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Session Speakers

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Andrea Gaines

Consultant, Organizational Services, UC Irvine

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Anna Rodrigues

Instructional Designer and Trainer, UCLA IT Services

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B. Kim Barnes

CEO, Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc.

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Becky Clockel

Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, UC Irvine Health

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Bruce Mattos

Talent Acquisition Manager, UC Davis

Carina Celesia Moore headshot

Carina Celesia Moore

Director, Talent Management and Development, UC Davis

Caroline Adams headshot

Caroline Adams

Campus Ombuds & Director of the Office of the Ombuds, UC Santa Barbara

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Cheryl Lloyd

Associate Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, UC Office of the President

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Courtney Young-Law

Vice President of Programs, CORO

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Desirae Palma

Regional Vice President of Solutions, NeuroLeadership Institute

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Donna Robinson

Toastmaster and Associate Director, Employer Relations, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Erin DiCamillo headshot

Erin DiCamillo

Senior Relationship Manager, CEB

Evelyn Carter headshot

Evelyn Carter

Research Scientist, BruinX

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Evelyn Woolridge

Distinguished Toastmaster

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Frank Widman

Principle Technical Training Analyst, UC Santa Cruz

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Gary Schlimgen

Executive Director, Retirement Programs & Services, UC Office of the President

Harshit Mehta headshot

Harshit Mehta

Key Account Manager, LinkedIn

Helen Ojeda headshot

Helen Ojeda

Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, UC Irvine Health Medical Center

Hyun Swanson headshot

Hyun Swanson

Manager, Benefits Education, UC Office of the President

Ingrid Laman headshot

Ingrid Laman

Principle Executive Advisor, CEB

Jayme Mogen headshot

Jayme Mogen

Manager, Systemwide Talent Systems and Analytics, UC Office of the President

Jennifer Damico Murphy headshot

Jennifer Damico Murphy

Director, Systemwide HR Compliance, Reporting, & Analytics, UC Office of the President

Jennifer McInroe headshot

Jennifer McInroe

Systemwide Talent Management Analytics Coordinator, UC Office of the President

Jonathan Feingold headshot

Jonathan Feingold

Special Assitant, BruinX

Karen Berardi headshot

Karen Berardi

Senior Compensation Consultant, Compensation Programs and Strategy, UC Office of the President

Kate Bradley headshot

Kate Bradley

Leadership Consultant, BlessingWhite

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Kelly Ratliff

Interim Lead for Finance, Operations and Administration, UC Davis

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Kevin Confetti

Deputy Chief Risk Officer, UC Office of the President

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Kevin Phillips

Senior Director Enterprise Organizational Effectiveness, UC Irvine

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Laney Whitcanack

CEO, CORO Northern California

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Laura Putnam

CEO & Founder, Motion Infusion

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Lee Tomlinson

Founder, The C.A.R.E. Effect Movement

Lisa Terry

Lisa Terry

Director of Organizational Effectiveness, UC Davis

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Marie-Ann Hairston

Director, Systemwide Employee Relations, UC Office of the President

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Matt Newton

Vice President, Regional Manager, Fidelity

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Meg Corman

Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UC Santa Cruz

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Michael Poore

Senior Executive, VitalSmarts

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Michael Yates

Director, Talent Acquisition and Outreach Services, UC San Diego

Min Park headshot

Min Park

Principal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

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Morné Swart

Vice President, Global Product Strategy & Transformational Leader, SumTotal Systems

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Nancy Chen Lane

Director of Organizational Services, Campus Human Resources, UC Irvine

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Peter Chester

Director of Systemwide Labor Relations, UC Office of the President

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Pierre Khawand

Founder & CEO, People-OnTheGo

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Reginald Randles

Senior Organizational Development Specialist, UCLA Health

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Reid Swanson

Performance and Learning Consultant, Cedars-Sinai

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Rejeana Mathis

Management Development Manager, Campus Human Resources Training and Development, UCLA

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Scott McAllister

Vice President of Growth, Prosci, Inc.

Shondella Reed headshot

Shondella Reed

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President

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Staci Richards

Employee and Labor Relations Specialist, UC Santa Barbara

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Stephanie Leider

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President

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Steven Wiseman

Director, Talent Acquisition, UC San Francisco

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Tauseef Rahman

Principal, Talent Strategy and Analytics, Mercer

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Vanessa George

Associate Director, Graduate Career Management, University of San Francisco

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Vincent Martinez

Senior Consultant, Partners in Leadership

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Will Ferguson

Senior Partner, Mercer

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Yvette Gullatt

Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer, Diversity and Engagement, UC Office of the President


Session Speaker Biographies

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Andrea Gaines

Consultant, Organizational Services, UC Irvine

Andrea joined the UCI Organizational Services unit in October 2015. Her primary responsibilities include workshops, executive coaching, consultations, and the design, facilitation, and evaluation of core and custom supervisory, management and leadership development programs. As a member of the greater UC HR community, she has the additional responsibility of championing and contributing to the stewardship of enterprise-wide and local initiatives that further the ability of HR to provide service, leadership, and support in achieving the University’s strategic objectives.

Prior to joining UCI, Andrea worked as a learning and organizational development professional within the private sector for over 25 years, including as a trainer, curriculum designer, internal consultant, and manager for major money center financial institutions, Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and most recently, at a full-service engineering firm.

Anna Rodriques Session:

Beyond Engagement: Unlocking Your Team's Best Energy
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Anna Rodrigues

Instructional Designer and Trainer, UCLA IT Services

Anna Rodrigues is a coach and speaker with 20 years’ experience creating highly interactive learning experiences for clients ranging from college students to executive management. She is interested in cognitive and behavioral psychology as it relates to adult learning, motivation and organizational effectiveness. Her Master’s degree is in Organizational Development and she’s been an instructional designer and trainer at the University of California in Los Angeles for the past 10 years.

Anna Rodriques Session:

Increase Your Personal Effectiveness: Self-Coaching for Managers
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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B. Kim Barnes

CEO, Barnes & Conti Associates Inc.

B. Kim Barnes, CEO of Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc. has over 35 years of experience in leadership and organizational development in a broad range of industries including higher education. She has designed many programs including Exercising Influence, Managing Innovation (with Dr. David Francis) and Puzzles, Mysteries and Muddles (with Dr, Jerry Talley) as well as numerous others. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has been published in professional journals. She is the author of Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community (3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, July, 2015). She has co-authored with Beverly Scott, Consulting on the Inside: A Practical Guide for Internal Consultants (ATD Press, 2011) and, with Aviad Goz, Self-Navigation: A Compass for Guiding Your Life and Career. Kim holds a master's degree in Human Development. To relax, Kim writes fiction and does travel photography.

B. Kim Barnes Sessions:

Exercising Influence: An Introduction
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

Puzzles, Mysteries and Muddles: An Introduction
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

Managing Innovation: An Introduction
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Becky Clockel

Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, UC Irvine Health

To live, to love, to learn, and to lead is Rebecca Clockel’s mission. She is passionate about learning and helping others through learning. She has been in the organizational learning and development area since 2003 and is currently an Organizational Development coach, consultant, and facilitator.

She has experience in every facet of learning & development, including but not limited to: coaching leaders on change management, performance management, employee development, and 360 degree feedback; conducting training needs assessments to identify employee and organizational needs; designing, implementing, coordinating, and facilitating training programs; evaluating the effectiveness of programs; managing direct reports, as well as conducting performance evaluations.

She believes that knowledge truly is power, stays current with industry trends and continues to educate herself in all areas of her craft so that she, her learners, and the organizations she works with can continue to develop and grow, becoming even more successful and effective professionals.

She is certified in Situational Leadership, LAP Coaching, PROSCI Change Management, DISC, DDI, FKA Performance Consulting, The Oz Principle, Emotional Intelligence, Exercising Influence, Employee Engagement, Strengths Deployment Inventory, a multitude of internal programs and has her MAED - Curriculum/Instruction in Adult Education.

Becky Clockel Session:

Coaching for Success with the GROW Model
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Bruce Mattos

Talent Acquisition Manager, UC Davis

Bruce is the Manager of Talent Acquisition for UC Davis Campus and Health. He began his UC career at UC Berkeley where he was Director of Talent Acquisition Employment Services and helped start the Campus Shared Services Center's Recruitment unit. With over 20 years of a diverse human resource background, he has extensive experience in workforce strategy, talent acquisition/management, social media talent branding efforts, and full life cycle recruitment. Bruce has worked in a variety of industries including: Higher Education, Healthcare, Technology, Engineering and Government. He has led major initiatives to centralize recruitment services, reduce time to fill and cost of hire, improve quality of hire, retention and interviewing best practices, and streamlining executive search efforts. Bruce is a mentor, teacher and coach of Recruitment Best Practices.

Bruce Mattos Sessions:

Managing for the Future – Engaging the "Ready for Retirement" Employee
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

Maximizing your Social Media Presence
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Carina Celesia Moore

Director, Talent Management and Development, UC Davis

Carina Celesia Moore, M.A., SPHR, CPLP, SHRM-SCP is Director of the Talent Management and Development Center of Expertise at UC Davis, which includes Staff Development and Professional Services on the Davis campus, Training & Development at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, and WorkLife and Wellness at both locations. Carina cultivates excellence in people and organizations through innovative programs, and impactful organizational consulting and coaching. She promotes integrated talent strategies through learning and development, leadership development, engagement, and retention.

Carina has over 20 years of experience in higher education human resources. She has been involved in several University of California talent management initiatives including serving as an instructor in the UC Management Development Program. She is a frequent speaker and instructor for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO) Annual Conference, Business Management Institute (BMI), and professional development workshops. Carina is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She holds a Masters degree in curriculum and teaching from Columbia University Teachers College in New York.

Carina Celesia Moore Sessions:

Motivation — Tapping the Source
August 2     9:45-10:45am

Sharing Successes: MDP Best Practices Breakout (MDP participants and graduates only)
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Caroline Adams

Campus Ombuds & Director of the Office of the Ombuds, UC Santa Barbara

Caroline Adams is the Campus Ombuds and Director of the Office of the Ombuds at UCSB, where she works with staff to prevent and address UCSB-related concerns and conflicts. Prior to the Office of the Ombuds, she worked in Employee and Labor Relations, and helped to design and deliver the Bee SMART About Safety training program for Supervisors and Managers, as well as the Human Resources Academy. She is a certified Crucial Conversations© trainer and regularly presents workshops on conflict resolution, communication skills, and engagement. She is a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner™ and has certifications in Mediation, Advanced Mediation and Family Mediation. She is Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Ombuds Committee. She is also a reviewer for the Journal of the International Ombudsman Association and regularly presents at their annual conferences.

A former attorney, Caroline earned her J.D. at the University of Montana with an emphasis on dispute resolution and competed on the ABA Negotiation Team. Caroline holds a Master of Fine Arts as well. When she’s not in her office, she’s usually on a trail or in the ocean.

Caroline Adams Session:

Nourish to Flourish
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Cheryl Lloyd

Associate Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, UC Office of the President

Cheryl Lloyd is the Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for the University of California system. Cheryl is an experienced Risk Manager with over two decades of experience, 18 years of which have been with the University of California. As AVP & Chief Risk Officer, Cheryl oversees a myriad of programs for UC's medical centers, varied global research activities and safety and health programs for students, faculty and staff. She also has oversight of the University's Environment, Health and Safety programs (EH&S), Business Continuity programs, Emergency Management and travel, and risk security programs, and serves as President of Fiat Lux, the University's wholly owned captive insurance company.

Major initiatives and programs for the department of Risk Services include implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) throughout the University, reducing the overall cost of risk, implementing systemwide safety and loss mitigation programs, improving claims management systems, and developing risk financing strategies.

Cheryl began her career in the insurance and risk industry with Chubb Insurance. Before joining University of California in 1998, she was the corporate risk manager for Core-Mark International.

Cheryl has a dual degree in Mass Communications and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley.

Cheryl Lloyd Session:

Real Stories of Employment Practices Claims and How to Avoid Them
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Courtney Young-Law

Vice President of Programs, Coro

As an educator and coach, Courtney's goal is to empower social change agents so they can advocate for themselves and the causes they champion. Courtney has worked as an administrator in higher education at Mills College, USF, and Tufts University. She has also served as a professor in Educational Leadership and a consultant. Before joining Coro, she was CEO of Fundamentum, a coaching startup.

Courtney Young-Law Sessions:

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Tools
August 2     9:45-10:45am

Using Inquiry in Peer Coaching
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

Position Yourself to Negotiate
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

What's Your Line?: Creating Your Professional Narrative
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Desirae Palma

Regional Vice President of Solutions, NeuroLeadership Institute

Desirae Palma, Regional Vice President of Solutions at the Neuroleadership Institute, is responsible for overseeing NLI’s rapidly growing West Coast clientele. Desirae’s leadership throughout the past five years has significantly propelled NLI’s growth and enabled the organization to design leadership development frameworks, D&I strategies, and performance management processes for companies like Microsoft, Juniper, HP, and Amazon. Desirae works extensively with HR practitioners and executive leadership teams to help them understand how to achieve real behavior change within their organizations through the application of behavioral neuroscience. She specializes in helping clients understand how to leverage neurobiological and psychological drivers to increase motivation and performance, remove unconscious bias, and enhance inclusion in the workplace.

Desirae Palma Session:

A Brain-Based Approach to Breaking Unconscious Bias
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Donna Robinson

Toastmaster and Associate Director, Employer Relations, Anderson School of Management, UCLA

Joining originally in order to improve her communication and leadership skills, Donna has been a Toastmaster for over five years. She feels inspired by all the amazing, fellow Toastmasters she has met to pay forward and share with others what she has learned along the way. Donna currently serves as the Assistant Division B Director for the Club Growth team and as of July 1st, will serve as the Club Growth Director for District 1.

Donna works at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in the Parker MBA Career Management Center, continuing a 26-year career with UCLA. As the Director of Employer Relations, she maintains and develops relationships with over 200 companies annually, seeking to recruit MBA students. She also serves as the liaison between the MBA Career Center and the Admissions Department for The Consortium, an international program dedicated to increasing diversity in the business world.

Donna Robinson Session:

Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Erin DiCamillo

Senior Relationship Manager, CEB

As a Senior Relationship Manager at CEB, Erin partners with state, local and federal government organizations, including the University of California, to leverage CEB insights and peer best practices for faster and more precise decision making and project execution. Erin joined CEB in 2013 and has experience supporting HR Government Human Capital members as well as customer contact leaders in the private sector.

Prior to joining CEB, Erin led a sales team at Groupon and worked in the non-profit sector raising funds and awareness for a charter school in Chicago. Erin attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and enjoys reading, fitness, and experiencing the local food scene with friends and family.

Erin DiCamillo Session:

Leading the Workforce Today & Tomorrow
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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Evelyn Carter

Research Scientist, BruinX

Dr. Evelyn Carter received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Indiana University, where her research focused on how people detect cues to racial bias and discuss bias across group lines. After graduation, she received funding from the National Science Foundation to continue her research as a postdoctoral scholar at Purdue University. There, she investigated successful racial bias confrontation strategies and ways that language can subtly reinforce harmful gender stereotypes. Her work has been published in academic journals such as Social Cognition and Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and she regularly presents at conferences and universities across the country.

Evelyn’s current focus is on using social science research to help create and sustain equity, diversity, and inclusion on college campuses. She has substantial experience in this area, having led collaborative teams of university administrators, faculty, and students to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based programs at five different universities.

Evelyn Carter Session:

Management Strategies to Mitigate Unconscious Bias
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Evelyn Woolridge

Distinguished Toastmaster

Distinguished Toastmaster Evelyn Woolridge is a retired Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration with over 40 years of federal service. Of those 40 years, 22 were spent successfully leading teams, staffs, and organizations. She is a charter member for nearly 20 years with FAA Planetalkers and the last five years with Aerospace Toastmasters club. Her more memorable experiences as a Toastmaster leader involve welcoming new members into clubs and bringing new clubs into the District.

Throughout 2016-2017 Evelyn served District 1 as the Club Growth Director, creating new Toastmasters clubs as well as assisting established clubs to achieve excellence. As of July 1st, Evelyn serves as District 1 Program Quality Director 2017-2018.

Evelyn’s mantra has always been to serve members and assist them through a fun and enlightened Toastmasters journey.

Donna Robinson Session:

Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Frank Widman

Principle Technical Training Analyst, UC Santa Cruz

Frank has worked at UC Santa Cruz for the last fifteen years as a technical and professional development trainer for the staff at the University. In 2014, he developed a 5-course series on Emotional Intelligence based on the research of neuroscientists such as Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Dacher Keltner and Barbara Fredrickson. The response to this series from staff has been very positive and welcoming.

Frank Widman Sessions:

"Just Deal With It": An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

Sharing Successes: MDP Best Practices Breakout (MDP participants and graduates only)
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Gary Schlimgen

Executive Director, Retirement Programs & Services, UC Office of the President

Gary Schlimgen has been with the University of California since 1990, in the Human Resources and Benefits Department at UCOP in a variety of management positions. He is currently the Executive Director of Retirement Programs & Services, and as part of a team, he is responsible for the operations and oversight of the various University of California Retirement System plans. Prior to UC, Gary was a licensed broker at Charles Schwab and Company, Inc. and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Gary Schlimgen Session:

Managing for the Future – Engaging the "Ready for Retirement" Employee
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Harshit Mehta

Key Account Manager, LinkedIn

Harshit Mehta is a Key Account Manager at LinkedIn, responsible for managing and overseeing the UC-LinkedIn partnership. He has been with LinkedIn for 7 years and currently serves as a strategic partner to LinkedIn's largest customers, advising and guiding them on talent acquisition strategies. Over his 15+ year career, he has gained deep experience in sales, marketing & business development. He holds a Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai and an MBA from University of San Francisco.

Harshit Mehta Session:

Maximizing your Social Media Presence
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Helen C. Ojeda

Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, UC Irvine Health Medical Center

Helen Ojeda currently serves as a Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and Human Resources Leadership Team Member at UC Irvine Health Medical Center. With over 20 years of experience in human capital improvement, Helen has a passion for leadership, organizational development, facilitation, consulting and coaching. She has experience in a diverse array of industries, including healthcare, education, insurance, banking and financial services. Helen’s focus in all her endeavors is to help others in their development and to build effective partnerships while accomplishing business results.

She is an effective leader with proven success developing and implementing competency based leadership development curriculum across complex organizations. Helen holds a B.A. and Secondary Teaching Credential in English; is a Distinguished Alumna for the College of Arts at California Polytechnic University Pomona, completed O.D. coursework though UCLA, and earned her ICF Certified Professional Coach Designation; she is a Master Trainer for multiple organizational leadership, coaching and change management programs and assessments. Helen began her teaching career as an equestrian, helping others learn to ride horses; this has been a life-long interest for her along with raising her teenage daughter.

Helen Ojeda Sessions:

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
August 2     9:45-10:45am

The Only Thing Constant is Change: Navigating Change and Transition
August 3     9:00-10:00am

Coaching for Success with the GROW Model
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Hyun Swanson

Manager, Benefits Education, UC Office of the President

Hyun is a seasoned benefits professional with 20 years of experience. Early in her career, she was a consultant at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, helping clients design and implement competitive benefit programs. She then moved into an internal HR role as global benefits manager at AES Corporation, overseeing health and retirement plans strategy and administration.

Hyun joined the University Of California’s Office of the President in 2013 as Manager of Benefits Education. Among her many responsibilities is managing the systemwide retirement savings plan communications and education program, which features a robust set of resources to help UC faculty and staff build retirement readiness. “Success” to her means that employees understand UC’s generous retirement benefits, as well as make smart financial decisions that will ensure that their money lasts through retirement.

Hyun holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins and a MPH from Yale. An East Coast native, she currently lives with her husband and two kids in beautiful Irvine, CA.

Hyun Swanson Session:

Helping Your Staff Build Financial Wellness
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Ingrid Laman

Principle Executive Advisor, CEB

Ingrid Laman is a Principal Executive Advisor with the CEB Human Resources Practice, and partners with members on key talent management projects and programs. In her role, Ingrid is responsible for delivering ROI to clients by connecting the CEB’s insights, decision support tools, and implementation resources to clients’ strategic decisions. Ingrid works across the HR Practice’s entire suite of talent management and human resources functional effectiveness products, including performance management, employee engagement, employment value proposition design and human resources business partner effectiveness. Ingrid also leads both virtual as well as in-person presentations and workshops for member organizations.

Prior to the Executive Advisor role, Ingrid served as the Director of Best Practices Research at CEB Learning and Development. She helped to launch the research program in 2002, specializing in the development of best-practice case profiles in management and leadership development in studies such as Supporting the Manager-Led Development Mandate, Leaders Who Develop the Next Generation of Leaders, Boosting the Effectiveness of Frontline Management, Boosting the Predictability of L&D Returns, and Refocusing L&D on Business Results. She also pioneered the development of training materials, and job aids for CEB-HR Practice clients’ manager and leader populations. Prior to joining CEB, Ingrid Laman was a research intern for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ competitive intelligence unit in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ingrid received her Masters of Science in International Relations from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She also received her B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She works remotely from Los Angeles, California.

Ingrid Laman Session:

Leading the Workforce Today & Tomorrow
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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Jayme Mogen

Manager, Systemwide Talent Systems and Analytics, UC Office of the President

Jayme Mogen is the Systemwide Talent Management Systems and Analytics manager. She has been in the HR Talent Management and Staff Development group since September 2013. Her team provides systemwide support and management of the UC Learning Center, and produces the UC Workforce Staff Profile report as well as systemwide metrics on talent management programs and functions. Jayme joined UCOP in 2011 as the HR Business Analyst in the Local Human Resources department.

Prior to joining UCOP, Jayme was the Accountability Officer in the School of Education at Alliant International University, where she was responsible for managing the repository of evidence to meet the School’s various accreditation needs. She has also been a PeopleSoft HR System Administrator at technology companies in the Bay Area.

Jayme Mogen Session:

Getting Started with Talent Analytics
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Jennifer Damico Murphy

Director, Systemwide HR Compliance, Reporting & Analytics, UC Office of the President

Jennifer Damico Murphy is Director of the Systemwide HR Compliance, Reporting and Analytics team at the University of California Office of the President. Spanning more than 23 years, her career in higher education began with almost 10 years at San Francisco State University, where she worked in student services, residence life/student housing and for 4 years as the Manager of the Mathematics Department. Since joining systemwide HR at UCOP in 2003 Jennifer has gained expertise in a wide array of laws, regulations, and UC’s policies and programs including benefits, retirement, leadership development, labor and compensation, location practices and much more. She holds an undergraduate degree in Econometrics, a Masters in Higher Education, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

Jennifer Damico Murphy Session:

Supervisory Compliance: Achievement Unlocked!
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Jennifer McInroe

Systemwide Talent Management Analytics Coordinator, UC Office of the President

Jennifer joined UCOP’s Systemwide Talent Management & Staff Development team in June 2016. In her role as the Systemwide Talent Management Analytics Coordinator, she develops talent and workforce analytics products such as the Staff Workforce Profile, a systemwide talent acquisition analytics dashboard; survey design and analysis; and guidance on developing metrics for talent management program evaluation. Prior to joining UCOP, Jennifer received a BA from Willamette University and a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She developed employee selection assessments and talent analytics, and conducted research for public and private organizations including Marriott International, Blue Shield of California, and the Washington State Patrol.

Jennifer McInroe Session:

Getting Started with Talent Analytics
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Jonathan Feingold

Special Assistant, BruinX

Mr. Feingold received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he graduated with a specialization in Critical Race Studies. After graduating, Jonathan joined Sidley Austin LLP as an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He subsequently clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Wesley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Dale S. Fischer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Jonathan has published multiple articles that examine the relationship between race, law, and the mind sciences. Representative articles include Measuring the Racial Unevenness of Law School, 15 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol’y 71 (2013) (with Doug Souza), and Defusing Implicit Bias, 59 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 210 (2012) (with Karen Lorang). Jonathan received a 2014 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Award for work done in connection with Rodriguez v. Robbins, a case concerning immigrant detainees’ right to bond hearings.

Jonathan Feingold Session:

Management Strategies to Mitigate Unconscious Bias
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Karen Berardi

Senior Compensation Consultant, Compensation Programs and Strategy, UC Office of the President

Karen Berardi joined the Office of the President Compensation Programs and Strategy group as a Senior Compensation Consultant in October 2012. She manages a broad portfolio of compensation projects systemwide, with a focus on the implementation of the Career Tracks job classification structure for staff employees. Karen previously led a team of consultants at UC Berkeley, where she helped develop and implement the original Career Tracks structure for that campus in 2006. She has also led projects at the Office of the President, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, UC Davis, UCLA, and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).

Prior to joining UC, Karen spent over 20 years in leadership and external consulting roles in the areas of strategic compensation, change management, HR systems, communications and benefit programs design. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley and holds a master's degree in industrial organizational psychology from San Francisco State University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

Karen Berardi Session:

What You Need to Know to Manage Staff Compensation in the Pay for Performance Era
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Kate Bradley

Leadership Consultant, BlessingWhite

Kate Bradley is a BlessingWhite Leadership Consultant who designs and facilitates programs for client delivery in areas such as career development, leadership development and communication. Kate works closely with clients to ensure the programs meet their unique needs around maximizing their leadership capabilities and individual contribution.

Prior to joining BlessingWhite, Kate worked in various areas of the talent management spectrum. Kate has advised corporations in the auto manufacturing and medical device industries in redesigning job roles, recruitment and onboarding. She has developed core competencies for clients and designed complementary coaching and performance management programs. As an MBA career coach with Kellogg School of Management, Kate led sessions to teach students the keys of an effective job search.

Kate Bradley Session:

Mission Possible: Employee Engagement
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Kelly Ratliff

Interim Lead for Finance, Operations and Administration, UC Davis

Kelly Ratliff is the Interim Lead for Finance, Operations and Administration at UC Davis (Davis, California). In this capacity, she provides leadership and strategic planning in the areas of human resources, finance, budget planning, shared services, institutional research, facilities management, safety services, campus planning and design, and construction management.

Kelly is responsible for the university’s capital and operating budget totaling about $4.6 billion annually. In recent years, Ratliff has guided the campus’s approach to managing the implementation of an incentive-based budget model and a multi-year economic forecast model. The team is engaged in a transformation of campus HR practices, a transition to a shared-service model, substantial updates to campus financial and business intelligence information systems and performs analyses to inform strategic initiatives, a comprehensive deferred maintenance and capital renewal plan, and a ten-year capital improvement master plan. She holds a B.S. in Zoology and an MBA from UC Davis.

Kelly Ratliff Session:

What the CFO Wants You to Know — Critical Finance and Operational Considerations for Managing at UC
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Kevin Confetti

Deputy Chief Risk Officer, UC Office of the President

Kevin Confetti is the Deputy Chief Risk Officer for the University of California in the Office of the President, Office of Risk Services. He is responsible for the UC's Employment Practices, Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Auto, Property, Construction, and Hospital Professional Liability Programs that insure over 200,000 employees across ten campuses, five medical centers, a national laboratory and the Office of the President.

Kevin began his career in insurance and risk management with California Compensation Insurance Company. He also has experience in risk management and workers' compensation in Hawaii, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Ohio and Montana, and as an auditor and claims consultant with Ernst & Young, LLC.

Kevin joined UC in 2006 but has worked with the University since 2001, when he served as the Program Manager for the University’s then TPA, Octagon Risk Services. He has a degree in Rhetoric & Communications from the University of California, Davis and is a certified Self-Insurance Administrator.

Kevin’s experience in multi-state and international claims and loss prevention programs is derived from working from the employer, TPA, consultant, and insurance company perspective.

Kevin Confetti Session:

Real Stories of Employment Practices Claims and How to Avoid Them
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Kevin Phillips

Senior Director Enterprise Organizational Effectiveness, UC Irvine

In the shared services model, Kevin Phillips and his team support the UCI Campus and UC Irvine Health in leading transformation efforts, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness through people, process and technology. His passion and focus is to foster a culture of employee empowerment and continuous improvement through building organizational capacity for performance improvement and innovation. The team, comprised of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts, Change Management Practitioners, Project Managers, and IS/Technology Innovators, leads and mentors up to 50 active projects, for which they've won numerous awards including the prestigious 2016 CPAH/SNI Quality Leaders Award Top Honor and the UC Irvine Health top SOAR award in 2015.

Mr. Phillips has over 25 years of experience in a variety of HR, Operations, and performance improvement leadership and consulting roles. He joined UC Irvine Health in 2012 as Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, became Director of Performance Improvement, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning in 2014, began the Center for Transformation and Performance Excellence in 2015, and served as Interim Executive Director of Human Resources at UCI Campus in 2016. He received his BS in Management and MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, UC.

Kevin Phillips Sessions:

Building a Performance-Based Culture with Lean Six Sigma
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

Prepare Yourself and Your Organization for the Future: Organizational Readiness and Your Individual Growth Plan
August 3     9:00-10:00am

Leadership Ready: Organizational Readiness and Succession Planning
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Laney Whitcanack

CEO, Coro Northern California

Prior to her appointment as CORO CEO in 2016, Laney was a founder and executive in the tech sector. Most recently, she served as Chief Community Officer and the Executive Vice President/General Manager of Content Marketing at Federated Media. She joined Federated through the acquisition of her software company, BigTent. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs in the 1990s and was the Director of Community Programs at Coro in the early 2000s.

Laney Whitcanack Sessions:

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Tools
August 2     9:45-10:45am

Using Inquiry in Peer Coaching
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

Position Yourself to Negotiate
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

What's Your Line?: Creating Your Professional Narrative
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Laura Putnam

CEO & Founder, Motion Infusion

Laura Putnam, MA, author of Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is the CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, whose work has been covered by MSNBC, The New York Times, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, and NPR. She is a former teacher, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness. A leading authority on how organizations can promote well-being at work and how managers and leaders can build winning teams, Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and training facilitator. She is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University School of Education and Stanford University in International Relations, she lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.

Laura Putnam Sessions:

Wellness Walk
August 2     6:30-7:30am

Manager on the Move: How to Create a Pocket of Excellence
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Lee Tomlinson

Founder, The C.A.R.E. Effect Movement

“Customer service” champion and compassionate care advocate for patients and medical professionals, Lee Tomlinson has lived his personal and professional life by one simple credo: “Treat others like you’d like to be treated”. Whether he's running a famous Hollywood studio, building another, producing prime-time specials for CBS and the American Film Institute, raising multi-millions of dollars for a national charity, or running a business in China, Lee can be counted on to always provide world-class customer service, with the utmost respect, kindness and gratitude.

In his “off” time, Lee has long been a passionate customer service keynote speaker, educator, trainer, author in a wide variety of business categories including Healthcare, Education, Non-Profits, Entertainment and Retail. He even recently checked off a major bucket-list wish by delivering his first TEDTalk, at the invitation of Eli Lilly & Co, at their Indianapolis headquarters. Companies ranging from Comcast, to UCLA, Autozone, The San Diego Zoo, UCLA Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network have all taken advantage of his extensive skills in teaching others how to “Turn strangers into life-long customers.”

Lee Tomlinson Session:

The Naked Truth About Customer Service
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Lisa Terry

Director of Organizational Effectiveness, UC Davis

Lisa Terry currently serves as the Director of Organizational Excellence (OE) at University of California, Davis. OE provides organization development, business analysis and process improvement expertise as a catalyst for positive change.

Lisa is a certified change management practitioner/trainer and a facilitator for the University of California Management Development Program. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences including WACUBO, NACUBO, the College and University Professional Association for HR (CUPA), and the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation in Higher Education (NCCI). Lisa also serves as a board member for NCCI and is co-chair of its professional development committee. Other memberships include the Association for Change Management Professionals, Organization Development Network and Association for Talent Development. Lisa earned her BA in Communication and Master’s in Organization Development, and is a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. In addition, she serves as adjunct faculty for the University of San Francisco.

Lisa Terry Session:

Increasing Your Personal Change Capability
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Marie-Ann Hairston

Director, Systemwide Employee Relations, UC Office of the President

Marie-Ann Hairston started her role as Systemwide Employee Relations Director at the beginning of October 2014. She has a wealth of experience in Human Resources spanning nearly 20 years. For the past eight, she has been the Executive Director of Human Resources at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Prior to her work at UC Hastings, she served as the HR Director for the University Health Services division on the Berkeley campus. She has also served as an HR Director or consultant to various non-profits throughout the Bay Area.

Marie’s primary focus is on advancing the Systemwide ER Strategy to further enhance employee engagement and continue to build an overall employee relations program and environment where we are regarded as an excellent employer. She works closely with our various staff organizations including the Council of University Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) and the Staff Advisors to the Regents to develop programming that has a positive impact on work life for our staff.

In conjunction with our campuses and locations, she also spends time in her role administering various aspects of processes and policies designed to ensure professional, fair, and equitable treatment of staff. This includes PPSM 70 Complaint Resolution, Sexual Harassment, and Affirmative Action policies.

Marie has a BS in Business Administration and an MA in Management with an emphasis on Leadership Development and Organizational Change from JFK University as well as Certificates in Proactive Leadership in Higher Education and Collective Bargaining from Cornell University.

Marie-Ann Hairston Session:

Key Drivers of Employee Engagement & How to Use Them
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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Matt Newton

Vice President, Regional Manager, Fidelity

Matt is a 20 year veteran of Fidelity Investments. He began his career as a Financial Consultant, helping retail investors with portfolio allocation and investment guidance. Next, he took on the responsibility of managing financial professionals in Fidelity’s Investments group and later their Income Planning group. From there, he took a role managing Relationship Officers in Fidelity’s Portfolio Advisory Service department, and after that, transitioned to roles managing education and guidance associates in the Tax‐Exempt market. As of November, 2015, Matt manages the onsite education and counseling team dedicated to the University of California.

Matt holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Utah. He and his wife, Aimee, reside in Taylorsville, Utah with their four children.

Matt Newton Session:

Helping Your Staff Build Financial Wellness
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Meg Corman

Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UC Santa Cruz

Meg Corman, MHSA has spent her career as a manager at both public and private non-profits in health care and education, including serving as the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz County. Meg has managed million dollar budgets and staffs as large as 70, successfully facilitated high-level volunteer boards, and is an experienced fundraiser. In 2014 she joined UC Santa Cruz to coordinate and drive campus-wide strategic initiatives, and support the Chancellor in his work to advance The Campaign for UC Santa Cruz.

In addition to her management career, Meg is a Certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMASS Medical Center. She teaches MBSR at two hospitals in northern California and mindfulness classes at UC Santa Cruz. Meg has found mindfulness practice to be transformative in her experience of managing people and projects.

Meg Corman Session:

Enhancing Your Superpowers!: Mindfulness for Managers
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Michael Poore

Senior Executive, VitalSmarts

Michael Poore has more than twenty years of experience in sales, corporate training, and organizational development, making him ideally suited to assist clients in training advocacy, training roll-out, and skills transference. A sought-after consultant and certified trainer in Crucial Conversations® and Crucial Confrontations™, Michael specializes in strategy and implementation, helping his clients increase organizational effectiveness, achieve bottom-line results, and become measurably more vital.

As Director of Sales at VitalSmarts, Michael is responsible for sales and training delivery in California, as well as nationally. His clients include Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, St. John's Health Center, Southern California Edison, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CALTECH, Boeing, T-Mobile, Scripps Health, the Federal Communications Commission and many others. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Community Health Education from the University of Utah and a master's of Public Health from the University of North Carolina.

Michael Poore Session:

Feeling Empowered When You're Scared, Angry, or Hurt
August 2     9:45-10:45am

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Michael Yates

Director, Talent Acquisition and Outreach Services, UC San Diego

Michael Yates currently serves as the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition & Equal Opportunity Services at the University of California, San Diego. He is responsible for managing the staff recruitment team, including the executive recruitment function. In 2007 he established the Executive Recruitment Services and in-house search services, originally designed to serve only UC San Diego but quickly expanded to assisting other University of California locations. He has been in the recruitment field for 19 years. Before joining UC San Diego in 2002, he recruited for Hoag Memorial Hospital and the University of Southern California (USC).

Michael Yates Session:

Keys to Attracting the Right Talent
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Min Park

Principal, Workforce Strategy & Analytics, Mercer

Min is a Principal in Mercer Career’s Strategy and Analytics practice, based out of Los Angeles. She is a statistician by training who has deep experience in harnessing vast amounts of data to solve workforce related issues. She has been with Mercer for 10 years, advising clients on their strategies for shaping their future workforce, grounded in facts and advanced analytics. Her work pinpoints and prioritizes the most effective strategies for driving organizational productivity, and ways to bridge potential gaps. Her recent work has focused in the High Tech and Financial Services industries.

Min holds a Master's degree in Statistics and a Bachelor's in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University.

Min Park Session:

Getting Started with Talent Analytics
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Morné Swart

Vice President, Global Product Strategy & Transformational Leader, SumTotal Systems

Morné has been responsible for leading innovation and driving product strategy with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise-wide HR Technology products and services. He has a passion for building higher-performing organizations by optimizing the effectiveness of people, process, information, and technology.

Morné Swart Sessions:

What’s Trending in Learning & Talent
August 2     9:45-10:45am

HR’s Unique Position within the HCM Landscape.
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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Nancy Chen Lane

Director of Organizational Services, Campus Human Resources, UC Irvine

Nancy builds talent strategy aligning higher education organizational culture and people to business strategy. With knowledge and understanding of higher education organizational development and current workforce challenges, she implements talent development leading practices that enhance employee engagement and contributions. She has over 19 years public and private higher education experience working with staff, faculty, and students specializing in leadership and management, organizational and talent development, change management, performance management, coaching and communication, conflict resolution, and diversity awareness. Nancy holds a Masters in Higher and Postsecondary Education Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors in Business Administration and Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Nancy Chen Lane Sessions:

Sharing Successes: MDP Best Practices Breakout (MDP participants and graduates only)
August 3     9:00-10:00am

Has Performance Management Left You Dis-engaged?
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Peter Chester

Director of Systemwide Labor Relations, UC Office of the President

Peter has worked for UCOP Labor Relations in different capacities for over 20 years and currently serves as the Director for Labor Relations, a position he has held for the last four and a half years. In this role, he oversees bargaining and administration of the 13 systemwide collective bargaining agreements between the University and eight different unions, including the Teamsters, AFSCME and the California Nurses Association.

The systemwide collective bargaining agreements cover an incredibly diverse group of employees that includes lecturers, nurses, food service workers and police officers. The collective bargaining and contract administration work requires Peter and his team to work closely with the 10 campuses, five medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since assuming his responsibilities, Peter has made it a major objective to minimize operational disruptions and improve relationships with our union colleagues.

Prior to coming to UC in 1996, Peter was a lawyer with a specialty in labor and employment. He is originally from the Northeast and an avid bicyclist.

Peter Chester Session:

Managing in a Unionized Environment
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Pierre Khawand

Founder & CEO, People-OnTheGo

Pierre Khawand has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry. He has led several technology ventures, completed successful mergers and acquisitions, and founded People-OnTheGo in 2001. His Accomplishing More Leadership Program helps today’s leaders develop the awareness and behaviors needed to focus on results and develop people in the midst of the information overload. His best-selling Accomplishing More in Less Time, With Less Effort, and Less Stress workshop enables today’s business professionals to make breakthroughs in their work and personal lives. Pierre is the author of Time for Leadership, the Accomplishing More With Less Workbook, the Results Curve, and The Perfect 15-Minute Day: Managing your Time, Thoughts, and Emotions. Pierre holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and has completed several executive education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford California).

Pierre Khawand Sessions:

Time for Leadership: Breakthrough Practices for Today
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

The Innovative Leader: Design Thinking in Action
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

Mindfulness @ Work – Thrive in the Midst of Overload
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Reginald A. Randles

Senior Organizational Development Specialist, UCLA Health

Reg joined UCLA Health in January 2010 as a Training Specialist. In his current role as the Lead Senior Organizational Development Specialist, UCLA Health Human Resources Center for Organizational Readiness and Education (CORE), he designs and develops workshops for skill improvement, implemented the leadership onboarding program for UCLA Health Sciences and the David Geffen School of Medicine, and facilitates talent and leadership development courses for the enterprise.

Reg was a keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Pediatric & Neonatal Palliative Care Symposium hosted by UCLA Health and a keynote presenter for the 6th Annual Women & Children Palliative Care Conference hosted by the University of California Irvine Health, speaking on the topic of communicating with compassion.

Reg is the UCLA Health Sciences' appointee to the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Talent Management Consortium. He is a Certified Practitioner of Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI®) and a qualified D.i.S.C. Classic® facilitator. He is a published author of a case study on motivation and organizational citizenship behavior, presented at the 2008 Hawaii Global Conference on Business and Finance, as well as of the intrinsic motivational book "Practice! Practice! Practice! ‘Til It Rolls off Your Tongue Like Your Mother’s First Name." He is also an alumnus of the UCLA Professional Development Program (PDP).

Reginald Randles Sessions:

Team Dysfunction: Steps to Mitigate Its Influence
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

To Lead is to Serve
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Reid Swanson

Performance and Learning Consultant, Cedars-Sinai

Reid is a Performance and Learning Consultant at Cedars-Sinai. In his role he focuses on understanding the big picture goals and strategies of an organization and how individual, team, management and leadership performance impacts the organization.

Reid is often called on to lead training and organizational initiatives related to leadership development, generational diversity, Crucial Conversations©, Influencer©, emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. He has extensive experience as a coach and in helping individuals and teams maximize their performance.

Reid has a bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University, a master’s degree from Arizona State University and completed doctoral course work at Northwestern University, all in music education.

Prior to a career in human resources, Reid was a music teacher for 25 years while his wife, Jane, was an active duty Navy nurse. After Jane’s retirement from the Navy in 1998, Reid shifted careers to human resource work, starting at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before coming to Cedars-Sinai in 2004.

Reid Swanson Sessions:

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
August 2     9:45-10:45am

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Rejeana Mathis

Management Development Manager, Campus Human Resources Training and Development, UCLA

Rejeana Mathis works as the Management Development Manager for Campus Human Resources Training and Development department at UCLA. Rejeana joined UCLA in 2007 as a Management Development Coordinator, responsible for developing and implementing the UCLA Management Development Certificate Program for university staff. Prior to joining UCLA, Rejeana’s experience included working as Director of Workforce Development at the Los Angeles Times, Manager of Leadership Development at Tribune Company, and as a Human Resources Manager at Chicago Tribune Company Freedom Center production facility.

Rejeana Mathis Session:

Sharing Successes: MDP Best Practices Breakout (MDP participants and graduates only)
August 3     9:00-10:00am

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Scott McAllister

Vice President of Growth, Prosci, Inc.

Scott McAllister is a results driven leader with a passion for change management. Scott leads Prosci’s growth efforts by partnering with clients to architect outcome oriented change management solutions. Scott’s spent the last 15 years helping clients initiate transformational change through a combination of strategy, operational excellence and innovation programs across a broad range of industries, ranging from healthcare and biotech, to financial services and telecom. To date, Scott has delivered services for more than 80 clients in over 28 countries.

For Prosci, Scott oversees new account acquisition, engagement planning, executive education and account management functions. He particularly enjoys helping leaders drive innovation and growth strategies. Also, Scott is gifted in his ability to help clients align change initiatives with business strategies in the context of large-scale transformation.

Scott McAllister Session:

Increasing Your Personal Change Capability
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Shondella Reed

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President

Shondella Reed joined the Office of the General Counsel as Counsel in February of 2012. As a member of the Labor and Employment practice group, Ms. Reed’s practice focuses on labor-management relations, compensation issues, personnel policies, diversity initiatives, discrimination claims, compliance, and management training. Ms. Reed also represents the University before state and federal administrative agencies.

Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Reed was an associate at Jones Day in San Francisco, where she represented public and private sector employers in labor and employment matters. Before joining Jones Day, Ms. Reed was an associate in Littler’s Las Vegas office. Ms. Reed earned her undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and her law degree from UCLA School of Law.

Shondella Reed Session:

Supervisory Compliance: Achievement Unlocked!
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Staci Richards

Employee and Labor Relations Specialist, UC Santa Barbara

Staci Richards is currently a Labor Relations Specialist in Employee and Labor Relations at UCSB and regularly works with both employees and management. She was previously a trainer for the UCSB Bee SMART program and continues to take an active role on campus in performance management and employee engagement. She regularly collaborates with departments to provide trainings and professional development tools to employees, as well as workshops to management and supervisors on topics such as communication, feedback, goal setting, onboarding, and engagement.

Staci earned her Juris Doctorate at Michigan State University and her Master Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to coming to UCSB, Staci practiced law in the State of Michigan for eleven years with a focus on civil litigation which often included employee/employer disputes. In her spare time, she chases after two children, spends time at the beach, and enjoys running half marathons.

Staci Richards Session:

Nourish to Flourish
August 3     1:30-2:30pm

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Stephanie Leider

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, UC Office of the President

Stephanie Leider joined the Office of the General Counsel in January 2009. As a member of the Labor, Employment & Benefits group, she devotes a considerable part of her practice to providing advice related to whistleblower and whistleblower retaliation claims, disability accommodation, management of family and medical leaves, executive compensation, and policy development.

Stephanie previously served as in-house counsel for Loyola University of Chicago after spending eighteen years as a litigator, defending higher education and corporate clients in a range of employment and civil litigation matters. She began her legal career at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP in Chicago in 1988, becoming a partner in 1994. In 1998, she and two partners founded Babbitt, Melton & Leider, a law firm dedicated to the representation of colleges and universities. After relocating to the Bay Area, Stephanie served as Of Counsel to Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Stephanie is a cum laude graduate of Smith College and received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Charles L. Levin of the Michigan Supreme Court. She has served on the Board of Trustees of Smith College and was a founding officer of the Sarcoma Alliance.

Stephanie Leider Session:

Supervisory Compliance: Achievement Unlocked!
August 2     11:00am-12:00pm

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Steven Wiseman

Director, Talent Acquisition, UC San Francisco

Steven Wiseman is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition at UC San Francisco, with responsibility for both health system and campus talent acquisition, including the temporary employment program. He previously led the talent acquisition function at UC Irvine Health where he was tasked with modernizing recruitment services to better support a growing, dynamic organization; this included implementing a full cycle consultative recruitment model, engaging hiring leaders as partners in the process, and improving upon key metrics. He has been with the UC system for 6 years, and previous to that worked at several healthcare organizations in Washington state as both a Recruiter and HR Business Partner. Steven lives in the Bay Area with his partner Mike and their 8 year old puggle Mia.

Steven Wiseman Session:

Keys to Attracting the Right Talent
August 3     10:15-11:15am

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Tauseef Rahman

Principal, Talent Strategy and Analytics, Mercer

Tauseef is a Principal in Mercer's Talent Strategy and Analytics practice. He is responsible for developing and delivering projects that enable organizations to grow through the use of analytics, combining engagement, career, and rewards information.

Currently based in San Francisco, he has also been based in Mercer's Los Angeles, Dubai, Melbourne and Houston offices. Tauseef consults across all industries and sizes of organizations but specializes in technically focused organizations: e.g., in engineering, energy, technology, life sciences. He is responsible for the Workforce Strategies and Analytics practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Some of his recent projects include the integration of an annual pay equity analysis into a company’s yearly business cycle for a global consumer technology company, and an employee survey using conjoint analysis which resulted in changes to parental benefits at a global financial services and investments company.

Tauseef has presented at the annual conferences of WorldatWork Total Rewards and National Association of Stock Plan Professionals on the use of analytics in pay.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. He serves on the Board of Directors of his college's alumni association, where he focuses on communications and engagement.

Tauseef Rahman Session:

Getting Started with Talent Analytics
August 2     3:45-4:45pm

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Vanessa George

Associate Director, Graduate Career Management, University of San Francisco

Vanessa E. George, MBA, CMCC, CELDC, is a Certified Executive and Career Coach, Program Director and Adjunct Professor. She is currently Associate Director, Graduate Career Management at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management, where she directs career advising and career education programs for over 700 graduate management students. Ms. George has personally coached over 500 professionals at all levels, from entry-level to C-level executives, on all aspects of career development, and has trained more than 1,500 people over the past ten years at universities around the Bay Area, including UC Berkeley, UC Berkeley Extension, UCOP, UCSF and Cal State Sacramento. Ms. George has over 25 years of experience in management with corporate, non-profit, and academic institutions and was previously Senior Manager of Leadership Development Programs at Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Prior to that role, she was Assistant Director at UCSF’s women’s leadership center, the Center For Gender Equity, where she led several leadership development programs focused on mentoring, networking, career development and executive coaching for the university’s 15,000+ women faculty and staff. Ms. George has a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and is pursuing a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Organization Development at the California School of Professional Psychology.

Vanessa George Session:

Making Connections that Count
August 2     9:45-10:45am

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Vincent Martinez

Senior Consultant, Partners in Leadership

In his role as a Senior Consultant for Partners In Leadership, Vince Martinez brings over 25 years of experience in facilitating, training and people development, and is a highly recognized thought leader in corporate culture, accountability and leadership development. He has worked with companies in a wide variety of industries, including the retail, education, IT, nonprofit and financial sectors, and with leaders at some of the world’s most acclaimed organizations, such as ATT, WalMart, Johnson and Johnson, Liberty Mutual, Purdue University, UC Irvine Health, Lone Star College Systems and many more.

Known as a powerful and engaging facilitator and consultant, Vince possesses an expert ability to motivate and empower people while producing value-added, lasting results. He has worked with audiences in Malaysia, Australia, South America, Europe, throughout the United States and Canada, and is known for his dynamic approach and captivating style.

Vincent Martinez Sessions:

Shape Your Team Culture — Immediately Impact Results
August 2     9:45-10:45am

Redefining Accountability to Engage and Empower
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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Will Ferguson

Senior Partner, Mercer’s Career Business

Will is a Senior Partner with Mercer’s Career Business, located in Los Angeles.

With nearly 30 years of consulting experience, Will has extensive experience advising senior management and Boards of Directors on how to create shareholder value through integrated rewards, talent, workforce analytics, and communications solutions. He frequently serves as the Board- and Management-level advisor on executive rewards programs for public and private companies.

Will’s consulting experience covers a broad range of industries including: technology (software, hardware, services), forest products, defense, transportation, real estate, chemicals, financial services, consumer beverages, telecommunications, retail, and consumer products. His clients range from Fortune 100 and Global 500 companies to pre-IPO startups, with experience in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

In addition to his consulting experience, Will was formerly the North America Region Business Leader for Career, the Global Practice Leader for Rewards, and the Managing Partner of SCA Consulting. On October 5, 2001, SCA Consulting was acquired by Mercer. Prior to joining SCA Consulting, Will was a Senior Manager for Marakon Associates.

He has been a presenter on various topics for The Conference Board and WorldatWork along with contributing to a variety of Mercer publications. He is also a contributor to Mercer’s book, “Responsible Executive Compensation for a New Era of Accountability” (chapter: Creating Value for Shareholders: From Measurement to Management) and to “Pay for Results: Aligning Executive Compensation with Business Performance.”

Will received his B.A. degree with a double major in Economics and International Relations and his M.S. degree in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

Will Ferguson Session:

Preparing for a Disrupted World: 2017 Global Talent Trends
August 2     9:45-10:45am

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Yvette Gullatt

Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer, Diversity and Engagement, UC Office of the President

Yvette Gullatt is responsible for leading the department of Diversity and Engagement, a department crucial to the University of California’s efforts to ensure access to postsecondary education for more low-income, educationally disadvantaged California students from diverse backgrounds. Diversity and Engagement provides UC campuses with research on best practices, support for credential candidate recruitment and preparation, support for educator leadership initiatives, and it administers a variety of statewide academic programs for college preparation.

Yvette has long and deep roots at the University of California. She has worked for nearly 20 years on policy, strategic partnerships, and program design and delivery that improve student learning and achievement, first at Berkeley and then at UC Office of the President. She also consults with organizations in California and throughout the nation on pre-college preparation issues and strategies and represents the University on a number of state and national boards and committees. Gullatt holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from UC Berkeley.

Yvette Gullatt Session:

Key Drivers of Employee Engagement & How to Use Them
August 2     2:30-3:30pm

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