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7:00am Registration
7:00am-8:30am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
The Alliance - How to Manage Talent in the Networked Age

Ben Casnocha, Former Chief of Staff at LinkedIN, Best-selling Author and Founder of Allied Talent

Leverage Your Latitude as the HR Business Partner

Melinda Reeves, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Internal Communications, Direct Energy

10:30am-11:15am Break in Exhibit Hall
Global Oil and Gas Industry Hiring Insights

David Lee, Vice President Global Head Sales, Rigzone

Workforce Sustainability - Preserving a Competitive Talent Base Throughout the Cycle

Rebecca McGarr, Vice President Human Resources, Shell

12:45pm-2:15pm Lunch
Middle Manager Development - The Greatest Lever for Organizational Change 
Lori Heffelfinger, President, The Heffelfinger Company
Lisa Woodson, Former Head Learning & Development, ION Geophysical
Building Rome in More Than a Day - Creating a Talent Management Strategy

Aaron Sobel, Vice President Human Resources, Diamond Offshore Drilling

Demystifying Mindfulness

Shelley Pernot, Former Global Capability Manager Leadership Development, BP

4:30pm-5:30pm Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall


7:00am-8:30am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


Managing Through the Talent Lifecycle - From Performance Management to Succession Planning

Laura Ramey, Vice President Human Resources, Crestwood Midstream Partners

Caution: Develop, Engage, Encourage or Watch your TOP Talent Vanish!

Jo Clem, Worldwide Advisor Employee Development, Apache Corporation

10:00am-10:30am Break in Exhibit Hall
Value Proposition + EVP = OVP - How CH2M created an overall value proposition through an integrated digital brand strategy

Derina Adamczak, Manager Global Recruitment Marketing & Technology, CH2M Hill


Group Networking Session
12:00pm -1:00pm Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:00pm -1:45pm
Developing High Potential Leaders Without the “High Dollar” Program

Georgette Hunter-Franklin, Learning and Development Lead Leadership Development, ConocoPhillips

1:45pm -2:30pm
Overcoming Industrial Skills Gap through Competency Best Practices

Dan Sloan, Global Enterprise Solutions Director, Tooling U-SME

2:30pm –3:15pm
Building Tomorrow’s Talent, Today – Capturing High Potential

Caroline Brown, Manager Next Generation Program, National Oilwell Varco

3:15pm-3:45pm Break in Exhibit Hall
Situational Vigilance - Human Factors Learning for Critical Operations

Bob Newhouse, Vice President Learning & Development (Retired), Noble Corporation


Conference Day 2 Sessions Conclude


7:00am-8:30am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Recruit, Reinforce, Reward, & Retain – TMA’s HiPo Framework and the Energy Sector

Michael Demarco, Lead Developer Human Capital Education, Talent Management Alliance

Working Together as a Leadership Team in a Downturn - HR and Operations

Marty Kunz, Vice President Human Resources, C&J Energy Services

10:00am-10:30am Break in Exhibit Hall
Cross Industry Thought Leadership Session: The Power of Performance Based Culture – How to Earn Talent

Tim Toterhi, Senior HR Director for a Global Healthcare company, Executive Coach and Author

Expecting the Unexpected - Preparing for a Succession Emergency

Edward Ferris, Vice President Human Resources, ValvTechnologies

12:30pm - 1:30pm Box Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:30pm -2:15pm
The Numbers Aren’t Adding Up - Spectra Energy Redesigns Performance Evaluations

William Hennig, Manager Learning & Organizational Development, Spectra Energy
Lisa Peseski, Manager Learning & Organization Development, Spectra Energy

2:15pm – 3:00pm
Optimizing Operational Performance Through Strategic Workforce Planning

Tracy Gray, Manager Global Workforce Planning & Sourcing, Halliburton

3:00pm Conference and Day 3 Sessions Conclude