From WFH and RTO to ADA and AI, our workplaces have changed dramatically in recent years, and there’s no going back. So, what’s next? Join us as we explore the future of HR and unlock the potential of your workplace. 

Register now for our 2024 HR Conference: The Future Workplace. 

Online and in person, we’ll gather next April 11 and 12 to present a wide range of HR trends and forward-thinking topics from expert speakers. Explore AI’s rising impact and influence, the future of employee engagement and well-being, and more. Your future self will thank you for the new insights to foster a happier, healthier, more productive workplace. 

Event Pricing

Standard Registration 

  • In-Person | Koury Convention Center | Greensboro, NC
    • Catapult members – $599
    • Non-members – $649
  • Virtual
    • Catapult members – $549
    • Non-members – $599

Lunch included with registration.

Event Agenda

Throughout this two-day, in-person and virtual conference, we’ll present general sessions and breakouts on a wide range of HR trends and forward-thinking topics from expert keynote speakers. Whether you’re a leader of many or an HR team of one, you’ll gain new insights to foster a happier, healthier, more productive workplace. 

Keynote Speakers | Thursday, April 11, 2024

10-11 A.M. | Navigating What’s Next: Insights for the Future of Work

As we enter a new era of work, leaders are making big bets on what’s next for their industry, the future before us, and the world at large. Navigating this defining moment while preparing to capture the opportunity will require a bold vision, the courage to change, and a commitment to contribute to the evolution of work and leadership.

Rooted in the research and bolstered by time helping high performing leaders through moments of transformation, Seth Mattison will share insights on the biggest trends impacting the state of work today. Armed with actionable insights and practical tools, participants will be primed to lead their teams and organizations as they intentionally shape the future.

About Seth Mattison

With his finger on the pulse of the changing nature of work and leadership, Seth Mattison blends storytelling from his own personal experience working with category-leading brands, such as Mastercard, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, The Dallas Cowboys, PepsiCo, just to name a few, with cutting-edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the issues most relevant for organizations to thrive today. 

An internationally recognized thought leader, author, advisor, and top-rated keynote speaker on talent management, high-performance cultures, leadership, and the Future of Work, his research, case studies, and thought leadership focus on inspiring audiences while sharing actionable strategies to support individuals and organizations in their pursuit to be future-ready. 

1-2:15 P.M. | Social Super Glue: How to Create a Thriving Workplace Culture

In this highly interactive and energized exchange, Kris Boesch weaves valuable content, enlightening stories, and tangible tools to support you in creating a thriving workplace culture. Kris brings cultural savviness to the future of work and unveils the secret ingredient to the secret sauce of creating joy at work. 

You will discover how to authentically uplift and energize yourself and your team. You will also learn how to create voluntary collaboration, camaraderie, and connection among your team. This “glue” results in the capacity to persevere through tough times, inspiration to go the extra mile, and retention of top talent.

About Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People. A thought leader in the workplace culture space known for her expertise on “How to Create Emotional Intimacy in the Workplace,” a taste of which can be seen in her TEDxMileHigh Talk, and her book and workbook “Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace.”

Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership, Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Kris has been featured as a workplace culture expert in Inc., Entrepreneur and Forbes and was named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. 

Keynote Speakers | Friday, April 12, 2024

10-11 A.M. | THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage

In this high-energy, power-packed session, Business Growth Strategist Meridith Elliott Powell shares the innovative strategies you need to master disruption, redefine strategic growth, and develop a future strategy and future-focused mindset designed to turn uncertainty into competitive advantage.

Meridith’s research from her award-winning book, “Thrive: Turning Uncertainty to Competitive Advantage,” revealed a powerful methodology for what it takes to navigate change at this level, find opportunity in crisis, and inspire your team to move from reacting to change to driving it. In this program, Meridith walks you through the steps you need to strategically move forward, proactively prepare for disruptions, stand out from the competition, and dominate your marketplace.

About Meridith Powell

For more than twenty years, President and CEO of MotionFirst, Meridith Elliott Powell, has been a leading expert on the subject of business growth, covering sales, leadership, change, and uncertainty. With a background in financial services, manufacturing, healthcare travel, and tourism, she has real-world experience with developing teams, exceeding sales goals, and dominating the marketplace by building centers of influence.

Her latest book, “THRIVE: Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage,” has cracked the code on the greatest challenges facing business today. Through her work as a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, award-winning author, and business growth strategist, Meridith is able to help companies and leaders learn to develop talent, drive sales, and strategically manage change and uncertainty. Her work has been featured in ForbesFastCompanyInc. Magazine, among others, and she has worked with companies such as Microsoft, FastSigns, Bobcat, Caterpillar, and IBM. Her groundbreaking research, The State of Uncertainty and The Impact on American Business Today is an annual report providing innovative solutions to business growth in turbulent times.

2:15-3:15 P.M. | Leading for Today and Tomorrow

Do you have the critical leadership skills needed to successfully lead your organization into the future? Organizations are experiencing historical levels of diversity, change, and disruption, and as a result, leaders need to evaluate their abilities, preferences, and mindsets.

In this engaging and interactive session, Dr. Melissa Furman will provide recommendations and strategies to develop relevant leadership skills such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, adaptability, and decision making.

About Dr. Melissa Furman

Dr. Melissa Furman has a rich academic background in business, counseling, and psychology, and her true passion lies within workforce, leadership, and professional development. This passion led her to launch Career Potential, a speaking, consulting, training, and coaching organization. Melissa combines her credentials, 20 years of leadership experience, and witty personality for a unique style that drives genuine connections with her audiences and clients. Through every service offered, Melissa’s main goal is to help professionals and organizations maximize their potential.

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