Your Greatest Asset - Best Practices With Human Capital
March 13, 2017: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Program offers the perspectives of leaders who have navigated the cultivation of human resources from start to maturity, both for their own firms and in aiding other organizations.
National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Like the contrast between choosing your friends and being born with relatives, small business can enjoy flexibility advantages and performance breakthroughs by effectively casting its players. But team building can too often turn out to be more like a dysfunctional than unstintingly collaborative family. Each step in staffing, from recruiting to incentivizing and leadership succession, can thus pose distinct challenges.
This month's program will offer the perspectives of leaders who have navigated the cultivation of human resources from start to maturity, both for their own firms and in aiding other organizations. Their experiences cover developing effective incentive structures from compensation to non-cash rewards to shaping business environments to create network effects through improved customer capabilities.
Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, facuty and students of Booth: $15 thru March 8, then $20.
General public: $20 thru March 8, then $25.
• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.
6:15 PM-7:00 PM: Networking and light refreshments
7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Program
Brad Farris (Speaker)
Principal, Anchor Advisors
Brad founded his business growth advisory firm in 2001 to aid Chicago-area small businesses on issues related to mission, staff productivity and recruitment, process management and performance measurement. He also is a business speaker, trainer, and publisher. Over the previous decade he served as VP/General Manager for divisions of Duchossois Industries. He earned his BS from Northwestern U. and has further continuing education from U Michigan and U Chicago.
Joseph Flesh (Speaker)
Founder, Purple Binder
Joe has led his firm since 2012, winning the top prize in the Chicago Booth Social New Venture Challenge and participating in the Intel Innovation Pipeline. His healthcare IT product is deployed at 500+ sites linking millions of patients with community health services. He also started a profitable software consultancy and has worked on systems projects for Argonne National Lab and U Chicago, where he also earned his BA.
Greg Gocek, '84