2015 NHCC Spring Summit Tuesday, May 19 – Thursday, May 21 Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel Spa & Convention Center 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy Rogers, AR 72758 Summit Hotel Summit Overview Telephone: (479) 254-8400 The National Hispanic Corporate Council proudly presents the 2015 NHCC Spring Summit: Next Generation Hispanic Workforce: Acquire, Develop, and Retain brought to you by Wal-Mart & Tyson Foods. The summit will bring together subject matter experts in the areas of talent development and employee resource groups with the objective of identifying key opportunities and challenges for a stronger cooperation between these highly interlinked fields. Gathering executives and guests from NHCC-member companies, in northwest Arkansas, the summit will address a wide range of topics, including corporate ERG models and best practices, talent development strategies in corporate America, innovations in the executive development space, and the role of diversity and inclusion strategies as a vehicle for sustainable diverse talent development. Summit Website http://nhcchq.org/upcoming-events/2015-spring-summit/ Conference: Conference attire for all sessions and receptions is business Members Dinner: Attire is semi-formal / cocktail/dressy. Business suits are appropriate for men. Dress Code Airports and Ground Transportation The Northwest Arkansas Airport is 10.2 miles away. Approximately 22 minutes to hotel. Information regarding types of ground transportation can be found at Click Here for Buses, Shuttles & Taxis. Reservations for summit attendees covered under National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC). Please follow this link to reserve your room by Sunday, April 26, 2015 Please click here to make your reservation Should you need to cancel or revise your reservation, please call: (479) 254-8400 Hotel Accommodations All room, tax, and incidental charges are your responsibility. Please have a credit card at check-in. Embassy Suites NW Arkansas Hotel Spa & Convention Center 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy Rogers, AR 72758 Rate: $159.00 per night Check-in: 4:00 PM Check-out: 12:00 PM Conference Registration Packets Registration Desk is open: Tyson – Back Entrance; Wednesday at 8:30am Embassy Suites – South Rotunda; Thursday at 8am On-site Contacts Eduardo Arabu, NHCC, (cell) 773-817-5208 Octavio Hinojosa-Mier, NHCC (cell) 202-528-7229 Media Inquiries Direct all media inquiries to Octavio Hinojosa-Mier, (cell) 202-528-7229, [email protected] © 2015 National Hispanic Corporate Council. All rights reserved. Information contained herein is confidential and for internal use. 2 Intentionally left blank 2015 NHCC Spring Summit Co-Hosted By May 19 – 21, 2015 | Northwest Arkansas Final Agenda (As of 5/17/15) Day 1 | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00am – 2:00pm Tyson NHCC Board of Directors Meeting (Open–Except for Executive Session) Tyson Foods, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, AR 72762 Special Notes: Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast buffet offered by Embassy Suites from 6am – 8am (Embassy Suites Guests Only) Ground transportation depart at 8am 5:30pm – 6:15pm Embassy Suites Lobby Managers’ Reception offered by Embassy Suites (optional) (Embassy Suites Guests Only) 6:15pm Embassy Suites Lobby Departure to 2015 NHCC Spring Summit Reception 6:30pm – 8:00pm The Walmart Museum 2015 NHCC Spring Summit Welcome Reception The Walmart Museum, 105 N. Main Street, Bentonville, AR, 72712 Sponsored by Walmart Food, non-alcoholic beverages, and ice cream will be provided 7:30pm – 8:30pm Downtown Bentonville Explore Downtown Bentonville (optional) 8:30pm Walmart Museum Departure to Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Day 2 | Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:30am – 8:00am Embassy Suites Lobby Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast buffet offered by Embassy Suites (Embassy Suites Guests Only) 7:30am – 8:00am Embassy Suites | Rogers Room New Member Orientation (First-time attendees) 8:00am Embassy Suites Lobby Bus departure to Tyson Foods, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway, Springdale, AR 72762 8:30am Tyson | Tower 3 Rear Entrance Registration opens 9:00am – 9:30am Tyson | Auditorium Spring 2015 Summit Kickoff & Welcome Remarks Octavio Hinojosa, NHCC Executive Director Milton Dellossier, NHCC Chairman & Senior Manager of Global Diversity & Inclusion, AECOM Sara Lilygren, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Co-Host) 9:30am – 11:00am Tyson | Auditorium EngageNWA: Creating a Global Community of Talent Ana Aguayo, External Affairs Liaison, Crystal Bridges Museum (Moderator) Mike Malone, President, Northwest Arkansas Council (Confirmed Lee Culpepper, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Walmart (Confirmed) Ed Nicholson, Sr. Director of CSR, Community Relations, & Social Media, Corporate Affairs, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Confirmed) Geovanny Sarmiento, Executive Director, Engage NW Arkansas (Confirmed) Melisa Laelan, Commissioner, Arkansas Minority Health Commission (Confirmed) Nirupama Raghavan, Venture Leader, Cognizant Technology Solutions (Confirmed) Jennifer Aguirre, American Dream Fellow, The Cisneros Center (Confirmed) 11:00am – 11:15am Tyson | Foyer Break 11:15am – 12:00pm Tyson | Auditorium Case Study: Impact Assessment on Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP) on Executive Leadership Dr. Frank Lloyd, Associate Dean, Cox Executive Education, Southern Methodist University (Moderator) Salvador Mendoza, VP, Diversity & Inclusion, NBCUniversal (Confirmed) Michelle Azel Belaire, Director, International Corporate Affairs, Walmart (Confirmed) Javier Brenes, Director of Operations, Walmart (Confirmed) 12:00pm – 1:00pm Tyson | The Atrium in Tower 3 NHCC Members Lunch Sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. 1:15pm – 2:30pm Session 1 Tyson | Auditorium Cultivating Talent Track: Attracting Diverse Employees with Professional Development Initiatives Description: Fortune 1000 practitioners will share effective methods and best practices to attract entry-level talent to their corporations. This session will seek to answer the following questions: What are companies doing to source and hire diverse talent in unique ways? Are you using employee resource groups or any other development methods? How do you embed professional development programs into your marketing strategy? Lupe Alcala, NHCC Chair-Elect & P&C Claims Manager, State Farm (Moderator) Rashad Delph, Director, Talent Branding, Pipeline Strategy & Global Mobility, Tyson Foods, Inc., (Confirmed) Silvana Soares, Sr. Director of Recruiting – Latin America, Walmart (Confirmed) Mari Santiago-Hendren, Recruiting Services Manager, State Farm Insurance (Confirmed) Tyson | Room 131 ERG Track: Turning Latino ERGs into a Talent Engine and a Catalyst for Economic Growth Description: Participants will gain insights on how Latino ERGs are thriving in corporate America. Membership is on the rise, they are making a larger business impact, and companies are investing more. However, with increased visibility comes increased responsibility. In this session, Dr. Rodriguez will share what next generation Latino ERGs are doing to enhance their members’ visibility, capability and ultimately, their promotability. You’ll learn what steps are necessary to ensure Latino ERGs serve as a talent engine to groom top Latino talent. Also, discussed will be strategies that help to avoid Latino ERGs becoming an “under-utilized asset” when it comes to business goals and initiatives targeting the Hispanic market. Attendees will also learn about 4C ERG Framework, created by Dr. Rodriguez, which is quickly becoming a common standard for how companies organize their ERG efforts. Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors (Confirmed) Tyson | Room 120/121 B2B Track: B2B Value Proposition for Having a “Local” Team Description: This session will focus on the value of a having a local team tasked with serving the company's B2B account and on what's required from the local team to effectively service the B2B account. Dr. Adam Arroyos, Founder & CEO, Grandslam Performance Associates, LLC (Confirmed) Guillermo Rosales, VP – Mid Markets, Sofitek (Confirmed) 2:30pm – 2:45pm Tyson | Foyer Break 2:45pm – 4:00pm Session 2 Tyson | Auditorium Cultivating Talent Track: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk, Best Practices to Develop Talent Beyond the Mid-Management Level Description: Participants will gain valuable insights into the mid-management stage of professional development. Now that the talent is in the door, we seek to answer the following questions common across industries: What are companies doing to continue their professional development? How are they identifying high-potential development candidates? What methods are being used at a company-wide level to create thoughtful succession plans? Gabriela Garcia, Senior Consultant, Global Organizational Capabilities Development, Walmart (Confirmed) Tyson | Room 131 ERG Track: Enhancing Diversity & Inclusion Efforts for Strategic Success Description: Participants will learn why a Latino ERG program is important for a company’s strategic commitment in building a diverse and inclusive culture. The session focuses on how ERGs are places to connect, leverage, learn and build employee skills. In addition, we seek to answer how to leverage these groups to create a high-energy climate of diverse thought, creativity and innovation that fully engages employees within the company. Diane Kortus, Manager, Culture & Inclusion, ConAgra Foods (Moderator) Michael Gonzales, Leader for Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Hallmark Cards (Confirmed) Millette Granville, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Delhaize America (Confirmed) Ulanda Terry, Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Confirmed) Tyson | Room 120/121 B2B Track: Business Case for a “Local” Team with Diverse Talent and Suppliers Description: This session will focus on why a team of diverse talent and suppliers is essential to the success of a local team to effectively service a B2B account and on best practices to source diverse talent and suppliers in the local market. Mercedes Jamie, NHCC Secretary & Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, SUPERVALU, Inc. (Moderator) Brian Hall, Manager, Supplier Diversity & Outreach, Small Business Officer, Shell (Confirmed) Jeff Clapper, Chief Executive Officer, 8th and Walton (Confirmed) Teresa Barrera, Founder, 2POMS – Retail Consulting Firm (Confirmed) 4:00pm Tyson | Tower 3 Rear Entrance Departure to return to Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas 5:30pm – 7:00pm Embassy Suites Lobby Managers’ Reception offered by Embassy Suites (Optional) (Embassy Suites Guests Only) 7:00pm – 9:00pm Embassy Suites | Grand Ballrooms 9/10 NHCC Member Dinner Sponsored by NBCUniversal This is a ticketed event, must have a name badge Day 3| Thursday May 21, 2015 6:30am –8:45am Embassy Suites Lobby Enjoy complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast buffet offered by Embassy Suites (Embassy Suites Guest only) 9:00am – 9:30am Embassy Suites | Grand Ballrooms 9/10 Morning Welcome Remarks Octavio Hinojosa, NHCC Executive Director Lupe Alcala, NHCC Chair-Elect & P&C Claims Manager, State Farm José “Pepe” Estrada, Director, Corporate Affairs, Walmart (Co-Host) 9:30am – 10:30am Embassy Suites | Grand Ballrooms 9/10 Keynote Presentation: “Preparing Corporate America for the Next Generation Hispanic Workforce” Description: In his work with over 120 corporations, Dr. Rodriguez has seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to Latino talent initiatives. But having such access to the inner workings of corporate America as they try to connect with Latinos has allowed him to pick up on trends and numerous best practices. In this session, Dr. Rodriguez will share why corporations must elevate the level of rigor and sophistication of their Latino talent initiatives in order to better meet the needs of the next generation Hispanic workforce. In particular, he will focus on what it takes to accelerate the advancement of Latino leaders. Discussed will be unique next generation initiatives such as internal Latino leader caucuses, leadership development programs designed specifically for Latinos, and leveraging Latino ERGs to groom future Latino leaders. The session will also serve as a preview of Dr. Rodriguez’ second book to be titled, “The Latino Leadership Pipeline.” Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors (Confirmed) 10:30am – 10:45am Embassy Suites | Foyer Break 10:45am – 12:00pm Session 3 Embassy Suites | Grand Ballrooms 9/10 Cultivating Talent Track: Hispanic Executives’ Success Stories Description: Participants will hear first-hand from senior executives about their journey to c-suite leadership. This session will offer practical insights on how to communicate your desire to advance in your career, as well as how to execute a personal career development plan. Among the key questions that will be explored include: What tools did they use along the journey? How effective were mentors in the career path? What did their executive journey look like? Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Founder & President, DRR Advisors (Moderator) Gonzalo Smith, Vice President & General Counsel, Walmart Latin America (Confirmed) Joe Alvarado, President/CEO, Commercial Metals Company (Confirmed) Hector Pineda, Associate General Counsel, Legal Services Upstream Americas, Shell Oil Company (Confirmed) Luis F. Rojas, Head of Learning and Development and HR Effectiveness Leader, Wells Fargo & Co. (Confirmed) Embassy Suites | Salons F/G ERG Track: Best Practices - Achieving Outstanding Results Leveraging Diverse Talent Description: Participants will hear directly from Fortune 1000 ERG leaders on what are the keys to successful ERG programs. This session focuses on how ERGs foster talent retention, business development, customer insights, brand awareness, and more importantly contributing to the company’s bottom line. This session will seek to answer the following questions: How to create an inclusive workplace, increase employee engagement, and offer unique spaces for talent development and professional growth. Roberto Quiñones, American Red Cross (Moderator) Mark Espinoza, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Walmart (Confirmed) Ingrid Hadley, ERG Manager, NBCUniversal (Confirmed) Cinthya Allen, Area Manager, Global Customer Service & EVP, HACEMOS, AT&T (Confirmed) Embassy Suites | Salons C/D B2B Track: Understanding How the Culture of Corporations Impact B2B Relationships and the ROI. Description: This session will focus on why it’s important to recognize and embrace the cultural disposition and significance of a B2B customer. Enriching the capacity to navigate the global marketplace and to translate global insights into growth opportunities for their cultural competency and demand-driven solutions for their customers. Maria Carlota Palacios, Community Outreach, Williams (Moderator) 12:15pm – 1:00pm Embassy Suites | Grand Ballrooms 9/10 Network over Lunch & Adjournment (Boxed lunch) 1:30pm – 4:00pm Embassy Suites Lobby Crystal Bridges Museum Tour (Optional) A unique opportunity to visit the world-renowned American art museum for summit participants who are staying an extra-day at the Embassy Suites NW Arkansas.
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