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    2017 Leadership Summit

    November 7th – 8th


    Post Conference Workshops: November 9th


    Register Now!
    For group pricing or other inquiries, contact Terry Robert at trobert@zengerfolkman.com or 801.705.9498.

This year’s Leadership Summit will take place in the late fall at Robert Redford’s scenic Sundance Resort. Unparalleled in beauty, Sundance sits at the base of the Wasatch mountains in Utah.


The format for 2017 is a true executive forum, with industry-leading speakers and break-out sessions on current issues and problems facing HR and L&D professionals today. Participants will learn from working both with the speakers and their peers, and will leave the conference with new ideas and implementation plans that they can put to use immediately. The conference is 1 ½  days falling on a Tuesday and Wednesday, November 7-8. Post-Conference Workshops are being offered on Thursday, November 9 and include: The Extraordinary Leader, Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths and The Extraordinary Coach. Participants are welcome to attend either or both of the events.

Engage with Top Industry Experts.

Renowned leadership experts work through real life issues with you as you collaborate with peers to find solutions.
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Learn From The Best.

Engage with and learn from the founders of Zenger Folkman and creators of The Extraordinary Leader™, Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman. They’ll share thoughts on new trends and research to stimulate your own ideas on ways to make your organization more effective.


Make new connections, exchange ideas, and learn new approaches as you network with peers from around the globe.

Optional Post-Conference Workshops.

Participate in our award-winning leadership workshops and learn how our research and strengths-based development approach can drive employee engagement, build customer satisfaction, and boost bottom-line profitability within your organization.
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Zenger Folkman’s Leadership Summit affords the opportunity to meet and engage with some of the world’s top thought leaders and luminaries in the human performance industry. New research provides the foundation for each speaker presentation. Working sessions follow during which attendees and speakers gather in groups for brainstorming and group activities. A unifying summary provides deeper understanding of new ideas and solutions. The outcome? Attendees will be inspired by fresh insights and tools, and will leave each session with actionable plans to leverage new concepts immediately back on the job.

Joe Folkman, Ph.D.

President and Co-Founder, Zenger Folkman

Joe Folkman is co-founder and president of Zenger Folkman, a…

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Joe Garbus

Vice-President of Talent and Leadership, Celgene Corporation

Session Title: Gaining Talent Leverage In organizations today, More Talent Leverage…

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Kathleen Stinnett, MCC

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Zenger Folkman

Session Title:  “Creating a Strong, Pervasive Coaching Culture: The Critical Foundation…

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Kevin Wilde

Executive Leadership Fellow at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Session Title: Coachable: Seven Moments to Increase Performance and Advance Potential…

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Jack Zenger, D.B.A

CEO and Co-Founder, Zenger Folkman

Session Title:  “Creating a Strong, Pervasive Coaching Culture: The Critical Foundation…

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Daily Agenda

Monday, November 6

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Wine and
    Cheese Reception

Tuesday, November 7

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am Opening Keynote: Dr. Joe Folkman
  • 10:15 am - 12:30 pm Speaker: Joe Garbus

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm Speaker: Kathleen Stinnett and Dr. Jack Zenger

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Daily Wrap-Up
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Summit Dinner Party
  • 7:30 pm Movie Night

    Experience award-winning 
    film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” in the Historic Sundance Screening Room.

Wednesday, November 8

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 11:15 am Speaker: Kevin Wilde

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Closing Keynote: Dr. Jack Zenger
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Optional Afternoon Activities (Weather Permitting)

    ● Art Shack
    ● Hike
    ● Sundance Spa
    ● Zip Tour
    ● Fly Fishing

    (Register Separately)

Thursday, November 9

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™

    The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop takes a strengths-based approach to leadership development, helping organizations develop leaders who produce and accelerate positive business outcomes. More Info

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Coach™

    Experience The Extraordinary Coach™ and master a simple, flexible, yet powerful coaching framework! This skill-building workshop features award-winning video demonstrations and an actionable development plan that focuses on both coaching skills and coaching conversations. The workshop covers not only how to improve individual coaching skills, but how to build a coaching culture within an organization. More Info

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths™

    Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths is a highly interactive, one-day workshop that focuses on connecting the strategy and needs of the organization with employees’ strengths, energy, and passion. Attendees will participate in a self-assessment that quantifies their passions within the six Leadership Levers framework. They will leave with an actionable development plan focused on developing one of the Leadership Levers into a profound strength. This results in higher engagement, discretionary effort, and the business outcomes that matter most. More Info

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  • “This was by far the best summit/conference I have ever attended…listening to Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman, and other leaders made me wake-up to a firm that has created one of the most straightforward, and easily applied suite of methods I have ever encountered. The investment in the research to back up their assertions is second to none.”

    —Michael Sutton, Westminster College


Leadership Summit

$ 1195 November 7th-8th

Early Bird Pricing is $995
  • Register by August 1st


Post-Conference Workshops

The Extraordinary Leader Workshop: $695

The Extraordinary Coach Workshop: $595

Leadership Levers: Building Critical Strengths Workshop: $595


Register by August 1st and receive $100 off the workshop price

Travel Information


Sundance Resort provides the perfect venue for intimate sessions that focus on strengthening talent and enhancing organizational performance.

Sundance Mountain Resort
8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, UT 84604
TEL: (800) 892-1600

Lodging Reservations Information

Stay The Weekend

Located at the base of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains (the western edge of the greater Rocky Mountains), Robert Redford’s acclaimed Sundance Resort is known for its exceptional beauty and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities. Visitors often stay through the weekend to take advantage of the mountain beauty and activities. Sundance and surrounding areas including Park City, have everything from relaxing world-class spas to ziptours, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, scenic chair lift rides, and more!


The closest airport is Salt Lake International (SLC).

Ground transportation options are provided for your convenience. We make no specific endorsements.

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