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Welcome to the CHO Group™ (for Chief HR Officers), a membership organization that provides strategic business leaders in HR cutting-edge ideas, best practices on a range of subject matter, and wider perspectives to help leadership add bottom-line value where they work.

Membership is by invitation only, and invitations are extended to the most senior HR leaders in each market. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please e-mail

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Driving Change Leadership

Holly Burkett
Internationally Renowned Author, Principal of Evaluation Works

October 12th, 2017
7:30 am - 10:00 am

Today’s business landscape is characterized by a constant state of fast-paced change related to advancing technology, economic flux, competitive pressures, and demographic shifts, to name a few. Studies show that one in four organizations experience major change initiatives every eight weeks, yet few business leaders rate their organizations as highly effective at managing change.

Helping leaders manage change and cultural transformation are among the top five challenges facing CHROs and represents one of the best opportunities for HR leaders to deliver enterprise value. While there is no shortage of literature about how to manage change, attending to change issues remains an elusive leadership practice. The success or failure to manage complex, unpredictable change demands is commonly cited as the biggest factor separating high and low performing organizations.

Whether your workplace is refocusing its strategic priorities, or building its leadership pipeline, the ability to navigate change is the ultimate competitive advantage. The future belongs to change-capable leaders and agile organizations. CHROs play a key role in building those capabilities. Join us on October 12th for this important session with change leadership expert, Holly Burkett.

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Arizona's Best Employers

A Panel Discussion with Chief HR Leaders from Arizona's Best Employers

December 14th, 2017
7:30 am - 10:00 am

We are pleased to announce a special CHO Group panel discussion on Thursday, December 14th, featuring chief HR leaders from Arizona companies recently recognized on the Forbes 2017 list of the nation's "Best Employers." Forbes’ ranking stems from a survey of 30,000 American workers, with primary weighing on responses to a question asking how likely they were to recommend their organization to friends or family on a scale of 0-10. This will be a unique opportunity to gain practical insight into what these highly ranked employers have in common.

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Previous Events

The Purpose Effect

with Dan Pontefract
Author, Speaker, Thinker, Envisioner

What Millennials Want From Work

with Alec Levenson
Author, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations

Why Diversity Programs Fail and What Works Better

with Frank Dobbin
Chair, Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program, Harvard University