Creating Measurable Impact: The ROI of Culture
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When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:45 – 8:30 (Pre-Event Networking); 8:30 – 10:00 (Program); 10:30 – 11:30am (Post-Event Networking)
Where: 150 North Riverside
150 N. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Joann DeNardis

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The HRMAC Leadership Series is now the HRMAC Leadership Forum.

HR professionals know that a critical path to organizational transformation requires a strong culture. Learn how to realize a return on an investment in culture through current research from by Willis Towers Watson.  Hear from HR thought leaders as they share first-hand accounts of how they approach building their culture and measuring the return on investment. Join the conversation with other attendees and the panel through Q&A and interactive polling.



  Tim Foley, Director of Performance and Learning, Navistar

Tim leads of Navistar’s Performance and Learning Group.  His team currently works primarily on culture change, performance management and learning & development.  He has worked with hundreds of leaders throughout the company, helping them bring out the best in themselves, their teams and their organizations.  Currently, Tim’s main focus is the development and deployment of lean and agile methodologies with teams in the corporate office environment to help Navistar focus and accelerate progress on critical initiatives.

In 31 years at Navistar, Tim’s experience includes 23 years in Organization Development and HR Business Partner roles as well as eight years in manufacturing.  Tim received the 2002 Human Resource Masters Award in the area of Executive Coaching.  He has a bachelor’s degree in management and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. 

Rob Lauber, Senior Vice President - Chief Learning Officer, McDonald's Corporation

Rob joined McDonald’s in 2014 and has responsibility for the overall learning and development strategy and execution across all 37,000 restaurants around the world. Prior to his current role, Rob was the Vice President, Yum! University at Yum! Brands, and the Executive Director of Learning Services at Cingular Wireless. While at Cingular, his team was recognized as a Top 100 Training organization by Training Magazine over three consecutive years.  He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), and Dun & Bradstreet. Rob has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning.  He was recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year. Rob was the 2010 Chair of the board of ATD (Association for Talent Development). In addition, he served on the board of directors for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro Louisville, KY workforce board. He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars, and learning profession related articles across the globe. Rob holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Scranton as well as an M.S. in Human Resources Development from Rochester Institute of Technology.


Eliza Wicher, Ph.D., Head of Global Talent Development, Groupon

Eliza is a talent and organizational effectiveness leader with expertise in talent management, organizational development, and people analytics. In her role she helps Groupon unlock its true potential by cultivating its core: People. Eliza has held academic and industry roles focused on applying the science of human behavior to solving business challenges, including roles at Roosevelt University, Molex, Motorola Solutions, and AbbVie. She has a passion for applying effective people practices to build great workplaces. Eliza holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University. 

  Jacki Bassani, Managing Director, Talent and Rewards, North America, Willis Towers Watson

In this role she is responsible for managing and growing the company’s business and colleague experience across North America. In addition to this leadership role, she also has been providing consulting services to large global organizations and has extensive experience specializing in organizational transformation and employee research. During her tenure she has worked with organizations in helping them to better understand and improve their organizational cultures using tailored organizational measurement techniques to uncover linkages between corporate culture, engagement, and business performance. She has worked executive teams in leading global organizations across industries including high-tech, financial services, retail, logistics, telecommunications and manufacturing. Jacki earned her M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and routinely presents at many external conferences.



Member Pricing 

Both Programs: $200

Single Program $125

Non-Member Pricing

Per Program: $199

Bring Your Team

10-pack Both Programs: $2,000

10-pack Single Program: $1,125 – that’s 10 for the price of 9!

5-pack Both Programs: $1000

5-pack Single Program: $575

Fee includes continental breakfast, program materials and networking in the modern theater style conference center at 150 N. Riverside Plaza. 


*After March 4, only exchanges on existing registrations can be made. No refunds will be given.*

Thank you to our generous sponsor!