2018 Performance Management Innovation Conference

Coaching Managers to Connect, Engage, and Drive Business Goals with Frequent Feedback

May 17-18, 2018 | Chicago, IL

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00-4:30 PM

Registration

7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-9:45 AM
Presenters:
Karin Hurt, Co-Author “Winning Well: Managing the Art of the Tough Conversation”
David Dye, Co- Author “Winning Well: Managing the Art of the Tough Conversation”
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As an HR professional you’ve mastered the art of the tough conversation, but how do you build this critical competency at every level of the organization?

How do you help your managers hold people accountable while building the relationships they need for future success?

How do you create a culture where employees at all levels are encouraged to talk about what’s not working in a productive, solutions-focused way?

In this interactive program, Karin and David will answer these questions by teaching you about the Winning Well model of tough conversations.

You will learn:

  • The tools needed to solve 90 percent of your tough conversations before they happen
  • How to ‘Ditch the Diaper Genie’ and have the conversations you need to have
  • The I.N.S.P.I.R.E. method of delivering tough feedback
  • The Competence/Confidence Model for meeting employees where they are
  • The critical questions for the conversation you must have with yourself
  • Owning the U.G.L.Y. - how to ask strategic questions that get to the heart of the conversation

U- What are we Underestimating?

G- What’s got to Go

L- Where are we Losing?

Y- Where are we missing the Yes?

9:45-9:50 AM

5-Minute Stretch Break

10:35-10:45 AM
Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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How many times do you attend events, take a lot of notes, but then fail to put them into place when you return to work?

This session is designed to break that cycle by giving you the chance to apply real-world “hacking” techniques to your biggest HR challenges and problems.

The end result? Through this creative destruction, we will break some of our old thinking, create new solutions, and then share our work with the other attendees at the end of the event.

If you are an innovative leader that needs a creative outlet, join us.

If could use some ideas for how to be more innovative, join us.

If want to take a break from listening and do some hands-on work, join us.

It is a known fact that a team or company can never outgrow its leaders. If we want our companies to be innovative, as HR leaders we need to practice innovation. In this special session, two proven voices in the HR community will moderate participatory sessions designed to help you learn the concepts of hackathons and apply them to the workplace with experiential learning exercises.

10:45-11:25 AM

Morning Networking Break

12:05-12:45 PM
Presenter:
Jennifer Atkins, Compensation Manager, CarMax, Inc.
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This session will provide insight on decoupling pay from performance by exploring how to craft a program that administers pay separately from performance.

I will provide a “how to” approach on compensation administration using a set of holistic pay factors, and cover how to move into a performance management model that focuses on frequent conversations between the manager and employee to drive performance.

Using a specific case study from the University of Virginia, attendees will learn how to move from a traditional model of pay for performance into an innovative holistic model focused on the alignment of business goals to the performance of individual employees.

This session will explore successful change management and communication strategies to enable change and maintain alignment between business objectives, compensation and performance management.

After participating in this session, attendees will:

  • Learn how to modernize the traditional management of base pay to de-couple the pay for performance model; understand what a holistic approach to base pay is and what factors should be considered
  • Understand the impacts and how to manage performance after de-coupling it from the annual merit increase process; explain how to coach managers and provide support to have more robust and frequent performance conversations
  • Provide steps to take to enable change by continually evaluating and adjusting the de-coupled program to match organizational needs
12:45-1:45 PM

Lunch

2:25-2:30 PM

5-Minute Stretch Break

3:10-3:50 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

5:00-6:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Party

Friday, May 18, 2018

7:30-10:00 AM

Registration

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

10:50-11:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

12:10-1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10-2:10 PM
Presenters:
Diane Crawford, Formerly Director, Underwriting Operations, Co-operators General Insurance Company
Dr. John Crawford, Clinic Director, Arbour Health Group
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Leading edge neuroscience has provided new insight into the biological principles that drive human behavior.

There are many misconceptions about the brain, but ongoing scientific discoveries continue to aid in our understanding of how our brain affects us as individuals and teams. To understand how we can leverage this knowledge in the realm of both the individual and the organization, we delve into several areas that help to maximize potential. The concept of the ever-changing brain is reviewed, as well as the impact such change has on overall wellbeing and performance.

We explore concepts relating to the life of brain cells, the idea of transitory brain connections, the aging brain and the idea of brain re-programming. We investigate tactics that may be utilized by leveraging this information and impacting performance.

Dr. John Crawford explains the neuroscientific principles that may be utilized to improve personal effectiveness, performance and team strength by maximizing brain health. A unique group activity will demonstrate the principles in real time. The workshop portion will appeal to both the analytical and creative traits that may be found within each of us.

After the engaging workshop you will:

  • Understand “brain plasticity” – specifically neuroplasticity
  • Learn how to identify factors which that contribute to increased brain productivity
  • Learn how creativity and cognitive change relates to improved brain function and impacts individuals and their performance
  • Discover practical ideas to apply personally and professionally
2:10-2:15 PM

5-Minute Stretch Break

2:55-3:35 PM
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Employees are hired by companies, but they quit because of their managers.

The LEAP leadership model helps managers avert this troubling trend by giving them a valuable road map to maximize their teams' potential. In this program, you'll hear about instructive case studies that support this model and provide clear direction for common workplace scenarios. Using LEAP, you'll be better positioned to become an exemplary leader by discovering how to avoid common pitfalls -- and how to cultivate a motivated and engaged workforce. Learn to inspire the great, manage the good and release the bad in this interactive session.

You will learn:

  • The most direct strategies for getting things done through others
  • How to document performance in a way that holds direct reports accountable
  • A proven leadership model developed to get the most out of your team
3:35-4:00 PM
Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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How many times do you attend events, take a lot of notes, but then fail to put them into place when you return to work? This session is designed to break that cycle by giving you the chance to apply real-world “hacking” techniques to your biggest HR challenges and problems.

The end result? Through this creative destruction, we will break some of our old thinking, create new solutions, and then share our work with the other attendees at the end of the event.

If you are an innovative leader that needs a creative outlet, join us.

If could use some ideas for how to be more innovative, join us.

If want to take a break from listening and do some hands-on work, join us.

It is a known fact that a team or company can never outgrow its leaders. If we want our companies to be innovative, we need to practice this ourselves as HR leaders. In this special session, two proven voices in the HR community will moderate participatory sessions designed to help you learn the concepts of hackathons and apply them to the workplace with experiential learning exercises.