HELP CHILDREN WHO EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS GET READY FOR SCHOOL

As part of our commitment to the local community, we have partnered with The Road Home to collect school supplies for children who have moved from homelessness to housing.

Please bring one or more of the following elementary school items to the conference and help fill backpacks as part of our Volunteer Event:

Small box of tissue, Pencil cases, Colored pencils, Markers (washable), Rounded scissors, Glue sticks (2-pack).

The Road Home provides opportunities for homeless children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable, stable housing. The organization served 171 families including 376 children in 2017 through case management services and housing programs.

For more information on The Road Home visit www.trhome.org. You can also like The Road Home on Facebook, and follow on Twitter #TRHomeMadison and Instagram @TRHomeMadison. Thank you for helping children prepare for a successful school year!

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    Registration Opens + World Cafe + Lunch

    • Time: 10:30 am
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    KEYNOTE: Christian Rosenstock

    "How to Succeed at the Intersection of Innovation and Philanthropy"

    • Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Keynote
    • Christian will share the story of TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), a company succeeding on the attributes of driving innovation and philanthropy within their industry and community. TASC instills optimism in the culture through strong, aligned leadership that encourages a culture of innovation and a shared responsibility of philanthropy. It is our responsibility as an employer, an employee, a charity and a community to ensure we're all doing our share to give back. It's also our shared responsibility to innovate, to think differently, to share our ideas with others to help move ourselves and our organizations to achieve success.
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    KEYNOTE: Renee Moe

    "United Way – The Intersection of Engagement"

    • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Keynote
    • United Way fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County. In this presentation, United Way of Dane County President & CEO Renee Moe will outline the importance of engagement for employee retention and culture, and why nonprofits are the perfect partner to accomplish that. She will also explain why our community needs us to give, advocate and volunteer to support local families.
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    Philanthropy Hackathon

    • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Attendees will split up into groups to share strategies and best practices around implementing a Culture of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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    Patty Glines-Kotecki

    "Building a Change-Adept Culture"

    • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom A
    • Track: Breakout
    • Change happens - whether we want it or not. Sometimes we can plan for it, but more often it’s a surprise. Because organizations are facing more complex, continuous change than ever before, effectively managing that change is an important skill for HR, managers, and employees alike. Learn how we use a continuous learning approach to help our organization be proactive and more adept at managing change. Join this session to learn about and discuss:

      - A simple model for change management

      - A continuous learning approach to help an organization get better at managing change

      - Ways to mitigate challenges when building a culture of change capability

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    Charlie Judy

    "'Great Places to Work' are a Commodity. Managed Cultures are an Experience"

    • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin Ballroom
    • Track: Breakout
    • Let’s stop chasing the well-intended - yet increasingly misplaced - notion that there is even such a thing as a "Great Place to Work." "Great" for whom? For you or for me? For him or for her? "Great" and "Best" and "Employer of Choice" are purely relative and should be defined in the eyes of the beholder, not by the market at large. What's great for Google or best for Amazon is likely not great or best for your organization. What if we dispensed with the idea that there is some preordained formula for driving things like employee engagement? What if kept caring about how our employees feel, but stopped worrying about it? What if we got smarter about how our organization works today and how it needs to work to drive more success. What if we stopped focusing on driving employee happiness, and focused more on creating a work experience that drives things like growth, differentiation, market-penetration, and brand prominence. In this session, we’ll explore the failing paradigm of workforce sentiment, satisfaction, and engagement. We’ll take a deeper dive into understanding a powerful tool that, if wielded wisely, can unlock the potential of a workforce that is more aligned with who you really are and how you really work. An aligned workforce that will be more committed, more productive, and a stronger promoter of your brand. And, yes, maybe they'll even be happier. We're talking, of course, about Culture. We’re not talking about foosball tables and beer in the fridge (mmmmmmm, beer); we’re talking about measuring, understanding, and then unleashing the behaviors, actions, and experiences that will reinforce and clarify what it is that drives your distinct and unique organization’s success. We’ll explore the merits of capturing culture analytics that go beyond numbers, ratings, and scales. And we’ll uncover some practical methodologies for turning your new cultural awareness into action, accountability, and results.
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    Caleb Campbell

    "Small Leaks Sink Ships"

    • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Venue: Assembly Room
    • Track: Breakout
    • You can have all the buzzy things right, like a heartfelt mission statement, catchy values, and a website or twitter feed that screams "you want to work here!" But get some seemingly small, day-to-day things wrong, and your culture will sputter, spin, and ultimately sink anyway.
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    Jeff Dieffenbach

    "Advancing a Culture of Learning: Applying Findings of the Science of Learning to Prototype Effective Learning Experiences"

    • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom B
    • Track: Breakout
    • After a brief introduction setting the table with thoughts on what it means to have a culture of learning and how learning works, Jeff will share a learning science finding, ask for examples of where participants have experienced that finding in practice from either the instructor or learner perspective, and then brainstorm with the group on ways that the finding might be implemented in existing or near future learning experiences. We'll then repeat the process for additional learning science findings as time permits. The workshop will conclude with a short discussion of learning myths and misconceptions.
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    Joe Pleshek

    "Fostering a Dynamic Company Culture – Terso Solution’s Journey from Startup to Sustainable Growth"

    • Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Venue: Parlor 629
    • Track: Breakout
    • Joe will describe Terso’s journey from not knowing who or what they were as a company, to seeing the company's culture emerge and grow as the company matured.
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    Dan Golden

    "The Ownership Culture: How to Build a Culture of Employee Engagement and Empowerment"

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom A
    • Track: Breakout
    • Companies that empower employees create a sense of ownership and a culture that encourages employees to engage with each other and with clients in a more meaningful way. In this environment, employees view themselves as stakeholders leading to more strategic thinking, a greater focus on positive outcomes, and a consistent effort to increase value, business results and revenue. This session is not about how to set up an ESOP program. Rather, we will focus on how to implement an approach that encourages your entire team to live and breath “We don’t just work here.”
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    Remote Workforce Panel

    Remote Workforce Panel discussion

    Panelists: Rachel Breitbach, Kathy Blumenfeld, Marivic Valencia, Sarah Graf

    Moderated by Leah Roe

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin Ballroom
    • Track: Panel
    • How do we lead high performing and engaged remote teams?
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    Steve Lipton

    "Leading and Communicating Change"

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Assembly Room
    • Track: Breakout
    • A thriving and constructive culture is imperative to all successful organizations and communities. When it’s time in your group’s lifecycle to innovate and achieve new goals, how does the current culture impact success, timelines, and the engagement of stakeholders? We all know that building a strong strategy is essential, and by now have come to understand that culture can eat that strategy in a single morning if your approach and leadership isn’t closely aligning the two. Because your vision and future goals likely involve change at many levels, how you engage staff, volunteers, board members, and key partners to take action and maintain change determines your success. Join Steve’s session to understand the key leadership and culture factors involved in leading, communicating, and championing effective strategic change.
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    Todd Hoskins

    "Culture Hacking"

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom B
    • Track: Breakout
    • You don't need a master plan to change an organization's culture. In fact, that can be the worst way to approach it. Shifting the culture calls for an experimental mindset and being willing to adapt perspectives and habits. Culture Hacking is the ongoing practice of experimenting with the ways we work together. We will explore what's needed to get started, how to build support, and some ripe areas for hacking your culture.
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    Suzanne Qualia

    "Are You REALLY Listening?"

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Parlor 629
    • Track: Breakout
    • Listening skills are generally one of the biggest “blind spots” (i.e. you think you’re good at something, but you’re really not) for leaders. The effect of not truly is that employee do not feel heard, they do not feel understood or valued, the emotional connection isn’t achieved and, as a result, employees eventually become disconnected and disengaged. The outcome of this over time is a negative , constricted, and dysfunctional culture.

      This breakout session will explore why mastering this skill is critical to you as a leader. We’ll uncover distractions to success and the foundational aspects of success, along with the skills and tools necessary for mastery. We’ll also have opportunities to practice this skill and achieve new results. A key outcome will be the feeling of success, which will lead to commitments for further action after the session.

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    DisruptMSN Watch Party!

    Emcee for the Evening: Lanice McGee

    #DisruptMSN

    • Time: 5:30 pm -8:00 pm
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    Hangover Brunch

    • Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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    Keynote: Scott Lesnick

    "Innovation at Work: Removing Barriers to Increase Workplace Productivity"

    • Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Keynote
    • Today’s business leaders are tasked with the responsibility of navigating so many jobs within their job. It’s a busy life! And, some or even many, are counting on you to have ALL the answers. This can affect your productivity in many ways. So, what is stopping us? Why are we sometimes hitting a roadblock in our ability to improve our output?

      High-level takeaways include:

      • Three powerful tools that will improve your company culture
      • Grow your workplace’s sharing of ideas and communication
      • Build stronger relationships with coworkers
      • Increase leadership abilities
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    Workshop: Scott Kohl, Andrea Cooper, Stephen Utech

    "Solving the Culture Puzzle: Unlocking a Powerful Process to Transform Culture"

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom A
    • Track: Workshop
    • We understand the business imperative of developing a strong, healthy organizational culture as well as the complexity of placing the “puzzle” pieces together so they lead to the desired transformation and performance. In this breakout session, we will co-facilitate an interactive discussion on three key elements of this process:

      Organizational culture diagnosis Building & Implementing the Roadmap for Change Integration & Tools for ongoing success

      Using a case study, we will navigate this process together, inviting questions and input during the session.

      What are the 3 competencies a company needs for a successful culture?

      • Does your company have those?
      • If not, what do you do?
      • How do you make informed decisions? And how do you know when and how to bring in outside experts?
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    Moses Altsech

    "Measure What You Value: Data-Driven Action Applied to Culture"

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Venue: Wisconsin Ballroom
    • Track: Breakout
    • Too often organizations don't even attempt to measure aspects of their culture because they don't even think of them as measurable. But if it's true that we should measure what we value, and culture can lift up an organization or sink it like a stone, it's time to start measuring the things that shape our organization's culture so we can replace trial-and-error with data-driven actions. Whether you want to better integrate millennials into your culture, make it more innovative, or re-shape it in a more collaborative way, creating assessment metrics and setting goals will help you do it better. This session will show you where to start.
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    Paul Herr

    "How to Turn On the 'Hive Switch'"

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Venue: Assembly Room
    • Track: Breakout
    • The concept of "culture" is so broad that it means nothing to most people. Paul will give the audience a clear and precise understanding of "culture," and how companies can influence it, using the four-drive model of human behavior developed by Nitin Nohria, the dean of Harvard Business School, and Paul Lawrence, an organizational behavior pioneer.
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    Anne Hunnex

    "Oh the Humanity: Understanding Humans to Lead"

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Venue: Parlor 629
    • Track: Breakout
    • Anne will provide a review of brain biology that drives human behavior and highlight how emotions are made and the impact to behavior. Understanding the tribal basics of human organization allows us to discuss the impact of human needs, generational changes, cultural changes, and how organizations need to adapt leadership and culture to be competitive.
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    Lunch

    • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    "KEYNOTE PANEL: "Culture: The Madison Way"

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Panel
    • Madison consistently ranks as one of the top places to live, work, eat, and play. Learn from top executives from some of Madison's largest and fastest growing companies about why they choose to grow their organizations in Madison, as well as what strategies they use to attract and retain talent, how they promote employee engagement, and how Madison is transforming into THE culture hub of the US. #BeMadison
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    Jonathan Reynolds

    "Creating a Purpose Driven, Values-Based Culture for Today’s Mobile Workforce"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom A
    • Track: Breakout
    • A strong value-based culture builds identity, attracts and retains better talent and adds to a company's brand presence. But how do you build a strong culture with people who are all across the country? In this presentation, Jonathan will show you how to create an incredibly strong purpose-driven, value-based culture, from attracting and hiring, to inspiring and retaining the best!
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    Khalida Ali

    "The Art of Inclusivity in The Workplace"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin Ballroom
    • Track: Breakout
    • In today’s divided America, business leaders struggle to balance politically-charged emotions with creating an inclusive work environment. How can we ensure employees bring their whole selves to work without cherry picking who that applies to? This session will explore the role of Diversity and Inclusion in our current climate, as well as actionable tips to help businesses foster a culture that welcomes all employees.
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    Dave Will

    "Marrying Feedback from your Employees and Customers to Strengthen Company Culture and Grow Your Business"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: Assembly Room
    • Track: Breakout
    • Most companies gather feedback specific to departments. HR is looking for EMPLOYEE feedback while Customer Success is focused more on CUSTOMER feedback. As a leader, however, you're not getting the whole truth when you hear one side of the story. By marrying employee feedback and customer feedback, leaders can drive more effective company culture, leading to thoughtful and highly engaged employees as well as happy, contributing customers. This is not an "all about culture" talk. This is not philosophical in nature. It is a very focused talk on one element of a great company culture: feedback.
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    Laura Gmeinder

    "Creating a Coaching Culture"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: University A/B
    • Track: Breakout
    • Coaching builds mastery and directly supports greater employee engagement and on-the-job performance. Coaching for leadership involves helping the leader develop greater capacity to learn from their actual on-the-job experiences. While coaching is certainly a way to reinforce knowledge acquisition from other means, the real learning comes when leaders apply newfound knowledge, theories, and assumptions to a real-life application. Attend this high energy, interactive workshop to learn the GROW coaching process.
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    Jeff Kortes

    "Creating a Culture of C.R.A.P… How Culture Will Drive Results in the New Workplace"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: University C/D
    • Track: Breakout
    • Have you ever wondered what makes some organizations engines that produce excellent results year after year? Have you ever seen bosses that people would do almost anything for and wondered what their secret was? Those bosses and organizations that build a people-centric organizational culture understand that it is the culture they create that drives success in the new workplace...not the opposite.
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    Stephen Utech

    "Meaning Makers: Driving Retention, Productivity and Growth"

    • Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Venue: Parlor 629
    • Track: Breakout
    • A short TED-style talk, Steve Utech illustrates 3 underlying drivers of all human behavior through the lens of his own leadership journey. Make sense out of both productive and destructive workplace behaviors and connect these dynamics to workplace culture. This talk will give you a deeper understanding of the power of stepping into your fears. In longer talks, Steve connects the human behavior framework to research done by illumyx about what makes an exceptional workplace culture.
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    Coworking Culture Panel

    Panelists: Gregory St. Fort, Eugenia Podesta, Brian Samson, Chandra Miller Fienen

    Moderated by TJ Blitz

    • Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin Ballroom
    • Track: Panel
    • How Does Coworking Grow Company Culture and Community Building?
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    Jennifer Pulvermacher

    "Creating a Culture of Mindfulness"

    • Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Venue: Capital Ballroom A
    • Track: Breakout
    • In today’s distracted workplace, the ability to manage attention is becoming a highly desirable skill. Mindfulness is a practice that helps to train your attention enabling you to stay focused in the present moment. More and more companies are introducing mindfulness programs to their employees as a way to improve productivity, reduce stress and enhance overall well-being. In this session, you’ll experience a corporate mindfulness training session firsthand and explore the potential benefits for your organization. You’ll also learn how to begin strengthening your own attention with some simple exercises that you can practice at work or at home.
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    Bruce Holoubek

    "Mind Your Gap, Address the Void: Supporting a Culture of Promoting from Within"

    • Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Venue: University A/B
    • Track: Breakout
    • According to a recent Harvard Business review statistic, organizations hire top leadership from outside the organization more the 30% percent of the time. Combine the effects of hiring externally for top leadership positions with the other common, and not so obvious, problems arising from leadership voids and leadership gaps and you have a recipe for poor organizational culture. The presentation will address the direct, periphery, short-term and long-term effects of leadership voids and leadership gaps on organizational culture.
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    DP Knudten

    "Communicating Culture—Are you by Action, or Accident?"

    • Time: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Venue: University C/D
    • Track: Breakout
    • This presentation looks at the need to actively communicate a company's culture to new associates (and some old) via a variety of techniques including C-Suite-blessed 'founding documents,' designated 'new kid' mentorship intra-team evangelization, and the active identification, recruitment and empowerment of 'keepers of the culture' torch bearers.
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    Keynote: Samantha Slade

    "Your First Steps Towards Horizontal Organizational Culture"

    • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Keynote
    • You don't need to wait for hierarchy to start functioning in non-hierarchical ways! Going horizontal is as much a mindset shift as structural change, which means you can start anytime. Samantha will share 7 entry points common to most organizational contexts and an assortment of accessible practices. You will develop your own five-step practice plan based on your personal context.
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    Keynote: Darin Eich

    "Enact your Innovative Mindset to Grow a Culture of Innovation"

    • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Venue: Wisconsin/Capitol Ballroom A
    • Track: Keynote
    • SKILLS: See the most critical skills for our changing world and how you’ve already been leveraging them when you’ve learned and done new things.

      MINDSET: Access the attitude that will help you to keep learning, growing, & taking innovative action to make a difference for your organization.

      PROCESS: Learn the simple Innovation Step-by-Step approach and methods to use for challenges in your work and life. Put the process to use for your culture of innovation challenge.

      ACTION: Begin your own innovation project for the purpose of learning, developing skill, and creating something new that can impact others and yourself. Start with an acorn sized action that could grow.

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    The Innovation Hall

    Innovative products and services that showcase culture. Drinks, apps & networking!

    • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    CultureCon VIP AFTER PARTY!

6-7 June

Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St
Madison, WI 53703

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