Flood and Peterson Symposium

20th Annual Flood and Peterson Symposium

October 6th, 2017

7:30AM – 3:30PM

Embassy Suites, Loveland
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538

Since 1998, the Annual Flood and Peterson Symposium as been a must-attend event across the Rocky Mountain Region. The Annual Symposium is a first-in-class resource, ensuring leadership remains informed on risk management, health care, cyber security, and safety among a variety of other essential topics. The all-day event offers the opportunity to attend breakout sessions, earn safety member credits and network with many carriers and other industry exhibitors. 


“The Invisible Leader: Transforming Organizations with Purpose”

Keynote Speaker – Zach Mercurio

The most transformational leaders in organizations aren’t people. Instead, compelling research finds that a shared, believed, and other-centered common purpose, “the invisible leader,” empowers more sustainable employee engagement, unity, stakeholder commitment, and ultimately optimized organizational performance. When awakened, clarified, and instilled through every level of an organization and delivered through strategic action, purpose can become the ultimate differentiator and competitive advantage. Purposeful people ultimately deliver the purpose that drives profit and performance.


About Zach Mercurio

Zach empowers purposeful leaders and helps build purposeful organizations that inspire meaningful work. He is an organizational development consultant, transformational speaker, and Instructor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO where he researches meaningful work and teaches courses on purposeful and organizational leadership. He is the founder of PurposeSpeaks.com, the popular blog on purposeful leadership and is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and other international media outlets. Zach serves as a co-founder of the Foundation for Purposeful Organizations, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and teaching purposeful leadership and management. His research has been featured in the Human Resource Development Review and at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference. Zach is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Invisible Leader” which focuses on the science and practice of purpose in leadership and organizations. He speaks internationally on purposeful leadership, organizations, and living.

Schedule of Events

7:30AM – Registration & Exhibitor Networking
8:00AM – Breakfast
8:45AM – Keynote Speaker

“The Invisible Leader: Transforming Organizations with Purpose” – Zach Mercurio

10:20AM – Breakout Session I

“How Cybercriminals Target All Organizations” – Jon Clay, Director: Global Threat Communications, Trend Micro

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“Flipping the Script: Using Talent Analytics to Hire for Fit and Build Engagement” – Kurt Kraiger, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, jobZology

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“Occupational Safety: Introduction to Confined Space Entry” – Justin Sweney, Territory Manager, MSA – the Safety Company

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11:30AM – Lunch

12:45PM – Breakout Session II

“Secure Travel in an Increasingly Dangerous World” – H. Wesley Odom, Jr., President, The Ackerman Group LLC

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“The Business of Drones” – Ken Hanes, Partner, AGL Drone Services

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“The Affordable Care Act, What Happened in Congress?” – Misty Baker, Director of Compliance, BenefitMall

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2:15PM – Breakout Session III

Healthcare Panel – Amy Kolczak, UCHealth, Molly Tatting, Cigna, Misty Baker, BenefitMall & Cody Belzley, Common Good Consulting, LLC

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“The Science and Art of Positive Employee Development” – Bryan Dik, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, jobZology

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“What is Happening Now to DOT Compliance?” – Ryan Byers, Safety Management Consultant, Front Range Compliance Services

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3:30PM – 20th Anniversary Celebration Reception & Grand Prize Drawing

Please join us in celebration of our 20th Anniversary – refreshments and dessert will be served.


 This Symposium has been approved for safety credits by Pinnacol Assurance.


Thank you to our sponsors!

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