4 p.m. | Tuesday, August 28
Going Beyond the Surface of Employee Engagement: Exploring the Principles that Matter in Human Resources
Dr. Brad Shuck | Associate Professor, University of Louisville
Few ideas have generated more excitement with leaders than employee engagement. Everyone wants more of it, yet application, measurement, and practice—not to mention results—vary widely across our industry. What seems to be missing from the conversation is a fundamental understanding of the science behind the engagement phenomenon, as well as a deeper understanding around how the practice of engagement is deeply connected to outcomes that matter every day, including our personal and work lives. Using the latest decision-science, learn to focus on uncovering the psychology of employee engagement to build toward workplace conditions that promote happier, committed, and healthier employees at all levels. This evidence-based, yet informal and relaxed Keynote is designed for human resource professionals at all levels who hope to build a better place of work through sustainable, principle-based strategies – rather than prescribed, one-size fits all practices – that drive possibility and opportunity.
8:45 a.m. | Wednesday, August 29
Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof HR Against the Top Workforce Trends Transforming Tomorrow
Jack Uldrich | Global Futurist, Speaker, Author
Jack Uldrich is an acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author who is frequently asked, “What will the future of HR look like?” His response is, “Predictably unpredictable.” So how can you prepare for the unpredictable? The answer will surprise you. The key is embracing paradox: learning to unlearn, thinking about the unthinkable, recognizing failure as a key component of success, and understanding that an awareness of one’s ignorance is a key component of true wisdom.
Jack paints vivid pictures of what the world may look like in just a few short years and its many impacts on human resources. He provides an in-depth exploration of how the “Internet of Things”, “Big Data”, artificial intelligence, blockchain and “collaborative consumption” will change everything in the very near future, and what we can do now to get ready. Jack will provide upbeat, practical and actionable insights on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation, and change management in human resources.
12 p.m. | Thursday, August 30
Leading a Life of IMPACT
Annie Meehan | Professional Speaker
Our words, actions and personal stories are powerful and impactful. Life will reflect back to us what we create. Is your powerful, impactful life one of intention or one of default? In her make-it-happen message, Annie teaches about being purpose-driven, intentional and adaptable to change with an easy 6-point format.
Intentional Living – Setting your intention in the morning
Make it Happen – It isn’t magic
Purpose – Finding your WHY
Adaptability – Dealing with change
Commitment – Staying the course
Tools – What’s in your toolbox?
You will learn practical steps for re-focusing and re-writing their personal stories in order to live in ways that make a positive impact.