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Opening Keynote

Monday October 29
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Be Real: How to Bring Your Human to Work

Erica Keswin

Workplace Strategist, Dot Connect, Founder, The Spaghetti Project and author of Bringing Your Human to Work

Erica Keswin

Erica Keswin

The world of work is changing so fast it’s hard for leaders to keep up. Everywhere you turn, you hear about the importance of values, how Millennials want to work for purposeful organizations, and about how employees and customers are craving “authentic” experiences. In a word, people are asking for a more “human” workplace. But what does that mean? And how do we make it happen?

Author and workplace expert Erica Keswin will share her research from the last decade of studying the science and stories of relationships at work. Learn ten sure-fire ways people can “bring their human to work,” but the first and most important way to do this is to be real. Hear case study highlights of companies who know how to be real; they know who you are, speak in a real voice, and empower employees. Simple. Life-Changing! 

Get a fresh appreciation of the work you do every day and a truly actionable approach for making your workplace more “human.”

 

 

 

Closing Keynote

Tuesday, October 30
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

How to Think Like an Innovator

Rohit Barghava

Non-Obvious Company Founder and Trend Curator

Rohit Barghava

Rohit Barghava

We live in a business culture that celebrates innovation and creativity, but too often this priority is reduced to empty brainstorming without action. Taking action can be hard—particularly in an association environment with so many stakeholders and diverse priorities. What if learning five simple everyday habits could help you and your entire team to think different, see what others miss, and better anticipate the future to win? And how can you use these principles when you're in an association to better serve your members and partners? This is the opportunity of "non-obvious thinking" and Rohit Barghava will offer the secret on how to do it.

Drawing from nearly a decade of research across more than a dozen industries, you’ll receive a glimpse at the latest trends from the 2018 edition of the WSJ bestselling book Non-Obvious and how those insights can be used to embrace disruption and transformation within the association environment. The future belongs to non-obvious thinkers. The people who are more curious, open minded, empathetic, and observant than anyone else. They will win the future and you can be one of them.