HR.HACKATHON November 2019 - Powered by DisruptHR Chicago

Organized by DisruptHR Chicago
YELLO, Chicago
Nov 12th 2019
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NOTE:  Eventbrite recently changed their refund policy where they now keep processing fees on any refunds. We don't think that's fair and that's why we are not offering a refund option. We are happy to transfer your ticket to a co-worker should your plans change.



DisruptHR Chicago is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders, and professionals in the vast and important fields of Human Resources. We are about blowing up the norms to which we've fallen prey, innovating, and creating a more meaningful, rewarding, and engaging experience from this thing called work.

The Event

An hr.hackathon is a 2-hour workshop that provides a forum for HR innovators to collaborate with 40-50 peers by tackling a specific HR challenge. hr.hackathon events have inspired more than 250 HR and business professionals in the Chicago area and are now also hosted in other cities as part of the hr.hackathon alliance. The hr.hackathon event format was designed by Nicole Dessain in 2017 based on feedback from the DisruptHR Chicago community and her passion for design thinking. Check out the awesome ideas generated at previous hr.hackathon Chicago events.

And this is the challenge we will be hacking in November: "How Might We... accelerate the pace of advancing women into senior leadership roles to take full advantage of the entire talent pool?”

At the event, we will gain more insight on the topic from a panel of former DisruptHR Chicago speakers. We will then roll up our sleeves and start ideating solutions. And, yes, we will have fun while we do this!

The ticket price includes breakfast, incredible content, and awesome networking opportunities interspersed throughout the event.

The Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am: Doors Open, Registration, Networking & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcome by DisruptHR Chicago Board

9:10 – 9:30 am: Insights Panel (moderated by DisruptHR Chicago Co-Founder Nancy Harris)

Michele Steele, Reporter at ESPN [Watch Michele's DisruptHR Chicago video here]

Kami Bond, Founder at Bond Talent Consulting [Watch Kami's DisruptHR Chicago video here]

Lisa Shumpert Cockrell, Sr. Payroll Lead at Radio Flyer [Watch Lisa's DisruptHR Chicago video here]

9:30 – 10:10 am: Table Break-out Ideation (facilitated by DisruptHR Chicago President Nicole Dessain)

10:10 – 10:20 am: Table Groups Present Their Posters

10:20 – 10:30 am: Reflection, Next Steps, Closing

Thank you for being a supporter of the DisruptHR Chicago initiative - it's an important one, and it's more powerful now that you're part of it. We look forward to seeing you on November 12, 2019!

Thanks to our Host, Yello and our Education Partner, Northwestern Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change.

We hope you can make it!

The DisruptHR Chicago Team 

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