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Kelly Benefits University: Spring 2024 Benefits Symposium – Philadelphia, PA

Event Details

May 2, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Date & Time:
Thursday, May 2, 2024 | 8:00AM – 12:00PM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Breakfast and presentations will be held in Grant Room (East)


8:00-8:20 a.m. : Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:20-8:30 a.m. : Opening Remarks

8:30-9:15 a.m.: Leading Through Change: Strategies for Inspiring Leadership

Lisa Buckingham, CEO & Founder, Buckingham Consulting, LLC
Join us for an enlightening session featuring Lisa Buckingham, CEO of Buckingham Consulting, as she explores the pivotal role of Human Resources (HR) in driving strategic value within the boardroom. Lisa Buckingham, with over two decades of HR leadership and consulting experience, offers unparalleled insights into transforming HR strategies for boardroom success.

9:15-9:25 a.m.: Break

9:25-9:45 a.m.: Vendor Spotlight: Highmark Blue Shield

9:45-10:30 a.m.: Empowering Excellence: Cultivating a Thriving Workplace Culture

Elizabeth Bryant, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines (SWA) has been celebrated for its exceptional culture, marked by its unwavering commitment to employee engagement, customer service, and innovation. Elizabeth Bryant, SVP and Chief People Officer of SWA, will provide invaluable insights into fostering a thriving workplace environment that inspires and empowers employees. Learn practical strategies and best practices to cultivate a culture of excellence and drive organizational success.

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Workforce Transformation: Navigating the Future of Work

Nick Araco, Jr., CEO and Founder, AchieveNEXT and The CFO Alliance
Elizabeth Bryant, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Southwest Airlines
Lisa Buckingham, CEO & Founder, Buckingham Consulting, LLC
David Birdwell, Market Director, Soni Resources
Kristen Wik, CPA, Chief People Officer, Centri Business Consulting, LLC

Join us for a panel discussion of HR and marketing leaders as they delve deeper into the critical topics of culture, leadership and a constantly transforming workforce. This discussion will allow for an insightful exchange of thoughts and applicable advice as our panelists share their invaluable perspectives and strategies for cultivating thriving workplace cultures and effective leadership practices to navigate the future of work.

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

What is the cost to attend?
Individual registration cost is $65. Tables of 8 are available for $456. Kelly Benefits clients may attend the event free of charge. Clients should contact their Kelly Benefits Account Management team for a free promotional code.

What is the event’s dress code?
The Union League of Philadelphia requires business attire of all attendees. For men, jacket and tie are strongly preferred. Jacket and collared shirt are required at all times on the first floor members-only section of the League House. For women, Business suits, tailored pant or skirt ensembles and dresses.

What are my parking options for the event?
Kelly Benefits will provide parking vouchers for the secure Union League parking lot located across the street from the country club.

Can I receive credits for attending?
This program will be submitted for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.

What is the registration and cancellation policy?
Registration includes breakfast and all educational sessions. Pre-registration is required; availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration. Cancellations may be made up to one week in advance, afterwards, no refunds will be given, but substitutions may be made.