Most executives are morally committed to diversity, but is it enough? Diversity innovation and company culture success begin at the top, and CEOs, CHROs, CCOs, CMOs, CFOs, and COOs set the standards that drive company-wide change.
This Argyle Digital: Executive Leadership Forum – Company Culture & DEI will help leaders understand how their actions, communications and company-wide initiatives define and sometimes derail culture and DEI initiatives. Attend this timely half day event to learn:
Janine Ting Jansen
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM ET
Change begins at the top. To build a workforce that champions DEI it is vital that executive leadership is driving the effort for change.
In order to be sustainable, that focus on diversity and inclusion has to be aligned with the culture, values and leadership behaviors of the organization.
Understanding how executive decisions and actions impact efforts to create a culture of equity and inclusion is the first step to making DEI a natural part of the way your organization does business. Attend this keynote session to learn:
Sheryl BattlesVice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Pitney Bowes
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET
Strategy is your A-game. However, even the most stellar strategic plans will fail if company culture is misaligned. Culture is a critical building block for business success.
C-suite and senior business leaders set the cultural tone for the company. Failure to align culture with business objectives leads to high attrition, lower employee performance, and decreased profits. Attend this session to get actionable advice and insights on how to create an innovative and positive company culture that supports your strategic plans.
You will learn:
Paul RumseySenior Vice President, Human Resources Atrium Health
Janine Ting JansenSenior Director of Inclusion & DiversityTeva Pharmaceuticals
Demetria JohnsonD&I EIC PartnerGenentech
1 PM - 1:30 PM ET
You’ve put in the work, you’ve committed change, and you’ve onboarded the right talent to get the job done. Now what?
Change is not an overnight achievement. It is simply not enough to just put the wheels in motion, you actually need to fuel your engine to build momentum and evolve your DEI strategies over time.
In this session, you will hear how to champion diversity to drive change for years to come.
Key takeaways from this session will include:
Jenny OkonkwoFounder and President Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN)
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM ET
Organizations and businesses have had a resilience test in recent times with push to a rapid transformational cycle without much preparation. 2021 is certainly a year of transition with several emerging trends that will inform considerable shifts in business strategies for near and long-term future.
Of utmost importance during these shifting times will be organizations’ ability to reshape and leverage their cultural accelerators to position themselves for a competitive advantage. This keynote session discusses:
Ekta Vyas Ph.D, SHRM-SCPDeputy Chief Human Resources OfficerUC Davis Health
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We are proud to share with you the following Argyle Industry Influencers. Their contributions to Argyle help keep the programs we offer our membership current and relevant, so we can continue delivering you premiere experiences, content development, and membership engagement.
Eric Hutcherson is Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer at Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment. In this role, Hutcherson is a member of the company’s senior management and leads a global team across UMG’s record labels, publishing division and operating companies to align talent functions, amplify the company’s entrepreneurial-based culture, accelerate diversity and inclusion across all levels and territories, attract, retain and develop talent, accelerate the company’s social justice initiatives and build on UMG’s successful track-record of driving innovation by recruiting employees who bring new ideas, perspectives and skillsets.
Hutcherson joined UMG from the National Basketball Association, where he managed a team that drove the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attract, retain, develop and engage top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. With a focus on people, culture and innovation, Hutcherson was responsible for leading global projects, processes and analytics that addressed business needs. He partnered with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower and develop employees in 13 offices globally, guided by the league’s strategic direction.
Prior to joining the NBA in July 2014, Hutcherson was Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, a leading global insurance brokerage firm. Before that, he held several leadership positions at Mercer, a financial services and human resource consulting firm, including Chief Human Resources Officer – Americas, and Global Leader for Mercer’s Outsourcing and Global Operations and Shared Services businesses. Earlier in his career, he worked for Foot Locker and served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics.
Hutcherson is also a motivational speaker and created a career development training program, “Say Yes to Success.” He serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, the Senior Advisory Council for the National Association of African Americans in HR, the Executive Advisory Committee for CNBC. He also served on the Executive Board for Covenant House New York and has been recently named to the Covenant House International Board. Additionally, he serves as strategic advisor to the Board of Directors for the Young Peoples Chorus; a multicultural youth chorus whose mission is to provide children of all economic and cultural backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance.
Hutcherson earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.