Dive into data, insights and practices on:
Building and nurturing culture first foundations
Make culture the foundation of everything you do so you can overcome unexpected change.
Designing impactful employee experiences for everyone
Learn what today’s leading organizations are doing to amplify the employee experience.
Creating a better world through work
Leverage social impact and action to meet employees’ expectations for meaningful work.
Take notes from leading thinkers, researchers, and doers.
Journalist & bestselling author of 'Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals.'
CEO & Co-founder of Culture Amp – a fast-growing unicorn startup & global leader in employee experience.
CEO of the Obama Foundation, Board Chairman of Civic Nation, and Co-Chair of the United State of Women.
#1 bestselling author of ‘Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole’ and ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.’
Chief People Officer at Bravely, with 20+ years of experience working in the HR industry.
President & Co-Founder at Blueboard.
Internationally renowned poet and author, and a scintillating and moving speaker.
Culture Amp’s CPO, with 20+ years of experience leading People & Culture at Salesforce, Oracle, and more.
Global Vice President of Human Resources at Wilson Sporting Goods.
Vice President of Human Resources at Blueprint Medicines.
Chief People Officer at ConsenSys.
Co-founder at Culture Amp.
Director of Organization, Learning & Inclusion at Beauty For All.
Life coach, advisor and Equitable Design Lead of People & Experience at Culture Amp.
Organizational Development Lead at Culture Amp, with a background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Director of People & Culture at Snooze Eatery, with a love for people, process and employee experience.
Lead Researcher at Culture Amp.
Director of Global People Operations at Culture Amp, with 10+ years of experience working in the HR industry.
Lead People Partner at Culture Amp, with 10+ years of experience working in the HR industry.
Work Culture Evangelist & Host of the Culture First Podcast.
Chief Product Officer at Culture Amp.
Customer Success Manager at Culture Amp.
Chief People Officer at Vera Institute of Justice.
Head of People at Asana – a leading work management platform for teams.
Chartered I/O psychologist and Vice President of the Talent & Organizational Development team at Zendesk.
CHRO in Residence at Charter and author of ‘Come Into My Office.’
Watch your favorite sessions on demand.
Why culture matters and what to do about it, with Didier Elzinga
In this session Didier shares:
- The latest research from 6,000 companies on why culture matters more than ever before
- Stories from the world’s top-performing companies
- Actionable insights that you can take back and apply to your own company
Didier Elzinga, CEO and Co-founder, Culture Amp
Building an equal, inclusive and diverse workplace, with Valerie Jarrett
In this conversation, Valerie discusses her passion and advocacy for workplace equality, diversity and inclusion. Working family issues have economic results that directly impact the ability to attract and retain the most talented workforce. From her experience as a CEO of the largest multi-family housing and development company in Chicago, to her board service as a director of numerous corporations and non-profit organizations, Valerie speaks directly to the importance of removing structural and cultural barriers that prevent employers from attracting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.
Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation, Board Chairman of Civic Nation, and Co-Chair of the United State of Women
Didier Elzinga, CEO and Co-founder, Culture Amp
How Snooze Eatery built a resilient company culture rooted in data, action, and care
By building a data-driven culture rooted in social impact, development, and continuous feedback, Snooze Eatery successfully supported their frontline and office employees throughout the pandemic while also growing their business.
In this session, you will learn:
- How Snooze created a feedback loop that continuously improved their employees’ experiences
- How to support individual and company growth
- Actionable tips for creating a resilient company culture that can withstand any challenge your business faces
Jeremy Edmonds, Director of People, Snooze Eatery
Build a high-performance culture rooted in development
Learn the strategic steps the Vice President of Human Resources at Blueprint Medicines and the Chief People Officer at Bravely are taking to build high-performance cultures designed to empower individual growth and development.
Gain actionable ideas on how to:
- Build a performance process that empowers individuals to take ownership of their development goals
- Design a performance and develop culture that is built to scale as your company grows
- Empower managers to have more meaningful development conversations with their direct reports
- Jennifer Shevlin, VP of Human Resources, Blueprint Medicines
- Katasha Harley, Chief People Officer, Bravely
- Patty Martinez, Organizational Development Lead, Culture Amp
CHROs & the boardroom, with leaders panel
What is the role of the CHRO and the company board? In this session, our panelists share:
- How you can navigate the critical CHRO/CEO/Board relationship
- What culture looks like in the boardroom
- Bringing people & culture to the top of the agenda
- Stories from their careers at Salesforce, Zendesk, Asana, and more
- Edweena Stratton, Chief People Officer, Culture Amp
- Anna Binder, Head of People, Asana
- Fidelma Butler, Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development, Zendesk
Time management for mortals, with Oliver Burkeman
Best known for his bestselling book, Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, Oliver is an accomplished journalist and author praised for his unique take on productivity, time management, and what it really takes to make the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands.
- The “efficiency trap” and why time management is all about neglecting the right things
- Embracing our limitations and focusing on getting the most meaningful things done – here and now
- How to apply these principles to re-evaluate our personal, professional, and organizational goals and priorities
Oliver Burkeman, Journalist & bestselling author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
100 years of putting culture first, with Wilson Sporting Goods
While many know Wilson Sporting Goods for their products, what most people probably don’t know is that Wilson has been around for over 100 years – and that it’s only been in the last few years that they launched their retail stores.
In this session, Geoff Watts, VP of HR at Wilson, shares:
- How Wilson scaled culture while navigating change
- The employee experience strategies behind this storied company
- Actionable insights into putting culture first at all levels of the organization
To learn more about how Wilson Sporting Goods puts culture first, listen to the Culture First podcast mini-series.
Geoff Watts, Vice President of Human Resources, Wilson Sporting Goods
Damon Klotz, Culture Evangelist, Culture Amp
How to engage, retain, and multiply your high-performing employees
By connecting employee experience and employee performance data from over 700 companies and 200,000 employees, we’ve been able to answer deep questions about the relationship between engagement and performance. We share the data on:
- What uniquely engages and retains high-performing employees (the employees you most want to keep)
- How to turn great performers into high-performers
- What performance management approaches have the best impact
Fresia Jackson, Lead Researcher, Culture Amp
How to create equitable employee experience policies
Creating an equitable hiring process is critical, but ensuring that equitable design principles are applied at every step of the employee lifecycle is non-negotiable for creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
Culture Amp’s Equitable Design Lead, Director of Global People Operations and Lead People Partner discuss how the three teams work together to create inclusive and equitable employee experience strategies and policies at every step of the employee lifecycle.
- Michelle Saurel, Director Global People Operations, Culture Amp
- Kerri Fazzino, Lead People Partner, Culture Amp
Thushyanthi Muruges, Equitable Design Lead, People & Experience, Culture Amp
Half a shade braver: The foundations of conversational leadership, with David Whyte
An internationally renowned poet, author, and major contributor to the field of conversational leadership, David Whyte shares:
- What conversational leadership is and how to embrace it
- Why self-examination and self-knowledge are critical for effective leadership
- Simple steps for engaging in conversations that help you grow as both a leader and an organization
David Whyte, Internationally renowned poet and author
The impact of being Culture First, with Rod Hamilton & Rachel Morley
How are your efforts as people leaders driving positive change in the world of work? In this session, Culture Amp’s product leaders reveal:
- Never-before-seen insights about the impact HR leaders are driving in the workplace
- A sneak peek of new Culture Amp capabilities that will empower you to expand your impact in the future
- Rod Hamilton, Co-founder, Culture Amp
- Rachel Morley, Chief Product Officer, Culture Amp
How to create a social impact-driven employee experience
Data shows that individuals are more likely to stay with a company if they are aligned with the company’s mission and vision. In this session, Vera Insitute of Justice’s Chief People Officer, Tracey Wilmot, shares insights into how you can take action to build a successful business that positively impacts your employee experience, the world, and your organization’s growth.
Tracey Wilmot, Chief People Officer, Vera Institute of Justice
Noah Sacks, Customer Success Manager, Culture Amp
Foster belonging, engagement, and motivation in the workplace
In this panel discussion, Beauty for All’s Director of Organization - Learning & Inclusion and ConsenSys’ Chief People Officer share how they are creating an inclusive culture that fosters belonging, boosts engagement, and motivates their people to perform at their highest potential.
You will learn:
- How ConsenSys has built a culture rooted in innovation and transperency, leading to results such as increasing their inclusion survey results by 10+ points in a 6-month time period
- How Beauty For All applied broader social impact-focused business strategies (including investing $50m+ in Black and Latinx owned business) to drive their internal employee experience intiatives
- Actionable insights into fostering inclusivisity across the workplace
- Amanda Keleher, Chief People Officer, ConsenSys
- Peter Mostachetti, Director of Organization, Learning & Inclusion, Beauty for All
Kevin Yip, President & Co-Founder, Blueboard
Bittersweet: The surprising key to creativity, connection, and authenticity, with Susan Cain
With her bestselling phenomenon, Quiet, Susan Cain urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us, thereby revealing an untapped power hidden in plain sight. Now she explores why we experience sorrow and longing, and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and authenticity.
At a time of collective loss, profound discord, and personal anxiety, Bittersweet brings us together in deep and unexpected ways. Using her trademark mix of stories, research, memoir, practical tips, and inspiration, Susan shows you the power of a “Bittersweet” work culture, including:
- How the expression of sorrow, as well as joy, is key to deep creativity and genuine connection.
- Case studies of organizations, from hospitals to oil rigs, that have transformed their cultures – and smashed productivity records – by creating “bittersweet” cultures.
- An analysis of everything from Harry Potter novels to fashion photography to reveal what creativity really is – including its surprising relationship to longing, sorrow, and rising above our limitations.
- How you can use these insights and actionable steps to build true connection and foster a more creative and mutually supportive work environment.
Susan Cain, #1 bestselling author of Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
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