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    2017 Leadership Summit

    Increasing Talent Management Agility

    November 7th – 8th


    Post Conference Workshops: November 9th – 10th


    Register Now!

The approach to Talent Management is changing.

In response to the rapid workforce changes created by the digital transformation, organizations are experimenting with new approaches to leadership development and performance management.


Getting this right requires organizations to:

  • Change their culture by improving leadership development
  • Define extraordinary leadership in the digital age
  • Create a feedback driven culture
  • Leverage internal talent for better results
  • Integrate talent management and HR processes
  • Increase the coachability of the workforce
  • Make the most of hidden pools of talent
  • Boldly drive a high performing leadership culture


At the Summit, participants will reflect on their current organization’s practices, learn from working both with industry experts and their peers, and will leave with new ideas and implementation plans that they can immediately put to use.

This 1.5 day experience takes place at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. Unparalleled in beauty, Sundance sits at the base of the Wasatch mountains in Utah.

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 and share new approaches and innovative thinking 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

Session Title:  “The Future of Extraordinary Leadership”  As the business climate…

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Joe Garbus

Vice-President of Talent and Leadership, Celgene Corporation

Session Title: “Gaining Talent Leverage: A Strategic Approach” In organizations today,…

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Kathleen Stinnett, MCC

Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Zenger Folkman

Session Title: “Women in Leadership: Why Harnessing this Underutilized Talent Pool…

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Kevin Wilde

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

Session Title: “Coachability: Seven Moments to Increase Performance and Advance…

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Jack Zenger, D.B.A

CEO and Co-Founder, Zenger Folkman

Session Title:  “Change Organization Culture by Upgrading Leadership Development”  Historically the…

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Joyce Palevitz

Vice President of Delivery Services, Zenger Folkman

Session Title:  “Connecting the Dots with HR Processes and Tools”  Joyce…

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Traci Consolini

Director of Client Relationships, Zenger Folkman

Session Title:  “Connecting the Dots with HR Processes and Tools”  Traci…

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Daily Agenda


Tuesday, November 7

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 9:15 am Opening Keynote: Change Organization Culture by Upgrading Leadership Development
    Speaker: Dr. Jack Zenger
  • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm The Future of Extraordinary Leadership
    Speaker: Joe Folkman

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon
  • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Gaining Talent Leverage: A Strategic Approach
    Speaker: Joe Garbus

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Connecting the Dots with HR Processes and Tools Speakers: Joyce Palevitz and Traci Consolini
  • 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

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 10:45 am Coachability: Seven Moments to Increase Performance and Advance PotentialSpeaker: Kevin Wilde

    ● Facilitated Breakouts
    ●  Summary of Key Learnings

  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am Women in Leadership: Why Harnessing this Underutilized Talent Pool is More Important Than Ever Speaker: Kathleen Stinnett
  • 11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and Parting Thoughts by Joe Folkman
  • 2:00 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 - 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™ Workshop

    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™ Workshop

    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 - 12:00 pm BOLD Leadership™ Workshop

     BOLD Leadership is a half-day workshop that builds the skills leaders need to step forward with new ideas and a bolder approach—leading their teams to greater success. If your organization will benefit from all employees leading and influencing others—regardless of position or title, this workshop is for you. Participants receive tools that help them create an action plan for developing Bold Leadership attributes.
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  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Leadership Speed™ Workshop

     New research shows an emerging competency that’s the key to organizational agility: Leadership Speed. The ability to execute fast and execute right, dramatically improves leadership effectiveness. This 2-hour workshop incorporates the needs and goals of your organization to identify ways to improve both speed and the ability to get things done right. More info


Friday, November 10

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Coach™ Facilitator Certification Workshop

    The Extraordinary Coach Facilitator Certification Workshop ensures an accurate, consistent and high-quality delivery of The Extraordinary Coach Workshop. As a facilitator candidate, you will learn to leverage your existing expertise and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for the delivery of this world-class coaching program. You will strengthen your content knowledge of the coaching workshop, and the FUEL model and dive deeper into the Coaching Attributes and Perspectives Self-Assessment. You’ll familiarize yourself with the mechanics of activities, exercises, and debriefs, and more. 

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm The Extraordinary Leader™ 360 Assessment Certification Workshop

    The Extraordinary Leader™ 360 Assessment Certification (ELAC) is a one-day workshop that provides experienced coaches with the training and license to use The Extraordinary Leader360-degree Assessment and Development Guide with those they coach. The ELAC workshop is designed to equip participants with a proven process and the necessary tools and skills to coach leaders using The Extraordinary Leader 360-degree Assessment.

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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

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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