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Focus Days

A: Talent Acquisition Focus Day

Rethinking How to Build the Next-Generation Construction Workforce

Monday, December 2, 2019: 12pm – 8pm
(includes networking dinner)

Kick off your LEAP HR: Construction experience with a bang by tackling three critical questions addressing how we attract the new and diverse talent we need to transform project delivery. Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between construction talent leaders, you will leave with connections, insights and innovative ideas you can immediately implement:

 

  • Rethink, Re-Imagine & Re-Invent Your Approach to Attracting Younger Generations to the Construction Industry
    How can we break down existing taboos surrounding entry-level roles and skill requirements to inspire new talent to pursue a career in construction?

 

  • Driving Technology Innovation to Transform How to Engage & Inspire the Critical Skilled Talent You Need
    How do you effectively leverage technology tools and innovations to better engage millennials and generation Z in the pre-hire process?

 

  • Transform Succession Planning to More Effectively Build a Construction Workforce Fit for the Future On & Off the Project Site
    How can we best identify emerging leaders to ensure the construction industry has a robust leadership strategy fit for the future?
Designed for those who want to more effectively breakdown common misconceptions & attract new talent to the industry (2)

Your Talent Acquisition Focus Day Contributors:

Roslyn Croft, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Tarlton

Charles Henson, Diversity Manager of Planning, Design, Construction & Real Estate, BJC Healthcare

Mark Drury, Vice President of Business Development, Shapiro & Duncan

Julie Beth Vipperman, Chief Human Resources & Marketing Officer, The Branch Group

B: Advancing Strategic HR Focus Day

New Approaches to Driving Strategic HR Transformation Forward in Construction

Monday, December 2, 2019: 12pm – 8pm
(includes networking dinner)

This focus day will allow you to tackle three critical questions addressing how we can push the boundaries of what is currently possible in strategic HR. Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between strategic HR leaders, you will leave with connections, insights and innovative ideas you can immediately implement:

 

  • Rethinking What It Takes to Become a Strategic, & Value-Adding Business Function in Growing Construction Firms
    What needs to change to effectively position HR as a strategic business partner in the construction industry?

 

  • Break Away From Traditional Construction HR Models to Transform Your Impact
    How can we shift from the regional field support model to a business partner model to transform our effectiveness and impact on and off the project site?

 

  • Overcoming the Barriers to Driving HR Innovation & Transformation in a Traditionally Transactional Industry
    How can we use progressive data analytics strategies to leverage new people metrics and  transform retention?
Designed for those who want to more effectively breakdown common misconceptions & attract new talent to the industry (7)

Your Talent Acquisition Focus Day Contributors:

John Shaw, Vice President of Human Resources, Kiewit

John Benson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Skansa

Jason Hefley, Director of Human Resources, Kiewit

Christi Pilutik, Vice President & Head of Employee Experience, Skanska

Larissa Chevalier, Vice President of Human Resources, Gilbane Building Company