HR and Humans in the Workplace – Adjusting to a Plateful of New Normal

  • August 04, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


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To support our HR community, we are excited to announce a virtual August event in addition to our 2020-21 programming schedule.

Please join us for a panel discussion – “HR and Humans in the Workplace – Adjusting to a Plateful of New Normal.” 

This event will feature a compelling senior HR leadership panel who will share their experiences about challenging topics all HR leaders are facing today: diversity, equality and inclusion issues, and leading from the front through a global pandemic.

Please register today for a session you don’t want to miss!


Sarah Waite
Senior HR Director
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota


Patricia Jesperson, MBA, Chief Curiosity Officer, EmployeeEXP  

Patricia Jesperson is Chief Curiosity Officer, EmployeeEXP, and co-Author of newly re-released, Reversing the Ostrich Approach to Diversity: Pulling your head out of the sand. As well, a recent article in TLNT, Human-Centered HR in Today’s Business Environment illustrates her philosophy on outcomes-based HR integration. With more than 25 years working on the people-side of the business, she specializes in working with employers to create better Employee Experience outcomes.

As the curious type, she has spent the majority of her career exploring how to maximize the talent experience with an emphasis on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Total Rewards. This drive for exploring “what if’s” enables her deliver custom content as well as EmployeeEXP proprietary models to help her clients attract, retain, develop and engage talent. Examples include: The EmployeeEXP 8 x 9 Box Communication AnalysisTM, a re-imagined/re-purposed 9-Box that invites organizations to explore their approach to communicating key programs to increasingly diverse talent. It asks the question, “How confident are you that what you spend on Employee Experience is aligned efficiently to attract, retain, and engage today’s diverse talent?” She also introduced The Inclusion MatrixTM (IM) in 2019—elevates the conversation from traditional DEI training to creating inclusive and engaged leaders.

Believing that one must continue to learn to keep current, she seizes opportunities to always-be-learning through teaching at Augsburg University as a professor in the MBA and adult-education programs and her Board experience e.g. Human Resource Executive Forum Board, Augsburg University Alumni Board, Chair of the Workforce Development and Education Policy Committee for the MN Chamber, and Director of Diversity Inclusion for SHRM MN State Council.

Pam LampertCHROPohlad Companies

With over 30 years of human resources experience, Pam Lampert has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Pohlad Companies since April 2008. Prior to that time, Pam served as Vice President of Human Resources at Rimage Corporation. In addition to serving in similar roles for other high-tech companies including CyberOptics, St. Jude Medical and Research Inc, Pam spent several years providing human resource consulting services to a variety of companies. Pam has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. She has served as Board Chair for Eureka Recycling, a mentor in the Menttium program, and she is an active volunteer facilitator and current Board Chair for Pathways Minneapolis. She also serves on the Leadership Council for Make-it. MSP, the Talent Initiative of Greater MSP. Pam has two adult children and enjoys reading, music, outdoors, hiking, cooking and traveling in her spare time.

Carita Hibben, VP of HR, C.H. Robinson

Carita Hibben is a Vice President, Human Resources at C.H. Robinson leading the areas of Compensation, Benefits, HR Operations, HR Technology, Payroll, Global Mobility, Employee Listening, and Performance Management. Additionally, Carita serves as the Executive Sponsor on their HR transformation journey.  She is a highly accomplished and strategic HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Formally recognized for leadership skills, integrity, a collaborative approach, and a proven ability to set strategy and execute. She has developed an excellent partnership with executive team members, board members and senior leaders through open, honest and trusting communication. Carita is passionate about designing reward and recognition programs that align with organizational strategy, as well as using technology to drive all areas of the employee life cycle.  Carita also serves as a member of the board of directors for Make-A-Wish Minnesota.

Carita holds a bachelor of science in Interdepartmental Speech Communications with an emphasis in Human Resources.

$0 - Corporate and Individual Members
$20 - Non-members

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