8:00 am Main Conference Registration & Networking

8:30 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:40 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

  • Tim Shaffer Former Head of Talent Development, Hyatt Hotels & Principal Arete Coaching Group

Re-Energize Your Field & Remote Workforce

8:50 am Discover: Transform How You Connect with Your Field Workforce

  • Kelly Cotton Vice President of Human Resources, The Miller Group

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to be able to better communicate with the field employees who work shifts and often have no access to their phone?
• The fresh approaches to creating more effective tools and processes which will connect your hourly staff with your vision and values
• How Miller Group is re-imagining its communication with its field workforce to create a more inclusive culture for its unionized and non-unionized employees

9:10 am Discover: Re-Energize, Re-Engage & Reconnect with Your Geographically Distributed Construction Workforce

Synopsis

• What new HR thinking do we need to apply to be able to tackle the evolving skills shortage in construction more effectively?
• Re-imagining traditional onboarding, training, and career pathing for a geographically dispersed workforce
• How JR Hobbs is rethinking how to approach employee engagement to drive performance, productivity, and retention on and off the jobsite

9:30 am Discover: Rethinking How to Improve Communications & Engagement With Your Frontline Construction Workforce

Synopsis

  • What more can we do to achieve seamless communication with construction employees?
  • The new approaches to reaching your frontline workforce that will increase their level of commitment to and connection with your organization
  • How one organization redesigned its communication strategy to improve employee satisfaction and productivity

9:50 am Develop: What Traditional Thinking Needs to Be Challenged Around How We Engage & Re-Energize Our Construction Workforces?

10:10 am Action: What Are You Going to Do Differently in Order to Transform the Way You Connect With & Engage Your Field & Remote Workforce?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:30 am Structured Networking & Refreshments

Track A

Boost HR Innovation in a Traditional Sector

11:00 am Discover: Re-Imagine the Role of HR Technology to Find & Re-Energize Construction Talent Faster

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking do we need to challenge the most around the role of HR technology in the construction industry?
• The fresh approaches to automating, consolidating, and streamlining your people processes through technology
• How Hensel Phelps is leveraging HR technology to demonstrate the value of constructive disruption for construction, and to get ahead of new expectations being set by an increasingly multi-generational workforce in a post-pandemic workplace

11:20 am Discover: Rethink What it Takes to Build a Start- Up Mentality Across Your People & Projects

Synopsis

• What needs to change for us to be able to drive new ways of thinking and working in a traditional sector like construction?
• Leveraging lessons and experiences from the tech sector to drive a start-up culture across your field and remote operations
• How Hi-Way Paving is breaking away from traditional HR practice to attract, develop, and retain the critical talent it needs to meet client and business needs

11:40 am Develop: What More Can We Do to Transform the Impact of HR Within Growing Construction Firms?

12:00 pm Action: What Are You Going to Do to Boost HR Innovation in Your Business?

Synopsis

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

Track B

Rethink Your Approach to L&D For Office & Field Workforces

11:00 am Discover: Re-Imagine Your Approach to Learning to Transform Its Impact On & Off the Project Site

  • Tom Sullivan Vice President of Human Resources, JE Dunn Construction

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging the most around how we deliver training in construction?
• Leveraging adaptive learning across the entire employee lifecycle to make training more accessible and engaging for your construction team members
• How JE Dunn is flipping traditional classroom learning on its head to transform how it engages its office and field-based workforce in critical needs-based training and future career development opportunities

11:20 am Discover:Rethinking How to Close the Gap Between Engagement & Talent Development Across All Layers of a Construction Firm

Synopsis

• What do we need to do differently to engage our business leaders, supervisors, and managers in the value of L&D?
• The data-centric approach to employee engagement that will enable you to create progressive development plans for your team members
• How Haskell is leveraging data to enable the company to re-align its strategic approach to talent development with business objectives and genuinely move the needle forward on team member engagement

11:40 am Develop: What More Do We Need to Do to Enhance the Value of L&D in Construction?

12:00 pm Action: Are You Now Going to Redesign Your Approach to L&D to Transform Its Impact?

Synopsis

Interactive Peer-Led Discussion Facilitated by the Chair

12:20 pm Networking Lunch

Drive HR Excellence in Your Construction Firm

1:30 pm Discover: Evolve Your HR Strategy to Optimize Business-Line Support & Drive Operational Performance

Synopsis

• What HR models do we need to implement to most effectively support the way our business operates?
• Standing up a central strategic planning system that scales across decentralized groups, and developing a structure that drives alignment and collaboration within HR
• How Kiewit’s 1HR strategy is evolving in support of the business, and growing HR’s influence as a strategic business partner

1:50 pm Discover: Beyond HR: Building a Customer Service-Centric Brand for Your People

  • Marlene Velez Chief People & Culture Officer, Power Design Inc.

Synopsis

  • How can we challenge traditional HR notions to create a supportive, approachable, and customer service-focused brand?
  • Taking a fresh approach to typical HR language, services, and processes to improve the people experience and tackle turnover troubles
  • How Power Design re-built and rebranded their entire HR department to break down barriers and become the go-to source for people support

2:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Those Rethinking HR Strategy?

2:30 pm Action: How Are You Now Going to Drive HR Excellence in Your Construction Firm?

Re-Imagine Flexible Work in a Field-Based Industry

1:30 pm Discover: Pioneer Flexible Work Programs to Reduce Staff Burnout in the Construction Industry

  • Tony DeStefano Vice President of Human Resources, Alberici – Flintco

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging the most when we think about the future of work in construction?
• The brand-new approaches to tackling project site burnout and industry turnover
• How Flintco is implementing alternate work programs to try and reduce burnout with its field employees and provide them with genuine workplace flexibility

1:50 pm Discover: Rethinking How to Adapt Your Culture to Changing Business & External Environments

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently to retain the strongest parts of our culture when undergoing significant business change?
  • Re-imagining what flexible work looks like in construction and how to leverage the shift in working models to enhance your culture
  • How Caddell Construction is leveraging business growth and the impact of leadership retirement to drive a genuine culture shift and combine the benefits of family-run and corporate leadership

2:10 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Implementing Future of Work Strategies?

  • Tony DeStefano Vice President of Human Resources, Alberici – Flintco

2:30 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Better Prepare for the Future of Work in a Traditional Industry?

2:50 pm Networking Break

Leverage New Sources of HR Inspiration

3:20 pm Discover: Leverage Lessons Learnt from Other Industries to Become a Great Place to Work in Construction

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging the most around how we view our people?
• The new approaches to talent management that will transform the impact of performance and career development conversations for your construction talent
• How J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. is leveraging lessons learned from outside the industry to equip its leaders with the tools and processes they need to connect better with team members and drive more impactful career conversations

3:40 pm Discover: Re-Imagine the Impact of Bench Planning in High-Growth, High- Turnover & High-Volume Construction Firms

  • Seth McColley Vice President of Human Resources, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

Synopsis

• What traditional thinking needs challenging around the way we do succession and workforce planning in construction?
• Leveraging workforce strategies from outside the construction sector to take new approaches to tackling the talent shortage
• How Kirby Smith Machinery is building bench planning strategies to transform how it attracts and retains the talent it needs to support business operations

4:00 pm Discover: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

  • Sean Behr Chief Executive Officer, Fountain

Synopsis

  • Understanding why digital transformation of the workforce needs to be a top priority for construction  organizations
  • Tips for how to optimize your HR recruiting operations while increasing user engagement and the overall candidate experience
  • Re-evaluating the importance of converging the consumer and employer brand

 

4:20 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Other Industries to Transform Our Impact?

  • Janelle Pogodzinski Vice President & Chief Human Capital Officer, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
  • Seth McColley Vice President of Human Resources, Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
  • Sean Behr Chief Executive Officer, Fountain

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:40 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Transform HR Impact?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

5:15 pm Drinks Reception