9:00am to 4:30pm - Networking in Various Lounges
Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to meet in several lounges and also to connect one-on-one. These will run in parallel to the sessions and during breaks. Be prepared to upload a photo and add social media links to your profile.
9:30 am to 10:00 am - Speed Networking
You won't get to meeting everyone, but you will get to connect with some new folks to build your network.
10:00 am to 10:50 am
Welcome and Opening Keynote Panel on Digital Transformation.
Moderator: Dr. Becky Hammons
Panelists: Jared Linder, Laura Means, and Jodi Wolfe
Our panel of professionals from government, education, and healthcare will share their digital transformation experiences made necessary by the pandemic. They will discuss how they leveraged what was already in place. What they had to build or buy to achieve their goals. How the human side of this equation was impacted. And, how these changes will impact the future of work for their industry. Bring your questions.
11:00am to 12:00pm - Breakout Session choices #1
Professional: Amplifying Your Job Search with Jeff Ton
How do you approach a job search? What strategies work best? Discover step-by-step methods to success from one of the leading voices in business.
Searching for your next job can be difficult for even the most accomplished professional. When it comes to finding your dream job, old strategies and tactics no longer work. Whether you’re currently in transition and seeking employment, you are entering the job market for the first time, or you are currently working and have decided it is time for a new challenge, learn some of the proven strategies of success for landing your most sought-after role.
In this session you will learn:
● Keeping a Transition Journal - how it can ignite your search and keep you motivated
● Leveraging your Personal Brand - Using your brand to identify roles that make work more meaningful
● The Power of Your Network - Understanding and unleashing your network
● Your Target Market - Identifying companies that have your job
Technical: Algorithmic Justice with Krista Ewing, Senior Learning Systems Professional, Humana
Have you considered how AI systems are developed? And, who develops them? And, how much agency, we as users have in AI environments? Krista will talk about the impacts of AI biases. And provide resources to help us shift the AI ecosystem towards equitable and accountable AI.
12:00pm to 12:30pm - Lunch Break
You are welcome to continue networking during this time, but do get up, move, and eat something.
12:30pm to 1:20pm - Breakout Session choices #2
Personal: Transformations - Making Remote Work Work for You Moderated by Dr. Anna Stumpf, with Panelists Antoinette Mann, Abigail Hoyt, Bryan Kryder.
The pandemic forced companies to reassess their approach to remote work, be it expanding their established capabilities or just starting a program out of necessity. What are the needs and ramifications of this new reality for the workforce? Join the conversation with your own challenges and successes.
Professional: The Power of Allyship, with Samaria Chicas, Associate, JP Morgan Chase, and Efosa Ogbomo, Senior Product Solution Advisor.
What does it mean to be an ally? Join Efosa and Samaria for this breakout session where we'll review the meaning of allyship, what actions we can all take to be better allies, and have an open discussion on the power of active allyship in the workplace.
1:30pm to 2:20pm - Breakout Session choices #3
Professional: A Model for Having Difficult Conversations with Ray Sylvester.
"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities" - Stephen R. Covey. Diversity is therefore a key ingredient to the success of all people, communities and organizations. So, overcoming the sensitive challenges related to diversity is an incredibly important issue. Therefore this session is designed to provide an approach that encourages all to be involved in difficult conversations related to people, community and company differences.
Technical: Ethical and Humane Use of Technology with Christina Zhang, Manager, Ethical and Humane Use of Technology at Salesforce
Learn How and Why the Office of Ethical and Humane Use at Salesforce was founded, our guiding principles, and key focus areas of our work across product policy, design, and development. We'll then dive deeper into our product ethics work, or what we like to call "Ethics by Design."
2:30pm to 3:45pm - Closing Keynote and Closing Words
Transform Your Leadership Through Self-Awareness with Bette Smith, Principal, Destra Consulting Group, LLC
In this interactive session, we will explore how the beliefs and values we hold impact how we behave as leaders and shape our results. We will work together to articulate personal leadership values and beliefs that in turn represent our distinctive leadership styles. We will take the first steps to realizing the benefits that come from being more self-aware and how that can transform us.
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm - After Hours Networking
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