Rediscovering Community Amidst Changing Corporate Values

In an environment of constant workplace change, how can employers create a consistent community that builds enduring bonds of trust with workers? Our one-day live conference 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 on topics such as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents.


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, SkillCycle


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Indian Ocean Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Pacific Ocean Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Pacific Ocean A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Kristy McCann, CEO, SkillCycle

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Pacific Ocean Preparing the Students of Today to Lead the Fortune 500 Tomorrow (Fireside Chat)

The head of one of America’s renowned HBCUs illuminates the qualities of education needed for the corporate world’s diverse and dynamic C-suite


Helene Gayle, M.D., President, Spelman College


Leroy Chapman, Managing Editor, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Pacific Ocean Staying Ahead of the Competencies and Skills You’ll Need in Your Workers (Panel)

In developing a workforce, skills aren’t always easy to assess, especially ones that will be needed in the future. Employers will need better ways to measure competencies, find the gaps in skills, and make informed decisions on the costs and benefits of their investments in teaching new skills. How can employers use people analytics in predictive yet ethical ways to make the most of their human capital?


Debbie Morris, Sr. Director, Global Talent Management, Newell Brands

Jodi Weintraub, Global Chief People Officer, GroupM Nexus

Chris Bartlett, VP of People and Culture, UPS

Gregory Gary, Senior Director of Business Development, Broadleaf

Katie Hall, Founder & CEO, Claira


Carrie Teegardin, Investigative Reporter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Pacific Ocean How Can You Manage Human Capital If You’re Not Developing It First? (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

The systems we have in place today to manage our people were built the wrong way, slowly over time, and have become unmanageable. And the AI-reliant systems flooding the marketplace today that promise to simplify our lives as HR leaders are only amplifying the core problems even more. Our core issue is that we’ve been incentivizing work-life success backward for decades, leading with the end goal of performance management and not with data and development to drive performance outcomes. To fix this mess, we must address the root cause and develop talent before managing it. We must prioritize human capital development to truly manage human capital.

Kristy McCann, CEO, SkillCycle

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
Indian Ocean Coffee Break
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Atlantic Ocean Rebuilding Teams Amid Recession, Resignations, and Remote Work (Workshop)

Have you been rocked by economic pressures over the past few months? Has your team been reduced and redirected? Are resignations ripping away your reliable winners and innovators? Still struggling to create engagement with remote workers? It’s time to rebuild. It’s time for teams to rebuild their cadence, for managers to rebuild their connections with team members, and individuals to rebuild their own vision for what’s next. In this interactive session, you’ll experience an exercise that managers can use to rebuild connections with individuals on their team, and then develop an alignment to team mission.

Anna Robinson, CEO & Founder, Ceresa

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Arctic Ocean The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging (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

12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Indian Ocean Lunch
01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Atlantic Ocean Tenure Myths and Productivity Gifts: Maximizing Your Reward and Recognition Investment to Ensure You and Your People Feel the Value (Workshop)

As business and HR leaders adjust to the world of hybrid work and strive to ensure that employees are connected and engaged, companies need to explore new and unique ways to reward and recognize their people. Reward and recognition play an increasingly important role in strengthening culture, highlighting positive behavior, empowering leaders to drive tangible results and attracting and retaining the best staff. George Dixon of Reward Gateway will lead an interactive workshop on how to determine whether you and your employees are getting what you want from your R&R program–and ways to maximize its overall value.

George Dixon, Director of Consultancy, Reward Gateway

01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Arctic Ocean How Organizations Fuel Their People to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace (Workshop)

We’ve all experienced it: reactivity pervades our daily effort to meet demands that outpace our capacity. Before long, the result can be stress, burnout, and job turnover. Yet by focusing on worker well-being from a sustainability perspective, employers can boost energy across a workforce, escaping the relentless time crunch as well as boosting resilience, inspiring our teams and engaging workers at all levels. In this session participants will learn the three principles of an energy-inspired sustainable organization and the steps to become one.

Andrew Deutscher, Founder, President, Regenerate

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
Pacific Ocean Women on the Path to Leadership: Making It a Purposeful Journey from the Start (Fireside Chat)

A top executive at Coca-Cola explores how she grew into her role, the value of global experiences, and how women in management can deal with the almost universal occurrence of imposter syndrome.


Joanna Price, SVP, Chief of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, the Coca-Cola Company


Nicole Smith, Editorial Audience Director, Harvard Business Review

02:25 PM - 03:05 PM
Pacific Ocean Making Health and Well-Being a Core Value at Work–for Real (Panel)

Most employers now say they support a whole-life approach to employee well-being. Yet it’s just lip service if the culture doesn’t allow workers to take PTO, sabbaticals, and other breaks without fear for their standing and career advancement. What can management do to truly embolden employees to build time and personal activities into their lives for well-being, whether it’s scheduled or spontaneous?


Ted Kezios, Vice President, HR Global Benefits, Cisco Systems

Michael Jones, Vice President, HR, Ricoh

Ivory Harris, Global Chief HR Officer, AGCO Corp.

Karen Fikse, Senior Director, HR, Cummins Inc.

David Malmborg, Vice President of Marketing & Community, Nivati


Alexis Hauk, Journalist and Associate Director of Communications, Heart and Vascular Center, Emory University

03:05 PM - 03:25 PM
Indian Ocean Coffee Break
03:30 PM - 03:50 PM
Pacific Ocean Building Culture for the Changing World of Work (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Companies need to be flexible amid changes in the world of work–and need to understand why culture is so important. For some in the business world, culture is just something fluffy you talk about rather than a reality. That’s why the HR platform HiBob was founded. In the past seven years, HiBob has worked and interacted with businesses around the globe to have conversations with C-level executives, chief people officers, employees, and line managers in an effort to understand where the market is headed and the evolving relationship between employers and employees. One observation has become clear: We are facing a fascinating change in the way people work.

Mike Kaupe, Global Director of Sales Engineering, HiBob

03:55 PM - 04:35 PM
Pacific Ocean Developing Leaders in a Thoroughly Inclusive Way (Panel)

While corporate America has made progress in diversity, the leadership ranks need more diverse representation. What have been the obstacles to promoting the careers of marginalized workers? How can employers take stock of the culture of advancement in their organizations and establish new habits that can bring tangible change in their upper ranks?


Grady Tripp, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Tegna

Jackie Parker, SVP, Talent Management & Chief Diversity Officer, Global Payments

Karen Viera, SVP, Global Chief People Officer, Church’s Texas Chicken

Anna Robinson, CEO & Founder, Ceresa

Sara Fatima, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Verifone


Ernie Suggs, Race and Culture Reporter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

04:40 PM - 05:00 PM
Pacific Ocean How One Company Makes Timeless Values Relevant in the Modern Work Environment (Fireside Chat)

The insurance icon Aflac, nearly seven decades old, has long made strong connections between employee wellness, engagement, and diversity. The company’s chief people officer casts light on how it updates those values in an era of hybrid work, economic uncertainty, and worker restlessness.


Jeri Hawthorne, Chief HR Officer, Aflac


Kelly Yamanouchi, Reporter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

05:00 PM - 05:05 PM
Pacific Ocean A Word From Our Title Sponsor

Kristy McCann, CEO, SkillCycle

05:05 PM - 05:10 PM
Pacific Ocean Closing Remarks
05:10 PM - 05:45 PM
Indian Ocean Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga., which is home to hundreds of species and thousands of animals.