Transformation: Powering Change, Evolving the Culture
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This HRMAC signature event features two programs designed to give you research-based data on emerging trends and insights from C-suite executives representing various industries. Thought leaders will share expertise and solutions on important human capital issues that impact business success through presentation and a lively panel discussion.

When: Thursday, June 11, 2020
8:30 – 10:00 (Program)
Where: Virtual Meeting
United States
Contact: Joann DeNardis

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According to new research from Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), more than half of organizations surveyed report that culture is the single biggest barrier to a successful transformation. The digital revolution has been a major driver of business transformation, revolutionizing the world of work, transforming what we do and how we do it while changing what consumers want and how they want it. Organizations need to constantly redesign their business models, strategic plans and workforce characteristics to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of the marketplace. Given the strategic importance of a successful transformation, a critical question for leaders to ask is: how do you ensure your workforce is demonstrating the behaviors that drive successful transformation initiatives? Join us for a research-based presentation by Dr. Mary-Clare Race, Chief Innovation and Product Officer of LHH, to see this new data and learn about the steps you can take to define your current culture and be intentional about what you want it to look like in the future. Hear about real-life experiences from great companies known for their work around transformation and culture. Panelists include C-suite leaders from GE Healthcare, Kraft Heinz, Horizon Therapeutics, and Coyote Logistics.


As an attendee, you will:

  • Learn the key cultural characteristics that are common to organizations that have achieved successful transformation.
  • Tackle the fundamental steps to changing a flawed culture.
  • Understand how to empower leaders who will take responsibility.


    Dr. Mary-Clare Race, Chief Innovation and Product Officer, LHH

    Dr. Race has over 15 years experience in human capital consulting including Career Transition, Leadership & Management development, Coaching, Diversity and Inclusion and Organizational Design.  She is a regular conference speaker and has published scientific papers in leading journals including Frontiers in Psychology, Mental Illness at Work, and People & Strategy, alongside industry publications such as People Management and The Financial Times.

    Over the past 15 years, she has consulted to a range of clients in financial services (Barclays Bank of England, Goldman Sachs); pharma (GSK, Allergan,Novartis);  consumer goods (Unilever, Coca-Cola); luxury brands (Coach, Versace, Estee Lauder Companies); and government (British Government, Cabinet Office, National Health Service).



    Jorge Diaz, Chief People Officer, Coyote Logistics 

    Jorge has over 20 years of experience helping companies establish and execute on successful talent strategies.   He recently joined Coyote as Chief People Officer for their 3500 strong global workforce.  Prior to Coyote, Jorge was the Chief People Officer for Verizon Connect, which came together as a result of several acquisitions including Fleetmatics, where Jorge was part of leadership team that led the company through a successful IPO and explosive growth prior to being acquired by Verizon. 


    Melanie Gloria, Senior Vice President, Development Operations, Horizon Therapeutics 

    Melanie Gloria has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  She joined Horizon Therapeutics in July of 2018 to support the expansion of  R&D capabilities.  Melanie currently is the Senior Vice President of R&D Operations.  In this role she oversees several functional teams (Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Project Management, and Patient Safety and Pharmacovigilance).

    Prior to joining Horizon, Melanie worked at Abbott and AbbVie.  Melanie’s early career was in nursing and she spent time as an oncology nurse prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry.

    Melanie resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two children.

    Melanie serves on the Board of Directors of Lake County Haven.

    Stacey Johnson, Head of Leadership & Culture Academy, Kraft Heinz

    Stacey is an experienced team leader and L&D professional who is focused on developing inspiring, inclusive & innovative leaders. In her current role as the Head of Leadership & Culture Academy at Kraft Heinz, Stacey is obsessed with equipping leaders and managers with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to develop others, create inclusive environments, and engage employees. Stacey and her team are responsible for the global development of Leadership programs, including Manager Excellence, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging as well as the Kraft Heinz Culture curriculum. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz in 2016, Stacey spent a decade at Teach For America, the national non-profit dedicated to mobilizing as many of our nation’s most promising leaders to grow the movement for educational equity. 


    Brian McGarvey, Senior Human Resources Leader, GE Healthcare

    Brian McGarvey is the Senior Human Resources leader for GE Healthcare, US & Canada.  In this role, he provides HR leadership to ~20k employees across all disciplines of the $8B business.  This role will drive the Talent and HR agenda for the business and Customers that we deliver for across the US & Canada regions. Prior to starting his current role, he was the Global Services HR leader for GEHC.  He was in this role for 2 years driving the HR strategy for the $5B business that included ~14K employees globally. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, he was the O&TD leader for GE Capital International, located in London.  In this role, he was appointed the HR Project Leader of the GE Capital Non-US transition, which accounted for over 30K employees across 35 countries.  Prior to the role in London, he was the HR leader for the GE Capital Equipment Finance business headquartered in Dallas, TX. Brian began his GE career in 2001 in Human Resource Manager roles at GE Capital in Stamford, Conn., in both Capital Markets Services and the business’ headquarters. In 2004, Brian moved to GE headquarters in Fairfield, Conn., as the Human Resources Manager supporting various businesses within the Corporate Functions & Operating Components organization. Brian holds his master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Clarion University with a B.A. in Business Management.


    Member Pricing

    Individual Ticket- Both Programs: $200 --Save $50!

    Individual Ticket- Single Program $125

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    5-pack Both Programs: $1,000

    5-pack Single Program: $575

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    10-pack Single Program: $1,125 --That's 10 for the price of 9!

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    Non-Member Pricing

    Individual Ticket- Per Program $199

    Please note you will need a Zoom account to join this virtual event. Additional instructions will be sent as we near the event.

    Cancellation Policy: Individual session tickets may be refunded if requested 10 business days prior to the session. Series tickets may be refunded if requested 10 business days prior to the first program of the series. No refunds will be given for people who register but do not attend.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


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