Dec Virtual Conference

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The Future of Work in an Era of Rapid Change

The way we work has changed at a breakneck pace, but not always as we imagined it would. How is transformation unfolding in surprising ways? Will AI and other technologies replace human workers–or empower them? What new ways will human talent be discovered, developed, and deployed? What will people value in their work in terms of tangible and psychic rewards?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


Annalisa Esposito Bluhm

General Motors

Charlie Warzel


Anne Helen Petersen


Sheela Subramanian


Alisia McClain

Microsoft Future of Work Initiative

Montserrat Salvany-Ferrer

T-Systems International

Alan Morales


Raisa Bruner


Rich Jacquet


Janine Yancey


Odessa Jenkins


Dave Landa


Cynthia Stuckey


Lydia Dishman

Fast Company

Sarah Sheehan


Bryan Walsh


Rach SebellShavit


Ernest Paskey


Suzanne Courtney


Cindy Alisesky


Laura Chapin


David Bator


Britt Provost


Donovan Campbell


Gary Batara


Gabriela Mauch


Jason Cerrato


Paige McInerney

Penguin Random House

Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza

Independent Journalist



12:00 PM - 12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

Opening Remarks – Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One & Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

Opening Fireside Chat


Anne Helen Petersen, author of the acclaimed books Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation and forthcoming Out of Office 

Charlie Warzel, writer, "Galaxy Brain" newsletter (Substack) and writer-at-large for the New York Times, and author of Out of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home 


Bryan Walsh, future correspondent - Axios

12:55 PM - 01:00 PM

Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

AI in HR: How Talent Intelligence Can Help Uncover Hidden Talent (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

AI is being used to evolve talent acquisition and talent management to support the future of work, while also helping organizations operate in a very competitive and challenging talent environment. Organizations are exploring the use of automation, personalization, talent adjacencies, and dynamic skills to support improved experiences, diversity outreach, and organizational agility.

Join this session to gain a unique perspective from an experienced talent leader and former leading HR analyst, Jason Cerrato. You'll learn about the capabilities and use cases for AI in HR, evolving talent practices today, and how forward-looking organizations are adopting talent intelligence to address the challenges they are facing.

Jason Cerrato, sr. director, product marketing, Eightfold

01:20 PM - 01:25 PM

Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

01:25 PM - 02:05 PM

The Great Retention: How Companies Can Intensify Employee Loyalty (Panel)

The wake-up call of the Great Resignation inspired employers to be more curious and empathetic about what workers need and want from them. What were the biggest lessons they learned about what ties workers to their companies? What are the best innovations born of the competition to hire and retain workers in a hotly competitive labor market, from benefits to career development?


Montserrat Salvany-Ferrer, VP of human resources (North America), T-Systems

Paige McInerney, EVP, director of human resources, Penguin Random House

Sheela Subramanian, VP, Future Forum, Slack

Sarah Sheehan, co-founder & CCO, Bravely

Gabriela Mauch, head of productivity lab, ActivTrak


Lydia Dishman, staff editor - Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM

Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One

02:10 PM - 02:30 PM

Building a Dynamic Skills Strategy: How Upskilling and Reskilling Can Drive Engagement and Retention (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

During these unpredictable times for employees and employers, it's become clear that traditional paths of engagement and enablement are shifting.  Join this discussion to hear how evolving your corporate learning program to be skills-first can drive employee retention, engagement, create access to non-traditional talent pools, and improve your bottom line.

Rich Jacquet, Chief People Office, Coursera

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM

Workshop Intro I - Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM

The Future of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace (Workshop)

Spurred by the rapid change of the pandemic and shift to working remotely, learn how garten’s pioneering the workplace wellbeing movement, including how they take care of their own employee’s wellbeing in a very unique way. As Gallup aptly quotes, “We are surely entering a new era in which corporate wellbeing and mental health support are no longer perks or status symbols–they are simply the requirements for doing business.”

Gary Batara, vp marketing, Garten

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM

Developing Leaders for the Future of Work (Workshop)

Nearly everything about how we work, where we work and what we expect from work is in flux. Your organization’s success depends on the ability of your people leaders to inspire and empower their teams in new ways. Our data shows that 88% of companies know their managers need some help developing the skills to lead hybrid teams and remote employees. Join us to learn the leadership skills people managers need in the changing world and how to develop them in your people to boost manager confidence, ensure employee engagement and support workforce wellbeing.

Ernie Paskey, Practice Leader for North America, Aon

Suzanne Courtney, director of global strategic growth, Aon

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM

The Future of Work is About the "How,” not the “What” of Work (Workshop)

We are at an inflection point and employees moving forward will care more about the "How" than the "What" of work. In the past, we've seen workers unite to strike for increased wages and better working conditions. We're seeing something similar happen today. Employees are actively pushing back on employers and demanding progress on DEIB, company support of social justice issues, and increased respect for employees as reflected in more flexible work schedules, hybrid workplaces, and more.

Join us as we discuss how to use a new organizational framework of social capital theory to identify and measure the pro-social behaviors that employees are increasingly demanding to see moving forward.

Janine Yancey, founder and CEO, Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins, president, Emtrain

03:20 PM - 03:25 PM

Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

03:25 PM - 03:45 PM

Using Skills to Shape the Future of the Workforce (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

What skills will your people need to succeed in 2022 and beyond? When the future seems unpredictable, preparation is key. Explore recent research and expert perspectives that can help you prioritize and strategize your L&D plans. Get answers to big questions about what’s to come for L&D, including:

What skills will be required?
What forces will have the most impact?
Who will lead the people-first strategy?

Cynthia Stuckey, VP of Consulting Services, Degreed

03:45 PM - 03:50 PM

Workshop II Intro - Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One

03:50 PM - 04:35 PM

Coaching as a Key Lever in Your Employee Experience Strategy (Workshop)

In the face of so much change and high demand for talent, employee experience matters more than ever for attracting and retaining your people. In this session, we'll discuss what employee experience is, why it matters, and how high quality, scalable coaching can act as a key lever in your employee experience strategy.

Laura Chapin, senior solution partner, behavioral science & coaching lab, CoachHub

03:50 PM - 04:35 PM

Mental Health Wellness: How Employers can Evolve with Employee Expectations (Workshop)

Join this session to understand the mental health challenges employees face and the expectations your people and prospective employees have for their employer. Discover how HR leaders can adapt to our evolving environment and recognize why mental health support is intrinsically linked to primary care. We’ll examine what steps employers can take to address:

- How to build a new mindset to address a changed world — and workplace
- What employers can do to help destigmatize mental health issues
- Why a collaborative care model that uses a holistic approach is necessary

Britt Provost, Executive Vice President of People and Culture, Accolade

Donovan Campbell, General Manager, Accolade

03:50 PM - 04:35 PM

Listen Up: How employee feedback fosters cultures of belonging (Workshop)

The last two years have served as a reminder that while our employees may be out of sight, they can never be out of mind and they must always be heard.

In this interactive session, Achievers VP of Client Strategy David Bator will explore the importance employee feedback has in fostering cultures of connection and belonging.

David will share:

-Research from Achievers Workforce Institute on why feedback matters

-The Four Types of Feedback - and when to use them

-A “peek behind the firewall” at customer case studies

David Bator, VP marketing & customer, Achievers

04:35 PM - 04:40 PM

Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

04:40 PM - 05:20 PM

Promoting a Better Dialogue Between Workers and Bosses (Panel)

A company is not a democracy, but businesses do better when they encourage their employees to speak up, even when it creates friction with the old ways of doing things. What are the benefits and risks of promoting more back-and-forth? How can companies establish the psychological safety for workers to bring up their challenging questions and bold ideas? What should be the guidelines for keeping the conversation civil and constructive, especially when it comes to social issues?


Annalisa Esposito Bluhm, head of executive and global strategic corporate communications, General Motors

Cindy Alisesky, VP of HR transformation, GSK

Alisia McClain, executive director, Microsoft Future of Work Initiative

Dave Landa, CEO, Kintone

Rach SebellShavit, VP of coaching impact, AceUp

05:20 PM - 05:25 PM

Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One

05:25 PM - 05:45 PM

Closing Fireside Chat


Alan Morales, VP, head of transformative change for future, Prudential


Raisa Bruner, staff writer, TIME

05:45 PM - 05:50 PM

Closing Remarks – Steve Koepp, Co-Founder, From Day One