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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
September 1, 2020

#WhatsWorking: Back to School 2020

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work

Employee schedules and accommodation have never been more challenging as the country's back to school plans vary from town to town and district to district. In this WEC exclusive member-driven event, peers discussed how they smartly navigated these challenges, issues that have come up, and help problem-solve your biggest concerns now.

Host

Jen Geller, Senior Editior, CNBC Councils

September 1, 2020

#WhatsWorking: Back to School 2020

Workforce Executive Council | Future of Work

Employee schedules and accommodation have never been more challenging as the country's back to school plans vary from town to town and district to district. In this WEC exclusive member-driven event, peers discussed how they smartly navigated these challenges, issues that have come up, and help problem-solve your biggest concerns now.

Key Points

  • Many organizations aren't onsite but have found it beneficial to host panels or open forums with parents virtually. This provides the opportunity to identify ways to support families not only in different areas but, with children at different education levels.
  • Innovative ways to connect such as homework clubs, employee home classrooms where employees can tutor their peers' children, and Slack channels act as support groups for parents looking for best practices for teaching their child at home.
  • Internal flexibility, such as pushing meetings back five minutes so parents can have an extra moment to set their kids up for each call and allowing kids to sit in on meetings, provides parents with the cultural support to balance their work and newfound at-home life.
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Forum
In this signature event series, expect peer-to-peer networking with themed breakout sessions.
July 23, 2020

Reopening, Risks, & Resilience

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

The "need to knows" to best support your workforces in the next phase of the pandemic.

Host

Meg Tirrell, CNBC’s Senior Health and Science Reporter and Sharon Epperson, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent

Speakers

Amy Edmondson, PhD, Harvard Business School Novartis Professor of Leadership & Management

Dr. Tom Frieden Resolve to Save Lives President and CEO & Former Director of the CDC

Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy Director

July 23, 2020

Reopening, Risks, & Resilience

Workforce Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience

The "need to knows" to best support your workforces in the next phase of the pandemic.

Key Points

  • Workforce leadership is more important than ever. Keeping workforces safe and supported while also focusing on results is a challenge top of mind for many leaders.
  • Frieden advises employers to remember, "You're not an island. You're a part of the community where you're placed. The single most important thing you can do to protect your employees is to make sure your community is doing a good job at Covid control."
  • "You need to look at the immediacy of right now, but you also need to look at the longshot," said Osterholm. "We now need to understand what we are going to do."
  • Transparency is about being clear and honest, but it's important to make sure employees are still hopeful.
  • Edmondson says the best way to communicate leadership's views is to do so frequently, communicate that you are providing a safe channel for feedback, and listen always.
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Forum
In this signature event series, expect peer-to-peer networking with themed breakout sessions.
July 15, 2020

Innovating Through a Disruptive Era

Technology Executive Council | Digital Transformation & Innovation

Jim McKelvey, Square co-founder and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, in conversation with CNBC “Squawk Alley” Co-Anchor Jon Fortt about encouraging innovation.

Host

Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, CNBC’s “TechCheck"

Speakers

Jim McKelvey, Square Co-founder

Jason Kelly, Ginkgo Bioworks Founder

Tomer Weingarten, SentinelOne CEO

Bijal Shah, Guild Education CTO and Chief Payments Officer

July 15, 2020

Innovating Through a Disruptive Era

Technology Executive Council | Digital Transformation & Innovation

Jim McKelvey, Square co-founder and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, in conversation with CNBC “Squawk Alley” Co-Anchor Jon Fortt about encouraging innovation.

Key Points

  • Innovation stacks occur when facing unique problems. The solution to one problem leads to another, sometimes several problems. This chain can reoccur until you end up with a collection of both independent and interlocking inventions, or you fail.
  • Innovation stacks result in unique innovations and can be applied to new industries.
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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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
May 29, 2020

Security & Privacy in a Covid-19 World

Technology Executive Council | Security & Data

From medical data to corporate security, our information has never been more vulnerable. Insights, actionable ideas, and a discussion of concrete challenges in a private forum.

Host

Jon Fortt, Co-Anchor, CNBC’s “Tech Check"

Speakers

Sue Gordon, CNBC Contributor and Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

May 29, 2020

Security & Privacy in a Covid-19 World

Technology Executive Council | Security & Data

From medical data to corporate security, our information has never been more vulnerable. Insights, actionable ideas, and a discussion of concrete challenges in a private forum.

Key Points

  • The government and private sector have worked closely together for many years.
  • Because we've gone from the government introducing the technologies that transform the security landscape to private sectors introducing that new tech, the responsibility of thinking about how our actions affect the security landscape tend to fall on those sectors.
  • The public-private relationship, at its best, works in both directions.
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Town Hall
An interactive, roundtable-style discussion. For members only.
May 8, 2020

Trial by Fire — Tackling Covid-19

Technology Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Digital Transformation & Innovation

A discussion on how digital transformation is allowing companies to spring into action in the fight against Covid-19, and what it means for future production and tech deployment.

Host

Jon Fortt Co-Anchor, CNBC’s “TechCheck"

Speakers

A. Charles Thomas, General Motors Chief Data Officer & TEC Founding Member

Gabrielle Wolfson, Quest Diagnostics SVP & Chief Information Officer & TEC Founding Member

May 8, 2020

Trial by Fire — Tackling Covid-19

Technology Executive Council | Crisis Management & Resilience | Digital Transformation & Innovation

A discussion on how digital transformation is allowing companies to spring into action in the fight against Covid-19, and what it means for future production and tech deployment.

Key Points

  • Data is an asset that needs to be protected. Using data helps us make better decisions when faced with a crisis such as Covid-19.
  • Digital transformation will not only impact how we survive now but also how we thrive in the future.
  • Never let a crisis go to waste. If you don't come out of this doing business differently, you've missed the space to transform.
  • Now is the time to double down on your digital and service capability.
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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.

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”