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Dinner
June 8, 2023

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in New York

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Join members of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guests for a private dinner experience. To learn more about joining the CNBC WEC, visit: cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Host

Contessa Brewer, Correspondent; Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

Speakers

Jeanine Conley Daves, Littler Office Managing Shareholder

Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League Chief Executive Officer

Amy Schneider, Jeopardy Champion and Author

June 8, 2023

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in New York

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Join members of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guests for a private dinner experience. To learn more about joining the CNBC WEC, visit: cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Dinner
April 19, 2023

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in San Diego

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Join members of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guests for a private dinner experience. To learn more about joining the CNBC WEC, visit: cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Host

Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Tech Correspondent

Speakers

Dr. Tara Ceranic Salinas, University of San Diego Professor of Business Ethics, Knauss School of Business

April 19, 2023

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in San Diego

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Join members of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guests for a private dinner experience. To learn more about joining the CNBC WEC, visit: cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
February 2, 2023

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: Retention, Growth, Engagement

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work

We’ll speak with Erica Keswin, workplace expert and author of ‘Bring Your Human to Work and Rituals Roadmap’ on strategies and ideas to make the most of the current world of work, how to engage and retain your workforce and build for the future.

Host

Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

Speakers

Erica Keswin, Author, Speaker, Workplace Strategist

February 2, 2023

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: Retention, Growth, Engagement

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work

We’ll speak with Erica Keswin, workplace expert and author of ‘Bring Your Human to Work and Rituals Roadmap’ on strategies and ideas to make the most of the current world of work, how to engage and retain your workforce and build for the future.

Key Points

  • With HR buzzwords like ‘quiet quitting’ ‘the great resignation’ and ‘loud layoffs’ defining a large part of the 2022 workplace experience, attention is now being paid to the ways to best meet the needs of the employees while keeping them engaged and motivated. The answer? Speaker and best-selling author, Erica Keswin, says empathy and experimentation are key. 
  • Being able to bring all levels of workers together is important. Especially for companies that have a wide range of employees from “desk to desk-less workers,” emphasizing flexibility for all workers is fundamental.
  • With some companies making a minimum number of days in the office required, Keswin said you must find ways to make those in-office days’ worth the commute to avoid resentment from rising. 
  • Having dedicated people to planning events for employees is becoming an increasingly ‘hot’ job title. Employee experience managers provide a break for HR managers who otherwise wouldn’t have time to plan company-wide employee events. 
  • The key to keeping virtual meeting retention high and employees engaged is all in the way it’s run. Creating a revolving door of meeting hosts, breaking up the monotony of business updates with interactive quizzes and polls and allowing an open chat feature for colleagues to engage with one another are all ways to make virtual meetings more bearable. 
  • The metrics by which companies measure performance need an overhaul. The outdated idea of physical presence equating to higher performance no longer works in the post-COVID workplace. 
  • Approaching employee concerns with a sense of vulnerability is a way to ease tensions in the workplace. Senior leaders opening themselves up and allowing conversations with a relatability factor is necessary to alleviate feelings of stress and burnout. 
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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
December 7, 2022

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: The Economy, Jobs and Strategies for 2023

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Sorting through the maze that was 2022 and arming HR executives with insights and strategies for talent, wages, and the economy for 2023 was the topic of the Workforce Executive Council Town Hall.

Host

Dom Chu, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent

Speakers

Nela Richardson, ADP Chief Economist

December 7, 2022

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: The Economy, Jobs and Strategies for 2023

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Sorting through the maze that was 2022 and arming HR executives with insights and strategies for talent, wages, and the economy for 2023 was the topic of the Workforce Executive Council Town Hall.

Key Points

  • CNBC senior markets correspondent Dominic Chu kicked things off with the question that was likely on everyone’s mind: Are we in a recession? Richardson’s response: No, we’re no
  • A slowdown is coming—and it’s a global one. The key indicator for this is worker productivity. Richardson said 2022 is the first year since 1983 when we’ve seen three straight quarters of year-over-year drops in average productivity per worker. Simply put: All workers are working more and producing less.
  • The persistence of labor shortages is impacting wages. Wages went up, but they are plateauing. Wage growth is seen mostly in lower-paying jobs in consumer facing industries.
  • More than 3.5 million workers have left the job market. About 60% of those workers are retirees and that’s creating a skills gap. Are enough workers coming into the workforce to replace them? We don’t know.
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Summit
Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers.
October 13, 2022

3rd Annual WEC Summit

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

CNBC’s 3rd Annual Workforce Executive Council Summit convened WEC members to discuss key program themes, including the loneliness epidemic, the mental health of employees, and creating inclusive, supportive environments where both employees and the business can thrive. For more details on this event visit: https://www.cnbcevents.com/wec-summit/. The WEC Summit is an exclusive event for members; learn more about the WEC and apply for membership at www.cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Host

Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

Speakers

Maeve DuVally, Goldman Sachs Consultant & LGBTQ+ Advocate

Rocco Giannetti, Gensler Principal and Managing Director

Keli Goff, 'Left, Right & Center' Contributor

Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General

Alison Omens, Chief Strategy Officer, JUST Capital

Dave Price, Weather Anchor, NBC 4 New York & Former HR Leader

Delano Saporu, New Street Advisors Group CEO & Founder

Judy Smith, Smith & Company Founder & CEO

Dave Stephenson, Airbnb Chief Financial Officer and Head of Employee Experience

Michael Steele , Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

October 13, 2022

3rd Annual WEC Summit

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

CNBC’s 3rd Annual Workforce Executive Council Summit convened WEC members to discuss key program themes, including the loneliness epidemic, the mental health of employees, and creating inclusive, supportive environments where both employees and the business can thrive. For more details on this event visit: https://www.cnbcevents.com/wec-summit/. The WEC Summit is an exclusive event for members; learn more about the WEC and apply for membership at www.cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Key Points

  • According to speakers Keli Goff and Michael Steele, it is imperative that companies remain on top of the constantly evolving political environment, particularly with the midterms just a few weeks away. Goff and Steele also however urged companies to stay true to their foundational values to ensure a sense of trust amongst workers.
  • While most employees wouldn’t hesitate to call out of work for an important doctor’s appointment, most would not feel comfortable letting their boss know they couldn’t make it to work because they’ve been struggling with their mental health and had to attend therapy. According to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, this is where the culture can and must start to change.
  • Reimagining office spaces to align with the new normal of hybrid work is a pressing issue for most companies across the board. In Rocco Giannetti’s eyes, creating a space to allow employees to not just be able to focus but also socialize, is key, especially for Gen Z workers.
  • Just earlier this year, Airbnb implemented its “work from anywhere” policy which allows employees to work and live anywhere they desire. According to CFO Dave Stephenson, being intentional about the design of this new policy has been crucial to ensuring employees can have the best of both worlds in their working experiences.
  • Maeve DuVally knows firsthand just how important it is to be one's true self at work. Following coming out as transgender at Goldman Sachs in 2019, DuVally was assigned a relationship manager as she went through her transition which was a gamechanger in putting her at ease during this time. DuVally is now urging other HR executives to take similar initiatives to ensure support across the board.
  • Working in HR often comes with countless feelings of “I could have done that better.” By taking different HR crises over the years and adding a twist on them in a thought provoking interactive session, HR executives can better prepare for any potential issue that may be thrown their way in the future.
  • Founder and CEO of Smith & Company, Judy Smith knows a few things when it comes to crisis management. The real life Olivia Pope urged leaders to keep in mind the importance of listening to stakeholders, preparing for backlash, accepting not always having the full truth among other important concepts when dealing with a crisis at work.
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Dinner
July 14, 2022

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in San Francisco

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Members of the Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guest Andy Dunn, Bonobos CEO and Author,"Burn Rate" convened in San Francisco for the CNBC WEC Private Dinner. For more information on the next event and to see if you qualify to attend visit https://www.cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Host

Deirdre Bosa, CNBC “Techcheck” Co-Anchor

Speakers

Andy Dunn, Bonobos CEO and Author,"Burn Rate"

Jennifer Oliva, UC Hastings Law Professor

July 14, 2022

CNBC WEC Private Dinner in San Francisco

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work | Leadership & Management | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

Members of the Workforce Executive Council, CNBC Journalists, and special guest Andy Dunn, Bonobos CEO and Author,"Burn Rate" convened in San Francisco for the CNBC WEC Private Dinner. For more information on the next event and to see if you qualify to attend visit https://www.cnbccouncils.com/wec.

Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
May 25, 2022

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: The Role of HR in a Time of Employee Activism and Political Divide

Workforce Executive Council | Leadership & Management

How human resources leaders navigate through the often choppy waters of employee activism and stark political divide was the topic of the Workforce Executive Council Exclusive Member Town Hall: The Role of HR in a Time of Employee Activism and Political Divide. Our speakers—Peloton instructor and author Tunde Oyeneyin and leadership professor Megan Reitz—joined us to discuss how companies define their voice, the ways in which leaders can foster better discussions of tough topics, and why silence is itself an answer.

Speakers

Tunde Oyeneyin, Peloton Instructor and Motivational Speaker

Megan Reitz, Hult International Business School Professor of Leadership and Dialogue

May 25, 2022

CNBC WEC Member Town Hall: The Role of HR in a Time of Employee Activism and Political Divide

Workforce Executive Council | Leadership & Management

How human resources leaders navigate through the often choppy waters of employee activism and stark political divide was the topic of the Workforce Executive Council Exclusive Member Town Hall: The Role of HR in a Time of Employee Activism and Political Divide. Our speakers—Peloton instructor and author Tunde Oyeneyin and leadership professor Megan Reitz—joined us to discuss how companies define their voice, the ways in which leaders can foster better discussions of tough topics, and why silence is itself an answer.

Key Points

  • It is impossible to ignore the power of social platforms in today’s day and age. With countless platforms to choose from, political activism has been more prominent than ever amongst employees across the board.
  • Having a plan in terms of addressing a variety of issues is key. A plan however, is not enough. Workplaces must continue to speak out against injustices and inequality and back their statements with actions in collaboration with their employees.
  • Companies must continue to place an emphasis on policy rather than solely politics. Implementing policies based on employees’ actual wants and needs is far more effective in creating a workplace that benefits both sides of the isle regardless of viewpoints rather than a non-effective “one size fits all” model.
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Past
Speakers

  • Valerie Jarrett

    Former Obama White House Sr. Advisor

    Eric Yuan

    CEO, Zoom

    Tiger Tyagarajan

    CEO, Genpact

    Erika H. James

    Dean, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Bill McDermott

    President and CEO, ServiceNow

    Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

    U.S. Representative (NY)

    Caryn Seidman-Becker

    Co-Founder & Chairman, CLEAR

    Tsedal Neeley

    Professor, Harvard Business School

  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb

    Fmr Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration

    Mary-Frances Winters

    President & CEO, The Winters Group

    Cassandra Hatton

    Sotheby's Global Head of Science & Popular Culture Dept.

    Fran Katsoudas

    CHRO, Cisco & WEC Member

    Katy Milkman

    Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Kenneth Feinberg

    Attorney, Mediation & Dispute Resolution

    Jim McKelvey

    Co-Founder, Square

    John Chambers

    JC2 Ventures CEO and Cisco Systems Chairman Emeritus

  • Henrique Dubugras

    Brex Co-Founder & Co-CEO

    Sharon Epperson

    CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

    Andrew Ross Sorkin

    “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor

    Jon Fortt

    “TechCheck” Co-Anchor

    Deirdre Bosa

    “TechCheck” Co-Anchor

    Julia Boorstin

    CNBC Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent

    Meg Tirrell

    CNBC Senior Health & Science Reporter

    Seema Mody

    CNBC Global Markets Reporter and Host, “Trading Nation”