General Sessions

SNIC 2022-Speaker Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan
Leading Authority on 21st Century Teamwork

Erica Dhawan is an internationally recognized leading authority, speaker, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration and innovation. Named by Thinkers50 as the “Oprah of Management Thinkers”, she is the author of two books Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance and frequently appears in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal

Dhawan speaks on global stages ranging from the World Economic Forum at Davos to TEDx and for companies such as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, SAP, and Cisco. She has degrees from Harvard University, MIT Sloan and The Wharton School.

In a world where digital and work practices have changed at a blistering rate, and our collaboration skills are not working—Dhawan will lead this General Session will a discussion on how Connectional Intelligence is turning people into “super connectors”—aka those who accelerate innovation, break down silos and foster breakthrough with top and bottom-line impacts.

A dynamic and powerful speaker, Dhawan will impart a multitude of important takeaways; including: successful tactics to address communication overload and create authentic digital and in-person relationships; details to help you break down silos and keep teams aligned, accountable, and motivated beyond in-person meetings; and, specific actions to allow you to foster loyalty, respect, collaboration and innovation across all stakeholder networks regardless of physical distance.

SNIC 2022 Speaker-Ron Hetrick

Ron Hetrick
Director of Staffing Product and Data, EMSI

With over 30 years of labor force economic experience, Ron Hetrick currently serves as  Director of Staffing Product and Data for Emsi, where he oversees the development of staffing specific data products as well as and writing and speaking on labor issues.

Previously Hetrick managed market analytics and data science teams and also provided economic analysis for the long-term strategic growth of companies. Additionally, as an economist for eight years with the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C., he supervised the monthly employment estimates and acted as the primary media liaison for manufacturing employment for the division. 

Quoted by NBC, CNN, USA Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other news agencies, Hetrick has provided analysis for Alan Greenspan, The Council of Economic Advisors and Congress. He has also published three articles on labor trends in the Monthly Labor Review and continues to publish white papers on sector hiring trends, labor economic dynamics and contingent rate card development and rate philosophies.

With workforce disruptions on everyone’s mind, don’t miss this General Session. Hetrick will give you an inside look into the labor issues that are affecting every part of the supply chain—and he’ll detail how we can all work together to lead the way for school nutrition. 

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