The i4cp 2023 Next Practices Now Conference - March 27 - 30, 2023 in Scottsdale, AZ

HR leaders are in the spotlight like never before.

That’s why, each year, the i4cp Next Practices Now Conference attracts HR and talent executives from many of the world's largest and most innovative companies seeking to hear the latest advancements in human capital.

Our 2023 agenda addressed pertinent topics and illuminate next practices:

  • Future of Work and the Hybrid/Remote Workplace
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Corporate Culture
  • Talent Attraction, Management, and Retention
  • Employee Productivity, Connectivity, and Well-Being
  • Workforce Skills and Talent Mobility
  • And more

Last year's Agenda

We haven't released our 2024 agenda yet, but check out below to see what to expect at the #1-rated HR conference for senior leaders.

Monday, March 27: Pre-Conference Events

8:00 - 5:00 PT Chief HR Officer Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 Chief Learning & Talent Officer Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 Chief Diversity Officer Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 People Analytics Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 Talent Acquisition Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 Total Rewards Leader Board Forum (invitation only)
8:00 - 5:00 Up Next Cohort Kick-Off Meeting (Enrollment in the Up Next Cohort Required)
1:00 - 5:00 Pre-Conference Workshop: Culture Renovation®: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company
1:00 - 5:00 Pre-Conference Workshop: Adaptive Teaming for Hybrid Work – Connected Commons Workshop
7:00 - 9:00 Welcome Reception
Join us for this casual networking event where you can meet fellow attendees, speakers and i4cp staff while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Tuesday, March 28: General Session

Session dates and times subject to change.

7:30 - 8:30 PT Registration & Breakfast
8:30 Welcome & Introduction: The Future of Work
Kevin Oakes
, CEO, i4cp
9:00 Finding (and Keeping) More Diverse Leaders
Ellen McGirt
, Senior Correspondent, Fortune
Kevin Oakes
, CEO, i4cp
9:40 F5's Culture Renovation
Ana White
, Chief People Officer, F5
10:40 Panel: Talent in 2023 and Beyond
Gordon Blasius
, Vice President, Total Rewards, WM
Melissa Thompson
, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Ford Motor Company
Tracy Dodd
, EVP & Chief People Officer, VNS Health
Vanessa Lewerentz
, Chief Inclusion Officer, BMO Financial Group
Mimi Turner
, Vice President, Executive Search, i4cp (moderator)
11:20 MetaHype, MetaMyths, and MetaRealities of the Metaverse
Allison Horn
, Executive Director, Talent & Organization Consulting
12:00 Lunch / Virtual Chats
1:00 Emotion by Design: Creative Leadership Lessons from a Life at Nike
Greg Hoffman, Former Nike Chief Marketing Officer & Author
1:30 The Microstress Effect – The Hidden Power of Our Daily Interactions
Rob Cross
, Founder, Connected Commons
2:10 Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
David Quilleon
, SVP Global Mission, State Development and Operations, Best Buddies
Joshua Felder, Global Ambassador, Best Buddies, and co-star of the movie Champions
2:55 Research Trends & Key Considerations
Kevin Martin
, Chief Research Officer, i4cp
3:15 The Future of Work is Remote
Wendy Barnes
, Chief People Officer, GitLab
3:45 Optimizing the HR Relationship with Your Board of Directors
Michael Horne, Vice President of Total Rewards, Dow Chemical
Mark Englizian, Business Adviser, i4cp & former CHRO, Walgreens
4:25 Addressing Gender Inequality on a Global Scale
Michele Meyer-Shipp
, CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide
6:30 - 9:00 i4cp Beach Blast at Sunset Beach

Wednesday, March 29: General Session

6:30 - 7:30 PT Best Buddies Friendship Walk
For the 10th consecutive year, i4cp hosts a special Best Buddies Friendship Walk - join us as we walk to raise awareness and move toward creating a society in which we are all celebrated and valued for our differences.
7:30 Breakfast + Connextion Café
8:30 Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them
Gary Hamel, Professor & Author, London Business School
9:30 Reimagining Your People Experience
Yolanda Seals-Coffield
, US Chief People Officer, PwC
10:30 Creating Extraordinary Experiences Only Happen When the HR + IT are in Lockstep
Jacqui Canney
, Chief People Officer, ServiceNow
Kellie Romack, SVP, Digital Employee Experience, ServiceNow
11:10 Panel: High-Performance Employee Skills and Mobility Practices
Jennifer Landis, SVP & CHRO, Black Hills Corporation
Kim Rose, Executive Director of People Experience, Analytics and Digital Innovation, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Brenda Sugrue, Chief Learning Officer, EY
Thomas Stone, Sr. Research Analyst, i4cp (moderator)
12:00 Lunch / Virtual Chats
1:00 Virtual Conversation: Putting Psychological Safety Into Practice
Amy Edmondson
, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, the Harvard Business School
1:30 Imagining Your Next Practices with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®
John Brewer, Chief Bard, The Conference Bard
Darcy Roberts, Principal, Spiral by Design
This session is not available to virtual attendees.
2:30 Visible Collaboration to Enable Better Collaboration
Hemerson Paes, Sr. Global Network Catalyst, Roche
3:20 CHRO Daily Live
Amber Burton
, Senior Writer, Fortune & Editor, CHRO Daily
Christine Deputy, Chief People Officer, Pinterest
4:10 Award Ceremony
Join us as we award the greatest organizations and people achievements of the last year, including the presentation of our Member of the Year and High-Performance Awards, and the Next Practice Awards.
4:45 - 6:30 i4cp Award Reception and Happy Hour
Dress up or dress down to honor the award recipients again, and connect with your peers in a relaxed outdoor setting where drinks, food, and more will be served.

Thursday, March 30: General Session

7:30 - 8:30 PT Breakfast + Connextion Café
8:30 Solving the Human Energy Crisis Starts By Creating a Sustainable Workforce
Joe Whittinghill
, Corporate Vice President, Talent, Learning & Insights, Microsoft
9:10 Panel: Corporate Board & CHRO Alignment
Leah Sweet, Board Member, GoDaddy / Versapay / BMC Software
Kristen Robinson, Former Chief People Officer, Splunk
Kevin Martin, Chief Research Officer, i4cp
9:50 Virtual Conversation: Sustainability & Building Healthy Corporate Citizenship
Todd Jacobson
, SVP, Head of Social Responsibility, National Basketball Association
10:40 The Implications of ChatGPT in HR
Judy Albers
, Director, Research Enablement, i4cp
Mollie Lombardi, Senior Research Analyst, i4cp
11:20 Culture Fitness: Healthy Habits of High-Performance Organizations
Kevin Oakes
, CEO, i4cp
11:55 Closing Remarks
Kevin Oakes
, CEO, i4cp



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