December 4-5, 2018 | Dallas, TX

Conference Day 1

  
08.30

Main Conference Registration & Networking

09.00 What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality Jemma Boon, Head of Event Content, LEAP HR
09.05 Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Connection Before Content Christian Recknagel, Vice President, Leadership
and Culture, Benchmark Construction
09.15 Setting the Context to Allow Us to Challenge Traditional Construction HR Thinking Harry Glantz, Chief Human Resources Officer, RailWorks
Rethinking Workforce Planning
 09.20 Discover: When It Comes to Finding & Retaining Craft Talent, Challenge the Status Quo Mark Truchan, Global Director of Craft Services
HR, Fluor
 09.40 Discover: Rethinking Craft Labor Workforce Planning & Management to Deliver Current & Future Project Needs R.J. Morris, Director of Talent Acquisition
& Management, McCarthy Building Companies
10.00 Discover: A Strategic View of the Talent Landscape’ Jack Coker, Principal, Ducatus Partners
 10.20 Develop: What Traditional Thinking Needs to Be Challenged Around How We Ensure the Right People Are Working on the Right Projects? Mark Truchan, Global Director of Craft Services
HR, Fluor
R.J. Morris, Director of Talent Acquisition
& Management, McCarthy Building Companies
  Jack Coker, Principal, Ducatus Partners
10.35 Action: What Are You Going to Do Differently in Your Strategic Workforce Planning Decisions Now, to Prepare Better for Future Workforce Requirements? Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
TRACK A TRACK B
New Approaches to Workforce Development Unlocking Culture Change
11.30

Discover: The Fresh Approaches to Workforce Development that Will Strengthen Your Culture & Drive Organizational Performance at a Time of Industry Change

Kathy Prime, Chief Learning & Talent Development Officer, High Companies

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11.30

Discover: What It Takes to Be a Great Place to Work in Construction: Re-Energizing Your Workforce to Unlock Culture Change & Transform Employee Engagement

Charissa Wagner, Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development, Taylor Morrison

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11.50

Discover: Changing the Mindset Around Oneway Performance Management to a Two-way Career & Connection Conversations

John Prutsman, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Employee Development, Terracon

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11.50

Discover: Why Keeping Culture at the Heart of Everything You Do Will Give Your Organization a Competitive Edge in a Growing  Construction Industry

Craig Woodson, Vice President of Human Resources & Talent
Development, MMC

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12.10

Develop: How Can Rethinking Workforce Development Help Us Drive Performance During Times of Technical Advancements in the Field?

Kathy Prime, Chief Learning & Talent Development Officer, High Companies

John Prutsman, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Employee Development, Terracon

12.10

Develop: What Lessons Can People Leaders Learn from the Construction Firms Tying Culture into the Heart of the Organization?

Charissa Wagner, Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Development, Taylor Morrison

Craig Woodson, Vice President of Human Resources & Talent
Development, MMC

12.30

Action: What Are You Going to Do to Transform the Outcome of Your Biggest Training & Development Objectives?

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

12.30

Action: How Do We Overcome the Barriers to Building a More Robust Culture?

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

 

12.50 Networking Lunch
TRACK A TRACK B
Developing Top Field Talent into Dynamic
Business Leaders
Building a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion
1.50 Discover: Rethinking Leadership Development to Create the Field People Leaders Who Can Lead
Multi-Generational, High Performing Teams Matt Hess, Director of Human Resources, HGC ConstructionSee full detail in Event Guide
1.50

Discover: The Fresh Approaches to Driving Progressive Diversity & Inclusion Strategies in a Typically Traditional Construction Industry

Lauren Bediako, Vice President of Human Resources, HITT Contracting

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2.10

Discover: Responsive Leadership Design –Focusing on Competencies, Potential & Mindfulnessto Meet Perpetual Change in Construction

Christian Recknagel, Vice President, Leadership and Culture, Benchmark Construction 

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2.10

Discover: Redesigning Diversity & Inclusion in the Field to Achieve a Remarkable Culture & Drive Organizational Performance

Dan Lester, Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion & Culture, Clayco

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2.30

Develop: What Lessons Can We Learn from the Construction Organizations Rethinking the Way We Develop Future Leaders?

Matt Hess, Director of Human Resources, HGC Construction

Christian Recknagel, Vice President, Leadership and Culture, Benchmark Construction

2.30

Develop: What Lessons Can People Leaders Learn from the Construction Firms Driving Diversity & Inclusion Strategies?

Lauren Bediako, Vice President of Human Resources, HITT Contracting

Dan Lester, Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion & Culture, Clayco

2.45

Action: What New Approaches Can We Take to Developing the Construction Leaders of Tomorrow?

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

2.45

Action: What Actions Are You Now Going to Take to Build & Nuture a Culture That Welcomes Diversity & Inclusion?

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

3.00 Networking & Refreshments Break

Inspiring the Next Generation of Trade Talent
3.40 Discover: Rethinking How We Find the Future Craft Talent We Need to Solve the Construction Skills Shortage
Jason Westenskow, Vice President Human Resources, Zachry Construction
4.00 Discover: Challenging Traditional Hiring Programs in Construction to Transform Your Recruitment, Engagement & Retention Objectives Larissa Chevalier, Vice President Human Resources, Gilbane Building Company
4.20 Develop: What Do We Need to Do More of to Attract Motivated & Engaged Talent? Jason Westenskow, Vice President Human Resources, Zachry Construction

Larissa Chevalier, Vice President Human Resources, Gilbane Building Company
4.35 Action: What Are You Now Going to Change about How You Inspire Future Generations to Pursue a Career in Construction? Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair
4.55 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One Christian Recknagel, Vice President, Leadership and Culture, Benchmark Construction