November QEE - Build Strong Leaders that Stay
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When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:30 am - 11:45 am
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Contact: Mile High SHRM
(303) 465-3522

Online registration is available until: 11/18/2020
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Build Strong Leaders That Stay

As much as we would love to see all of you in person, Mile High SHRM is moving our November Quarterly Education Event (QEE) to a virtual format to promote our members' and speakers' safety and well-being. 

The QEE sessions will be divided into three separate events over several days, which have yet to be determined.  If your schedule does not allow you to attend all three sessions live, there is no need to worry! Everyone who is registered will receive access to the recordings to view at their convenience. The good news is, you can earn credits by viewing the recordings in their entirety. To get more information on these topics, see the session descriptions below.

We have reduced the price from our usual QEE in-person event. The fees help support the multiple platforms we are now using for our events as well as the on-going expenses of Mile High SHRM.  

If you are craving the social aspect that we've provided in our QEEs, check out our Virtual Roundtables on the second Monday of each month.



Why Your Leadership Development Model is Obsolete

Session Description

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity. This is the work environment of the future.   Unfortunately, what's worked for leaders in the past isn't the formula for what will work in the future.  Why?  Most leadership models are based on a world that no longer exists. They were born out of management philosophies that date back to the Industrial Revolution.  We must take a hard look at today's workplace demands and what we can predict about the path to tomorrow.  Sal Silvester is often referred to as the "Futurist of Leadership Development. " He's an internationally sought-after executive coach, who's written three books about leadership; created a technology platform (Coachmetrix) that was the first of its kind to measure behavioral change in executive coaching; and he's spent the last year interviewing CEOs and thought leaders on his podcast 'Sal Silvester on the Future of Leadership' about how our workplaces and our society are changing and their impact on the future of work and leadership.  Now he's ready to share his learnings so that you can transform your people into confident leaders who are prepared for the future.  In this interactive session about how leaders need to adapt to be successful in a rapidly changing world, Sal will share his learnings so that you can transform your people into confident leaders who are prepared for the future.

Sal Silvester is an industry thought-leader, innovator and internationally sought-after executive coach and leadership development trainer.  He is a blogger, keynote speaker and author of three books: Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders; Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders, and a collaboration with Marshall Goldsmith entitled Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach.


Creating a High Performance Employee Experience

Session Description

The world's leading organizations are increasingly focused on employee experience as a key input into employer brand, culture and organization strategy, but a lack of robust definitions and reliable research has HR professionals navigating an emerging space without clear direction.  In this session, you will learn about breakthrough research that reveals an evidence-based model of employee experience.  This model identifies the factors that matter most and establishes employee experience as predictive of business performance.

This presentation will help organizations identify the factors that create a high-performance employee experience, including:
• What employee experience is and how it can be measured
• Willis Towers Watson’s research on the employee experience factors that define high performance companies
• The link between employee experience and financial performance
• The human capital activities to help drive business performance aligned with strategic goals

Matthew Kamensky is a Senior Director in Willis Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards line of business located in Denver.  He has over 20 years of Human Resources consulting experience specializing in Talent Management, Total Rewards, Employee Engagement, Measurement, Organization Design, Training and HR Excellence.

Matthew is a proven resource for helping organizations design and implement human capital programs that result in meaningful and results-oriented change.

In addition to his client and leadership responsibilities, Matthew has worked extensively on Willis Towers Watson intellectual capital, including: leading Global Work Attitudes research, Talent Management and Rewards research, and Communication Return on Investment research.  Matthew is a member of local and national chapters of the Human Resources People & Strategy (HRPS) and has served on the national HRPS membership committee.  He has spoken at numerous national and global conferences and been quoted in business and human resources publications. 


Yoga is Not a Retention Tool. Why Employees Stay. 

Session Description

Organizations in every industry are struggling to get and keep the right employees.  Working to attract and retain good talent, leaders are providing costly perks that don't impact candidates or employees career decisions.  Employees appreciate yoga, free lunch, and break rooms with ping pong and pool tables, but these perks don't impact career decisions.  Costly perks are distractions disguised as opportunities.  Find out the five (free) things that employees really need to join your organization and stay. Getting and keeping the right talent is simpler and less costly than you think.

Shari Harley runs Candid Culture, a keynote speaking firm making it easier to tell the truth at work.  Shari is the author of the book How to Say Anything to Anyone, has a master's degree in Communication, & taught leadership development at the University of Denver.  A former HR practitioner and operations leader, Shari's practical approach has led her to speak and train in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Dubai and Australia. Watch videos and learn more about Shari at


Agenda: TBD


Pending Approval for SHRM credits and HRCI credits.

Members: $20; Non-Members: $40



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