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the ways we lead our organizations and foster creative decision-making.
Sunday, March 1 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Break Bias, Lead Now
Torin Perez, diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and author, Who Am I to Lead? The World Is Waiting for You
Leadership means becoming your best in the service of others. Hear stories that examine workplace behaviors and psychology. Learn to recognize bias and explore actionable ideas that will inspire you to become the inclusive and authentic leader that your workplace needs. Walk away with a fresh perspective to lead from where you are, regardless of your rank, title or role.
WE Are Smarter than ME
Lior Zoref, researcher, advisor, TED speaker, and author, Mindsharing: The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything
Whether we need to make better business decisions, find innovative solutions to big challenges, or transform our lives, collective intelligence is the key to making quicker, wiser, and more objective decisions. Explore the ways organizations and individuals can draw on mindsharing to create greater output with less effort. Learn techniques major corporations are using to innovate and problem-solve with the power of “We.”
your understanding of the roles that presence, intuition, and purpose can play in advancing your organizational goals.
Monday, March 2 - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Drive Innovation and Growth through a More Productive Relationship with Failure
Mark Coopersmith, Fortune 500 global executive and author, The Other “F” Word: How Smart Leaders, Teams and Entrepreneurs Put Failure to Work
None of us like to fail. But a select few have cracked the code, creating a more productive relationship with the other “F” word. Hear case studies, insights, and tools gained from organizations of all sizes, and from CEOs, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, technology leaders, and others that will help you drive greater innovation and growth and contribute to a more engaged and collaborative workforce. Learn the groundbreaking seven-stage Failure Value Cycle, providing a discrete path to becoming a more “failure-savvy” leader, and turn setbacks and failures from regrets into strategic resources.
Lisa Sun, founder & CEO, GRAVITAS, former associate principal in McKinsey’s Global Apparel, Fashion and Luxury Practice
Within us all exists a lifelong struggle between being self-conscious and self-confident. Open, honest, and funny, Lisa Sun shares the techniques she and her many clients have used to recognize, strengthen, and use their unique gifts to shut out doubt and fear and become more confident and successful. She touches on letting go of haunting insecurities, making our unconscious gifts conscious, and learning to share them with those around us.
Why More Data Isn’t the Answer
Shelley Row, P.E., CSP, president & CEO, Shelley Row Associates LLC
Are you exhausted by revisiting operational details again and again? Does over-thinking by your leadership stifle progress? Is a nagging feeling about a tough decision keeping you up at night? More data isn’t the answer. Learn a simple 5-step process to hone in on the real issues. Reframing your approach using this method will allow you to more efficiently accomplish association goals with less frustration.
your mission through growth and personal connection.
Tuesday, March 3 - 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Purpose Driven Innovation & Driving Brand Love®
Jeff Fromm, president FutureCast, and author, The Purpose Advantage
In today’s noisy market where people have instant access to nearly everything, quality products and services are no longer enough to differentiate your company or organization—your brand—from the competition. We'll look at the roles of both purpose and innovation—and why they are the two key strategies used by brands to create meaningful differentiation and have a competitive advantage both inside and outside your organization, that fuels both growth and profit.
Weave Compelling Stories into the Fabric of Your Organization
Bofta Yimam, Emmy® & Murrow Award-Winning journalist, national news correspondent, international speaker, and executive coach
Storytelling in business is more important than ever to help connect with people, humanize your company, and maximize your impact. Discover top storytelling secrets—with a focus on transformational moments—so that you can deeply connect with your prospects and highlight your expertise as a change agent and industry transformer. Learn the signature P.O.W.E.R. Story Formula along with other savvy tips to help you craft quick and compelling stories that resonate with your audience and that you can immediately implement inside your business to reach your goals further, faster.
Lunch & Great Ideas Ignite
Tuesday, March 3 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
What is Ignite?
By popular demand, everyone’s favorite edutainment sessions are now center stage! Join us for Great Ideas Ignite—a showcase of talks that might be bold, possibly brash, maybe even brilliant, but never boring! It's the learning format that's fast, fun, and focused where each speaker gets 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds, for five minutes total. Their challenge? Enlighten us, but make it quick!