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2018 Talent: An Essential Priority | Atlanta

Hosted in Atlanta Wednesday, September 19, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

Event Overview

Talent. Growth. Hiring. If they’re keeping you up at night — you’re not alone. 87 percent of CEOs count talent as their No. 1 challenge.

Although most (72 percent) plan to increase hiring, and expect fierce competition, the National Center for the Middle Market reports: 44 percent cannot find candidates with the skills they need. It’s time to get creative.

Now more than ever, CEOs face critical decisions and are making strategic investments that determine their fate and fortune. It’s time to think smarter. The strengthened ability to hire, retain, engage and manage talent — as an integral part of your business strategy — will give your organization a competitive edge.

Join us for this half-day event featuring proven insights from thought leaders Joe Galvin, chief research officer of Vistage, and Adam Weber, co-founder of Emplify. Leave prepared to make talent a strategic focus for growing a successful, competitive business. The time is now.

Members through August 29: $99| After August 29: $129
Guests through August 29: $119 | After August 29: $149

Members and guests are welcome to attend. For more details contact Tempe Ligett, Event Planner, at tempe.ligett@vistage.com.

Event Speakers

Joe Galvin

Chief Research Officer, Vistage

SMB CEO: Decisions, investments and priorities for 2019

While strong economic tailwinds continue to push the economy forward, there is growing concern the “good old days” might just be ending. In this presentation we’ll share the thoughts of more than 1500 Vistage CEOs. We’ll review their economic confidence for the year ahead, explore their key decisions and understand their top investments for 2019. We’ll look at their priorities and identify the key takeaways. Join Joe Galvin, chief research officer, as he shares the ongoing work of Vistage Research into the issues, topics and decisions of business optimization and leadership enhancement.

Meg Crosby

Principal & Co-founder, PeopleCap

Leading in a talent-driven economy: What’s your People Strategy?

Referring to your workforce as “talent,” has bigger implications than you might think. In fact — it connotes a major shift in the value we place on human capital. To survive in this talent-driven economy, you must grow and deploy your people with the same strategic focus and skill you apply to your financial capital. In her presentation, Meg Crosby will share a framework from which to craft your People Strategy; six imperatives that will help you drive better results; and four questions every leader should ask.

Adam Weber

Co-Founder, Emplify

The key to growing and retaining top teams

Retaining top talent. It’s vital to growing your organization and reaching yearly targets. Unsurprisingly, according to the Vistage Confidence Index, talent management is a top concern for members this year. Enter Emplify — a company built to help business leaders unlock the potential of their people. In his presentation, Emplify co-founder Adam Weber will share proven methods for retaining team members. He’ll decipher what really motivates employees, and how to foster that within your culture. Leave with simple processes you can implement immediately for optimum employee engagement. Be inspired by real-life success stories of Vistage companies for whom these strategies have yielded unprecedented results.


The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Check-in and breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and networking discussion

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer, Vistage | CEO projections for 2018

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Adam Weber, Co-Founder, Emplify | The key to growing and retaining top teams

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meg Crosby, Principal & Co-founder, PeopleCap | Leading in a talent-driven economy: What's your people strategy?

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Closing remarks



The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA