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In-HR-novation: Innovation Lab for HR Leaders - 7/18/2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654

7:30am registration/networking, 8:15am-2:00pm program, 2:30-4:00pm (optional) Pro Bono Consulting

HRMAC 312.981.6790

Pre-registration for this event is now closed. You can register on site. 

Attend this event to hear Chicago's Innovation Leaders and HR Executives provide models of business innovation you can use today.  This hands-on lab will help you unlock your creativity while learning how to stimulate innovation within your organizational culture.  We'll examine business solutions for your most complex HR challenges.  An optional session will connect attendees with several local non-profits seeking innovative solutions to their HR concerns.

The House of Blues, normally staging top-ranked entertainment acts, will provide a perfect backdrop for our HR VIPs.  What better place than the 'main stage' to orchestrate solutions to this critical business issue!  Register early....all top acts at the HOB sell out; this one will too!

Schedule of Events

7:30    Registration and Networking

8:15    Mick Napier, The Annoyance Theater: Learn techniques to let your creativity out and facilitate creative exchanges in traditional workplace environments.

9:00    Kevin Willer, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center: Listen and Learn how a culture of innovation can grow an organization and differentiate it among peers and competitors.

10:00    HR Case Studies: Hear five HR leaders describe specific solutions and outcomes to a business situation impacting HR delivery. Confirmed presenters:

  • Greeley and Hansen
  • McDonald's
  • Radio Flyer
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • United Stationers

11:00    Innovation Stations: Small group discussions to solve your most vexing issues -- facilitated by senior HR leaders and consultants.

12:00   Lunch service and keynote presentation by Tom Kuczmarski, Chicago Innovation Awards: Through his work with this award program, Tom is the expert on how innovation is embraced in local companies and how these efforts impact business success.  He will share insights, stories and his philosophy on how to create successful innovation initiatives.

2:30-4:00  In this optional session presented in cooperation with Taproot Foundation, attendees will be assigned to local non-profit organizations for pro bono 'speed consulting' on an HR issue of concern.

Included with registration

  • High-energy fuel during breakfast, lunch and in-between will keep you super-charged through the discussions and activities. 
  • Innovating....Chicago Style by Tom Kuczmarski profiling the 100 winners of the Chicago Innovation Award. 
  • Customized 'trading cards' for onsite and virtual networking

Note: instructions on how to provide your personal photo and information for the customized trading card will be provided with the registration confirmation.  In order to receive your cards at the event, all information must be provided by 5pm on July 9, 2012.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after June 27, 2012. Attendee substitutions may be made at anytime.

Thanks to our Sponsors!


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