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.)

View the Program in your region:

Day 1 - From the Lab

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

Keynote

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT

1:00 AM - 1:30 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Keynote
Opening Remarks

Live from North America

Keynote

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Keynote
The Science of Change at Scale

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.

Breakouts

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

3:30 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Foundations
The AGES Model®

Understand Others

Breakouts

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Learning in a Disrupted Age

Breakouts

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Equity & Fairness

Breakouts

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM GMT

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM AEDT

Nov 10

Keynote

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

12:00 AM - 1:30 AM GMT

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT

Nov 10

Keynote
Neuroscience of Organisational 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 organisation-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

Keynote

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM EST

2:30 AM - 4:00 AM GMT

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM AEDT

Nov 10

Keynote
The Science of Psychological Safety

Live from Australia

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.

Day 2 - Priorities

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

Breakouts

5:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM GMT

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM AEDT

Nov 11

Foundations
The Impact of Insight

Live from Europe

Breakouts

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EST

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT

11:00 PM - 12:30 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT

1:00 AM - 1:30 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Opening Remarks

Live from North America

Keynote

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Build a Better Normal

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

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

3:30 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Breakouts

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Focus in Crisis

Breakouts

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Breakouts

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM GMT

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

12:00 AM - 1:30 AM GMT

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Strategic Diversity & Inclusion

Live from Australia

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.

Keynote

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM EST

2:30 AM - 4:00 AM GMT

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM AEDT

Nov 11

Keynote
Build Inclusive Teams

Live from Australia

Day 3 - From the Field

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

Breakouts

5:00 AM - 6:30 AM EST

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM GMT

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM AEDT

Nov 12

Foundations
Mitigate Bias in Your Organization

Live from Europe

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.

Breakouts

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM EST

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM GMT

11:00 PM - 12:30 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders

Live from Europe

Keynote

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM GMT

1:00 AM - 1:30 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Keynote
Opening Remarks

Live from North America

Keynote

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EST

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT

1:30 AM - 3:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Keynote
Strategically Impact Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

3:30 AM - 5:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Breakouts

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Breakouts

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GMT

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Keynote

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM GMT

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12

Close

Opening Remarks

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

Dr. 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

Dr. Tiffany Dotson

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Vice President, Leadership and Executive Development

Lisa Son, Ph.D.

Barnard College

Professor of Psychology

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

John Kounios

Drexel University

Professor of Psychology

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.

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 organisation-wide change and create not just a new normal, but a better normal.

Deanna Ong

GIC

Chief People Officer

Shayne Elliott

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Chief Executive Officer

Simone Walker

Dept. of Communities and Justice (NSW)

Deputy Secretary, Strategy, Policy & Commissioning

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Nicson White

NeuroLeadership Institute

Regional Vice President, Growth and Transformation APAC

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.

Rebecca Munn

Queensland Rail

Group Executive People & Culture

Christopher Gyetvay

Australian Taxation Office

Assistant Commissioner

Lynette Clunies-Ross

SAS Australia & New Zealand

Region Vice President & Managing Director

Lynda Edwards

NeuroLeadership Institute

Lead Consultant, APAC

Vaughan Paul

Optus

Vice President Digital Consumer

Michaela Simpson, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Researcher

Nicson White

NeuroLeadership Institute

Regional Vice President, Growth and Transformation APAC

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.

As we share our latest research on the effect of covid on employees, join our panel of organizational practitioners and hear how they’ve applied the science of inclusion to support their teams to thrive.

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

Day 2 Opening Remarks

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.

VP, 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 & Director of Keynote Speakers

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

Maria Wayne, Ph.D.

Equinix

VP of Talent Management

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

Kimberley 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.

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.

Jaime McCoy

Gilead Sciences

General Manager Australia and New Zealand

Maurice McCarthy

Optus

Vice President Retail and Channel Sales

Nupur Bhushan

ResMed

Chief People Officer

Sharon Ridgway

Origin Energy

Executive General Manager People & Culture

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Nicson White

NeuroLeadership Institute

Regional Vice President, Growth and Transformation APAC

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

Anuradha Khosla

HCL Technologies

VP, HR (Head D&I, Leadership Development & Employee Engagement)

Ling Hai

Mastercard

Co President Asia Pacific

Natasha Copley

DXC Technology

Human Resources Director

Susan Ferrier

National Australia Bank

Group Executive People & Culture

Karin Hawkins

NeuroLeadership Institute

Lead Consultant, APAC

Nicson White

NeuroLeadership Institute

Regional Vice President, Growth and Transformation APAC

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

Jodie Ashworth

NeuroLeadership Institute

Lead Consultant, EMEA


Marianne Fraiture

UCB

Global Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, Industry Research

Close

Day 3 Opening Remarks

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.

Soledad O’Brien

Starfish Media Group

Linda Leonard

Bristol Myers Squibb

Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder

Ester Neznanova

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion

Barbara Steel

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Performance

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.

Annelise Austill

NeuroLeadership Institute

Engagement Manager

Kyle Olsen

NeuroLeadership Institute

Director, 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.

Kim Ferrente

Cigna

Performance Management Senior Advisor

Renee Mack

Nova Chemicals Inc.

Leader, People Consulting Services

Barbara Steel

NeuroLeadership Institute

Practice Lead, Performance

Rob Ollander-Krane

NeuroLeadership Institute

Senior Client Strategist

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

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

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

CEO & Co-Founder