Tuesday / September 17

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Conference Check In Opens

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Activity: Seeds for Good

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Mainstage:


Breakthrough Award
- Mindi Cox

Benevolence in Business: Business as a Force For Good
- Davis Smith

Practicing Business-Minded, Soul-Centered HR
- Mindi Cox


6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception


Wednesday / September 18

6:45 AM - 7:30 AM

Morning Yoga

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast and Conference Check In

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Culture Lounge

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Mainstage: Culture by Design - David Sturt

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakouts:


The Culture Journey Experience: Engaging, Unique & Effective
- Tim Kuppler

Creating a Culture of Appreciation: Centra Health
- Amy Martin
- Aubrey Varraux

2020 Culture Report – A First-Hand Look
- Gary Beckstrand & Alex Lovell


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Culture Lounge

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakouts:


The Culture Journey Experience: Engaging, Unique & Effective
- Tim Kuppler

Realize the Power of Our People Through Inclusion
- Namrata Yadav

The Power of Appreciation: How Effective Recognition Impacts Culture and Organizational Success
- Kevin Ames


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mainstage: Brave, Not Perfect - Reshma Saujani

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mainstage: Learning From Experience: Finding Lessons in the Noise and Encouraging a Culture of Healthy Skepticism - Annie Duke

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Oktoberfest & Mountain Activities


Thursday / September 19

6:45 AM - 7:30 AM

Morning Yoga

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast / Culture Lounge

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Mainstage: Default To Truth - Malcolm Gladwell

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Breakouts:


The Surprising Power of Joy: How to Create Spaces That Make People Thrive
- Ingrid Fetell Lee

Culture Innovators
Andrea Procaccino, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Kristen McDonald, The Coca-Cola Company

Gareth Whalley, The Coca-Cola Company

Kelley Lynch, Capital One

2020 Culture Report – A First-Hand Look
- Gary Beckstrand & Alex Lovell


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Culture Lounge

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakouts:


The Surprising Power of Joy: How to Create Spaces That Make People Thrive
- Ingrid Fetell Lee

Creating a Culture of Success: Taco Bell
- Michelle Kay
- Jamie Gonzalez

Well-Being and Your People: Why Well-Being is So Critical for Your Organization
- DeAnne Aussem


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Mainstage: Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster - Kat Cole    

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Mainstage: Everyday Teamwork: The “Brotherhood of the Rope” - Melissa Arnot

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Afternoon Hike

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Closing Dinner and Paint Night

Benevolence in Business: Business as a Force for Good
- Davis Smith

Capitalism has evolved tremendously in the last 200 years, and Smith believes capitalism is in the genesis of a transformation that will reshape the world we live in. For centuries, capitalism has exploited natural and human resources in order to maximize shareholder value. Smith will discuss how he believes capitalism is evolving to be more compassionate, inclusive, and benevolent. 

Practicing Business-minded, Soul-centered HR
- Mindi Cox

No matter our area of expertise, a full sense of what your business, company, or organization needs to succeed is crucial to delivering results. Today’s CEOs do not need division heads that can only see what resources their team needs to succeed. They do not need an HR leader; they need a business leader with HR expertise. This requires today’s HR leader to be invested in business results as the ultimate measure of the success of a culture. How will you define success? What are the key indicators of a culture that enables success?  What does the success of tomorrow look like?

Culture by Design
- David Sturt

Drawing from our most recent 2019 global research on workplace culture, David will share trends and insights into how forward-thinking leaders co-create thriving workplace cultures through powerful and meaningful micro-experiences. Specific areas of focus will include: identifying experiences that matter most to employees, designing effective manager one-to-ones, and understanding linkages between culture and business outcomes.

The Culture Journey Experience: Engaging, Unique & Effective
- Tim Kuppler

A new approach is needed to help leaders and change agents understand the complexities of culture, leadership and their connection to performance improvement in an accelerated environment. The Culture Journey Experience was created to combine peer learning with targeted education based on facts and fundamentals about culture, climate and change management that are not widely recognized. Human Synergistics leveraged the expertise of Root Inc., leaders in organizational change, to develop this interactive and engaging experience. The experience is facilitated in tables of 6 to 10 participants based on the Root Learning Map® methodology, which utilizes visuals, two-way dialogue, reflection questions, data, scenarios and a workbook.

2020 Culture Report – A First-Hand Look
- Gary Beckstrand & Alex Lovell

Hear the results of our global culture report directly from the researchers. Gary and Alex will reveal the most current trends and insights regarding workplace culture. Experience an in-depth review of how leaders are focusing on the micro-experiences of employees to intentionally design thriving workplace cultures.

Realize the Power of Our People through Inclusion
- Namrata Yadav

This session will explore the role that learning and leadership development plays in creating an inclusive organizational culture where employees can bring their whole selves to work. Namrata will highlight how Bank of America’s award-winning Diversity and Inclusion initiatives evolved from a compliance driven mandate to playing a key role in improving retention, engagement, performance and leadership impact.

The Power of Appreciation: How Effective Recognition Impacts Culture and Organizational Success
- Kevin Ames

In this session, you will discover appreciation’s power to improve engagement, inspire innovation, and build loyalty. To establish the kind of cultures that attract, engage, and retain great talent we must make certain that the people in those cultures feel deeply appreciated: for who they are, for the great work they do day to day, and for their loyalty and contributions over time.

Brave, Not Perfect
- Reshma Saujani

As women, we've been taught from an early age to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers rewarded us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we didn't get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. Meanwhile, boys were encouraged to speak up, get dirty, take risks and get right back up again if they fell. In short, boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect. In a moderated Q&A, drawing from her book, Brave, Not Perfect, Saujani shares powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit.

Learning From Experience: Finding Lessons in the Noise and Encouraging a Culture of Healthy Skepticism
- Annie Duke

To succeed, we need to learn from experience. Unfortunately, we miss lessons and learn the wrong things from outcomes, due to numerous cognitive traps. These include assuming a direct connection between whether an outcome is good or bad and whether a decision is good or bad. We blur the influence of skill and luck on any result. We take credit for good outcomes and use luck to offload blame for bad outcomes. We interpret the world to confirm existing beliefs and squash conflicting information. This is how our brains work. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are practical strategies for accommodating and working around these biases. Those strategies make it possible to find lessons in the noise and encourage a culture of healthy skepticism.

Default to Truth
- Malcolm Gladwell

Psychologists argue that human beings are hard-wired to default to truth—that is, that our implicit assumption is that the people we are dealing with are not deceiving us and have honest intentions. This human impulse is what makes efficient communication and civil society possible. What are the implications of this for those in positions of leadership? To what extent should we hold leaders responsible for detecting those who violate those fundamental human norms? Using examples from the news, Gladwell makes the case for a forgiving and humane approach to those who fall victim to deception and transgression.

The Surprising Power of Joy: How to Create Spaces that Make People Thrive
- Ingrid Fetell Lee

We're often taught that our surroundings are trivial and unimportant, but as Ingrid Fetell Lee's research shows, the physical world has a surprisingly powerful influence on our emotions and wellbeing. Studies show that workers in more colorful offices are more alert, friendly and confident that those in drab ones, that windows can speed healing, and that children progress faster in classrooms with better lighting. In this highly visual, evidence-based talk, Lee shows how organizations and individuals can harness the power of their surroundings to improve physical health, reduce stress, stimulate creativity, facilitate social interaction, and of course, promote joy.

Reshaping the Coca-Cola Company’s Culture for Growth
- Kristin McDonald & Gareth Whalley

The Coca-Cola Company has an iconic legacy built over the last 130+ years. While this rich heritage has many advantages, it also comes with mindsets and ways of working that are not fit necessarily for the next stage of the company’s growth. Two years ago, Coca-Cola started a journey to rapidly and significantly transform its culture in response to a major change in business strategy. In this session presenters will share the story of what is working, lessons learned and what’s next for The Coca-Cola Company.


360 Degree Brand Activation of Your Recognition Strategy & Program
- Andrea Procaccino

Andrea’s session will take an in-depth look at how a complex academic medical institution and healthcare system took a marketing approach to their recognition strategy to create a series of innovative and memorable experiences for their employees to influence recognition and ultimately drive employee engagement.  This session will help you see the potential in your own program and strategy and come away with fresh ideas to instill fun in your workplace and keep recognition top of mind for all employees and leaders.


Creating a Culture of Appreciation: Capital One 
- Kelley Lynch

We will be discussing our recognition journey over the last 3 years and how we have taken our Onederful Program from purely fulfillment to a more holistic approach to recognition and appreciation with a goal of creating a culture of celebrating and recognizing moments that matter in our organization. 

Well-being and your people: Why well-being is so critical for your organization
- DeAnne Aussem

When PwC leadership learned that some people didn’t feel it was possible to have a healthy lifestyle and be successful, we launched Be well, work well. The focus is to support each other in pursuing strategies that help our people have the energy they need, stay healthy, be present and enjoy their lives at work. Learn about why a holistic approach to well-being in the workplace is vital today.

Be a Leader of Innovation and Progress: How to Iterate, Adapt and Succeed Faster
- Kat Cole

During Kat Cole’s over four-year tenure as president, Cinnabon, a company then struggling to be competitive, quickly resurged as a multichannel, global brands with over 1,200 stores in 56 countries and saw its sales pass the $1 billion mark. Cole knows you innovate and succeed faster when you are more observant and immersed in the action, and understands which qualities are critical to help you iterate and adapt more quickly—even in traditionally slow or mature industries and organizations.  She also knows that it takes hustle, heart, grit and resilience to follow through after you have taken an initial risk.  From her well-known “hotshot rule” to her lessons in “hustle muscle,” Cole shares the most significant stories and lessons about leadership and innovation that she has learned throughout her esteemed career.

Everyday Teamwork: The “Brotherhood of the Rope”
- Melissa Arnot

In this electrifying keynote, six-time Everest summiteer Melissa Arnot shares her strategies for fostering teamwork in your organization. When you work as a team, you are united in the face of your goal. And when you behave in a strategic, collaborative way—by supporting one another, sharing skills, and uniting intent—you will be better and stronger. Arnot will share her practical leadership skills needed to develop and nurture effective teamwork.

Creating a Culture of Success: Taco Bell
- Michelle Kay & Jamie Gonzalez

At Taco Bell, success isn’t only about winning. It is about establishing a pattern of supported victories. It’s about connecting people around a common goal, thinking outside the box, and being easily measured and defined so everyone knows what it looks like when it’s achieved. Their iconic brand is a leader in the fast food industry, consistently ranking in the top 10 year-after-year and number one in the Mexican food category. This success is due to a combination of continued innovation, encouraging their employees to become invested in their individual locations, and making success visible throughout the entire organization with enthusiastic fanfare, powerful symbols, and clear expectations. They celebrate success from the day-to-day operations, to customer feedback, to top leaders. Success at Taco Bell is clear, data driven, and always celebrated.

Creating a Culture of Appreciation: Centra Health    
- Amy Martin & Aubrey Varraux

Appreciation is more than a thank you. It is an exchange between coworkers and leaders that connects great work with organizational purpose. Centra Health has taken it a step further by creating a genuine culture of appreciation. Through aligning their values to the great work that’s recognized, creating more powerful connections throughout the organization, and developing a strong network of recognition champions across their entire company, they’ve been able to create one unified Centra Health culture. In this session, learn how Centra has reached groundbreaking results and a culture true to their purpose through appreciating peers and colleagues. 

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