28 – 29 May, 2019

Chicago, IL

Reviews

What people leaders say about LEAP HR: Higher Education:

“Real-life practical strategies”

LEAP HR: Higher Education moves beyond simply discussing theory and gets into the real-life practical strategies helping the most transformative HR leaders move their institutions forward.”

Michelle Piekutowski, Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnegie Mellon

Neil Fry

“LEAP events remind me why I love HR”

“Collaborative storytelling and innovative debate on what’s next for HR/talent. An amazing format, talent and collaborative environment. Reminds me why I love HR. 10 out of 10.”

Neil Frye, Global Head of Recruitment, HR Operations & Technology, Dropbox – LEAP Tech Talent attendee 2017

Shenita Brokenburr

“We need to bridge the gap between theory and practice”

“Higher Education is a ‘people’ business but too often the people function is left in a outdated state – we need to assess our current state, and find a way to bridge the gap between theory and practice, to move ourselves and our institutions forward to the future.”

Shenita Brokenburr, Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Wisconsin

 Anne-Marie Sotire

“10 out of 10.”

“An inspiring event with leaders teaching and sharing with fellow leaders. This has helped me quickly build a peer network which will allow me to learn how others are handling the challenges we share. The sharp, to-the-point presentations followed by Q&A and then discussion promoted conversation and kept the energy strong. It also felt more intimate as a result. 10 out of 10.”

Anne-Marie Sotire, Head of R&D Human Resources, Bristol Myers Squibb – LEAP HR: Life Sciences 2017 attendee

“A truly disruptive dialogue”

LEAP HR: Higher Education brings together the most progressive people leaders in higher education to take part in a truly disruptive dialogue around what the future of HR looks like in our sector. It’s vital that we take the discussion in a new direction if we are truly to prepare ourselves and our organizations for the future.”

Vivian Fernandez, Chief Human Resources Officer, Rutgers University

Mike Forrest

“One of the best conferences I have ever attended”

“I have been doing a lot of reflection since the conference, and this really was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. There were several key learnings that helped me crystalize some of the things I have been thinking about lately.”

Mike Forrest, Vice President Human Resources, Intel – LEAP Tech Talent Attendee 2017

 Colleen Dutton

“A great chance to challenge traditional thinking”

LEAP HR: Higher Education offers a great chance to challenge traditional thinking by allowing us to surround ourselves with future-focused peers and engaging in a disruptive dialogue around the future of HR in Higher Education.”

Colleen Dutton, Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Texas at Dallas

 Brad Taylor

“We need to rethink how we do HR”

“We need to rethink how we do HR and LEAP HR: Higher Education is important for us as senior leaders to share the future practices and the vision needed to change in the world of higher education.”

Brad Taylor, Vice President Human Resources, Brigham Young University

Eric Severson

“No industry-specific HR forum quite like this”

“There is no industry-specific HR forum quite like this, and it is really exciting to see such a relevant and cutting-edge agenda at LEAP HR. I was grateful to participate, found it very focused, and with a great structure. 10 out of 10”

Eric Severson, most recently Co-CHRO, Gap Inc – LEAP HR: Retail Attendee 2017

 John Boudreau

“The ‘work’ of today is very different from the ‘work’ of tomorrow”

“Higher education and healthcare are always changing, and the workforce needed to support them is also radically transforming. The ‘work’ of today will be very different from the ‘work’ of tomorrow.  To keep up, HR can and should be the key to meeting the workplace demands of the future. LEAP HR: Higher Education offers a perfect opportunity for us to discover how we can better lead our organizations through the change that lies ahead.”

Professor John Boudreau, Professor of Management & Organization, Marshall School of Business & Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

 Bob Buer

“HR in higher education needs disrupting”

“HR in higher education needs disrupting if we are to successfully move from our current state to the future state and LEAP HR: Higher Education gets straight to the heart of what we must challenge and change now.”

Bob Buer, Vice President Human Resources, University of Washington at St. Louis

Mark Naidicz

“A unique event”

“An outstanding forum for senior HR leaders in my industry to connect, collaborate, challenge, and create remarkable impact for our patients through our people. This event was unique in bringing together such a passionate group of senior HR leaders to share, learn, think differently, and drive results around talent and culture. 10 out of 10.”

Mark Naidicz, Vice President Human Resources, AbbVie – LEAP HR: Life Sciences 2017 attendee

  Kelley Stuck

“We need to change to stay relevant”

“Higher Education is changing, and we need to change to stay relevant. LEAP HR: Higher Education offers a perfect opportunity for us to discover how we can better lead our organizations through the change that lies ahead.”

Kelley Stuck, Chief Human Resources Officer, The University of Virginia

  Sally Paull

“This was a dynamic, thought-provoking conference”

“This was a dynamic, thought-provoking conference, and I enjoyed the balance between the traditional presentation format, and the time devoted to discussion and networking. I had heard that it is a valuable conference to attend – so I was looking forward to attending – and I wasn’t disappointed. 10 out of 10.”

Sally Paull, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Regeneron – LEAP HR: Life Sciences 2017 attendee

 Mary Opperman

LEAP HR: Higher Education is both necessary and vital”

“HR in higher education in general needs disruption badly, so LEAP HR: Higher Education is both necessary and vital to allow us to lead the change inside our organizations.”

Mary Opperman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornell University

 Susan Lee

“Great networking, inspiring content, seamless organization”

“The most relevant and thought-provoking gathering of minds I’ve been to in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my team. Great networking, inspiring content, seamless organization – you can definitely count on me for next year. 10 out of 10.”

Susan Lee, Head of People, Warby Parker – LEAP HR: Retail 2017 attendee