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Our HRetreat is back and packed with two days of topics focused on leadership and personal development. Join us on May 13th and 14th, 2021 from 10 AM-2 PM CST. Day 1 is focused on workplace leadership topics and Day 2 is focused on personal development for HR executives.


Jessica Miller-Merrell will discuss the secrets to building rapport during digital times. As many of us are working online, Jessica will share techniques and tools that are essential for everyone to thrive in the new digital workplace. This session is perfect for everyone and can be passed on to managers, employees, and executive leadership. 

Jessica is an author, speaker, human resources professional, and workplace change agent focused on human resources and talent acquisition. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer. She's the founder of Workology and globally recognized in HR, talent acquisition, and consultants focused on process optimization. 


Teresa Sande is passionate about equity in the workplace, healthy corporate cultures, and ensuring people are valued and rewarded for all of their contributions—those seen and unseen. Teresa holds her M.A. in Organizational Effectiveness and Communication and has over 20 years of corporate experience as an executive at companies such as Intel, Capital One, Cargill, and UnitedHealth Group.

In addition to being an accomplished HR executive, Teresa is a consultant, coach, author, and speaker who works with leaders from all walks of life to build the future they want and to realize their vision. Her debut book, Find Your Fierce: Interrupt Imposter Syndrome and Own Your Success, is available for order now! Read more.


Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker, trainer, and author on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She helps driven, motivated knowledge workers control their attention and regain control over the details of their life and work. Maura has trained thousands of individuals at hundreds of organizations on her proprietary Empowered Productivity™ System, a process for achieving significant results and living a life of choice.

Maura’s clients include the likes of Dell, Old Navy, L’Oréal, the American Heart Association, and Kaiser Permanente. She is a TEDx speaker, successful entrepreneur, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets and Work Without Walls. She is a media favorite, featured in hundreds of national business outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, US News and World Report, and the Huffington Post. She appears weekly in business outlets such as Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review. Read more.


Dr. Jarik Conrad leads the Human Insights and HCM Advisory group at UKG, where he works to help organizations put their people first.  Immediately prior to joining UKG, he led The Conrad Consulting Group, where he served as an executive coach, keynote speaker, and management consultant. He has held human resources leadership roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He has also been a research collaborator with the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Conrad earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, two master’s degrees from Cornell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of North Florida. He holds certifications in intercultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, plant-based nutrition, personal training and weight management.

He is a sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership, health & wellness, emotional intelligence (EI), and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIB). He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, The Fragile Mind. His next book, In Search of Humanity, will be published later this year.

HRetreat Is For Disruptive Workplace Leaders Who Are Looking to Transform Their Careers 

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Small group conversations & workshops with big impact


Connect with likeminded HR pros who are looking to drive change

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Learn from peers and growth-minded HR pros


Casual and learning while having fun!

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Hretreat 2021

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