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CEO Forum

NAPEO's CEO Forum is open to NAPEO PEO member company CEOs and other C-level executives within these member PEO companies.

Program Information

NAPEO’s 2018 CEO Forum combines practical and hard-hitting executive education and PEO related content along with informal peer networking. This year’s CEO Forum will again be available a la carte, so you can pick and choose to attend, one, two, or all of the events. The executive education component of this year’s program will again offer the unique opportunity to learn from three Stanford University professors, a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the best of the best! In addition to this invaluable learning experience, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to forge lasting connections with like-minded industry colleagues in an informal setting.

Forum 1 — Palo Alto, CA — Westin Palo Alto    Register Now

Thursday March 8, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm         ​JD Schramm – Cultivating a Culture of "Storytelling with Data"
3:30pm – 4:00pm         Networking Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm         Frank Flynn - Building Relationships
6:00pm – 9:30pm         Networking Dinner

Friday, March 9, 2018
8:30am – 9:30am         Continental Breakfast
9:30am – 11:00am        Robert Sapolsky - Stress & Health
11:00am – 11:30am      NAPEO Update
11:30am – 12:30pm      Networking Lunch

Executive Learning with Stanford University Professors 
Back again for 2018, a chance to learn from three well known Stanford professors and authors in a unique small-group setting.

Frank Flynn - Building Relationships
Leaders must be able to build strong relationships in order to get things done. An astute manager knows how to cultivate allies, even with colleagues who seem to have different priorities. In this session, we’ll discuss the case of a manager who becomes frustrated when a colleague goes behind her back to talk directly with one of her clients. We’ll discuss the steps the manager can take to deal with this problem, specifically, and outline the fundamental principles of cultivating strong relationships in the workplace, more generally.

JD Schramm - Cultivating a Culture of "Storytelling with Data"
As our firms become more and more data driven it's crucial for senior leaders to lead by example in how they communicate using data. In this highly interactive session JD Schramm from Stanford's Graduate School of Business will guide us through the process of crafting, illustrating, and sharing compelling stories with data. Leaders will not only improve their own skills, but learn how to draw great stories out of others in their organization.

Robert Sapolsky - Stress & Health
Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says nearly all aspects of human behavior are explained by biology: from developments millions of years in the past to microscopic reactions happening in the present. He is a primatologist and a professor of neuroscience at Stanford University. His current research examines how stress alters personality patterns and social behavior. His latest book, Behave: The Biology of Humans At Our Best And Worst, tries to answer the question, why do we do the things we do?

Hotel Reservations
NAPEO has negotiated a reduced group rate at the Westin Palo Alto of $449. To make reservations, you can dial toll free (800) 937-8461.Those calling in reservations must mention NAPEO’s CEO Forum in order to receive the group rate. You may also reserve via email at Reservations made via email must include the following: Guest Name, Arrival/Departure Date, Address, Phone # & Name of Group. To guarantee a reservation, one must give a credit card number and expiration date. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 15, 2018, based upon availability.

NAPEO would like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support will help make the March ​CEO Forum possible:


Forum 2 — Washington, DC
May 21, 2018 — 6:00pm - 10:00pm
An Evening with a DC Insider
Drinks with a View and Dinner with a DC Insider


NAPEO would like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support will help make the May ​CEO Forum ​possible:


Forum 3 — ​​Phoenix, AZ - JW Marriott ​Desert Ridge

September ​5-7, 2018


NAPEO would like to thank the following sponsors whose generous support will help make the ​September CEO Forum possible: