Talent Management Conference


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Wednesday, Feb. 6th

1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jerry Greenwell,
CEO, CPS HR Consulting

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
General Session
Session 1: Keynote - The Power of "Re"
Speaker: Kirk Weisler
Remember, Refresh, Reconnect, Recommit, Refocus... Understand and operationalize the powerful principle of "Re." Re- focus your vision and discover how to put your strengths to work. Re- fresh your attitude, your outlook, and your brain. Re- build a culture of unlimited potential. Re-invent yourself as a leader who inspires, engages, and who leaves others feeling re-freshed.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Session
Session 2: World Café - The Current and
Future State of Talent Management

Facilitators: Melissa Asher, Jessica Matson

5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7th

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session
Session 3: Keynote - Future of HR: How to go from Surviving to Thriving in the Age of Disruption
Speaker: Adam White
With technological changes, artificial intelligence, and digital disruptions happening at an unprecedented pace, there is no escaping the prospect of a shrinking and weakened HR function in the coming years. If you don’t get in front of this massive wave of change, you may barely survive in your role as an HR Professional. In this program, Adam White, business strategist, and leadership expert delivers the solutions and tools you need to not just survive but THRIVE in the future culture of the HR Industry.

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
General Session
Session 4: Innovation and Disruption in Government
Speaker: Brian Elms
Everyone likes the idea of spreading innovation, but what that really means is long hours, lots of confrontational meetings, angry emails from trainees and their bosses, inevitable moments of self-doubt, and no guarantee that you’ll be thanked for your hard work in the end.

Still on board? Good, me too.

In this presentation, author and consultant Brian Elms will discuss what it is like to run a government innovation program and the real-life discussion about disruption in public service. Brian Elms is the former Director of Denver Peak Academy, a large-scale innovation and performance academy providing internal service for the City and County of Denver. He personally trained more than 3,000 municipal employees in different innovation techniques creating thousands of different innovations throughout the city.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
General Session
Session 5: Inspiring and Developing Future Leaders - Panel Discussion
Panelists: Nicole Carr, Daniel Hahn, David Hurley

12:00 p.m – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
General Session
Session 6: Sustainovation
Speaker: Nick Kittle
Sustainovation is a set of tools to build “sustainable innovation” for any government organization. As a former Chief Innovation Officer and disrupter, Nick will share his experience in building government innovation and transforming culture, including how rethinking employee development plays a critical role in reshaping our government organizations for the better. Nick will explain the key tenets of Sustainovation and how they can unleash wildly creative ideas of your employees. Attendees will learn why innovation is hard, how to develop better ideas, turn them into pilots, and put action behind creativity. Leave empowered, inspired and ready to tackle powerful challenges with new vigor!

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Session 7A: Harness Employee Potential to Drive Performance
Speaker: Jeremy Spake
The way organizations rank their employees’ potential is usually subjective and not based on observable actions/performance. Therefore, typical evaluations are not accurate depictions of the employees' true capabilities.

During this session, we will explore innovative ways to assess potential in order to get a clearer view of what your future workforce might look like.

Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal Consultant, Advisory Services for Cornerstone OnDemand will walk you through:

  • A brief overview of performance management
  • How organizations rank employee potential today
  • How to accurately identify, measure and manage employee potential

Session 7B: The Digital Mindset for Public Sector HR
Speaker: Oliver Wise
Transformation of government in the digital era requires a different set of skills and training for public sector. Building programs around citizen transparency and internal data sharing across departments helps advance outcomes and improve operational efficiencies but where do you start? Learn how you can deploy programs within your own organization to increase the data literacy of your workforce and help break down internal silos through collaborative digital platforms.

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Session 8: Examining Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership
Speaker: Dr. Steven Jones
To encourage and support an inclusive work environment, this workshop will provide you with key skills to lead and collaborate effectively in a diverse work environment. You will learn about unconscious bias, how to minimize bias, and how to practice intentional inclusion within your team.

5:00 p.m.
Dinner on your own

Friday, Feb. 8th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
2020 Census Announcement
2018 CPS HR Innovation Grant Project Results
Presentation of the 2019 CPS HR Innovation Grant

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
General Session
Session 9: Understanding and Leveraging
HR Technology Solutions and Trends

Speaker: Trish McFarlane
Interested in current HR technology trends and how to leverage your existing technology? This session is for you! A noted HR company CEO and practitioner will share resources, ideas, and strategies to help HR professionals stay on top of trends impacting HR. Move from paper to online forms and beyond to disruptive technologies and explore what a “good” system looks like. There are many benefits of implementing technology, but the most important is helping you perform better and more effectively, providing the time you need to assume a more strategic role.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
General Session
Session 10: How to Become a Leader of Influence
Speaker: Adam White
Based on the bestselling book, "A Leader Others Will Follow The Power of Influence."Your Leaders Are in Place... But do they have what it takes to truly be successful? Do your leaders really LEAD? (Or do they force submission by title and position without influencing their team? All over the country, new Managers are being promoted to leadership positions without the needed skills to do their jobs effectively. These new managers struggle to connect with their teams, keep or even grow employee engagement, and they struggle with how to lead their teams to success. Management styles are shifting, and it requires a skilled leader. This is where Adam comes in. Adam knows what it takes to go from an “in the weeds” employee to a position of leadership, Adam understands what today’s companies are struggling with and he delivers inspirational leadership training for employees that stick.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Jerry Greenwell,
CEO, CPS HR Consulting