HR Summit

September 12-13, 2018 | Denver, CO

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This schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, September 12

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Excursion (Optional)

Join us for an optional excursion to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre and explore the beautiful scenery and bracing activity that Denver has to offer. Enjoy a light hike, or take in the striking views during this unique networking opportunity with HR colleagues at no cost. 

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Keynote

Hear from keynote speaker Ripa Rashid, internationally recognized expert on gender, global leadership, inclusion, and next generation talent strategies, in a powerful discussion on talent management philosophies and how you can develop yours in a way that your organization can embrace. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and great conversation during this networking reception.

Speaker: Ripa Rashid, Co-President, Center for Talent Innovation


Thursday, September 13

7:45 a.m.

Shuttle Leaves Hotel for Daniels Fund

8:00-8:40 a.m.


Enjoy breakfast, light networking, and preparing for the day's activities with your peers.

8:40-9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Daniels Fund

Take a tour of the Daniels Fund building.

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Setting the Tone

Set a tone of confidentiality and trust with Julianne Sobral, Chief Operating Officer for the Council on Foundations.

9:15-10:15 a.m.

New Power at Work

Join Henry Timms in an engaging dialogue on the new power of work, what factors are at play, and how we can best position our organizations and leadership to adapt to a highly connected world. Henry Timms is the executive director of the 92nd Street Y, co-founder of #GivingTuesday, and a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. With Jeremy Heimans, he is the co-author of the book NEW POWER: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You, released in April 2018 from Doubleday. 

Speaker: Henry Timms, Excecutive Director, 92nd Street Y

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Work with your peers and answer questions to determine where you and your organization are at in the development of your talent management philosophy.

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.

Performance Development Plans

Stephanie AndrewsStephanie Andrews using her own experiences will discuss how individualized performance development plans can be an integral part of the larger narrative of your talent management philosophy and ways to create growth within flat organizations. 

Speaker: Stephanie Andrews, Talent Development Director, Bush Foundation

2:30-3:00 p.m.


Light snacks will be served.

3:00-4:15 p.m.

Barriers with SolutionsBettina Deynes

In this peer workshop facilitated by Bettina Deynes, develop the tools and strategies you need to move the needle of change in your organization's talent management philosophy. Network with your collegues to discuss successes and lessons learned in their journeys and how you can apply those to your own.

Facilitator: Bettina A. Deynes, Senior Managing Partner, Surrogate CEO

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Moving to Action

Wrap up the day by spending a few minutes recapping what we learned throughout the day, and receive some final, take home actions that you can implement in your institution.

5:15 p.m.

Shuttle Returns to Hotel

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Optional Dinner