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A Community forPeople Ops Leaders

A space for People Ops leaders to connect, learn and grow remotely.

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Application Open: Aug 2024

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Who we are?

We are a small, thoughtfully crafted community excited about building cultures and curating experiences in remote forward environments. We connect for virtual learning opportunities and generously share our knowledge, leading the Future of Work conversation.

Voices of growth and transformation

Discover the impact of People Ops Leaders on participants

Kim Rohrer

Kim Rohrer

Principal People Partner, Oyster

I left feeling engaged, inspired, and grateful to have dedicated a few days to learning from my community and sharing what I know.

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Vanesa Cotlar

Vanesa Cotlar

VP People & Culture, Policy Me

We talk a lot about mentorship but peer(ship!) is just as important. Having a few people (or if you are lucky, a group) who understand your role and whom you can bounce ideas off of is immensely valuable.

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Jomana Elwenni

Jomana Elwenni

Head of People, Community.com

With a focus on the biggest challenge of all and that is #culture - and how creating autonomy, belonging, and connection in remote cultures can be a leading force to great cultures, engagement, and retention.

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Tereza Machackova

Tereza Machackova

Head of People, Deepnote

Employee engagement, remote work, and burnout were crucial topics. Conversations with inspiring leaders like Marti Sollenberger, Kim Minnick, and Darcy Marie Boles were invaluable, particularly during these challenging times. The Retreat te...

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Jess P. Leonard

Jess P. Leonard

Heads of People & Ops, Gamesight

Retreat's People Ops offsite exceeded my expectations, boosting my confidence and network. Meeting fellow startup professionals in the same role, discussing our common challenges was eye-opening. The workshops were practical and enlightenin...

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Remote People Ops Challenges

We started this community to help solve the unique challenges faced by People Ops professionals in remote work environments. Our small and thoughtfully crafted community is excited about building cultures and curating experiences in remote forward environments. We connect for virtual learning opportunities and generously share our knowledge, leading the Future of Work conversation.

Grow with a supportive community

Members access in-person and online learning opportunities and engage in a lively Slack community.
Exclusive Workshops

Exclusive Workshops

Access to monthly online workshops led by professionals in the field.

Community-Retreat

Community-Retreat

At the end of each cohort, our members have the opportunity to come together for an exciting in person offsite.

Slack Community

Slack Community

Our exclusive Slack community is the hub for sharing information, tool updates, and valuable tips among our members.

Cohort 4 Instructors & Schedules


Orientation

May 31st

10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Online Session

June 7th

10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Melanie Naranjo

Melanie Naranjo, VP People, Ethena

Breaking the cycle of dysfunction: For the People professional tired of talking in circles

Online Session

June 14th

10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Kim Rohrer

Kim Rohrer, Co-Founder, Peak HR

Transforming Your Career Journey

The Future of Team Summit

June 20th

9:00 AM PST

Online Session

June 28th

10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Vanesa Cotlar

Vanesa Cotlar, VP People & Culture, Policy Me

Seamless remote onboarding: it really can be done!

Online Session

July 12th

10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim, CEO, Workflow

Workshop: Executive Influence for People Leaders

Offsite Destination

The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley features luxury accommodations, a spa, dining, and 50,000 sq ft of event space, ideal for company offsites with leisure and meeting facilities.

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Cohort 4 Instructors

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Founder/CEO, Workflow

Kim Rohrer

Kim Rohrer

Co-Founder, PeakHR

Melanie Naranjo

Melanie Naranjo

VP People, Ethena 

Vanesa Cotlar

Vanesa Cotlar

VP People & Culture, PolicyMe

Explore Our Previous Instructors

Stacey Nordwall

Stacey Nordwall

Head of Employee Experience, Pyn

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

CEO & Founder, Workflow

Kim Rohrer

Kim Rohrer

Principal People Partner

Matt Hoffman

Matt Hoffman

Partner & Head of Talent, M13

Kim Minnick

Kim Minnick

Founder, Principal Consultant, Code Traveller HR

Sara Seabourne

Sara Seabourne

Head of People and Culture, Blue Ocean

Ben Aronowicz

Ben Aronowicz

Co-Founder, Union

Ivori Johnson

Ivori Johnson

Head of People, Talent & DEIB, ChartHop

About Stacey Nordwall

Head of Employee Experience at Pyn, holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's College and a BA in Psychology and Communication from Stanford. Committed to inclusive workplaces and advancing People teams for modern work challenges.

Application Process

Form Application

Form Application

First close is March 15th, final close April 12th. Apply now via the application form.

Interview

Interview

You'll be contacted within two weeks of applying with an interview invitation.

Membership Offer

Membership Offer

By April 19th, you'll receive selection results and, if successful, an invitation to join the community.

Our Organizers & Facilitators

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I am excited to welcome all the new members of the People Ops Leaders community! This community is full of people who are eager to meet other like-minded HR professionals, who are happy to add their two cents into any discussion and lend an ear to any problem you may be facing.

Michaela Kolackova

Michaela Kolackova

Cohort 4 Manager

Jack Tadami

Jack Tadami

Co-Founder and COO of Retreat

Chan Hirashima

Chan Hirashima

Retreat Director

Lorena Manrique

Lorena Manrique

Off-Site Events Manager

Our Partners

You can take advantage of discounted partner services and get to know them well.
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Looking Back at Previous Cohorts

People Ops Leaders #1 in San Diego
People Ops Leaders #2 in Napa