HR Retreat

september 8-10, 2021

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Schedule

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Wednesday, September 8


4:00-5:15 p.m.

Opening Reception: The Power of Connection

In Leslé Honoré’s TEDx Talk, The Power of Connection, she discusses shifting our understanding of professional networking to an authentic and centered approach of connecting. During this opening reception, she will invite us to reflect on how we can move away from seeing professional relationships as opportunities to extract what need to improve our careers, acknowledge how even small, genuine connections can have lasting positive impacts, and to see ourselves not just on paths to financial success but on a life long journey to honor our human connections that expand much further than our “work” ever can. Afterwards, we will engage in breakouts that will start our HR Retreat journey, and end with some fun networking and dancing! Feel free to have your favorite beverage handy for this event.

Welcome: Kathleen Enright, President & CEO, Council on Foundations; Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy

Keynote Speaker: Leslé Honoré, Poet & Artivist

Entertainment: Les the DJ, DJ & Photographer, L&0 Creative


5:15–5:45 p.m.

Networking Break

Take a moment to connect with your fellow retreat participants in this virtual chat room.


Thursday, September 9


11:00-11:30 a.m.

Welcome & Keynote Address: Creating an Equitable Future at Work

When faced with a pandemic and the racial uprising, the world shifted, changing longheld policies, social norms, and philanthropic practices that had been thought of as immovable. How do we take that same spirit of change into the future and help ensure that our workplaces are a part of creating a more equitable future? Join Trista Harris to learn where current trends are headed and how we can build the future we want to see for ourselves, our foundations, and our communities.

Welcome: Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy

Keynote Speaker: Trista Harris, President, FutureGood


11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Creating Evolving Culture in a Virtual/Hybrid World

With more employees working remotely than ever before, some organizations are scrambling to craft a virtual culture in an effort to maintain performance in the new normal, and to prepare for the next normal. While organizational norms can show up differently in a virtual or hybrid work environment, a well-functioning culture is consistent across all modes of work. This new normal presents organizations with an opportunity to redefine the behaviors and rituals that codify the cultural values leadership wants to be reflected across the employee experience.

Join us for this impactful session as we explore the evolving culture of hybrid and virtual work that many foundations are adapting to.

Speakers: Tavie Clay, Director, People & Culture, Council on Foundations; Satonya C. Fair, President and CEO, PEAK Grantmaking; Jen Jaramillo, Chief Talent Officer, The Kresge Foundation

Radical Reimagining: Lessons Learned from a Year at Home

The past 18 months have dramatically changed our concept of the world of work we once knew. It has presented many challenges and opportunities. Rather than going back to “normal”, many see this as a pivotal moment for philanthropy to shed what doesn’t work and co-create an environment for everyone to thrive.

In this session, you will hear how organizations have demonstrated resiliency and creativity along with the difficulties overcome in achieving a better place for all. Through a series of storytelling, we will introduce radical routines that can help transform a reimagined workplace.

Speakers: Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, Co Director, Justice Funders; Clara Northington, Vice President, Human Resources, Bainum Family Foundation


12:30–1:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Take a moment to connect with your fellow retreat participants in this virtual chat room.


1:00–2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Integrating Data into Culture: Setting Your Organization Up for Successful Retention and Recovery

Many organizations are facing high turnover rates and dwindling staff morale, and HR leaders are facing unprecedented challenges in maintaining office culture. Collecting feedback and data from staff can be a vital tool in ensuring staff retention and a successful recovery from the pandemic. Marvin Webb will share practices and lessons learned from Funders for LGBTQ Issues' data collection. He'll provide examples of how demographic information has revealed important workplace trends and allowed the organization to make meaningful changes directly based on staff experience. This session will also include a data collection demo to allow participants to model data analysis and think on impactful next steps.

Speaker: Marvin Webb, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Championing Disability in Organizational Culture

How do we create a culture of inclusion that celebrates disability as integral to diversity? We will examine how to shift from compliance to championing disability within your organization. This will include exploring pathways from standards and compliance towards a human rights and disability justice lens.

Speakers: Emily Harris, Director, Presidents’ Council for Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy; Sarah Napoli, Acting Director/ Project Officer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Open Society Foundations


2:00–3:00 p.m.

Wellness Experiences

Sponsored by our Wellness Partner, Colorado Health Foundation

Yin Yoga & Meditation with Be Your Cure

Wellness Leader: Kat Kelley-Chung, Director, Be Your Cure Yoga

Circuit Workout with Breathe.Move.Thrive Fitness

Wellness Leader: Gabriella Waters, Breathe.Move.Thrive Fitness


Friday, September 10


11:00-11:30 a.m.

Wellness Experiences

Sponsored by our Wellness Partner, Colorado Health Foundation

Self-Care Workshop: Reflect, Review, Reset

Wellness Leader: Michelle Goodloe, GMichelle Self-Care Resources

Meditative Sound Bath with Women of La Luna

Wellness Leader: Karen Mendoza, Behavioral Consultant & Health Coach, Women of La Luna Studio


11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Sessions

HR Leaders within Small Organizations

Discussion Leader: Marvin Webb, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Well-Being of HR Professionals

Discussion Leader: Biz Ghormley, Coalition and Convening Manager, CHANGE Philanthropy

Managing Uncertainty from an HR Perspective

Discussion Leader: Kristen Scott Kennedy, Chief of Staff, Council on Foundations


12:30–1:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Take a moment to connect with your fellow retreat participants in this virtual chat room.


1:00–2:00 p.m.

Commitments & Closing

Speaker: Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy


The HR Retreat is made possible thanks to our co-host

A special thanks to our sponsors

Annie E. Casey Foundation  Colorado Health Foundation

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation  William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Council on Foundations is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP® professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 4.75 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRM Certification.