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Why You Should Attend A CUE Conference

  • October 3, 2015

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If you seek to build and maintain a vibrant corporate culture CUE membership can help. CUE members find the resources and tools they need to support that effort within the CUE community.

CUE membership offers a variety of resources ranging from a regular schedule of timely labor relations updates, and our store where you can browse and purchase some of the most powerful communications resources in the industry to the incredible networking and educational opportunities available through our CUE Conferences, and the CUE community throughout the year.

Employee engagement is an ongoing effort, and CUE can help your company with this. One way in which we can do that is through providing exceptional learning opportunities at our conferences where top experts present the latest ideas on leadership and engagement.  We’ll help you find answers to questions that matter to your bottom line.

Is your organization healthy? 

Best practices session: Keep Calm and Measure On. Activate Insights for High Performance will take you on a best practices journey to optimizing engagement survey data and activating those insights for high performance.  This panel will profile a model that is a literal map of what it takes to move along the continuum of surveying your workforce and translate your engagement survey data into a powerful business investment in leadership, culture, and performance.

Are you hiring the right people?

Best Practices session: Selecting and Interviewing for Cultural Fit will help answer that question.  Join our expert panel as they explore how to select employees who effectively fit the culture of your company and live your values every day. Hiring is one part art, and one part science and our experts will share best practices on how they train supervisors and managers to hire employees who will help keep their brands great. They will also explore some of the potential pitfalls of bad selection decisions, and how to avoid them.

What kind of leaders do you have in the organization?

Leadership is described in many ways, often by a mash-up of trendy buzzwords that really tell you nothing. What companies really need is a way to help their managers model leadership behaviors which allow them to serve as role models of your organizational culture and values.

If one leadership behavior predicted high performance 88% of the time, would you want to know what it is?  Our pre-conference workshop on Approachable Leadership by management expert Phil Wilson will answer that question, and show you how the leaders in your organization can:

  • Practice and get comfortable using approachability behaviors;
  • Deal with obstacles and roadblocks they will encounter on their approachability journey;
  • Understand the importance of follow-through and how to handle situations they can’t fix;
  • Identify opportunities to apply approachability as soon as they leave the workshop;
  • Choose a co-mentor to work with and support them as they build their “approachability muscle memory”

These are just a few examples of what your company leaders will learn while attending one of our conferences.  CUE conference events offer a cutting-edge focus on pro-active human resources practices and the latest developments in labor and employee relations. CUE conferences also offer unparalleled networking opportunities with hundreds of other labor relations, human resources and operations management professionals.  Even if you can’t join us in Denver, consider a CUE membership for 2016 to start sharing these great educational and networking opportunities with your leadership team.

Fall 2015 CUE Conference – Know Before You Go

  • September 27, 2015

The excitement is building and your conference program team is putting the finishing touches on the CUE Conference in Denver. We can’t wait to see you there.

As you plan your conference experience, you may find the following logistical information helpful as you prepare to travel.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

CONFERENCE BOOKS – During registration, you selected either an e-Book or printed Book for use at the conference.  If you selected an eBook, you will receive it a week before conference via e-mail. Printed books will be at the registration desk upon your arrival.

MOBILE APP – CUE attendees can now access session descriptions, speaker bios, speaker presentations, speaker evaluations, create a customized conference schedule and so much more – right from your smart phone, tablet or computer!

To access the mobile app, go to https://cuefall2015.pathable.com.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM DOWNLOADS – All session presentations will be available to download via the CUE App a week  before the conference in the CUE mobile app. You can also download presentations from the CUE website http://bit.ly/1ieMJAF, or from the CUE Conference memory stick you will receive as part of your conference attendee package.

CUE PUBLICATIONS – We will be offering some of our most popular CUE publications for sale at special rates during the conference. Stop by the registration desk for full details.

NETWORKING @ CUE

Maximize your 2015 CUE Conference experience by meeting CUE Board members and networking with other  CUE members. This is one of the most important aspects of any CUE event.

1ST TIME ATTENDEE RECEPTION – If you are a first-time attendee at CUE, plan to begin your conference experience at our 1st Time Attendees Cocktail reception on Sunday from 6:00 – 6:30 PM in the foyer of the spectacular Capitol Peak Ballroom on the 38th floor of the hotel.

GRAND OPENING RECEPTION – Join us at the Grand Opening Reception on Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Capitol Peak Ballroom on the 38th floor of the hotel. Enjoy great food and cocktails, and meet with your CUE colleagues from across the globe.

MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL AND NETWORKING OPTIONS – Monday evening is typically set aside for attendees to hold team dinners or to explore the social life in downtown Denver, but before you head out, be sure to attend the CUE member networking reception for a cocktail and snack in the Aspen Ballroom from 5:15 – 6:15 PM.

TRAVELING ALONE?  – Check out our “Dine Around” options on Monday night  for a chance to eat dinner with CUE Board members and other conference attendees. Check with the registration desk for more information.

TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE WYNKOOP BREWERY – Get ready to relax, let your hair down and get your party on with a special event at the Wynkoop Brewery.  Please join us Tuesday night from 6 – 8 pm in the second floor pool hall which features 15 tournament-sized billiards tables, foosball, darts, brewery tours and great networking. Close out your CUE conference experience with great company and delicious Wynkoop food along with fresh Wynkoop beer from their critically acclaimed brewery.  Buses will begin loading at 5:30 pm.

HOTEL INFORMATION

GRAND HYATT – The times for check-in at the Grand Hyatt Denver will be 3 pm and check-out will be at 12 pm. In the event that you have to cancel your hotel room, please note that the Grand Hyatt has a 2 day (48 hour) cancellation policy. Cancellations made less than 2 days out will be charged a one night’s room and tax penalty. Hotel address is 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202 phone: (303) 295-1234.

From Denver International Airport: Exit Pena Boulevard to I-70 West. Proceed to I-25 South. Exit at Speer Boulevard. South and proceed on Speer Boulevard. Turn left on Lawrence Street Turn right on 17th Street Turn left on Welton, Grand Hyatt is located on the right. More detailed directions can be found at http://bit.ly/1JapRbc.

HOLIDAY INN – The times for check-in at the Holiday Inn will be 3 pm and check-out will be at 11 am. Hotel address is 1715 Tremont Place Denver, CO 80202. Phone: (303) 296-0400.

GRAND HYATT PARKING – The Hyatt offers Valet Parking in a covered garage adjoining the hotel.  (Porte cochere entrance of Grand Hyatt Denver). Overnight Parking is available seven days/week for $37/night USD, and includes in and out privileges. Daily parking is available seven days/week: 0 – 4 hours: $20 and 4 hours or more: $25. Oversized vehicle parking is available seven days/week for $43/day USD. For guests with oversized vehicles, please note, the limited height clearance of the garage (6’9”). Self-parking is available for a fee at several parking lots located near the hotel.

MEALS AND DINING

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SCHEDULE – General and concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday will run throughout the entire day. All meals will be served in the Aspen Ballroom on the 2nd floor. Breakfast will be served from 6:45 – 7:45 am and lunch will be served from 12:15 – 1:30 pm both days. Morning breaks will be from 9:15 – 9:30 am and 10:45 – 11:00 am.  The afternoon break will be from 2:45 – 3:15 pm.  Coffee and other assorted beverages will be available.

DINING OPTIONS – Dining in Denver can be an adventure.  Options at the Hyatt include Pub 17 on Welton Street, one of the newest restaurants in downtown Denver offering high plains cuisine and local microbrews, the Fireside Lounge and Starbucks Café. Explore other nearby options at http://denv.co/1Qfyd6U.

GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

THE REGISTRATION DESK – The place to go for help with any conference needs you may have. CUE staff members will be available daily during conference hours to help you with questions.

ATTIRE – Conference dress is typically business casual. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Also, we urge you to bring a sweater or jacket as the meeting rooms at the hotel may be cool.

ATTEND OUR SUNDAY PANELS AND DISCUSSION GROUPS – Open your conference with these unique opportunities to network with industry peers and experts. Our industry discussion groups meet Sunday from 3:45 – 4:45 PM and offer an opportunity to exchange information with peers from the Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation sectors in an informal conversational environment. Our “Ask the Experts” panel meets from 5:00 – 6:00 PM and offers a moderated, open format in which CUE experts answer questions about the latest developments in labor and employee relations. Check your schedule or at the registration desk for specific locations.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – The pre-conference workshop will be held from 12:00 – 4:00 PM in the Mt. Oxford and Mt. Columbia rooms on the 3rd floor. Attendees should check in at the registration desk to get materials and their specific room assignment.  Registration desk opens at 11:00 AM.

SPEAKER EVALUATIONS – This year we are proud to partner with Pathable for online speaker evaluations on our mobile app at https://cuefall2015.pathable.com . Each session has a speaker evaluation. Simply click on speaker evaluation, enter the speaker name(s) in appropriate field and rate each speaker in each category and submit. By completing the evaluations, you are providing valuable information for the planning and development of future CUE Conference Programs. We appreciate your time and feedback!

NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT WEBSITE – If you would like brief training on how to utilize the new CUE website and manage your membership, please feel free to stop by the registration desk and speak with Morgan Jennings. She will gladly answer any questions or walk you through the site and resolve any issues you may have. If you are interested in signing up for a webinar for training, you may do so by speaking with her. 

CUE CHARITY/ HR Gives Back to a Future Without Parkinson’s

Each conference, we donate to a charitable organization in recognition and appreciation of the speakers who give their time to give to our event. For Fall 2015, we are proud to partner with the Michael J. Fox Foundation as part of the “HR Gives Back to a Future Without Parkinson’s” initiative to raise funds for finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. Click to http://bit.ly/1OV59RN to donate or learn more.

On behalf of the entire CUE Conference Team, thank you for choosing to attend the 2015 fall CUE Conference! So many CUE members and volunteers come together to make this a premier event for our attendees – we truly hope you enjoy it!

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