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1st Annual Waggl Harvest
1st Annual Waggl Harvest
Join the Employee Voice Movement
Learn How to Drive High Performance through Engagement
Waggl’s signature leader retreat for top industry leaders and strategic HR executives
September 26-27, 2018
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Why you should come to Harvest
Harvest is the place to join the most important discussion happening in HR today —
how can high employee engagement lead to superior business outcomes?
This unique event will bring together top industry leaders and progressive thinkers who believe
employee voice and authentic dialogue are the powerful keys to unlock high performance in areas like strategy, culture, and innovation.
Whether you are already leading your own employee voice initiatives, or ready to embrace this fast-evolving new business strategy — Harvest will galvanize your knowledge and inspire you to tackle your own urgent business challenges with a bold new approach
powered by your people.
Attract, retain and inspire top talent and leverage their unique value to drive your business forward
Empower leaders and teams with real-time insights that lead to action
Boost your organizational agility and responsiveness by enabling focused conversation on topics that matter most
Network with senior leaders from a wide variety of top industries who share a common commitment to elevating the talent and value of the employee voice process.
You won’t want to miss this!
September 26-27, 2018
An extraordinary group of pragmatic business executives and strategic HR thought leaders will offer insight on building a vibrant and engaged organization.
Co-Founder, ISDI Digital University;
Former VP Talent, LinkedIn.
With more than 25 years of leadership and executive experience in global Human Resources, Steve has practiced HR in the US, Canada and Asia-Pacific within a variety of industries. Steve has cultivated a deep understanding of business cycles, patterns, high growth, and the key elements required to forge an organization’s sustainability.
Cadigan Talent Ventures
Evolutionary Biologist, Primatologist, & Bio-Inspired Innovation Consultant.
A prolific writer, she contributes regularly to various magazines, including 'Digital Magazine of the Year' finalist Zygote Quarterly, Triple Pundit, and GreenBiz. Her regular column, ‘The Biomimicry Manual,’ appears on Inhabitat.com, a sustainable design magazine with a circulation of over 3 million.
Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst, RedThread Research;
Former Vice President, Talent and Workforce Research, Bersin by Deloitte.
Stacia helps companies understand how to more effectively manage their people by providing insights on talent, technology and how work can be better. She is an analyst, researcher, speaker, thought leader, and writer on the topics of talent management, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and HR technology.
Stacia Sherman Garr
Vice-President, Organizational Development & Learning Services, UCHealth.
Matt is an executive leader whose primary focus is in partnering with leaders in articulating an organizationally-aligned talent strategy. His programs are data-driven, rooted in best practice, reflective of organizational culture, and innovative in design and implementation.
Dr. Matthew Gosney
founder & principal, create-innovate-operate, llc;
Former VP of Worldwide Business Innovation & Growth, Juniper Networks.
In his nearly two decades at Juniper he utilized extensive boundary spanning, coaching, and creative problem solving to solve critical customer business challenges and boost innovation.
Diversity, Human Capital, and Leadership Development Leader, Gilead Sciences;
Former Marketing Talent and Leadership Development, Director, Juniper Networks.
Bindu believes experiences shape our perceptions of the world. Identifying our personal 'training" grounds is what makes her thrive in her work in executive coaching, leadership development, diversity, millennial and multi-cultural training.
Senior Manager, Human Resources, Paychex, Inc.
Rick serves as an HR business partner for two U.S. and international business units, and is responsible for driving employee engagement strategies across the organization’s approximately 13,000 employees.
Co-Founder & CEO, Waggl, Inc.
Michael is a technology entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience building and leading Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses within the discipline of Human Capital Management. Michael has been a co-founder and CEO of two HR Tech companies and the most recent venture, Waggl, is transforming the way organizations get actionable insights from their employees.
Director, Organizational Development & Leadership, Services Program Support Center (US DHHS).
Within the federal government, he works with leaders on being strong and inspiring, selecting and developing talent, and creating an open and safe culture. As a passionate champion of employee engagement, Russell has spoken at several domestic and international conferences focusing on aspects that improve the workforce experience for civil servants.
Program Support Center (US DHHS)
Founder & CEO, Institute for Gender Partnership & Institute for Women's Leadership.
Drawing from her successful careers in education, professional sports and business, Sharpnack has become an inspirational teacher, coach and mentor for executives in Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, emerging businesses and non-profit organizations.
Institute for Gender Partnership & Institute for Women's Leadership
Executive Medical Director for Patient & Provider Experience, UCHealth.
Patrick is a clinician, educator, facilitator, and relentless optimist. He is an experienced leadership coach, speaker, facilitator, system-designer and a zealous destroyer of those silos everyone always talks about.
Dr. Patrick Kneeland
President, American College of Preventive Medicine.
Dynamic and agile leader, consultant and board member with extensive experience in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Consumer Products businesses. Extensive background in systems, culture and change management driving business improvement and effective risk management in business operations.
American College of Preventive Medicine
CEO, SNOCAP; EVP Electronic Arts; VP PepsiCo (Former). Founding Board Director, Glassdoor. Author. Presidential Appointee.
Rusty is now a board member and advisor for startups, including Glassdoor who shares our value of transparency. He is also a progress leader including leadership at the Grammy Foundation and was recognized as an appointee of President Obama’s to the President's Advisory Committee for the Arts for The Kennedy Center.
Electronic Arts and PepsiCo (Former)
Founding Partner & Chairman, Denison Consulting.
Over the past 25 years, Dan has advanced the field of Organizational Development and is one of its leading scholars, practitioners and teachers. His work has made many key contributions to the understanding of organizational culture and its relationship to bottom-line business success.
Vice President, Commercialization & Innovation, Center for Creative Leadership.
With over 20 years’ experience managing functions including corporate strategy, business planning, partnerships, and marketing at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Kris leads the Commercialization and Innovation Group.
Center for Creative Leadership
Aviation Leader & Speaker, High-Trust Leadership Network;
Former Commanding Officer/Flight Leader, Blue Angels.
As a former naval officer and flight leader, George Dom knows how to bring the best out of people. During a decorated 26-year military career, he has had the honor and privilege of serving as commander of the air wing on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, overseeing 2,500 personnel and 70 tactical aircraft.
Captain George Dom
US Navy (Retired)
Senior Research Scientist, Insights & Impact Group, Center for Creative Leadership.
Steve enjoys using science to help accelerate return on investment in leadership development solutions including an employee engagement solution called E4.
Center for Creative Leadership
CEO, City Electric Supply.
Thomas Hartland-Mackie is the president and CEO of City Electric Supply in the United States, and senior managing director of City Electrical Factors in England, his family’s electrical materials manufacturing and distribution group. Thomas took over CES in 2008 and the global group in 2011. CES has been the fastest-growing electrical wholesaler in the U.S. over the last five years with almost all of that growth being organic.
City Electric Supply
Director, Employee Engagement, Children's Health.
Seasoned leader in employee communications and engagement with proven track record of engaging and motivating employees to achieve business objectives. Developer of people, collaborative team member, attentive listener and creative problem solver.
Victoria Hughes currently leads Talent Management, OE and Culture at Delta Dental of California. One of her key focus areas is to help Delta Dental define and align a new culture that supports the organizational transformation – taking Delta Dental from Good to Great. Victoria launched the first employee engagement strategy which, in less than one year, has shown a significant increase in engagement and more aligned culture as measured through Waggl and Denison pulses.
Dave has scoped, organized, and led large scale strategy, leadership development, and business transformation initiatives since the 1990s. He has advised and coached executives in the Life Sciences, Medical Devices, and Technology industries, including a stint as senior director of change and organizational effectiveness at Becton Dickinson – a leader in the Medical Devices world. Dave brings a deep background in interpretive organizational theory to his work including the development and deployment of strategic narratives.
Leaders Toolkit Corporation
Charles Krug Winery
Charles Krug Winery, located in the picturesque Napa Valley town of St. Helena, provides a stunning backdrop to this year’s Waggl Harvest. Established in 1861, Charles Krug Winery is the oldest winery in Napa, with more than 150 years in winemaking experience. Conveniently located off of Highway 29 directly across from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Charles Krug is also a convenient gateway to many of the Valley’s best sights and destinations.
Here's what you need to know
Ticket price includes*:
Two days of inspiring presentations, engaging discussions, and team-building activities.
Locally-sourced meals, and world-class Napa Valley wines at a Charles Krug winery, one of wine country’s most distinguished and prestigious wine destinations.
Gain a fresh perspective on utilizing the most effective strategies proven to drive engagement and deliver increased organizational performance.
*Ticket price does not include airfare, lodging, or transportation to the event.
Refund Policy: Tickets are transferable. Refunds may be requested until Sept. 10, 2018, with 25% of ticket price as non-refundable processing fee. No refunds after Sept. 10, 2018. Any questions, please contact [email protected]
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