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HR Tomorrow’s Second Silver Sponsor: Best Buy

We are extremely grateful for our silver sponsor, Best Buy, and their support of the upcoming HR Tomorrow conference! Charlie Montreuil, SVP of Human Resources at Best Buy, shares a bit about the company: “At Best Buy, our purpose is to enrich lives through technology. We do that by leveraging our unique combination of tech expertise and human touch to meet our customers’ everyday needs, whether they come to us online, visit our stores or invite us into their homes. We have more than 1,000 stores and approximately 100,000 employees in the United States and Canada.”

We’re looking forward to a great conference, made possible by Best Buy’s support!

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Join Us For Mentor Monday: April 19 at 12:00 PM CST

Our final 2020-2021 “Mentor Monday” virtual speaker series will be held on Monday, April 19 at 12:00 noon CT, on the topic Does Mentoring Matter? Mentoring is a concept used in corporations now for many decades. Do you have a mentor to succeed? Are you qualified to be a mentor? Will your career grow faster with the help of a mentor? Come join Jennifer Reilly (CSOM MAIR/HR ’97, SVP CHRO MKS Instruments) for a discussion on mentoring, the value, the opportunity and the possibilities. Join us via Zoom.

Jennifer Reilly joined MKS Instruments in August of 2019 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Reilly has over twenty-five years of experience in Human Resources. Prior to joining MKS Instruments, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Danaher Life Sciences Platform, a $6.5 billion division of the Danaher Corporation. Previously, Ms. Reilly was the Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Danaher’s Radiometer Operating Company and resided in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to joining Danaher, Ms. Reilly spent almost 20 years in the CPG/Food industry with both the Hershey Company and General Mills in various global leadership roles of increasing responsibility within Human Resources. Additionally, Ms. Reilly has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Olaf College.

This will conclude our first annual Mentor Monday session series. To view recordings of our prior speakers, visit our CHRLS Alumni Association page under the 2020-2021 Alumni Mentorship Program tab.

Email HRMentor@umn.edu with any questions!

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2021 HR Tomorrow Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Part Two

Attendees of the upcoming HR Tomorrow virtual conference will have the opportunity to choose which presentations they experience during breakout sessions. The afternoon breakout sessions focus on working toward Equitable Outcomes in the workplace (#DEI). The second afternoon breakout session occurs from 2:15-3:15 pm CST and features the following engaging presentations:

  • Karla Parra, Leadership and Transitions Coach for Vida Canvas Life and Career Coaching, will present, “Non-obvious Inclusive Language and its Impact in the Workplace.” This talk will explore how team leaders can develop and apply non-obvious inclusive language skills to build inspired, thriving teams.
  • Anika V. Ward, Founder and Principal of Sankofa Leadership Network, will present “Leading for Good: Become a Critical Partner Advancing EDI in Your Institution.” In this session, discuss the critical role the HR partner plays as key internal thought partner, influencer and strategist for equity.

Visit the HR Tomorrow website for more information and to register today!

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2021 HR Tomorrow Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Part One

Attendees of the upcoming HR Tomorrow virtual conference will have the opportunity to choose which presentations they experience during breakout sessions. The afternoon breakout sessions focus on working toward Equitable Outcomes in the workplace (#DEI). The first afternoon breakout session occurs from 1:00-2:00 pm CST and features three stimulating speaker presentations:

  • Nick Alm, Executive Director at Mossier, will present “LGBTQ Self-Identification: Challenges & Opportunities.” Historically, businesses have avoided asking for information about sexual orientation and gender identity but Mossier’s discussion will focus on the benefits of asking LGBTQ employees and candidates to self-identify (self-ID) their LGBTQ status.
  • Mark Irvin, Chief Inclusion, Diversity and Talent Officer at Best Buy, will present “Painting the Extra-Ordinary.” This session will be a snapshot of how Best Buy is creating a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • Valerie Klitzke, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for MN Department of Veterans Affairs, will present “Using Lived Experiences to Move Toward Equity.” She’ll discuss her lived experiences as a female combat Veteran and DEI director and tips/tricks when striving for equity.

Visit the HR Tomorrow website for more information and to register today!

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Grateful for our Bronze Sponsors for the 2021 HR Tomorrow Conference (Pt 2)

We would like to say a a huge thank you to the second half of our bronze sponsors for the 2021 HR Tomorrow Conference! This includes the companies nVent, Polaris, Salo, ServiceNow, and UnitedHealth Group. We are looking forward to another outstanding conference made possible by these companies’ support!

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2021 HR Tomorrow’s Morning Breakout Sessions: Part Two

Attendees of the upcoming HR Tomorrow virtual conference will have the opportunity to choose which presentations they experience during breakout sessions. The morning breakout sessions focus on learnings from Covid-19 (#workdifferent). The second breakout session occurs from 9:45-10:45 CST and features three engaging presentations with great speakers:

  • Alex Smith, Chief HR Officer for the City of Memphis, will present “From 2.5 to 3.5: City of Memphis’ Journey from going Unnoticed to the Cover of a Magazine.”  In particular, this session will detail how key talent management, total rewards and diversity and inclusion strategies can work together to drive change in employee engagement, innovation and leadership.
  • Julie Sexton, SVP and Chief HR Officer, and Katie Hines, Manager of Learning and Development at Land O’ Lakes, will present A Flipped Learning Implementation: What COVID Taught Us.” Hear about how Land O’Lakes pivoted its strategy, adapted to a new way of work and delivered content that was engaging and impactful to hundreds of leaders across the enterprise after COVID hit.
  • Ryan Dunn, Co-Founder and Chief Talent Officer of i4CP, and Kevin Wilde, Executive Leadership Fellow at Carlson School of Management, will present “Leadership Redefined: When we are faced with disruption, we are also faced with opportunity.” This session will reveal i4CP’s study of 2020 leadership, highlighting what the best did well and what will propel leadership in 2021 and beyond. 

Visit the HR Tomorrow website for more information and to register today!

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Thank You to Our Bronze Sponsors for the 2021 HR Tomorrow Conference (Pt 1)

We are so appreciative of our sponsors for the 2021 HR Tomorrow Conference, some of which include Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, Bristol Myers Squibb, C.H. Robinson, and General Mills. We are looking forward to another outstanding conference made possible by these companies’ support!

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2021 HR Tomorrow’s Morning Breakout Sessions: Part One

Attendees during the upcoming HR Tomorrow virtual conference will have the opportunity to choose which presentations they experience during breakout sessions. The morning breakout sessions focus on learnings from Covid-19 (#workdifferent). The first breakout session occurs from 8:35-9:30 CST and features two stimulating presentations with great speakers:

  • Jen Stone, VP HR Global Functions, Matt Walter, VP HR Global Operations and Supply Chain, Christy Blake, VP HR Cranial and Spinal Technologies, Emily Boarman, HR Director Employee Experience, and Keith LaPointe, VP HR Shared Services, for Medtronic Inc., will present “Discovering the Future of Work,” discussing Medtronic’s process of doing so, and emphasizing how employees drive the expectations of the work experience.
  • David Cambronne, HR Consulting Leader and SVP at Wells Fargo, and Jill Hauwiller, President and Principal Consultant for Leadership Refinery, will present “Productivity and Wellness in a Pandemic,” an interactive webinar on how we can successfully manage our personal productivity and well-being in the midst of a pandemic.

Visit the HR Tomorrow website for more information and to register today!

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Introducing HR Tomorrow’s Keynote Speaker Heidi Capozzi

We are excited to announce Heidi Capozzi as our keynote speaker for the 2021 HR Tomorrow! Heidi Capozzi is Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer at McDonald’s, where she oversees the company’s global human resources operations. In this role she leads Corporate Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Total Rewards and Talent Management, among other areas. Capozzi most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Chicago-based Boeing Company where she led initiatives for 160,000 employees across a $76 billion global enterprise. Since 2016, Capozzi has overseen Boeing’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Under her guidance Boeing reimagined their HR model and transformed talent development and mobility system wide. Capozzi previously served as Boeing’s Vice President of Talent & Leadership, where she was responsible for identifying and developing emerging leadership talent as well as running the company’s leadership center in St. Louis. She held prior positions as director of Human Resources for the Airplane Programs division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and director of Human Resources for the Surveillance and Engagement division of Boeing Military Aircraft. Capozzi is a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Midtown Educational Foundation and the Human Resources Policy Association. She also is a member of the Rework America Task Force—a coalition of business, academic and policy leaders working to foster a 21st Century, skills-based labor market. Capozzi holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in political science and East Asian studies and earned a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.

Check out the HR Tomorrow website for more information and to register now, so you can hear Heidi Capozzi’s outstanding keynote address!

#HRReimagined #DEI #workdifferent

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