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Keynote

Inside Out: Social Brains in a Digital World

The future may be digitizing our lives, but humans will always have social brains.

Accordingly, navigating the digital age requires us to understand how our core human assets — our capacity, our motivations, our biases — are refracted through our many digital screens.

Whether it’s how we deploy our attention, navigate distributed teams, or create value for customers, human behavior is the core of technological innovation. That is, thriving in the digital world requires not just keeping up with the newest software, but also tuning into the nuances and needs of the social brain.

Be part of the conversation as we aim to innovate our way through the digital world by understanding just three core human principles.

Presenters Include:

Matt Breitfelder

BlackRock

Jesus Mantas

IBM

Mike Pino, Ph.D.

Cognizant

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Tessa West, Ph.D.

New York University

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Organizations, Disruption, and Brains

When disruption is perceived as threat, how do we best respond? What should leaders and organizations be aware of in everything from strategic decision-making to launching new innovations to day-to-day operations? How can HR and talent professionals play a stronger role in raising the company’s resilience? What neuroscience principles can help us move toward our own goals, even as the world changes around us?

Presenters Include:

Amy Edmondson, Ph.D.

Harvard Business

Emily Falk, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Tracy Keogh

HP

Dr. David Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

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Promises & Perils of Power

Power isn’t just something leaders wield over others. In fact, science shows that power has power over leaders.

In Promises and Perils of Power, we will dive into the many ways that power filters the way people think, feel, and behave. Power frames almost everything leaders need to do to succeed, from pursuing goals to guiding people to assessing risk. These are often unconscious processes, but science can help us become aware of them.

It’s important to understand that power’s promises and perils exist for everyone. To create the future we want, we need to not only care about who gets power, but also equip them to wield it wisely.

Join groundbreaking researchers in the field, including Columbia’s Adam Galinsky and NYU Stern’s Batia Wiesenfeld, who will detail the cognitive mechanics of power as they relate to organizational dilemmas.

Presenters Include

Mary Slaughter

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Daryl Lucas

World Bank Group

Adam Galinsky, Ph.D.

Columbia Business School

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Batia Wiesenfeld, Ph.D.

New York University Stern

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Create a Growth Mindset Culture

A growth mindset is the belief that we can get better, that we can continually improve in any specific domain.

Research shows a growth mindset enhances resilience, creativity, and individual performance. Spurred on by these findings, many organizations are taking on the challenge of developing this mindset across their people.

This session explores the big questions about how to develop a growth mindset at an organizational level. Is it something that can be fostered in every employee? How much effort does this take? Which talent processes need to be evolved to encourage a growth mindset? Which processes have the biggest impact?

The research shared will help us understand the deeper practices of encouraging every employee to continuously grow.

Presenters Include:

Lisa Rock

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Janet Ahn, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Andrea Derler, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Amy Alexy

Royal Caribbean International

Amy Anderson

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Rob Ollander-Krane

Gap

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Getting Engaged: Performance Conversations in 2018

Many organizations are shifting to more modern and continuous forms of performance management. There is no “one size fits all” model and every organization has its own approach. However, there is one thing we all agree matters – quality conversations. This session will also highlight a deep dive into feedback, one of the most important conversations to help us navigate a complex and uncertain future.

Presenters Include

Beth Jones

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Tessa West, Ph.D.

New York University

Roberto Vizcaino

Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Doug Shupinski

Global Leadership Learning and Development

Michaela Schoberova

Compliance and Information Services

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From the Lab

Networking & Building Alliances

Read the Q&A w/ Art Markman “The Motivation Science Behind Weight Loss, Learning, and Leadership” on the NLI Blog

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Matt Summers

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. David Burkus

Oral Roberts University

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Tory Higgins, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Art Markman, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

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From the Lab

Team Structure & Collaboration

Read the Q&A w/ Jay Van Bavel “How to Create Cultures of Cooperation” on the NLI Blog

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Barbara Steel

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

Oriel FeldmanHall, Ph.D.

Brown University

Suzanne Dikker, Ph.D.

New York University

Mona Weiss, Ph.D.

University of Leipzig

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Future Think

The 1937 Hindenburg disaster. The 2008 financial crisis. The 2018 Super Bowl.

Engineers, financial experts, statistical analysts, and many other intelligent people routinely fail to make predictions that become reality. Not because the human brain is ill-equipped to deal with vastly complex information, but because we don’t always recognize when we’re working with an incomplete picture.

Making matters worse, the speed and scope of technological development has put enormous amounts of information at our disposal, creating even more noise in decision-making.

But science can equip us to make smarter choices with imperfect information, act more rationally, and navigate what we don’t know.

We’re starting this year’s Summit precisely from that opportunity. Join noted futurist Bob Johansen and neuroscientist Kevin Ochsner to discuss the best tools for thinking about the future and how organizations can thrive in a rapidly changing landscape.

Presenters Include:

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Bob Johansen, Ph.D.

Institute for the Future

Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Chris Yates

Microsoft

Sylvia Juliano

Shell’s Global Leadership Development Practice

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UnConference

Read the Q&A w/ Jay Van Bavel “How to Create Cultures of Cooperation” on the NLI Blog
Read the Q&A w/ Art Markman “The Motivation Science Behind Weight Loss, Learning, and Leadership” on the NLI Blog

The final Summit session is an opportunity for self-driven, social learning—for your brain to make the connections it wants to make, how it wants to make them. Following a full two days of formal presentations, The UnConference offers 90 minutes for you to get up and personally meet the experts, learn from your peers, and play a variety of insight-based brain games. These activities are designed to match your brain’s ability to sustain attention as we inch closer to the weekend. Enjoy the connections.

Presenters Include:

Tessa West, Ph.D.

New York University

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

Janet Ahn, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Dr. David Burkus

Oral Roberts University

Art Markman, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

Oriel FeldmanHall, Ph.D.

Brown University

Mona Weiss, Ph.D.

University of Leipzig

Suzanne Dikker, Ph.D.

New York University

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Trends & Breakthroughs

The Balancing Act: Minimize Bias, Optimize Inclusion

The past year has seen bias and inclusion take big steps forward, and sometimes equally big steps backward. Some employees and leaders have never felt more shut out, while others can barely find the time in their calendars for all of the items they’re being asked to talk about, decide on, lead, or support. In this session we will look back to what has been happening, and look forward to what’s next and what we can do about it. Be prepared to leave this session with more clarity about what bias mitigation and effective inclusion means in daily practice.

Presenters Include:

Khalil Smith

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Megan McDonald

Standard Bank Group

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Cheryl Doggett

Medtronic

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Social Brains in a Digital World

The future may be digitizing our lives, but humans will always have social brains.

Accordingly, navigating the digital age requires us to understand how our core human assets — our capacity, our motivations, our biases — are refracted through our many digital screens.

Whether it’s how we deploy our attention, navigate distributed teams, or create value for customers, human behavior is the core of technological innovation. That is, thriving in the digital world requires not just keeping up with the newest software, but also tuning into the nuances and needs of the social brain.

Be part of the conversation as we aim to innovate our way through the digital world by understanding just three core human principles.

Presenters Include:

Lisa Rock

Speaker/Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Jesus Mantas

IBM

Tessa West, Ph.D.

New York University

Mike Pino, Ph.D.

Cognizant

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Design for Insight

Read the Q&A w/ Jay Van Bavel “How to Create Cultures of Cooperation” on the NLI Blog

The pressure to adapt is astounding. New jobs, technologies, organizational structures. The future continues to scream “more! more! more!” to the present. To make people more adaptive we need to design learning events that truly change behaviors. In this session, we uncover the link between lasting behavior change and the moment of insight.. It turns out that insight doesn’t just change the brain, it can change whole organizations too. No longer a mystery, science shows us how to design every type of learning event to significantly increase the likelihood and strength of insight, from the one off video to complex learning pathways over years. Join us in a conversation to learn how to better shape the experiences that shape people and organizations.

Presenters Include:

Dr. David Rock

Speaker/Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Deb Bubb

IBM

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Evolve the Employee Experience

Employee engagement, enabled by digital technology, is expanding its reach. How do we also make it personal, more accurate and more useful? Explore the science of engagement in the brain and how to think about assessing and nudging a culture in new ways.

Presenters Include:

Tracy Edmonds

Anthem

Carlos Rivero, PhD.

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Tessa West, Ph.D.

New York University

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

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From the Lab

Mentalizing & Empathy

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Barbara Steel

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Jason Plaks, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Dr. Leor Hackel

Stanford University

Peter Mende-Siedlecki, Ph.D.

University of Delaware

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From the Lab

Future Think in Action

A deeper dive into our morning keynote, Future Think, Bob Johansen, Ph.D., Major General John S. Kem, and Heidi Grant will discuss how they apply future thinking in their work and lives.

Presenters Include:

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

Speaker/Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Bob Johansen, Ph.D.

Institute for the Future

Major General John S. Kem

U.S. Army War College

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From the Lab

Idea Propagation & Influence

Read the Q&A w/ Marlone Henderson “The Benefits — And Risks — Of Thinking Big Picture” on the NLI Blog

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Rachel Cardero

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

William Cunningham Ph.D.

University of Toronto

Nate Pettit Ph.D.

Cornell University

Marlone Henderson, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

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From the Lab

Risk & Decision Making

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Matt Summers

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Maria Konnikova, Ph.D.

Author

Kamila Sip, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Molly Crockett, Ph.D.

Yale University

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From the Lab

Raise Your Insight Quotient: The Neuroscience of Innovation

The way we measure the impact of change, learning and leadership programs needs an update. Done well, measurement can be a critical component of both constantly improving an initiative as well as deepening its impact. Discover fresh ideas from the lab and the field, based closely on a deeper understanding of how people demonstrate their acumen.

Presenters Include:

Marc Grainger

Credit Suisse

Art Kleiner

Strategy + Business

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia University

Lisa Rock

NeuroLeadership Institute

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From the Labs

Gender, Bias, & Inclusion

Read the Q&A w/ Peter Glick “The Science of How ‘Benevolent Sexism’ Undermines Women” on the NLI Blog

From the Lab sessions are an opportunity to learn directly from a panel of scientists about insights from their own lab experiments around a particular topic. Rather than a formal presentation of slides, these sessions are an exchange of learnings among researchers. A practitioner facilitates each From the Lab panel to moderate a more intimate audience Q&A and explore ways the research may be applied to organizations.

Presenters Include:

Dr. Jacqui Grey

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Peter Glick, Ph.D.

Lawrence University

Elizabeth Haines, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia University

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Rethink Talent Reviews: Kill the 9 Box?

Performance management has long relied on simple analytic tools (like the 9 box matrix) to deploy a company’s mix of talent. Now it may be evolving to focus more on growth and development. How do we need to rethink our talent processes? If we regard them through a growth mindset perspective, what else needs to change? Explore insights from the science, and case studies from several pioneers in talent planning

Presenters Include:

Greg Hicks

Cigna

Rob Ollander-Krane

Gap

Andrew Wilhelms

McKesson

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

New York University

Beth Jones

NeuroLeadership Institute

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Trends & Breakthroughs

The Rise of Habits: How Leaders Shape Culture

As the way we work continues to evolve, organizations must stay agile so they can adapt and transform.

In this session, NLI will share the science behind habit formation that enables change. We also will explore the importance of consistent leadership in driving sustainable cultural transformation.

Presenters Include:

Mary Slaughter

Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Kamila Sip, Ph.D.

NeuroLeadership Institute

Michael Fraccaro

MasterCard

Susan Ferrier

KPMG

Mike Jordan

HP Inc.

Charlie Whittaker

Compliance and Information Services

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NL101

Fascinated by the latest neuroscience and how it might apply to improving leadership and organizations? Would you like to get a quick snapshot of the scope of the field, in a 1-day live event, without taking the plunge of serious study yet? Then the NeuroLeadership 101 program at the 2017 NeuroLeadership Summit is for you.

The NeuroLeadership 101 program provides an introduction to the history, core concepts, organizing principles and frameworks that underpin the field of neuroleadership. Led by a Professor of Neuroscience from the faculty at the NeuroLeadership Institute, you will learn about neuroleadership and the broader context of the field that was created by the NeuroLeadership Institute.

This live program takes place in a classroom environment as the Summit’s pre-conference.

The program is eight hours in duration, from 9am to 5pm. It includes: 6 hours of interactive content using a proven, brain-friendly approach and 4 x 15 minute breaks and 1 hour lunch.

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