Hot Topics in Talent & Culture

Thursday 2:40pm – 3:40pm

Session Description

In the wake of three simultaneous global crises (health, economic and social justice), employers are rapidly reprioritizing their talent and culture focus and investments. With all this change and uncertainty, what should HR leaders be doing now to prepare for what’s next? Join us as we explore some of the hottest topics in talent and culture with other HR executives who will share their priorities and practices in: Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice; Culture and engagement; New world of work (e.g., virtual, flexible, return to office); and Streamlining: Doing more with less.


Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about four of the hottest topics in talent and culture today (D&I, culture and engagement, new world of work, streamlining)
  2. Hear about emerging priorities, challenges, and practices for each of these hot topics as shared by a panel of leading HR and D&I executives
  3. Understand how to reprioritize talent and culture focus and investments in the wake of ongoing disruption


Kelly Reed

Kelly leads the Talent and Culture service line at Lockton. This practice helps organizations worldwide improve their talent, culture and business outcomes using people data and work science. She also leads the People X Institute at Lockton, which focuses on advancing workplace practices at the community level by fostering mutual learning and growth among HR and business leaders.

Prior to joining Lockton, Kelly spent more than a decade with a boutique management consulting firm in a variety of roles, ultimately as Vice President and Market Leader.

Kelly serves in various leadership roles for charitable organizations and industry associations in the community. She also presents at conferences and events nationwide on topics related to talent, culture and organization effectiveness. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and seeing as much of the world as possible through travel.

Kelly is a licensed psychologist in Missouri.