A taste of ACE
When bright minds gather, brilliant ideas ignite. Make room to be inspired, and to inspire others, at the edge of EX. When you attend ACE, you become one to Change the Way the World Works.
A conversation on Black Lives Matter: how to motivate change at work and at home
This honest and important discussion among global talent, culture, and EX leaders covers racial biases in the workplace and explores the experiences of those most impacted. Highlighting what the BLM movement means for people and organizations, intersectionality is a focus of this rich discussion. When bringing one’s whole self to work means not having to act like we’re not living in a world wrestling with atrocities, how can workplaces create safe spaces and resources – while focusing on being productive?
How Sun Life launched a recognition platform that skyrocketed employee connection
Launching a recognition program at the start of the pandemic, Sun Life quickly discovered the platform benefits for engagement and connection with 4,000 recognitions in the first month. Providing the support that people really needed, the platform showcased people going above and beyond, making a difference. As they navigated their own unique challenges, one thing remained the same: they were all in it together. The future of work will never look like business-as usual – a change for the better.
Activating an employee-powered culture with relevancy: science, tech, and advice
Through change management – and working harder than ever to engage employees as employees ourselves – one thing remains the same: the need for creating the conditions to make it easy for people to be productive, find meaning, and get great ideas heard. Ultimately, where people feel they belong. Understanding the difference between engagement (commitment and enthusiasm) and EX (responsibility for the conditions for engagement) is a gateway to driving relevancy and understanding what works at work.
C-Suite Discussions: Re-centering Around the Employee Experience
A dynamic discussion featuring some of the world’s top chief people officers exploring their journeys with cultivating a “future proof” employee experience centered on belonging. Learn from some of the hardest-hit industries throughout the pandemic – endurance in healthcare; retention in hospitality – and how recognition programs help foster creative ways to engage employees, build relationships, and reinforce purpose. Consider not just the employee experience, but the entire human experience.
How Seattle Children’s recognition program spread good news in dire times at work
Launching their new recognition platform as the pandemic hit, and being in the country’s first viral hot spot, Seattle Children leveraged their recognition platform for an internal communications campaign to raise awareness of colleagues doing incredible things for their patients and one another. The #COVID10Heros thread shared good news at a time when it was needed more than ever. The platform had immense value in a time of extreme pivots and demonstrated the power of recognition for support.
Your blueprint to getting recognition right in the workplace, with myths debunked
Research shows that not all recognition is created equal. Efforts instilling a culture of recognition work best when recognitions are specific, frequent, democratized, inclusive, timely, and decoupled from rewards. Common myths are debunked about employee recognition, and a break down of the blueprint to getting it right for the workplace is covered. Learn what makes the difference between recognition programs that work – and which miss the mark – from learnings of hundreds of program deliveries.
How General Motors pivoted production to support pandemic response
Shifting sharply to build ventilators and produce face masks, GM was a leader in the early pandemic response. But no move was made without safety first – a highly valued way of doing business. At GM, it means fostering wellbeing in an environment where people bring their whole selves to work. A perfect example of the incredible things an organization can achieve when it lives and breathes its values, and in GM’s case it was literally lives saved in the communities in which employees live and work.
DE&I today: a conversation around getting it right with passionate change makers
Without strategy and structure, most DE&I initiatives fall flat. In this session, global HR leaders who have followed their passions to create roles in the DE&I space share their stories of developing and implementing successful initiatives – having the courage to face all the learnings and unlearnings along the way. From newly established to tenured and evolving, each of our panelists’ journeys will provide you with insights and actions to help build and sustain your company’s own DE&I strategy.
Managing employee resource groups and emerging issues critical to people at work
Join our ERG Alliance discussion, where Amanda Pate from Sun Life Financial, a member of the ERG Alliance, sits down with Bianca West & Breanne Woodrow from Achievers to discuss Sun Life Financials ERG journey. In this session they will discuss emerging topics in the ERG space, best practices in programming and how to tie your ERGs to business outcomes.