9:00 am – 9:30 am

Registration and Networking 

9:30 – 9:40 am


9:40 – 10:10 am

Earning the Commute – What Workers Really Want Now

Allan Smith, Chief Revenue Officer, Steelcase
Donna Flynn, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Steelcase

Steelcase will present global research into worker attitudes and trends driving employees back to the office—and keeping them at home. 

10:10 – 11:00 am

The Leadership Solution to Hybrid Work: From Command & Control to Trust & Inspire

Stephen M.R. Covey, Author, The Speed of Trust and Trust & Inspire

Our world has changed, but our approach to leadership has not kept pace. The challenges surrounding Hybrid Work is a case in point. Most leaders and organizations continue to take a “command & control” approach—one that relies on traditional positional power, hierarchies, motivation, micromanagement and compliance—and employees aren’t having it. People are creative, collaborative, and filled with potential, but today are over-managed and under-led. To draw out performance at the highest level, Trust & Inspire leaders bring out the best in others, and get their very best in return. They do it on purpose, as a matter of course. In this session, NY Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Stephen M. R. Covey, will show us how—in a way only an experienced CEO and business practitioner can.

11:00 – 11:20 am

Networking Break

11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Debunking Hybrid Myths: How Flexibility Can Help Companies Thrive

April Hicks, Head of Global Talent Acquisition and People Strategy and Enablement, Bank of America  

Concerns about hybrid work include impact on productivity, the erosion of company culture and lack of career development. But at Bank of America, flexibility and a focus on collaboration and building relationships have been key to a successful business. Learn how Bank of America’s C-suite has implemented creative ways to maintain a healthy culture through a balanced approach to in-office expectations and geographically dispersed opportunities that supports innovation across functions and creates connection regardless of physical location. 

12:00 – 1:20 pm

Working Lunch with Roundtables

We will divide into small groups for interactive conversations on developing and enforcing a hybrid work policy, creating purposeful and productive hybrid meetings, and making agile workplaces make sense.

1:20 – 2:00 pm

Showcase: An Office That Creates Stickiness

Companies are rethinking their office space as they seek to create places where people want to linger and stay—not leave as fast as possible. Experience firsthand how to create a meaningful experience for your employees when they are in the office. 

Experience Project Ghost, an immersive meeting experience that connects dispersed teams in a whole new way. Blurring the lines between the physical and digital to create a more immersive, 1-to-1 connection, Ghost makes everyone feel closer by imitating real-life interactions through a model that's not quite in-person yet better than virtual.

2:00 – 2:45 pm

Employee Engagement in a Hybrid World: Creating a Workplace Where Everyone Belongs

Lynne Borthwick, Global Talent Leader, Thrasio
Archana Singh, Chief People Officer, Thrasio; Former Chief People Officer, Expedia Group, Board Member, Primo Water Corp. and Thirdware Solution Ltd.

The pandemic has upended everything about the workplace, but by far the biggest challenge facing leaders is not technology, innovation, or even leadership: It’s engendering a culture that readily finds, develops, and engages the right talent to thrive now and in the future. All of which has been made much more complex thanks to the seismic changes involving hybrid work. 

This session will dig into innovative thinking about employee engagement and inclusion as how, where, and why our work undergoes a radical transformation. Learn how to create experiences where employees can cross-functionally connect and collaborate, to drive innovation, employee engagement, higher retention, and belonging.

2:45 – 4:00 pm

Networking Reception 


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.