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Solutions, Strategy & Connection at HR's Most Powerful Summit
Samantha Khoury
VP, HR
Virtual
North America
October 3 - 7, 2022
Join North America’s Most Trusted HR Summit
For 15+ years, executives have found actionable strategy, new solutions, and their path to making a powerful impact at CONNECT.
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Hear from Industry Experts
Learn from thought leaders making waves in your industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet 1-on-1 with solution providers hand selected to meet your needs.
SHRM Recertification at Your Locale
Kick back in a cozy corner and access educational sessions for your SHRM credit recertification. Available live and on-demand.

Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

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"The staff was very good, responsive easy to work with, and very good follow-up. Felt like I received a personalized experience in my interactions. I appreciated the team's follow-up, responsiveness, and help in preparations."
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"I've been to an in-person conference and now a virtual one. I enjoyed the time spent and walked away with either new information to take back to my organization, or a new contact for potential partnership....or both!"
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Hear From Today’s Most Powerful Brands & Voices

Rob Chesnut
Former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer
Samantha Khoury
VP, HR
Paul Hevesy
Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness
Matt Nicolas
Director HR Administration
Amanda Felkey
Behavioral Economist
Devin Miller
Co- Founder of SecureSave
Suze Orman
Co-Founder of SecureSave
Sandy Cross
Chief People Officer
Greg Muccio
Director, Talent Acquisitions
Dhiraj Cherian
CFO
Dave DeFreitas
Group CFO (retired)
Jennifer Fisher
SVP of Sales
Steven Bushong
Former SVP of Marketing Operations
Larry Restieri
CEO

Get Rewarded with High End Swag

Since we can’t treat you to a lavish hotel and delicious dining digitally, we’ve designed a brilliant rewards system worthy of your time. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and earn your choice of amazing SWAG, including Apple products and charitable donations.

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It’s entirely up to you to whether to catch the premiere online or watch presentations on demand.
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Speakers:

Devin Miller
Co-Founder of SecureSave
Suze Orman
Co-Founder of SecureSave
Total Talent Acquisition

Speakers:

Greg Muccio
Director, Talent Acquisitions
The Beautiful Truth
Leading the inclusion and diversity strategy and practice for an organization is hard. It can be messy. It can be overwhelming. Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer of the PGA of America, has led that effort for seven years in an industry that historically was steeped in exclusion. She will share powerful insights gleaned along the way that can propel you on your inclusion journey.

Speakers:

Sandy Cross
Chief People Officer
Building a People Practice During a Pandemic!

A case study that will show how a people practice was designed and set up during the COVID-19 pandemic and reduction in budgets.

Speakers:

Tushar Pandit
Chief People Officer
Great Resiliency

In recent years, external events ranging from a global pandemic, social unrest and politics have infiltrated and impacted the workplace at a quickening pace. Organizations have had to quickly adapt to moving targets addressing safety concerns, regulatory changes and employee wellbeing. In 2021, the term “”Great Resignation”” was coined to account for mass levels of employees resigning their jobs. In response, many employers have felt the pressure to apply quick fixes to growing labor shortages. This session will explore talent strategy through the lens of organizational culture as a worthwhile approach to evaluate growing impact of environmental factors on today’s workplace.

Speakers:

Nikita McClain
Chief Culture Officer
Developing the Workforce: Enable Humans to Achieve Their Purpose

How to define, measure and enhance employee experience; Supporting collaboration, team bonding and problem-solving; Inspiring employees through democratised technology; Rethinking the traditional “workplace”

Speakers:

Tope Sadiku
Global Head of Digital Employee Experience
Communicate with Purpose: Save Time and Get More Done
Communication is the lifeblood of any organization. It’s foundational to the work culture you are building. Join this session to learn simple and effective tools that will help you create a culture of effective communication that empowers teams to get more done more every day.

Key Takeaways:

  • Digitalization of recruitment
  • Winning the war of talents
  • How to fix your internal recruiting

Speakers:

Paul Hevesy
Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness
Use EQ for Personal & Professional Leadership
Emotional Intelligence has been written and talked about by academics, psychologists, coaches and development professionals. Research has shown that one of the most critical differentiators for leaders and teams is their emotional intelligence. Few companies have formal programs to help their managers and teams develop their EI strengths and become truly amazing. This conversation will dive into this topic with practices and strategies to do just that.

Speakers:

Steven Bushong
Former SVP of Marketing Operations
What Can Corporate America Do to Retain Top Talent?
Please join the CEO at Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management, Larry Restieri in this thought-provoking Executive Interview where he will discuss retention trends triggered by the pandemic, and identify the main challenges in talent acquisition, retention, and management efforts that are impacting companies.

Speakers:

Larry Restieri
CEO
The Wizard of Oz Approach to Leadership and Navigating Challenging Situations
How many times have you wished you could click your heels three times and magically lead your team through challenging situations with ease and even fortitude? Well, now you can. Leveraging lessons from The Wizard of Oz, Jennifer Fisher, Senior Vice President of Sales at WorldStrides, shows you how to help your team adapt and pivot through uncertainty when stopping is not an option. You will learn how to help your teams develop adaptability and openness to diverse issues and thoughts and inspire your team to keep moving forward down the yellow brick road using compassion and a positive mindset.

Speakers:

Jennifer Fisher
SVP of Sales
Diversity in Finance
Dhiraj Cherian, CFO of Panasonic Automotive joins us with a wealth of knowledge and experience leading teams and forecasts with his superior record of deliverability in the face of performance and profitability challenges. He oversees the growth within the American automotive industry as well as driving business and innovation abroad. Join us in this executive interview as Dhiraj illustrates how diversity in global markets, as well as in your team, can navigate various social constructs and drive long-term goals and key alliances throughout your business.

Speakers:

Dhiraj Cherian
CFO
Empower Employees and Optimize Labor Efficiency Simultaneously with AI-Powered Workforce Management

Optimizing labor and attracting and retaining hourly employees is a challenge. Today’s hourly employees want schedule empowerment, modern communication tools, and earned wage access. Legion’s AI-powered workforce management (WFM) platform optimizes labor efficiency and enhances the employee experience simultaneously – at scale. Legion WFM delivers 13x ROI through schedule optimization, automated scheduling, reduced attrition, lower compliance risk, and increased productivity and efficiency. Legion delivers cutting-edge technology in an easy-to-use platform and mobile app that employees love.

Speakers:

Kristin Brennan
Vice President, Marketing
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Effective leadership is essential to a company’s success today and for years to come. It can engage employees in ways that can give your company a true competitive advantage. To unlock the power of effective leadership, we will look at the difference between being a manager vs. an effective leader, the keys to engaging your employees to achieve more than they thought possible, how you can develop the next generation of leaders for your company, and keys to you and your employees living a successful and rewarding life.

Speakers:

Dave DeFreitas
Group CFO (retired)

KEY THEMES

Talent Hiring, Retention and Management

Digital Transformation

Employee Experience: Beyond the Paycheck

Leadership Development & Strategic Planning

Organizational Effectiveness

Crisis Management & Organizational Resiliency

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Over 80% of the Fortune 500 Attends

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at 6 different networking events, including an off-site evening out.

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Inspiration, on Your Schedule

Customize the ideal summit experience to fit your busy schedule and connect from the comfort of your own home or office. All presentations are available to watch long after the event has ended.

Still Have Questions?

We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing CONNECT HR is underwritten by our sponsors, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Personal concierge and custom schedule
  • Access to all programming and speakers
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • One night luxury accommodations, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.
  • Spouses are welcome!

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select 10 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all HR functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CONNECT HR is the only event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT HR is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

Virtual Event Questions

CONNECT HR Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

  • All sessions and their recordings
  • 6 or 8 one-on-one meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • $300 or $500 in swag upon meeting completion

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select at least 6 best-fit solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes long and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a swag package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and all logistics are handled for you!

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Managers within all Finance functions.

Yes, but only for your one-on-one meetings which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The summit sessions do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CONNECT HR Virtual Summit is the only online event customized to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from industry veterans and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT HR is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

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