Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Talent Strategies for When You’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203
We’re not in Kansas anymore, and we may never be there again.
The modern marketplace for federal contractors continues to change and we must continue to change along with it.
Join us for this thought-provoking day of learning and interactive dialogue about the current state of the talent market, where we go from here, and how we get there.
PSC members: $175
HumanR subscribers: FREE! (use this paper form)
We’re not in Kansas anymore . . .
Today, federal contractors face a startling new reality. After two decades of steady growth, federal procurement spending has declined or remained stagnant for two consecutive years. In addition, the stark political climate has raised the possibility of “across-the-board” budget cuts in federal agencies, placing further pressure on federal contractors’ ability to be successful.
How do we get to Oz?
Regardless of how we have arrived in this new environment, the goal of federal contractors remains the same – running a business that provides maximum value to its customers, employees, and owners. So how do organizations meet this goal in this new era of uncertainty?
Follow the yellow brick road!
an increasingly competitive and uncertain market, maintaining a focus on
driving effectiveness and managing talent as a competitive advantage is more
important than ever. Join us for a detailed discussion of what types of
strategies are organizations exploring to adapt to the changing environment?
What is the current status of employee engagement initiatives? What can
organizations do to build meaningful engagement for the future?
What is the state of employee engagement initiatives now? What can organizations do to build engagement in the future?
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
||Setting the Stage
Mary Saily, CEO, HumanR – connecting the conference theme to “The Wizard of Oz”
Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel, PSC – State of the Government
||State of the Industry
Three presentations will report on trends in industry financial performance and employee loyalty.
- Jack Gocke, Wells Fargo – Industry Financial Performance
- Katherine Briceno, Consultant, HumanR – Turnover trends and other HR metrics
- Suzanne Logan, Manager of Engagement Services, HumanR – Federal contractor employee engagement data findings
||Industry Panel: The State of Employee Engagement Initiatives
Facilitated by Talisa Ernstman
Senior HR leaders will share their experiences with driving employee engagement in these extraordinary times.
- Candice Mendenhall, Senior Vice President of HR at ICF International
- Catherine Olinger, Vice President and Chief Capital Officer at ASI Government
- Janemarie Maselli, Principal, HR Strategic Initiatives at SRA International
- Kurt Cowles, Deputy Director Corporate HR at the MITRE Corporation
- Tom Painter, Vice President of HR at ManTech
||Table Discussion: Challenges to the Drivers of Engagement
Conference participants will work in small groups to engage in an interactive dialogue about their organization’s experiences with challenges to the key drivers of engagement and steps they have taken to overcome them.
||Lunch and Networking
||Keynote: Managing Change through Progress at Work ©
Michael McDermott, PhD. and Burgess Levin of HumanR will discuss emerging research on the linkage between making progress at work and employee engagement.
||Executive Panel: Meeting the Challenges
Facilitated by Mary Saily
Top executives from both small and large organizations will discuss how they are adapting to meet the challenges of the current marketplace and the impact on employee engagement and retention.
- Bill Fischer, Vice President, Strategy, Learning and Human Capital at Serco Inc.
- Jerri Shaw, President and co-CEO of JBS International
- Others TBA