Camp Engage Scrapbook: Revisiting Memories and Sessions

Welcome to our Camp Engage recap! Just like a sizzling summer adventure, our virtual event brought together HR and benefits experts from a variety of organizations to share their valuable insights and tips. You won’t want to miss watching each session on-demand!

Camp Engage would not have been possible without our incredible and engaged attendees. So grab your virtual sunscreen and get ready to dive into the unforgettable sessions and accompanying LinkedIn posts that made waves during our campfire chats. Let’s relive the fun and see how they ignited the HR and benefits landscape with their impactful content. 

Focusing on the Moments that Matter in the Employee Journey

We started the day off with Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer at UKG, as she helped us identify our purpose and focus on the moments that matter in the employee journey.

Ropes Course: Untangling Our Top HR Priorities Halfway through 2023

Next up, we climbed the ropes course and learned how to navigate the twists and turns of 2023 with our panel of experts.

Brian Dickens, CHRO at the University of Tennessee, Shelley Colón, SVP, People + Culture Business Partners & Talent Acquisition at SiriusXM, and Erich Kurschat, HR Consultant and Founder of Harmony Insights LLC had an enlightening (and humorous) conversation moderated by Amanda Lannert, Jellyvision’s CEO.

Spoiler alert: Make sure to watch this entire session for a hilarious dialogue about what each panelist would name their HR book.

Archery Lessons: How to Hit the Target and Make Your Benefits Messages Stick

Maddison Grigsby, Director of Benefits and Rewards Communication at Gallagher taught us how to provide effective benefits communication that will resonate with anyone. 

Arts and Crafts: Getting Creative with Open Enrollment

We broke out the pipe cleaners and friendship bracelet materials as Katie Richards, Senior Benefits Analyst from Corewell Health and Matt Petitt, Manager of Benefits at Wawa, Inc. shared their IRL benefits experiences and helped us get creative with open enrollment strategies.

First-Time Camper to Camp Counselor: Supporting Employees at Every Stage of Life

Then we spent some time exploring ways to support our multi-generational workforces. Josh Hansen, Total Compensation & Training Manager at the City of Bloomington, Anne Burkett, National Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions at USI Insurance Services, and Christine Pabst, Director, Employee Benefits at American Electric Power, had a thought-provoking discussion moderated by Jellyvision’s SVP of Customer Operations, Alex Muehl. 

Tie-Dying Workshop: Blending Tech & Human Touch for a Vibrant Employee Experience

We learned how to design a colorful employee experience with the right blend of technology and human connection with Kristen Weeks, SVP, Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships at Accolade, Dana Hamerschlag, COO at Jellyvision, and Sam Kina, SVP, Data Science at Jellyvision.

Activating Inclusion Through A Culture of Well-Being & Mental Health

As the end of the day loomed near, we loaded up the buses and said our goodbyes, but not before we heard from our closing keynote, Wema Hoover, Former Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Google. 

Wema challenged us to bring purpose and life to our organizations in new, intentional ways. Make sure to catch this session for her key takeaways on how to make well-being a practice, not a promotion.

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