Sunday, April 7th



2:00 pm  –  Check-in/Registration
Location: Wellspring Manor and Spa

Wellspring is an all-inclusive sanctuary where you will reconnect with your passion for talent management, and where you will tap back into your vision for building a stronger and more vibrant culture for your organization. You and your peers will be catered to as you experience two days of meaningful and engaging discussions facilitated by experts from the sector. From value-added materials to delectable meals, and great conversations, you’ll leave fully recharged and ready to tackle your most pressing people priorities.


3:00 – 4:30 pm – Opening Speaker

Re-imagining Talent & The Role of the CHRO

It is estimated that by 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. By 2029, robots are expected to reach the same level of intelligence as humans. And by 2030, 9% of the world’s populations will live in just 41 megacities. The role of the CHRO is also changing and is becoming increasingly complex due to a wide range of factors, including fast paced changes in technology, automation, the changing profile of the workforce, new ways of working, and the increased focus on talent. As leaders, we must fully embrace our roles as change and transformation agents while influencing our workplace cultures and serving as visible, value-added partners. While many of these changes may seem like a world away, these disrupting trends will impact organizations of all sizes across the globe including social sector and social impact organizations. What changes do we need to employ now to talent management and our changing roles as chief talent management leaders to drive our organizations’ missions into the future? Join in an engaging discussion and hear why we must think differently about our roles and importance of talent going forward.


Speaker: Pia Wilson-Body

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4:30 – 6:00 pm – Patio Networking Reception

Take in the beauty of the outdoors and join us for a networking reception on the grounds of Prince George’s County’s first luxury retreat destination, Wellspring Manor & Spa. Meet your peers on the patio, take in some mint julep and munch on delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Wellspring’s Executive Chef-in-Residence, Danielle Harris.



6:30 – 8:30 pm – Dine Around at National Harbor

You pick the restaurant of your choice and we’ll get you there. . All you need to do is choose from our pre-vetted selection of restaurants including: Bond45, Grace’s MandarinSuccotash or Rosa Mexicano.

We will transport you from Wellspring to National Harbor and back to your hotel for the evening. Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the comprehensive waterfront destinations in the region.




Monday, April 8th


8:30 – 9:45 am

Breakfast Plenary: GlobalGiving: A Profile in Talent Management Success

GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofitsdonors, and companies in nearly every country. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between), Global Giving provides access to the tools, training, and support individuals and organizations need to be more effective. Global Giving’s vision to unleash the  potential of people to make positive change happen has done just that, happened. Listen in on an intriguing conversation between Nonprofit HR’s President & CEO, Lisa Brown Alexander and Global Giving’s CEO, Alix Guerrier, as they discuss the talent management strategies that Global Giving has undertaken that have fueled their growth and success!

Speaker: Alix Guerrier

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9:45 – 10:45

Deep Dive #1: Humanity Means Business

China will share personal observations from her experience as a CEO/President and as a corporate board member on the ROI of creating a more human workplace culture. Despite popular attention being paid in business and social sector media about the importance of “engagement,” progress has been minimal in the big picture. Join China as she shares mounting evidence that a tipping point in favor of humanity in the workplace is quickly becoming essential to talent management success and a key strategy to organizations seeking long-term impact in the communities where they serve.

Speaker: China Gorman

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10:45 – 11:00 – Break


11:00 – 12:15 pm

Deep Dive #2: Talent Management Vision Boarding: Driving Your Organization’s People Management Roadmap Forward

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Dive into this out-of-the-box session with Nonprofit HR’s CEO, Lisa Brown Alexander, as she leads you through a vision board exercise that will help crystalize your vision for your organization’s talent management future. You’ll walk away from this experience with a visual representation of your vision that will keep your attention on your intentions to lead with focus and impact.

Speaker: Lisa Brown Alexander

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12:30 – 2:00

Lunch/Deep Dive #3: From Diversity to Inclusion, Strategies for Driving Measurable Progress

The journey from diversity to inclusion is said to be a marathon, not a sprint. As more and more social sector organizations become intentionally and intensely focused on fostering inclusive workplaces, the need for clearly defined strategies to get there also increases.  Barbara Polk, Strategic Advisor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Nonprofit HR, will guide you through an important and timely discussion around key strategies you can use to measure your organization’s progress around diversity, equity and inclusion. She will unpack some of the false narratives around diversity and inclusion and share current perspectives on what the new narratives may include. A dialogue will be initiated on creating a sustainable funnel of diverse talent, unlocking potential along with strategic succession planning. In addition, the optics and impact of the “Me Too” movement and gender parity realities will be covered. Strategic options for talent management leaders  to address the ongoing transition from diversity measurement to actionable inclusion – will lead to how HR translates the dual conversation of business vs moral imperatives.

Speaker: Barbara Polk

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2:00 – 3:30 pm

Closing Deep Dive: Insightful Decision-Making in an Overthinking World


This fast-paced, interactive, thought-provoking session will provide you with valuable insights to improve your strategic decision-making approach.

As a talent management leader who faces complex decisions in a disruptive, chaotic and complex world, it is critical that, in this fast paced and changing environment, you can see beyond “the data.”

Speaker: Shelley Row

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3:30 – 4:00 pm – Wrap-up



 Spaces will go fast. Register now!


Who should attend this event? 

Chief Human Resources Officers

Chief Talent Management Officers

Chief Human Capital Officers

Chief People Officers

Chief Culture Management Officers

Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents of Human Resources

C-suite executives of nonprofits, social sector and social enterprise organizations


Sponsor the Nonprofit CHRO Retreat!

Chief human resources and chief talent management leaders from nonprofit and social sector organizations from across the country will gather for this exclusive two-day retreat! Increase visibility for your brand among this group of decision-makers.

Contact our Client Engagement Manager, Sangeetha Subramanian.