Perception Management: Branding Your Human Resources Department
Have you ever asked a coworker if you could speak to them and their automatic assumption is that they are in trouble? When you tell people what you do for your organization to they get a deer in the headlights look? How do you manage HR's position with other areas of your business? As the workforce is changing, HR professionals are striving to become more of a strategic partner and our future HR Leaders play a key role in changing the perception of HR across the business. Join us for a discussion around internally branding your HR department and gain confidence in connecting your HR strategy to the needs of your organization.
Joe Ungemah, Director, Talent Management and Organizational Alignment, Willis Towers Watson
Joe is responsible for leading global, large-scale projects across the spectrum of talent management activities. He also is the practice lead for strategic talent acquisition and a subject matter expert on talent assessment, talent analytics, competency design, leadership effectiveness, career management, and organizational alignment. As a registered psychologist, Joe is particularly skilled at translating the science behind selection and development decisions into easy to implement actions. Joe is a frequent commentator in the business press and is the author of Misplaced Talent: A Guide to Better People Decisions published in 2015. He has a second book due for publication in 2016.
Elissa Beckman, Head of Talent & HR, SpotHero, Inc.
Elissa is passionate about growing talent functions at startups! She recently joined SpotHero as the Head of Talent & HR, where she oversees recruiting, onboarding, employee benefits, performance management and employee development, as well as all other ongoing talent management and HR needs. Prior to SpotHero, she was the head of Talent Management at Avant, a Chicago-based online lending organization that has 750+ employees and has raised over $1 billion in capital. Prior to Avant, she worked as the Director of People at Belly, and was formerly VP of Empowerment at PaySimple, a Denver-based online payments platform. Elissa completed her undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis, where she played varsity sports, and went to grad school at the University of Denver. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading lots of books, teaching yoga, and being as active as possible.
Michael Pellecchia, SVP Director Learning & Development, Northern Trust
Michael leads Learning & Development Solutions in the Enterprise Change Management group, which enables employees to deliver Northern Trust’s operating model through training for strategic investment programs, functional/ technical learning, and role-based orientation and onboarding. Michael is an accomplished HR leader with extensive experience in talent management, learning, organizational development, strategic HR generalist work, change management, and managing across the HR disciplines. Prior to his current role, Michael oversaw Learning and Development for the Wealth Management business unit, focused on establishing a progressive learning environment that enabled employees to achieve their maximum effectiveness and contribution to Northern Trust’s clients. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Michael was Director of Talent at Kohler Co. where he designed and implemented the company’s talent management strategies and programs. He also served in a number of roles at Jones Lang LaSalle including Global Director of Talent and Director of Outsourcing Transitions and Training.
Kristin Condon, VP, Global HR, Cushman & Wakefield
Kristin has over 20 years of experience with three of the nation's leading Fortune 500 consumer products and commercial real estate companies. Her leadership roles encompass management of large teams, M&A post-implementation and change management, talent management, client facing presentations, and executive coaching. As VP, Global HR, since April 2015, Kristin reports to the Global CHRO of Cushman & Wakefield. She leads all strategic human resources for the global functional groups as the company continues its merger with legacy DTZ and Cassidy Turley companies. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, she spent nine years at Jones Lang LaSalle in HR Leadership roles in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining JLL in 2005, Kristin spent thirteen years at Helene Curtis and Unilever where she held HR Business Partner positions supporting the Marketing and R&D functions as well as specialist position in Compensation and HRIS in the U.S.
Earlier in her career, she held Operations Finance and Corporate Finance roles with Helene Curtis in Chicago. She earned both her Bachelors in Business and MBA from Loyola University, Chicago.
This program has been approved for 1.5 credit hours towards PHR/SPHR/SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.