Tuesday, July 30

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lightning rounds are a fast-paced way to share, network and learn from facilitators and peers.  Attendees will choose 3 out of 5 skill-based topics for 20 minutes of firehose learning that’s fun!  Lightning rounds are designed to include exercises and best practice discussions to ensure attendees leave with newly honed skills.


  • Crafting the Employee Experiences
  • Retaining High-Performers in a Tight Labor Market
  • Fostering Inclusion, Equity and Belonging
  • Using Engagement Analytics for Action
  • Strategies to Help Managers Engage their Teams



  1. Shawnte Holland, Head of Employee Engagement at Vanguard
  2. Natalie Saiz, Special Assistant to the Center Director for Organizational Change, NASA Johnson Space Center
  3. Kelly Duff, Employment Engagement Leader, Allstate
  4. Kaisa Wieneke, Assistant Director, Employee Well-Being at Mayo Clinic
  5. Jenna N. Filipkowski, PH.D., Head of Research at the Human Capital Institute (HCI)
  6. MaryFran Heinsch, Research Analyst at Human Capital Institute (HCI)
  7. Robert Stewart, Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University
  8. Jason Lauritsen, Speaker, Author, and Consultant

Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Head of Research
Human Capital Institute (HCI)

About Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Jenna N. Filipkowski, Ph.D. is the Head of Research at the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and she lives to make work better for everyone. With her research, Jenna is responsible for providing rigorous, insightful analysis and actionable reporting that helps business and human resources decision-makers drive results.

Previously, she spent several years as a talent assessment consultant and research scientist. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Wright State University and her B.S. degree from Ursinus College. Jenna completed International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program at the University of Texas, Dallas and obtained her ACC credential from the ICF.

Over the past six years at HCI, she has authored over 45 research papers on a variety of talent management topics such as coaching, leadership development, talent acquisition, and employee engagement. She has presented her work at numerous professional conferences, magazines, and academic publications. Jenna is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Jenna lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son, and dog named Lolly.

MaryFran Heinsch

Research Analyst
Human Capital Institute (HCI)

About MaryFran Heinsch

MaryFran Heinsch is a Research Analyst at Human Capital Institute. She brings a background in quantitative and qualitative methods in the Social Sciences to her role in providing research and analytical support at HCI. Prior to her current role, MaryFran has worked in non-profit, research, and higher education. She received her B.S. degree from Loyola University of Chicago and her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.