August Virtual: Gaining Better Insight Into Worker Needs and Ambitions

Wednesday, August 07, 2024


Employee Engagement: Gaining Better Insight Into Worker Needs and Ambitions

From traditional methods like town-hall meetings and surveys to new technology, leaders need well-drawn insights about evolving patterns and trends in their workforces. How can fresh approaches, including AI and other technology, be deployed in a way that brings new understanding yet still respects privacy and the individual human factors at play? What approaches will bring employers new empathy for worker needs, ambitions, and well-being? 

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Fireside Chat
12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight
01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Leveraging New Technology to Gain Insight into Workforce Engagement (Panel)

Deploying AI and other new technology in employee engagement while respecting privacy and considering individual human factors requires a thoughtful approach. What strategies can leaders employ to effectively convey the purpose, objectives, and advantages of using data for gauging employee engagement? How can organizations establish effective feedback loops to encourage continuous improvement and gather valuable insights from employees?



Sarah Waltman, VP, Global Talent Management & Organizational Development, Dentsply Sirona 

Chris Coultas, PhD, Senior Director, Employee Performance & Engagement, McKesson 

Rebecca Warren, Director, Talent Centered Transformation, Eightfold

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
Talkspace Thought Leadership Spotlight

Andrea Cooper, Chief People Officer, Talkspace

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Leading with Influence: Inspiring and Motivating Teams (Workshop)

Join ThinkHuman for an interactive workshop on how to harness your ability to Influence positive change in your organization and beyond. ️ This session focuses on Stakeholder Empathy: amplifying your empathy for where others stand and how you can connect your task to what matters to them.

You will shift your orientation from how you feel and what you want, to understanding and empathy for what matters to others and creating a collective vision, and also develop practical tools to elevate your availability to influence across the organization -- regardless of title or “formal” authority. You will learn how to strengthen credibility with others, frame a conversation so the decision maker is open to what you have to say, craft compelling messages that enable you to connect emotionally to your stakeholders, learn why stakeholders say no, and develop skills for guiding the conversation so that the decision maker’s concerns and objections become non-issues.


Jake Fishbein, Executive Coach & Facilitator, ThinkHuman

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Empowering Leaders to Build the Desired Employee Experience (Workshop)

This workshop, designed for HR professionals and organizational leaders eager to transform their workplace culture, will explore the pivotal role leaders play in shaping an exceptional employee experience. We'll provide attendees with actionable strategies and key mindsets to help maximize leaders' positive impact and uncover why leaders are essential to building a great employee experience. You'll learn best practices for empowering leaders to drive employee engagement, improve retention, and boost productivity, along with takeaways on leveraging technology to help leaders create an environment for employees to and contribute to organizational success.


Rob Catalano, Chief Engagement Officer, WorkTango

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Accolade Workshop

Angela Suthrave, VP, Product Management, Accolade

Kelli Burns, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Accolade

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Building Upon Workplace Culture Through Recognition and Engagement (Panel)

When employees feel recognized and engaged, a workplace culture that supports productivity, loyalty, and overall organizational success is built. How can leaders effectively implement programs that go beyond financial incentives to ensure employees feel valued and appreciated? What are some innovative approaches to boost employee engagement, especially in remote or hybrid work environments, and how can leaders measure the effectiveness of these initiatives?



Jacqueline Silvestrov, Head of WOW! Colleague Experiences, Engagement and Appreciation, TD  

Michelle Bartlett, Senior Director Change Management, Akamai 

Steve Artnz, CEO, Campfire

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Fireside Chat
04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks: Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One