Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Session – LIVE session on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

Staying Power: How to Keep Employees Longer
Cara Silletto, MBA
President & Chief Retention Office, Crescendo Strategies

While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Crescendo Strategies will share insight on why staffing is so challenging today and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.

  • Discover current employee turnover trends and future staffing projections
  • Uncover the real reasons employees leave most organizations and ways to encourage them to stay
  • Learn ways to become a M.A.G.N.E.T. employer who attracts better applicants and keeps staff longer

Here’s a sneak peak from Cara:

Morning General Session – LIVE session on Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

The Four Forces Facing Business Leaders 
Krista Skidmore
Partner and Co-Founder, Flashpoint Leadership Consulting

We know that five generations, alternative workforce arrangements and technology are changing the future of work. So what does all of this mean for business leaders? In this keynote, we’ll explore four forces you’re facing based on our review of research. We’ll help you shift your mindset and begin exploring how you can face the future of work with confidence and competence.

Luncheon Keynote – LIVE session on Thursday, May 7 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Instilling a Growth Mindset as an Element of Diversity and Inclusion
Sarah Turner
Principal, The Faurote Group

In today’s world, the concept of ‘diversity and inclusion’ is a major focus amongst most organizations.  And, given the staggering benefits that come with broadening culture, prioritizing diversity as a focus is no surprise.  According to a recent study, diverse and inclusive companies enjoy 2.3 times higher cash flow and outperform other, non-diverse organizations by 35%.  The question becomes: Where do you begin to cultivate such a culture?  One unique way is to start by teaching both individuals, teams, and leaders to embrace a Growth Mindset.  This program explores the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how to embrace the unique factors of every individual as part of the Growth Management approach to leading and succeeding together.