Second Annual Global HR Conference

Date and Time
Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

1 Microsoft Way, Building 128
Redmond, WA 98052

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Progressive HR Practices for the New World of the Work and the Worker
March 31st, 2017 Microsoft

Conference Agenda – 7 SHRM & 7 HRCI Credits

Time Topic Speakers
7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome Carol Olsby, Carol Olsby & Associates, Managing Partner
8.15 – 8.30 Lisbeth Claus Trailblazer (LCT) Award  Winner Announcement LCT Award Committee
8.35 – 9.05 Keynote Presentation – Equality in a Connected World: How Global Organizations Manage Diversity Ruchika Tulshyan**, Author: The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace, Forbes writer, and UW professor
9:10 – 9:50 The 100-year Life* and its Impact on Career Management Lisbeth Claus, Willamette University, Professor of Management & Global HR and Editor-in-Chief, Global Immersion Press
9:50 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 10:50 Challenges of Modern Mobility – Are you ready? Eileen Mullaney, PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Global Mobility Consulting Practice Leader,
10:55 – 11:35 Employer of Choice – Deploying a Global Talent Acquisition Strategy Moderator: Eunice Lunde, Microsoft, Sr.HR Manager, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations – Panelists: (1) Danielle Monaghan, Amazon, Director of Talent Acquisition – Consumer & (2) Chuck Edwards, Microsoft, Director, Global Talent Acquisition
11:40 – 12:20 Brexit – EU Referendum Result-What will it mean to leave the EU? Martin Hopkins, Eversheds, Partner
12:20 – 1:15 Lunch – Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award – Topic – Presentation Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award Recipient (TBD)
1:15 – 1:55 Compensation Plan Design in the Emerging Business Model Fred Whittlesey, Compensation Venture Group, SPC, Principal
2.00- 2.40 Why are they sabotaging this project? Communication on Virtual Global Teams Charisse Kosova, IOR Global Services, Director of Global Talent Development
2:40 – 2:50 Break
2:50 – 3:30 Strategic Financial Leadership for Non-Financial Managers: Learning to know what you don’t know Matt Nelson, Tableau – VP, Corporate Controller
3:35 – 4:20 10 Innovative HR Technologies Scott Baker, INRIX, VP Global HR
4:20 – 4:30 Closing Remarks Carol Olsby, Carol Olsby & Associates – Managing Partner & Jennifer Watson, Dynamic Momentum, LLC – Owner
4:30 – 5:30 Reception and Raffle  Kendal Collision, Tableau Software, International Human Resources Director

*Based on the 2016 book by Gratton & Scott
**Ruchika Tulshyan – available for book signing – during morning break and lunch

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Registration is limited, so be sure to register early. HR Roundtable and Global HR Consortium members recieve preferential registration and pricing. Please direct your conference questions to

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