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21st Century Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit

June 8-9, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA

Event Details

Native Nation Events and Paradigm Shift present: Human Resources Leadership in the 21st Century

We need leaders. We need HR.

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. In the 21st Century, 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.

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

This event is HRCI-certified with attendees receiving eight credit hours for continuing education.

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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Pechanga Resort Casino

45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA 92592


Room Rate:

Wednesday – Thursday: $204 per night

Friday: $279 per night

Cut-Off Date: Monday, May 8, 2023

You must mention Native Nation Events or the 21st Century Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit to receive the discounted rate.

21st Century Tribal Human Resources Leadership Summit

June 8-9, 2023

Agenda at a Glance

Thursday, June 8th

8:00-9:00 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Justin O'Connor

President | Native Nation Events

Jerrod Murr

Founder & CEO | Paradigm Shift

9:15-10:15 AM

Defining Your Leadership Voice

  • Human resource personnel are leaders. We must first see ourselves as leaders and empower our teams to serve in higher leadership capacities.
  • Defining transformational and functional leadership styles
    • Transformational leadership is focused on inspiring and motivating followers to achieve greater levels of performance and personal growth.
    • Functional leadership, on the other hand, is focused on achieving organizational goals through the efficient and effective management of resources and processes.

10:15-10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:45-12:00 PM

The Value of Engaging a Team

  • Human resources personnel play a critical leadership role in organizations. They are responsible for managing the people who make up the workforce, the most valuable asset of any organization.
  • Human resource leaders hire and train employees but also develop and implement policies that create a positive work environment and promote employee engagement and retention.
  • Good human resource leaders are essential for organizations to achieve their goals and objectives. They have the expertise and skills to ensure that the workforce is aligned with the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Human resource leaders are also instrumental in managing employee relations, which can be a key driver of organizational success. They help to foster a culture of respect, trust, and open communication, which can increase employee satisfaction and motivation.

12:00-1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00-2:30 PM

Understanding Conscious Communication, Part 1

  • Effective communication is critical to effective leadership.
  • Leaders who are skilled communicators are able to build strong relationships with their followers, inspire trust and confidence, and create a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Here are some reasons why communication is important in leadership:
    • 1. Clarity
    • 2. Alignment
    • 3. Motivation
    • 4. Problem-solving
    • 5. Engagement

2:30-2:45 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

2:45-4:00 PM

Understanding Conscious Communication, Part 2

  • We will discuss a new type of communication style: conscious.
  • This style focuses on intention and delivery rather than personality or style.
  • We will consider message, medium, and market as well as speed in communication.

4:00-4:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

4:15-5:00 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.

5:00 PM

Day 1 Sessions Conclude

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Evening Networking Reception

  • Join us after a day of sessions for a networking reception in the White Sage Room on the 2nd Floor with beer, wine, and light Hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, June 9th

8:00-9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

Navigating Change Management

  • Human resource personnel are critical for successful change management practices.
  • Change management is a structured approach to managing the transition of an organization from its current state to a desired future state. It involves identifying, planning, implementing, and evaluating changes in order to achieve organizational objectives. Effective change management involves several key steps:
    • 1. Assessment
    • 2. Planning
    • 3. Implementation
    • 4. Monitoring
    • 5. Evaluation

10:15-10:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:30-12:00 PM

Conflict Resolution

  • Leaders with high emotional intelligence are better equipped to understand and manage their own emotions, as well as the emotions of those around them.
  • One of the key benefits of emotional intelligence in leadership is the ability to manage conflicts and difficult situations effectively.
  • High emotional intelligence allows leaders to be better able to anticipate and manage potential conflicts, helping to prevent them from arising in the first place.

12:00 PM

Closing and Dismissal

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

Native Nation Events is excited to partner with Paradigm Shift Leadership to bring this revolutionary and much-needed event to Tribal Human Resources professionals. Jerrod has frequently led Native Nation Events’ keynotes at past conferences, all with raving reviews.