Chief and Senior Executive Networks

A&E HR Executives Group (10HRSS) - St. Louis - 2018

October 04 - October 05, 2018
St. Louis, MO


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Thursday, October 4th, 2018

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
CEN Executive Briefing: Mary Kelly, President, Productive Leaders

Money Talk in the New Economy
Leaders need to know what the economy is doing and how the economy impacts their business. In this informative and engaging program, Mary gives leaders what they need to know to make the right leadership and business decisions to improve productivity and profit growth.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
CEN Executive Briefing: June Jewell, President & CEO, AEC Business Solutions

Getting Your Employees to Think (and act) Like Owners
How can you get your employees and project leaders to be accountable for financial results and firm success? Those firms that can teach their staff to think like owners have a clear competitive advantage and higher performance rates. This session will look at how firm culture determines whether there is an entrepreneurial focus on the part of project managers and technical staff, and how to transform your teams' mindset and behavior

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
CEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Current & Cutting Edge Benefits Packages
  • What’s being offered in the market place right now that you should be aware of?
  • What can you offer that will drive results and encourage creativity and innovation? What benefits and incentives are you employing to attract millennial talent?
  • Do you offer a wellness benefits (HSA, Maternity/Paternity Leave, Gym Membership, etc.) to your employees?
  • Bonus and profit sharing discussion: At what levels? Company performance vs. individual performance?
  • What does a successful long term incentive plan look like?

Managing Growth and Scaling an Organization for Growth
  • What are the best techniques to evaluate emerging HR opportunities? How do you measure the risk and potential return on these opportunities?
  • In quickly growing organizations how do you remain competitive while maintaining the culture and values that the organization was built upon?
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge in managing growth?

Positioning Ourselves as a Strategic Partner to the CEO
  • What does successfully achieving this look like?
  • How can you best extract the information from the President/CEO to help support them in achieving the strategic goals and milestones of the company?
  • How can you gain understanding across all functional areas of the business that are a critical part of the strategic decisions driving top line growth?

5 and 10 Year Human Resources Outlook
  • How many years is your company planning ahead strategically vs. how many years should we be planning ahead?
  • What type of strategic initiatives are you considering for the 5 & 10 year planning horizon? What are your top 3?
  • What tasks are projected to be eliminated in the future due to automation, technology or changes in the way people work?
  • What metrics should we put in place today in order to capture the data needed for tomorrow’s workplace?

Growing the Next Generation of Leaders
  • Do you have a specific development plan for your future leaders? If so, what training courses and resources are you providing to develop them?
  • Best practices in retaining millennial talent and including them in the long term plan of the company?
  • What are some specific projects or tasks that can help accelerate an individual’s growth toward becoming a leader?

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, October 5th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
CEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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