May 2, 2022

What to Expect at Cultivate ’22

Whether you join us in Napa, or tune in online, we’re looking forward to hosting our annual global talent summit, Cultivate, on May 10 and 11. Although we thrive on sharing experiences in-person with our community, Eightfold is fully committed to providing a top-notch experience for our virtual attendees as well. In the spirit of our hybrid reality, we’re offering the best of both worlds. 

We are gearing up for two days of learning from the world’s leading executives, innovators, thought leaders, and champions for talent excellence. We are all bound to come away feeling inspired around our shared mission to create the right career opportunity for everyone.

Featuring over 20 sessions on talent acquisition, AI technology, employee career development, DE&I, and more, you’ll be equipped with expert insights and best practices to drive future-ready talent transformation. 

While it’s hard to narrow down, we’re particularly excited to learn from the following featured experts. If you’d like to join us at Cultivate, we’d certainly love to have you. Register here to save your spot.

Our keynote speakers: 

  • Mike Bertolino from Ernst & Young will introduce the EY Skills Foundry, answering questions around how to create high-performing agile teams now while simultaneously designing the workforce of the future. 
  • James McQuivey of Forrester Research will dig into the value of talent intelligence and AI, as well as new approaches around upskilling our people. 
  • Josh Bersin will kick off the second day of our conference with a discussion around a game-changing new project that will “analyze the skills, jobs, career pathways, and accelerating and decelerating skills and roles for every major industry segment – now and into the future.” 

Additional themes we will explore include:

  • Developing managers as talent champions: 42 percent of executives agree that managers don’t know how to have effective development conversations with their employees, according to Quantum Workplace, which also finds that more than half of managers aren’t prepared or don’t receive any training for their roles. Maria Howard from Heidrick & Struggles and Vicki Walia from Prudential will talk about how to engage managers as talent champions.
  • Advancing women’s careers: We have two fantastic speakers joining us who are both focused on upleveling women’s careers and tapping into the potential of this segment of the workforce. Kirthiga Reddy will speak on how companies, organizations, and leaders can support women as they return to the same career trajectory post maternity leave. Another featured speaker, Alaina Percival, founder and CEO of Women Who Code, will discuss the various approaches that elevate more women into sustainable tech careers and enable companies to tap into hidden talent as they close skills gaps.
  • Equal opportunity and the law: We’re looking forward to hearing from EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling. And co-panelist Craig Leen, ex-OFCCP director, delivered one of the highest-rated sessions at last year’s Cultivate. You won’t want to miss this.
  • Industry roundtables: If you join us in person, it’s a great chance to network with your peers, and it’ll be nice to get together in person. 

SHRM and HRCI credits are available from Cultivate sessions are eligible for SHRM and HRCI credits. See you in Napa, or online.