Pre-conference Focus Day

Monday November 8, 2021

9.00am-1.20pm PST / 12.00pm-4.30pm EST

Separately Bookable Session

Rethinking TA in an Emerging Biopharma Operating Environment

Designed for ambitious talent acquisition leaders in emerging biopharma companies

TALENT ACQUISITION THOUGHT LEADER Q&A
12.00pm-12.45pm EST

Opening Panel Discussion: Designing & Implementing a Comprehensive Talent Acquisition Strategy in a Small, Fast-Growing Biotech Business

  • Kristen Turner Head of Talent Acquisition, SpringWorks Therapeutics
  • Grace Tkach Director People & Talent Acquisition, Celsius Therapeutics
  • Deborah Kroeger Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Arvinas

PLANNING FOR SCALE FROM SCRATCH
1.00pm-2.30pm EST

Discover:Developing A Strategic Talent Partnership Program in A Start-Up Biotech

Synopsis

• Gaining stakeholder buy-in and engaging all employees around the program
• Enabling better strategic and tactical decision-making
• Lessons learned and next steps for the future

Discover:Thinking Several Steps Ahead To Build Out A Scalable, World Class TA Function From Scratch

  • Mike Conway Head of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning, BlueRock Therapeutics

Synopsis

• Developing a talent acquisition function from scratch and setting the strategy
• Thinking differently about internal talent mobility and strategic workforce planning
• Leveraging data in new ways to help gain vital TA insights

Discover:Moving Away from a Culture of Outsourcing: A 2-Year Journey

  • Ginny Deel Head of Talent Acquisition, Acadia Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

• How Acadia have migrated away from using external vendors
• Leveraging design thinking methodology to create more scientific and structured recruitment processes
• Regaining speed and quality of fit, better identify top talent and deliver a great candidate experience

Develop:Lessons Learned From Planning For Scale From Scratch

  • Jennifer Royal-Fitch Head of Talent Acquisition, Inzen Therapeutics
  • Mike Conway Head of Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning, BlueRock Therapeutics
  • Ginny Deel Head of Talent Acquisition, Acadia Pharmaceuticals

Synopsis

• Question & answer session

Recharge Break & Structured Networking

BEING FIRST, FAST AND FLEXIBLE
3.00pm-4.30pm EST

Discover: Revamping the Hiring & Onboarding Experience to Drive TA Success

Synopsis

• Developing and evolving the candidate interview experience
• Transforming approaches and attitudes towards compensation
• Revamping the talent acquisition sourcing model

Discover: Ramping up Recruitment for the Manufacturing of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Synopsis

• Exploring how Oxford Biomedica hired the expert resources to support this project
• How we recruited without using agencies for sourcing, with just a small team of four
• Rapidly on-boarding and training the team to meet the project timelines

Develop: Lessons Learned From Our Efforts To Be First, Fast and Flexible

Synopsis

• Question & answer session