Bersin Impact Show: Top Sessions You Need to Attend

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Apr 27, 2015

iStock_000051581764_SmallOver the course of four days, the Bersin Impact show brings together the who’s who of the HR world under one building. It’s the biggest and most important conference for discovering new HR trends and recent findings from research about employee engagement strategies. Each session is led by renowned industry leaders, which makes it difficult to decide which ones to attend.

We’re making it easier for you to decide. Here are the top picks for each day during the conference:


Member Advisory Session: Enhancing Learning Culture for Greater Organizational Performance
1:30 - 3:00 pm

  • Cherie Bescript, Sr Consultant, Member Advisory Team at Bersin by Deloitte Deloitte

  • Kris d'Ambrosio, Sr Consultant, Member Advisory Team at Bersin by Deloitte

The greatest predictor of business impact is the strength of your organization's learning culture. In this session, you’ll:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of learning cultures

  • Get the framework and tools to assess your learning culture

  • Create an actionable plan to drive your learning culture goals

Member Advisory Session: Transforming Leadership Development
3:15 - 4:45 pm

  • Julie Duda, Manager of Member Advisory at Bersin by Deloitte

  • Christina Rasieleski, Sr Consultant at Bersin by Deloitte

According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends Report 2014, leadership is the top human capital concern because of the “readiness gap.” This session will help you:

  • Learn about high-impact leadership development organizations

  • Assess your organization’s leadership development program

  • Prioritize and establish an actionable plan for your leadership development goals

Introduction to New Bersin by Deloitte Membership Features
4:00 - 5:30 pm

  • Scott Carmichael, Manager of Digital Product Development at Bersin by Deloitte

  • Kim Lamoureux, VP of Product Management at Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by Deloitte’s membership program recently launched three awesome new features that’ll help organizations improve their HR performance. This invite-only session will reveal:

  • The Challenge Playbook’s nine-box framework

  • The Maturity Diagnostics and Interactive Factbooks

  • Future enhancements for these features

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Sponsor Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 am

  • David Niu, Founder & CEO of TINYpulse

TINYpulse was founded after David came back from his “careercation.” In this session, you’ll find out about:

  • The inspiration behind TINYpulse

  • Why you need pulsing surveys for millennial workers

  • How pulsing surveys help improve your employee retention strategy

Bold HR: Leading in the new world of work
8:00 - 9:00 am

  • Josh Bersin, Principal & Founder of Bersin by Deloitte

There’s a new world of work where the barrier between work and life have been blurred. Join Josh Bersin to learn about:

  • Building a culture that revolves around employee engagement

  • Strategies for coaching, developing, and supporting leaders

  • Supporting HR decisions through credible data

Performance Management Evolution under the Microscope: Examples from Gap Inc. and Deloitte LLP
3:15 - 4:30 pm

  • Stacia Sherman Garr, VP of HR & Talent Management Research at Bersin by Deloitte

  • Ashley Goodall, Director & CLO of Leadership Development at Deloitte

  • Rob Ollander-Krane, Senior Director of Organization Performance Effectiveness at Gap Inc.

Change is in the air for performance management, but not every organization will use the same strategy. Discover how:

  • Gap Inc. simplified their performance management by eliminating ratings and year-end reviews

  • Deloitte’s innovative response to the new world of work where engagement at the team level is top priority



Reimagining the Learner Experience … From Beginning to End
9:30 - 10:45 am

  • Pearl Sumathi, Ed.D., VP & Head of Talent Development at Lincoln Financial Group

  • Todd Tauber, VP of Learning & Development Research at Bersin by Deloitte

When it comes to L&D, the learner’s experience starts way before an employee shows up for the course. During this session, you’ll work with others to:

  • Map out learning experience from before, during, and after the course

  • Create a storyboard to dig into what’s happening during each phase

  • Identify and find solutions for the most common frustrations with L&D

Meeting the Talent Challenges of Multi-Generational Workforces
11:00 - 12:15 pm

  • Julie Duda, Manager of the Member Advisory Team at Bersin by Deloitte

  • Elizabeth Knuppel, VP of Talent Management at Ericsson

  • Albert Quisumbing, Sr VP of Global HR Programs & Analytics at Edelman

  • Marvin Smith, Talent Community Strategies at Lockheed Martin

In today’s world, it’s difficult to meet the needs and expectations of a diverse workforce that can consist of up to four generations. Join this panel discussion to hear about:

  • Knowledge transfer and how to develop critical skills

  • Recruitment and engagement strategies

  • Ideas for career development

  • The right way to communicate

Leading for Innovation
3:15 - 4:15 pm

  • Greg Brandeau, Co-Author of Collective Genius; Former Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer at The Walt Disney Studios; Former Sr VP at Pixar

Encouraging employees to unleash their creativity takes a great leader. Find out how to foster innovation at the workplace by:

  • Supporting creative thinking and opinions

  • Encouraging smart risks and learning from mistakes

  • Maintaining culture through honest communication



Exploring Performance Management Transformation
8:30 - 12:00 pm

  • Stacia Sherman Garr, VP of Talent & HR Research at Bersin by Deloitte

  • Terry Patterson, Sr Manager of Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting LLP

  • Nathan Sloan, Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP

The world of work now revolves around employee engagement and using real-time data. In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to adapt performance management to these changes

  • About case studies of performance management transformation

  • The 3 components to success: fueling, seeing, and recognizing performance

Hopefully now you can spend more time networking and learning rather than deciding which session to attend.


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