The Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception

A Night of Networking & Learning!

Villanova HRD is turning 40!

Join us for a night of networking, learning & celebration!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 



"The Surprising Science of Meetings"

 The Inn at Villanova | 601 County Line Road

Event Details

Event Schedule:

5:15PM | Doors Open! 

5:30-6:30PM | Open Bar & Networking in the Mansion

6:30PM | Dinner & dessert served in the Ballroom

7:15PM | Welcome & Introductions

7:30PM | Keynote Presentation by Steven Rogelberg

8:30PM | Closing Remarks


The Inn at Villanova 

601 County Line Road


Every ticket includes open bar from 5:30-6:30pm, full dinner & dessert, and a copy of Steven's new book, "The Surprising Science of Meetings."

$35 Student Ticket

$45 Villanova HRD Alumni & Faculty

$50 EARLY BIRD General Admission (until February 1, 2020)

$60 General Admission

$100 General Admission for Two (two tickets included)

SHRM & HRCI recertification credits pending for this event.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology as well as the Director of Organizational Science at UNC Charlotte. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Talent Management Essentials book series.  Dr. Rogelberg's research has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, National Geographic, and on NPR, CBS, and CBC.


Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte

Author, "The Surprising Science of Meetings"

Steven's new book, "The Surprising Science of Meetings," brings a sharp and strategic light to an activity typically taken for granted – the meeting.  Here is what people are saying about the book:


Named #1 Leadership book to watch in 2019 by Washington Post


Top 14 Business book everyone will be reading in 2019 by Business Insider


Top 10 new business book in 2019 by SHRM.

Every guest at the #VUHRDANR will take home
a copy of Steven's book! 

2020 Sponsors

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Past Events

To see the event information including keynote speakers, pictures and videos from some of our previous Annual Networking Receptions, click the year:

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.