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2019 Summit Program

Read through the three-day program below and click on session titles to see speakers and topic overview.

Pre-Conference – Monday, Nov 18 Day One - Tursday, Nov 19 Day Two - Wednesday, Nov 20

Day One - Tuesday, Nov 19

Opening Remarks

9am-9:15am

Nov 19

Morning Keynote

9am-10:30am

Nov 19

Valuing the Human

Deliberately or not, the way we work was not designed with humans in mind. In this session, we will unpack what a more human-centric workplace might look like — and what organizations could get out of it.

  • How would a more human organization be different?
  • What’s the return on investment for valuing the human aspect of work?
  • How can we measure and manage this idea?

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Break

10:30am-11am

Nov 19

Morning Sessions

11am-12:15pm

Nov 19

Revealing Breakout Sessions Soon

Lunch

12:15pm-1:45pm

Nov 19

Afternoon Sessions

1:45pm-3pm

Nov 19

Revealing Breakout Sessions Soon

Break

3pm-3:45pm

Nov 19

Afternoon Keynote

3:45pm-5pm

Nov 19

Leveraging The Common Currency Of Human Interactions

Whether it’s user experience or employee engagement, human behavior is driven by social motivation — status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. Top researchers will reveal how our behavior is guided in this way — and how leaders can leverage this finding to improve everything from designing products to delivering better change management, to understanding engagement, to thinking about inclusion, to improving everyday conversations.

  • What really motivates people at work?
  • What are all the different domains impacted by understanding social motivation?
  • How is this going to help me be a better leader or change agent?

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Closing Remarks

5pm-5:15pm

Nov 19

Day Two - Wednesday, Nov 20

Opening Remarks

9am-9:15am

Nov 20

Morning Keynote

9:15am-10:30am

Nov 20

From Exhaustive to Essential: The Science and Practice of Focusing on Less

Doing less has never been more important than today. When we’re all overwhelmed by everything, learning and change initiatives need to avoid the temptation to be exhaustive, or get every last thing included into a given program or initiative. Instead, we need to focus on the most essential pieces, since, as the research shows, the more readily a piece of information can be used, the more it will be used.

  • Why are leaders so drawn to exhaustive solutions to problems?
  • Which organizations have succeeded by going essential?
  • What are some of the pitfalls of going essential — and how can they be sidestepped?

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Break

10:30am-11am

Nov 20

Morning Sessions

11am-12:15pm

Nov 20

Revealing Breakout Sessions Soon

Lunch

12:15pm-1:45pm

Nov 20

Afternoon Keynote

1:45pm-3pm

Nov 20

Crack the Code of Social Learning

The phrase “workplace learning” summons the image of individuals sitting alone with a screen. But humans are naturally social — and so much of the best learning happens in social settings.
In this session, we’ll dive into the unique value of social learning, and unpack practical strategies for ensuring that social learning is focused, productive and inclusive.

  • How is social learning different from individual learning?
  • How do you get the most out of social learning?
  • When is social learning effective and when is it not?

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Reflection & Closing Remarks

3pm-3:30pm

Nov 20

UnConference

3pm-5pm

Nov 20

Close

Valuing the Human

Deliberately or not, the way we work was not designed with humans in mind. In this session, we will unpack what a more human-centric workplace might look like — and what organizations could get out of it.

View the 2019 Summit Presenters

Close

Leveraging The Common Currency Of Human Interactions

Whether it’s user experience or employee engagement, human behavior is driven by social motivation — status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. Top researchers will reveal how our behavior is guided in this way — and how leaders can leverage this finding to improve everything from designing products to delivering better change management, to understanding engagement, to thinking about inclusion, to improving everyday conversations.

View the 2019 Summit Presenters

Close

From Exhaustive to Essential: The Science and Practice of Focusing on Less

Doing less has never been more important than today. When we’re all overwhelmed by everything, learning and change initiatives need to avoid the temptation to be exhaustive, or get every last thing included into a given program or initiative. Instead, we need to focus on the most essential pieces, since, as the research shows, the more readily a piece of information can be used, the more it will be used.

View the 2019 Summit Presenters

Close

Crack the Code of Social Learning

The phrase “workplace learning” summons the image of individuals sitting alone with a screen. But humans are naturally social — and so much of the best learning happens in social settings.
In this session, we’ll dive into the unique value of social learning, and unpack practical strategies for ensuring that social learning is focused, productive and inclusive.

View the 2019 Summit Presenters