Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 9, 2024

“Uncharted & Unstoppable” - Strategies for Navigating Exponential Change and Radical Disruption

Start Date: 10/9/2024 7:45 AM EDT
End Date: 10/9/2024 10:30 AM EDT

Venue Name: Westwood Country Club

800 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA  United States  22180

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Email: staff@hralliancedc.org
Phone: (703) 433-9576

HR Alliance is pleased to be partnering with HR Leadership Forum to provide this program!

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Arrive early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description:
We’re living through an era of unprecedented change. Are you leading or being left behind?  "Uncharted and Unstoppable" offers a visionary roadmap for leaders navigating the complexities of today's rapidly evolving business landscape. Drawing on profound insights from over 600+ companies, thousands of corporate innovators and hundreds of disruptive entrepreneurs, this program unveils the essence of agility and leadership in the face of relentless change. I will delve into the heart of adaptation, revealing how leaders don’t just respond but actively drive progress, turning potential threats into unparalleled opportunities for growth and innovation.

In the wake of global upheaval, it's evident that traditional approaches no longer suffice. Stress, burnout, and uncertainty loom large, yet the path forward remains cluttered with the remnants of the past. Joe Mechlinski, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, top TEDx speaker, investor and entrepreneur, and the CEO of SHIFT, armed with decades of experience in catalyzing change, building and investing businesses, offers a beacon of hope, inspiration and action.

Joe and his team at SHIFT are at the forefront of developing the world’s leading hybrid tech solution, Latch. Latch empowers leaders to align and synchronize their teams effortlessly, without the need for additional meetings. This innovative approach aims to dismantle the traditional reliance on back-to-back meetings, clearing the path for organizations to not merely navigate the current landscape but to flourish within it.

"Uncharted and Unstoppable" is about harnessing resilience, shifting mindsets, and leveraging the collective power of innovation to forge a future where businesses don't just survive; they thrive.

Key Insights for Transformation Covered During This Session:

  • Mastering the Art & Science of Change:  Transform your leadership approach to one that exudes confidence and optimism from the inside out using your head, heart and gut. Navigate through transformative and adverse times with adaptability, charting a course that's as intentional as it is inspired.  
  • Shifting Your Work, Business, & Organization:  Learn to harness innovative tools and strategies to refine communication, slash unnecessary meetings, and boost overall productivity. Create an environment where your team doesn't just work—they flourish, maintaining momentum and achieving a state of flow that propels everyone forward.
  • AI Trends, Tech, and Training: The dawn of AI isn't just on the horizon; it's here, reshaping the fabric of how we lead, work, and connect. Dive into the practicalities of integrating AI into your leadership toolkit, not as a distant concept but as an immediate ally.

Ready to lead with resilience and purpose?  Join us for 'Uncharted and Unstoppable' and equip yourself for the future. 

Speaker: Joe Mechlinski, Business Leader and Best-Selling Author; Founder & CEO, SHIFT

Joe grew up in Baltimore’s inner city, with food insecurity and intermittent, unstable housing. He attended the worst high school in Maryland, with no air conditioning and lead in its water. Out of 900 freshmen in his class, he was one of only 200 seniors to graduate.  

Miraculously, he went from the worst high school in Maryland to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, The Johns Hopkins University. This changed the trajectory of his life, and eventually business. After attending 23 funerals by the time he was 23, he had to make a shift, or he wouldn’t make it.

Today, Joe is the founder and CEO of SHIFT, a tech-enabled management consulting firm that has been nationally recognized as a 9x ‘Best Workplace.’

Joe is on a mission to change the way we work to transform the way we live. He helps leaders and organizations unblock, unlock and unleash the potential and momentum of their people.

Recently, Joe launched an employee engagement platform called Latch, which uses storytelling to authentically connect, engage, and drive performance in all work environments.

Beyond this, Joe has devoted his life to being of service, especially to his hometown of Baltimore. He is dedicated to helping underserved, at-risk communities, donating and investing more than $1MM to cause and impact partners. He is also a venture partner with Conscious Venture Partners, a group that invests in minority and female-founded businesses, in addition to serving on several boards.

Captivating clients and audiences on national stages, Joe’s passion is palpable - challenging the way we think, operate, and engage in ourselves, our relationships, our life and our work.

Professional Development:
This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Staff Note:
  • On-line registration for this event closes at 4:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2024.  Thereafter, those who want to attend will need to contact staff@hralliancedc.org to be manually added to the registration list., provided there is space available.

Pricing for this Program:
  • HR Alliance Members:
    • Individual and Organizational Members - Free; Guests - $40
    • Annual Sponsors - Free; Guests - $40
  • HR Alliance Organizational Membership Substitutes - Free (promo code must be entered)
  • HR Leadership Forum Members - Free
  • Public - $60

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