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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - October 14 - 16, 2015

Join In with an Extraordinary Cadre of Thought Leaders, Strategic Thinkers, Business Executives and Academics.

8 Master Classes - Take a Deeper Dive!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - Limited Seating! Comes with "Professional" and "Premium" plans only.
During the Summit, you'll make your master-class workshop choices. Click the titles to view the descriptions.

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Strategic Leadership & Influence:
New Realities and Exciting Possibilities

A synopsis of this master class:

Izabela Lundberg, M.S. will lead this master class by assisting executives and leaders to better understand global strategic leadership and influence gaps and needs and, then, to tap into its hidden power necessary for achieving tremendous results.

In ever-changing global environments, leadership occurs at every level of every organization, from top down to bottom up.

Leadership success depends significantly on your team’s capacity to take action, to be accountable, to execute and to demonstrate strategic thinking.

Through this two-hour master class, you will be exposed to new strategic ways to influence through your ability to get high-level-buy-in, gain critical support, collaborate most effectively with your global teams and execute quickly, timely and effectively.

Learning objectives:

  • Engage and discuss the roadmap of hidden power behind strategic leadership and influence relevant to today’s global business.
  • Review and share opportunities to influence everyday strategy, tactics and execution implementation.
  • Explore the best practices to integrate strategic leadership and influence in today’s ever-changing business environment.
  • Consider best strategies to engage, coach and lead your team to be accountable and to share responsibilities while enhancing individual and team performance and effectively managing interdepartmental conflicts.

About Izabela

Izabela Lundberg is an International Consultant, Speaker, Author, Humanitarian and Immigrant Entrepreneur whose clients include SME's and Fortune 500 companies. A voracious writer of books, articles and blogs on High Performance in Business & Sports (and the Relationship between the two), Izabela is a leading authority on High Impact Leadership.

Recognized as a Top Transformational and High Impact Leader in Global Business, Izabela generates tremendous value and delivers exceptional results for her clients and audience.

Izabela enjoys a dynamic worldview after living in six countries, speaking six languages, traveling to over 40 countries, and working with diverse teams from over 80 countries. She is a recognized catalyst of sustainable solutions for global leaders and their most pressing challenges.

A survivor of some of the worst human atrocities - genocide, torture and war trauma, she has championed other survivors around the world to restore their dreams, find their voice and tap into their highest potential through art, holistic healing and coaching. In addition, Izabela serves as a Strategic Leadership Advisor for the PeaceJam Foundation along with 13 Nobel Peace Laureates mentoring youth to change the world and the Female Leadership Organization (FLO) whose mission is to increase the number of global women leaders by 40% by 2020.

Izabela earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Organization from the University of Denver with a focus on Strategic innovation & Change and Organizational Development & Training. Her undergraduate degrees are in Business and Global Business Management and Education.
Izabela’s upcoming book, The World Messenger, (to be published in May 2015) is highly anticipated by academics, athletes and business leaders worldwide.

Unleashing Workforce Creativity:
Lessons in Box Busting and Boarder Crossing

A synopsis of this master class:

Dr. Washington leads this master class workshop with a focus of helping executives and leaders understand how to unleash workforce creativity.

Modern organizations are impacted by the effects of globalization, instant sharing of information, evolving technology, and supply chains that operate around the globe. At the same time, we live in a world separated by geography, culture, roles, and organizational and departmental affiliation that serve as boundaries to meeting diverse needs.

The confluence of these factors has the effect of creating new challenges in organizations, often rendering engagement methods, processes, services, technologies, and current ideas ineffective.

As Albert Einstein once pointed out, “you can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” To meet these challenging conditions, the presenter has had to “bust boxes and cross boundaries” by questioning assumptions, recognizing new patterns, making connections, seeing in new ways, and seizing opportunities to engage in creative collaborations with people quite different from himself.

In addition to expressing and modeling personal creativity, the presenter will share lessons learned in:

1) making others aware of their own creativity and the need for it;
2) helping others identify WHEN to apply creative thinking; and
3) facilitating the conditions that enable groups spread around the globe to work together to realize creative productions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the self-built walls that constrain our everyday thinking and limit us to doing to the probable, and the consequences of this “in the box” thinking.
  • Discuss discovery skills that enable us and those we lead, to see what is possible and to reap the benefits of possibility thinking in organizations.
  • Consider the conditions that facilitate creative collaboration when geography, culture, or roles serve as natural boundaries to the process.

About Christopher

Christopher serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for Franklin University. Under his leadership, the faculty have nearly doubled undergraduate majors from 18 to 33, tripled the number of graduate programs, and expanded program offerings around the world in partnership with other University leaders.

Active in the higher education community, Dr. Washington serves as a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission. He was selected as a recipient of Business First’s 40 Under 40, Ohio Magazine’s Outstanding Educator Award, Business First’s 20 People You Need to Know in Education, Western Illinois University Outstanding Black Alumni Award, and the Robert L. Bailey Outstanding Teaching Award from Franklin University.

Dr. Washington facilitates relationships with partnering universities in Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Oman, Nepal, Guatemala and El Salvador. He currently serves on the Boards of the Columbus Council on World Affairs, and the International Visitors Council, where he works to build partnerships between American citizens and citizens of other countries, promote democratic ideals, encourage economic development and promote cultural understanding through the exchange of knowledge and ideas. He is a member of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Educators. Dr. Washington serves on the Research Council for The Poznan School of Banking Research Journal and the journal Studies in Management and Finance.

Dr. Washington was appointed by the Mayor of Columbus to the Board of the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC), and has previously served as a Board member of the Godman Guild, as Chair of the Board of the Columbus Urban League, and as a Board member of Lifeline of Ohio.

A Chicago native, Dr. Washington holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Western Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from The Ohio State University.

Real Culture: No Tips or Keys, Just A Roadmap & Results

A synopsis of this master class:

Culture was the Meriam-Webster “word of the year” for 2014 but it remains an elusive topic. We’re flooded in information about how to build the culture of your dreams but 96% of people still feel culture change is needed in their organization (Strategy&).

Attendees will (1) learn the difference between culture and climate and how to specifically form new cultural attributes with a direct connection to top performance priorities and supporting strategies / plans and (2) learn how to overcome common workplace obstacles, including aggressive and passive behaviors, so that you effectively evolve your culture with clarity and speed.

Attendees will also complete a culture roadmap for applying the insights to any organization or team with a direct and sustainable focus on results.

About Tim

Tim Kuppler is the Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics and co-founder of CultureUniversity.com. Tim leads the business development, consulting, and internal organization development activities for Human Synergistics, a 40+ year pioneer in the workplace culture field with the mission of Changing the World—One Organization at a Time®

Tim held several executive positions with TI Automotive, a major global automotive supplier. His leadership was distinguished by engaging the organization with a high degree of involvement, teamwork, and rapid performance improvement. Best practices from his work as a leader were featured as part of the 2012 best-seller Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations, International Institute of Management Development (IMD) case studies, and workplace culture best practice conferences.

He moved to the North America president role with AL-KO Kober where the business and culture improvement efforts were featured in trade publications, conferences, workshops, and webinars. Tim built on this practical foundation as a business leader when he moved to President of Denison Consulting, an organizational culture assessment and consulting firm.

His work with organizations is typically focused on top performance priorities and the engagement of the organization in a clear culture and performance alignment journey to support those priorities. He is the co-author of Build the Culture Advantage, Deliver Sustainable Performance with Clarity and Speed which was endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith as the “go to resource to help drive a performance-based culture.” This leading-edge work on culture outlines a clear and customizable framework for aligning culture and performance.

Tim sees culture work becoming a clearly managed force positively affecting most individuals, teams, organizations, and even society. He formed CultureUniversity.com – a 100% educational site with the purpose of positively impacting society on a global scale through workplace culture awareness, education, and action. The global faculty of culture experts includes some of the top workplace culture experts in history – Edgar Schein, Robert Cooke, Dr. Larry Senn, Richard Barrett and others.

He lives north of Detroit with his wife and three children.

Leveraging Organizational Strategy to
Effectively Execute the Business Strategy

A synopsis of this master class:

Workshop synopsis is forthcoming.

About Aditya

Bio Forthcoming

Global Economic Stability: The State of the World Economy
and the Never Ending Financial Crisis

A synopsis of this master class:

Raymond, a prominent economist and banking executive, leads this workshop and discusses how to separate reality from disinformation and the illusion machine and how executives and leaders can adjust to the economic change and the new reality.

Government, corporate and academic leaders will benefit from learning the consequences and implications of the financial crisis and the global economy's impact on operations, business and markets.

The presenter will lead an engaging session and discussion with a focus to:

  1. Describe the state of world economy since the US financial crisis of 2008, future prospects and the ultimate solution that executives and leaders should be thinking about.
  2. Identify the cause of the financial crisis and the culprits.
  3. Explain why the US economy collapsed and the factors contributing to the extended recession.
  4. Explain why the Eurozone collapsed and what its future prospects are.
  5. Explain why the US Government’s and the Eurozone’s actions to address their respective crises have, for the most part, failed.

About Raymond

Raymond Hodgdon is the president of Enlightened Economics, an independent consultancy that is revolutionizing economic thinking by connecting theory and reality. He is also a member of Euromoney Magazine’s world leading Euromoney Country Risk Expert Survey Panel, which evaluates and rates the political, economic and structural stability and investment risk of 186 countries; a member of McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly Executive Expert Survey Panel, which evaluates and analyzes leadership, management and economic issues and a member of BlackRock’s Economic Cycle Expert Survey Panel, which evaluates the underlying factors of economic growth.

Mr. Hodgdon is recognized as a leading economist and banking executive. He has consistently been a member of executive management and regularly served on and worked with boards of directors. His accomplishments are substantial and have changed the face of the financial landscape, while challenging conventional economic and strategic thinking.

Raymond began his career as an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he played an instrumental role in the creation of NASDAQ, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and electronic banking.

As a result of these achievements, he received a staff appointment to the President’s National Commission on Electronic Fund Transfers and a Presidential Appointment to the White House as a Presidential Exchange Executive. After leaving the Federal Reserve, Raymond served in executive positions with JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, HSBC, Bank Administration Institute and American Management Association among others.

Managing Resistance Could be Sabotaging
Your Organizational Change Success

A synopsis of this master class:

Resistance to change has become embedded in our vocabulary and view of change, especially organizational change. Many leaders believe managing resistance to change is their number one priority and the primary function of change management. Yet, it may be the desire to manage resistance to change that is inhibiting an organization’s success with change.

In this session Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner will explore why this common approach, managing resistance to change, is misleading and may limit an organization’s ability to handle change.

She will share evidence that people don’t resist change -- it is not a fundamental response to change. She will also explore why a small but growing number of researchers and practitioners advocate for eliminating resistance to change from our vocabulary, and how doing so could improve an organization’s success with change.

The session will also introduce leaders to a more effective alternative than managing resistance, and a practical six-step model they can apply in their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore why today’s view of resistance to change may limit your organization’s capacity for change
  • Explore the leaders’ own view of resistance to change and its impact on change in their organization
  • Explore an alternative to managing resistance to change
  • Introduce a six-step model that can eliminate resistance to change

Key Takeaways:

  • A broader perspective and understanding of the impact current mental models of resistance to change have on a leader's ability to facilitate change in their organization
  • A practical six-step model for increasing readiness for change

About Dawn-Marie

Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner is researcher, speaker, writer, and certified management consultant (CMC). She is president of Turner Change Management, Founder of Living and Leading Change Program and a Co-Founder of Developing Organizational Skills Program. She has fifteen years of experience in change programming, transition planning and change management coaching.

Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner has a doctorate in applied management and decision science from Walden University in Minnesota and has developed her own proprietary change transition methodology – DEAM©. She has published and presented numerous articles on change management best practice and methodology, business process change management, project management, readiness and resistance to change and informatics. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management and the Canadian Nurse.

She has been a speaker at national and international conferences on organizational change. She has also conducted research in change readiness, best practice and change management methodology. Her current research is on organizational change skills.

Dr. Turner is the founder and chair of the International Council on Organizational Change (ICOC). The ICOC is a group of change management scholar practitioners working in a collaborative, non-competitive way to inform and advance the practice of change management worldwide. The ICOC publishes the e-zine The Change Leader.

Strategies for Building and Maintaining the Civil Organization

A synopsis of this master class:

Daniel, a leading expert and practitioner, will lead this session and discuss the necessary precursors to building the civil organization and how to move away from traditional “command and control” mechanisms for enforcing appropriate behavior.

The focus on civility within an organization involves much more than good manners and courtesan etiquette. Rather, the failure to address workplace incivility has significant consequences, including loss of productivity, diminished performance, difficulties in attracting and retaining talent, and impacts to organizational reputation and goodwill.

Yet, organizations struggle to identify methods and means for addressing everyday incivilities that are often insidious and difficult to characterize compared to more overt behaviors like harassment, workplace violence, or clear acts of insubordination.

This session will provide a context for incivility in the workplace and why anyone responsible for fostering an effective, positive organizational culture should take heed. It will demonstrate why traditional “command and control” mechanisms have limited effectiveness in addressing such matters and provide practical, commonsense approaches that empower organizational members’ and support their innate desire to use commonsense, goodwill and mutual trust to manage their interactions.

Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand how and why civility or the lack of it directly impacts organizational effectiveness and the bottom line.
  2. Explore necessary precursors to building the civil organization that move away from traditional “command and control” mechanisms for enforcing appropriate behavior.
  3. Examine the rich “middle ground” between doing too much and too little to “enforce” civility in ways that entrust organizational members to use commonsense, goodwill and imagination to resolve civility challenges.
  4. Expand leader, manager and HR toolkits beyond compliance measures to implement solutions that engender true organizational commitment to restore harmony and foster civility within the work culture

About Daniel

Daniel is associate faculty for Organizational Leadership within the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, conflict management and HR management. He recently developed and taught an on-line course entitled Strategies for Managing Workplace Bullying, Incivility, and Employee Misconduct.

Daniel is the founding Director of the IUPUI Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community, which supports organizational efforts to foster civility and civil discourse, as well as facilitate dialogue and increased understanding between and among diverse social identity groups. He previously directed IUPUI’s training and organization development function, serving over 20 schools and a workforce of over 10,000 employees, including faculty, academic and administrative leaders, managers and staff.

Daniel is principal author of The Conflict Survival Kit: Tools for Resolving Conflict at Work (2nd ed.), published by Pearson Education, Inc., and also contributes a monthly column for the on-line career advice section of HigherEdJobs.com. He is a registered civil mediator in Indiana and a trainer for the Public Policy Mediation course at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a consultant and trainer on management, leadership, HR, diversity, workplace climate, and conflict resolution issues for non-profits, government agencies, colleges and universities, and professional associations.

Daniel received his J.D. degree from IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University. He is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

The Power of HR: Strategies for Building a World-Class HR Operation

A synopsis of this master class:

This program is designed for HR professionals who want to connect their HR responsibility to that of the business in an effort to make a clearly significant contribution to organization’s overall success.

This presentation will focus on best strategies for aligning HR goals with organizational goals including relevant aspects of finance, marketing, and information technology, in addition provide a clear connection to key industry practices and developments such as the economic environment, and labor pool/demographic trends and how they are directly linked to the engagement and retention of highly engaged performers that drive the company’s bottom line.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop will focus on educating the HR professional in the best metrics and strategies for aligning HR goals with organizational goals including relevant aspects of finance, marketing, and information technology. In addition, Ms. Green will provide a clear connection to key industry practices and developments such as the economic environment, labor pool/demographic trends and how they are directly linked to the engagement and retention of highly engaged performers that drive the company’s bottom line.

Learners will understand how the HR professional can assist in developing metrics to measure its contributions as it relates to employee and leadership development systems that are tied to the organization’s goals. Key Takeaways/Workplace Application :

• Identify the HR program pitfalls many HR professionals make and how to overcome them.
• Distinguish the difference between the traditional HR operation and the world-class HR operation.
• Assess your level of readiness for going from a gladiator to a game changer.
• Establish simple activities that turn HR into a place of safety and trust to ensure employee retention.
• Use HR as a tool to emphasize and embrace innovation at all levels of your company.
• Connect your employees to the overall vision, mission and plan of the company so that they understand their role in helping the company to achieve its goals.
• Create programs, initiatives and simple approaches that make your employees feel like the company values their opinions and voices.
• Improve customer satisfaction by emphasizing core principles and company values.
• Help your “people” managers create and foster a culture of inclusion, engagement, and open and constructive communication and feedback.

About Pamela

Pamela J. Green is an engagement strategist, decisive thinker and innovator of "Responsibility Leadership," a leadership technique that makes performers WANT to take responsibility for their problems, performance and job satisfaction!

Pamela has been featured in a multitude of media outlets including HR Magazine, SHRM Online, Association’s Now, Biz Summits, The Columbus Post, The Network Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal and CSPNet.com. Pamela Green is a well-known figure in the HR world, popular keynote speaker and notable business leader and power coach with over 25 years as a business leader for major brands like the American Red Cross, Head Start, and the Society for Human Resource Management, Pamela brings ‘Big Brand Thinking’ to small and medium sized businesses. Her consultancy is focused on helping companies and associations attract and energize employees using specific strategies and techniques she has developed and implemented over her rich 25 years of leadership experience.

She is the President and CEO of The HR Coaching Institute, Inc. established for the advancement of current professionals dedicated to the field of human resources and human capital development. What makes The HR Coaching Institute's program unique is that they help organizations and their HR leaders take an intrinsic approach to the growth and development of talent within the organization and is designed to help the HR professional facilitate organizational growth, sustainability and success.

Having experienced the good, the bad and the very ugly in her own professional and personal life experiences both as a leader and employee she finds it therapeutic to share what she has learned with her clients and her audiences in a fun and highly engaging way. There is no way you will be able to walk away from an experience with Pamela without having one good belly laugh and learning something useful and practical for everyday use!

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