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Monday, November 08, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Gartner Keynote: The Equity Imperative: How Fairness Improves Performance

Brian Kropp, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

The recovery from the economic challenges induced by COVID-19 is “K-shaped”: Some segments of the labor force are excelling while others are struggling. As work shifts to a hybrid model, the workforce continues to diversify. As existing HR processes evolve to support this model, the risk of driving inequality across the organization grows.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

How to Talk to the Board About DE&I

Anna Krasniewska, Group Vice President, Gartner

Board conversations must evolve as expectations for action on diversity, equity and inclusion increase. Successful CHROs will move beyond facilitating surface-level board discussions on workforce representation and HR policies to building commitment for coordinated actions rooted in a shared understanding of the specific value DEI brings the organization. This session will explore how CHROS can involve the board in supporting DEI actions internally and in the marketplace.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: Rapid Response Peer Benchmarking

Mark Whittle, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Join your peers for an in-the-moment benchmarking exercise to share current practices and strategies for addressing hot HR topics.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The New Rules of Engagement in the Game for Equity

Alexia Cambon, Director, Research, Gartner

Employee engagement has historically been centered on the levels of satisfaction or happiness that an employee displays in their job. However as we move to our hybrid future, how do we change our definition and measurement of engagement? How can HR leaders challenge the prevailing thinking?

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How HR Can Create a Positive Change Experience

Christopher Long, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

The past 18 months have required employees to deal with an incredible amount of change, fatigue and burnout. Join this peer-to-peer discussion facilitated by a Gartner expert to ask your most pressing questions on the strategies HR can use to create positive new change experiences for their employees.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: What Does Fairness Mean at Your Organization?

Defining the scope, mission and successful outcomes to expect from your organization’s DE&I efforts is critical to ensuring an ongoing commitment to fairness. Join members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board to pressure test ideas for communicating, demonstrating, and fulfilling your organization’s promise of fairness.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

The Next-Generation Manager: How Connectors Are Leading in the New Work Environment

Sari Wilde, Managing Vice President, Gartner

Jaime Roca, Senior Vice President, Gartner

The work environment has fundamentally changed. Disruptions, hybridization and AI/digitalization are changing the way in which employees do their jobs. To enable employees to adapt and succeed, managers need to play a fundamentally different role. In this session we will look at what the best managers are doing to help their teams navigate through this changing work environment and be ready for the future.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: The CHRO’s Role in Fostering an Inclusive Culture

Ronald Schellekens, Executive Vice President and CHRO,

Matt Walter, Vice President of Human Resources, Medtronic, Inc.

The CHRO plays a crucial role in championing a culture of inclusion for the organization. Join members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board to hear lessons learned for sustaining inclusion in corporate culture.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Reducing Fear and Helping Employees Cope in a High Change Environment

Patryck Allen, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

It is well known that most leaders already struggle to manage change fatigue, cynicism and burn-out among employees during periods of significant change. And the COVID-19 pandemic has combined with pre-existing factors to make it even more difficult to engage an already change-fatigued workforce. This session will share brand new perspectives and recommendations to help employees acclimate to an environment of ongoing change.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Future of Work Reinvented

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

COVID-19 has shattered assumptions about how work gets done. Organizations have reacted quickly but now is the time to intentionally reinvent the future of work. HR leaders have a unique opportunity to evolve from legacy location-centric work design to a more equitable human-centric work design that empowers the workforce to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: What Role Should Organizations Play in Society?

Christopher Long, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Organizations today are increasingly called upon, by the public and by their own employees, to play a role in societal issues beyond those directly related to their core business. Join this discussion facilitated by a Gartner Expert to hear how your peers help the organization decide when and how to engage on these topics.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

A Data-Driven Strategy to Future-Proof Your Workforce

Lynne Mayers, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The acceleration of digital transformation makes talent planning a non-negotiable. Effective talent planning succeeds (where traditional workforce planning stalled) by homing in on roles and skills critical to growth; identifying emerging skills; and integrating external with internal talent intelligence to make actionable build/buy/borrow decisions. Join us to learn how leading organizations do it.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Leader's Role in Responding to Social and Political Issues

Mia Garrod, Director, Advisory, Gartner

In recent years, sociopolitical issues have brought employees to the forefront of the fight for justice. Despite employees’ rising activism, their expectations remain unmet. 90% of employees can’t recall their CEOs taking an action on sociopolitical issues. But what about managers and other leaders? This session will walk through the expectations employees have for their organization, and what steps leaders can take to meet the moment of employee activism.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: Beyond Metrics: Instilling Accountability for DE&I

Sean Woodroffe, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA

Driving accountability and measurable improvement in DE&I goes beyond metrics and dashboards. Successful companies will instill a DE&I mindset throughout all facets of the work experience, creating an atmosphere of safety, communication and listening. Join members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board to discuss high-impact opportunities to create DE&I accountability across the organization.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Driving Diversity in CEO Succession Management

Brian Kropp, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

What are other organizations doing to build and maintain a diverse CEO pipeline? How should we ready diverse candidates for success in the CEO role? Join this session to hear strategies from the CHRO Global Leadership Board for developing nonobvious sources for diverse candidates and ensuring the right set of resources for preparing and onboarding diverse talent into the CEO role.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: What Is Your Leadership Vision for 2022?

George Penn, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

CHROs must continually adjust to new workplace trends, reset business priorities and develop as leaders. Join this discussion facilitated by a Gartner Expert to share your plan for delivering continuous innovation and business impact in 2022.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

What Going Hybrid Means For Culture

Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Mark Zuckerberg was shocked when the top employee question related to remote work was about free food perks in the office. Remote employees have less access to the physical aspects of the company culture, which have historically been viewed as the key diffusers of culture. How do we build an equitable and inclusive culture when teams are moving to more distributed modes of work?

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

CHRO Roundtable: How to Build Your Presence With the Board

CHROs today play a highly visible role in leading the workforce with the CEO. However, while CHROs engage more frequently with the board than ever before, they often fall behind their C-Suite peers in influencing board decisions. Join this discussion facilitated by a Gartner Expert to hear the tactics your peers are using to increase their influence and credibility with the board.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM EST

Expand Access to Hybrid Opportunities Through Redesigned Roles

Andy Karr, Director, Team Manager, Gartner

As HR leaders contemplate a near future where hybrid work is the norm, many are asking: “Which roles in my company could work in a remote setting?” But is this the right question? Join this session to learn how emerging trends in organizational design and talent mobility can unlock new dimensions of flexibility for your employees and breakthrough performance for your organization.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Sustaining Organizational Commitment to Shared Purpose

Alexia Cambon, Director, Research, Gartner

Nearly 9 in 10 employees expect their organizations to take a stand on social issues, but what happens when employee expectations outpace their employers' willingness to respond? HR leaders acknowledge the need to commit to becoming more socially responsible, but cynical employees connect this commitment to a branding effort. How can organizations advertise and live out their commitment?

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Navigating Leader Challenges to Ethical Decision Making

Rachael Marshall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the call for a more equitable, ethical and objective workplace grows, the vision for how to execute this goal seems increasingly unclear for organizations. Leaders are asking what their role is in creating this type of workplace, and how they must transform to act ethically in the face of new and emerging challenges. The reality is, however, that ethics is muddy water, and leaders are often left without the knowledge or guidance to determine what is ethical. In this session, we will tackle the challenges to ethical decision making presented in today’s business environment and how we can build a culture of ethical decision making amongst our leaders moving forward.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Creating Culture in a Virtual or Hybrid Environment

Elisabeth Joyce, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Business leaders, HR leaders, managers and employees are all concerned about the impact of remote work on employees’ ability to create and sustain connections with their colleagues. Join this session to speak with a Gartner expert about how to create strong connections between remote employees without creating meeting overload.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EST

3 Steps HR Must Take to Improve M&A Success

Mark Whittle, VP, Advisory, Gartner

With surging levels of M&A activity following the COVID-19 crisis, many HR leaders will spend the next year with a focus on stewarding their workforce through another big (M&A) disruption. In this session we will provide a roadmap for how HR leaders can effectively manage that change and sustain a positive employee experience throughout integration.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Using Labor Market Data to Expand Talent Pools

Jackie Quinlan, Director, Advisory, Gartner

With increased competition for critical talent plus the imperative to increase workforce diversity, companies are employing new strategies to identify previously untapped talent pools. How are companies reevaluating education, skills and tenure requirements to meet their objectives? Join this highly interactive session with a Gartner expert to learn how labor market insights can help you uncover new talent pools.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Getting Business Leaders to Consider Nontraditional Talent

Vitorio Bretas, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Recruiting must look beyond traditional talent pools to find skilled candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Those strategies deliver—in terms of access to critical skills, cost savings and improved diversity. But recruiting faces resistance from leaders who are skeptical of nontraditional profiles. Learn how to build the case for nontraditional talent, prepare leaders for greater diversity of profiles, and guide them in assessing nontraditional talent.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Make the Internal Labor Market More Equitable

Dion Love, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Talent redeployment during the past year has brought renewed focus to the value of internal mobility. But many employees find it easier to look externally for their next opportunity. They may lack visibility into the process or see it as unfair, relying more on connections than on competence. To retain top talent, organizations must shift their internal mobility processes to create accessible and equitable opportunities for all employees.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Build an Agile Recruiting Function to Navigate Uncertainty

Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Nearly half of the recruiting leaders surveyed by Gartner in 2021 say that their recruiting structure keeps them from effectively coordinating with the business and keeping pace with changing business needs. In the face of growing business disruption, learn how recruiting functions can structure themselves to respond to market uncertainty with speed.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: Improving the Internal Candidate Experience

Vitorio Bretas, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

The external candidate experience has improved dramatically over the past few years, while the internal candidate experience remains frustrating. Many employees struggle to apply for internal moves and are ultimately not selected for positions, which negatively impacts their engagement. Join this session to discuss strategies for improving the internal candidate experience to make it more comparable with the external process.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Redefining Quality of Hire for the New Work Environment

Dion Love, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The changing nature of work means organizations must think differently about what constitutes a high-quality hire. Traditional indicators of quality (e.g., degrees and previous titles) can screen out high-quality candidates. In this session, we discuss why and how recruiting functions must measure quality of hire and assess candidates to build a more diverse and adaptable workforce.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Sourcing Talent in a Remote World

Vitorio Bretas, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Adopting the hybrid workforce model enables organizations to source talent from unlimited locations but also poses uncertainties and risks to organizations. Remote work trends drive a shifting talent competitive landscape and candidate expectations about work and employers. We describe how you should be thinking about talent sourcing to build a competitive edge and mitigate risks in the hybrid world.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM EST

Building Workforce Planning Maturity With Targeted Investments

Ryan Hill, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Many organizations struggle to move from functional to impactful strategic workforce planning. The ideal state can seem impossibly far away. Join this session to understand where your organization falls on the workforce planning maturity curve, and which best practices you should invest in next, to make your organization's workforce planning stronger.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: How to Bring the Right Skills Into the Business

Molly Tipps, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Traditional recruiting processes focus on full-time roles, not discrete skills. Shifting the focus of talent acquisition from hiring for profiles (“the who”) to hiring for skills (“the what”) enables organizations to meet rapidly changing skill needs. Recruiting functions must rethink how they work. Join this roundtable to discuss the processes, partnerships and technologies needed for a successful transition to skills-based talent acquisition.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EST

Truth and Consequences: Labor Market Insights About the Remote Workforce

John Mattox, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

The transition from in-office to remote workforces has changed the way organizations and employees view the work environment. Using labor market data and insights derived from job descriptions, consequences of the shift will be discussed and more importantly, recommendations will be provided so organizations can create competitive advantage through workforce planning and strategic sourcing of talent in the new hybrid environment.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Developing Future-Ready Leaders

Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner

With shifting workforce models, business pressures, and skill needs, CHROs must evolve their leadership development strategies. Building a scalable, impactful experience for today's business world requires a clear vision of leadership success and resource-efficient development offerings. Attend this session to learn how to scale leadership development to strengthen current and future generations of leaders.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Equity Imperative in Leader Identification and Selection

Molly Tipps, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Talent reviews are critical for organizations. As they face calls to embed diversity, equity and inclusion, companies are rethinking their approaches to talent reviews — how to objectively compare and determine potential; weigh the limitations and benefits of a 9 box model; and engage employees. Join this session for insights on building bench strength and engaging employees in a transparent and equitable way.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: Do HIPO Programs Belong in the Equitable Workplace?

Sasha Tuzel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

L&D leaders have struggled to reconcile the approach that "all employees are talent" and "all talent are leaders" with HIPO programs that invest in a select few for leadership development opportunities. Are HIPO programs inherently exclusive — and is that negative? Attend this session to discuss the pros and cons of HIPO programs, and to determine their place in the equitable workplace.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Overcoming Barriers to Equitable Development Access

Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

While organizations invest significant resources in development, not every employee is able to access it or extract its full value. In this session we will consider what makes access to development noninclusive, and how HR can help address these barriers at the organization level and the individual level to ensure equitable access.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How Can Managers Manage Mental Health in a Hybrid World?

Joe Coyle, Director, Team Manager, Gartner

We don't need our managers to be therapists, but we do need them to be able to sense mental health challenges faced by their employees. That's hard enough when there's a direct line of sight— but what about in an increasingly remote environment? What tools and training help? And what guidance can we give our managers about how they can move from allyship to action in supporting mental health and wellness? Join this highly interactive session where a Gartner expert answers these questions and more.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Building a Skills-Based Organization

Rachael Marshall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Skills-based organizations structure their talent decisions around employee skills, not roles. By reconsidering their talent management processes, these organizations break roles into tasks to minimize disruptions from mobility and to increase organizational resilience. Learn what it takes to be a skills-based organization, and how to start building one and what challenges you can anticipate along the way.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Payoff of Developing Employees as People, Not Just as Professionals

Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

As work and life boundaries blur, many personal aspects of life impact employees at work. Gartner data shows that most organizations consider personal development to be as important as professional development. However, current learning investments don’t reflect this priority. In this session we will examine how to provide balanced personal and professional development and share the payoffs of this approach yield.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM EST

Use Agile Learning to Harness, Not Fight Shadow L&D

George Penn, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Traditional L&D models struggle to keep pace with accelerating skill development needs. A Gartner study found that enterprises where line leaders took greater ownership of learning were 4X more likely to achieve business outcomes. This session will explain how to embrace agile learning approaches to unite L&D and business partners to unlocking upskilling to meet digital era demands.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM EST

Roundtable: Will Competency Models Survive the Changing Needs of Business?

Sasha Tuzel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Competency models are the foundation for many organizations' talent processes, but they lack adaptability to accommodate changing business needs. Eliminating competency models opens Pandora’s box where calibrating performance, development and recruitment risk lacking a fair and accurate standard. Is there an alternative? Or should L&D continue to invest in building out models? How can L&D improve their design and operationalization?

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Mitigating Systemic Bias in a Hybrid World

In the absence of a physical workplace, the question of access to equal opportunity becomes crucial. Leaders cannot default to providing opportunities to employees they physically interact with the most. Creating opportunity in an environment of diminished transparency will rely on leaders becoming more empathetic and aware of opportunity gaps that exist for underrepresented talent — and building career paths that address the system barriers in advancing in their organization.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Warning Signs That Your Organization Design Is Hindering Inclusivity

Mia Garrod, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Common DEI interventions such as unconscious bias training and leader development programs have proven insufficient for tackling the systemic biases that create barriers to inclusion. What these interventions overlook is the fact that systemic biases are embedded deep in their organization design. Join this session to learn how organization design can help or hinder your efforts of inclusivity.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How Organizations can Recover From the Adverse Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Katie Sutherland, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the economy slowly recovers, one talent segment of the workforce is being left behind: women. Women have been disproportionately pushed out of the workforce since Covid began and estimated employment levels for women won’t recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, a full two years after men (McKinsey and Oxford Economics). Join this session to learn how to help reverse this trend and empower women, especially women of color, to reenter the workforce by creating an equitable employee experience upon return.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Do We Still Need Employee Resource Groups in the Post-2020 Era?

Ingrid Laman, VP, Advisory, Gartner

In this age of heightened social activism, should organizations still invest in ERGs? Or, are there alternative mechanisms that better enable employees to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts? Join this highly interactive peer-to peer discussion to answer key questions and benchmark with peers.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Role of the Manager in Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

Katie Sutherland, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Managers can make or break your DEI strategy. They play a critical role in supporting workforce diversity, building inclusion on their teams, and contributing to a truly equitable organization. However, few managers truly excel at this important role. Join this session to learn what the best managers are doing differently to help translate your organization's DEI strategy into real outcomes.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Activate Bystanders and Create a Speak Up Culture

Rachel Lawrence, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

While talent processes matter, day-to-day employee experiences also define inclusion. HR must not only help leaders halt interactions that marginalize employees, they must empower all employees to do so. By activating bystanders to interrupt bias in the moment, HR can scale its DEI efforts—driving change from the bottom up, not just the top down. Join this session to learn how HR can guide leaders and employees to create more consistently inclusive environment.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Equipping Managers to Drive Inclusion at Scale

Ingrid Laman, VP, Advisory, Gartner

People managers who promote inclusive environments have more collaborative and innovative teams, with up to 24% higher levels of discretionary effort. Join this session with a Gartner expert to learn how to equip people managers with tactical and practical tools to reinforce inclusive behaviors in the workplace.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM EST

Driving Inclusion in the Hybrid Work Environment

Ingrid Laman, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Many of the initiatives that organizations are taking to drive diversity, equity and inclusion are still designed for a pre-pandemic and mostly onsite workforce. This session will look at the 44 initiatives that organizations take to drive inclusion and provide strategies for implementing the select few that actually make a difference.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Selecting, Equipping and Rewarding ERG Leaders

Jane Alancheril, Director, Advisory, Gartner

90% of organizations sponsor employee resource groups (ERGs) to engage leaders and the workforce broadly, fostering awareness, respect and inclusion within the workplace. However, one in three HR leaders are not confident that ERGs help them realize their DEI goals. This session will share how companies can optimize ERG effectiveness by selecting, equipping and rewarding ERG leaders in a post-2020 era.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Rewards and Recognition Strategies to Advance Equity

Augustus Vickery, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Different segments of the employee population such as working parents, women, and underrepresented talent have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. However, these employees are often rewarded and recognized differently than their peers. Rewards and recognition are a powerful tool to maintain employee motivation, especially during disruption. In this session, we will explore how rewards and recognition can be better utilized to advance equity while increasing employee engagement.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Behavioral Performance Evaluation for a Hybrid Environment

Joe Coyle, Director, Team Manager, Gartner

Behaviors or values are an integral part of performance evaluations for 80% of organizations. But in a hybrid environment, managers struggle to assess employee behavior, leading to poor talent decisions and weakened workforce culture. Join this session to learn how helping managers and employees focus on behaviors throughout the performance management cycle will ensure the accuracy of evaluations and reinforce your organization’s cultural values.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Optimizing Your Benefits Strategy

Joe Coyle, Director, Team Manager, Gartner

Organizations are focused on adapting benefits to meet varying employee needs and preferences, but what are the implications for long-term strategy? Join this session with a Gartner expert where you can ask pressing questions on measuring the success of benefits offerings, taking an ongoing approach to employee needs’ analysis and communicating relevant benefits to drive talent outcomes.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Meeting the Rewards Preferences of a Diverse Workforce

Russ McCall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Organizations are trying to build rewards packages that best meet the needs of a diverse workforce. Using our global employee preferences data, this session will detail how employee preferences differ across the workforce and explore best practices for rewards plan design to meet employee needs.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Drive Well-Being Participation to Boost Engagement

Alex Pavel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Well-being participation is associated with higher engagement, but many aren't using it. Of employees worried about the COVID-19, only 21% reported they had access to and used a mental well-being program in 2020. This session will provide guidance on how organizations can close the gap between employees who are currently participating in well-being programs and those who need to, thereby boosting engagement.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Roundtable: Should Remote Workers Be Paid Less?

Alex Pavel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

What happens to pay when an employee moves to live in a different location in the same role? What criteria do organizations use to determine compensation? How can and should employers communicate location-based pay policies to impact understanding and perceptions of fairness? Join this discussion to answer key questions, benchmark to peers and understand how organizations adjust or plan to adjust compensation for remote employees in a post-COVID-19 work environment.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Making Feedback Practices Equitable

Laurence Cacho, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Women and many underrepresented talent segments report worse-than-average experiences with performance management, especially when it comes to the quality of performance feedback they receive. This session will explore the challenges employees and organizations face with feedback and best practices for building and sustaining equitable feedback practices.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Beyond Burnout: The Impact of Indifference on Employee Well-being

Brent Adamson, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

If there’s one place where employee well-being is most under-pressure, it’s in customer service. Gartner data reveals that service reps are more likely to suffer a high degree of burnout than just about any other employee category. In particular, these employees suffer from high levels of indifference, reducing their engagement, intent to stay, and discretionary effort. This session will incorporate data from our customer service research team to help HR leaders understand the drivers of indifference and explore strategies to create a fairer work environment that improves well-being and performance.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EST

The Future of Well-Being

Alex Pavel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Over the last few decades, well-being has expanded both in terms of offerings and goals. However, the 2020 global pandemic has made well-being programs more important than ever given new work environments and diverse employee needs. This session will outline the evolution of holistic well-being and examine its purpose and scope in 2021 and beyond.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Getting Honest Data in a Crisis of Trust

Mark Whittle, VP, Advisory, Gartner

There is a crisis of trust facing society, as individuals have become increasingly skeptical of information and institutions. This challenge impacts Talent Analytics leaders as only 29% of employees agree they trust their organization with their data. How can Talent Analytics leaders build trust in their workforce to ensure they get honest data from employees?

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

3 Building Blocks of Successful Talent Analytics Strategies

Gaston Gomez Armesto, Director, Advisory, Gartner

As talent analytics leaders navigate increasing demands for data-driven insights, having an effective strategy in place is imperative to maximize the value talent analytics delivers to the business. In this session, we will discuss how talent analytics strategies can equip teams to build capabilities, support key talent decisions and prioritize projects.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Using External Talent Intelligence in Workforce Planning

Lynne Mayers, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Attend this session to ask a Gartner expert your workforce planning data questions, including on how to use labor market data to engage business leaders in workforce planning conversations, to identify emerging skills, and to see how roles might evolve.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

New Opportunities for Talent Analytics in the Hybrid World

Gaston Gomez Armesto, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Talent analytics teams have an important role to play in the move to a hybrid workforce model. There are many new opportunities to add value to decision making, but there are also heightened risks to privacy and employee trust. This session explores new things talent analytics teams could or should pay attention to in order to support a hybrid workforce.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Roundtable: The "Cassandra" Trap: How Can Talent Analytics Mitigate Confirmation Bias?

Rachel Lawrence, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Sometimes talent analytics produces important insights, but internal stakeholders and decision makers may resist taking action if it pushes them outside their comfort zones. For example, data might suggest talent processes are not equitable or are misaligned with business goals. In this session, we’ll explore how HR leaders can navigate these "turf war" scenarios of, and encourage, data-driven decision making.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:15 PM EST

How to Optimize the Structure of Your Talent Analytics Team

Molly Tipps, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

A clear, strategy-aligned structure is essential for talent analytics team success. However, many HR leaders are unsure of how to approach various elements of team design — such as team size, reporting relationships, role designs, and workflow — to best support their organization’s goals. This session explores different approaches to structure among successful talent analytics teams and identifies key principles you can apply to determine the right approach for your team.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EST

What Role Should AI Play in Your Talent Analytics Strategy?

Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI techniques come in many forms and should play a key role in talent analytics strategies. In this session, we will discuss how to set up a strategy and plan for using AI to advance talent analytics maturity and impact. We will also look at how talent analytics leaders can use market insights and work with key stakeholders to determine whether to build or buy AI capabilities across HR topics.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

2022 HCM Technology Imperatives for HR Leaders

John Kostoulas, VP Analyst, Gartner

HR Leaders are in the final stage of preparation for recovery, resilience and agility from 2022 onward. HCM technology will be a key enabler for these outcomes but requires careful prioritization of investments. In this session, we take a look at the latest market trends coming from our latest annual market share research and discuss focus areas for HR leaders for the next 12 months and beyond.

Monday, November 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Roundtable: What Technology Makes Your Hybrid Meetings Work?

Adam Preset, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid working is transforming how employees connect with each other. We want to hear from those who have thrived in the next normal of online and hybrid meetings. In this interactive session our agenda is your meeting success story. Share it with your fellow attendees in this facilitated session with a Gartner expert.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

Around the World with 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl

With the candor and charm that has helped her become a journalism icon, Stahl discusses her professional and personal life as one of the first female television reporters. First hired by CBS News in 1972, she entered an industry that was male-dominated, but she broke through and made a name for herself. With humorous and poignant anecdotes, Stahl talks about her covering the White House during the Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush presidencies, and then about her years covering the world as co-editor of 60 Minutes. She comments of the news of the day, as well as some of the major stories she covered in the past, including Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis, and every presidential election since 1972. She also talks about the state of the news business and the difficulties of working and raising children.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Setting Up A People-First HRIT Function

Dion Love, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The HR technology market continues to grow in complexity in parallel to its potential in supporting organizations with their talent needs. However, for HR to take up it’s place at the forefront of leading a more fair and equitable digital transformation for organizations, HR leaders require a range of new digital skills, expertise in organizational design and an expanding network of partnerships. Learn how the best HRIT functions align their technology investments and operating model to drive towards people-first solutions.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Drive Employee Experience for Frontline Workers Using HR Technology

Ron Hanscome, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session will address the opportunities, drivers, barriers, and solutions when considering employee experience for frontline workers using HR technology.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: What is the New Normal of Virtual and Hybrid Meetings and Events?

Adam Preset, VP Analyst, Gartner

Your leadership offsites, strategy sessions, workshops, and town halls will never be the same. A distributed workforce taught us that we could take in-person events and make them virtual and succeed. Now, how can you make them great? This session will answer your questions about the practices, technologies, and trends you need to know about to have virtual events that will excite and engage your organization.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST

"Growing” Through, Instead of “Going” Through Your Experiences

Dr. Salaam's words have helped audiences, at home and abroad, move from the world of yesterday's upsets to tomorrow's victories. He is an award-winning motivational and transformational speaker, thought leader, trainer, author and coach, who has dedicated himself full-time to being the voice of overcoming injustice by living your purpose. His first book, "Words of a Man—My Right to Be" shares his personal approach to "getting out" of the prison of the mind while serving a sentence, as a member of the Exonerated Five, for a crime he did not commit.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

What Is AI and How Can HR Evaluate It and Use It Fairly?

Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI promises to transform employee experience and enable greater automation and scale for HR processes within HCM applications. Despite broad use already, it raises questions of equity. In this session we’ll make AI real, highlight where it is already bringing value to HR teams, and look at the questions HR Leaders can ask to ensure that the AI being sold is fair and can deliver on its promise.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Digital Workplace 101 for HR Leaders

Adam Preset, VP Analyst, Gartner

The digital workplace helps employees work in ways that support business capabilities. How do technology and digital dexterity enable ways of working, now and in the future? Come to this session to get a foundational understanding of what digital workplace is, what it demands of you as leaders, and how doing it right will enable your organization's success.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM EST

How an Enhanced HCM Technology Landscape Supports Futureproof DEI Programs

John Kostoulas, VP Analyst, Gartner

Attention in futureproofing DEI has increased in the last 18 months and points to wider use of technologies. At the same time, technologies to support DEI have become broader and more embedded in the wider HCM landscape. This session will provide a detailed view of the available use cases and the extended vendor offerings HR leaders can consider for DEI technology support.

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