Mountain Vision: Lessons Beyond the Summit

Monday, September 28, 9:00 AM | Location TBD | Sponsored by TBD

This presentation takes the audience on a journey to high peaks around the globe, detailing the meaningful and exciting endeavors of mountaineer and adventurer Jeff Evans. These experiences have allowed Jeff to hone his skills of teamwork, commitment, leadership and handling adversity, which he shares in a way that is applicable to everyone in their business and personal lives.

Jeff Evans

Pro-Mountain Climber & Motivational Speaker

World-renowned climber, adventurer and author Jeff Evans has established himself as one of the country’s most respected mountaineering guides and has now become one of the most sought after adventure based motivational speakers. Twenty years ago he electively chose to be the primary guide for then unknown blind climber Erik Weihenmayer on mountains, rock faces and adventure races all over the world, even after many established guides had passed up the opportunity. Jeff worked with Erik on creating a climbing vision, establishing an acceptable definition of success and refining effective methods of communication, all innovative and challenging. Full background details.


Ally or Adversary?  The 3 Massive Mistakes HR Leaders Make that Damage Professional Relationships

Tuesday, September 29, 9:00 AM | Location TBD | Sponsored by TBD

The bestselling book "Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships" is written by Morag Barrett and focuses on how to create a successful organization by clarifying the rules of engagement across teams. Often, in organizations where toxic behaviors are ignored, invariably inefficiences surface, which affect the quality of services that is suppose to be provided and increase organizational costs.  

The world of work is like a big team sport, which employees need to be part of to play. However, few workers have a mindset that values mutual over individual successes. As a result, especially in turbulent times, where emotions are raised, opinions differ and stakes are high. Those who have not spent the time to cultivate winning relationships may find results deteriorate just when outstanding team performance is required.

Relationships matters -- and this session will dive deep into how you can make it matter within your organization.

"Difficult to manage relationships sabotage more business than anything else."- John Kotter, Harvard Business School

Morag Barrett

Author & CEO, SkyeTeam


Morag Barrett is the best-selling author of "Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships" and CEO of SkyeTeam, an international HR and executive development company. Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skill set. Her 25 year career includes 15 years in commercial finance, as well as senior executive coaching and developing teams across Europe, America and Asia in a range of industries including: Healthcare, Telecoms, Mining, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology. At last count Morag has worked with more than 3,000 leaders in 20 countries and on 4 continents. Morag understands the challenges of running a business as well as the complexities of leading and managing the people that are part of a company. Full background at & CEO of SkyeTeam



Be the Kind of Employee People Want to Work With. Here's How. ~ Entrepreneur, April 2015

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IPMA-HR’s International Training Conference has been approved for 7.75 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at Note: does not include the pre-conference workshops.