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*FREE To HRMAC members* As the work world continues to shift with disruption becoming the new normal, employees have simultaneously established new requirements of their employers.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:30 - 8:30 am Registration & Networking; 8:30 -10:30 am Program
Where: United Airlines
233 S. Wacker Drive, 10th floor
Willis Tower
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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The Workforce Power Shift

As the work world continues to shift with disruption becoming the new normal, employees have simultaneously established new requirements of their employers. 

-Technology has enhanced the way that work gets done. Employees expect their employers to invest in productivity technologies, so they can focus on high value work.

-An increasing number of employees are turning in their corporate badges in exchange for freelancing opportunities with multiple organizations. The new, “gig” economy is taking shape.

-Millennials make up the largest living generation and they are demanding more work-life integration from their employers.

Please join our expert panelists and engaging moderator in a discussion surrounding these top strategic workforce issues!


Suz O’Donnell, CEO, Thrivatize, LLC

Ms. O'Donnell helps individuals, teams, and companies thrive. She leverages her almost 20 years in management consulting, facilitation, and leadership coaching to help teams exceed their business goals. With extensive experience in leading corporate change at Fortune 500 companies, Suz knows what it takes to successfully manage change and optimize results. She's worked with Accenture, Cisco, EY, Gallup, Eli Lilly, Walmart, Time Warner, Kimberly-Clark, Vail Resorts, Genentech-Roche, NiSource, Motorola, USG, Grainger, U.S. Cellular, RSM, Digitas, and many more. Her business advice has been featured by U.S. News & World Report, the Association of Change Management Practitioners, and the Diversity Council. 


Allison Robinson, Founder & CEO, The Mom Project

Allison is the founder and chief executive officer of The Mom Project. She drives the company’s vision and strategy in redefining the path to professional success for women. Allison has spent eight years with Procter and Gamble managing enterprise relationships and building consumer-led market strategies. In her most recent role on the Pampers brand, Allison was able to delve deep into the minds and hearts of millennial moms to witness the change technology was having on the way women not only interact, but approach work. 
After welcoming her first child Asher in 2015, Allison recognized the tremendous opportunity to create a talent marketplace to bridge the gap between employers looking for top talent and the millions of educated and professionally accomplished mothers across the country looking for meaningful work.

Andee Harris, Chief Engagement Officer, HighGround

Andee Harris brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as Chief Engagement Officer of HighGround. In this role, she has proven to be a true leader, guiding the company in thought leadership, market share growth, new business development, multi-channel marketing strategies and revenue management. Andee develops key strategic client relationships that move the business forward, and also evangelizes engagement and performance best practices by representing HighGround publically. 
Andee has already been recognized locally for her achievements. In 2015, Andee was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ Tech 50 as one of the city’s most successful female technology entrepreneurs. Andee was recently nominated to be the on the Executive Board of Lumity, Lumity provides teens and young adults in underserved communities with transformational experiences to prepare them for lifelong STEM careers. Her STEM Talk titled, “Why High School Girls Should get Involved in Technology.” Impacted over 1000 CPS students in 2016. She is passionate about helping young girls achieve their dreams through mentoring them on real world projects. Andee also appeared on CBS, on a segment called, “Chicago Women You Should Know.”  She has also contributed articles to Crains, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur and Workforce Magazine.   

Debbie Seeger, Co-Founder, Patina Solutions

Deborah Seeger has spent her 33-year career working with companies on strategic performance and workforce solutions.  She has pioneered new programs and solutions throughout her career for companies ranging from start-up/early stage to Fortune 500.  Her work throughout her career and involvement in her community earned her a designation of Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2015.   
Her most recent success is as co-founder of one of the fastest growing companies in the country (as reported by Inc Magazine – Inc 500/5000); Patina Solutions. The company’s focus is on representing the most experienced and accomplished talent to companies in need of a flexible and cost-variable resource at the most experienced high end of talent for consulting, interim roles, or development strategies. Professionals with over 25 years of experience have been and remain an important component in the company’s performance strategy.  

Tara Nofziger, Senior Director of Talent, Baxter International

Tara Nofziger is Senior Director of Talent at Baxter International Inc. where she leads the global talent acquisition function, and is responsible for talent management programs and processes for Baxter locations outside of the United States.  She joined Baxter in 1999, and has a broad background in talent management, talent development and organizational change. Most recently she has focused on large scale organizational transformation, including acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. In addition to her time at Baxter, Tara has worked in Talent Management and Organization Development roles at Rockwell Automation, Motorola and Republic Bancorp, Inc.  Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Loyola University - Chicago. 
Tara is a long-time advocate of work-life integration and technology, with her personal story recently having been featured on Baxter’s social media channels.

Ted Moore, Vice President, Talent Acquisition CDK Global

In the past 2+ years Ted has driven a global Talent Culture in support of a newly established publicly traded company, moving through significant change by aligning people, processes and technology throughout the entire employee life cycle.  He’s defined strategy and executed on key components of Human Capital Management to include: talent brand, candidate experience, assessment, hiring, onboarding, performance management, learning/organizational development, engagement, diversity and corporate responsibility. Over the course of his 20-year career, he has successfully held a number of HR leadership positions, starting as a recruiter in San Francisco working for a small technology firm.  He prides himself on being a trusted advisor and resilient business leader with a focus on people optimizing their abilities.  
Ted lives in Chicago with his wife, Kelly, and 3 boys, Brennan, Owen and Quinn.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  
With ~$2 billion in revenue, CDK Global -- formerly ADP Dealer Services -- was spun off from ADP in October 2014 and is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry.  

This program is pending approval for 2.0 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 2.0 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.