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8:00 am Conference Registration & Networking

8:45 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

  • Amy Radley Global Head of Life Sciences - LEAP HR, Hanson Wade

9:00 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Transforming Talent Acquisition

9:20 am Discover: How Regeneron is Reimagining the Role of TA in an Integrated Talent Strategy

Synopsis

  • Understanding the importance of how talent acquisition fits into the bigger talent equation and the critical importance of integrating it with other talent functions
  • Exploring the Regeneron integrated talent story (which is still very much in early stages) we will outline the context of why this effort was undertaken, and some of the initial steps and examples of what we are putting in place to set ourselves up for future success
  • Engaging in an interactive discussion as to where the audience sees integration points as well as potential challenges to integrating the TA function

10:00 am Develop: What are the Critical Success Factors You Need to Get Right When it Comes to Effectively Rethinking Recruitment?

10:20 am Action: What Do You Need to Stop, Start and Continue Doing to Allow You to Transform TA?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:40 am Speed Networking & Refreshments

Applying Disruptive Thinking

11:20 am Discover: How Talent Scouting Can Disrupt Traditional Recruitment in Innovation-Oriented Life Sciences Businesses of all Sizes in The Future

Synopsis

  • Differentiating between traditional talent acquisition and next-generation talent scouting to meet the demand for quality talent even in a hyper-competitive industry
  • What it takes to achieve talent scouting success at scale, and how you can apply the model with success in a smaller environment with more limited resources available
  • Challenging traditional thinking inside companies of all sizes to rethink recruitment around this non-traditional but highly effective model: Lessons learned and next steps

11:40 am Discover: Building a TA Structure that Balances “Speed” with “Fit” when Resources Are Tight but Growth is Rapid

  • Sam Collin Head of Talent Acquisition, Surface Oncology

Synopsis

  • What does a TA function that can proactively support a life sciences business through tremendous growth look like now?
  • How do we shape a unified culture that resonates with candidates and enables us to engage talent that is a true fit?
  • Gaining buy-in from the rest of the business to commit to the value of cultural fit, over speed to fill seats

12:00 pm Develop: What Disruptive Thinking Could You Benefit from Applying in Your Own Business to Transform TA?

12:20 pm Action: What One Thing Will You Now Change to Allow You to Increase the Effectiveness of Your TA Function?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:40 pm Networking Lunch

Challenging Traditional Thinking

1:40 pm Discover: Mastering the Art & Finesse of Recruiting to Transform Outcomes Even in the Fastest Growing Biopharma Business

  • Erica Arkin Talent Acquisition Lead , Bluerock Therapeutics

Synopsis

  • Could our conventional, metric-driven approaches to recruitment actually encourage some of the wrong behaviors and lead to negative outcomes?
  • Redefining the language of recruitment to move from a binary to a more nuanced approach to life sciences recruitment
  • How recruiters can apply micro-learnings to improve their approach to obtain higher acceptance rates and shortened time to hire

2:00 pm Discover: Challenging Traditional Thinking to Create a Holistic Approach to Talent Acquisition

  • Ron Conrad Head of Talent Acquisition, Magenta Therapeutics

Synopsis

  • Building and transforming employer brand for a hyper-growth biotech to act as a true differentiator
  • How do we educate and enable our entire company to engage in TA to implement a mindset that we are all recruiters?
  • What does it take to drive the message of our unique employee value proposition by focusing reshaping on the candidate experience?

2:20 pm Develop: How Do You Best Overcome Resistance to Change Required to Make Any TA Transformation a Success?

  • Erica Arkin Talent Acquisition Lead , Bluerock Therapeutics
  • Ron Conrad Head of Talent Acquisition, Magenta Therapeutics

2:40 pm Action: What’s the Single Biggest Thing You Can Now do to Allow You to Find Better People Faster?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:00 pm Networking & Refreshments

Agile Talent Acquisition

3:30 pm Discover: Building an Adaptable Talent Strategy Agile Enough to be Able to Flex to a Variety of Future Scenarios

  • Candace Dornan Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Leader, Collegium Pharmaceutical

Synopsis

  • Establishing a workforce philosophy from scratch to allow you to better frame the context within which your people will work
  • Getting the organization on board with the effort required to build an agile talent strategy for a future where we need to be flexible
  • Lessons learned from bringing a non-life sciences background to drive this and challenge traditional thinking more effectively

3:50 pm Discover: Building a Dynamic TA Function that Evolves & Delivers Even During Hyper-Growth

  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director Talent Acquisition, The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Synopsis

  • How do we shape TA functions that continues to evolve and innovative as our businesses grow and change?
  • Reimagining the use of data to inform our TA structure and enable us to support the business make better decisions, faster
  • How can we leverage technology to transform our team from reactive recruiters to proactive, strategic talent advisors?

4:10 pm Develop: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What’s Needed to Allow You to Replicate These Results in Your Business?

  • Candace Dornan Talent Acquisition & Talent Management Leader, Collegium Pharmaceutical
  • Chelsea Bodenstab Director Talent Acquisition, The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

4:30 pm Action: What Levers Can You Now Pull in Your Organization to Allow You to Reinvent Recruitment Tomorrow?

Synopsis

Output-Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:50 pm Chair’s Recap & Closing Remarks

5:00 pm End of Conference Day One and Informal Networking Drinks