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Hollie Castro
Senior Vice President - People
YETI

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

11:20 am | Discover: Redefining HR’s Role in Retail: Leading Through a Global Pandemic & Societal Discord

11:40 am | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Driving NonTraditional HR & Achieving Non-Traditional Results?

Tracy Aguilar
Director of Talent Acquisition - Stores
Burlington Stores

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

1:10 pm | How One Retail Organization’s New Approach to Staffing Is Saving Store Managers Hours Every Week

1:30 pm | Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Retail Talent Leaders Disrupting Their Brands’ People Strategies?

Katie Daly
Head of US Talent Acquisition
Starbucks

LEAP: Transforming the speed and quality of the retail hiring process

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

1:30 pm | Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Retail Talent Leaders Disrupting Their Brands’ People Strategies?

12:50 pm | Discover: Enhancing Internal Synergies to Improve the Speed & Quality of Your Retail Hires

Natalie Breece
Senior Vice President, People
thredUP

LEAP: Re-imagining HR’s role in upskilling hourly staff beyond the shop floor

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

3:20 pm | Develop: What Do We Need to Do More of To Better Support & Engage Our Hourly Retail Workforce?

3:00 pm | Discover: Shifting HR Priorities to Adapt to the New World of Retail: Driving an Hourly Workforce Compensation Transformation

Mike Van Lente
Global Head of Learning & Development
Whole Foods Market

LEAP: Rethinking traditional new-hire training strategies to transform retention

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

3:10 pm | Develop: What Impact Can Transforming Leadership Development Programs Make on Your People & Brand Performance?

2:50 pm | Discover: Driving HR Agility to Re-write the Rulebook on Developing Future Store Leaders

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

11:30 am | Develop: What Needs to Stop, Start, & Continue for Us to Drive a Top-Quality Learning Experience for our Retail Employees?

10:50 am | Discover: Driving Non-Traditional Learning Opportunities to Transform the Engagement of Your Hourly Workforce

Brandy Sislow
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kendra Scott

LEAP: Leveraging technology to unlock the potential of a customer-centric retail workforce

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

11:40 am | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Driving NonTraditional HR & Achieving Non-Traditional Results?

10:40 am | Discover: Driving the New HR Leadership Strategy That Will Enable Your Retail People & Brand to Thrive Amidst Industry Change

Matthew Metzger
Head of Training & Development
Dollar General

LEAP: Transforming the onboarding journey to reach new heights of engagement

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

11:30 am | Develop: What Are the Most Critical Aspects of a Leading Employee & Customer Experience Strategy?

11:10 am | Discover: Re-Imagining the Value of a Next-Level District Manager Onboarding Strategy to Enhance the Retail Employee & Customer Experience

Margaret Ollerenshaw
Head of People & Organizational Development
Primark

LEAP: Evolving the quality & delivery of retail learning opportunities for a largescale employee base

Richelle Holbrook
Vice President of Co-Worker Experience & Total Rewards
IKEA

LEAP: Re-writing the rulebook for total rewards plans to transform the engagement & retention of a large-scale hourly workforce

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

3:20 pm | Develop: What Do We Need to Do More of To Better Support & Engage Our Hourly Retail Workforce?

2:40 pm | Discover: Re-Writing the Rulebook on Compensation & Benefits in the New World of Retail to Transform Employee Satisfaction & Retention

Jen Carew
Head of Leadership Development
Whole Foods Market

LEAP: Leveraging technology to re-write the rulebook on developing future store leaders

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

3:10 pm | Develop: What Impact Can Transforming Leadership Development Programs Make on Your People & Brand Performance?

2:50 pm | Discover: Driving HR Agility to Re-write the Rulebook on Developing Future Store Leaders

Bob Selle
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ocean State Job Lot

LEAP: Transforming HR impact with a “people-first” value proposition

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

11:30 am | Develop: What Are the Most Critical Aspects of a Leading Employee & Customer Experience Strategy?

10:50 am | Discover: Driving a People-First HR Strategy to Transform Your Retail Brand’s Employee, Customer, & Commercial Ratings

Joanne Roth
Transformation Lead – Talent Acquisition
Sobey’s

LEAP: Driving a total talent transformation to safeguard an employer of choice status

Day Two

Tuesday February 24, 2021

1:30 pm | Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Retail Talent Leaders Disrupting Their Brands’ People Strategies?

12:30 pm | Discover: Transforming the Traditional Recruitment Function to Meet the Changing Requirements of the Candidate, the Business, and the Customer in 2021’s Retail Industry

Dennis Armstrong
Chief Human Resources Officer
Blain’s Farm & Fleet

LEAP: Breaking away from traditional succession planning models for a future-proofed retail business

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

1:20 pm | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Future-Proofing Their Brands with High Quality Talent Strategies?

12:40 pm | Discover: Transforming Approaches to Succession Planning to Assemble a Bench of Future-Ready Retail Leaders in Your Growing Brand

Cheryl Smiddy
Head of Learning & Development
United Dairy Farmers

LEAP: Transforming the performance of store leaders with new approaches to training and engagement

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

3:10 pm | Develop: What Impact Can Transforming Leadership Development Programs Make on Your People & Brand Performance?

2:20 pm | Discover: Re-Imagining Store Manager Training to Transform Retention, Drive High-Quality Leadership, & Support Business Scale

Jamie Hinely
Head of Learning Solutions
Valvoline

LEAP: Creating new opportunities for accessible, employee-led learning

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

11:30 am | Develop: What Needs to Stop, Start, & Continue for Us to Drive a Top-Quality Learning Experience for our Retail Employees?

11:10 am | Discover: Leveraging Internal Knowledge & Systems to Transform Your Approach to Training A Large-Scale, Geographically Dispersed Workforce

Holly MacWilliam
Head of People Development
Farfetch

LEAP: Re-instating the link between wellbeing and development for a high performing workforce

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

1:10 pm | Develop: How Can We Better Support the Health & Wellbeing of Our Employees in the 24/7 Retail Industry?

12:50 pm | Discover: Redesigning Traditional Leadership Development Programs to Support Your Scaling Brand with High-Impact People

Janis Winchester
Head of Organizational Development
Dollar General

LEAP: Preserving business culture with a re-imagined organizational development strategy

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

2:50 pm | Develop: What Long-Term People Strategies Can We Implement to Secure a High-Performing Future for Our Retail Workforce & Brands?

2:30 pm | Discover: The Fresh Approaches to Preserving & Energizing Your Retail Brand’s Development & Engagement in 2021 & Beyond

Nick Malcom
Vice President – Human Resource Operations
Kum & Go

LEAP: Rethinking associate communication & experience with HR automation

JoJo Cosman
Regional Talent Acquisition Lead
Lowe’s

LEAP: Maximizing the potential of internal talent to transform retention rates

Sarah Eglin
Head of People – Food Stores & Logistics
Co-op

LEAP: Spearheading employee wellbeing initiatives to better support a 24/7 retail workforce

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

1:10 pm | Develop: How Can We Better Support the Health & Wellbeing of Our Employees in the 24/7 Retail Industry?

12:30 pm | Discover: Spearheading Transformational Employee Wellbeing Initiatives to Safeguard the Health of your Retail Workforce

Sarah Steers
Vice President of Human Resources
Escalade Sports

LEAP: Driving HR agility to transform your strategic impact on brand performance

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

11:40 am | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Driving NonTraditional HR & Achieving Non-Traditional Results?

11:00 am | Discover: Drive HR Adaptability to Transform your Strategic Impact & Better Meet the Needs of your Growing Retail Brand

Tracie Cantu
Head of Learning Technology
Whole Foods Market

LEAP: Leveraging the versatility of technology to re-imagine the return on investment of distance learning

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

11:30 am | Develop: What Needs to Stop, Start, & Continue for Us to Drive a Top-Quality Learning Experience for our Retail Employees?

10:50 am | Discover: Driving Non-Traditional Learning Opportunities to Transform the Engagement of Your Hourly Workforce

Shauna Grinke
Head of Human Resources
LUSH

LEAP: Transforming traditional training programs for an empowered customer-centric workforce

Beth Ley
Head of Compensation & Benefits
Kendra Scott

LEAP: Rethinking how compensation strategy can transform your business

Day One

Monday February 23, 2021

11:40 am | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Driving NonTraditional HR & Achieving Non-Traditional Results?

10:40 am | Discover: Driving the New HR Leadership Strategy That Will Enable Your Retail People & Brand to Thrive Amidst Industry Change

Carla David
Vice President of Retail & HR Admin
PVH

LEAP: Rethinking talent acquisition as a means to revitalize brand performance

Day Three

Wednesday February 24, 2021

1:20 pm | Develop: What Can We Learn from the Retail HR Leaders Future-Proofing Their Brands with High Quality Talent Strategies?

1:00 pm | Discover: Redefining Success for Your Retail Workforce to Transform Your Recruitment Model & Drive Retention & Engagement Across Your Brand