Conference Sessions

A Case Study in Culture Transformation: Insights & Successes
This session repeats on 9/22 at 1:15 pm (note room change to "Room B" for this session)
Location: Room E
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Beginning at 8:15 AM
Session Duration

Learning Objective
1. How to conduct an assessment that captures experiences and beliefs that go beyond obtaining superficial feedback
2. How to work with a leadership group that is itself changing throughout the change and isn't in alignment
3. Steps you can take to get buy-in for a change at all levels of an organization

Session Description
For a myriad of reasons, Kaneka Americas Holding Inc. decided to embark on a cultural transformation. Kaneka recognized that in order to move forward, they needed to do things better, do things differently, and do different things.

As an HR executive, Alvin Proctor knew that Kaneka couldn't change the habits that were created over the past 35 years alone. With Soarington's expertise, Kaneka was able to effectively identify and prioritize the cultural changes they needed to make and, more importantly, successfully overcome the internal resistance to making these changes and make them stick.

We look forward to sharing the challenges and successes that we encountered on our journey.

Session Speakers

Trevor Spunt


More About Trevor Spunt

Trevor Spunt is an Organizational Effectiveness Executive, Thought Leader, and Speaker with 20 years of experience helping global companies achieve strategic and operational organizational success. Mr. Spunt has built a successful change management practice for one of the big 4 consulting firms, navigated Fortune 500 clients through strategic and tactical organizational challenges, and helped clients build sustainable organizational effectiveness capabilities. Mr. Spunt subsequently founded Soarington, a firm dedicated to helping its clients successfully introduce change to support their strategic goals. Mr. Spunt looks forward to co-presenting with Kaneka's VP of HR to discuss how they partnered to transform Kaneka's culture.

Alvin Proctor

Vice President, Human Resourcese
Kaneka Morth America LLC

More About Alvin Proctor

Alvin Proctor, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President of Human Resources for Kaneka North America LLC and Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc. Mr. Proctor has over 20 years of progressive experience as a change agent and leader with specific emphasis in STP, employee relations, and organizational development. Mr. Proctor also serves as the Committee Chairperson for the Kaneka 401(k) for Kaneka North America LLC and Affiliates, and the Client Advisory Board (CAB) for Prudential Retirement. In addition, he serves as Vice President of the Kaneka Foundation, a non-profit that promotes charitable works in the advancement of health, education, environment, and social stewardship.