2020 Summit & Retreat for Arizona

This event is valid for 9.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, Arizona

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 – 9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Announcements

HRESR Master of Ceremonies: Scott Ferrin

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Coaching for Performance: Stacie Mallen and Jared Buckley

Business performance will only rise as high as people’s performance. We will dive into how to find the most beneficial skills needed to increase overall performance for employees. The key to performance is finding the skills with the greatest ROI to the overall performance in business, then coaching to develop the specific skill.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break

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

Marian Zapata-Rossa and Joshua Woodard

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12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch 

1:15 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. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – 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 and Nicole Lance

“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

As HR leaders we are experiencing a significant shift in people strategy. The context in which organizations are operating continues to change at an increasing rate, making it challenging for leaders to respond to new disruptions. Leaders are turning their attention to creating workplace cultures that can withstand the uncertainty of changing business models, an increasingly diverse workforce, a flood of new technology, and the resulting disconnectedness. Great workplace cultures provide a crucial advantage for organizations, attracting talent, spurring innovation, building great leaders, and setting a pattern for ongoing success. However, for too long, HR leaders have been asking, “What can we do to drive engagement?” A much better question is, “What can we do to create a culture that people choose to engage with?” Join us to discover and discuss six fundamental elements that are crucial to an employee’s decision to join, engage with, and remain at an organization. This session will explore tools and practices today’s best workplaces are using to build more interaction and strengthen relationships between their people.

11:30 a.m. – Closing  Remarks

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Summit Agenda is subject to change at any time.

This event is valid for 9.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. AZSHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.