2020 Summit & Retreat for Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, Arizona

HRESR is by invitation only for both attendees and sponsors with limited registration to allow maximized networking opportunities.

Registration includes two nights (Sunday and Monday) at the resort and all meals during the event.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

4:00 p.m. – Room Check In

6:00 p.m. – Networking Dinner

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Monday, February 24, 2020

7:30 a.m – 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast

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 8:00 a.m – 8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Announcements

HRESR Master of Ceremonies: Scott Ferrin

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – CEO Views from the Top

Knowing how top leaders view HR is important for our success as HR Executives. A panel of CEO’s and Community Leaders will discuss their views of HR and related challenges and successes that also directly impact the Arizona landscape.

Panel Members:

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra, President and CEO, Duffy Group, Inc.

Lee Benson, CEO and Founder, Execute to Win

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TBD – Invitations Pending

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Hot Topics in Labor and Employment in 2020

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12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Arizona HR Executives

…And HR Did Nothing. Navigating in a Gotcha Culture: Allison M. Vaillancourt

You listened carefully, documented concerns, and, when appropriate, elevated the issues. Suddenly, you are to blame for not rooting out evil at every level of your organization. You can become angry about being blamed for other people’s decisions or you can deploy a strategic approach to protect your professional reputation.

Person-Supervisor Fit, Perceived Supervisor Support and Tenure: Tina Huff

Learn about the latest findings regarding the relationship between an employee’s perceived fit to supervisor, supervisor support, and tenure, with related implications for talent strategy. 

TBD: Stacie Mallen

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Snack Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Back to Human

How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation: Dan Schawbel

Technology has impacted our workplaces in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. We feel “highly connected.” But are we, really? Instead of strong bonds, we have weak ties. Instead of productive meetings, we have distractions. Despite the illusion of 24/7 connection, in reality, most workers feel isolated from their colleagues, their organization and its leaders. What they crave most—and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest-performing workplace cultures—is a sense of authentic connection with others. They want to get Back to Human. Dan Schawbel shows you how—while still optimizing all the benefits of technology.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Back to Human Book Signing: Dan Schawbel

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:30 a.m – 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast/Announcements

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Just and Adjust – The License for Bad Behavior: Eric Bailey

“That’s JUST the way he is.” Instead of addressing bad behavior, we give them license. “I’m JUST a type-A personality.” Instead of addressing real issues, we give ourselves license to avoid change. In this session, we will look at how these licenses are facilitating a growing trend of ineffective managers in our organizations, leading to higher turnover and reduced engagement. What if, instead of JUST, we learned instead to ADJUST? 

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Snack Break

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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Growing Authentic Workplace Cultures: Mindi Cox

11:30 a.m. – Closing  Remarks

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Summit Agenda is subject to change at any time