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Second Annual Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit

January 31 - February 1, 2024

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

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Native Nation Events and Paradigm Shift present: Second Annual Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit

Human Resources (HR) is one of the most essential areas of responsibility within any organization. Yet, this department is often underrated and unrecognized as a major contributing voice within a team. This illustrates the need for focused leadership development among HR professionals. HR professionals must take a more proactive role to increase their influence among team members and key decision-makers. This is the essence of leadership and the emphasis of this conference. The industry has slowly understood the true significance of HR professionals. This event will equip HR professionals with the skills needed to take a larger “seat at the table” and lead us through the 21st century.

HRCI Approved Program (Nine Credit Hours)

We are thrilled to announce Native Nation Events is an approved HRCI program provider, with attendees receiving 11 credit hours upon conference completion towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ designations.

HR Certification Institute’s® ( official seal confirms that Native Nation Events meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

Deepen Your Learning at the 14th Annual Native American Human Resources Conference 

There is no better Tribal Human Resource professional development and networking opportunity than with Native Nation Events, and the 14th annual conference will not disappoint. Whether new to the field or a seasoned professional, you’ll gain new skills and connect with peers and pros who will help you achieve your goals and solve your workplace challenges.

Invest in yourself in 2024 and register for both conferences for $1,495.

Targeted Outcomes:

  • Increase ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization.
  • Voice potential solutions to obstacles for the successful implementation of team agenda.
  • Demonstrate agility and understanding when leading organizational initiatives or when supporting initiatives.
  • Build greater support from internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the organization through change with resilience and connectedness.
  • Promote collaboration among departments.
  • Develop skills in conflict resolution and internal negotiations.


Areas of Focus:

  • Communication Skills
  • Self Efficacy
  • Advocacy
  • Culture Creation
  • Consensus Building
  • Change Management
  • Influence
  • Functional Leadership



  • Tribal Government HR Department Professionals
  • Compensation and Benefits Professionals
  • Tribal-Owned Enterprise HR Managers
  • Leadership
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention Professionals
  • Organizational Development and Training Personnel
  • Benefits and Recognition Personnel
  • Legal and Compliance

At Native Nation Events, we pride ourselves on offering best-in-class networking events in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No need for suits and ties; business casual is the preferred dress code for our conferences. 

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Register for Both the Human Resources Conference and the Leadership Summit

Double Conference


Group Rate (Must have four or more registered)

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Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592


Room Rate:$179 per night

Cut-Off Date: Friday, January 5, 2024

Booking Code: 7517638

You must mention Native Nation Events or the Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit to receive the discounted rate.

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Second Annual Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit

January 31 - February 1, 2024

Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, January 31

7:30 - 8:15 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

Jerrod Murr

Founder and CEO | Paradigm Shift

8:30 - 10:00 AM

The Evolving Role of HR in Shaping Organizational Strategy

In a rapidly changing business landscape, the role of Human Resources (HR) has transformed from a mere administrative function to a strategic partner in shaping an organization’s success. This keynote session delves into the dynamic and evolving role of HR professionals as key contributors to organizational strategy.

  • Key Takeaways:
    • Understand the historical context of HR and how it has evolved into a strategic driver for businesses.
    • Explore the pivotal link between HR initiatives and achieving organizational goals.
    • Discover real-world examples of organizations where HR has played a critical role in strategic decision-making.
    • Learn about the skills and competencies required for HR professionals to effectively contribute to strategic planning.
    • Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that come with HR’s expanded strategic role.

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Navigating Disruption: HR's Role in Times of Change

In an era marked by constant change and disruption, Human Resources professionals stand at the forefront of guiding organizations through tumultuous waters. HR plays a critical role in steering organizations through disruptive periods while ensuring continuity, adaptability, and employee well-being.

  • Key Discussion Points:
    • HR’s Strategic Agility:
      • Explore how HR professionals are positioned to respond swiftly and strategically to disruption. Understand the importance of aligning HR initiatives with the organization’s adaptive strategies.
    • Change Management Expertise:
      • Learn how HR professionals excel in change management, guiding teams through transitions while minimizing resistance and fostering a sense of stability.
    • Employee Well-Being and Resilience:
      • Discuss the role of HR in safeguarding employee well-being during times of uncertainty. Explore strategies for promoting resilience, mental health, and a positive work culture.
    • Innovations in Talent Management:
      • Delve into how disruptive forces are changing the landscape of talent management. Learn how HR professionals adapt recruitment, onboarding, and performance management strategies to changing circumstances.
    • Collaboration Across Departments:
      • Understand how HR’s collaboration with other departments, such as IT and finance, can enhance the organization’s response to disruption. Explore how cross-functional teams can drive innovation during challenging times.
    • Lessons from Real-World Scenarios:
      • Participants will share real-world examples of how HR has navigated disruption in their respective industries. We will learn from peer experiences and gain actionable insights.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Successful HR-Driven Cultural Transformation

Cultural transformation is a powerful endeavor that can reshape an organization’s identity, values, and behaviors. In this case study presentation, we will delve into real-world examples of how HR professionals have played a pivotal role in driving and sustaining cultural transformation efforts that align with the organization’s vision and strategic goals.

  • Key Discussion Points:
    • Understanding Cultural Transformation:
      • Explore the concept of cultural transformation and its importance in adapting to changing business landscapes. Understand how HR professionals can lead the charge in reshaping organizational culture.
    • The Role of HR in Cultural Change:
      • Learn about the multifaceted role HR plays in cultural transformation, from defining cultural values to designing initiatives that foster alignment with those values.
    • Engagement and Communication:
      • Discover how HR professionals effectively communicate the need for cultural change, involving all levels of the organization. Understand strategies for engaging employees and stakeholders in the transformation journey.
    • Alignment with Business Objectives:
      • Explore how successful cultural transformation is closely tied to the organization’s business objectives and strategic direction. Learn how HR professionals ensure that cultural change enhances, rather than hinders, overall performance.
    • Championing Inclusivity and Diversity:
      • Discuss how HR can drive cultural transformation efforts that embrace diversity and foster an inclusive environment. Learn how this contributes to a more dynamic and adaptable organizational culture.
    • Overcoming Resistance and Challenges:
      • Delve into the challenges that organizations may encounter when trying to transform their culture. Understand how HR professionals can navigate resistance and create a sense of ownership among employees.
    • Measuring Cultural Impact:
      • Explore methods for measuring the success of cultural transformation initiatives. Understand how HR professionals can use data and feedback to gauge the impact on employee engagement, performance, and overall organizational health

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Processing Mastermind

Each of us will be placed in a mastermind group of peers for further discussion and connections. This will be absolutely remarkable for the conference experience. We are in this together, and this group will give us new allies in the field.

4:30 PM

Day One Sessions Conclude

Thursday, February 1

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Building and Sustaining High-Performance Teams

We will discuss HR’s role in forming and maintaining high-performance teams that drive organizational success. You’ll leave equipped with practical knowledge and strategies to build a cohesive team culture, enhance communication, and lead teams toward consistent peak performance.

  • Key Takeaways
    • Essence of Effective Team Leadership:
      • Understand the core tenets of leading great teams and their impact on overall organizational performance. Explore how HR professionals can serve as catalysts for team success.
    • Strategic Alignment with Organizational Goals:
      • Discuss the importance of aligning team goals with the broader objectives of the organization. Learn strategies to ensure that team efforts contribute directly to the achievement of business outcomes.

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Balancing Organizational and Employee Needs

In the realm of modern leadership, the ability to guide teams to greatness while maintaining a harmonious balance between organizational objectives and employee well-being is paramount. This session delves into the art of leading exceptional teams while navigating the dynamic interplay between the needs of the organization and those of its employees.

  • Key Discussion Points:
    • Employee-Centric Approach to Leadership
      • Explore how an employee-centric leadership style can lead to higher engagement, motivation, and productivity within teams. Understand the role of HR professionals in fostering a supportive work environment.
    • Conflict Resolution and Collaboration:
      • Delve into techniques for addressing conflicts within teams and promoting a culture of collaboration. Understand how HR leaders can mediate disputes and ensure team dynamics remain positive.
    • Ethical Considerations in Team Leadership:
      • Discuss ethical dilemmas that arise in team leadership and how HR professionals can navigate them. Explore ways to balance the needs of the organization with those of individual team members.
    • Feedback and Growth:
      • Learn strategies for providing constructive feedback and fostering continuous growth within teams. Explore how HR professionals can create development opportunities that benefit both employees and the organization.

12:00 PM

Second Annual Tribal Human Resources Summit Concludes

Jerrod Murr

Founder & Chief Visionary Officer | Paradigm Shift 
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Kevin Ragsdale

Director of Strategic Partnerships | Paradigm Shift
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Billie Sue Smith

Facilitator & Sales Representative | Paradigm Shift
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Here's what attendees have said about Jerrod Murr's past presentations at Native Nation Events' gatherings

Early in the morning, attendees were treated to a surprise parade of hot air balloons over Temecula before we kicked off sessions with Jerrod Murr and his dynamite energy.

Attendees gathered for breakfast networking in the Eagle's View Ballroom. What a view and way to start the day! Dan O'Connor, Sponsorship Sales Director, kicked off the summit with his opening remarks that set the pace for the day.

The conversation was flowing all day with attendees sharing stories of success, tools in their arsenal, and ways they can continue the momentum from this amazing gathering.

Attendees kept the energy high and broke out into groups based on their personality and leadership styles. Here they are showcasing the hand sign for their particular grouping.