2018 Workplace Summit Agenda


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1:00 pm: General Session | Ballroom East

Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo Era…Now What?
Joanne Lipman, one of the nation’s leading journalists, former editor-in-chief of USA Today, and author, That’s What She Said

The world has changed in the wake of the #MeToo movement. What comes next? Joanne Lipman, bestselling author of That’s What She Said and former Editor in Chief of USA Today, offers real-world solutions and a path forward. There’s no man-bashing here; Lipman explores how men as well as women can join together to close the gender gap. In this lively talk, she’ll offer surprising insights into issues ranging from unconscious bias to childrearing to brain differences between the genders, and offer practical tips that all of us can use right now to help eliminate bias in the workplace.

2:00 pm: Book Signing/ Meet & Greet

2:00 pm: Networking Break | Ballroom Foyer

2:15 pm: General Session | Ballroom East

We Need to Talk: How to Have Better Conversations
Celeste Headlee
, communication and human nature expert, award-winning journalist, and best-selling author

Today, most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals. Now more than ever, as we find ourselves trying to navigate in a post #MeToo workplace, it is apparent that camaraderie, communication, and trust are at an all-time low. This powerful and interactive workshop will explore how we move forward TOGETHER. Led by nationally-acclaimed radio host Celeste Headlee, we will learn the 10 rules needed to have better conversations. You will return home with actionable ways you can reestablish trust, improve communication, and ultimately work to bridge the divides and create places where everyone feels safe and respected.

3:00 pm: Book Signing/ Meet & Greet

3:15 pm: Networking Break | Ballroom Foyer

3:30 pm: General Session | Ballroom East

Big Potential: Thrive Together at Work and Life
Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author, The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential

We have long thought about potential as being a set of individual traits: your creativity, your skills, your intelligence. When we – as individuals and leaders – chase only individual achievement, we leave vast sources of potential untapped. But once we put others back into the equation, and work to make other people’s lives better, we ignite a virtuous cycle of cascading successes that amplify our own. The dramatic shifts in how we approach work today demand an equally dramatic shift in our approach to success. In this session, Shawn Achor will draw on cutting-edge original research, and his work with Fortune 100 companies, NASA, the NFL, and NBA, to share 5 actionable steps that allow us and others to equally thrive to achieve our Big Potential.

4:30 pm: Networking Wine Reception | Ballroom Foyer



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