Companies are facing critical business challenges in regard to their most important asset – their people. While workforce transformation is not a new concept for global organizations, the pandemic has forced us to rapidly adapt our standard ways of working and how we engage with employees to ensure the long-term viability of the business. We have a new understanding of what's possible – from remote working to flexible employment models – and an opportunity to shape organizations for the future. There has never been a more critical time to innovate and revolutionize working practices.

Join Baker McKenzie for a virtual conversation series where, together with leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, we analyze how global employers can embrace the large-scale trends changing the nature of work itself amid disruptive global events.

 

 

Building a New Workforce Reality
A Keynote Conversation with Dr. Margaret Heffernan
           
How can employers prepare for ‘ineradicable uncertainty’? What are the issues businesses must navigate in order to prepare for future challenges while creating and retaining a resilient workforce? Join renowned best-selling author and Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute's Responsible Leadership Programme, Dr. Margaret Heffernan, as she explores the people and organizations who aren't daunted by uncertainty.

 

   

Margaret Heffernan
Dr. Margaret Heffernan

Best-selling author and Professor of Practice at the University of Bath

 

 .... Michael Brewer
Mike Brewer
Chair, Global Employment &
Compensation

 

 

FutureProof: Integrating Resilience into the Workforce Strategy           
       
What experiences and reflections do businesses have about ways of building resilience into their workforce strategies? How can we create "futureproof" workforces, ready to handle the challenges of a turbulent economic landscape? Join us as we discuss best practices to redefine your workforce to thrive in the wake of the pandemic and achieve long-lasting workforce resilience.

           

    Monica Flores
Monica Flores

President of Latin America ManpowerGroup
 

Eva Perez
Eva Perez
VP People & Organization Latin America, Sony Pictures Entertainment

 




   

Edna Falla-Quintanilla
Edna Falla-Quintanilla
Managing Director / Regional Counsel, FedEx Express

 
Leticia Ribeiro

Baker McKenzie Partner



 

Workforce Wellbeing, Psychological Health and Pandemic Times          
         

How are employers managing the challenges to employee well-being that have been posed in the wake of the pandemic, including as a result of remote working, business change, and social unrest, and what lessons have they learned from that going forward? How do companies manage the relationship of trust with employees while going through change? Join us as we discuss how to improve psychological health, engagement and performance in the workplace.

   

Brian Marien
Dr. Brian Marien

Co-founder and Director
of the Positive Group


  Krista Pratt
Krista Pratt
Vice President, Chief Employment Counsel
Biogen

   

María Casero
María Casero
HR, Communication & CSR Director, Ferrovial Aeropuertos

  Kim Sartin
Kim Sartin
Baker McKenzie Partner

 

March  4

10:30 am CST

5:00 pm GMT 

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The Future is Diverse: Harnessing the Power of Inclusion
                  
Cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce is a business imperative for global employers. A diverse and inclusive workforce enables a wider talent pool, helping to plug skills gaps, drive innovation, enhance profitability and improve competitiveness. On the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement, companies face mounting pressure from greater transparency and actions to eliminate inequality. Likewise, investors are pressing companies to address society-wide inequities by pushing them to publicly disclosing the racial and ethnic makeup of their management (among other demands aimed at eliminating social injustice). This session will examine how companies can expand initiatives to advance diversity and inclusion within their organization.

 

   

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Anna Brown
Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer


 

Ritu Bhasin

Ritu Bhasin
Speaker, author and globally-recognized expert in diversity & inclusion
bhasin consulting inc.

   

Kimberly Kam

Kimberly Kam
Director, Corporate Counsel,
Starbucks

 

 

MonicaKurnatowska

Monica Kurnatowska
Baker McKenzie Partner

March 9

11:00 am CST

5:00 pm GMT

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Reconceptualizing the Importance of Place

Companies understand the benefits of bringing people together, and prior to COVID-19 many invested in new spaces in major cities to attract talent and encourage collaboration. Now that many workforces are operating remotely, how can employers instill company values and culture, maintain the employee experience, and effective and collaborative teams? How does the possibility of a permanent remote workforce affect the war for talent?

   

Erin Heller
Erin Heller
Vice President Legal,
Western Digital

 

Shella Neba
Shella Neba

Head of
Global Employment Law
Slack Technologies

 

 

   

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Susan Eandi
Baker McKenzie Partner 

 

 

 

 

March 15

7:30 pm CDT

March 16

11:30 am AEDT

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Leading the Digital Workforce
A Conversation with Erica Dhawan

What skills should leaders embody to effectively lead a digital workforce and guide their workforces into a digital future? How can employers encourage collaboration, productivity and effectively build a culture of trust, no matter the distance. Join Erica Dhawan, the world's leading authority on connectional intelligence, for a fireside chat on how to shape the future of business and collaborate across digital silos to unlock the collective power of twenty-first-century teamwork.

    Erica Dhawan
Erica Dhawan

Leading expert on digital teamwork and
connectional intelligence, and award-winning speaker
 

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Michael Michalandos
Baker McKenzie Partner

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