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

Improving Gender Balance thanks to Talent Management

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

Improving gender balance with better analytics and target development plans

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

Make it fashion! How to create a culture of curiosity with an engaging learning experience

SpeakersAshley Cole
Training & Development Specialist, Maui Jim
Alysse Emken
LMS & Training Coordinator, Maui Jim

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

SpeakersAmy Souder
Senior Program Manager, RTI

Description

See how a Cornerstone client 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 of how to roll it out in your organisation.

Tuesday

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Develop a Microlearning Strategy to Drive Business Impact

Speakers

Liggy Webb

Description

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

Outcomes/Takeaways

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

Managing Continuous Feedback within Cornerstone: Conversations

Speakers

Kimberly Cassady
Chief Talent Officer, Cornerstone
Mike Bollinger
VP, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone

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

Hear from our Product Management team about the development of this exciting new functionality

Cornerstone APIs for Beginners

Speakers

TBD

Description

High-level overview of Webservices. Discover the benefits of APIs, how they work, what is possible already and what will come in future.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Follow in a live demo how Webservices work and learn about access to and activation of general API’s

Talent magnet: turn Employer Branding into your superpower

Speakers

Mark Goldin
CTO, Cornerstone
Pratik Savai
SVP, Engineering, Cornerstone

Description

The power of employer branding to transform your organisation into an employer of choice

Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Understanding the impact of Employer Brand
  • How to build it and how to convey it through and outside of the recruiting process

Tuesday

16:30 PM to 17:30 PM

Workshop: Impacting the Business with your HR Strategy

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

30 years ago, 60% of the market capitalisation of a company was tangible assets. That has changed today organizations 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 center 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

Tuesday

16:45 PM to 17:15 PM

The Future of Learning Experience

Speakers

Joe Burton
CEO, Whil

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 in order 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

Jeff Miller
AVP, Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, Cornerstone

Description

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

Outcomes/Takeaways

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

Compensation

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

Details coming soon

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

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

Speakers

Jeff Miller
AVP, Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, 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 in to 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

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

Cassie Vasco
Sr. Director, Learning Technology – Learning and Performance, Sodexo
Megan Kessler
Sr. Manager, HR Systems – Learning and Performance, Sodexo
Crysta Dungee
Sr. Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives – Office of Diversity, Sodexo

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 Shop Direct and 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

William Tincup
President, RecruitingDaily
Mike Bollinger
VP, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone

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?
How do you communicate and market training?

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

Speakers

Joe Burton
CEO, Whil

Description

Too many Talent Acquisition systems that don’t speak to each other? Slow, manual intensive actions causing delayed hiring timelines and loss of talent in the process? Is your goal to offer a superior end-to-end experience for all stakeholders in the hiring process but struggling to operationalise it?

Join us for a sneak peek at Cornerstone Recruiting’s roadmap. We’ll show you how we are enabling a seamless and engaging end-end experience for all hiring stakeholders so you can bring in 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 exciting new functionality.

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

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

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

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

Wednesday

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Workshop: Work/Life Balance

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

Details coming soon

Outcomes/Takeaways

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

Wednesday

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

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

Speakers

Jamie Crews
Sr. Manager, Organizational Development, County of Orange

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.

Collaborative Learning - can you be inspired?

Speakers

Tammy Hahn
AVP, Product Management, Cornerstone

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

Tammy Hahn
AVP, Product Management, Cornerstone

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 HCM

Speakers

Shawn Flynn
Director, Analytics, ROI & Industry Solutions, Cornerstone

Description

Discover why Cornerstone’s HCM suite would be the best solution for your organisation – come and hear from our panel of successful HCM clients.

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

Speakers

Shawn Flynn
Director, Analytics, ROI & Industry Solutions, Cornerstone

Description

Join us to see how a Cornerstone client 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.

Wednesday

14:00 PM to 14:30 PM

Best practice for measuring learning impact & ROI

Speakers

Cornerstone University

Description

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. 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

Part two of Reporting 2.0.

Transformational learning through VR

Speakers

Melissa Forte
Manager, Talent & Org. Development, SiteOne

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

Mark Schroeder
Learning Technologist, Organic Valley

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

Engaging employees, Managers and Workers' Councils in your HCM strategy

Speakers

Monica Ojendyk
SVP, Global Talent Management, Total Systems (TSYS)

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 can you 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.

Wednesday

14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Workshop: Modernising the Performance Review to increase engagement

Speakers

Brigid Rocca
Learning Technology Consultant, Wellmark/Bluecross/Blue Shield

Description

Details coming soon

Outcomes/Takeaways

Wednesday

14:45 PM to 15:15 PM

Recruitment Hacking: Simplify the Recruiter Experience with Manage Candidates

SpeakersAshley Cole
Training & Development Specialist, Maui Jim
Alysse Emken
LMS & Training Coordinator, Maui Jim

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

Darlene Smith
Learning and Technologies Specialist, Kaleida Health

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 sauce 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

Mark Goldin
CTO, Cornerstone
Pratik Savai
SVP, Engineering, Cornerstone

Description

Our journey towards successful Cornerstone rollout in 1 year at a global company. The talk will cover the DO’s and DONT’s from different aspects – technical and business side.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn what were our key lessons learned.

Wednesday

15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Workshop: Sustainability

Speakers

Brigid Rocca
Learning Technology Consultant, Wellmark/Bluecross/Blue Shield

Description

Details coming soon

Outcomes/Takeaways

Wednesday

15:50 PM to 16:00 PM

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

Speakers

Jeremy Spake
Principal, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services, Cornerstone

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)

Speakers

Lori Browder
Product Manager, West Monroe

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

Cornerstone University

Description

Cornerstone can connect your Talent processes and employees on a global scale! Join a client panel to listen to their stories about rollIng out a digital platform globally. 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

Cornerstone University

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 to let you know what is changing, why we are moving down this path, and how your implementation is affected.

Outcomes/Takeaways

Learn how upcoming changes will impact your implementation.

Learn how to use Reporting 2.0 to make better data-driven decisions.

Speakers

James Majidian
AVP, Engineering, 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.