Strategic Leadership for Ultimate Success

Star Staffing's Virtual HR Summit is on March 3rd.

Introducing Star’s Next Virtual Summit 

Effective leadership during a time of major unknowns requires strategic thinking, increased flexibility, and creative ideas. Don’t know where to start? We got your back. 

On Wednesday, March 3rd Star Staffing will be hosting our spring HR Summit: “Strategic Leadership for Ultimate Success.” The event is 3 and a half hours long from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm PST with the cost to attend at just $45. 

Summit attendees will walk away from this experience with a few tricks up their sleeves for how to lead effectively during a challenging time. 

Session Topics

At this summit, you’ll get to learn from leaders with HR expertise, international experience, and resilience-minded strategies to overcome any business challenges.

Topics we’ll cover:

  • Leading in and through a pandemic
  • What becoming a strategic leader means and how to do it
  • Leading small-large organizational change strategies
  • Improving your leadership and helping your organization thrive
  • Discussing why data-driven metrics matter to HR professionals
  • And more!

Hr pros, you don’t want to miss this one! You’ll get to learn how to influence business strategy by aligning your HR expertise and tools, creating leader-to leader partnerships and increasing your competitive advantage, all while keeping employees engaged, motivated, and happy.

Summit speakers include Keynote Speaker, Garry Ridge from WD-40 and Speaker Tracie Sponenberg from the Granite Group. Heading our focus group sessions will be Star Staffing’s own Lisa Lichty and Kate Gibbons

Keynote Speaker: Garry Ridge

“As leaders we owe it to our tribe to hold the vision of a better day safe for them. And to make that vision accessible all the time.  We have to paint the picture of where we’re going, even as we lead through where we are today. Hold the vision of the larger array of life’s possibilities and business growth beyond the current state of affairs.” 

– Garry Ridge, in an excerpt from Leadership Lessons from Lockdown 2020

As chairman and chief executive officer of WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the company.

Garry joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of international. He has worked directly with WD-40 Company in over 70 countries.

In addition to his work with WD-40, Garry is an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches leadership development, talent management, and succession planning in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program. In 2009, he co-authored a book with Ken Blanchard outlining his effective leadership techniques, titled “Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A.’ ”

A native of Australia, Garry holds a certificate in Modern Retailing and wholesale distribution and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg

Tracie Sponenberg is Chief People Officer of The Granite Group, based in Concord, NH. Tracie is responsible for leading all People functions throughout the company, with 46 locations and counting, and nearly 600 team members throughout New England.

Tracie has expertise in people development and engagement, strategic business planning, technology selection and deployment, wellness, employment branding, culture development and turnaround, leadership, team organizational and strategy development. She gained broad experience across a wide range of industries in her more than 20 years in human resources, with much of her career focused on working with CEOs to develop people strategies to help change and enhance the culture, and help the organizations -and their people – grow. 

Tracie is a well-known speaker and often contributes to media outlets including NPR, USA Today, US News and World Report, Employee Benefits News, Chicago Sun-Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Tracie has recently been honored with the OnCon Top 50 Human Resources Professional Icon Award as well as the PeopleHum Top Global Inspirational Leader Award.

Register for the Summit Today

Thanks to our experienced speakers and relevant discussion topics, we know that the Star Staffing Virtual Summit will provide you with new insights into how to lead your team to success. We’re excited to spark inspiration and implement the changes needed to drive your workforce forward.

Don’t miss out, get your tickets right here!

Star Staffing is a recognized SHRM & HRCI certified provider. This event is eligible for 2 recertification credits. For more information about certification or recertification, visit


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