Powering Transformation Through People

Thursday, February 27th | 12 – 2PM | @ The Gage in Chicago

Thursday, February 27th
12 – 2PM
@ The Gage in Chicago

About the Program

An invite-only lunch event that features an expert panel discussion and networking in a private room at The Gage in Chicago. Our invitation-only group of 25 local senior HR, L&D, and talent leaders will gather:

  • To learn actionable insights and strategies
  • To walk away with valuable new connections from our unique networking opportunity
  • To enjoy a fine lunch

About the Content

Today’s HR leader is shifting from back-office to front-office, and in doing so they are strengthening their seat at the executive leadership table. In order to retain and attract the best talent, HR is taking a primary role in creating a culture that allows the business to transform.

Join us in Chicago on February 27th to hear from our panel of experts on how they effectively lead, enable, and support their organization’s transformation.

Discussion Topics

  • Creating an inclusive, diverse culture
  • Developing a high-performance culture to enable corporate growth
  • Using HR tools to reduce administrative tasks
  • Increasing employee engagement through continuous feedback
  • Attracting and retaining talent who are engaged in the company’s mission
  • Building a business case for HR transformation
  • Quantifying and measuring cultural change
  • Building an adaptive workforce that scales across generations


Steve Etzler


Becky Freeman
Senior Learning Consultant
True Value Company
Courtney Jorgensen
Vice President, Talent
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Veronica Micklin
Instructional Design Manager
True Value Company
Robert Verner
Organization Effectiveness

Photos from the Event

Event Details


Thursday, February 27th, 2020


12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


The Gage

24 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60603

Attendee Profile

An invite-only group of 25 local senior HR, L&D, and talent leaders


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

12:40 PM – 1:45 PM

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Reception, Meet & Greet

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

12:40 PM – 1:45 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A with


1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Reception, Meet & Greet

Welcome Remarks and Lunch Begins

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Attendees

Interactive Roundtable Discussion



Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by 3,645 global clients of all sizes, spanning more than 40 million users across 187 countries and 57 languages. Learn more at www.cornerstoneondemand.com.



Business Development Institute (BDI) is an award-winning event marketing agency specializing in producing invitation-only, thought leadership driven, custom events on the most impactful topics. BDI’s programs create an interactive peer learning experience while providing a rare networking opportunity for like-minded leaders over a fine lunch.

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