Event Agenda

7:30 A.M.

Coffee Connection

Through open communication with other HR professionals, Best and Brightest Peer Group members will find an uncommon and much needed confidential forum for tackling tough issues in HR. Members discuss employment regulations and compliance, workplace issues, engagement best practices, and other topics as needed by the membership. Join our Coffee Connection for a chance to experience the peer group discussions.

8:00 A.M.

Walk the Red Carpet

Breakfast and Celebratory Sparkling Beverages

8:30 A.M.

Welcome and Kick Off

8:40 A.M.

Creating Your Legacy Authentically

Figuring out what type of legacy you want to leave in the world can be an overwhelming subject if you look at it from the “obituary” perspective. Should you start now, wherever you are in your life? In starting now, the object is not really what you want to leave behind, but its what you can change right now and how those little everyday changes can end up making a big difference in your life, in your family, and in your community. Jennifer Guynn will share insights and bloopers that she has come across and leave you with 3 main steps to focus on for the future.

9:10 A.M.

Best and Brightest Elite Presentations

9:30 A.M.


9:45 A.M.

Best and Brightest Elite Presentation

10:05 A.M.

Right Brain Leadership

John Parker is a Vice President at Elzinga & Volkers Construction, a national construction management firm headquartered in Michigan. At the heart of their high performing, people centric culture is vulnerability and meaningful connections. This culture as earned them 10 Best and Brightest Elite awards in West Michigan and recognition as a “National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” 8 years in a row. They have also been awarded two National Elite Awards. John is also the co-author of the book, Become Unmistakable and a partner in the consulting business that bears the same name.

10:35 A.M.