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Krannert Executive Conference for Human Resources Professionals: Agenda

Guests can arrive as early as Wednesday evening, September 19th. Guest accommodations are available at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University (mention the Krannert Executive Conference for HR Professionals when making reservations). Thursday events are informal and optional highlighted by the MSHRM Alumni Golf Scramble and Cookout Thursday evening.

SEPTEMBER 22th, 2011
Morning and Early afternoon Rawls Hall

Attend an HR class

3:00PM Ackerman Voinoff Pavillion

Register for Golf

3:30PM-6:00PM Ackerman Golf Course

MSHRM Alumni Golf Scramble

6:00PM–9:00PM Ackerman Golf Course, Voinoff Pavillion

Cookout and Awards (following golf outing). Dress casual.

SEPTEMBER 23st, 2011

Stewart Center

3rd Floor

Registration (Pick up name tag and conference materials)

Note: Dress on Friday is Business Casual


Stewart Center

3rd Floor

Breakfast Session

Introduction & Welcome

  • Dr. Brad Alge, Professor in OBHR (Purdue University)
  • Dr. Jerry Lynch, Interim Dean of Krannert School of Management (Purdue University)

Opening Session

"Nourishing the workforce: Employee Engagement Initiatives That Feed Business Success at One of The World's Largest Food & Beverage Companies"

  • Alan Collins, President and Founder (

Stewart Center

3rd Floor

Science/ Practitioner Forum

"Global Talent Mobility"

  • Dr. Greg Hundley, Professor in HR and Director of the Center for international Buinsess - CIBER (Purdue University)
  • Jonathan Pearce, Principal (Deloitte Consulting)
  • Q&A session with audience

Stewart Center

3rd Floor

Science/ Practitioner Forum

"Engaging 'Hight Potential' Employees through Development and Feedback"

  • Dr. Deidra Schleicher, Professor in OBHR (Purdue University)
  • Sarah Brock, Ph.D., Director of Global Development and Succession Assessment (Personal Decision Institute)
10:10AM-10:20AM Break

Coffee and Drinks


Stewart Center

3rd Floor

  • Mark Atkinson, Director of People, Development, & Change (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Stewart Center

3rd Floor

"Using Engagement to Provide Business Solutions in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina"

  • Fred Whipple, HR Manager, Gulf of Mexico Operations (Shell Oil)

Stewart Center

3rd Floor

  • Jessica Gato, Human Resource Leader (GE Aviation)
  • Kristie Sturgeon, Plant Leader (GE Aviation)
11:45AM-01:00PM Lunch

Lunch & Keynote Address

  • Keynote Speaker: Morgan Burke, Director of Athletics (Purdue University)
01:00PM-01:30PM Rawls Hall 3rd Floor

Interactive Poster Session & Photo Opportunities

  • Current MSHRM students and Doctoral students will display posters on either internship experience or research projects relevant to HR
  • Conference attendees may interact with students

MSHRM Student Posters

  • Kijae Kim - P&G, consumer goods
  • Brent Pett - GE Aviation, engineering
  • Robert Gee - Dell, computer and IT solution
  • Mina Awad - Marathon, oil and energy
  • Summer Carder - Ingersoll Rand, manufacturing
  • Jo-Mei Wang - Mercer. consulting service
  • Benjamin Marshall - CH2M Hill, engineering company

Doctoral Student Posters

  • Heidi Baumann - The Employee as a Whole Person: Inverstigating Conflict between Employees' Work, Family, and Personal Lives
  • Chris Hartwell - Deconstructing Structuured Interviews: Examining Componets of Interview Structure
  • Susan Lee - The Role of Non-Reciprocity Exchange Rules in Developing Team Member Exchange Relationship
  • Patrick Bruning - An Examination of Job Crafting in a Lean Manufacturing Context
01:30PM-02:30PM Rawls Hall 3rd Floor

"When Cultures Collide: Engaging Employee during Large Scale Change (Mergers & Acquisitions)"

  • Cynthia Bowman, Senior VP - Leadership Development (Bank of America)
  • Thomas Ayres, VP - Organizational Change and Integration Management (Evonik Degussa)
03:30PM-03:30PM Rawls Hall 3rd Floor

HR Expert Panel Q&A

"Best Practices: How We Engage Employees" (Moderated by Krannert OB/HR faculty member)


  • Katie Prather, Deloitte
  • Alan Collins, Success in HR
  • Cynthia Bowman, Bank of America
  • Thomas McDuffee, Veralia (retired)
  • Dr. Honling Jiang, Visiting HR Professor & Associate, Director of Confucius Insititute (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)