Summit Agenda

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

3:00 p.m. – Room Check In at L’Auberge

6:00 p.m. – Dinner

Special Guest:  Ken Blanchard

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Monday, February 25, 2019

7:00 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.

Moderator: Jack Milligan
Founding Partner, Leathers Milligan and Associates

Panel Members:

Rebecca M. Shanahan, former CEO, Avella Specialty Pharmacy

R.F. “Rick” Shangraw, Jr., Ph.D., CEO, ASU Enterprise Partners

Tim O’Neal, President and CEO, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Hot Topics in Labor and Employment in 2019

John F. Lomax, Jr., Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

Marian Zapata-Rossa, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.

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12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 

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1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – CHRO – Best Practices

Learn the best practices of leading Arizona CHROs including the top HR Executives for two of the CEO panel members.

Moderator:  LaCoya Shelton-Johnson

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Snack Break

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2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – “Telling Your Story” – Board Readiness for HR Executives

Human Resource Executives are in demand for board roles. This session will help you create your most authentic and compelling Story using best practice resume and personal marketing strategies to elevate your brand and candidacy and land that first or next board role.

Gary Recchion, President, Recchion and Associates, LLC

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – The Principles of Human Understanding™

Hear about this Leadership and Communication Methodology based on brain science and psychology and how you can bring this methodology back to your professional and personal lives to better communicate and understand those with whom you interact.

Eric Bailey, President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – TBD

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – The Future of HR Technology

Jason Averbook, CEO and Co-Founder, Leapgen

Jim Holincheck, VP, Advisory Services, Leapgen

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –  If It Can Predict Success… What Else Can It Do?  And Why Should I Care?  

In this session, Eric Bailey will walk through the recent expanded research behind the most used predictive human performance analytic tool that has been around for 60 years. The Predictive Index, now used more than Meyers Briggs, has grown beyond EEOC complaint pre-employment screening to leadership development, ‘learning ability’ assessments, and more.

Eric Bailey, President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

12:30 p.m. – Closing  Remarks

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This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP®or SHRM-SCP®.  

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Summit Agenda is subject to change at any time