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March 19 - 20, 2024 // Chicago, Illinois

The 10th Annual Manufacturing Summit

The Generis American Manufacturing Summit is a 2-day, leadership-focused meeting designed to bring global manufacturing, operations, engineering, quality, and supply chain leaders together to discuss current trends, strategic insights, and best practices in an ever-evolving manufacturing environment.

ALULA is presenting, "Employee Experience (EX): A strategic imperative for all leaders who want to retain and engage talent."

SPEAKER(S): Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.Gina Siemieniec

March 28 - 29, 2023 // Chicago, Illinois

The 9th Annual Manufacturing Summit

The Generis American Manufacturing Summit is a 2-day, leadership focused meeting designed to bring global manufacturing, operations, engineering, quality and supply chain leaders together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving manufacturing environment.


Dec. 7, 2022: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EST // Virtual

5 Elements of a Successful Transformation: A Playbook for Oil & Gas Companies

In this webinar, we’ll interview industry experts to define:

  • The 5 elements of a successful transformation
  • How to create an environment where commitment leverages and sustains those 5 elements
  • Action for paving a pathway to commitment

We’ll conclude by looking ahead at how leaders can keep unlocking the full transformation potential of their organizations, especially to exceed expectations.


November 1-3, 2022 // Houston, Texas

Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas

Digitizing, Diversifying & Decarbonizing. Is it time to redefine Operational Excellence?



October 12-14, 2022 // Orlando, Florida

6th Annual Operational Excellence and Business Transformation Summit

Navigating Turbulent Times: Steadying Leadership for Robust Transformation

SPEAKER(S): 6th Annual Operational Excellence and Business Transformation Summit

June 16, August 4 and Sept 28, 2022 // Virtual • Webinar

Planning for the Organizational Impact of Decarbonization

Exclusive 3 Part Webinar Series | Free to Attend

  • Webinar One - June 16, 2022 - 11:00am EST
    How To Get (And Keep) Leadership Alignment To Operationalize Decarbonization

  • Webinar Two - August 4, 2022 - 11:00am EST
    Assessing Your Cultural Preparedness For Decarbonization

  • Webinar Three - September 28, 2022 - 11:00am EST
    Your People Path To Decarbonization: The Why, The What, And The How

PRESENTED BY: John DaleKrystyna Riley

June 28 - July 1, 2022 // VIRTUAL

ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals)

Embracing the Changing World: Diversity, Technology, and Adaptability

Premier virtual conference for members of ACMP including change practitioners and change leaders. ALULA is an invited recorded speaker.

VIDEO: How to Influence Without a Position of Authority

PRESENTER: Kacie Linegar, Principal, ALULA


May 25-26, 2022 // Chicago, IL

American Manufacturing Summit

WORKSHOP: May 25 at 2:10 PM CST


  • Using science to identify the true levers to achieve performance excellence and high engagement that attracts and retains talent
  • Identifying barriers that get in the way of meaningful culture change
  • Developing leadership capabilities necessary to drive change
  • Learning what leaders can do to intentionally shape the desired culture, remove barriers, and leverage scientific principles to accelerate adoption and execution impact

Exhibit Booth #20

PRESENTED BY: American Manufacturing Summit

April 13-14, 2022 // Hyatt Regency SFO Airport, San Francisco, CA



  • Are you truly motivating your teams?
  • Have you provided the resources necessary for success?
  • Are you ensuring your team members have the skills they need?
  • Have you really provided clear direction for your workforce?

Research shows that leaders in high-performing organizations accomplish the above in exceptional ways.

Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. will be moderating a panel at the Women in Leadership Roundtable

  • How do you build or grow leaders?
  • What's one leadership lesson you've learned in your career?
  • How do you move past surface conversations when networking at local events or conferences?
  • What is the best piece of advice you've received from leadership?
  • What advice would you give to the next generation of leaders?

Panel members:

  • Lori Queisser, SVP Global Compliance Officer, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Melissa Seymour, Chief Quality Officer, Biogen
  • Laura Saward, Ph.D., SVP, Therapeutics Business Unit, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Carol Montandon, Chief Quality Officer, Johnson & Johnson


April 5-6, 2022 // Norris Conference Center, Houston, TX

ALULA sponsor of DECARBONIZING OIL & GAS CONFERENCE Planning for the Operational Impact of Decarbonization

John Dale will be chairing the event. Krystyna Riley will be presenting: Changing Habits, Hearts, and Minds to Get Your Business to Net Zero

What if you could reduce risk and accelerate your transition to lower carbon at the same time? You can—through people! We’re going to show you how.

  • Why the “soft” stuff is not the easy stuff
  • What is leadership and organizational misalignment, how it impacts speed, quality, and buy-in, and what to do about it
  • Why collaboration is important, what gets in the way of it, and how to get it
  • Why going fast doesn’t mean you’ll get there sooner


Feb 1 – 2, 2022 // Miami, Florida

OPEX WEEK – Business Transformation World Summit 2022

Exploring Best Approaches in Managing Change at Scale

Feb. 1, 2022 @ 11:20 am - 1:00 pm eastern, Room IDG
Three interactive discussion groups on managing change at scale

FACILITATOR: OPEX WEEK – Business Transformation World Summit 2022

Friday, November 5, 2021 // ACMP NORCAL Symposium

Equitable Evaluations in Hybrid Work Environments

As more companies move to a hybrid work model, it is challenging the annual performance evaluation process. Hybrid work creates a potential disconnect between managers and remote employees, because a manager cannot see all the day-to-day work that remote employees do. There can be a proximity bias, unknowingly favoring in-office employees in evaluations, simply because they are more visible. This may cause some remote employees to distrust the annual evaluation process.

Implementing truly equitable evaluations requires intentional planning, where both managers and employees identify critical behaviors that impact business outcomes and provide feedback from multiple data sources.

Equitable evaluations focus on outcomes, increase visibility for all levels, link behavior to results, and enable all levels to participate. In the hybrid work model, equitable evaluations focus on what work is done, rather than where it is done. This promotes equity between remote employees and in-office employees. Enabling input from all levels in the evaluation process reduces bias, produces more equitable evaluations, builds trust, increases engagement, and improves retention.

Learning Objectives:

In this session we will share:

  • The robust business case for equitable evaluation
  • How to remove bias in performance evaluations
  • The framework for providing equitable evaluations that can work for all teams styles: hybrid, global, and nested
  • A case study for implementing equitable evaluations

PRESENTED BY: Equitable Evaluations in Hybrid Work Environments

Thursday, August 19, 2021 // FREE WEBINAR

Foolproof Your Return-to-Office Plan and Keep Your Top Talent

3:00 – 4:00 PM EST / 12:00 – 1:00 PM PST
Association of Change Management Professionals, NorCal Chapter

In this session, Anh will share three must-do things to foolproof a smooth transition that creates equitable opportunities to engage and evaluate employees working in-office and those working remotely, as well as determining early if the RTO model is working.

PRESENTED BY: Foolproof Your Return-to-Office Plan and Keep Your Top Talent

APRIL 29, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT // Virtual Forum

Women in Leadership Roundtable: Empower Hour

For American Biomanufacturing Summit 2021
This event roundtable is sponsored by ALULA


  • FANZIA MOHAMMED, VP and Global Head, Quality Systems and Quality Management, Genentech
  • HEIKE ROEDER,VP, Lead Digital Transformation QMS, Bayer AG
  • LISA WYMAN, SVP, Technical Operations and Quality, Acceleron Pharma Inc.
  • SILKE MOHL, VP and Head, Technical Development, Roche
  • EVA MARTINS, Global Head, Innovation and Digital Commercial Transformation, Novartis
  • ANNE MARIE DE JONGE SCHUERMANS, PH.D., SVP, Global Technical Operations, and Executive Committee Member, Sobi Orphan Biovitrum AB

Don't forget to visit ALULA's virtual booth, too.

FACILITATOR: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.

APRIL 27, 2021, 1:35 PM – 2:10 PM EDT // Virtual Forum, Sponsored Workshop

How to Combat Uncertainty Fatigue and Drive Engagement

For American Biomanufacturing Summit 2021

  • Sharing strategies to help teams overcome “uncertainty” fatigue
  • Identifying how uncertainty fatigue impacts engagement
  • Highlighting steps to take to shape a high-performance culture

Don't forget to visit ALULA's virtual booth, too.

PRESENTED BY: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.

2020 // On-Demand Online

WEBINAR: How to Nudge Your Culture for Successful Strategy Execution

In this webinar, explore how to get the best outcomes from your people and your organization by nudging your culture and fixing the work environment first. We'll show you how to take a culture snapshot of your organization and how to understand the habits in the workplace (the environment) using what ALULA refers to as an ABC analysis. We'll share how to use the analysis to nudge your culture in the desired direction.

PRESENTED BY: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.

September 23-25, 2020 // Online Livestream

Advancing Women's Leadership Skills and Opportunities in Pharma and Healthcare

Managers, Directors, and VPs who aspire to continue on their career path to senior level, executive level and C-suite roles, will hear first-hand from accomplished female Pharma and Healthcare executives who have leapt over barriers and created their success. These leading women will share stories and lessons learned from their climb to the top. Through keynotes, panels, and unique mentoring breaks, this event shines a spotlight on influential women in Pharma and Healthcare, bringing industry role models and their journeys to the forefront.

During the conference, attendees will be exposed to and have plenty of networking opportunities with key thought leaders, mentors and industry influencers.

CHAIRPERSON: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.


July 21 - 23, 2020 // Virtual Event

American Biomanufacturing Summit 2020

WORKSHOP: Transforming Organizations to Drive Competitive Performance in Manufacturing

ROUNDTABLE: Women in Leadership Roundtable: Experiences and Best Practices – How to Embrace Uncertain Times and Lead by Example

FACILITATOR: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.


October 9, 2019 // ONLINE 1:00 PM ET • 10:00 AM PT

WEBINAR: What Great Leaders Do To Lead High-Performing Teams

Join this one-hour interactive webinar to learn about a research-based framework that provides proven essential leadership actions, critical for leaders who are responsible for building and leading high-performing teams.


September 23 – 25, 2019 // Philadelphia, PA

Advancing Women's Leadership Skills & Opportunities in Pharma & Healthcare

Speaking on the topic of: Creating and Leading High Performing Teams Moderating a Panel: How to be a Good Inclusive Leader and Build Relationships



September 9-10, 2019 // Boston, MA

Future Pharma

Speaking on the topic of: Achieving Digital Transformation: Critical Drivers for the “New Way of Working”

PRESENTED BY: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.


August 28, 2019 // Online 12:00 – 12:30 PM EDT

WEBINAR: Behavior Change That Drives Sales Performance

Join us as we present the recent case example of a pharmaceutical sales organization that wanted to increase sales effectiveness and results and to develop a more standardized Regional Business Director leadership and coaching approach.

PRESENTED BY: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.

June 18-19, 2019 // San Francisco, California

American Biomanufacturing Summit

SESSION: Digital Transformation


May 1 - 3, 2019 // Naples, Florida

Trust and Wealth Executive Seminar
American Bankers Association

SESSION: Multigenerational Investing


May 1, 2019 // SAP Offices, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia HR Roundtable

TOPIC: HR’s Critical Role in Supporting Digital Transformation


SAP logo

April 17, 2019 // Online

Rutgers University Business School

WEBINAR: Business Implications of a Multigenerational Workforce


April 16, 17, 2019 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eyeforpharma Philadelphia 2019

SESSION: Change That Drives Sales Performance


April 4, 2019 // New York, New York

2019 Human Resources Leadership Forum:
Creating the Workplace of the Future

SESSION: HR’s Critical Role in Supporting Digital Transformation

SPEAKER: Danielle Hochstein (Geissler), Ph.D.