Connect to

Next Gen Ideas

Zenger Folkman’s Leadership Summit, CONNECT 2019, is the perfect place to connect with the innovators and big ideas pushing leadership development forward. Michael Arena (Amazon Web Services) will be kicking off this year's Summit. Michael is at the forefront of designing agile organizations. He'll share his research and insights on how to help your organization build innovation and agility into its DNA.

2019 Summit Speakers

Susan Madsen

Susan Madsen

Women, Confidence, and Leadership

Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University

Mindy Morrow

Mindy Morrow

Address the System, Accelerate Results

Owner and Founder, Producticity

Clark Perry

Clark Perry

The 1-2-3 of Exceptional Performing Teams

Director, AlixPartners

Laura Sukorokoff

Laura Sukorokoff

Founder and People Maximizer

C-Change Learning and Development

Brackon Curtis

Brackon Curtis

It’s the Manager: It’s Really That Simple

Senior Director of People Success, LendingClub

Carl Sokia

Carl Sokia

#HumanExperience: Thinking Differently About the Future of Work

CEO & Founder, Experience Management Solutions

Evelyn Swanson

Evelyn Swanson

A Generational Talent Shift

Director of Talent Management, Core & Main

Genevieve Dukette

Genevieve Dukette

Unleashing the Power of 360 Feedback

Sr. Program Manager, Nuclear Safety Organization

Content that Connects You to New Ideas

Sessions

Immerse yourself in leader-focused sessions presented by professionals to help you create the next generation of development experiences using new research and findings.

Networking

Engage in exciting conversations around critical topics with fellow talent professionals. Meet new people, consider radical ideas, and encourage each other to reach for new possibilities.

Hands-on Experiences

Receive in-depth information on how to engage new audiences, implement future-proof ideas, and design the future of leadership development directly from development experts.

Connect 2019 Event Schedule

November 4 – 6, 2019

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1Welcome Wine and Cheese Reception5:00 PM - 7:00 PMReception Hall
2The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop8:30 AM - 5:00 PMRedford Conference Center A
3Elevating Feedback™ Workshop8:30 AM - 12:00 PMRedford Conference Center B
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1Breakfast & Networking7:45 AM - 8:45 AMRedford Center Foyer
2Welcome8:45 AM - 9:00 AMRedford Center
3Keynote: Michael Arena Kick-offMichael Arena 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4Networking break10:00 AM - 10:30 AMRedford Center Foyer
5CONNECT SpeakersMindy Morrow , Brackon Curtis , Pablo Riera , Cynthia Knapek 10:30 AM - 11:45 AMRedford Center
6Lunch & Networking11:45 AM - 1:00 PMRehearsal Hall
7CONNECT SpeakersSusan Madsen , Clark Perry , Laura Sukorokoff , Ryan Cornwell 1:00 PM - 2:15 PMRedford Center
8Networking break2:15 PM - 2:45 PMRedford Center Foyer
9Breakouts2:45 PM - 3:45 PMRedford Center, Screening Room, Rehearsal Hall
10Breakouts4:00 PM - 5:00 PMRedford Center, Screening Room, Rehearsal Hall
11Drinks & Networking5:00 PM - 5:30 PMRehearsal Hall
12Summit Dinner Party5:30 PM - 6:30 PMRehearsal Hall
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenues
1Breakfast & Networking7:45 AM - 8:45 AMRedford Foyer
2Welcome8:45 AM - 9:00 AMRedford Center
3Keynote: Jack ZengerJack Zenger 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4Networking break10:00 AM - 10:30 AMRedford Center Foyer
5CONNECT SpeakersEvelyn Swanson , Kevin Wyatt , Regina Lawless , Ryan McGowan 10:30 AM - 11:45 AMRedford Center
6Lunch & Networking11:45 AM - 1:00 PMRehearsal Hall
7CONNECT SpeakersCarl Sokia , Genevieve Dukette , Glenn Price , Nav Arora 1:00 PM - 2:15 PMRedford Center
8Networking & ZF Micro-sessions2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
9Keynote: Joe FolkmanJoe Folkman 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMRedford Center
10Drinks & Networking5:00 PMRedford Center
11Concluding Summit Dinner Party5:30 PM - 6:30 PMRehearsal Hall

Sundance Mountain Resort

CONNECT 2019 will be held at Sundance Mountain Resort located at the base of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Come enjoy the beauty of nature surrounded by stunning vistas that inspire the human spirit.

Fall is one of the best times to visit Sundance Mountain Resort. You'll enjoy the fresh air and the rejuvenating spirit of the mountains—the perfect place to disconnect to connect.