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 region:

Day 1 - From the Lab

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

Keynote

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

Nov 10

Keynote
Science of 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

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Nov 10

Foundations
The AGES Model®

Live from North America

Shifting Perspective

Live from North America

Breakouts

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

Nov 10

Foundations
The SEEDS Model®

Live from North America

Learning in a Disrupted Age

Live from North America

Breakouts

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

Nov 10

Foundations
The SCARF® Model

Live from North America

Equity & Fairness

Live from North America

Breakouts

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM GMT

Nov 10

Foundations
The Impact of Insight

Live from North America

Influence to Increase Buy In

Live from North America

Day 2 - Priorities

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

Morning Session

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM GMT

Nov 11

The Impact of Insight

Live from Europe

Afternoon Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT

Nov 11

Equity & Fairness

Live from Europe

Keynote

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

Nov 11

Keynote
Build a Better Normal

Live from North America

In this new world of work it’s important to move from depletive to regenerative. 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

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Nov 11

Foundations
Science of Psychological Safety

Live from North America

Amplify Allyship

Live from North America

Breakouts

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

Nov 11

Foundations
Build Inclusive Teams

Live from North America

Find Focus in Crisis

Live from North America

Breakouts

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

Nov 11

Foundations
The Foundations of Growth Mindset

Live from North America

Performance Management: The New Reality

Live from North America

Breakouts

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM GMT

Nov 11

Foundations
Mitigate Bias in Your Organization

Live from North America

Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders

Live from North America

Day 3 - From the Field

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

Morning Session

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM GMT

Nov 12

Foundations
Mitigate Bias in Your Organizations

Live from Europe

Afternoon Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT

Nov 12

Develop Tomorrow's Leaders

Live from Europe

Keynote

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

Nov 12

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

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Nov 12

Foundations
Leadership Principles: Case Studies

Live from North America

Impact, Scale, Speed: Challenging Conventions

Live from North America

Breakouts

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

Nov 12

Foundations
Diversity & Inclusion Case Studies

Live from North America

Foundations
Performance Management Case Studies

Live from North America

Breakouts

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

Nov 12

Foundations
Crisis Management: Case Studies

Live from North America

Measuring Change

Live from North America

Keynote

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM GMT

Nov 12

Keynote
Refocus for 2021 & Closing Remarks

Live from North America

Close

Uncertainty is to be expected during a 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.

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

Elliot Berkman, Ph.D.

University of Oregon

Professor of Psychology

Laura Long, MBA

Kaiser Permanente

Vice President, Operations, Performance & Compliance

Cindy Pace

Metlife

Vice President, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Close

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.

Michaela Simpson, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Researcher

Tiffany Dotson, Ph.D.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Vice President, Leadership and Executive Development

Lisa Son, Ph.D.

Barnard College, Department of Psychology

Professor

Close

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.

Kamila Sip, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Director of Neuroscience Research

Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Director of the Social Neuroscience Lab

Lisa Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

Chief Innovation Officer & Co-Founder

Close

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.

Jon Martin

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director of Learning Delivery

Tracy Dodd

Tiffany & Co.

Head of Global Talent

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

Associate Professor of Psychology

Close

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.

Katherine Milan

NeuroLeadership Institute

SVP of Client Experience

Priya Priyadarshini

Microsoft

General Manager, Employee Career and Development

Dr. Tina S. Drews

Salt River Project

Director Talent Management

Close

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

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Brook Colangelo

Waters Corp

VP & Chief Information Officer

Melanie Davis

Comcast

VP of Learning, Learner Experience & Learning Portfolios

Close

Equity, fairness, and justice 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, fairness and justice affect our brains and our communities so that we can better use them as tools to create a more just world.

Ester Neznanova

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Joe Magee

NYU Stern

Professor of Management and Organizations

Molly Crockett, Ph.D.

Yale University

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Valerie Purdie-Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Associate Professor of Psychology

Close

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.

Ric Oslin

NeuroLeadership Institute

Master Facilitator

Dr. Jonathan Schooler

UCSB

Ph.D. Psychology & Neuroscience

Close

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.

Jon Martin

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director of Learning Delivery

Susan Ferrier

National Australia Bank

Group Executive People & Culture

Dr. Lawrence Ian Reed

New York University, Department of Psychology

Clinical Assistant Professor

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.

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.

Marcia Smythe

NeuroLeadership Institute

Master Facilitator and Facilitation Lead

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.

Equity, fairness, and justice 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, fairness and justice affect our brains and our communities so that we can better use them as tools to create a more just world.

Alvine Tremoulet

Pfizer

Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Jay Connolly

Dentons

Global Chief Talent Officer & CHRO

Adam Travis

Elsevier

Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Jodie Ashworth

NeuroLeadership Institute

Lead Consultant, EMEA

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

Close

In this new world of work it’s important to move from depletive to regenerative. 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.

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Kamila Sip, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Director of Neuroscience Research

Lynne Oldham

Zoom

Chief People Officer

Dr. Rebecca Port

Netflix

VP, Talent

Angel Franklin

Cummins, Inc.

Executive Director Employee Wellness, Compensation and Benefits

Dean Carter

Patagonia, Inc.

Head of HR, Legal and Finance

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.

Matt Summers

NeuroLeadership Institute

Master Facilitator

Amy C. Edmondson, Ph.D.

Harvard Business School

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

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.

Ester Neznanova

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Michaela Simpson, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Researcher

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Microsoft

Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Sarah E. Gaither

Duke University

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience

Close

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

Jeanine Stewart, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Facilitator and Consultant

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

Associate Professor of Psychology

Close

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.

Kamila Sip, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Director of Neuroscience Research

Jay K. Varma, MD

Medical Epidemiologist

Dean Mobbs, Ph.D.

California Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ted Witherell, MA

Mass General Brigham

Senior Director, Talent Management

Close

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.

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

Dr. Ann Schulte

The Procter & Gamble Company

VP, Global Talent Development

Gaby Giglio

General Catalyst

Chief Human Resources Officer

Janet Ahn, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Close

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.

Barbara Steel

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Performance

Rob Ollander-Krane

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Client Strategist

Kimberly Fernandes

The Wonderful Company

VP, Head of Learning & Organizational Development

Tessa V. West, Ph.D.

New York University

Associate Professor of Psychology

Close

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.

Ric Oslin

NeuroLeadership Institute

Master Facilitator

Becky Porter

Capital Group, Home of American Funds

SVP, Global Head of Talent & Development

Germaine Hunter

Clorox

VP, Global Inclusion & Diversity

Close

Leaders have experienced unprecedented disruption through 2020. As workplaces attempt to adjust to the new normal, leaders have been expected to balance enormous tensions for themselves, their employees and their organization. This transformation has provided us with a unique opportunity to revisit the needs of the modern-day leader. When we dig into the science behind leadership, we uncover three radical yet simple changes that can better equip our leaders to thrive in this new normal and in the future.

Rachel Cardero

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Consultant

Bob Johansen, Ph.D.

Institute for the Future

Author; Distinguished Fellow

Joe Whittinghill

Microsoft

CVP, Talent, Learning, and Insights

Shawna Erdmann

Comcast

SVP, Learning

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.

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.

Darius Norell

NeuroLeadership Institute

Facilitator

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.

Leaders have experienced unprecedented disruption through 2020. As workplaces attempt to adjust to the new normal, leaders have been expected to balance enormous tensions for themselves, their employees and their organization. This transformation has provided us with a unique opportunity to revisit the needs of the modern-day leader. When we dig into the science behind leadership, we uncover three radical yet simple changes that can better equip our leaders to thrive in this new normal and in the future.

Michael Kirchner

Nokia

Talent Program Manager- Executive Talent

Deborah Chatten

Dubai Airports

Director of Training and Development

Jodie Ashworth

NeuroLeadership Institute

Lead Consultant, EMEA

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

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.

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Ester Neznanova

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Soledad O’Brien

Starfish Media Group

Paul Martin

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Senior VP & CDO

Linda Leonard

Bristol Myers Squibb

Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Close

Leadership principles are values that guide an organizational culture. Hear how the experts built impactful leadership principles.

Camille Inge

Researcher & Associate Consultant

Leila Zaghloul-Daly, Ph.D.

Arizona Public Service

Manager, Culture and Inclusion

Tracy Keogh

HP

Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

Drew Sumter

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director of Client Experience

Bill Bangs

Akamai

Director, Change Management

Lynn Hare

Akamai

Director of Learning & Development

Close

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

Ester Neznanova

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Michael Woodbury

Bain & Company

Partner

Suzanne McGovern

Splunk

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Holli Martinez

T-Mobile

VP, Diversity & Inclusion

Close

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.

Barbara Steel

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Performance

Samuel C. Rindell, MBA, DBA, Ed.D.

Cigna

COO, Global Talent Management, Learning, OD & Leadership Development Leader

Close

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.

Marshall Bergmann

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions

Niklas Nordling

Nokia

Head of People and Organizational Development

Kath Van Der Merwe

ANZ Bank

Group Executive Talent & Culture

Amy Schultz

DTE Energy

Executive Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer

Close

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.

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

Katherine Milan

NeuroLeadership Institute

SVP of Client Experience

Ashley Lemoncelli

NeuroLeadership Institute

Measurement Consultant

Meredith Dmitriev

NeuroLeadership Institute

Engagement Manager

Close

More info coming soon!