Global Best Practices 2019 Pre Conference Session

Bringing together the most elite human resources professionals in the restaurant industry.

You aren’t imagining it, you are experiencing the toughest labor market of your career. This small group will be focused on the multiple workforce hot topics confronting operators. This is a chance to spend time with peers in a smaller, more confidential environment than conferences.

What is keeping HR execs up at night? Labor scarcity, the gig economy, an unhinged NLRB, #MeToo, rapidly evolving technology and data solutions, government tumult and economic uncertainty are all on the starter list. High performing leaders in top brands understand that dealing with those realities are just table stakes. The real work of recruiting, retaining and developing enough talent to fuel a differentiated and competitive brand requires innovation, creativity, courage and a whole lot of finding the purpose that matters.

Workplace 2019

Gig economy, record high turnover, unhinged NLRB, general government chaos and scary shortages of qualified employees. We’ll tackle it all.

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THE ECONOMIC IMPERATIVE FOR GREAT PEOPLE PRACTICES

The size of the prize has never been bigger and the risks have never been greater. TDn2K research connects the dots.

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HOLISTIC CULTURE & ENGAGEMENT

If culture really does eat strategy for breakfast, lunch & dinner…we need to get better at building & sustaining workplaces that get it.

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Best Places to Work in a #MeToo Era

The pressure on leaders to speak up, walk their talk and model their values is at an all-time high.

2018 Summit Agenda

Breakfast
7:30 AM

Opening Remarks & Introductions8:30 AM

Lon Ledwith
EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
2018 HR Executive Summit Chair
Joni Doolin
Founder & CEO
TDn2K
State of the Workforce9:00 AM

The TDn2K team will deliver the research and insights that connect the dots for operators between the workforce, the consumer and ultimately sales & profits.

Michael Harms
VP, Operations
TDn2K
Victor Fernandez
VP, Insights & Knowledge
TDn2K
Jennifer Hubert
Senior Business Analyst
TDn2K
Public Policy Update10:00 AM

Gig economy, rapidly shifting demographics, general government chaos, immigration and an unpredictable NLRB. We’ll tackle it all.

Mike Whatley
VP of State & Local Affairs
National Restaurant Association
Kendra Miller
General Counsel
BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
Franklin Coley
Partner
Align Public Strategies
Navigating Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era11:15 AM

A candid conversation about the legal, moral, reputational and practical aspects of navigating the red hot issues of gender equality, sexual harassment and leadership challenges associated with it all.

Edna Morris
Senior Advisor at PJ Solomon
Managing Director at Axum Capital
Franklin Coley
Partner
Align Public Strategies
Lunch
12:00 PM

General Manager Engagement1:00 PM

TDn2K research into best practices and top performing companies continues to reach the same conclusion; the most important position in your organization is the General Manager. Gallup research confirms that conclusion. This presentation will include the latest Gallup findings on engagement and a blueprint for making your company the one where your employees are your best recruiters.

Ed O’Boyle
Global Practice Leader
Gallup
Niraj Patel
Senior Consultant
Gallup
Scott DeKoster
Senior Managing Consultant
Gallup
Purpose Driven Business2:00 PM

Tony Bridwell is a speaker, author, practitioner and leading voice for the power of the purpose driven leader and business. Following the currently dismal outlook being faced globally in culture and engagement, Tony will redirect the conversation to moving forward with vision, strategy and purpose.

Tony Bridwell
CPO of Ryan
Author of The Newsmaker
What's Still Keeping You Up at Night?3:00 PM

Engage with the days speakers and your peers.

Lon Ledwith
EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
2018 HR Executive Summit Chair
The BJ’s Brewery Story3:30 PM

BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse is a legacy brand, in it's 40th year, that continues to reinvent itself as best in class operation. Defined by a true people first culture, BJ's engages employees and guests alike, with their focus on community, sustainability and taking care of their own. We wrap the day with some highlights from a team that walks their talk every day.

Britannie Sellars
VP Talent Development
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Kendra Miller
General Counsel
BJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse
Lon Ledwith
EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
2018 HR Executive Summit Chair
Summit Adjourns
4:00 PM

2018 Summit Speakers

Scott DeKoster

Senior Managing ConsultantGallup

Niraj Patel

Senior ConsultantGallup

Ed O’Boyle

Global Practice LeaderGallup

Mike Whatley

VP of State & Local AffairsNational Restaurant Association

Britannie Sellars

VP Talent DevelopmentBJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Kendra Miller

General CounselBJ's Restaurants and Brewhouse

Edna Morris

Senior Advisor at PJ SolomonManaging Director at Axum Capital

Tony Bridwell

CPO of Ryan Author of The Newsmaker

Franklin Coley

PartnerAlign Public Strategies

Lon Ledwith

EVP of Operations, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse2018 HR Executive Summit Chair

Wally Doolin

ChairmanTDn2K

Michael Harms

VP, OperationsTDn2K

Jennifer Hubert

Senior Business AnalystTDn2K

Joni Doolin

Founder & CEOTDn2K

HR Executive Summit