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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
June 10, 2020

Race, Equitable Recovery and Resilience: How recent events should change the way we think about the future of work and how we move forward

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin moderates a private WEC member roundtable with featured guest, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at University of Chicago Law School, senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and ATTN.

Host

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Co-Anchor of “Squawk Box"

Speakers

Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation

June 10, 2020

Race, Equitable Recovery and Resilience: How recent events should change the way we think about the future of work and how we move forward

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Talent Pipelines & Inclusion

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin moderates a private WEC member roundtable with featured guest, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Distinguished Fellow at University of Chicago Law School, senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and ATTN.

Key Points

  • According to Jarrett, "The systemic racism that we've seen manifested in behavior through law enforcement to businesses is something that we all have the change on our own if what we expect is a government and business with rules of their own in place to protect all of our citizens, and that's beginning now."
  • Changes happen when we begin by looking within our own companies and asking if it is in order.
  • CEOs can do more than lip service by asking themselves, "What am I doing in my environment to be inclusive and to truly be welcoming? Am I going beyond what has historically been done?"
  • "Until we are ready to actually lead with our values, it's going to be difficult to make progress," Jarrett said.
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Breaking News
A roundtable discussion on a devleoping, pressing breaking news topic impacting member executives.
April 30, 2020

#WhatsWorking: Return to the Workplace

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work

Managing a complex Covid-19 response while pivoting to return to workplace planning.

Host

Jen Geller, CNBC Senior Councils Editor

Speakers

Fran Katsoudas, Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Office

April 30, 2020

#WhatsWorking: Return to the Workplace

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Future of Work

Managing a complex Covid-19 response while pivoting to return to workplace planning.

Key Points

  • A private, off-the-record, members-only conversation about leadership and management in the midst of the pandemic.
Breaking News
A roundtable discussion on a devleoping, pressing breaking news topic impacting member executives.
April 2, 2020

Mental Health & Productivity During & After the Pandemic

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

A conversation and Q&A on mental health and productivity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Host

Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

Speakers

Bill Duane, Bill Duane and Associates Founder and CEO & Former Google Head of Well Being and Sustainable Performance Development Programs

April 2, 2020

Mental Health & Productivity During & After the Pandemic

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

A conversation and Q&A on mental health and productivity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key Points

  • "Sometimes great difficulty can open us up to new ways of doing things," according to Duane. "There are huge possibilities for transformation."
  • Psychological safety can play a major factor in creating great teams. The ability to put ideas out in front of a group without fear creates space for innovation.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed short-term needs (working from home and the effects of the medical crisis) as well as long-term needs (technology changes, labor changes, and what systems are available to be changed).
  • The time is now to reset and move forward with new ways of changing systems at different levels.
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Breaking News
A roundtable discussion on a devleoping, pressing breaking news topic impacting member executives.
March 20, 2020

Managing Workforce Change & Challenges Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

Exploration of the latest on the Covid-19 and what companies should be mindful of during this pandemic.

Host

Jen Geller, Senior Editor, CNBC's Workforce Executive Council

Speakers

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Former Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration

March 20, 2020

Managing Workforce Change & Challenges Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

Exploration of the latest on the Covid-19 and what companies should be mindful of during this pandemic.

Key Points

  • There is power in having teams that can focus on day-to-day operations during a crisis, but it is also critical to have a separate team that can look at the bigger picture and make decisions about the months ahead.
  • Most companies are making the same kinds of transitions. "We're in the same boat," said Lynn Oldham of Zoom about transitioning employees to remote work. Processes such as hiring, culture training, and equipment distribution are all key planning concerns currently.

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”