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Enlightened HR Luncheon - Collapse of a Culture..."Lessons from Enron"
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 Export to Your Calendar 1/9/2018
When: January 9th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand
Kansas City, Missouri 
United States
Contact: Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director
(913) 948-8623

Online registration is available until: 1/8/2018
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Lessons from Enron

Cindy Olson, Chief Human Capital Transformation Strategist, Choice Solutions

January 9, 2018 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Cindy Olson, author of the book “The Whole Truth So Help me God” and a former member of Enron’s 20 person executive committee shares the Lessons that she learned from the demise of one of the most complex and successful businesses in recent American History. She describes how a company that was generating over $1 Billion in income could go from being one of the best and most admired companies in the world to bankrupt in a matter of months.  She emphasizes that the value of Integrity is “NON NEGOTIABLE” by describing how over $60 Billion of Market Cap held by Enron shareholders disintegrated in a matter of months and 25,000 employees and their families were impacted in addition to thousands of the companies customers, suppliers and nonprofits Enron supported across the country.


Olson’s riveting story begins with a startlingly different description of the “Enron” everyone knows from the media...then reveals what was happening at the executive level during the rise and fall of the company by taking us through her career and direct working relationships with Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling.  She shares what really caused this great company to go from best to bankrupt and suggests that a similar fate can happen to other companies if they do not pay close attention to their culture and values. She outlines the things a corporation must do to truly have a Culture of Integrity and the signs that exist when a corporation is so successful that the leaders think no matter what they can't fail. 


Cindy will help you unlock the strategic methods to build a high performing culture of integrity and innovation. She will share lessons learned and strategies that did not address the natural conflict between the freedom to innovate and the enforcement of values. She will demystify what it takes to attract and retain the best talent in radically dispersed and changing work environment.

"The Compelling Case for Creating a Culture of Integrity" will cover:

·       Lesson’s Learned from Enron …One of the most Innovative Corporations to ever exist

·       Why a Culture of Integrity is so important to the Organization’s success

·       Why having and enforcing a set of Values is imperative

·       The risks associated with not having a culture of integrity

·       The risk of not creating a Culture of Innovation

·       The current Employee Value Proposition that is required to attract and retain top talent

·       The huge role Technology plays in the Employee Value Proposition and creating a Culture of Innovation

·       The Impact of the Employee Brand to attracting and retaining talent


This program has been submitted for 1.0 hour of PHR/SPHR recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute ( and SHRM CP/SCP professional development credit through SHRM (

Registration Fees

Members - $35

Non-Members - $50

Student Members - $10

Program Schedule

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - New Member Orientation

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Program

A special thank you to our meeting sponsor


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