2020 Summit Program

Two Tracks Each Day:

  • Foundations: essential introductions to core concepts and research
  • Trends & Breakthroughs: dive deep and discover the solutions you need now

Special interest networking groups led by NLI experts will be available to attendees throughout the Summit.
(Some groups invite-only.)

Three Ways to participate:

Around the Clock

Join live and tailor the agenda to your schedule

In Your Region

Select sessions offer a global perspective

On-Demand

Recordings available same-day and at your leisure

View the Program in your time-zone:

Day 1 - From the Lab

A day of science with cutting-edge research and breakthrough discoveries

Keynote

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Neuroscience of Organizational Change

Live from North America

Uncertainty can be cause for panic, but it can also spark new opportunities to reimagine culture. Learn how to build the habits and systems to support organization-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

Breakouts

3:30 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
The AGES Model®

Live from North America

Perspective Taking & Empathy

Live from North America

Breakouts

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
The SEEDS Model®

Live from North America

Learning in the Age of WFH

Live from North America

Breakouts

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
The SCARF® Model

Live from North America

Equity, Equality & Fairness

Live from North America

Breakouts

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
Insight

Live from North America

Influence

Live from North America

Keynote

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Neuroscience of Organizational Change

Live from Australia

Uncertainty can be cause for panic, but it can also spark new opportunities to reimagine culture. Learn how to build the habits and systems to support organization-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
Neuroscience of Psychological Safety

Live from Australia

Day 2 - Priorities

Blend science and application to solve today's most pressing challenges

Keynote

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Keynote
Build a Better Normal

Live from North America

In this new world of work it's important to move from depletive to sustainable. Join this session to hear how to harness the rewards of autonomy to put employees at the center of your company - creating a better normal.

Breakouts

3:30 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Foundations
The Neuroscience of Psychological Safety

Live from North America

Allyship

Live from North America

Breakouts

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Foundations
Build Inclusive Teams

Live from North America

Thrive Through Crisis

Live from North America

Breakouts

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Foundations
Growth Mindset

Live from North America

Performance Management: The New Reality

Live from North America

Breakouts

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Foundations
Mitigate Bias in Organizations

Live from North America

Develop Tomorrow's Leaders

Live from North America

Keynote

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT

Nov 12

Keynote
Build a Better Normal

Live from Australia

In this new world of work it's important to move from depletive to sustainable. Join this session to hear how to harness the rewards of autonomy to put employees at the center of your company - creating a better normal.

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM AEDT

Nov 12

Build Inclusive Teams

Live from Australia

Day 3 - From the Field

Learn what leading companies are doing to change the world of work

Keynote

1:30 AM - 3:00 PM AEDT

Nov 13

Keynote
Strategic Diversity & Inclusion

Live from North America

D&I transformations have never been more popular—or necessary. But how do you know your important actions are having the intended effect? Learn from D&I practitioners who have found tremendous success in overhauling their D&I efforts and start adopting strategies of your own today.

Breakouts

3:00 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 13

Foundations
Leadership Principles: Case Studies

Live from North America

Impact, Scale, Speed: Lessons Learned

Live from North America

Breakouts

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 13

Foundations
D&I Case Studies

Live from North America

Foundations
PM Case Studies

Live from North America

Listening Circles

Live from North America

Breakouts

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 13

Foundations
Crisis Management: Case Studies

Live from North America

Measuring Change

Live from North America

Keynote

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEDT

Nov 13

Keynote
Refocus for 2021 & Closing Remarks

Live from North America

Close

Uncertainty can be cause for panic, but it can also spark new opportunities to reimagine culture. Learn how to build the habits and systems to support organization-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

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Equip your organization with the tools to learn. Discover the foundational science of learning and NLI’s learning model, AGES, from leading scientists and practitioners.

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Perspective taking & empathy can build better relationships and improve business outcomes, but it’s easier said than done. Learn what gets in the way of effective perspective taking and how to overcome those obstacles from leading scientists.

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Learn the foundational science of bias and how NLI’s model, SEEDS, can help you notice where these biases impact your decisions and beliefs. Join “Mitigate Bias in Organizations” on Day 2 to discover strategies that address these biases.

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There is no limit to the things we can and should be learning, including re-learning how to learn in this era of virtual work. Despite the changing learning environment—moving out of classrooms and group settings, and into singular, virtual worlds—the foundational science of learning persists. Here’s how to apply that science in the virtual world.

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SCARF
Learn the foundational science of motivation and threat and NLI’s guiding model, SCARF, from leading scientists and practitioners.

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Equity, equality, and fairness are integral to a society where all can thrive, but what makes these three concepts different, and how can they work together? We’ll unpack how equity, equality, and fairness affect our brains and our communities so that we can better use them as tools to create a more just world.

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Insights are powerful, and understanding the foundational science behind them can help you foster them in your own life and inspire others to have them as well. In this session, you’ll hear about that science from leading researchers and practitioners.

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A powerful movement needs committed stakeholders, so it’s integral to be able to influence those around you and get them on board. This session will feature a panel of scientists offering insights on how to secure buy-in on your next change initiative.

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Tailored specifically for your region, this session will feature local speakers, facilitators, and have tweaks to the narrative that apply directly to your needs.

Uncertainty can be cause for panic, but it can also spark new opportunities to reimagine culture. Learn how to build the habits and systems to support organization-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

Close

Tailored specifically for your region, this session will feature local speakers, facilitators, and have tweaks to the narrative that apply directly to your needs.

Do your employees feel safe to be themselves? Do they feel heard and respected? In this session, discover how creating a climate of psychological safety can unlock potential in your teams.

Close

In this new world of work it’s important to move from depletive to sustainable. Join this session to hear how to harness the rewards of autonomy to put employees at the center of your company – creating a better normal.

Close

Do your employees feel safe to be themselves? Do they feel heard and respected? In this session, discover how creating a climate of psychological safety can unlock potential in your teams.

Close

International calls for racial justice have inspired leaders everywhere to unite their teams and promote fairness. In this session, discover how to turn awareness into action and help all employees develop the habits of allyship.

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Diverse teams are proven to be more successful, but without cultivating inclusion, diversity isn’t enough. Learn how to build a team that actively includes from leading researchers and practitioners.

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2020 has shown us all that crises can, and will, happen. It can be tempting to focus on just “getting through” the crisis, but this session will address how to thrive through it.

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Leading researchers will share the foundational science of growth mindset, along with the strategies for creating an organization that uses and benefits from growth mindset.

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The weekly updates, the monthly check-ins, the annual reviews—they’re all a thing of the past in our new, virtualized world. Today’s landscape for PM demands a much more brain-friendly, human-centric approach that meets people where they already are.

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We’d all like to think that our decisions at work are thoughtful and intentional, but biases get in the way. Discover the strategies that can help you and your team mitigate the biases that impact our decisions and behaviors.

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More info coming soon!

Close

Tailored specifically for your region, this session will feature local speakers, facilitators, and have tweaks to the narrative that apply directly to your needs.

In this new world of work it’s important to move from depletive to sustainable. Join this session to hear how to harness the rewards of autonomy to put employees at the center of your company – creating a better normal.

Close

Tailored specifically for your region, this session will feature local speakers, facilitators, and have tweaks to the narrative that apply directly to your needs.

Diverse teams are proven to be more successful, but without cultivating inclusion, diversity isn’t enough. Learn how to build a team that actively includes from leading researchers and practitioners.

Close

D&I transformations have never been more popular—or necessary. But how do you know your important actions are having the intended effect? Learn from D&I practitioners who have found tremendous success in overhauling their D&I efforts and start adopting strategies of your own today.

Close

Leadership principles guide an organizational culture through shared values. Hear how the experts did it.

Close

At the end of any learning program, you’ll want to know three things: how deeply the learning was embedded, among how many people, and how quickly. In other words, you want to capture the impact, scale, and speed. In this session, discover how to strike the right balance in your learning modalities to optimize all three.

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It’s a must to get diversity and inclusion right. Hear from practitioners who have developed, managed, and sustained successful D&I initiatives.

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Organizations are experiencing a lot of change right now, and their performance management strategies need to evolve in parallel. Join a panel of leaders to hear how they’ve managed their performance management in these times.

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There are times where leaders need to speak up and share their ideas, and there are times when leaders need to focus on what others have to say. Learn more about creating an environment in which all can be listened to and truly heard with the practice of Listening Circles.

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No two crises are identical, and neither are the crisis management strategies that follow. Experts in this session will discuss what did and didn’t work as they moved through 2020.

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Too often, we judge the effectiveness of a learning program based on whether people liked their experience. Here we’ll learn how to capture the true impact of a given program, focusing on the short-term and long-term behavior changes that results.

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More info coming soon