OD continues to define itself as a field, growing and thriving because of the gaps it fills and the opportunities it can provide for organizations and the workforce.
Together, we will explore who we want to be as OD practitioners. We'll consider the professional environments, career pathways, leadership approaches, and capability areas (informed by the new Global OD Competency Framework) that shape our work.
Join us for engaging speakers, a panel discussion, and opportunities for reflection and networking! Early bird registration ends August 5th.
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Our speakers include:
Jes Averhart, CEO of Jes & Co and Creator of Reinvention Road Trip
Over the last two decades, Jes Averhart has worked with a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations and high-performing individuals interested in increased personal growth and greater professional impact. With over 20 years of cross-industry corporate engagement, Jes has worked with Research Triangle Park companies, Google for Startups, Fidelity Labs, Wells Fargo, Coastal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial and the American Underground to name a few.
In 2015, Jes co-founded Black Wall Street Homecoming, a nonprofit aimed at closing the funding gap for Black and Brown tech founders. Earlier in her career, she provided production management services for the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals & Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), the Procter & Gamble Company and Pepsi Cola North America.
Jes is a 4th generation entrepreneur, creator of the Reinvention Road Trip, and award winning author. She advises high-performing individuals and corporate teams as a leadership development and confidence coach.
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Kara Kirby, CEO and Founder, Insights Leadership Group
For the past 15 years, Kara Kirby has concentrated on how humans interact in business, leadership development, and teams. She worked inside thriving organizations leading teams and developing programs that propelled cultures to award-winning levels. She now works with organizations worldwide to do the same and hosts a podcast about work and leadership. She is a Texas native that resides in North Carolina with her husband and two rambunctious little boys. She loves reading, comedy, hiking, and any adventure.
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Nikki Price, Assistant Dean for Culture, Talent and Human Resources in the College of Sciences at NC State University
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages are included.