Rediscovering Community Amid Changing Corporate Values

In an environment of constant workplace change, how can employers create a consistent community that builds enduring bonds of trust with workers? Our one-day live conference will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement for an up-to-the-minute conversation on topics such as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents.

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
East Wing Lobby & Breeze Way Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
East Wing Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:55 AM
East Wing Leading With Humanity: What Younger Workers Expect From Their Managers (Fireside Chat)

A leading HR practitioner and researcher will shed light on how different generations work together in the workplace–and have different ideas about what they expect in a leader. What’s the difference between a motivational leader and an inspirational one? And why is spending time working in an in-person environment helpful for your career?


Maribel Diz, SVP, HR, People Team, Visa


Jane Wooldridge, Senior Director of Journalism Sustainability and Partnerships, Miami Herald 

09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
East Wing Session Introduction


 Jonathan Murray, Head of Empowerly for Employers, Empowerly

09:55 AM - 10:40 AM
East Wing How All Managers Can Become Leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Panel)

It’s not just one department’s responsibility anymore. For DEI ambitions to be attainable, all managers need to understand these values and embrace the habits of inclusion, one relationship at a time. How do successful companies bring managers over this threshold? How can the various identities and responsibilities of workers be supported, from family care support to mental health needs? What do enlightened managers say has been most effective in changing their outlook and practices?


Ashaki Rucker, SVP, HR, Telemundo Enterprises & Latin America, NBCUniversal

Diane Psaras, EVP, Chief HR Officer, VITAS Healthcare 

Stefano Boero, SVP, People & Culture, Amadeus IT Group

Zoe Hernandez Wolfe, VP, Talent Management & Development, Baptist Health 

Siran Cao, Co-Founder and CEO, Mirza 


Paul Bomberger, Veteran South Florida Business Editor

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
East Wing Reimagine Your HR team to Grow & Engage Talent in the Age of AI (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Today’s workforce expects opportunities to advance their skills and careers. But many HR teams are not structured to deliver career mobility outcomes. This session invites you to engage in a conversation centered around reimagining your HR team’s approach. Key topics of discussion will include driving career mobility for all employees, building tangible career pathways for in-demand roles, revamping outdated HR and L&D structures to unlock opportunity, and preparing for the new impacts of AI in the HR function.


Greg Pryor, SVP, Learning & Outcomes, Guild

Drew Holler, Chief HR Officer, Lennar

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
East Wing Lobby & Breeze Way Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Library Gallery How to Recruit the Employees You Already Have (Workshop)

The last three years have witnessed record levels of resignation and historic labor shortages amid shifting expectations of what work should look like so that it works for employees. With many organizations challenged by economic uncertainty, hiring your way out of the problem may no longer be an option. In this interactive session, David Bator, managing director of Achievers Workforce Institute, will leverage primary and applied research to provide a tactical, practical roadmap on how organizations can focus on Connection, Celebration, Compensation and Choice to recruit the employees they already have.


David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute, Achievers

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Gallery A Workplace Well-Being Revolution: Building a Sustainable Strategy (Workshop)

Establishing the foundation of a well-being strategy is one of the more important things people leaders can do for their modern workforce. And maintaining momentum throughout the year is what truly makes a difference in everyone’s life. Learn the four tenets of workplace well-being, how to reframe your benefits to be more accessible, and how to take care of the full employee. We will explore the vital role managers and champions play in modeling the desired culture. Join the revolution and learn how to build a comprehensive well-being program, full of creative ideas and designed to be efficient and effective.


Alexandra Powell, Director of Client Cultural Insights, Reward Gateway

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Gallery B What’s a White Guy Doing in a Space Like This? (Workshop)

As much as DEI efforts aim to open up conversations about our different identities, there is a lot that goes unsaid. Fear is the biggest reason. Fear of saying the wrong thing, fear of identity assumptions, and fear of being ignorant. How do we motivate engagement with DEI when it can all seem so fraught with risk? DEI should not be the work solely of those who have been marginalized or disadvantaged. It ineeds active engagement from everyone to drive positive change. In this workshop, we’ll take on some of that risk with the goal of helping everyone find their place in the DEI conversation and movement in order to speed progress towards equitable workplaces and belonging for all.


Jonathan Yeo, Founder, The Potential Space

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
East Wing Lobby & Breeze Way Lunch
01:25 PM - 02:10 PM
East Wing How Career Growth Can Be a Part of Employee Experience From the Beginning (Panel)

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company’s learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?


Loren Blandon, Global Head of Learning & Growth, VMLY&R 

Jackie Perez, VP, HR, Corporate Functions, Lennar

Toni Banket, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development & Employee Branding Strategy, Edwards Vacuum

Amy Turner, Talent Operations Leader, Senior Director, RSM US

Brian Bark, Market Leader and EVP, Aon 


Joe Johnson, Contributor, WLRN 

02:10 PM - 02:35 PM
East Wing Creating a Culture of Feedback: Embracing the Discomfort (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

We all know that feedback is critical to effective teamwork, but we also know that delivering feedback effectively comes with a plethora of challenges. How do you provide constructive feedback to employees who receive feedback poorly? How do you strike the balance between direct and compassionate? And how do you ensure that you remain open to feedback in the process? In this interactive keynote, Willie Jackson, partner and head of growth for ReadySet, will highlight the tools and skills that effective managers are practicing. Through a combination of open dialogue, best practices for framing and delivery, and research-based scenario discussions, you’ll leave with some actionable tips for creating a culture of feedback on your teams.


Willie Jackson, Partner, Head of Growth, ReadySet

02:35 PM - 03:00 PM
East Wing Lobby & Breeze Way Coffee Break
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
East Wing Making Work Meaningful in an Uncertain World (Panel)

Work has caused burnout, to be sure, but it can also bring a sense of purpose, satisfaction, and even stability. What is the role of companies to bring a sense of meaning to their enterprises at a time when workers are doing a lot of soul-searching about the role of work in their lives? How can employers connect their business with the things that employees care about?


Federico Demarin, Chief People Officer, Latam, GroupM 

Abbe Partee, VP, Head of Global Certified Learning, DHL Supply Chain

Shawn Moore, Director, DE&I, Ross Stores 

David Bator, Managing Director, Achievers Workforce Institute, Achievers 

Rachel Schneider, CEO & Founder, Canary 


Constance Jones, News Anchor, NBC 6 News 

03:45 PM - 04:10 PM
East Wing How to Nurture Career Growth by Showing Workers What’s Possible (Fireside Chat)

The head of talent for a global cruise line tells how the company refocused career development with a “Five Destination” program to help employees explore their aspirations, see the possibilities, and get launched on their journeys.


Ana Maria Sencovici, Chief Talent Officer, Royal Caribbean Group


Tom Hudson, Senior Economics Editor & Special Correspondent, WLRN-NPR News 

04:10 PM - 04:15 PM
East Wing Closing Remarks
04:15 PM - 05:30 PM
East Wing Lobby & Breeze Way Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Rubell Museum, a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art in a converted warehouse in Wynwood, Miami.