Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00-9:00 am Arrival, Check-in, Breakfast

9:00-9:30 am Welcome

Christopher Fairbank, Conference Founder
The Dare to be Different Speaker, Business Leadership Strategist and Coach

9:30-10:15 am  Opening Keynote

Christopher Fairbank
The Dare to be Different Speaker

10:15-10:30 am Break

10:30 am-12:00 pm  Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Talent and Succession Management: Cutting Through the Chaos

Doris Sims Spies, SPHR
Founder, Talent Benchstrength Solutions, LLC

Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) Approved and
SHRM Pre-Approved Provider

This session is available for SHRM and HRCI CE Credits. 

Description: You’ve heard it all – high potential, high performer, blocker, successor, talent pool, talent assessment, talent review, talent pools – but what does it all really mean? Attend this session to discuss all of the concepts and actions involved in a talent benchstrength strategy, and how to align the organization’s talent strategy to the business goals. Learn how to explain “talent management and succession planning” to business leaders in business terms they will relate to. Discuss ideas for increasing the consistent application of your succession planning process to achieve and measure the desired results of your talent management strategy.
1. We’ll discuss what it all means, i.e. high potential vs. high performer, talent management vs. performance reviews, successor vs. high potential, talent assessment vs. talent meetings, etc.
2. Learn how to explain the business value of talent benchstrength and succession planning to your business leaders, relating talent management processes to other business procedures.
3. Increase the consistency of your top talent identification and succession planning, and learn the best ways to measure results.

Session 2: How to Create Positive Disruption in Business to Innovate and Stay Relevant

Brad Billman
Experienced Innovation Leader, Author & Named Inventor on Over 90 U.S. Patents

Description: The following workshop incorporates successful methods for internal disruption from highly successful innovation teams and inventors that are used at large institutions where Brad designed, implemented and ran them. The methods and material are designed to help leaders understand how to leverage teams, leaders and employees to create positive disruption when discovering new opportunities. Brad will share stories and examples to reinforce what is being taught.

12:00-1:30 pm Hot Lunch Will be Served

1:30-2:30 pm Expert Panel Discussion and Q&A

                  Brad Billman, Hamza Khan, Patti Wilson, and Doris Sims Spies, SPHR

2:30-2:45 pm Break

2:45-4:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session 3: Getting (The Right) Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Achieving More Without Burning Out

Hamza Khan
Multi-award Winning Marketer, Accomplished Entrepreneur, and Dynamic Speaker

Description: The art of leading high-performance teams continues to grow in complexity. By harnessing technology to manage risk and unleash innovation, leaders in the United States of America have embarked upon a challenging journey that will undoubtedly test them in ways they’ve never been tested before. The success of the scale desired by these leaders requires proportionate (and often extra) effort to achieve. And such intense effort, if reckless, offers a surefire path to burnout. Hamza Khan is all-too-familiar with the proclivity of overachieving leaders to lose their drive within ambitious and/or wildly successful organizations. A multi-award winning marketer, Hamza is someone who once embraced the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and a “whatever it takes” attitude is required to succeed within a successful business. But after experiencing a deadly brush with burnout himself, his perspective completely changed. Today, this 2x TEDx speaker directly attacks the chaos, anxiety, and stress that plagues millions of workplaces and hampers billions of workers every day. And in always-on cultures of overwork, the consequences of not working smart can sometimes be fatal. Long hours, an excessive workload, and a lack of sleep have become a badge of honour for modern professionals. But it should be a mark of foolishness, Hamza argues. The answer to better productivity isn’t more hours—it’s less waste and fewer things that induce distraction and persistent stress. It’s time to stop celebrating crazy, and start celebrating calm. In this dynamic and exclusive keynote, leaders will receive the action-oriented insights that they didn’t get in school, highlighting real-world best practices for getting (the right) things done. Leaders will learn how to establish priorities, avoid meeting overload, stay on top of their inboxes, and know with certainty when something is ready to ship. They will be exposed to tried-and-tested productivity practices and best practices from some of the most successful and productive people/organizations on the planet. By the end, attendees of the conference will embrace the idea that busyness is a reflection of disorganization. And that in order to realize their organization’s ambitious visions, they must focus on getting the right things done.

Session 4:

Patti Wilson 
Executive Vice President Human Resources, The Bank of San Antonio

4:15-4:30 pm Break

4:30-5:30 pm Closing Keynote Speaker

Christopher Fairbank, Conference Founder

The Dare to be Different Speaker, Business Leadership Strategist and Coach

5:30-7:00 pm Mixer and Networking Reception/Sponsor Giveaways