Atlanta 2022

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Listening to What Workers Want

Our one-day conference at the Georgia Aquarium will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, talent acquisition, diversity, employee engagement, and benefits for an engaging, up-to-the-minute conversation about how employers can build stronger bonds of trust and connection with their workers and their communities. The urgent topics will include the importance of offering career paths, developing diversity in leadership, balancing productivity with well-being, supporting working parents, and encouraging employees in community work.


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.


Lori George Billingsley

The Coca-Cola Company

Carol Henderson

Emory University

Antonio Robinson

Carters Inc

Julia Levy


Jeri Hawthorne


Vicki Cansler

Piedmont Healthcare

Pam Pujo


Lynette Bell

Truist Foundation

David Adamson

Arc Fertility

Teri Hassell

Sysco Corp.

Barry Mattson

Rise Against Hunger

Maya Lawrence

Alliance Theatre

Jennifer Reimert


Jessica Welch

BBDO Atlanta

April King


Davida Rivens

E4E Relief

Guy Assad


Wendy Whittington




Conscious Coaching: Getting in Touch With the Emotional Factors

Insightful leaders recognize that coaching is not just about strategies and tactics, but about the employee's mindset, well-being, and resilience. Without getting into psychotherapy, how can coaching be applied in a more holistic way, giving more personalized guidance? Can this approach bring benefits for the whole organization, including a greater sense of inclusion and engagement?

Is Your Company Attractive to a Diverse Workforce?

In this labor market, workers are picking you as much as you're picking them. 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 allure? Instead of looking for a "culture fit" in new employees, how can companies make their workplace better-suited to diversity?

Getting Jobs and Careers Back on Track After the Pandemic

Millions of working moms left the workforce to take care of their children during the pandemic–and many have yet to return. In a tight labor market, their skills are in demand–and employers are responding with returnship programs and other measures to help working moms overcome the obstacles to resuming their careers. What kinds of employer support are needed to accelerate the process, including child care, family health benefits, support systems, and other measures that can accelerate the process?

Recruiting and Retaining Workers Through Social Impact

Employees, especially younger ones, care more than ever about issues like social justice and climate change. How can employers listen better to those concerns and reflect workers' values in corporate policies, volunteer programs, and philanthropic work that translates into genuine impact?

The Benefits That Employees Want to See Enhanced in 2022

After enduring multiple crises over the past two years, workers have raised and realigned their expectations about employee benefits. Which have been the most popular–from mental-health programs to student-loan relief–as well as financially viable for employers to add? How have companies integrated new offerings into a worker-friendly menu of standard benefits and optional ones?

How to Make Reskilling Part of a Corporate Culture of Learning

Employers who make reskilling a continuous part of their culture can cost-effectively develop the talent they need, as well as enhance their employer brand. How can companies best identify the employees who can make that shift? What are the most effective new educational techniques, which put an emphasis on active learning? How can corporate leaders promote a mindset of continuous learning and curiosity?


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