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

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 – 12:10 pm

The Employee Experience—and Why Technology Is Everything

Place is just one thing that contributes to the employee experience. In a hybrid work environment, technology plays a greater role than ever before. With a workforce that isn’t shoulder to shoulder, how do you make it a positive experience for everyone on both sides? This case study will show you how to help your team collaborate better, no matter where they are 

12:10 – 1:30 pm

Working Lunch with Roundtables

Attendees will divide into small groups for a facilitated discussion with an expert facilitator. Discussion topics may include:  

  • CHROs: Onboarding Remote Employees 
  • CEOs: Developing, and Enforcing, a Hybrid Work Policy 
  • CIOs: Double-clicking on the Hybrid Meeting Experience 
  • CFOs: Making Agile Workplaces Make “Cents” 

1:30 – 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. 

2:00 – 2:45 pm

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

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 – 3:30 pm

Debunking Hybrid Myths: How Flexibility Can Help Companies Thrive

Concerns about hybrid work include impact on productivity, the erosion of company culture and lack of career development. But this case study will demonstrate how flexibility and a focus on achievement, balance and inclusion have been key to a successful business. Learn firsthand how a hybrid work model can create a more positive and healthy organizational culture. 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Networking Reception