2020 AMG Leadership Conference: Shaping the Future of UCLA
UCLA Luskin Center
April 14, 2020

Session Descriptions

Management Agility: Are You Ready for What’s Next?

Moderator: Ellen Sheehan, Executive Director, IRLE HARRT
Panelist: Andy Ortiz, Chief Human Resources Officer Cedars Sinai; Kim Congdon, Global Vice President Human Resources and Talent Management, Herbalife

Today’s leaders need to become more creative, agile, and innovative in how they lead their teams to meet the management challenges of the future. The rapidly changing workplace, multi-generational workforce and evolving technology will impact traditional human resources strategies and leadership approaches. Managers will be faced with new challenges in hiring and retaining employees, motivating staff, driving digital transformation and implementing human resources programs that will continue to engage a diverse workforce. While organizations still need talent management, total rewards and learning and development programs, tomorrow’s leaders will have to rethink their approach to leading and communicating with their employees. With a panel of human resources experts from different industries, attendees will learn how top performing organizations are preparing for the future by up scaling management, redesigning learning, shaping meaningful work, aligning values and purpose, and creating strategic collaboration at all levels in the organization.

Strategic Career Management: How to Take Charge of Your Career Growth

Megan Eigenbrod, Training and Professional Development Program Manager, Campus Human Resources.

When we feel stuck in our careers, it is often because we need more information and first-hand experience; most of which can’t be found on the internet. This course will teach learners life-long practices for exploring career interests, building an authentic network, and making confident career decisions. Learn how these practices can also increase your current job satisfaction and help you stand out at work.

Talent and Succession Management – Strategies for You and Your Team

Donna Salvo, Director of System-wide Talent Management & System-wide Human Resources, UC Office of the President & Nancy Chen, Senior Director, Integrated Talent Management, UC Office of the President.

The University of California (UC) system faces economic, political, and social challenges that require a more intentional approach to talent management to maintain organizational readiness for the future. For UC to be successful in recruiting and retaining talent, we must create a cross-system approach to talent and succession management. For us to remain competitive and retain our top talent, it is important to recognize that we must act now to help develop, support and engage a workforce that is prepared to face tomorrow’s challenges. This workshop will help you plan for your organization’s readiness for the future by giving you strategic elements to plan for.

Creating an Environment to Cultivate Success in a Multi-Generation Workforce

Moderator: Caroline Kong, Instructional Technology & eLearning Manager, UCLA SSC-ERT.

Panelist: Mike Lee, Director, Services & Projects, UCLA SSC-ERT; Alberto Alquicira, Technology Director, Architecture and Urban Design; Meena Muthaiya, Lead Application Developer, Information Technology Services;  Mitsuru Yamahata, Director of IT Client Services, Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Hear how various generations of IT employees define productivity at work and do their definitions align with their managers’ perceptions. Both panelist and attendees will discover how to work together to create an environment that brings the greatest organizational success.

The Dance of Leadership

Robin D. Johnson, UCLA Anderson School, Executive Program.

A creative and interactive approach to broaden your understanding of the range of leadership styles and the situations in which each is most effective. This talk will broaden your leadership style repertoire, make you more intentional as you lead others, help you find, express, be, and use your unique style in leading.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Defusing Implicit Bias

Moderator: Portia Green, Director, Learning & Organization Development, Fandango
Panelist: Brad Lamm, Founder, Breath Life Healing Centers ; Margaret Shih, Associate Vice Chancellor, Equity Diversity & Inclusion Office; Jonathan Perkins, Special Assistant to the VC of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Deepika Sharma, UCLA Staff Diversity & Affirmative Action/EEO Compliance Office

Panel will bring out how implicit bias can affect the success of an organization through everyday decision making. Where and how it shows up and how to defuse it.

Stop Managing, Start Coaching: How to Coach Employees to Greater Performance

Sherry Wu, Professor, UCLA Anderson School.

Leadership skills for cultivating workplace participation. Attendees will discover how to sustain a supportive and efficient group environment for work teams.

Time Management: A New Approach for a Timeless Problem

David Fuller, Training Consultant, UCLA Campus Human Resources, Training and Development.

This session focuses on our limited resource of time and practical techniques for making the most of yours. Methods for examining, planning, and maximizing the utilization of time will be discussed including a novel approach to time management backed by new research. Attendees will leave the session with:

  • a core understanding of the nature and benefits of time management
  • a basic ability to identify and set priorities using the Eisenhower Matrix
  • knowledge of – and practice with – the “contingent planning” approach to time management grounded in new research out of UCLA Anderson School.