HR & Organizational Development Council Forum

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2nd Annual CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Forum

October 23 – 24, 2019
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV

The HR & Organizational Development Council Forum will bring credit union senior HR and Organizational Development executives together to discuss challenges and opportunities facing our industry today. Find out what other credit union leaders are talking about in an open forum environment driven from attendee input. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers.

Forum Rates:  CUNA HR & Organization Development Council Member – FREE

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Downloadable Agenda


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

5:30-7:00 pm
Networking Reception

Meet all of your fellow HR & Organizational Development peers


Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:00–8:30 am Networking Breakfast
8:30–8:45 am

Welcoming and Introduction

Cindy Swigert, HR & Organizational Development Council Chair
8:45–10:15 am Strategic Insights and Trends from Mercer’s 2019
Talent Trends Report

Joe Ziomek [bio], Principal, Mercer
Joe will share key insights from Mercer’s recently published Global Talent Trends 2019 report and how the data pertains to the financial services industry. Attendees will then build on those insights through peer roundtables where we will address challenges and share best practices.
10:15–10:30 am Networking Break
10:30–11:45 am HR & Organizational Development Round Table Discussions (to continue throughout the day)
  • Predictive data and workforce analytics
  • Employee engagement
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Compensation benefits
  • Leadership development and succession planning
11:45 am–12:45 pm Networking Lunch
12:45–2:00 pm HR & Organizational Development Round Table Discussions (continued)
2:00–2:15 pm Networking Break
2:15–3:15 pm HR & Organizational Development Round Table Discussion Wrap Up

Conclusion and Attendee request for follow-up

3:15–3:30 pm Thank You and Parting Words

Cindy Swigert, HR & Organizational Development Council Chair

The unique collaboration of the credit union industry allows this to be a great opportunity to learn ways to take your organization to the next level and develop yourself professionally. The best take away will be the contacts you have made and network you have extended. Contact information of attendees will be provided to encourage future networking.

Strategic Insights and Trends from Mercer’s 2019 Talent Trends Report
Joe Ziomek, Principal, Mercer

Joe ZiomekJoe is a Principal in Mercer Talent’s Los Angeles office. He joined the firm in July 2010 after receiving his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School, where he focused on Strategy and Human Resources, and grew up in the Chicago area.

In his time at Mercer, Joe has worked on a wide range of engagements, most commonly in total rewards but also salesforce compensation, talent management and communication. His work has spanned multiple industries, including financial services, insurance, real estate, retail, technology and internet, nonprofit, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, entertainment and hospitality. Recent engagements include:

  • Ongoing compensation support including CEO compensation, compensation strategy, compensation benchmarking, job architecture, salary structure design and incentive plan review for one of the country’s 10 largest credit unions
  • Job architecture, career pathing, compensation benchmarking and pay strategy for Southern California-based credit union
  • Executive total rewards strategy, STI design and LTI design for a consumer health insurance company in the West
  • Executive and broad-based compensation benchmarking and salary structure design for California-based consumer lending organization

Joe has completed two rotations in Mercer’s Canada market: a three-month stint in Toronto in 2013, followed by two months in Calgary in 2014. Joe also coordinates campus recruiting for Mercer Career North America and for Mercer Career’s West Region.

Prior to business school, Joe worked in fine dining restaurants for five years, including as a sommelier at the world-renowned Alinea Restaurant in Chicago. Joe earned his B.A. in Psychology and French from Northwestern University in 2002.