Workers and the Corporate Values Revolution

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Our one-day conference at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 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 Our Title Sponsor, 15Five


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Cowell Theater Hallway Breakfast
09:25 AM - 09:30 AM
Cowell Theater Opening Remarks
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Cowell Theater A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Jon Greenawalt, SVP, Customer Transformation, 15Five.

09:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Cowell Theater Building a Team Sparked by Worker Potential and Curiosity (Fireside Chat)

The chief people officer for a digital-storage giant will illuminate how the company competes in the competitive market for tech workers by helping them envision their careers and realizing them, all while creating a team of different perspectives.


Christine Bastian, EVP and Chief People Officer, Western Digital


Justine Waldman, Anchor and Reporter, KRON-TV

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Cowell Theater Hallway Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Firehouse How to Recognize and Reward Your People with Meaning (Workshop)

For organizations that want to retain top talent, the race is on to prioritize the things employees truly care about. Connection is one of those things. Your people want to feel like they belong, and that they’re part of a greater whole. But recent Blueboard research revealed stark gaps when it comes to employees’ connection to their companies, including disconnection to company values as well as teammates. Join us for a conversation about how you can identify and close connection gaps at your organization through effective, meaningful employee recognition.

Alicia Cafarelli, VP of Client Experience, Blueboard

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Cowell Theater Making Your Company a Magnet for a Diverse Workforce (Panel)

More than ever, workers are attracted to inclusive, diverse company cultures. How can companies make diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a foundation of the hiring process and the corporate culture? What are the most effective ways to stay accountable and follow through on commitments to DEI?


Antoinette Hamilton, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Lam Research

Miriam Warren, Chief Diversity Officer, Yelp

Komal Chokshi, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Principal Counsel, UC Legal, University of California

Heather Sheldon, CSR and Employee Engagement Senior Account Executive, Blackbaud

Caitlyn Metteer, Director of Recruiting, Lever


Spencer Whitney, Digital Editor, KQED, the NPR and PBS member station for Northern California

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM
Cowell Theater The Rise of The Modern Manager (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Research shows that workers are seeking better opportunities, greater flexibility, and to work for organizations that help them grow and develop their careers. But many organizational leaders have been slow to adapt, struggling to lead their teams effectively by relying on yesterday’s skillset. Managing an evolved workforce requires a different and a more nuanced set of skills, as well as a more adaptive approach to accelerate the development and application of those skills. 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

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
Firehouse Why the Work of Psychological Safety Begins With You (Workshop)

Creating a healthy working environment calls for a dose of the classic prescription of “physician, heal thyself.” Self-awareness is necessary if we expect to cultivate it within our teams and organizations. Leaderology founder and CEO  Marissa Waldman will tell the real-life story about her experience at a company that lacked such safety–and the events that inspired her to draw the line. She’ll illuminate the psychological-safety measures to which she committed when founding her own company, and the customizable blueprint that HR leaders can implement in their corporate cultures.

Marissa Waldman, Founder and CEO, Leaderology

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
Gallery 308 Lunch
11:50 AM - 12:40 PM
Firehouse Food Truck
12:40 PM - 01:25 PM
Room C230 Great Work Cultures Are Built From the People Up (Workshop)

HR teams today are faced with a growing set of challenges set against a headwind of economic uncertainty. Companies are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst by scrutinizing the ROI of all programs and initiatives, including benefits to attract and retain talent. While the game is changing fast for HR, the fundamentals remain solid. To stay ahead of the curve, HR leaders must go back to basics and create an employee experience that starts with the employee, addressing their needs for safety, growth, and a learning mindset.

Rebecca Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, GoCoach

12:40 PM - 01:25 PM
Room C210 Translating Corporate Values Into Employee Skills (Workshop)

For decades, businesses have promoted their corporate values on websites, S-1 filings, and policy statements as rules to memorize and follow. Yet they’ve never approached these values as core job skills to measure, develop, and improve. Given our changing demographics and social values, it’s time to turn our values into skills. Join us as we show how to go from raising awareness and memorizing rules to developing skills–so that leaders and employees are set up for success in demonstrating corporate values.

Janine Yancey, CEO, Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins, President, Emtrain

12:40 PM - 01:25 PM
Room C235 Why Well-Being Feedback Matters More Than Ever (Workshop)

The risk of worker burnout is running high, posting a threat to employee retention, engagement and, most directly, their health and well-being. In this interactive workshop, you will take on the role of the chief people officer for a global software company. You’ll be tasked with improving the health and well-being of your 5,000 employees. A scenario will be presented in which you have to decide on one of three choices, judging which will have the most positive impact on employees. The bookend to this workshop with be a presentation of the latest data from Workday Peakon Employee Voice’s latest Heartbeat Report about burnout risk, derived from more than 245 million employee-survey responses worldwide.

Matt Orozco, Senior Global Sales Delivery Experience Manager, Workday

01:35 PM - 01:40 PM
Cowell Theater Panel Session Introduction


Andrew Holm, Sales Trainer and Leader, Saltalk

01:40 PM - 02:20 PM
Cowell Theater How Employers Can Help Workers Find Strengths to Take on New Roles (Panel)

Employers who support workers in developing strengths beyond their functional areas will prepare them for new roles in other parts of the company. How can companies make this process part of their culture, which can cost-effectively develop the talent they need, as well as enhance their employer brand? How can they best identify the employees who can make that shift? And what are the most effective new educational techniques, which put an emphasis on active learning?


Shveta Miglani, PhD, Head of Global Learning and Development, Micron Technology

Molly Delaney, Head of Insights and Experiences at X, the Moonshot Factory, a Google division

Tom Griffiths, CEO and Co-Founder, Hone

Evan Graner, VP, Employee Experience, Edelman

Tyana Owings, Director of People, Cloverleaf


Esther Kaplan, Deputy Editor, Investigations, Insider

02:25 PM - 02:45 PM
Cowell Theater Four Ways to Get Employees to Engage and Participate in Your HR Programs in 2022 (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Your employees are tuning you out! Learn how to cut through the noise and get employees to actually take action. Ever wondered why participation rates in your HR programs remain low? It’s not because people aren’t interested, it’s that the shift to hybrid and remote work has led to higher rates of burnout than ever before. Employees are being bombarded with notifications, event reminders, emails, and to-do lists. Who can keep up? It’s time to rethink the way we ask employees to engage with HR programs. Enboarder surveyed more than 2,000 people globally to understand why employees aren’t participating in HR programs these days, and asked them what it would take to actually get them to take action. The answers may surprise you.

Matt Frank, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Enboarder

02:45 PM - 03:10 PM
Cowell Theater Coffee Break
03:10 PM - 03:50 PM
Cowell Theater 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?


Skye King, SVP of Resilience and Social Change, Ogilvy

Rebecca Dishotsky, Head of Global Employee Communications, Senior Director, eBay

Chad Nico Hiu, SVP of Strategy, Equity and Impact, YMCA of San Francisco

Stephanie Denton, People Operations Lead, Northstar

Davida Rivens, VP and Director of Product Management and Sales, E4E Relief


Scott Thurm, Senior Editor, The Information

03:55 PM - 04:15 PM
Cowell Theater Burnout-Proof Your Culture to Better Performance (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Two years into the pandemic, what has the workplace revolution revealed? Supporting all of your employees at every level is essential, now more than ever. People leaders have witnessed firsthand the need to pivot to meet the challenge of increased employee burnout and attrition in light of the constant changes impacting our world of work. Hear from Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president of Bravely, on how to support your employees by equipping them with the right tools and resources, and why providing individual support with compassionate coaching is key to driving employee engagement and retention.

Sarah Sheehan, CEO, Bravely

04:20 PM - 04:45 PM
Cowell Theater Taking a Winning Approach to Leading People and Culture (Fireside Chat)

While the superstars get the spotlight, the Golden State Warriors have nearly 3,000 other employees who make the championship experience come together. The leader of its people operations tells about hiring hundreds of employees for the team’s new home, meeting their needs in times of crisis, and keeping diversity and inclusion at the heart of the business.


Erin Dangerfield, SVP, People and Culture, Golden State Warriors


Michal Lev-Ram, Editor-at-Large, Fortune, and Editorial Director, Fortune Live Media

09:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Firehouse How Corporate Spending Can Have an Impact for Good (Fireside Chat)

A conversation with the executive who influences how the Kaiser Permanente health system spends billions of dollars on goods and services with an ambitious goal of positive community impact, as well as care for the planet


Ije-Enu Udeze Nwosu, VP of Market Operations, Performance and Impact, Kaiser Permanente


Ken Howe, Co-Managing Editor, San Francisco Examiner

04:45 PM - 04:50 PM
Cowell Theater A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Jon Greenawalt, SVP, Customer Transformation, 15Five

04:50 PM - 04:55 PM
Cowell Theater Closing Remarks
04:55 PM - 05:30 PM
Cowell Theater Hallway Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, a 13-acre complex of renovated military buildings on the waterfront.