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Work Now + In the Future

A Virtual Gathering with livingHR & Friends

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September

Date
September 17, 2020

Time
12:00 - 1:30pm EST

October

Date
October 22, 2020

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TBD

December

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December 3, 2020

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TBD

January

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January 14, 2020

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TBD

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Year in Review

After a year of learning, we'll look back at some past topics, compare to emerging trends, and see where the future of work (and now) takes us next.

livingHR has pivoted its usual in-person events to a completely virtual experience with its Work Now + In The Future event series. Each month, we host a virtual gathering with experts to share actionable ideas about work, talent, humanity, tech, brand, space, and everything in between that impacts our experience at work.  

This series was created to give rise to real conversations with leaders who want to keep it real; to crowdsource all we can do better right now for our people and for ourselves; to cut through the noise, jargon, and talking points in order to give way to what we all need - true connection, empathy, honesty, and support.

Tickets to these event are always free and always include an option to donate to a different non-profit organization that we rotate each month. We welcome you to come as you are, from where you are, to join us in learning and growing together.   Looking to re-watch one of our talks? You can find them here!

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Lessons From Our Panelists

"Communication has to change in terms of content and the way we communicate (empathy) and the tools."

Madeline Laurano

"You can gain or lose customers based on how you’re treating people."

Ryan O'Donnell
CEO + Co-Founder, EmployUs

"We as leaders need to make sure our employees are not connected 24/7. Its not healthy. We need to disconnect and be with our families."

Thomas Ajspur
CEO, ENAVATE

"There is no one size fit all, focus on what works for you and your organization and not others."

Skip Marshall
Chief Executive Officer, InTech Ideas

"Put in group meetings that are truly social - not work related and take into account generational and personality aspects."

Star Carter
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Kanarys

"Why are you trying to figure out what your employees problems are, why don’t you ask them. Ask them. Stop problem solving and ask them what they need."

Christofer Peterson
SVP People & Culture, Dagger

"You have to be more flexible… and mindful about different people's work experiences and home realities. You have to look at them even more as the whole person to ensure they're not marginalized because they can't commit to the same digital commitment that others might be able to."

Brandon Keao
Director of Product - Core, Bitly

"There's probably never been a better time to put {employee experience} under the microscope and try to drive something really powerful to humanize what work is."

Perry Timms
Founder and Chief Energy Officer, People and Transformational HR Ltd

"We need to make sure the understanding of technology, the availability of technology, and the embracing of technology happens."

Shveta Miglani
Global Head of Learning and Development, Micron Technology

"It’s very important to have a workforce that is able to leverage the benefits of different experiences and to be able to work together."

Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Baker McKenzie

"It's important to make sure our own client base is representative of what we want our company to be as well."

Founder & CEO, AM Public Relations

"If you show people that there’s a path they can take, that’s really important."

Founder & CEO, VanHack

"Looking internally at the people you have and what’s important to them has to happen first."

John Wilson

"Flexibility is about providing the options that fit both the employer and the employee."

Co Founder, Syncaroo

"We have to be flexible enough to listen and to understand what our workforce wants."

Managing Principal, Cushman Wakefield

"We have to start actually asking our employees questions and paying attention to what they have to say and what their concerns are."

"One awesome conversation that is coming out of the ability to work from home is not just where you work but it’s when and how you work."

Vice President of People & Culture, Wonolo

"The first thing that employers need to figure out is if returning people to the workplace is needed."

Partner, Mercer

"Have a game plan in terms of what skills you need to be coming back into your workplace."

"We all have to be prepared for a workforce that is going to be much more psychologically vulnerable than they’ve ever been before."

"We’re going to start seeing different types of candidates coming through the pipeline than what you saw before and this is a really good time to rethink what your talent strategy is."

Head of Business Services, Invista Talent

"COVID-19 has really opened the eyes of people about needing technology. people want to be connected to people and that’s what technology is offering the ability to do."

HCM Consultant, iSolved

"Organizations can focus on building a level of psychological safety. Communicate with your people more. Give them the sense of connectedness and belonging that they’re probably striving for right now. "

Influencer

"At a minimum, don’t underestimate the importance of communicating with your employees, thanking them for being there and just going with the flow. Make sure they know about the resources that are available."

Partner, Constangy

"We really do need organizations who have leaders that create an environment where employees really feel empowered and free to talk to any level of employee."

HR Director, Baker McKenzie

"Prioritizing employee wellbeing to cater to individual physical, emotional and financial wellbeing and mental health is something that can be really useful and helpful to employees. One solution may not work for all."

Head of Human Resources, Smule

"If you’re reinforcing your values it’s going to pay off by building trust and respect and loyalty of both your people and your customers."

"Don’t lose sight of the struggles of everyone in your workplace right now."

Founder, Job Mobz

"It’s never going to be a post COVID. I do truly really hope, at the end of the day, this is the beginning of global social justice and change."

Kevin Grossman
President and Board Member, Talent Board HR

"It is never impractical to listen."

Ellen Buchman 

“By focusing on communication at both the executive and workforce level, and helping people communicate we will change the world of work, and maybe even change society.”

Laurie Ruettimann
Writer, Speaker, Author and Instructor, Punk Rock HR/ LinkedIn

“People don’t trust you because you say you can be trusted, people trust you because you show them you’re trustworthy.”

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery
Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences, MESH Diversity

“We have to start questioning, what does right look like, what does good look like?”

Giselle Mota
Principal, Future of Work, ADP

“Create a space where people become not just better employees, but better people. That’s how we start to make our change on the world.”

Culture Architect, International Keynote Speaker and Recovering HR Executive, Tony Moore Speaks

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Forbes Human Resources Council

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Best Places to Work

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Fast Company

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HR Person of The Year Award

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2k
attendees engaging, sharing, growing.
$38k+
generated by our events combined.
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Non-profit organizations supported.
past WNIF events + our other events

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Work Now + In the Future (July)

This event featured two groups of experts speaking on the topic of work now and in the future, but more specifically:


Group 1 - A conversation around DEI, talent, talent brand, your brand-stand.

Anna Brown; Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, Baker McKenzie
John Wilson; CEO, WilsonHCG
Ilya Brotzky; Founder & CEO, VanHack
Ashley Moore; Founder & CEO, AM Public Relations


Group 2 - Designing work for a more flexible future: remote, gig, spaces, and leveraging tech.

Katie Evans-Reber; Vice President of People & Culture, Wonolo
Ben Eubanks; Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Scott Garlick; Managing Principal, Cushman Wakefield
Robert Kropp; Co Founder, Syncaroo

This panel was moderated by Jared Fitzpatrick of livingHR and Cynthia Cancio Perez of Trinet.

This event supported the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.

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Work Now + In the Future (June)

This event featured a conversation around anti-racism in and outside of the workplace with Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences @ MESH Diversity and Ellen Buchman, President @ The Opportunity Agenda.

We continued the dialogue with our work experts around leading workplaces to a better future, leading through challenging times, the future of hiring, and more.

Expert Panelists

Ellen Buchman; President, The Opportunity Agenda
Dr. Leeno Karumanchery; Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences, MESH Diversity
Shveta Miglani; Global Head of Learning and Development, Micron Technology
Kevin Grossman; President and Board Membe, Talent Board HR
Jesse Tinsley; Founder, Job Mobz
Jennifer McClure; CEO, DisruptHR
Renee Agler; HR Director, Baker McKenzie
Jyoti Khadgawat; Head of Human Resources, Smule

This event supported The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab that works to advance the impact of the social justice community.

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Work Now + In the Future (May)

Our first event in the WNIF series covered what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work. We launched this virtual series to stay safesocially distanced, but still facilitate this conversation that’s more important than ever.

Our panelists covered a broad range of topics from a number of perspectives, including law, real estate and space, psychology, marketing, economics, and technology.

Expert Panelists

Marie Chinnici-Everitt; Chief Marketing Officer, DTCC
Kristina York; Principal, Co-Founder, Create+Co
Steve Morey; Senior Vice President, Economic Development Council
Madison Butler; VP of People & Culture, Sourced Craft Cocktails
Amy Newberg; Head of Business Services, Invista Talent
Matthew Snook; Partner, Mercer
Mark Fleagle; HCM Consultant, iSolved
Iggy Garcia; Partner, Ogletree Deakins
Cherie Silberman; Partner, Constangy
Clara Reynolds; CEO, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

This event supported The Crisis Crisis Center of Tampa Bay which works to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here!

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Work Now + In the Future (August)

This event featured a conversation about what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work, specifically around belonging.

Expert Panelists

Shereen Daniels; Managing Director, HR rewired
Katrina Gay; National Director Strategic Partnerships, NAMI
Jackye Clayton; Director of Customer Success, HiringSolved

This event supported NAMI, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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Work Now + In the Future (September)

This event featured a conversation about what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work, specifically around Employee Experience and Redesigning Work.

Expert Panelists

Perry Timms; Founder and Chief Energy Officer, People and Transformational HR Ltd
Brandon Keao; Core Director of Product, Bitly
Christofer Peterson; Senior Director/HR/Talent and Engagement, Hearts and Science

This event supported Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger.

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Work Now + In the Future (October)

This event featured a conversation about what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work, specifically around technology in the workplace and how it's transforming and furthering humanity at work.

Expert Panelists

Thomas Ajspur; CEO, ENAVATE
Star Carter; COO and General Counsel, Kanarys
Ryan O'Donnell; CEO + Co-Founder, EmployUs
Skip Marshall; CEO, InTech Ideas
Madeline Laurano; Founder, Aptitude Research

This event supported EveryoneOn, the national non-profit organization working to eliminate the digital divide through partnerships with the technology industry, content creators, libraries and other organizations to deliver free and affordable technology and training to all Americans.

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Work Now + In the Future (December)

This event featured a conversation about what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work, specifically around wellbeing in the workplace.

Expert Panelists

Lindsay Schutte Crittendon, Head, HeadspaceMelissa E. Milanak, Ph.D., Clinical Assessment Advisor, PARNatalia Levey, Author, Speaker, + Certified Health Nutrition Coach, Healthy IntentKim Pope, Chief Operating Officer, WilsonHCG

This event supported OnBikes, who are simply doing their part in restoring the self-confidence, health, and overall well-being of at-risk kids in the community.

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Work Now + In the Future (January)

This event featured a conversation about what’s happening now and what we can expect for the future of work, specifically around Leading More “HUMAN” Workplaces in a Digital World.

Expert Panelists

Laurie Ruettimann, Writer, Speaker, Author and Instructor, Punk Rock HR/ LinkedInJen Glor, Chief Transformation Officer, VologyTony Moore, Culture Architect, International Keynote Speaker and Recovering HR Executive, Tony Moore SpeaksGiselle Mota, Principal, Future of Work, ADP

This event supported Teach For All, who are developing collective leadership in classrooms and communities around the world.

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Fe league

Fe league is a passion project of livingHR. A gathering of female leaders who are interested in sharing ideas, discussing passions without politicking, and in learning from one another in order to grow their personal and professional lives. Learn more here.

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DisruptHR Tampa (2018, 2019, 2020 TBD)

Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the talent field. DisruptHR Tampa 2020 has been postponed. Learn more here..

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Caresgiving (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 TBD)

Caresgiving is an annual gathering that gives back. livingHR hosts our clients, partners, friends, family, and community for a giving-themed event each year's end. 2020 marks our 4th Caresgiving event! Date and details to be announced.

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