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Friday April 27, 2018
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Jennifer Brown
Morning Keynote

The Power of Difference:
How Diversity and Inclusion will Drive Next Generation Workplaces

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Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, USMC (Ret.)
Afternoon Keynote

Crisis Leadership and HR Decision Making: How to Be Your Best When the Worst Happens.

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Breakout Sessions

We will be hosting 6 breakout sessions so you can select from many different topics to find those that suit you best.

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CEO Panel

Join our CEO Panel as we discuss this year's topic:

Re-Defining & Re-Aligning HR Leadership

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Conference Program

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Time Description
7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

HR Solutions Gallery & Networking
8:00 - 8:30 AM Conference Opening Remarks
8:30 - 9:30 AM Morning General Session: Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Brown Consulting - The Power of Difference: How Diversity and Inclusion will Drive Next Generation Workplaces
9:30 - 10:00 AM HR Solutions Gallery & Networking
10:00 - 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
A-1, 3 Trends Poised to Transform the Future of Work
A-2, Use Technology to Close the Gender Gap & Improve Diversity & Inclusion
A-3, The Undiscovered Talent Pool – How to Utilize It
11:00 - 11:30 AM HR Solutions Gallery & Networking
11:30 - 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
B-1The Needed Role of Human Resources in Instilling Workforce Cyber Awareness
B-2Why Is Behavioral Economics Crucial For Driving Employee Engagement?
B-3Making Sense of #MeToo At Work
12:45 - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 PM CEO Panel Discussion: Re-Defining & Re-Aligning Impactful HR Leadership
2:30 - 3:00 PM HR Solutions Gallery and Networking
3:00 - 4:00 PM Afternoon General Session: Robert J. Darling, Lieutenant Colonel USMC - Crisis Leadership and HR Decision Making: How to Be Your Best When the Worst Happens
4:00 - 4:30 PM Closing Remarks & Prizes
4:45 - 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception at Connolly's 121 W. 45th Street (Between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
TICKETS SOLD OUT

Members $299  • Guests $399

On Site Registration is not available. CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and must be made in writing to khassan@nycshrm.org. There will be a $15 administrative processing fee. No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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This conference will be submitted for 5.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits and HRCI Recertification Credits.
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About the Venue

convene
117 W. 46th Street

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Convene is a state-of-the-art conference center and features the very best technology to ensure a high-level conference experience. Breakfast, Lunch and a fully stocked all-day snack bar is included with your registration.

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Morning Keynote

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Jennifer Brown

CEO & Founder
Jennifer Brown Consulting

The Power of Difference
How Diversity and Inclusion will Drive Next Generation Workplaces

Join Jennifer Brown -- workplace Diversity and Inclusion expert, and author of Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace and the Will to Change -- for a thought-provoking presentation about inclusion, the workplace and the call to action for leaders.

Topics include:

  • The shifting definitions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today
  • The Iceberg Model: where we set our own waterline, and why
  • The role and pervasiveness of “covering” in today’s workplace
  • The business case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠: A new model for Inclusion
  • What leading companies are doing to build more inclusive workplace cultures for the future

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More About the Keynote

 To give their fullest contribution, employees must feel they can bring their full selves to work; however research shows many do not feel comfortable doing so. They are spending valuable energy every day minimizing or managing aspects of their own diversity – of identity, background, experience – in order to succeed. This takes a particular toll on diverse talent – women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities – at a time when organizations are struggling to recruit, retain, and develop those same individuals. But all of us, and the business, pay the price.Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker and diversity and inclusion expert. She is the founder, president and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, LLC (JBC), and is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplace cultures in which every employee is Welcomed, Valued, Respected, and Heard℠, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, her #1 best-selling book entitled Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents, for their own growth and for the success of their organizations, while simultaneously empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations that resonate in a fast-changing world.

About Jennifer

 Brown launched JBC in 2006, leveraging two master’s degrees, in organizational development and vocal performance, and a career in leadership development in both the corporate and nonprofit arenas, to coach hundreds of business leaders worldwide on critical issues of talent and workplace strategy. JBC is a certified woman and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm that guides executives, talent management, human resources, diversity and affinity group champions and their business partners in their efforts to communicate the “business case for diversity” and embed it into the core of everyday business. JBC assists by designing and driving this process through the execution of organizational strategies that follow time-tested change management principles that approach the whole organizational system.

 As a successful LGBT entrepreneur, Brown is a highly sought-after expert source on workplace diversity and inclusion and the future of work, speaking with authority on changing demographics, specific communities of identity including women, people of color, LGBT individuals, generations like Millennials, and the role of male leaders in change efforts. She has appeared in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Inc, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Diversity Journal and on Fox News, WCBS and more.

 In the past several years, Brown has been named Woman of the Year by Pace University, Social Entrepreneur of the year by the NYC National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), a finalist for the Wells Fargo Business Owner of the Year Award, a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Winning Women Program, one of the Top 40 Outstanding Women by Stonewall Community Foundation, and NYC Controller Bill Thompson’s LGBT Business Owner of the Year.

 Brown keynotes and facilitates numerous internal company meetings, and is a frequent presenter and panel moderator at top industry conferences such as the National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference, the Network of Executive Women (NEW), the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the WBENC National Summit, Linkage, Diversity Best Practices, the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and many others.

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Afternoon Keynote

Robert J. Darling

Lieutenant Colonel 
USMC (Retired)

Crisis Leadership and HR Decision Making
How to Be Your Best When the Worst Happens

Learn what actually happened on 9/11 from underground at the White House and be inspired by what our leaders were willing to do to protect us all and our nation.

Lt. Colonel Darling will define crisis leadership and explain how business continuity and disaster recovery plans are important for managing the workplace. He will share "Assess, Decide, and Act" tools that help with making rapid critical decisions, leading from the front, and ensuring strategic plans address the health, safety, and welfare of our employees. How HR and organizational leaders collaborate ensures our human capital is taken care of in all crisis management and business continuity plans. Learn the importance of being visible, remaining calm, taking responsibility, and showing empathy so your workforce can recover and heal quickly.

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More About the Keynote

 Lt. Col. Darling retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2007 with just over twenty years of active duty service. After an impressive early career piloting attack helicopters in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and as a presidential pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron One, he was handpicked in October2000 to work for the White House Military Office, Airlift Operations Department. It was in this position that, during the attack of September 11, 2001, he supported the President, Vice President and National Security Advisor in the underground President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) and witnessed unprecedented leadership and decision making at the highest levels of our government.

 Lt. Col. Darling chronicles these developments in his book: 24 Hours Inside the President's Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House, and shares the principles of crisis leadership and decision making with hisaudiences with an “edge of your seat” presentation that’ll take you from the moment the attack was realized, to the courageous decisions made to stop it, to the safeguards and policies our country now has in-place in an attempt to prevent it from ever happening again. With the lessons of 9/11, this session is designed to help organizational leaders effectively navigate times of crisis and disruption, taking the necessary steps to safeguard their teams, organizations and communities.

About Lt. Col. Darling

 In October 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Darling retired from the United States Marine Corps with just over twenty years of active duty service. He flew attack helicopters in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War and in Somalia, Africa, in support of Operation Restore Hope. In June 1998, he was selected to fly as a presidential pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron One and in October 2000, he was handpicked to work for the White House Military Office, Airlift Operations Department. It was in that capacity that Lt. Col. Darling supported the President, Vice President and National Security Advisor in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) on September 11, 2001. InMay 2002, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned his MBA in Financial Management and subsequently served as a Program Manager for the Chief of Naval Operations supporting the Department of the Navy Flying Hour Program.

 As a public speaker on crisis leadership and decision making, Bob has addressed numerous academic, government, and military organizations to include Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and as a guest lecturer on the subject of Crisis Leadership and Counterterrorism at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

 Bob is the author of "24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House" and the President and CEO of Quantitative Analytics, LLC and Turning Point Crisis Management-USA, a crisis leadership, decision making, and management consulting company located in Stafford, Virginia.

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Speakers and Breakout Sessions

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Matt Straz

Namely
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Clare Hart

Sterling Talent Solutions
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David Walker

TrippleMint
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William Schiemann

The Metrus Institute
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Sharen Emek

Founder,
CEO and Chair 
WAHVE, INC.
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Mimi Brooks

Logistical Design Solutions
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    Session A1

    3 Trends Poised to Transform the Future of Work
    featuring Cecile Alper-Leroux, Ultimate Software.
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    Companies are struggling to respond to the rapid pace of change and the associated effects on their employees. More than ever, people want a more personal, human work experience. Three pivotal forces are converging that will transform the near-term future of work. First, advances in artificial intelligence reach beyond the automation of tasks, to help leaders understand their people in new and deeply human ways augmenting and amplifying their natural capabilities. In addition, today’s employees crave connection and purpose with an environment that fosters their progress and nurtures their growth rejecting one-size-fits-all management in favor of hyper-personalized leadership. Finally, breakthrough Diversity and Inclusion creates a workforce culture in which all people can feel they belong and be themselves where unique perspectives foster greater innovation, sustainability, and cultural competence. Doing so ensures work works for everyone.

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    Session A2

    Use Technology to Close the Gender Gap & Improve Diversity & Inclusion
    featuring Zev Eigen, Professor, JD, Ph.D., Founder, Chief Science Officer, Sydio Solutions
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    In this session, Dr. Zev Eigen, will explain how you can use data to ensure that you're in compliance with federal and state laws requiring companies to pay men and women the same for substantially similar work. He will highlight how data science methods may be deployed to improve collaboration and performance management, reduce gender and racial bias and improve inclusion as part of diversity and inclusion initiatives. He will offer practical advice on how to implement the best HR Tech available. This is a "can't miss" session put on by an award-winning international expert, data scientist and former professor!

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    Session A3

    The Undiscovered Talent Pool – How to Utilize It
    Panel Discussion
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    • Richard Bronson (Moderator) – Founder of 70 Million Jobs
    • Antwoin Gutierrez, Founder of Fresh Taste Bakery | Went through Defy Ventures, The Doe Fund
    • John Kirkland, Senior Vice President & Workforce Development | The Doe Fund (non-profit organization in NY)
    • Dariely Rodriguez, Director of the Economic Justice Project | Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    • Justin Vail, Former Deputy Director of Private Sector Engagement | The White House under the Obama Administration, Fair Chance Hiring Pledge
    • Robert Gill, Director of People Operations | Checkr, Inc., Private company partner that hires individuals with criminal backgrounds
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    Session B1

    The Needed Role of Human Resources in Instilling Workforce Cyber Awareness
    featuring Marc Miller and Bob Schiff, Marc S Miller Associates More Detail

    HR technology thought leader Marc Miller and Cybersecurity expert Bob Schiff explore cybersecurity key themes and best practices with HR Professionals. Their objective is to educate our attendees on how HR, working with IT/Security, must take the lead in educating the workforce within the organization so that the full employee population gains an understanding of the internal cybersecurity threats and how HR can build best practices to help IT/Security prevent, detect, and respond to information security threats within an organization, and to implement other measures to minimize cyber risks.

    Among the topics covered are:

    • Today's Cybersecurity landscape: the Impact, cost and & effect of Cyber attacks to America's corporations HR's role in helping IT build and communicate appropriate Cyber defenses
    • Cybersecurity best practices Why HR must be involved (with IT)
    • HR's direct involvement in Five Key areas: Knowledge of the workforce, support in cyber security hiring management of HRMS and protecting HR data understanding and administration of workforce rights ongoing delivery of cyber awareness to the workforce
    • Workforce Best Practices Employee Mindset / vigilance / education about phishing workforce travel cyber safety best practices Password practices.
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    Session B2

    Why Is Behavioral Economics Crucial For Driving Employee Engagement?
    featuring Jordan Birnbaum, ADP.
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    The new and growing field of behavioral economics takes the focus away from how people SHOULD behave (at least according to rational self-interest), and places the focus on how people WOULD behave in any number of situations or environments. Both strategically and tactically, this new approach promises to revolutionize how organizations drive employee engagement. In this presentation, we’ll peek into the future of employee engagement.

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    Session B3

    Making Sense of #MeToo At Work
    featuring Patti Perez, Vice President of Workplace Strategy, Emtrain.
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    The #MeToo movement has put the issue of workplace sexual harassment front and center. Harassment prevention expert, Patti Perez of Emtrain, will guide you through practical ways to address the angst your employees and leaders are experiencing. You will learn was to use #MeToo as a vehicle to help men and women, together, light a path towards a healthier workplace culture.

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CEO Panel

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Re-Defining & Re-Aligning Impactful HR Leadership

Moderated by Jayne Latz and Susan Rosengarten

The CEO panel will offer a lively discussion about the unique value and impact that a strong HR capability has on organizational success. Sponsored by Socialfix, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) panelists will share their perspectives on how to redefine and realign HR to meet the needs of an increasingly complex and changing social, business and geo-political environment.

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Clare Hart

CEO
Sterling Talent Solutions
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Matt Straz

Founder, CEO
Namely
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David Walker

CEO, Co-Founder
Triplemint
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William Schiemann,

CEO
The Metrus Institute
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Sharon Emek

Founder,
CEO and Chair 
Working at Home Vintage Experts
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Tevis Trower

Founder, CEO
Balance Integration Corp.
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