Denver CHRO Executive Summit

November 19, 2019, Westin Denver Downtown

November 19, 2019
Westin Denver Downtown

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Denver CHRO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

Denver CHRO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Karen Niparko headshot

Karen Niparko

City and County of Denver
CHRO

Michael Scarpa headshot

Michael Scarpa

Trimble Navigation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


November 18, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Trivia Night--The Big Quiz Thing

Prepare those brains as Quizmaster Diana Saeed tickles your mind with a fully produced team-based quiz show, featuring video and audio puzzles, the Lightning Round, the Buzzertastic Finale, and the best, most “figureoutable” trivia questions anywhere.

November 19, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am  Opening Comments

8:00am - 8:30am  Keynote

Aligning HR and Business Strategy—a CEO’s Perspective

Dan Dye is a CEO who believes mission, vision, and values are integral to every facet of business strategy. He has led through shifting a culture at a long-standing company as well as bringing differing cultures together to create a new organizational culture. Dye will provide examples and insight on how critical culture is to the success of an organization, and how he has leveraged HR and his leadership team to get the best from people.

In this keynote, you’ll hear:

  • How Ardent Mills integrates talent strategy and business strategy
  • Why Dan Dye sees the CHRO as an integral member of the executive team
  • What impact culture has on business success and outcomes

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

M&A — Reinventing Culture to Enable Business Success

M&A growth can provide many opportunities but without a unified culture, organizations will struggle to drive profitable revenue growth. After a large acquisition, Scott Trezise knew that culture was a key to CenturyLink’s success.

In this session, Trezise will:

  • Explore the criticality of leadership commitment
  • Discuss strategies to measure impact
  • Provide insight on the multi-faceted approach to creating a new culture


9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Driving Performance with a Positive Employee Experience

As organizations struggle to stay competitive in today’s talent climate, providing a best-in-class employee experience can be the differentiator. To be truly successful, CHROs must partner across the c-suite to truly enhance and transform the employee experience.

In this session, Tracy Cook will discuss how to:

  • Uncover the story underlying your engagement data
  • Get buy-in from the executive team on engagement
  • Create an employee experience that contributes to business growth

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Courageous Conversations — Removing Stigma on Mental Health

Many employees will experience a mental health challenge and will struggle in silence even though these conditions are common and treatable.
Join this conversation to explore:

  • Setting the tone for a productive and mentally healthy workforce
  • Creating awareness and encouraging acceptance around mental health care
  • Structuring policies and providing benefits and coverage that lead to healthier outcomes

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Laurel Temme.

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Benchmark Belonging! An Interactive Experience

One of the best ways to check your assumptions in business is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent. This interactive session is your chance to:

  • Baseline your diversity program and explore context around progress
  • Compare inclusion initiatives with a cross-section of your peers
  • Walk away with actionable insights

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Engagement “Rights” for Achieving Your Outcomes

Fancy apps, drawn-out focus groups, and complicated initiatives don’t promote engagement. In fact, those efforts can be counterproductive. But what’s the right way to drive engagement?

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The right questions to ask, and the right time to ask them
  • The right people to receive your engagement data
  • The right actions to drive engagement


10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

The Benefits Differentiator — Appealing to Generation Z

As the next generation prepares to enter the workforce, how can CHROs create organizations they want to work at? From millennials to Generation Z, HR must find a way to offer benefits packages that appeal to the many mindsets of a multigenerational workforce. How do you tailor these plans to make sense for your industry while making them stand out from the competition?


In this boardroom session, you will:

  • Discuss new policies and benefits companies are implementing to attract across generations
  • Learn how to assess employee total rewards needs on a large scale


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Laurel Temme.

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

November 19, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 12:20pm  Lunch & Comments

12:20pm - 1:10pm  Keynote

Using Stories to Ignite and Inspire High Performance Culture

In the past 15 years, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared. As executive teams have become aware that no business is insulated from increasingly competitive global markets, they’ve realized that their one lasting competitive advantage is culture. Simultaneously, employees have noticed that their companies need them more than they need their companies, and they have new demands. If these demands aren’t met, they will leave — or never come onboard at all. Companies must invest in culture to drive next-level performance from their best employees.

In this talk Daniel Jacobs will cover:

  • Why culture will drive more value than sales for businesses of the future
  • Why extraordinary culture is the only lasting competitive advantage
  • How to scale a great culture that supports desired results for companies and employees

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

November 19, 2019 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Four Predictions for the Future of Recruiting

Recruitment today is not the same as it will be in five years. Recruiting teams will be called on to develop new skills, master new metrics, and adopt new tools.

In this session Jennifer Shappley will:

  • Recruiting will be mission critical
  • Your metrics will track outcomes, not just actions
  • Tech tools will unleash your team’s potential
  • Recruiters will be less like sales people and more like business people


1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Centering Culture on Mission, Vision, and Values

In today’s quickly transforming world, it is vital to build a culture focused on the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Learn how Kurt Peterson builds an employee experience that embraces connection, recognition, and inclusion.

In this session, Peterson will explore:

  • Making the unknown, known
  • Creating a defined roadmap for the organization
  • Authentically living your values


1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Engagement — Moving from an Admin Activity to Impact

Knowing what your employee engagement is no longer enough, and our traditional approaches to engagement have been more focused on measurement than movement. In this boardroom, you will:

  • Learn why engagement should be a tool, not a target
  • Explore how real organizations have achieved double digit growth in engagement in less than 6 months
  • Discuss the challenges associated with shifting your organizations mindset from engagement being top down to team leader out 

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Laurel Temme at Laurel.Temme@evanta.com

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

The Intersectionality of D&I, Leadership and Employee Experience

Engagement is an outcome of the employee experience, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. But how should CHROs truly think about these pieces as intersectional and what are the benefits of a holistic approach?

In this session, Pattie Money will:

  • Discuss the importance of thinking about engagement from multiple angles
  • Explore why a singular plan around D&I or engagement won’t solve any problems and the importance of a plan that brings things together in a way that is cohesive and impactful
  • Examine the criticality of reporting to your workforce


2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Your Leaders of Tomorrow

As talent pools continue to restrict and tenured workforces approach the precipice of retirement, it becomes increasingly important to have a leadership development strategy in place to ensure the front-line employees of today are prepared to be your next-level leaders of tomorrow.

Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • New methods to develop your top leadership
  • Successful strategies to identify and advance your next-level talent
  • The latest learning techniques to ensure growth meets potential

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Laurel Temme.

3:40pm - 3:50pm  Closing Comments

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

Shifting From #MeToo to #NowWhat

Two years post the explosive #MeToo movement, the call for leaders to create safe workplace environments promoting career growth for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity is in full swing. Grace Killelea discusses how reflecting on our corporate cultures, leadership development and skill-building can strengthen talent retention, create a rewarding and innovative culture and hinder the growth of these  #metoo situations.

In this session, she discusses:

  • An update on the state of the#MeToo movement and its impact on Diversity and Inclusion efforts
  • The need to access our corporate cultures and bullying in the workplace
  • Evaluating what we are rewarding.
  • Helping good leaders move the needle through coaching, feedback and increased emotional intelligence


4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Westin Denver Downtown

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leaders
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors
Local Sponsors

Denver CHRO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Laurel Temme

971-222-2372

laurel.temme@evanta.com