Agenda

May 24, 2017


7:30 – 8:30 am

Conference Check-in: Morning Coffee/Continental Breakfast

Reynolds Center Atrium/Lobby

8:30 – 8:40 am

Conference Welcome: Lisa Bridgers, Mistress of Ceremonies & Chief People Officer at Rockfish, Reynolds Center Auditorium

Reynolds Center Atrium
Room 120

8:40 – 9:00 am

Morning Speaker: Amanda Danish, Director, Shopper Strategy at Saatchi & Saatchi X – A Practical Approach to Conflict Resolution

Reynolds Center Atrium
Room 120

9:00 – 9:15 am

Break

 

9:15 – 10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions: Choose 1 session to attend

 

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Choose 1 session to attend

 

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch Options:

  • Lunch Networking: Sit anywhere within the Willard J. Walker Hall 2nd floor forum to network with other conference attendees
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions: Grab a lunch and choose 1 session to attend. Sessions start at approximately 12:15 pm

Lunch will be served in Willard J. Walker Hall, 2nd floor (look for the purple conference sign outside the building, beside the Reynolds Center).

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Choose 1 session to attend

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break

 

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Keynote Speaker: Jamie Lair, Controller, North America at Reckitt Benckiser, Reynolds Center Auditorium

Accelerate Your Career by Opening Yourself Up to Risk – The scripted path will most likely get you to where you want to be, but taking a risk on the unscripted path may get you somewhere you never thought you would be.

Reynolds Center Atrium
Room 120

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Closing Speaker: Lisa Bridgers, Mistress of Ceremonies & SVP Talent Acquisition & HR at Rockfish

Reynolds Center Auditorium

Sessions / Locations Session Title & Speaker(s) Session Learning Objectives

Session A

Reynolds Center
Room 103

Myth Busting: Gender and Performance Implications in a Male-Dominated Industry

Speaker:

  • Shannon Peterson, HR Director Shared Services at Hilti
  • Understand how to overcome gender bias in a predominantly male industry
  • Share personal stories and lessons learned
  • Examine same gender mentorship vs ERG

Session B

Reynolds Center
Auditorium
Room 120

Shopper Insights – Never Standing Still – Millennials

Speaker:

  • Yelena Idelchik, Shopper Insights Team Lead - US at Reckitt Benckiser
  • Explore general consumer and shopper trend
  • Examine shopper insights and why this position is unique
  • Who are Millennials, and how are they different?
  • What is RB doing to think differently with the shifting shopper demographics, and what could be the lessons learned for other companies?

Session C

Reynolds Center
Room 107

Selling Your Professional Self

Speaker:

  • Heather Culver, Talent Development Coordinator at USA Truck
  • Uncover methods to sell your personal and professional self 
  • Explore the importance of the elevator speech, short/long term goals, and strengths 
  • Discover ways to get that promotion - performance, internally 
  • Examine Performance Excellence

Session D

Reynolds Center
Room 203

Leading Your Career

Speakers:

  • Blake Hannan, Director, Talent Acquisition at Rockfish
  • Josh Hollander, Manager, People Resources at Rockfish
  • Examine opportunities to develop your soft skills
  • Uncover the difference between responding vs. reacting
  • Explore proactive problem-solving techniques 
  • Investigate ways to differentiate yourself
  • Discover the power of initiative

Session E

Reynolds Center
Room 111

MAPing: Mindful Awareness Practicing

Speaker:

  • Andrea Fournet, Founder & CEO of Arkansas Yoga Center
  • Discover breathing techniques to calm your mind
  • Uncover creative visualization techniques for setting personal goals
  • Learn a guided meditation to relieve stress
  • Explore a VariYoga movement sequence to help reduce stress

Session F

Reynolds Center
Room 202

Developing Networking Groups

Speaker:

  • Cherrese Belt, HR Generalist at Hilti
  • Uncover opportunities to motivate business leaders to "buy into" networking groups 
  • Discuss actions for increasing workplace productivity across your entire organization

  • Share key findings on productive drivers

Session G

Reynolds Center
Room 232

Economic Indicators for the Informed Business Professional

Speakers:

  • Mervin Jebaraj, Interim Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas
  • Explore how headline macroeconomic indicators like gross domestic product (GDP), inflation, and the unemployment rate are calculated
  • Examine current and long-term trends in these macroeconomic indicators for the national, state and local economies
  • Understand what these economic indicators mean to business professionals, consumers, investors, etc.
Sessions / Locations Session Title & Speaker(s) Session Learning Objectives

Session A

Willard J. Walker Hall 
Room 203

Reality check: politics, media and the search for truth

Speakers:

  • Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics
  • Guest Panelists
  • Learn methods for inclusive communication to unleash the power of your entire team.
  • Discover communication tools that will help your team find innovative solutions to problems.
  • Practice active listening for better project and meeting results.

Session B

Willard J. Walker Hall
Room 504

TBD

Speaker:

  • TBD

Details coming soon!

Session C

Willard J. Walker Hall
Room 504

 Women Empowerment
  • Dr. Pat Bailey, Partner, Inseitz Group, LLC
  • Dr. Becky Paneitz, Founder and Partner, Inseitz Group, LLC
  • Inspire
  • Enrich
  • Evolve