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Krannert HR Executive Conference: Agenda

Guests can arrive early. Guest accommodations are available at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University (mention the Krannert HR Executive Conference when making reservations).

November 7th: HR Case Competition 
7:45 AM - 8:30 AM             Krannert Executive Center Rm 108

Team Sign-in, Welcome Announcements/Rules and Breakfast

8:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Rawls Hall/Krannert Executive Center

Team Preparations and Presentations

(Each team gets 1 hour prep time, 20 minutes presentation time, and 10 minutes for questions and answers)

12:15 PM - 12: 45 PM Krannert Executive Center Rm 108

Judges Break for Lunch

11:30 AM - 4:15 PM Rawls Hall/Krannert Executive Center

Team Preparations and Presentations

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Krannert Executive Center Rm 108 Judges Deliberate on Final Decision 

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ross-Ade Stadium, 5th floor Buchanan Club

Conference Welcome Reception and Dinner, Case Competition Winner Announcements and Feedback

*Purdue Shuttle Transportation to the Reception is available at 6:15 PM. Pick-up outside of the Purdue Memorial Union hotel. Parking is also available at Ross Ade.

November 8th: HR Executive Conference

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Rawls Hall Check-in and Breakfast 
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM Rawls Hall

Welcome Presentation

8:40 AM - 10:10 AM Rawls Hall

Panel Discussion

  • "Creating a Culture of Diversity": HR Professional Panel: Pooja Bhatt (IBM), Kai Johnson (Humana) & Kim Corbitt (Procter & Gamble)
10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Rawls Hall

Option Area Presentations

  • "Maximizing Organizational Performance": Cheryl Slater & Angela Imse, General Electric - Rawls 1011

  • "Human Resources as a Strategic Business Partner": Miki Wilson, Shell Oil - Rawls 2070

  • "Employee Engagement Journey": Bruce Parkinson, Cummins - Rawls 1057

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

 Rawls Hall

Option Area Presentations

  • "Strategic Workforce Planning & Acquisition": Jonathan Rosenberg, Phillips 66- Rawls 1011

  • "Integrated Talent Management": George Powers, Schneider Electric - Rawls 2070

  • "Third Party Employment Branding: Employee Turnover Rates Following ‘Best Places To Work’ Certifications": Professor Brian Dineen, Purdue University - Rawls 1057
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Purdue Memorial Union - North Ballroom

Lunch Reception

  • Keynote Speaker "Preparing the Organization for 2020": Patrick McLaughlin, Chief HR Officer, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay North America
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Purdue Memorial Union - North Ballroom

Awards and Closing Remarks

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Rawls Hall - 3rd Floor Commons

"Networking Fair"- All Conference Attendees Welcome!

  • This event will give attendees the quick and entertaining opportunity to introduce themselves to company representatives and learn about industry trends, company culture, career paths, and specific human resources challenges. Purdue Faculty will also be presenting on their current research including an analysis of companies who participate in “Best Companies to Work For” surveys and the effects on turnover and recruiting. This is a great opportunity to meet company representatives, build relationships, and learn about hot HR topics in various industries. Refreshments will be provided including light snacks and beverages.