Navigate the open enrollment wilderness.
Thanks to all the happy campers who joined us for Engage this year!
This May, we kicked off the in-tents open enrollment season with our community of HR and benefits professionals.
Led by industry experts and HR leaders, Camp Engage was an opportunity to connect with peers, gain insights on the shifting landscape of the workforce, and gain better HR survival skills to support your people during open enrollment.
While Camp Engage has passed, the skills and friends you made remain! Check out the full recordings to relive each session (or see what you missed).
Get ready to learn, grow, and have some fun in the (metaphorical) sun at Camp Engage.
This half-day, on-demand, virtual event offers tons of activities to choose your own adventure. And we’re not just pitching tents; we’re pitching in to ensure you have a successful open enrollment season.
Join fellow campers, experts in HR and benefits consulting to:
- Learn how to promote benefits to create that cared-for, warm and fuzzy feeling
- Gain a merit badge in creative open enrollment messaging
- Support employees during every milestone and stage of life
Top 3 Reasons to Watch:
1 Hear real-life benefits campfire stories from your peers
2 Leverage the data in our 2023 HR Priorities Report
3 Gain tactical strategies to level up your open enrollment communication
Meet the Speakers
Former Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Google
Chief People Officer, UKG
Director, Benefits & Rewards Communication, Gallagher
SVP, People + Culture Business Partners & Talent Acquisition, SiriusXM
CHRO, University of Tennessee
National Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions, USI Insurance Services
Director, Employee Benefits, American Electric Power
Senior Benefits Analyst, Corewell Health
HR Consultant & Founder, Harmony Insights LLC
Manager Of Benefits, Wawa, Inc.
Total Compensation & Training Manager, City Of Bloomington
SVP, Strategy, Corporate Development, & Partnerships, Accolade
Summer Camp Schedule
Session 1Opening Keynote: Focusing on the Moments that Matter in the Employee Journey
Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, 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, University of Tennessee
Shelley Colón, SVP, People + Culture Business Partners & Talent Acquisition, SiriusXM
Erich Kurschat, HR Consultant & Founder, Harmony Insights LLC
Moderated by Amanda Lannert, CEO, 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, 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, Corewell Health
Matthew Pettit, Manager of Benefits, 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, City of Bloomington
Anne Burkett, National Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions, USI Insurance Services
Christine Pabst, Director, Employee Benefits, American Electric Power
Moderated by Alex Muehl, SVP of Customer Operations, 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, Accolade
Dana Hamerschlag, COO, Jellyvision
Moderated by Sam Kina, SVP, Data Science, 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, Former Global Head, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 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.
The on-demand recordings are live!
You can now relive each session of Camp Engage or catch up on what you missed! Fill out the below form to gain access to the full replay.