Leaders
Summit

Leaders Summit

A Retreat for University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Leaders

December 12-13, 2024 | San Diego, CA

Unique Focus. New Perspectives. Fresh Ideas.

Bringing our community together in person and virtually is a core part of how we add value for our members. URx Leaders Summit is an exclusive retreat for leaders in the emerging talent recruiting ecosystem and our partner organizations. The program also features thought leaders from Workforce & Economic Development, Higher Education, Talent Development, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Past Speakers & Attendees

Wahab Owolabi

Founder OneReq, Head of DEIB Duolingo

Corey Twitty

Global Head of Emerging Talent, Netflix

Farouk Dey

Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design, Johns Hopkins University

Christina Garvey

University Recruiting and Programs Leader, Fastly

Becky Parson

Director, Early Talent, Randstad Sourceright

Emma Surich

Director, Talent Acquisition, Flywheel Digital

Geneva Scott

Senior Director of Career Center, CodePath

Sue Harnett

Founder & CEO, Rewriting the Code

Have a unique perspective or fresh idea? Submit a proposal to speak, or express interest in facilitating a discussion.

Past Speakers & Attendees

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Leo Cortez

Global Head of University Recruiting
HubSpot

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Corey Twitty

Director, Global Emerging Talent
Netflix

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Kate Beckman

Director, Brand and Community
RippleMatch

Char Delapena

Char Delapena

Managing Director, OneReq
Head of Emerging Talent, Ripple

Katherine Beauchamp

Leadership Development
Duolingo, Twillio, The Regis Company

Travis Guelig

Travis Guelig

Senior Manager, Early Talent Acquisition
Kohl's

Jehron Petty

Jehron Petty

Founder & CEO
ColorStack

Geneva Scott

Director Career Center
CodePath

Amal Saleh

Amal Saleh

Fellowship Recruiter
Formation

Ezequiel Herrera

Ezequiel Herrera

University Talent Acquisition
Southwest Airlines

lejorne

Lejorne Leys

Head of University Recruiting
Career Karma

Lauren Berger

Lauren Berger

Senior Recruiting Manager
Roku

Claire Whitlatch

Head of Emerging Talent Recruiting & Programs
Samsara

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Wahab Owolabi

Founder
OneReq

Matt Rosentreter​

Matt Rosentreter

Talent Generation Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Katelyn Peker

Katelyn Peker

Director, Global Early Talent Acquisition
MongoDB

Do you have a unique perspective or fresh idea? Submit a proposal to speak, or express interest in facilitating a discussion.

2023 Agenda

All Times Pacific Standard Time

*The summit with kickoff with a welcome reception 7:30- 8:30 PM PT Wednesday,  at Hotel Republic. 

    SPONSORED BY

Ahead of 2024, there’s an intriguing paradox facing many university recruitment teams. In pre-pandemic fashion, recruiters are going back to campuses, embracing large-scale conferences, and returning to physical offices — with mixed results and sentiment. At the same time, teams are grappling with a tech revolution, with many figuring out how to incorporate emerging technology like AI into their everyday workflow and recruitment strategy to make their processes more efficient and remain competitive in the face of rising candidate experience expectations.

Even with the familiarity of campus and in-person events, the strategies of leading teams are consistently shifting to keep up with new innovations and Gen Z dynamics, making it clear the playbook of yesterday is firmly in the past. In this panel discussion, RippleMatch’ Director of Community & Insights, Kate will sit down with several UR leaders as they share how they are elevating time-tested recruitment approaches (or leaving them behind altogether) with the key innovations of 2024, providing insights into the strategies that will shape the recruitment landscape in the years ahead. Explore this exciting intersection of tradition and technology, where the ‘basics’ are being redefined, and where recruitment enters a new era.

Now more than ever it is critical for Emerging Talent Leaders to demonstrate the clear ROI of their programs. In this panel discussion we will discuss metrics, data analysis, and reporting techniques to measure, understand and improve ROI so that you can clearly demonstrate it to your company leadership. But how can you measure the true impact of your investment in emerging talent beyond numbers? How do we capture the often underestimated benefits of nurturing early talent in your organization.

  1. Navigating Global Talent Markets: Strategies for Successful Global Hiring 
  2. Unlocking Potential: Increasing Diversity in Your Talent Pipeline 

 


These networking discussions are dynamic forums designed to bring together attendees from diverse backgrounds and industries for the purpose of connecting, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaboration. These discussions serve as a valuable platform for individuals to build meaningful relationships, exchange ideas, and stay informed about the latest trends and opportunities within early talent.

You will be assigned a group number, please follow that group number to the assigned topic of discussion. You will have the opportunity to switch topics during the afternoon session.

It is not everyday you get to be in a room with your peers in emerging talent recruiting leadership. We’ll take some time to strengthen relationships and get to know each other through a fun activity.

Refuel after a busy morning with a hot catered lunch inspired by the vibrant culinary scene of San Diego.

A relationship-based approach to emerging talent recruiting

SPONSORED BY

In a world where AI, automation, and efficiency dominate conversations in emerging talent recruiting, the relationship aspect can become an afterthought. However, incorporating relationship-based, high-touch approaches to talent acquisition can generate high ROI and irreplaceable value.Featuring guest speaker Molly Gregware, Director at Early Career Recruiting & Programs at Bill, this case study will focus on Bill’s continued involvement in CodePath’s Internship Connection Program, an 8-week career prep intensive focused on launching Black, Latino/a, and Indigenous students into technical internships, and share best practices on how to strategize, operationalize and increase ROI for high-touch emerging talent recruiting initiatives.Takeaways:
In this session you will walk away from :
Understand the importance of having a balanced portfolio that includes high-touch and scalable initiatives for emerging talent recruiting.
Learn strategies to maximize the short and long-term results of high-touch, relationship-based recruiting programs.
Discover ideas to mobilize other departments within the organization to support emerging talent recruiting efforts.

  1. Navigating Global Talent Markets: Strategies for Successful Global Hiring 
  2. Unlocking Potential: Increasing Diversity in Your Talent Pipeline 

 


Rotate through 2 engaging discussion group sessions, where you actively participate in thoughtful conversations, share insights, and collaborate with fellow attendees on key industry topics and trends. Exchange ideas, and stay informed about the latest trends and opportunities within early talent. 

In today’s rapidly evolving global landscape, diversity and inclusion are no longer optional; they are essential for the success and sustainability of organizations. Join us for an inspiring discussion on “Championing Diversity :: Creating Inclusive Recruitment Pipelines,” where we will explore the crucial role of inclusive early talent recruitment strategies.

Recap key insights and takeaways from the previous day, setting the stage for further exploration.

Unwind and network in style. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, delightful drinks, and the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and industry experts.

Delve into strategies and best practices that foster an inclusive and equitable recruitment process. This interactive session is designed to empower leaders with new ideas and insights into navigating the early talent recruitment landscape.

SPONSORED BY

Supreme Court Decisions and Their Impact on Emerging Talent Recruiting and Internship Programs.

A deep dive into recent Supreme Court decisions and their far-reaching implications for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, specifically how they impact Emerging Talent Recruiting and Internship Programs within organizations. Our expert panel of legal scholars and DEI practitioners will dissect the rulings, examining how they influence the design, implementation, and sustainability of DEI programs.

We will discuss how to navigate this evolving landscape effectively. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework surrounding DEI efforts and discover strategies to ensure compliance while executing targeted recruiting efforts and programs. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the intersection of law, recruiting, and DEI.

  1. Adapting to Change: The Evolving Landscape of Early Talent Recruitment
    (inclusive of Processes, Evaluation, OCRs, etc)
  2. Leading with Impact: Team Management Skills & Strategies

Rotate through 2 engaging discussion group sessions, where you actively participate in thoughtful conversations, share insights, and collaborate with fellow attendees on key industry topics and trends. 

It is not everyday you get to be in a room with your peers in emerging talent recruiting leadership. We’ll take some time to strengthen relationships and get to know each other through a fun activity.

Refuel after a busy morning with a hot catered lunch inspired by the vibrant culinary scene of San Diego.

  1. Adapting to Change: The Evolving Landscape of Early Talent Recruitment
    (inclusive of Processes, Evaluation, OCRs, etc)
  2. Leading with Impact: Team Management Skills & Strategies

Rotate through 2 engaging discussion group sessions, where you actively participate in thoughtful conversations, share insights, and collaborate with fellow attendees on key industry topics and trends. 

What is Your Leadership Brand? What is your Leadership Operating Model? We will answer this question and more in this workshop facilitated by Kat Beauchamp. Kat is an expert in the practice of leadership development in crafting your leadership operating model. She brings both theoretical knowledge and practice l experience gained at Duolingo, Twillio, The Regis Company. 

Recap key insights and takeaways from the previous day, setting the stage for further exploration.

  • Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Day 1 Reflection & Highlights 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    Char Delapena, Executive Director - URx

  • Creating a Data Driven Narrative 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Discussion Groups 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Navigating Life as an Emerging Talent Leader 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Leading UR & Emerging Talent teams is hard. UR is the one recruiting function that requires expertise across all facets of talent acquisition, developing a brand for your program, creating efficient processes and operations, educating the business, capacity management of your team, sourcing strategies, xfn partnership with HR, Legal & Marketing to name a few. Coupled with the fact that you are the only one on the senior recruiting team that focuses on this, this is a job that has its share of hardships and can be isolating within your company. People in our profession are drawn to the meaningful impact we can have on our companies and society at large. Oftentimes being the engine that drives DEI at our companies. That said, this impact comes with sacrifices — constantly shifting headcount, inadequate budgets & staffing, choosing between exciting vs. stable opportunities, and everything in between. This panel of leaders will discuss their unique experienced any how they have navigated their journeys. Come join us for a candid, open conversation about life as a UR Leader.

  • Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Products & Tools: Identifying the necessary from the luxury 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

    An in depth look at the marketplace of tools available for UR Leaders. On this panel we will explore the options across all aspects of a program and how to identify the needs vs wants of your program

  • Workshop: Rescind, Renege, Repurpose: Resetting Your Early Talent Program for 2023 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Join Symba for an interactive session during which we’ll break out into 3 groups and discuss some of the biggest challenges early talent leaders are facing in this economic climate and job market. We’ll brainstorm how to deal with rescinding offers, combat reneges, and repurpose teams in the event of layoffs and hiring freezes. 2023 is around the corner; let’s take a step back and reset!

    Featuring Community Partner: Symba

  • Wine Tour & Tasting 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Enjoy a private tour of the winery w/ tasting.

  • Closing Remarks 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Simply put. We Produce Special Events. 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to experience an enriching offsite with your executive peers in University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Leadership this is the event for you. 

We have secured the perfect space for  our exclusive group of 100 curated attendees to connect, learn, and grow together. This is an experience you do not want to miss.  

Venue

Hotel Republic 

421 W B St

San Diego, CA 92101

Booking Link Coming Soon 

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors champion our work, believe in our mission, and offer you products, tools, & services that help you achieve your goals.

RippleMatch

RippleMatch is the recruitment automation platform changing how Gen Z finds work. By replacing job boards with matching and automation, RippleMatch eliminates the most time-intensive parts of the recruitment process for both employers and job seekers.

Leading employers leverage RippleMatch to build diverse, high-performing teams and Gen Z job seekers across the country trust RippleMatch to launch and grow their careers.

CodePath

CodePath is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings together employers, students, and colleges to eliminate inequities in tech education, diversify the field, and provide underrepresented students with a path toward economic mobility and generational wealth.

Trusted by the world's top brands, our students are leading candidates for full-stack engineering, mobile development, and cybersecurity roles.

Rewriting The Code

Making the tech industry more accessible means leading with recruiting and retention practices that provide consistent support to undergraduate, graduate, and early career women, especially during the critical first decade of their careers. Partnering with RTC offers high-impact engagement opportunities and positions you as an employer of choice for women in technology. One that fosters a diverse, inclusive workspace and commits to ESG and CSR goals.

Interested in sponsoring? Email us team [at] onereq.com

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Faq

URx Leaders Summit will take place December 12-13, 2023.

Hotel Republic 

421 W B St

San Diego, CA 92101

Attendees should stay at our venue Hotel Republic. OneReq has negotiated a group rate of $249 +Taxes & Fees.

Hotel Republic 

421 W B St

San Diego, CA 921016

How to book

  • Purchase a ticket + hotel package via Eventbrite. (Best value!) 
  • Book online with Hotel Republic
  • Contact the hotel directly at 619.398.3100 and give the group code: One

*OneReq does not contract with any outside vendors to book travel & accommodations on behalf of attendees. We will NEVER request your personal information or payment information via phone or email. 


 

Airports

FROM SAN DIEGO AIRPORT

Take Airport Terminal Rd to N Harbor Dr. Head northwest on Airport Terminal Rd.

Continue on N Harbor Dr to W B St. Turn left onto N Harbor Dr. Turn left onto W Ash St. Use the left lane to turn right onto Kettner Blvd. Turn left onto W A St. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Columbia St.

Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W B St. Destination will be on the right.

FROM LAX AIRPORT

Exit airport to the 405 South Freeway. Merge with the 5 South Freeway at Irvine.

Continue on 5 South to San Diego. Take the Front Street Exit towards the Civic Center.

Turn right onto Ash. Turn left onto Columbia. Turn left onto West B Street.

Venue

Hotel Republic 

421 W B St

San Diego, CA 921016

 

Unpretentious but prestigious, Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection seamlessly blends contemporary comfort and boutique sophistication. Embrace excitement just steps from our hotel, courtesy of our convenient location. Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in nearby Little Italy or dance the night away at the Gaslamp Quarter, downtown’s premier entertainment district.

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or leading a roundtable discussion submit a topic or proposal. The deadline for submissions to be considered is October 15th. Speakers will be notified by, November 1st.

Accepted sessions and facilitators will be notified by November 1.

Attendees must be experienced and in a senior recruiting, workforce development or talent development role

Please see below for eligibility to attend the URx Leaders Summit:

  • Those who lead the entire University or Emerging Talent Recruiting Function 
  • Those who lead a University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Program at large private or public companies. Ex: Head of Intern Recruiting
  • Those who are the final decision makers for UR or the most senior member of a recruiting team focused on UR.
  • Those who are senior leaders at Universities, Talent Development or Workforce Development Organizations
  • Those who are in senior recruiting positions foccused on university & emerging talent 
  • Those who are nominated by a UR Leader to represent their team

Register as the leader of your UR/Early Talent function and in the registration form indicate the name, email and title of who will be attending as your proxy.

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