Workers and the Corporate Values Revolution

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Our one-day conference at the Rubell 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.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
The East Wing Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
The East Wing Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
The East Wing Introduction

Amy Schroeder, Regional Sales Manager, HireVue

09:40 AM - 10:05 AM
The East Wing Navigating Through a Historic Crisis and Back Again (Fireside Chat)

What did it take to lead the largest U.S. cruise line’s workforce through a two-year pandemic and then a robust comeback? Carnival Cruise Line’s head of HR has stories to tell about crisis, perseverance, and resilience.


Bettina Deynes, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnival Corp.


Tim Padgett, Americas Editor, WLRN-NPR News

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
The East Wing How High-Performing Workplaces Can Show Compassion, Too (Panel)

A competitive, innovative business can be a demanding place to work. Yet employee engagement and retention depend on empathy and compassion–especially when workers are expected to take certain risks and deliver maximum effort. What does this kind of sensitivity look like in a workplace with high expectations?


Federico Demarin, Chief People Officer, Latin America, GroupM

Tracey Haynes, HR Director, U.S. Commercial Business, Microsoft

Isabel Montes, Vice President, Human Resources, Newmont Corp.

Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO, Villyge

David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute


Trina Robinson, Anchor, WTVJ NBC

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
The East Wing Coffee Break
11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
Gallery A Turning HR Into Digital Experience Builders: How FedEx Engages With Candidates and Employees (Workshop)

Today’s HR leaders must be more proactive in shaping human-centered, digital employee experiences for both candidates and talent. With more than 70% of the world’s workforce deemed “deskless,” it’s critical to connect with them in real time, in the flow of work, and in personalized ways. Gain insights on how an industry leader’s HR team uses a mobile solution to treat hourly, on-the-go talent like coveted customers.

Edwin Bodensiek, CEO, Cravety

Kristian Bouw, Chief Technology Officer, Cravety

Don Stenger, Manager, Strategic Talent Acquisition and Reporting, FedEx

John Taylor, Director, Experience Solutions, AMER East / LATAM, VMware

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
Gallery B How to Break the Rules and Create a People-First Culture (Workshop)

HR teams are always caught in the middle between doing what’s best for the company and doing what’s best for their people. This balancing act has been the norm for decades during economic downturns and upswings. But here’s some breaking news: We don’t live in that world anymore. And the companies that thrive in the future will find ways to do what’s best for both. So, how do we change the way we evaluate success, in which  the growth and development of businesses and their employees are intertwined?

Kristy McCann Flynn, CEO, GoCoach

12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
12:55 PM - 01:40 PM
Gallery A How Belonging at Work Boosts Everything (Workshop)

Research shows that for organizations looking to improve the employee experience, creating conditions for belonging have an immediate and lasting effect. Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and have higher job satisfaction, better mental health, and improved productivity. In this interactive session, David Bator, managing director of Achievers Workforce Institute (AWI), will share a tactical, practical perspective on how to ensure that every employee feels Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.

David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute

12:55 PM - 01:40 PM
Gallery B Helping Employees Thrive: Using Digital Coaching to Transform Well-Being (Workshop)

Worker well-being has been recognized as a key driver of engagement, productivity, and many other business outcomes. The global pandemic has had a significant impact on the well-being of employees: according to a Deloitte study, only 59% of today’s workforce reports that their well-being is good or excellent, with negative factors being overly stressful jobs and long work hours. Discover how a human-centric, proactive approach through digital coaching can support well-being and positive health outcomes.

Laurel McKenzie, Behavioral Scientist, CoachHub

12:55 PM - 01:40 PM
Gallery C Hire to Retire: How to Hire for Potential (Workshop)

The Great Resignation created uncertainty for employers.  Talent teams are being asked to predict the unpredictable.  What if instead of hiring candidates for a job, we hired them for their mindset? Those with an agile mindset have the potential to be trained up into jobs they are excited about, so open roles can be filled by the existing workforce. Join HireVue's Chief I/O Psychologist, Nathan Mondragon and Solution Architect, Marie Hastreiter and learn how to use an Agile Mindset Assessment to ensure stability in your workforce.

Dr. Nathan Mondragon, Chief I/O Psychologist, HireVue

Marie Hastreiter, Solution Architect, HireVue

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM
Gallery C How to Involve Employee-Led Groups in Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts (Workshop)

The way we work is constantly shifting, and the workplace of the future is not just a company—it’s a community. Employees are looking for a sense of belonging and a workplace where they can learn, all while taking action on the issues that matter to them. Empowering employees to form grassroots groups can play a vital role. Join Benevity’s workshop as they discuss what successful employee resource groups (ERGs) have in common, how the world’s best brands include ERGs in their DEI programs, and three ways to empower your ERGs.

Janelle St. Omer, VP, Inclusion & Impact, Benevity

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
The East Wing How to Focus on the People Experience as a Catalyst for Change (Fireside Chat)

One of the world’s largest record labels is transforming how it manages and motivates its workers by putting an emphasis on listening.


Andrew Davis, Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer, Sony Music Entertainment


Serona Elton, Professor and Associate Dean, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

02:20 PM - 02:25 PM
The East Wing Introduction

Maria Stutsman y Marquez, Director of Graduate Recruiting & Admissions, University of Notre Dame

02:25 PM - 03:05 PM
The East Wing Improving the Talent Pipeline, From End to End (Panel)

From campus recruiting to the job offer, the hiring process has many steps where talent can be overlooked, blocked, or lost to competitors. What are the most effective ways in which employers can remove obstacles and boost engagement? How can they make the most of other pathways besides recruiting, including internships and referrals?


Raymond Hall, Chief Human Resources Officer, Harvard Maintenance

Joy Dettorre, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, IBM

Gabriela Gomes de Freitas, Vice President, People Business Partner Latin America and the Caribbean, Mastercard

Ernie Paskey, Chief Regional Officer, Aon’s Assessment Solutions, Aon


Joe Johnson, Morning Host, WLRN (NPR Miami)

03:05 PM - 03:35 PM
The East Wing Coffee Break
03:40 PM - 04:20 PM
The East Wing Seeking a New Definition for Wellness (Panel)

Traditionally, employers focused on the relationship of physical health and productivity. But with the growing recognition that employee well-being includes other factors ranging from the mind-body connection to financial wellness, enlightened employers are looking for ways of addressing employee needs in a far more holistic way. As this thinking evolves, how are HR leaders assessing the points where employers can be most effective–and how are they aligning those needs with new solutions?


Adriene McCoy, SVP, HR & CHRO, Baptist Health

Ray Schuler, Vice President, One Medical

Kristian Bouw, Chief Technology Officer, Cravety

Don Stenger, Manager, Strategic Talent Acquisition and Reporting, Fedex

Jair Espinoza,  Group Manager, Benefits, City of Miami


Constance Jones, News Anchor, NBC 6 News

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM
The East Wing What It Means to Lead in a Post-Covid Era (Fireside Chat)

Can bosses adapt to a new workplace and new rules of engagement? What does leadership development look like in this changing context? NBCUniversal’s Senior Vice President of HR for Telemundo and Latin America is leveraging her extensive experience to lead a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse team of professionals in a highly challenging time for HR professionals.

Ashaki Rucker, SVP, Human Resources, Telemundo Enterprises & Latin America


John Quelch, Dean, Vice Provost, and University Professor, Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami

04:45 PM - 04:50 PM
The East Wing Closing Remarks
04:50 PM - 05:30 PM
The East Wing Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Rubell Museum, a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art in a converted warehouse in Wynwood, Miami.