Tuesday April 11, 2023
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Conference Breakfast
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Chet Thompson — President and CEO, AFPM
Welcome remarks from John McDarment, Director, Labor & Industrial Relations, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Jeffery Downs — Managing Director, FranklinCovey
The successful leader of yesterday painted the vision, stated the motivational mantra and kept people on mission, but today’s successful leader must and does lead quite differently. This session will explore how leaders lead in the world of instant communication, mass social media and information overload. Learn how leaders effectively motivate and inspire individuals to perform at higher levels, increase productivity, and exponentially improve execution of your most important strategies and plans.
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
NLRB Member Wilcox provides her insight in this educational session, including recent developments at the Board.
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
An insider’s perspective on the direction our industries are headed. This session covers carbon capture, biofuels, the industries’ general direction, and more.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
We are experiencing profound workplace change not seen in decades, driven by remote work, shifting generational values and a series of simultaneous global crises. Employees are reexamining the relationship they have with work and experts are calling this The 4th Paradigm of Work. The first three paradigms included the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1800’s, women entering the workplace during and after WW II, and the advent of the World Wide Web in the 1990’s. This presentation explores the changing dynamic of the workplace post-2020 and how leaders managers can navigate this new landscape.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
A lunch-time opportunity to make new connections, catch up with long-time friends, and network with colleagues.
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
How do you impact healthcare costs and drive stability in your employee benefits program? This panel of employee benefits and insurance experts will discuss where they see cost escalating, the reality of what must happen to drive stability in your benefits program, and strategies to manage increasing healthcare and health insurance costs.

Kerry Drake – President, Employee Benefits, Cadence Insurance
BJ Branigan – Senior Benefits Consultant, Cadence Insurance
Amy Underwood – Vice President and Director of Sales & Innovation, Cadence Insurance
Josh Berlin – Chief Executive Officer, Rule of 3

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Josetta Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Chevron Corporation

Chevron’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Josetta Jones will discuss the significant role that diversity and inclusion plays into the overall aspect of who we are, professionally and personally. An in-depth look into the many elements that require diversity beyond identities and into thought, morality, and service, and why being intentional with inclusion impacts everyday interactions with others.
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM
Bob Sheeder represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment law before federal and state agencies and courts. In this session, Bob will speak about the practical implications of the labor law changes being made under the new NLRB leadership. He’ll also provide some real-world cases of what companies are considering the most disruptive to the employment environment.
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Anthony Campbell, Certified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist (WVTS), Certified Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Master Trainer, Certified Mental Health First Aid (USA) Instructor/ National Trainer
Learn about behavioral markers during the hiring process, on the job and in disciplinary proceedings and employee walkouts that may indicate a heightened potential for workplace related violence. Join former Department of Defense Workplace Violence Prevention Unit Detective Tony Campbell for an interactive discussion regarding stressors within our organizations and homes, changes in behavior to be aware of, the impact of concerning behaviors to our workforce, and resources available to support individuals exhibiting concerning behaviors and those with whom they interact. This discussion will include a brief case study and is designed so that both emerging and experienced professionals will have an enhanced understanding of the actions HR and LR professionals and their organizations can take to decrease the likelihood of violent events at our workplaces.
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Networking Reception
Wednesday April 12, 2023
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Conference Breakfast
07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Alok Patel, Senior Managing Consultant for the Gallup organization, will present trends seen throughout the U.S. and trends specific to the energy industry. Join Alok as he walks through Gallup’s extensive research on topics like employee engagement and wellbeing, remote and hybrid work in the post-COVID workplace, and trends in leadership. Alok will highlight Gallup’s new findings from the upcoming book, “Culture Shock,” in the areas of employee engagement, trust in leadership, economics of wellbeing and seismic shifts in the post-COVID workplace.

Speaker: Alok Patel, Senior Managing Consultant – Energy Practice, Gallup
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Sona Manzo, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

Blake Berend, Senior Labor Advisor, ExxonMobil & Jason Sylvester, Labor Advisor, ExxonMobil
Hear the inside story of the United Steel Workers lockout in Beaumont, TX that lasted 10 months.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sonya Reed — Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Phillips 66
Julia Reinhart — Senior Vice President & CHRO, Valero Energy Corporation
Sonya Reed, Senior Vice President & CHRO, Phillips 66; Dale Kunneman, Senior Vice President & CHRO, HFSinclair; Julia Reinhart, Senior Vice President & CHRO, Valero; and, moderated by Alex Camp, Partner, McKinsey
A panel of industry senior executives discuss the future of industry human resources and talent management, what keeps them up at night and the talent trends they are seeing within their own organizations.