Apartmentalize 2021 Schedule
(Subject to change)
All sessions and activities will take place in McCormick Place West. General Sessions will take place in Wintrust Arena.
Tuesday, August 31
Diversity in Leadership: Not So "Suite"
Women hold far more leadership positions in our industry than ever before; however, there is still a lack of representation when it comes to people of color. What obstacles exist to increasing diversity in leadership positions and how do we remove them? This session features a candid discussion on how we can recruit, develop and support minorities for leadership positions.
Wednesday, September 01
Delivering ROI from Employee Rewards and Recognition
Join Philip Altschuler, SVP of HR & Training for Gables Residential, as he discusses his journey to develop an employee recognition program that’s delivered a positive ROI during three consecutive years. This program has become more impactful during COVID-19, connecting distanced employees through recognition. Learn how Gables Residential overcame challenges implementing the program in a company with traditional recognition practices, created a social currency appealing to all associates and established a culture of recognition that continually ranks as a top perk.
From Compliant to Conscious: Awakening a Community of Champions
In nature, biodiversity is "the variety of life and its processes," which can be thought of as the diverse and richness of life that exists on earth. Yet in business, diversity continues to be feared, a threat versus an opportunity. This mindset impedes the ability to move beyond our comfort zones, to become more conscious, curious and compassionate about diversity. The result? A perpetual cycle of compliance-related approaches for managing diversity instead of a conscious effort to understand and embrace the variety of life.
Before it Happens to You
It’s easy for each of us to assume we would know how to behave in any situation. However, when that situation involves sexual misconduct in the workplace or at a work-related social event, too many people, both men and women, find themselves frozen in a dilemma of how to react. This session is an open discussion of sexual misconduct to help you prepare for the situation in the event that it happens to you.
Thursday, September 02
The Changing Landscape in Employee Benefits
The pandemic brought significant changes to the benefit packages that help attract and retain talent. Standard PTO, EAP and fitness center discounts were replaced with meditation, massage and extended leave requests, leading companies to design varied and thoughtful responses. After the initial protocols and regulations, which benefits did employees appreciate and use? Which didn’t work well? Which will survive through 2021? Our panel of HR practitioners explores fundamental changes in how benefits are approached and created. Take home tips to consider for your own teams.
Open Space--HR/Benefits/Personnel Policies: How Can We Be More Flexible?
Tired of listening? Join the conversation instead and collaborate on a matter that you feel passionate about at Open Space! Participants will use their passion and interest to explore topics in ways that result in transformative experiences for those who chose this peer-to peer learning event.