Aspiring Chief Human Resources Officer Intensive Workshop (May 12 – 14, 2020)

Do you aspire to lead a human capital team? This three-day intensive workshop provides in-depth, experiential learning to succeed at new and emerging people issues.

You will be immersed in exciting strategies and innovative approaches in talent and workforce management, training and development, organizational structures, culture, workforce analytics, and systems thinking among other areas. Workshop participants also are introduced to game-changing constructs and hear from industry experts building leading-edge expertise.

On successful completion, participants will:

  • Understand the rapidly changing challenges in human resource management.
  • Explore ways to enhance or foster human capital innovation.
  • Build skills in talent and learning management, strategic thinking, analytics and evidence-based thinking.
  • Gain insight into workforce planning and the impact of automation on work and organizational structure.

Session Topics


Leading Healthy Teams — Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley Faculty Member and Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center

Exploring the nature of 21st century power and influence, this session answers questions such as: what is power? How do we get it? Why do people so routinely abuse power? What are the costs for organizations of such abuses? Grounded in these ideas, participants will look at principles of leading healthy teams: empathy, respect, trust, gratitude, and play while engaging in exercises to make this knowledge actionable.

How Best to Articulate your HR Strategy — Tracy Keogh, Senior VP Human Resources, HP

Human resource strategy improves business performance by developing a purposeful organization culture and advancing flexibility, innovation, and competition advantage. Strategic HR can be demonstrated throughout hiring, training and rewarding employees. Learn communications approaches that will help you effectively reach your employees and encourage behaviors to advance your strategy and improve results.

New Workforce Drivers — Kevin Oakes, Founder and CEO, i4cp

CEOs are demanding more agility from their organizations to not only handle constant industry changes, but ultimately to exploit and take advantage of them. They realize talent is critical to this goal, and with shrinking talent pools the ability to hire and retain skilled employees and develop critical talent plays a key role. In this interactive session, Kevin Oakes, CEO of the Institute for Corporate Productivity, will share the latest research on such topics as how to manage Talent Risk as part of your workforce plan, why high-performance organizations are trying to create a culture of learning, and how “purposeful collaboration” has become the new currency for today’s leaders.


Organizational Structure and Business Alignment — Gary Katzenstein, UC Irvine Faculty Member

Given constantly changing business environments, achieving alignment between business structure and strategy is a challenge. Learn how to successfully realign your business by recognizing changes in the environment and within the organization and identifying performance gaps and organizational challenges.

Learning & Technology — Jenny Dearborn, Founder & CEO of Actionable Analytics Group

To any business, human capital is its greatest asset and the biggest key to achieving business goals. Learning and technology walk hand in hand, and as high-tech innovations accelerate, so does the opportunity to create better corporate training programs and delivery methods. How can you better prepare your teams to perform in a highly competitive environment? How do you make the most of today’s HR technologies supporting L&D? After this session, workshop participants will be able to apply innovative solutions to their organization’s learning and development needs.

New HR Technologies and Offerings at Workday — Greg Pryor, SVP, People and Performance Evangelist, Workday

Where can the application of HR analytics have the most value for HR leaders and their organizations? And what direction will HR analytics take over the next few years? Greg Pryor will explore next-generation Human Resources technologies and how HR leaders can take advantage of new trends.


Inspiring C-Level Leadership — Dan Mulhern, UC Berkeley Faculty Member

As effective leadership continues to be a premium among tomorrow’s leaders, developing the skills, knowledge, management, and capability required will be more challenging. Turn this challenge into a competitive advantage by learning how to inspire future C-Suite leadership.

Key Stakeholder Management: Board of Directors, Your Key Constituents as CHRO — Jeanette Winters, Faculty Director, and Chief People Officer, Beyond Meat

The “top” HR job comes with both internal and external constituents who look to Human Resources for an array of information and services. Based on experiences with a variety of Board types and members, you will delve into the building and maintaining strong Board relationships.  Check list (to help you manage your relationships), FAQs (to become a fast study) and short case studies to enable our tour through this important arena.

Purpose, Culture & Brand: Inspiring the Human Spirit — Pat Wadors, Chief People Officer, ServiceNow

Moments of human connection, of belonging, are not that hard to create, and they don’t require an company-wide initiative or policy change. Learn ways you can create a “belonging moment” for someone, help instill a culture of belonging and inclusiveness, and make a positive impact on your organization.

Course Schedule* 

* Schedule subject to change

Faculty Director — Dr. Jeanette Winters

Jeanette Winters , Chief People Officer for Beyond Meat, is a talent, change management and learning executive with skills in aligning people, strategy and opportunity. She has led corporate talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational development and enterprise learning functions at global Fortune 500 organizations (such as Igloo, Intel, American Express, Pitney Bowes and Amgen). Winters holds a doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington, D.C.; she is also a certified executive coach from the Hudson Institute. Winters also holds a certificate in neuroscience and leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute. She currently is a guest lecturer at USC and Penn.

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$4,000 per participant   

Note: A group discount is available for employees attending from the same company.

Re-Certification and Refund/Transfer Information

Registration opens September 2019

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