March 18 - 20, 2018 | Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL

Jonathan Canger

VP Global Talent Management
Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Jon Canger is the Vice President of Global Talent Management for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, where he is responsible for leading the human resources centers of expertise in talent acquisition, learning & performance management, internal communications, succession planning, engagement, culture & organization effectiveness. 

Jon’s 10-year career with Marriott and Marriott Vacations began in 2007 as VP-Talent & Organization Capability. In 2009, he moved to Marriott’s Americas Division to become VP - HR for the Southern Region, where he had responsibility for HR at 100+ hotels across the Southeastern US, the Caribbean and Latin America.  In late 2011 Jon rejoined MVCI just prior to its spinoff from Marriott International into a stand-alone, publicly-traded company. 

Prior to Marriott, Jon’s career included senior HR leadership positions with GTE (now Verizon), Motorola, the Coca-Cola Company and LAI Worldwide (now Monster Worldwide) where he was their first Chief Human Resources Officer.  Jon also started and ran an HR consulting business, Skyway Associates, prior to joining Marriott. 

Jon earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University, as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida. He and his wife Giovanna split their time between Orlando and Anna Maria Island, FL.



8:20 AM Culture Change: The Critical Role of the CTO in Building a High-Performance Culture

The majority of business leaders understand “culture” as an urgent talent issue yet very few seem to know what the “right culture” really is. Organizational culture can be defined as “the way things are done around here”. It includes the reward systems and implicit behaviour that happens when nobody is looking. But what are the ideal elements that need to be there for a high-performing culture? How is an organization’s purpose linked to its culture?

This Panel Discussion will explore how organizations overcame challenges and failures when managing and re-shaping their culture to increase performance, leveraging key cultural tenets and facilitating a “cultural evolution” that determined success during times of change such as mergers, acquisitions, new product launches and more:
•Appreciate the power of culture and its impact on executing business strategy
•Recognize critical cultural barriers and how they form
•Identify key leverage points and considerations in building high performance cultures and overcoming the barriers
•Explore the Chief Talent executive critical role in creating high-performance cultures 



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