Hit the benefits engagement highway
Mark your calendars for April 9, 2024. Our third annual Engage event is coming to a computer screen near you, and you won’t want to miss it. Join fellow HR and benefits pros as they share open enrollment best practices, tips for benefits communication strategies, and what they’re prioritizing in the coming year.
Crank Up The Radio!
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride of your life at Engage 2024.
At this full-day, virtual event, we’re handing you a complete roadmap so that you can confidently take the wheel this open enrollment. Hop in the car for educational sessions featuring real HR pros and industry leaders, and stay for a bit of fun sprinkled throughout.
You’re sitting shotgun! At this year’s event, we’ll:
- Point out the mile markers you should hit to make this year’s open enrollment successful
- Help you avoid common benefits communication potholes
- Show you how to prepare aging employees for the exit lane—with Medicare or retirement guidance
Top 3 Reasons to Watch:
1 Swap stories from the road with your peers
2 Leverage data from our 2024 HR Priorities Report
3 Snack on strategies to level up your open enrollment communication
Meet the 2024 Speakers
Communication Strategies at Woodruff Sawyer
Sr. Client Service Executive at Marsh & McLennan Agency
Senior Manager, Payroll & Benefits at Merz Therapeutics
President at MTA Benefits
More speakers will be announced soon!
2024 AGENDA COMING SOON!
Session 1Opening Keynote: Focusing on the Moments that Matter in the Employee Journey
Chief People Officer at UKG
Let’s kick off the day with an empowering keynote led by Pat Waders, CPO of UKG. Pat is an inspirational thought leader on every aspect of HR and HCM, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention, authentic leadership, and fostering employee engagement to drive the bottom line.
Session 2Ropes Course: Untangling Our Top HR Priorities Halfway Through 2023
Brian Dickens, CHRO at University of Tennessee
Shelley Colón, SVP, People + Culture Business Partners & Talent Acquisition at SiriusXM
Erich Kurschat, HR Consultant & Founder at Harmony Insights LLC
Moderated by Amanda Lannert, CEO at Jellyvision
Belay on! Join HR and benefits leaders as we climb to new heights and navigate the twists and turns of 2023. Your ropes instructors (a.k.a. panelists) will discuss priorities, roadblocks, and people management strategies…Race ya to the zipline!
Session 3Archery Lessons: How to Hit the Target & Make Your Benefits Messages Stick
Maddison Grigsby, Director, Benefits and Rewards Communication at Gallagher
Grab your (metaphorical) bow and arrow. Our targets? Inclusive communication, emotional intelligence, and HR “marketing” best practices. Effective benefits communication requires a steady hand and sharp focus. But don’t worry, our expert instructor will have you crafting messages that hit the mark and resonate with your audience in no time.
Session 4Arts & Crafts: Getting Creative with Open Enrollment
Katie Richards, Senior Benefits Analyst at Corewell Health
Matthew Pettit, Manager of Benefits at Wawa, Inc.
Get ready to unleash your inner artist. We’re hosting three micro-presentations sharing unique, tried-and-tested open enrollment tactics. Because just like making arts and crafts, promoting open enrollment takes creativity and imagination to truly shine. Presenters will paint the full picture! No smocks required; we’ll supply the glue guns and glitter.
Session 5First-Time Camper to Camp Counselor: Supporting Employees at Every Stage of Life
Josh Hansen, Total Compensation & Training Manager at City of Bloomington
Anne Burkett, National Practice Leader & Workforce Solutions at USI Insurance Services
Christine Pabst, Director, Employee Benefits at American Electric Power
Moderated by Alex Muehl, SVP of Customer Operations at Jellyvision
How can you ensure everyone in your organization, from new fresh-faced recruits to wise retirees, has a positive and inclusive experience with their benefits? It ain’t always a walk in the woods! In this session, we’ll explore how to create a multigenerational benefits program that inspires and engages employees at every stage of life.
Session 6Tie-Dying Workshop: Blending Tech & Human Touch for a Vibrant Employee Experience
Kristen Weeks, SVP, Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships at Accolade
Dana Hamerschlag, COO at Jellyvision
Moderated by Sam Kina, SVP, Data Science at Jellyvision
AI may be taking over the world, but our employees are still looking for human connections at work—especially when it comes to navigating those tricky benefits questions. In this session, we’ll show you how to design a colorful employee experience tapestry that leverages the power of technology while strengthening real-life relationships—without letting the colors run.
Session 7Closing Keynote: Activating Inclusion Through A Culture of Well-Being & Mental Health
Wema Hoover, Global DEI Leader & Former Global Head of DEI at Google
Before we close out our day at camp, don’t miss this inspirational keynote with Wema Hoover, a culture and DEI expert who has dedicated her career to serving as a catalyst for change and as a transformational leader.
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