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Summit 2017
Thrive Through Disruption

Unexpected, rapid change is everywhere – and our greatest weapon against it is to shift our thinking. This tenth anniversary summit focuses on research and insight that can help people – and organizations – succeed in turbulent times.

Join us this October 11 and 12 as we explore the science of improved leadership: being more agile, accelerating learning, lifting engagement, transforming performance, raising diversity and inclusion and leveraging technology, all while undergoing intense and constant change. Don’t miss this important event, rated by INC. magazine in 2016 as one of the most innovative conferences in the world.

Keynote

Organizations, Disruption, and Brains

Disruption is redefining our reality from all angles, and at increasing rates. Can we identify principles from neuroscience to help us stay resilient, even as the world changes around us? Whether at the scale of a single decision or an organization-wide innovation, this session explores how to use a unique human tool to thrive through disruption—by first shifting the way we think.

Presenters Include:

Amy Edmondson, Ph.D.

Harvard Business

Emily Falk, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Tracy Keogh

HP

Dr. David Rock

NLI

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Keynote

The Neuroscience of Smarter Teams

Today, building and running effective teams is more important than ever to organizations. We also need to get teams right faster than ever. But how? We will unpack the latest research on what goes on in the brain when a team works together effectively and what it takes to minimize process loss along the way. Join us to hear our panel shed light on what makes the best teams solve problems so efficiently. We will share actionable insights leaders can use to build smarter teams of their own. And we will explore how neuroscience research is likely to transform the ways we will study and design teams in the future.

Presenters Include

Deb Bubb

IBM

Matt Lieberman, Ph.D.

UCLA

Dr. David Rock

NLI

Khalil Smith

NeuroLeadership Institute

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Next in Performance Management: Feedback Management

Performance Management is continuing to shift from a focus on compliance and ratings, to a more nuanced effort to enable better conversations. After three years of closely tracking this trend, we will share our results and insights. We will also take a closer look at the topic of feedback: what science tells us we might have wrong and how to get it right. Join us to hear about exciting new research on feedback as well as case studies of firms working to create a culture of feedback.

Presenters Include:

Rajeev Behera

Reflektive

Liz Friedman

Microsoft

Mike Jordan

HP

Tessa V. West, Ph.D.

NYU

Beth Jones

NLI

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Increase Inclusion

Inclusion is an increasing priority for many organizations today, involving challenges that are related to – but also distinct from – the challenges of increasing diversity. Discover what the science suggests is key to becoming more inclusive at an organizational level, and the mistakes some organizations are making.

Presenters Include

Jyoti Chopra

BNY Mellon

Dr. Patricia David

JPMorgan Chase

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D.

UC Berkeley

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NLI

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Careering into the Future

How are careers evolving in the new era of work? Explore the deeper science of human growth and development, and the practice of better career conversations, along with case studies of firms pushing the edges of career innovation.

Presenters Include:

Debra France

W.L. Gore & Associates

Christopher Leady

Campbell's

Mary Slaughter

NLI

Josh Davis, Ph.D.

NLI

Beth Jones

NLI

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From the Lab

The Deeper Science of Collaboration at Work

As organizations become more matrixed, moving from rigid hierarchies and fixed roles to dynamic teams coming together on a project basis, employees must dramatically increase their skills at collaboration. Organizations whose workforces are not expert collaborators may be left behind. Join a panel of leading researchers on the science of collaboration to dive into the latest findings and discuss how this research can be applied.

Presenters Include:

Shawna Erdmann

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Cynthia Pickett, Ph.D.

UC Davis

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia

Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

Stanford

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From the Lab

Reward: What is it Good For?

Most theories in use about motivation are guesswork. Explore the deeper science of human motivation and discover a few surprises to help you challenge conventional wisdom and design better compensation, incentive and reward programs.

Presenters Include:

Mauricio Delgado, Ph.D.

Rutgers

Liz Dunn, Ph.D.

University of British Colombia

Tory Higgins, Ph.D.

Columbia

Dan Lovely

AIG

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From the Lab

Changing Other People’s Brains: The New Science of Persuasion and Influence

What is involved in the brain when we successfully persuade or influence others? Join an expert panel to debate the latest lab findings and discover better ways to influence others at any scale. Explore neuroscience research that explains the impact of fake news and real power.

Presenters Include:

Joe Cesario, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

Zoe Chance, Ph.D.

Yale

Molly Crockett, Ph.D.

Yale

Yulia Dmitrieva

Standard Bank

Emily Falk, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

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From the Lab

Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth

Join a panel of scientists to explore the latest research on gender bias, including how perceptions of gender affect performance, and what can be done to offset these effects.

Presenters Include:

Elizabeth Haines, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Peter Glick, Ph.D.

Lawrence

Madeline Heilman, Ph.D.

NYU

Dr. Jacqui Grey

NLI

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Keynote

Learning in a Digital Age

Breakthroughs in technology and innovation are forcing organizations to rethink learning. As learning becomes more digital, it is important we create experiences that are nevertheless human. This session will shed light on how neuroscience can help us do that. How can we make digital experiences more in step with how the brain learns? How can we curate better learning “pathways”? How can we dramatically simplify talent development? How do we design experience with real behavior change in mind? Explore these and other urgent questions to help you create learning ecosystems for the new world of work.

Presenters Include:

Lila Davachi, Ph.D.

NYU

Mike Pino

Cognizant

Josh Davis, Ph.D.

NLI

Lisa Rock

NLI

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Keynote

The Neuroscience of the Agile Organization

In order to thrive through disruption, we must remain agile. However, agility is not one thing, but rather, it is the result of a network of things. This session brings together concepts from brain and management research to explore ways of thinking about agility: What does it take to listen closer to the market, notice signals earlier, orient toward change more decisively, and follow through faster? How much can the brain truly change, and what’s the best way to make that happen? How can digital solutions help, and not be another ‘to do’? This session proposes an applicable synthesis of key learnings for becoming more agile, for any size organization.

Presenters Include:

Mary Slaughter

NLI

Josh Davis, Ph.D.

NLI

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NLI

Dr. David Rock

NLI

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Evolve the Employee Experience

Employee engagement, enabled by digital technology, is expanding its reach. How do we also make it personal, more accurate and more useful? Explore the science of engagement in the brain and how to think about assessing and nudging a culture in new ways.

Presenters Include:

Tracy Edmonds

Anthem

Carlos Rivero, PhD.

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Tessa V. West, Ph.D.

NYU

Heidi Grant, Ph.D.

NLI

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Trends & Breakthroughs

D&I: What Works

Many organizations have chosen to formally address the unconscious biases that impact decisions. But few organizations are getting the results they want from their efforts. In this session, we separate the signal from the noise by exploring the science of bias mitigation, and dig into data from year one of a new, annual research study that explores the wins, challenges and opportunities for businesses.

Presenters Include:

Eric Dziedzic

Amgen

David Gonzales

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Elizabeth Haines, Ph.D.

William Paterson University

Susan Reid

Morgan Stanley

Khalil Smith

NeuroLeadership Institute

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Trends & Breakthroughs

The Purpose of Purpose

The brain organizes around a conscious or unconscious purpose every waking moment. Can the same be said for organizations? Explore the deeper science of how activating “purpose” changes the brain, and how organizations have been underutilizing one of the most powerful human motivators. Through the neuroscience of language, thinking, and performance, this session transforms purpose from an abstract idea to a concrete tool, and shares what organizations can do differently to tap into “why” when it’s needed most.

Presenters Include:

Elliot Berkman, Ph.D.

University of Oregon

Terese Kemble

Juniper

Annie Mckee, Ph.D.

Penn/Telos Leadership Institute

Dr. Jacqui Grey

NLI

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Interactive

On the Same Wavelength: Does Neural Synchrony Improve Group Performance?

For the first time, researchers can track multiple brains at once as people work together. Using electroencephalogram technology, we can see what it looks like when two brains sync up with each other. The question is: Does neural synchrony improve or impair problem solving ability? How can we control whether or not we attain neural synchrony, in order to maximize group performance? Join two of the leaders of this research, Dr. Jay Van Bavel and Dr. Suzanne Dikker, to explore a live demonstration of neural synchrony, team up with fellow audience members for a challenge, and discuss future directions in the neuroscience of performance on the same—or unique—wavelengths.

Presenters Include:

Suzanne Dikker, Ph.D.

NYU

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

NYU

Jon Martin

NeuroLeadership Institute

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From the Lab

How Goal Pursuit Works: Your Brain on Autopilot

Many people misunderstand the value and impact of “goal setting” and related practices: for example, the use of specific, clear, and highly challenging deliverables to boost performance. In this session you’ll discover what is new, surprising and important about neuroscience research and goal pursuit and attainment.

Presenters Include:

Janet Ahn, Ph.D.

William Paterson

Marlone Henderson, Ph.D.

UT Austin

Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D.

Columbia

Catherine Frels

NeuroLeadership Institute

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From the Lab

Raise Your Insight Quotient: The Neuroscience of Innovation

The ability to stay ahead of the innovation curve can make or break an organization. In the midst of a very disruptive and constantly changing marketplace, the key to success may be enabling everyone to see things differently. This session will shed light on the power of insight, how to get to insight faster, and how to separate the signal from the noise when considering new ideas. The panel will discuss research-driven ways to foster an atmosphere of creativity and innovative drive across the workplace.

Presenters Include:

Debra France

W.L. Gore & Associates

Chris King

Disney

Art Kleiner

Strategy + Business

Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Ph.D.

Columbia

Lisa Rock

NLI

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From the Lab

So Much to Learn, so Little Time

Our ability to learn is one of the most developable skills, yet much of the science about learning has not yet made its way into organizational training and employee development practices. What are the very best ways to help learners learn faster, better, and easier? Explore all this, hearing directly from some of today’s leading memory researchers.

Presenters Include:

Joe Garbus

Celgene

Jess Payne, Ph.D.

Notre Dame

Daniela Schiller, Ph.D.

Mount Sinai

Lisa Son, Ph.D.

Barnard

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Trends & Breakthroughs

Rethink Talent Reviews: Kill the 9-Box?

Performance management has long relied on simple analytic tools (like the 9-box matrix) to deploy a company’s mix of talent. Now it may be evolving to focus more on growth and development. How do we need to rethink our talent processes? If we regard them through a growth mindset perspective, what else needs to change? Explore insights from the science, and case studies from several pioneers in talent planning.

Presenters Include:

Greg Hicks

Cigna

Rob Ollander-Krane

Gap

Jay Van Bavel, Ph.D.

NYU

Beth Jones

NLI

Mary Slaughter

NLI

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Trends & Breakthroughs

The Neuroscience of Growth Mindset

In the world of learning, a growth mindset is the belief that human abilities are not fixed, but instead are developable over time. Research in social psychology has shown that this mindset can make it more likely for people to improve after setbacks. However, many people either find themselves not taking growth mindset seriously, or simply find it hard to execute. This session shares how to remedy either problem, in the same way: by focusing on the neuroscience. Learning the neuroscience of growth mindset saturates the previous psychology research with more nuance, and provides three key tools for how to make it easier to reap its benefits.

Presenters Include:

Melanie Davis

Intel

Michael Kirchner

Nokia

Kevin Ochsner, Ph.D.

Columbia

Lisa Rock

NLI

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Neuroleadership 101

Fascinated by the latest neuroscience and how it might apply to improving leadership and organizations? Would you like to get a quick snapshot of the scope of the field, in a 1-day live event, without taking the plunge of serious study yet? Then the NeuroLeadership 101 program at the 2017 NeuroLeadership Summit is for you.

The NeuroLeadership 101 program provides an introduction to the history, core concepts, organizing principles and frameworks that underpin the field of neuroleadership. Led by a Professor of Neuroscience from the faculty at the NeuroLeadership Institute, you will learn about neuroleadership and the broader context of the field that was created by the NeuroLeadership Institute.

This live program takes place in a classroom environment as the Summit’s pre-conference.

The program is eight hours in duration, from 9am to 5pm. It includes: 6 hours of interactive content using a proven, brain-friendly approach and 4 x 15 minute breaks and 1 hour lunch.

Facilitated by:

Josh Davis, Ph.D.

NLI

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