Breakout Sessions

Convergence EMEA features over 40 sessions across 5 tracks designed to help deliver strategic value to your organisation’s workforce initiatives, no matter what role you play.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Tuesday

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Make it fashion! How to drive curiosity with an engaging learning experience

Speakers

Hema Tailor
HRIS Learning Senior Analyst, BP
Tessa Fisher
HR Product Owner, BP

Description

How BP implemented the Cornerstone Learning Experience Platform globally, improving learner experience and helping to increase access to learning content.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn from BP’s experience of using an agile approach to engage stakeholders and make configuration decisions in a compliance driven environment.

Where do I sign? Attracting the best candidates with engaging mobile-friendly career sites

Speakers

Julie Gallop
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, Superdrug (AS Watson)
Matthew Lucas
Head of IT, HR Systems (Europe) AS Watson

Description

See how a AS Watson created an improved and consistent experience across all devices for candidates with the Mobile-Friendly Candidate Experience.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Get a better understanding of this new functionality and to how to roll it out in your organisation.

Engaging employees, managers and workers' councils in your HCM strategy

Speakers

Matthieu Trubert
Digital Transformation Workgroup Lead, French Trade Union UGICT-CGT
Mike Metzner
People & Organisational Development, Xella
Geoffroy De Lestrange
Associate Director, Product Marketing, Cornerstone

Description

In many European countries it is important to ensure that employee representatives such as trade unions or workers’ councils support your HR digitalisation strategy.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Join this session to learn how you can work with them to ensure that your project is successful and positively perceived by all stakeholders across the organisation. Pick up some ideas for a better collaboration!

Compensation: How to manage a salary review process globally

Speakers

Christian Bengtsson-Rossby
Head of HR Cloud Operations, Electrolux
Yael Freudenthal
Director Total Rewards, Electrolux

Description

Running a salary review process in a global company is often challenging with plenty of regional and country specific rules, legislations and historical ways of working. We wanted to break that norm. In this session we will describe how we changed that with the help of process development, creativity and a new way of looking at reviewing our employees’ salaries.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Hear from Electrolux how they implemented their salary review process globally using Cornerstone as their platform.

Tuesday

11:00 PM to 12:00 PM

Workshop: Work/Life Balance

Speakers

Kimberly Cassady
Chief Talent Officer, Cornerstone
Liggy Webb
CEO, The Learning Architect

Description

Life balance certainly seems to be the modern day conundrum. Balancing a career and home life can feel like a sacrifice and a continuous game of win/loss. So how do you establish healthy boundaries?

Outcomes/Takeaways

Relieve yourself of the guilt that can be associated with work accountability by joining our thought provoking discussion to refresh your thinking and approach. Remove the myths associated with this common dilemma and learn new methods that you can implement within your organisation whilst also taking personal ownership of your time.

You will also receive a useful pocket book about Life Balance full of useful tips and advice.

Tuesday

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Develop a Microlearning Strategy to drive business impact

Speakers

Summer Salomonsen
Senior Director Content Product, Cornerstone
Mark Lamswood
Regional Director, Content Services, Cornerstone

Description

In the midst of changing workplace dynamics, it can be challenging to correctly identify learning gaps and architect impactful programmes that drive business impact. A microlearning strategy is purpose-built for this task.

Outcomes/Takeaways

In this session, you’ll learn the three steps to create and implement a microlearning strategy and deep-dive into seven areas of resulting business impact.

Managing continuous feedback within Cornerstone Conversations

Speakers

Luke Das-Gupta
Group HRIS Manager, Sodexo
Simone Koole
Senior Analyst, Field Product Management

Description

Conversations is described as ‘revolutionising agile performance management’. Hear from our product team about the next steps in the development of the functionality, feedback from clients involved in the beta programmes, and why this is one of our most exciting features in supporting your own performance management strategy.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn about the development of this exciting new functionality.

Cornerstone APIs for beginners

Speakers

Stephen Ridd
Director Integration Consulting, Cornerstone
Oscar Martin
Integration Consultant, Cornerstone

Description

Join this session for a high level overview of web services. Discover the benefits of APIs, how they work, what is currently possible and what is still to come.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Follow a live demo showing how web services work and learn about access to and activation of general APIs.

Talent magnet: turn employer branding into your superpower

Speakers

Keira Pintão
Senior Employer Brand Strategist Brand and Experience, EMEA, Talent Collective, Alexander Mann Solutions
Rachel Parkes
Head of Talent and Development, Nature’s Way Foods
Harald Enzinger
Data Operations Training Manager, Stats Perform
Alicia Roy
Digital Content Marketer, Cornerstone

Description

This exciting session will explore the power of employer branding to transform your organisation into an employer of choice.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Understand the impact of employer brand, how to build it and how to convey it through and outside of the recruiting process.

The Global Absence Management Iceberg

Speakers

Christian Hansen
Product Owner, Global HR IT, Brenntag

Description

Most global companies don’t see how big the problem of global absence management is until they look beneath the surface. Getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences in terms of data protection issues, non-compliance to policies and legislation, and a far less productive workforce.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn about the embedded E-days/Cornerstone solution and Brenntag’s experience of implementing it.

Tuesday

16:30 PM to 17:30 PM

Workshop: Modernising the performance review to increase engagement

Speakers

Prof. Armin Trost

Description

Companies now require a higher visibility of their employees’ performance on a regular basis, while employees ask for more regular feedback and transparency on their career. In this session, Prof. Dr. Armin Trost will help participants share their experiences and give practical advice for an engaging performance management.

Outcomes/Takeaways

The objective of the workshop is to help participants understand the different ways to manage performance, from the most structured (annual reviews) to the most social or in project mode. During the workshop, you’ll be able to discuss with other participants and learn from them and Prof. Trost about best practices.

Tuesday

16:30 PM to 17:00 PM

The future of learning experience

Speakers

Elvis Ha
Director, Product Management, Cornerstone
Rich Headley
Manager of Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

An engaged learner is a productive learner.
In the modern workplace, myriad distractions and priorities compete for learners’ attention. See how Cornerstone is innovating to create experiences within and outside of the learning platform that catch learners in the flow of work.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Understand what is coming next in our Learning Suite, with a focus on the elemental learner workflows.

Recruiting on steroids: leverage Cornerstone's ecosystem for more features

Speakers

Rayna Roumie
Director of Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

How integrations and connectors can be used to extend the value derived from your Cornerstone Recruiting platform

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Gain an understanding of ways in which the Recruiting module can be extended
  • Learn about the power of Connectors/integrations

Bring it on! Get your historical data in the system with Edge Import

Speakers

Rodolphe Vernes
VP Integration, Cornerstone
Veni Garg
Senior Manager of Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

Take ownership of your data with our new data load platform, Edge Import. This robust, self-service solution imports data from disparate systems into Cornerstone faster than ever. In this session, you will learn about the new tool that will allow you to speed up your implementations and data maintenance process, all with a very easy to use, simple interface.

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Discover the simplicity in set up, configuration, and reuse of loads and feeds.
  • See how the robust reporting and visual dashboards will help you ensure accuracy.

Is training the path for success to achieve gender balance?

Speakers

Professor Michael Segalla
Guest Speaker, HEC
Josephine Goldberg
AVP Global Field Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

Cornerstone customers worldwide offer billions of hours of training to their millions of employees. The goal is typically to improve work and management skills, which according to most academic theory, should lead to consequential career outcomes. Professor Michael Segalla and Josie Goldberg will examine if this is true and whether training can help firms achieve their gender balance goals.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.
Is training the path for success to achieve gender balance?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Filter by Track, Role, or Interest (What are these?)

Wednesday

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

To rate or not to rate?

Speakers

Veronique Seurat
Capability Manager, Volvo Group

Description

Have you ever wondered whether any organisation has been brave enough to remove performance ratings – and why?

Outcomes/Takeaways

In this interactive session we hear from Volvo on their journey towards rating less reviews, the drivers for this change, and the results so far.

From Push to Pull: driving a culture of self-directed learning

Speakers

Iris De Coster
Manager: Proximus ICT Academy, Proximus
John Rhodes
Director of Group Learning, Technip FMC
Nuno do Carmo
Global LMS Administrator, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Description

In this session we will be discussing the value of a self-directed learning environment. We will focus on the power of Learner Home, Playlists, Mobile and Content.

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Learn how you can create a culture where people are consciously looking for learning while making sure that what they are learning is supporting your talent and business initiatives.
  • Learn how to communicate and market training.

The Future of Recruiting: get the best, faster (Cornerstone Roadmap)

Speakers

Rayna Roumie
Director of Product Manager, Cornerstone

Description

Join us for a sneak peak at Cornerstone’s Recruiting roadmap. We’ll show you how we are enabling a seamless and engaging end-end experience for all hiring stakeholders so you can bring the best talent into your organisation.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Know what’s coming in Cornerstone Recruiting, so you can prepare your organisation to take advantage of this exciting new functionality.

The Challenge of Fragmented HR data: getting a single source of truth

Speakers

Alan Shorrick
HR System Implementation Manager, Cognita Schools

Description

Join Cornerstone in conversation with Cognita as we explore the challenges, pitfalls and ultimate successes of their global data unification project, fulfilled by Cornerstone HR.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

TED Talks: Basics to Public Speaking

Speakers

Kayla Nalven
Deputy Director of Global Distribution & Licensing, TED

Description

What makes TED Talks so impactful? In this session, participants will understand the key ingredients to the TED approach to public speaking. Take away new building blocks to improve your next presentation, pitch or speech — so you can communicate your ideas in a more compelling and memorable way.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn new building blocks to construct an impactful presentation.

Wednesday

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Workshop: Impacting the business with your HR strategy

Speakers

Mike Bollinger
VP Global Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone
Arnab Banerjee
Principal of Thought Leadership & Strategy, Cornerstone

Description

30 years ago, 60% of the market capitalisation of a company was tangible assets. That has changed today and organisations increasingly rely on intangibles as the source of their competitive advantage. R&D, brands, customer relationships and their employees make the difference in high levels of performance. If people “are our most important asset”, why is the HR function typically considered a cost centre or administrative overhead?

Learn how to not only change this perception so that executive leaders see development of HR efforts as central to their most important strategic asset, but to use fundamental techniques such as process improvement, maturity models, benchmarking and most importantly – the true measurable dollar impact to build a case for your next HR intervention. Understand methods and approaches by which you can create a compelling reason to make that next HR investment.

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Understand the way the budget committee and your CFO view investment decisions.
  • Learn to speak in discrete terms about soft and hard costs.
  • Use techniques to develop impact to your business across many areas of functional domains.
  • Understand how to create an environment where an investment is not related to headcount reduction.
  • Build a strategy map to your business initiatives

Wednesday

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

Collaborative Learning - can you be inspired?

Speakers

Jan-Willem Bouwmeester
Group Manager Learning & Development, De Heus
Devina Ahluwalla
Learning Solutions Specialist, IOM

Description

Collaborative Learning is a great way to roll-out your learning management system and get your employees engaged. In today’s world of teams working remotely from each other it has become even more important to present platforms where they can meet and share knowledge.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Understand how to roll out Collaborative Learning globally.
Learn how to engage remote working teams

User Experience: Getting the most from your Cornerstone platform at launch, or re-launch

Speakers

Elena Cerato
Global Business Process Manager HR, JDE Jacobs
Stefka Staykova
Global Talent Manager, JDE Jacobs
Matthew Wilcox
Talent Development Manager, Taylor Wessing

Description

About to launch your LMS? Is your company going through a business transformation or change? Learn how to launch or relaunch your platform in a smart way

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Learn the importance of user experience and user engagement
  • Learn best practice from clients who have gone through the process

Realising your ROI with Cornerstone HR

Speakers

Aaron Spencer
Sales Effectiveness, Program Manager, Cornerstone
Claire McNamara
Group HR Director, Survitec

Description

How long does it take you to get a global headcount report? How about an org chart? How many people are involved in that task? How many job titles does your organisation have? Survitec shares how their transformation reduced the number of ERPs from 20 to 1, the time it took to produce an org chart from 4 months to minutes and the number of people involved from 14 to self-service.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Discover why Cornerstone’s HCM suite would be the best solution for your organisation.

Looking for the best? You have them already! Mobility as an answer to lack of talent

Speakers

Gill Raine
Client Success Manager, Cornerstone
Meng-Han Chiang
Projects RH/SIRH AFD

Description

Join us to see how AFD promotes internal opportunities to enhance employee engagement and retention.

Outcomes/Takeaways

See how a well-designed internal mobility process contributes to employee engagement, retention and development; and how the Cornerstone Recruitment and Performance suites can be used in synergy to support this strategy.

Maximise your investment with Extended Enterprise

Speakers

Andy Wooler
Strategist, Hitachi Vanatara

Description

Having implemented an LMS to meet an internal need, Companies can extend their reach beyond their employees. In this session, Andy Wooler will help participants understand the benefits of implementing Extended Enterprise functionality in Cornerstone.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Understand the benefits of Extended Enterprise from the basic revenue perspective through to using the learning data to both manage partner programmes and to understand better the impact of training on customers, partners and the sales staff who work with them.

Wednesday

14:00 PM to 14:30 PM

Best practice for measuring learning impact & ROI

Speakers

Jeff Miller
AVP, Learning and Organisational Effectiveness, Cornerstone

Description

Measuring the ROI on learning is historically one of the more challenging areas of business but this presentation will overview some traditional and non-traditional methods of understanding the impact of your learning programs.

Outcomes/Takeaways

In this session, we will look beyond traditional measures of learning impact and ROI and look at multiple avenues to gauge the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Transformational learning through VR

Speakers

Kate Hoegenauer
Head of Learning, Novartis Technical Operations, Novartis
Elvis Ha
Director of Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

VR is so 2019! Learn about the value of VR, listen to some early client use cases and discover examples of VR content.

Outcomes/Takeaways

How VR can be used within your organisation

The future of performance: towards more employee engagement (Cornerstone Roadmap)

Speakers

Summer Rogers
VP Product Management, Cornerstone

Description

In order to boost employee and organisational performance, organisations must begin to philosophically and functionally shift from performance management to performance development. In this session, you will learn how Cornerstone’s Performance Suite will help your organisation transition into a culture of continuous development with a sneak peek into our roadmap highlighting key initiatives and projects.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn what is coming in the Performance Suite, so you can prepare your organisation.

HR spring cleaning – with HR data retention and GDPR, what do we need and keep vs. what to throw away?

Speakers

Thyronne Winter
Senior Cloud Security & Compliance Consultant, Cornerstone

Description

What information do you really need to hold about your employees? Is it mandatory to have 300 user fields in your platform or can you manage with 50?

Outcomes/Takeaways

Define your priorities in terms of information and data gathering to improve efficiencies and GDPR compliance.

Strange days: How SMEs can attract, develop, and retain talent during tumultuous times

Speakers

Arnab Banerjee
Principal, Thought Leadership & Strategy, Cornerstone

Description

In recent years, the UK has experienced unprecedented economic and political events exacerbated by the gathering disruptive storm of rapid technological changes – from the global economic crisis of 2008-2013, the effects of which we are still grappling with, to the political chaos caused by Brexit. Yet the UK economy continues growing (just about) with low unemployment, but unusually, wage growth has flatlined. Putting these within the disruptive context of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the effects of which we are only beginning to anticipate, it is clear that the world of work as we know it, is going to radically change.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Find out what steps HR professionals working in SMBs (Small to Medium Businesses) can take to not only attract the best talent from the big players, but to retain and develop their existing employees.
In this session Arnab will discuss how SMB’s can adapt to market changes, and adopt and develop a culture of continuous learning to out-perform their competitors. And how the companies who take on this challenge will need to be smart about how they deliver and develop their learning programmes, to be truly effective.

Wednesday

14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Agile People Coach - An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work

Speakers

Pia Maria Thoren
Founder and Inspiration Director, Agile People

Description

The role of HR and Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organisation to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who wants to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than the competition, so that you can be innovative and creative and invent and produce products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different Leadership that let people make mistakes and learn from them. It also requires different principles for HR, who needs to abandon policy making and process mapping for supporting speed, adaptability and customer focus. It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels to create a learning organisation that has become a prerequisite for success, when everybody needs to take shared ownership for the company vision. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. In this scenario, the future career path for Leaders and HR will be the one of the Agile People Coach – a role that aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams and the whole organisation to grow and develop and change, as needed to survive.

Outcomes/Takeaways

This talk will describe how Leaders and HR need to change to become Agile People Coaches

Wednesday

14:45 PM to 15:15 PM

Recruitment hacking: simplify the recruiter experience with Manage Candidates

Speakers

Fabrizio Siffredi
Training Consultant, Cornerstone

Description

Join this session and learn from a Cornerstone expert how you can optimise Manage Candidates and create a more effortless recruiting process.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn how you can simplify your recruiting process with Cornerstone Recruiting.

The Future of Learning Content

Speakers

Summer Salomonsen
Senior Director, Content Product, Cornerstone
Josh Schwede
VP, Content Services, Cornerstone

Description

The workplace learning market has evolved. Personalised, curated experiences have replaced giant content marketplaces and libraries. In this session, hear from the leaders behind Cornerstone Content on the evolution of our Content business. We’ll share the secret behind our curated content subscriptions, as well as provide insight into our rolling roadmap, all designed to evolve as quickly as your people.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Understand how to create a content experience that will engage your employees.

Cornerstone delivered in 1 Year to 50,000 employees: What we learned

Speakers

Jana Mitkovska
IT Program Manager, Henkel

Description

Discover Henkel’s journey towards a successful Cornerstone global rollout in just one year. The talk will cover the DO’s and DONT’s from different aspects – technical and business side.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Find out the key lessons we learned through our journey.

Competency Redesign

Speakers

Henry Vasquez
Senior Product Manager, Cornerstone

Description

Join us in learning how Cornerstone Capabilities Management will help your organisation better capture and catalogue employee skills and experiences, supporting your organisation transition into a culture of continuous development.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn about the vision and what’s coming for Capabilities Management.

Wednesday

15:30 PM to 16:00 PM

Fresh Thinking: Managing people in uncertain times (Politics, Environment)

Speakers

Liggy Webb
CEO, The Learning Architect

Description

We are living in uncertain times and as the pace of change increases the more unpredictable life becomes. All over the world we witness political uncertainties, and sometimes even danger which can manifest fear and anxiety in the workplace.

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • How HR can support employees through volatile and uncertain times.
  • How organisations can educate employees to develop a robust set of coping mechanisms to support mental health, resilience and wellbeing.
  • How individuals can thrive through challenging and changing times.

The Future of HR: Improving HR admin with Cornerstone (CHR Roadmap)

Description

Join us in learning how Cornerstone’s HR Suite will help your organisation better manage employee data. We’ll dive into the vision behind what’s next so your organisation can better automate manual processes, enable greater self-service, integrate with external solutions and save time in your day-to-day.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn about the vision and what’s coming next for the HR Suite

Going global: Opportunities and challenges in deploying Cornerstone at a global level

Speakers

Tom Dove-Wallington
Director of Learning and Development, Springer Nature
Ekaterina Chernikova
Senior Learning Delivery Specialist, Volvo Group
Anna-Karin Werner
Learning Systems Manager, Volvo Group
Marc Body
Leadership and Talent Manager, GEFCO

Description

Join a client panel to listen to their stories about rolling out a digital platform globally.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn what their key milestones were and how to adapt your culture. Understand the main learning points from their successful projects.

A look under the hood: understanding Cornerstone improvements

Speakers

James Majidian
AVP LMS Engineering, Cornerstone
Eric Simons
VP, Engineering (Core/HR), Cornerstone
Ravin Soni
AVP, Engineering (Recruiting), Cornerstone

Description

Cornerstone is always looking for new ways to improve your Cornerstone experience from speeding up data loads with our bulk learning assignment tool to additional continuous improvements under the hood. In this technical session, we will walk through some of the recent and upcoming changes, look at why we are moving down this path, and how your implementation is affected.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn how upcoming changes will impact your implementation.

How to use Reporting 2.0 to boost your decision-making process

Speakers

Ruben Baron
Cornerstone University Training Consultant, Cornerstone

Description

Join this session and learn from a certified Cornerstone expert how you can use Reporting 2.0 in order to make better data-driven decisions for your organisation.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn how to use Reporting 2.0 in gathering appropriate data across multiple points to drive transparency in making business decisions.