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2018 Talent: An Essential Priority | Louisville

Hosted in Louisville Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

Event Overview

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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 Steve Hopkins and Joe Galvin. Leave prepared to make talent a strategic focus for growing a successful, competitive business. The time is now.

Members through October 11: $99| After October 11: $129
Guests through October 11: $119 | After October 11: $149

Members and guests are welcome to attend. For more details contact Amanda Tubbs, Event Planner, at amanda.tubbs@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.

Steve Hopkins

Director of Client Development, Oliver Group

Evaluating and developing your executive team

What if you had a "do over" for hiring key executives? How would you assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current team? Who would you replace — and why? And how might these investigations offer insight on critical gaps in your leadership matrix, and the development of long-term organizational assets? In this interactive presentation, Steve Hopkins will provide the tools to think critically about your team, and to structure an approach to development that creates the right leadership pathway for each executive role in your organization. Leave informed to connect business strategy to human capital strategy.


Marriott Louisville East

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

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

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

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Presentation and Q&A

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Steve Hopkins, Director of Client Development | Oliver Group Evaluating and developing your executive team

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Closing remarks



Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY