Speaker Line-Up for August DisruptHR Unveiled

Nationally renowned author Averbook and CSU Professor Kraiger are two selected from among dozens who applied to present

Denver, CO, August 8, 2014 — Innovative Career Consulting, Inc. (ICC), a Denver-headquartered talent management and outplacement firm, announces the line-up of “disruptors” selected to speak at the free, grass-roots, Ignite-style DisruptHR event on August 21, 2014. The only event of its kind in Denver, DisruptHR is built on the belief that how businesses and their leaders and managers have approached employees and talent in the workplace in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future. Speakers are encouraged to submit topics that are “disruptive” to traditional human resources (HR) approaches and all efforts related to their people in the workplace.

“We already have more than 190 registrants excited to hear unconventional ideas from 12 speakers who plan to shake up our traditional thinking about how we manage and motivate employees in our workplaces,” said Meredith Masse, Senior Vice President of ICC and co-organizer of the event.

Mary Faulkner, talent management leader and DisruptHR Denver co-organizer, also asserts that the event is not just for HR professionals. “DisruptHR is open to anyone who cares about employees and getting great work accomplished in our organizations. These speakers and their topics will rock the Denver business community.”

Speakers for the August 21st DisruptHR event are (in alphabetical order):

  • Denver HR executive Robert Archibold explains the power of body language to get what outcomes you want in meetings, what you need from the boss and even free upgrades to first class.
  • HR FROM NOW TO NEXT: REIMAGINING THE WORKPLACE OF TOMORROW author Jason Averbook, asks, “Is your workplace 2020 compliant?” and shares what we need to do to make them so.
  • CSU professor Kurt Kraiger urges if insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, then organizations must change the way they hire to get better than average employees.
  • Journalist Chanelle Leslie cautions HR professionals to come out from under their rocks and tune into the idea of personal branding and marketing themselves if they want her to call them back for inclusion in the next big story in her publication.
  • Nonprofit leader Michele Mamet emboldens leaders to use their “Nunsense” and learn from the sisters the power of purpose in driving organizational results.
  • Organizational punk-rocker Dave Needham says it’s time to throw out the traditional performance reviews and employee rankings as a relic of the past and embrace analytics and human behavior research to improve individual performance.
  • Organizational development pro Noelle Oberg wants us to listen to our gut when we get that twitterpated “love at first sight” feeling when we’re interviewing a potential new employee.
  • Marketeer Suzanne Tulien knows customers aren’t fooled by the discounts, sales gimmicks or loyalty programs you push. The answer to better bottom line results and customer engagement? Getting employees on the “brand wagon.”
  • Mel Torgusen is passionate about what motivates people to do really great work. Is it the foosball table or the values of the organization? “I hear people say all the time, ‘Oh, this company has such a cool culture. They have beer every Friday and you get unlimited time off,’” she reports. And adds, “That’s awesome, but it ain’t culture.”
  • Social media guru Luke Wyckoff warns, “NO NAKED PHOTOS ON LINKEDIN!” and dives into how social media has changed everything about how we “do” human resources in the workplace.
  • And then there are the two organizers of the event – leadership blogger and talent management maven Mary Faulkner and strengths-in-the-workplace champion and career-change diva Meredith Masse – who might add their own two cents.

Innovative Career Consulting, Inc. (ICC), an OI Global Partner and certified women-owned business, strives to innovate and lead in the development and delivery of Executive Coaching, Leadership & Talent Development and Career Transition services. “We have a fantastic team putting on this event not found elsewhere in the region. ICC is thrilled to be the producer of DisruptHR Denver and to be making this kind of groundbreaking impact in our business community and the HR industry,” said ICC President, Business Leadership, Shawna Simcik.

More information about DisruptHR Denver can be found at http://disrupthr.co/denver and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/disrupthrdenver Registration is open until Aug. 20 or until all tickets are gone. Follow the conversation on Twitter: #disrupthrDEN.

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