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Global Best Practices 2019 Pre Conference Session

Wednesday, June 27th
Opening Reception5:00-7:00 PMSocial, 2nd Floor

TDn2K kicks off this ground breaking gathering of leaders with some Texas hospitality. Enjoy conversation with your peers, along with views of the ever changing Dallas Skyline.

Thursday, June 28th
Breakfast
7:30 AM

Opening Remarks & Introductions8:30 AMAltitude

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 AMAltitude

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 AMAltitude

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
Break
10:30 AM

Public Policy Update Continues10:45 AMAltitude

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 AMAltitude

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 PMAltitude

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 PMAltitude

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 PMAltitude

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 PMAltitude

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 PMAltitude

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