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Keynotes

Think differently about how you work and lead. Be inspired by our two keynoters about how you can pursue happiness and promote purpose in your association.
 

 

 

 

Opening Keynote

October 16, 2017
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Unlocking Happiness at Work

Jennifer Moss

Co-founder, Plasticity Labs and The HERO Generation, and author of Unlocking Happiness at Work

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Get ready for a journey into why and how you should consider a happiness strategy for yourself and the people you lead. Get an essential look into the business benefits of adopting a health, wellness, and happiness strategy—critical for associations who want to attract new talent, improve their brand, and boost profitability in an authentic way that is life-enhancing for their staff. With insightful and practical takeaways, case studies, and the most current scientific research from leading experts, author and happiness expert Jennifer Moss will debunk the happiness myths, discuss the science of well-being, and explore the role technology will play in building a happier, higher performing, and more innovative workplace culture.

Bio: Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss is the co-founder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness. Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the co-founder of non-profit The HERO Generation. Most recently, she has presented at SXSW, TEDXWomen, and the Chatelaine's W100.

 

 

 

Closing Keynote

October 17, 2017
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Creating a Purpose-Driven Workplace

Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky

Millennial workplace expert and author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life that Matters

Adam Poswolsky

Adam Poswolsky

Have your staff found their purpose or calling at your association? Are you giving them work that pays the bills and makes their heart sing? Does your organization incorporate self-care into career planning? Are you prepared to support staff who are ready to make a change in career path to retain top talent? Do you struggle with providing your employees with a sense of purpose and meaning? The truth is that 70% of American workers are disengaged, and 20% of these actively undermine their coworkers’ work. Author and millennial career expert Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky will discuss strategies and tactics on how to attract, maintain, empower, and most importantly, engage the current and the next generation of workers.

Bio: Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters. He's inspired thousands of professionals to be more engaged at work, through speaking at companies like Unilever, IDEO, Salesforce, Deloitte, SAP, TEDx, and by collaborating with purpose-driven organizations like the Hive Global Leaders Program and the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation. Previously special assistant to the director of global operations at the U.S. Peace Corps, his work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Time, Forbes, and VICE, among many others.