Managers Cultivating an Experience of Connection: The New Roadmap
Thursday, February 9th | 12pm ET
Fostering a culture of connection for employees is one of the single most powerful drivers of attracting and retaining talent. Employees who feel a meaningful sense of connection at work are more productive, engaged, resilient, and likely to stay longer at their organization.
However, the task of delivering a cultural experience infused with connection has become far more challenging in this new era of hybrid and remote work. Research demonstrates that managers are one of the linchpins in providing a connected experience for their team members, but they’re operating without a playbook in this shifted business landscape.
Join Achievers and Contemporary Leadership Advisors for a panel discussion focused on how leaders can provide their teams with the experience of a connected culture.
Join us to learn:
- The spoken and unspoken challenges that managers are facing in delivering an experience of connection
- Effective tactics to drive connection for employees who operate remotely or in a hybrid capacity
- A model of Connected Culture that managers at every level can leverage to achieve success
Global Head of Talent
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner
& CLA’s Chief
Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development,
As the head of talent and organization development at Zoom Video Communications, Jodi is responsible for driving all aspects of employee development and engagement by designing experiences that touch every single point of the employee life cycle from post-hire to exit. Jodi has had several in-house executive leadership positions in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors in organizational, talent, and learning management.
Chief People and Diversity Officer, Chief People and Diversity Officer
Cheryl is Chief People Officer at SmileDirectClub, the pioneer of doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy. With more than 20 years of experience in strategic people and organizational development, Cheryl enables the growth of the business through its team members, striving to maintain SmileDirectClub’s strong company culture through values-based leadership. Cheryl has global oversight of talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, team member relations and engagement, HR information systems, and learning and development for SmileDirectClub’s business across the globe.
Head of Manager Excellence, Zurich North America
Teresa has been with Zurich Insurance since 2013. Her career began with Allstate where she spent over 20 years in progressive leadership roles. She also worked in consulting and higher education. She has a track record of success leading growth and turnaround initiatives, facilitating business rationalization and divestitures, and driving improved revenue, profit and market performance. She is known for her strong commitment to people development and her versatile approach to engage and inspire teams and individuals.
Dr. Natalie Baumgartner
Achievers Chief Workforce Scientist & CLA’s Chief Research Officer
Natalie serves in a dual role as both Chief Workforce Scientist at Achievers and as Partner and Chief Research Officer at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA). She is an engagement and culture thought leader and evangelist, with keen insight into the depth and breadth of the employee experience and workplace belonging. Natalie has spent her career translating engagement and culture research into solutions that help organizations achieve high performance.
Managing Partner, CLA
Steve is co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership (ICL) and Managing Partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA), where he works with clients at the intersection of technology and organizational effectiveness. Prior to co-founding ICL and CLA, he served on the Senior Leadership Team in AlixPartners Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness practice and was the Partner in charge of Human Capital Consulting at Philosophy IB (since acquired by Heidrick & Struggles).