Day 3: Tuesday, April 24

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Morning Keynote

8:20 AM - 9:00 AM Creating a Sustainable, Global-Minded Leadership Mentality to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Matthew Owenby, CHRO, Aflac
In 2017, corporate scandals with brands such as Uber and Wells Fargo have set the tone for many organizations to re-think the role of their leadership in promoting a consistent, healthy corporate culture. In times when many organizations recognize the need to adapt to a more flexible, global, and diverse workforce, and when social issues such as racial conflict and gender bias transpire into the workplace, creating a sustainable culture of inclusive and ethical leadership is not only something to consider, but it is urgently needed. Leaders of today must share consistent values in managing and motivating a workforce in an unpredictable environment.

AFLAC has consistently ranked amongst the Top Companies for diversity and inclusion. Inclusion is a mind-set that goes beyond diversity quotas. Inclusive minded leaders are able to get the best out of all colleagues, and agile enough to deal with day-to-day business challenges. Inclusion creates environments of trust by breaking down the silos that diversity quotas simply put up. This session led by the CHRO at AFLAC will explore approaches to developing a global-minded leadership and its successful outcomes.

Topics include:
•Developing a new blueprint for inclusive leadership: moving beyond compliance with diversity quotas by placing HR in the centre of growth strategy and innovation
•Leveraging inclusion to enable innovative and agile problem-solving across a global workforce
•Reinventing ways of working to respect individual needs
•Promoting a shared culture of trust, through accountable, socially-responsible, and ethical leader behavior

Matthew Owenby


Practitioner Roundtable Discussions


Before the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the HR space, using the thoughtexchange social learning tool. During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of these topics that are top of mind. Not to be missed!

Sponsored by: Thoughtexchange

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM Business Meetings

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Business Meetings

Plenary Session

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM Real World Leadership: Unlocking an Organization’s Most Effective Tool to Advance Strategic Innovation

Driving innovation and strategic change in organizations is challenging – and absolutely essential in current times. The primary thing differentiating success from mediocrity and one business from another, is its people—and their creativity, innovation, and problem solving abilities to deliver sustainable growth. Nonetheless, many organizational leaders feel there is a gaping disparity between organizations’ top priorities when it comes to leadership development and their current capabilities to lead in the real, VUCA world.

This session will expand on:
•The current status of leaders and leadership teams to deliver on strategic change
•Key barriers to successful strategic change efforts
•Best-in-class practices for how to develop leaders that can successfully innovate and drive change

Closing Keynote

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Join our Keynote Speakers as They Take Questions from the Audience on their Presentation Topic

12:10 PM - 12:15 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

12:15 PM - 12:15 PM Conclusion of the Exchange. See you at the next event!