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

Lisa Toppin

Chief Diversity Officer
LPL Financial

Dr. Lisa M. Toppin has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She currently serves as Chief Diversity Office and Vice President of Talent Management at LPL Financial where she is responsible for developing programs that support talent acquisition and development and enhance an inclusive culture.  

Lisa has held HR leadership positions with firms nationwide, including Charles Schwab, where she led the firm’s diversity and inclusion and learning and development programming as well as the executive recruiting function. Prior to that, Lisa served in HR business partner roles with Phillips Petroleum, Sherwin Williams and Montell USA.  

She is passionate about the development of women and currently serves on the Linkage Women in Leadership Advisory Board.  She is also very involved in her local community through her role as chair of the Middle School Parents Association at Charlotte Country Day School, and she is an active member of POCIS (Parents of Color in Independent Schools).  Lisa is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, a national organization focused on the development of African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.  She has served in leadership roles for area nonprofits including the Junior League of Charlotte and Above and Beyond Students.    

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Howard University and George Washington University, respectively.  She received a Master of Science degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations from Rutgers University and a Doctorate of Education in Human Resources Development from George Washington University.  



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 



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Lisa.

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