Monday Afternoon Keynote
Authentic Leadership: Unlocking the Power of Differences in Organizations
Author of The Authenticity Principle
Takeaways: Practical tools for how to build a more engaged, empowered and inclusive workforce.
Today’s leaders find themselves in the hot seat. Top talent is more diverse than ever, across many identities—gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, personality type and more—and there is a growing demand for leaders who can attract and retain professionals across this dramatically shifting pool. But in a society where sameness and conformity is overwhelmingly favored in work cultures, how can leaders do this effectively?
For leadership and inclusion expert Ritu Bhasin, it comes down to one thing: authentic leadership. How can we bring more of our authentic selves to how we lead in order to create an environment where others can do the same? In this dynamic keynote, Bhasin boldly declares authentic leadership to be the antidote to exclusionary work cultures, and shares practical tools for how to build more engaged, empowered, and inclusive environments.
Sponsored by McCallum Sweeney Consulting, Inc.
You Can’t Afford to Miss Wednesday’s Closing Speaker
How to Exploit Democracy
Former Director of Global Intelligence, FireEye
Takeaways: An analysis of how states use cyberspace: a domain where militaries, intelligence services, criminal groups and individuals pursue their interests with far fewer restraints than in the physical world.
Hacking, fake news, information bubbles ... all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it's you.
Sponsored by Tri-City Development Council, Washington State Department of Commerce