Monday, August 14 | 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Dan Pontefract

The Critical Importance of Workplace Culture to Employee Engagement

Leadership Strategist & Culture Change Expert
Represented by National Speakers Bureau

Ever wonder why global levels of employee engagement in organizations continue to wane and remain so incredibly low? For leaders in any organization seeking to improve productivity and business results, they must first start with its own operating culture. To improve organizational culture is to build up and unleash behaviors that permit employees to connect and collaborate with one another effortlessly and full of goodwill. An employee only becomes engaged when the culture is open, transparent, communicative, collaborative and trustworthy.

These are just some of the behaviors that must define how an organization operates. Author Dan Pontefract implores organizations to rethink its workplace culture by instituting systemic-wide behaviors that encourage one another to work together versus in silos or competitively. Engagement of employees occurs as a result of how they feel about the organization’s culture and its purpose. There is a way to fix it, and Dan has a way to help you out.

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Monday, August 14 | 2:55-4:00 p.m.


Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

All In: Mastering Life With Work Integration for Optimal Performance and Wellness

Expert on Resiliency and Workplace Wellness
Represented by Speakers Spotlight

Exploring the concept of self-identity and the many roles we hold both personally and professionally, this session examines how we can all successfully build life with work integration.

Using a value-based living approach to performance with purpose, this session will provide participants the tools and systems for striking the ever-elusive work-life balance. Participants will explore personal value identifiers and learn practices that promote healthy habits, so that they are well equipped to meaningfully show up in every facet of their lives. The information presented in this event is researched-informed, readily available and grounded in wise practices.

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