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Global Best Practices 2019 Pre Conference Session

Bringing together the most elite human resources professionals in the restaurant industry.

It is not your imagination; this is the toughest labor market of your career. We are hosting our third HR Executive Summit late this summer, based on requests from members. This small group will be focused on the multiple workforce hot topics confronting operators. The event includes an opening cocktail reception and content the next day, wrapping up in time to get to the airport. This is a chance to spend time with peers in a smaller, more confidential environment than conferences.

What is keeping HR execs up at night? Labor scarcity, gig economy, an unhinged NLRB, #MeToo, rapidly evolving technology and data solutions, government tumult and economic uncertainty are all on the starter list. High performing leaders in top brands understand that dealing with those realities are just table stakes. The real work of recruiting, retaining and developing enough talent to fuel a differentiated and competitive brand requires innovation, creativity, courage and a whole lot of finding the purpose that matters.

Spend a day with your peers to share the pain, joy, best practices and hopefully some big ideas to kick-start the second half of 2018. We promise a pressure-free, content-rich day, complete with your colleagues and team TDn2K. This is an invitation-only event. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending. We look forward to being your hosts. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Workplace 2018

Gig economy, record high turnover, unhinged NLRB, general government chaos and scary shortages of qualified employees. We’ll tackle it all.

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The size of the prize has never been bigger and the risks have never been greater. TDn2K research connects the dots.

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If culture really does eat strategy for breakfast, lunch & dinner…we need to get better at building & sustaining workplaces that get it.

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Best Places to Work in a #MeToo Era

The pressure on leaders to speak up, walk their talk and model their values is at an all-time high.

Lon Ledwith | EVP of Operations | BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse

2018 HR Executive Summit Chair

Leon Ledwith“I am excited to attend the HR Executive Summit to learn from our peers. Today’s difficult and changing environment requires exceptional thinking and leadership. Engaging and challenging the status quo with other respected leaders to grow our industry and our respective companies is so very rewarding, both personally and professionally. I look forward to advancing diversity and inclusion in our workplace and to the thought leadership that a group of dedicated HR executives can bring to this critical subject. It is well known that if you take care of your team, your team will take care of the business. Creating and nurturing the positive culture of inclusion is critical to growth and success. I am excited for what is to come and what we will learn at the HR Executive Summit.”

Jill Van Pelt | CPO Denny's and 2017 Chair

“This was a great way to network with other HR leaders, discuss the challenges we all face with turnover and culture, and hear from industry experts on hot industry topics. The small size of the group made it easy to connect and the interaction during the meeting was wonderful. I look forward to more of these events!”

Jill Van Pelt

Jill Van Pelt | CPO Denny’s and 2017 Chair

Diane Sanford | CPO On the Border

“The HR Executive Summit is a terrific forum to learn from peers in our industry who are tackling the same business problems. Learning together makes the entire industry better.”
Diane Sanford | CPO On the Border

Diane Sanford | CPO On the Border

Toni Quist | CPO Perkins & Marie Calendars

“Invaluable experience to network, benchmark and assess…. as always the TDn2K team went above and beyond to deliver an amazing experience!!”
Toni Quist | CPO Perkins & Marie Calendars

Toni Quist | CPO Perkins & Marie Calendars

Tom Gathers | EVP & CPO Red Lobster

“Great networking event. Could easily be 1/2 day longer!”

Tom Gathers | EVP & CPO Red Lobster

Tom Gathers | EVP & CPO Red Lobster

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