CHRO Focus Day

Redefining the Strategic Biotech CHRO Toolkit for 2022 & Beyond

Monday, November 14: 12pm - 5pm

Designed by CHROs for CHROs (and equivalent Heads of HR), this focus day will allow you to develop the essential skills required to be a more strategic and future-focused emerging biotech leader and to truly deliver on business-critical benchmarks.  

Uncover the answers to the biggest challenges facing people leaders in today’s turbulent life sciences industry such as how can we better develop our people leaders and how can we turbocharge culture in the face of market and equity challenges? 

Through a combination of thought leader perspectives and facilitated discussions between C-level HR leaders, you will leave with connections, insights, and innovative ideas you can immediately implement to transform HR’s impact in emerging biopharma organizations. 

12:00 pm Registration & Lunch

12:30 pm Focus Day Chair’s Welcome and Connection Before Content

Addressing the Challenges on the Path to Becoming the Strategic Biotech CHRO of the Future

12:40 pm Panel Discussion: Reimagining the Emerging Biopharma CHRO Toolkit for Turbulent Times & Beyond

Synopsis

Questions will include:
• What is the top challenge facing CHROs & CPOs in life sciences in 2022 and beyond?
• How should you manage communications between leaders and employees during periods of upheaval
and societal change?
• What are some of the challenges around leading in turbulent times?
• How can we better utilize culture as a tool for retention in the face of market and equity challenges?
• What is the value in bringing HR in as one of the very first employees and how does it help you be a
strategic business partner?

1:20 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do More Of to Transform CHRO Impact in Your Emerging Biopharma Organization?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Discussion Session

1:40 pm Networking Break

Becoming the Strategic Biotech CHRO of the Future

2:00 pm Discover: Purpose Driven Prioritization – Navigating the Path to Board Interaction Excellence, Corporate Goals Execution & Agility as Chief People Officer

Synopsis

• Reimagining the skills, experiences and mindsets required for CPO effectiveness in a
dynamic period
• Sharing best practices in navigating multiple people priorities to ensure realization of
business outcomes
• Reflections on lessons learned in designing and planning a biotech US
commercialization roadmap

(Virtual Speaker)

2:20 pm Building a Biotech from the Ground Up & Harmonizing Culture Across the Organization

Synopsis

• What it takes to build a biotech company for the first 4 years with a particular focus
on creating an outstanding culture and driving aggressive growth
• The use of peer recognition programs to drive performance and culturally harmonize
your R&D function with the rest of the business
• The story of Allogene Therapeutics from formation to future carving a path as a
pioneer in the allogeneic CarT space and how you can leverage these learnings and
become a Best Places to Work

2:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the CHROs Rethinking Thier Strategic Impact?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:00 pm Action: What Actions Can You Take to Enhance CHRO Effectiveness in Your Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:20 pm Networking Break

Your Impact as the Strategic Biotech CHRO of the Future

4:00 pm Discover: Purpose Driven Prioritization: Navigating the Path to Board Interaction Excellence, Corporate Goals Execution & Agility as Chief People Officer

Synopsis

• Reimagining the skills, experiences and mindsets required for CPO effectiveness in a
dynamic period
• Sharing best practices in navigating multiple people priorities to ensure realization of
business outcomes
• Reflections on lessons learned in designing and planning a biotech US
commercialization roadmap

4:20 pm Discover: Ensuring Employees at All Levels of Biotech Organizations Feel Valued & Inspired in Order to Drive Companywide Innovation

  • Alicia Goodman Senior Vice President Human Resources, Aimmune Therapeutics

Synopsis

• Ensuring your employees feel values and listened to in turbulent times to drive
companywide innovation
• Communicating to employees at all levels they are being heard and supported in
hybrid working environment
• How Aimmune Therapeutics redefined their values after transitioning from an R&D to
commercial organization to ensure employee satisfaction was well above average

4:40 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from Strategic HR Leaders on How to Transform HR’s Impact?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:00 pm Action: What Will You Now Do to Transform Your Impact as the Strategic CHRO of the Future?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:20 pm Focus Day Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:30 pm End of Pre-Conference Focus Day