Career Summit – Minneapolis

Career Summit - Minneapolis

Career Summit – Minneapolis


Start: Nov 01, 2018 at 08:00 am
End: Nov 01, 2018 at 06:30 pm


W Minneapolis – The Foshay
821 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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A Full Day of Career & Leadership Development Training!

SharpHeels Career Summit is a multi-city event designed to educate professionals with a passion for advancing their careers. Join SharpHeels and an intimate group of your peers to hear local leaders and career experts discuss topics such as:

  • Successful Career Planning
  • Overcoming Career Obstacles
  • Being an Impactful Leader
  • Enhancing Executive Presence

And roll-up your sleeves for workshops between panel discussions on:

  • Creating a Career Plan
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • Being an Impactful Leader

In addition, you’ll get:

  • Professional headshots taken to use on Linkedin.
  • Learn and Network with like-minded professionals.
  • SharpHeels tote bag with worksheets.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and cocktails with your peers.

Ticket Price: $295

Limited seats available, so register today. And remember to bring lots of business cards!

Parking not included. The ticket does not include parking or transportation. We will offer some suggestions at the hotel (valet & self-parking options), but we suggest public transportation, car-pooling or ride-sharing apps.

No Refund Policy. Registration fees for SharpHeels Events are non-refundable. A registrant may transfer their registration to another SharpHeels event or transfer the registration to another person.

Panel Discussions & Workshops:

8:00-8:30 am: Check-in & Breakfast
Check-in at the registration desk and pick-up your badge and tote bag, and then enjoy some coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches and danishes before the day kicks-off! Headshots will be taken during breakfast, lunch and each break.

8:30-9:00 am: Kick-off
Our Mistress of Ceremonies will kick-off the day with an overview of the importance of Career Planning and Leadership Development and will discuss the panels and workshops for the day.

9:00-9:95 am: Successful Career Planning
Hear female executives discuss how career planning impacted their careers, how important mentors and supporters were for their careers, how they set goals and advice on negotiating a promotion.
Panelists: Marie Pillai, Chief Investment Officer, General Mills, Jessica Longtine, VP, Life Time Fitness, & Moderator: Kari Ziemer, VP HR, Schwan’s

10:00-11:00 am: Workshop: Career Planning
Conducted by a career coach, our career planning workshop and worksheets are designed to help attendees assess their work-related skills and values, and then build an easy career plan summary for the short-term (1 yr), mid-term (2-5 yrs) and long term (5 yrs+) goals, to keep track of the progression. They will also be asked to set and accomplish at least 3 career action items over the next 6-12 months.

11:15-12:00 pm: Overcoming Career Obstacles
Hear female executives discuss their biggest career obstacles and how they overcame them (Work-Life Balance, Office Politics, Bad Performance Review, Job Loss, Losing Career Direction, Changing Career Path, Over-Worked and Underpaid, Lacking the right education/experience, etc.)

Panelists: Tanya Dreesen, VP, Partnerships, Minnesota Vikings, Joana Montenegro, VP, Research & Dev, Land O’Lakes, Jacquie Boyer, VP, Global OEM Sales, Donaldson, & Moderator: Kellie Newman, GM, W Minneapolis

12:00-12:45 pm: Lunch
Enjoy a long break and snack on some wraps and market fresh salad while you network with other attendees. Headshots will be taken during lunch and each break.

12:45-1:45 pm: Workshop: Success Factors
Conducted by an executive coach, this workshop will train attendees on the key success factors for climbing the corporate ladder, how to build your professional brand, how to be a thought leader at your company and in your industry, and how to negotiate a promotion.

2:00-2:45 pm: Being an Impactful Leader
Hear female executives discuss the most important qualities of a good leader, how to manage people by influence, even if you’re not a manager, and how to always put your team members and customer first.

Panelists: Angie Freeman, Chief HR Officer, C.H. Robinson, Chella Hjelm, VP, Finance, Sleep Number, Katherine Tarvestad, SVP & Chief Compliance, Allina Health, & Moderator: Judy Blaseg, Chief Dev Officer, YMCA, Twin Cities

3:00-3:45 pm: Workshop: Money Matters
In this workshop you’ll learn financial literacy and the importance of financial independence, in addition to smart ways to save your money and invest.

4:00-5:00 pm: Enhancing Executive Presence
Hear female executives discuss how they became executives and how they manage large organizations from the company strategy to the company culture.

Panelists: Erin Feigal, SVP & Chief HR Officer, Prime Therapeutics, Stephanie Hu, SVP, Strategy, Life Time Fitness, Stacey Fowler, SVP, Product Innovation, Schwan’s, Moderator: Kathryn Freytag, CIO, Donaldson

5:00-6:30 pm: Networking Happy Hour
Enjoy wine and appetizers while you network with attendees and speakers.

Stephanie Hu
SVP, Strategy
Life Time Fitness

Catherine Jennings
VP, Marketing
Boston Scientific

Erin Feigal
SVP & Chief HR Officer
Prime Therapeutics

Tanya Dreesen
VP, Partnerships
Minnesota Vikings

Carrie Heimer
Red Wing Shoe

Joana Montenegro
VP, Research & Dev
Land O’Lakes

Marie Pillai
Chief Investment Officer
General Mills

Angie Freeman
Chief HR Officer
C.H. Robinson

Chella Hjelm
VP, Finance
Sleep Number

Jessica Longtine
Life Time Kids
Life Time Fitness

Robin Borg
VP, Human Resources

Kellie Newman
General Manager
W Minneapolis

Jacquie Boyer
VP, Global OEM Sales

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