Agenda

(Tentative Schedule)

8:00 – 9:00 am

Conference Check-in

9:00 – 9:15 am

Morning Welcome Message

9:15 – 10:30 am

Morning Presenter

Speakers: Buster Arnwine, Vice President of Sales, Reckitt Benckiser
Learn How to Be Creative and Innovative When Under Stress in the Workplace

Today’s workplace is moving faster than ever with always increasing expectations. This session will help you develop tools to stay creative and innovative when it’s needed the most.

10:30 – 10:40 am

Break

10:40 – 11:55 am

Workshops

Workshop A

Scott Family Amazeum LogoWork is Play: How to Infuse the Workplace 
with Creativity and Innovation

Hosted by: The Scott Family Amazeum

It's time to move creativity from art class into the workplace! The Scott Family Amazeum fosters a culture of creativity, curiosity, and community founded on the principles of play and inquiry. The museum is more than the exhibits, it's a transformative approach to work that impacts its staff, stakeholders, guests, and the community. Come play with us and discover how you can incorporate creativity and innovation into your work!

Workshop B

Global Trends through the Eyes of a Retailer

Presenter: Lisa Wadlin, Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Walmart

A discussion of anticipated global trends in people, natural resources and technology that affect us all as humans as well as applying some of these trends to changes in retail. 

11:55 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch Speaker

Speaker: Megan Dryzga, Creative Director at Rockfish/VML

Yesterday was the last day you’ll say you’re “not creative”

Professional creativity is NOT defined by our Pinterest proficiency. While you enjoy lunch, I’ll share a fresh perspective on:

    1. what creativity really is 
    2. how we should be talking about our creative strengths and presenting them as assets we bring to our professional roles
    3. a tool for driving ideation/creative thinking that promotes full-team participation (even from the most-timid contributors), and
    4. an easy, go-to approach for more creative presentations, no matter what your topic.

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Afternoon Presenters (tentative)

2:15 – 2:25 pm

Break

2:25 – 3:40 pm

Workshops

Workshop A

Scott Family Amazeum LogoWork is Play: How to Infuse the Workplace
with Creativity and Innovation
Hosted by: The Scott Family Amazeum

It's time to move creativity from art class into the workplace! The Scott Family Amazeum fosters a culture of creativity, curiosity, and community founded on the principles of play and inquiry. The museum is more than the exhibits, it's a transformative approach to work that impacts its staff, stakeholders, guests, and the community. Come play with us and discover how you can incorporate creativity and innovation into your work!

Workshop B

Global Trends through the Eyes of a Retailer

Presenter: Lisa Wadlin, Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Walmart

A discussion of anticipated global trends in people, natural resources and technology that affect us all as humans as well as applying some of these trends to changes in retail. 

3:40 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 4:15 pm

Keynote Speaker

A Shared Value Approach to Life and Business
Speaker: Laura Phillips, Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability, Walmart

Session Description: Whether you're focused on building your career, building your business or strengthening a community, changes you make in one of these areas will have an impact the others. What if your approach could benefit all three? Can businesses run in a way that "shares value" with communities, with the planet and still make money? Hear Laura Phillips, SVP Walmart Global Sustainability, talk about her career with Walmart, her work in sustainability and about how we can all take a "shared value" approach to life and business.

4:15 – 4:30 pm

Wrap-up Message

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. Becky Paneitz, Founder and Partner, Inseitz Group, LLC
  • Inspire
  • Enrich
  • Evolve