It’s one full day + two half days of frank discussion about the tools, practices, and principles that make organizations thrive. It’s also about ways to fix the stuff that keeps you up at night. Together, we’ll share ideas that worked, some that didn’t, and the lessons we learned from both. And during the whole thing, you’ll make lasting friendships while witnessing the launch of a new community.

Topics You Care about, Conversations You Direct

CELU 2015 is not about watching people razzle dazzle you with Keynote decks while you check Twitter. It’s a series of moderated discussions where everyone is a presenter. The value of the event lies in the perspectives you absorb from each and every attendee, who are from diverse backgrounds and industry niches, offering perspectives often outside of your immediate circle of influence.

One of the most powerful things about an unconference event is how quickly you’ll realize you’re not alone. No matter how unique you think your experiences or challenges are in this glamorous life we live, there are others who have gone through the exact same thing. How each of us deal with them is what is truly eye opening.

CELU 2015 is not about telling you what to do. There are no right answers. But the perspectives you’ll hear will inspire you to make things better, or at the very least confirm you’re on the right path.

Key Areas of Focus Include

  • Strategy, Process Improvement and Alignment
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Career Management and Leadership Development

Key Topics will include

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Innovation and Growth Strategies
  • Creating and Maintaining Trust and Relationships with CXOs
  • Career Management and Development
  • The Cloud
  • Social Enterprise
  • Mobile Workforce
  • Security
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Business Analytics

A Sample of Possible Topics

  • Strategic Growth — Your company’s identity today vs tomorrow
  • Tools — What are the best tools you use to run your shop? CRM/biz dev/people intel/resourcing/communication, etc.
  • Tracking Profitability and Time — How do you do it? Do you even bother?
  • Teams — Do you service your clients via team structures? What works? What doesn’t?
  • Quality Assurance — What is your process? And how strict is your process overall?
  • Pricing/Billing Models — What have you tried? What works? Do you bill by the hour?
  • HR — Performance reviews. How do you handle them?
  • Contracting/Outsourcing/Offshoring — Do you do it? For what functions? Is it worth it?
  • Communication — Short-circuiting issues and managing expectations