Maximizing People Potential | April 19, 2023 | Virtual Event

Maximizing People Potential
April 19, 2023 | Virtual Event


What would it look like if every member of your workforce were fully empowered to do their best work every day?

Join us for a half-day virtual summit to hear from HR leaders on how they’re thinking about the future of work, empowering performance, and using tech to transform the employee experience. Topics include:

  • Creating a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Encouraging goal-focused, real-time feedback that inspires people to do their best work.
  • Aligning their workforce around their organization’s top strategic priorities.
  • Building trust by collecting honest feedback from all employees and developing prescriptive action plans that improve the employee experience.
  • Evaluating employees fairly through data-driven insight into employee performance that reduces bias and efficiently identifies opportunities to groom talent.

Meet Our Speakers:

Jenn Lim
Bestselling Author, Founder & CEO of Delivering Happiness (DH)

Laurie Ruettimann
EmpowerHR Emcee, Author, and Founder of Punk Rock HR
Humera Shahid
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and VP Talent Development, Intuit

Paul Rubenstein
Chief People Officer, Visier

Jeff Andes
VP of Talent, University of Phoenix
Sabrina Park
Senior Director, Global Talent Management, Rivian

Bhavya Gopalakrishnan
SVP, Head of Human Capital, Arcesium

Doug Dennerline
Chief Executive Officer, Betterworks
Jamie Aitken
VP of HR Transformation, Betterworks

John Schneider
Chief Marketing Officer, Betterworks

Andrea Lagan
Chief Operations Officer, Betterworks
Arnaud Grunwald
Chief Product Officer, Betterworks

Harini Sridharan
Director of Product Marketing, Betterworks

Ingrid Cullen
Principal Customer Success Manager, Betterworks

Join hundreds of executives to learn:

How CEOs and HR leaders can work in tandem to change to increase employee engagement while enabling performance

How to leverage integrations, partnerships, and tools to elevate your performance strategy
How to create and align goals that feed into executive strategy and increase your ROI

Session #1 | Rethinking Performance Management
Time: 9:00 - 9:15 AM PT
Speakers: Laurie Ruettimann, John Schneider

Join Betterworks CMO John Schneider and HR leader and best-selling author Laurie Ruettimann as they share the inspiration behind this event, the latest research in our State of Performance Management Report, and what you’ll learn from today’s inspiring lineup of speakers and sessions.

Session #2 | Welcome to the New Workplace: Where Do We Go from Here for People, Growth, Adaptability, and Impact?
Time: 9:20 - 10:20 AM PT
Speakers: Jenn Lim

Happiness expert Jenn Lim shares the elements every workplace needs to fully adapt and thrive first as individuals and then as a team. Learn how to build a framework to help your team stay connected, communicate effectively, and feel purposeful in the work they do every day.

Session #3 | How Intuit Made Work Better
Time: 10:25 - 11:10 AM PT
Speakers: Doug Dennerline, Jamie Aitken, Humera Shahid, [Moderator] John Schneider

Humera Shahid, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and VP Talent Development at Intuit, joins Betterworks CEO Doug Dennerline and Jamie Aitken, VP of HR Transformation, to share her experiences in driving transformational change within her organization.

Session #4 | Under Pressure: How 3 HR Leaders Are Rising to the Challenges of 2023
Time: 11:25 - 12:25 PM PT
Speakers: Bhavya Gopalakrishnan, Jeff Andes, Sabrina Park, [Moderator] Ingrid Cullen

We are only a quarter into 2023 and it already shows signs of being yet another challenging year for CHROs and HR leaders working in just about every industry. Join this session to hear from HR practitioners from University of Phoenix, Rivian and Arcesium on how they are strategically balancing the pressure to “do more with less” with the need to maintain capacity for growth and resilience in their workforces.

Session #5 | Unleashing HR’s Potential as Architects of Business Transformation
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT
Speakers: Paul Rubenstein, Andrea Lagan, Arnaud Grunwald, [Moderator] Harini Sridharan

Strategic leaders know that all business transformations are only possible when the workforce is focused, engaged, and productive. This session discusses three practical use cases for how HR can use analytics to drive business growth.

Session #6 | Customer Awards
Time: 1:35 - 2:05 PM PT
Speakers: Andrea Lagan

A celebration of the success of our customers!

Session #7 | Closing remarks
Time: 2:10 - 2:20 PM PT
Speakers: Laurie Ruettimann, John Schneider

We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate the success of our customers! Please complete the form linked below to be considered for our EmpowerHR Customer Awards. Submission Criteria

  • All projects must include use of the Betterworks products
  • Submissions will be judged on the following: functionality, integration, performance (results and key performance indicators), and overall user experience
  • All submissions must represent initiatives, updated features, or projects built with Betterworks that were completed within the last 12 months (if possible). 

All submissions are due by March 31 and winners will be notified by the week of April 10. Winners will also be officially announced during EmpowerHR on April 19. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Submit Your Nomination


Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you for registering!

We look forward to you joining the event. In the meantime, explore our resource library for the latest insights about how to empower great performance.