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Learn how four high-performing companies transformed how they managed talent and the personality profiles of HR leaders who drive change.
July 23, 2019 | 8:30am – 5pm
McDonald’s Global Headquarters
1035 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Cost: $500 per seat – 100% of all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities
Global Head of Talent & Development
It’s no small challenge to transform 250,000+ employees from delivering flawless transactional service to helping companies thrive in everything digital. Cognizant needed to shift their 20-year old company to serve the rapidly evolving digital services market while simultaneously building the talent management infrastructure to support that change. Learn how this incredibly diverse, fast-moving organization shifted mindsets and grew the capabilities required to continue their unprecedented growth.
Carol Cohen is the Global Head, Executive Talent & Leadership Development, for Cognizant where she partners with key business and HR leaders to ensure transformational initiatives have maximum business impact. She creates and implements best in class global talent management solutions to develop current senior leaders while building an executive pipeline for Cognizant’s future. Her earlier experiences include VP, Talent Management at Thomson Reuters, VP Global Talent at American Express and consulting experience with Bold Road and Perform Consulting.
Vice President of Global Talent
When biopharmaceutical company AbbVie ($30B, 30,000 employees) spun-off from Abbott Laboratories in 2013, their senior team wanted a new culture and new approach to managing talent. Angela and her team led a talent transformation process that touched every element of managing and measurably shifted the culture and performance of the organization. Learn how AbbVie transformed talent to drive sustained growth and high performance.
Angela Lane Is VP, Talent Management for AbbVie where she leads the company’s work in Talent Management, Leadership and Development, Executive Development, Talent Acquisition, Talent Insights and HR Communications. Angela previously served as VP of HR for Western Europe, Middle East & Africa & APAC and VP Talent Management and Acquisition for Avon Products. Her earlier experience included senior HR roles with Sara Lee and Douwe Egberts.
Vice President Global HR
The Hershey Company is the midst of a long-term transformation from iconic confectioner to innovative snacking powerhouse and Chris has helped the executive management team rethink how the company organizes itself, uses resources, and builds capability for the digital age. Hershey has smartly evolved its approach to organization and talent management and created a TM team that successfully implemented a crisp, focused, and simple strategy. He’ll share how Hershey upgraded their capabilities and created shareholder value in an era of contracting net sales and SG&A reductions.
Chris Scalia is the VP Global Human Resources for The Hershey Company. In his current role, he has end-to-end organizational capability, rewards and strategy for all operating units and functions. He also oversees executive team performance and effectiveness. Chris previously served as Hershey’s Chief Talent Officer and Lead Counsel for Global Labor and Employment. Prior to Hershey, Chris was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Chief Talent Officer
McDonald’s recent growth strategy provided a clear challenge to this iconic organization to reinvent its culture, aspiration, and customer perception. This transformation required a wholesale audit and rebuild of the company’s approach to talent management. Melanie drove an accountability-focused talent transformation to support the current growth plans (and start to embed the capabilities required for future growth) which radically simplified their talent practices and meaningfully increased managers’ responsibility to execute. She’ll discuss how McDonald’s is growing better talent faster and increasing performance through a simple, powerful approach to talent.
Melanie Steinbach is VP, Chief Talent Officer for McDonald’s where she is the global leader of executive development, leadership development, succession planning, and talent acquisition. She was previously CHRO for Milliken & Company where she was responsible for global human resources and corporate marketing communications. Prior to Milliken & Company, Melanie was an executive search consultant with Spencer Stuart and Russell Reynolds Associates.
Chief Science Officer
Personality provides important clues about which leaders will thrive in a transformational environment or be able to drive transformation. Ryne will describe the ideal profiles of a transformation leader, the benefits and the pitfalls, and how to assess whether your leaders have the “right stuff” to effectively change your organization. You don’t want to miss this comprehensive look into the personality of successful leaders.
Ryne Sherman is the Chief Scientific Officer for Hogan Assessments. Prior to Hogan, Ryne was an associate professor at Texas Tech University and Florida Atlantic University. He was recognized as the FAU College of Science Distinguished Teacher of the Year. In 2016 he was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science. He completed his Ph.D. in Personality/Social Psychology from the University of California, Riverside.
Chief Operating Officer
Successful and unsuccessful talent transformations have three elements in common - Speed, Clarity and Capability. Companies that transform quickly move with urgency, communicate directly and upgrade capabilities by both building and changing talent. Organizations that don't execute this way find themselves mired in multi-year efforts that deliver fewer benefits. Hear Marc and Zac share their findings about the three differentiators and how to use them to accelerate your company’s transformation.
Marc Effron is the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group and co-authored the Harvard Business Review Publishing best-selling books 8 Steps to High Performance and One Page Talent Management. Marc also founded and publishes Talent Quarterly magazine and co-founded the Talent Management Institute, a global executive education program on Talent Management.
Zac Upchurch directs the daily operations of the Talent Strategy Group, including strategy, research, and finance across all five lines of the TSG business. He frequently consults with the Boards and Executive Teams on Talent Management with a focus on the intersection of people and organizations and enabling the full potential of both.