Human.School takes a practical approach to learning full cycle people operations, something most HR and culture events don’t do.

Human.School is about the knowledge, context, and community you need to be a people leader.

Do you feel like you “don’t know what you don’t know?” If you’re the people operations person at your startup, you need Human.School. You might be an administrative assistant, an office manager, or an operations professional; you might even already be an HR professional.

Human.School is a development-focused learning experience designed for people operations people (official or unofficial!) in growing startups. It's unlike any conference you've ever been to before: you and 99 other professionals will experience two high-intensity, high value days of learning and applying experiences to create your own full-fledged people operations strategy.


...left until the most useful HR event ever!

Human.School Speakers

We are thrilled to have a diverse, expert set of speakers for Human.School! Few of our speakers come from a traditional HR background - you're sure to be in for a treat when it comes to thinking about a human-focused people operations strategy!

Each and every workshop is packed with immediately useful tools. You and your peers will create the community you’ve been looking for. Right before you leave, you’ll gain new skills in negotiation so you can head back to work ready to advocate for your vision and strategy.​

Stephanie Ghoston Paul

Megan Leatherman

Cheryl Wunder

Katie Augsburger

Ali Colleen Neff

Brook Shelley

Julie Boardman

Kate Ertmann

Caro Griffin

Elizabeth Robillard

Allison Krug

Erin Mahoney


  • Pre-conference - feb. 26
  • day 1 - Feb. 27
  • Day 2 - feb. 28

Day 1 - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Breakfast & Opening


Workshop 1


Leveraging Your Strengths and Values to Create Positive Organizational Change

Megan Leatherman


Workshop 2


Exploring Work Culture: An Interactive Experience

Cheryl Wunder & Erin Mahoney




Workshop 3


The Compensation and Culture Link

Katie Augsberger

Partner Spotlight


​See solutions from handpicked sponsors



Light Movement & Yoga Break

Workshop 4


Strategic Hiring & Interviewing

Workshop 5


​Employer Branding & Recruiting that Works

Allison Krug

Reflection & Action


​Putting the Pieces Together: People Ops Strategy, Day 1

​Evening Program: Inside HR - Small Dinners Hosted by Local HR Teams

What You'll Leave With

A completely new outlook on work - new ways to build your team, communicate, solve challenges, and drive your company forward

The architecture of your people operations strategy (you'll actually build this during the conference!  You get an editable digital version and a printed workbook.)

A new network of 99 other people working on exactly the same challenges you are

Some of the best swag around!

Register today! Regular price tickets are $795. 

Need to convince your manager?

We've built a guide for you - it even has a sample "ask" email!

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