor, Fast Company

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor A Human-centered Approach to the Digital Workplace (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

The ecosystem of digital tools continues to become more complex and time-consuming for workers to navigate. To drive value to the workforce and in turn the enterprise, organizations should first focus their digital-workplace efforts on defining the specific business outcomes are looking to achieve and using human-centered design to understand the needs of the workforce, including connection, belonging, well-being, development, collaboration and productivity.

Join John Brownridge, Deloitte’s Digital Workplace Leader, and Courtney Sherman, Managing Director and Leader of the Applied Design practice at Deloitte, as they discuss how Deloitte thinks about today’s Digital Workplace, using a human-centered design approach.

Courtney Sherman, Managing Director, Deloitte

John Brownridge, Digital HR Strategy and Solutions Leader, Principal, Human Capital, Deloitte

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
Beaux Arts Courts/ West Ambulatory - 3rd Floor Coffee Break
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Education Center - 1st Floor From Human Capital to Social Capital: Developing Workforce Skills to Live Corporate Values (Workshop)

For decades, organizations have been measuring human-capital metrics such as recruitment, retention, leadership demographics, and more. But have these metrics helped you make a more substantial impact in your organization and a healthy return on investment? It’s time to add the measurement of social dynamics to your people-analytics strategy. For example, we can teach employees the necessary ethical, respectful, and inclusion skills. But employees need continuous practice; these aren’t just “rules” to memorize, as is often seen in compliance training. Join us as we outline how to measure social dynamics and discuss the curriculum to develop employees’ skills to meet the future of work.

Janine Yancey,  CEO, Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins, President, Emtrain

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Center for Feminist Art - 4th Floor Leveraging Digital Coaching to Transform Your Organization (Workshop)

The power of digital coaching can increase your bottom line, support business transformation, improve team relations, and provide employees with renewed passion and greater work-life harmony. This session will introduce HR professionals to the impact of digital coaching and provide an overview of how CoachHub’s global talent-development platform can transform people and organizations.


Debbie Groves, VP of North America, CoachHub

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
The Norm Restaurant - 1st Floor Developing a Culture of Care to Attract, Support and Retain Talent (Workshop)

Coming out of the pandemic, employees prioritize their personal lives and expect companies to care.  In fact, 54% of employees have left jobs because their boss was NOT sympathetic to their struggles at work or in their personal life.  More than ever before, leaders’ actions matter and define company culture.  Join Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO of Villyge, as she lays out the game plan for winning the war for talent and closing the gap between company intentions and the actual employee experience.  She will discuss the importance of supporting working parents, caregivers, and all employees throughout their personal journeys and life events, and why developing a culture of care is tantamount to every company’s future success.

Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO, Villyge

12:20 PM - 01:20 PM
Beaux Arts Courts/ West Ambulatory - 3rd Floor Lunch
01:20 PM - 01:40 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor How One CEO Broke Capitalism–and How We Can Fix It (Fireside Chat)

The first celebrity CEO and role model, GE’s Jack Welch, led Corporate America down a path of downsizing, mergers, and financialization– from which capitalism is still recovering.


David Gelles, correspondent, The New York Times, and author of The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America–and How to Undo His Legacy


Emma Goldberg, Future of Work Reporter, The New York Times

01:45 PM - 02:05 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor The Rise of the Modern Manager (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Last year, more than 47 million people voluntarily quit their jobs, and that trend continues. Research shows that people are seeking better opportunities, greater flexibility, and to work for organizations that help them grow and develop their careers. But while the world of work has dramatically changed, many organizational leaders have been slow to adapt. Managers are struggling to lead their teams effectively by relying on yesterday’s skillset. Managing an evolved workforce requires a different and more nuanced set of skills, and a more adaptive, continuous approach to accelerate the development and application of those skills in the flow of work. This session will explore the trends and challenges that organizational leaders face today, the science-backed people skills needed most, and an innovative coaching methodology that can give rise to the modern manager who thrives in the new world of work.

Jon Greenawalt, SVP of Customer Transformation, 15Five

02:10 PM - 02:50 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Managing a Healthy Workplace in a Hybrid Environment (Panel)

In a workplace marked by uncertainty and lack of boundaries, employers need to be extra vigilant about the health and well-being of their workers. Leaders can boost morale and productivity when they show they care–and respond with empathetic and effective solutions. What kinds of innovative approaches can companies pursue, ranging from new benefits to improved work practices?


Judith Harrison, EVP, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Weber Shandwick

R. Carmel Boyle-Lewis, Director, HR, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Amanda Quillen, Head of Employee Engagement, IKEA U.S.

Kristen Carlisle, General Manager, Betterment at Work

Amanda Conway, SVP, Talkspace


Bryan Walsh, Editor, Future Perfect, Vox

02:50 PM - 03:15 PM
Beaux Arts Courts/ West Ambulatory - 3rd Floor Coffee Break
03:15 PM - 03:55 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Is Your Company Developing an Inclusive Culture? (Panel)

Instead of looking for a “culture fit” in new employees, how can companies make their workplace better-suited to diversity? What are the key elements that make an employer welcoming to a diverse labor pool, from personalized benefits to a sense of belonging? How much does career growth and employee retention add to a company's reputation for inclusion?


Hermon Ghermay, Global Chief Culture Officer, IPG Mediabrands

Emma Mon, Head of Global Talent, JLL

R. Carmel Boyle-Lewis, Director, HR, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Katasha Harley, Chief People Officer, Bravely

Maria Mejia, Instructional Designer, Hone


Siobhan O’Connor, Journalist and Editorial Strategy Consultant; Co-chair, Fortune Brainstorm Health

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Helping Employees Thrive: Using Digital Coaching to Transform Employee Well-being (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Employee well-being has long been recognized as a key driver of employee engagement and many other business outcomes. It’s no secret that the global pandemic has had a significant impact on the holistic well-being of employees. While many employers were quick to find solutions to ensure employees had the support they needed, many are still figuring out what actions will be meaningful. Discover how a human-centric, proactive, and personal approach to digital coaching can support your workforces’ well-being and positive health outcomes.


Matti Niebelschütz, Managing Director and Founder, CoachHub

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor How to Attract, Develop, Reward, and Engage the Best Talent (Fireside Chat)

The competition for talent calls for rigor and creativity across an organization’s whole HR team and beyond. The HR leader of the global PR and marketing firm, Edelman, illuminates the need for a new level of excellence in the profession.


Soni Basi, Global Chief People Officer, Edelman


Lydia Dishman, Staff Editor, Fast Company

04:45 PM - 04:50 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor A Word from Our Title Sponsor


Courtney Sherman, Managing Director, Deloitte

04:50 PM - 04:55 PM
Auditorium - 3rd Floor Closing Remarks
04:55 PM - 05:30 PM
Beaux Arts Courts/ West Ambulatory - 3rd Floor Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City's third largest in physical size, famous for ancient & modern art collections and world-class temporary exhibitions.