The Remote Work Future


11:00 am – 11:05 am


11:05 am – Noon

Keynote: Building Connection and Trust in a Digital World

Joe Hart, President and CEO, Dale Carnegie

With locations in 86 countries, Dale Carnegie pioneered the human performance movement and has helped transform millions of companies over the last century. Dale Carnegie’s president and CEO, Joe Hart, will help you build more connection and confidence throughout your remote organization. Learn the strategies imperative to building trust in a digital world, including how to use the power of communication across different platforms, engage your virtual teams to adapt to disruptions and overcome distance in times of uncertainty and help your teams focus on the present and what they can control.  

The opportunity and the responsibility of leadership is to step up when times are hard and uncertain. This session will inspire you to rise to the occasion as a leader that enables and inspires others to be successful—no matter where they are.  

Noon – 12:45 pm

Fostering Innovation and Collaboration Remotely

Ryan Burke, Limited Partner, Remote First Fund; Former SVP, Invision

Critics of remote work believe that collaboration and innovation suffer when teams aren’t physically in the same place. But some of the most consistently innovative companies in the world have demonstrated its possible to develop a high-performance culture while providing employees with workplace flexibility. Learn their secrets. 

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Interactive Breakout Discussion Groups

Participants will divide into small groups for discussions facilitated by subject matter experts. Topics include:  

The Flexible Work Challenge – How to Equip Employees for Success
The assumption of everyone coming into the office for onboarding, or visiting the IT closet to replace a broken laptop or get a new keyboard is not only outdated, it is now a business risk. Delivering poor employee experiences of IT and ergonomic support threatens your organization’s recruitment, retention, productivity, innovation, and fundamental competitiveness. Simply put, companies can’t afford not to evolve. Employees with outdated technology lose $3.6k of productivity annually on average, according to research by Intel. This roundtable will explore ways distributed organizations can reduce inefficient coordination between HR and IT for new employees, minimize employees’ lost productivity, and improve employee asset tracking and security gaps.

  • Speaker: Alex Henthorn-Iwane, Vice President, Firstbase

The 5 Most Common Remote Work Mistakes…and How to Avoid Them 
A remote work environment without adequate structures and supporting communication strategies will result in frustration, demotivation and burnout among your employees. Increased meetings do not equal increased employee engagement. Remote settings don’t have the in-office games, celebrations and friendly competitions – how do you replicate the fun when your employees aren’t together? Learn how to overcome certain pitfalls of remote work environments.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

The Psychology of Working Remote

Joyce Marter, Psychotherapist and Author, The Financial Mindset Fix

What does science say about how to get the best out of people in a remote work environment? Studies show that remote work is correlated with a decrease in physical and mental stress for employees, but other studies show that remote work can come at the cost of social isolation for extroverts. In this informative and inspiring presentation, renowned psychotherapist and speaker Joyce Marter will help C-Suite Executives: 

  • Learn how to help your remote employees overcome common psychological obstacles that can make them less productive
  • Identify practices and processes that will make employees feel motivated and engaged even when they are working alone
  • Implement strategies to cultivate a sense of community and belonging to boost morale and collaboration in an online work environment
  •  Receive resources including articles, recommended mental wellness benefits, specific training ideas, and options for ongoing wellness programming for staff

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Forget Remote, It’s About Results

For those who can successfully let go of and move past deeply held beliefs about how work is “supposed” to happen and instead focus on results, the effects can be profound and liberating. To make it work, however, leaders need to develop a process that balances accountability and autonomy for each employee. Learn how you can embrace a results-oriented culture that can drive unprecedented growth and create a motivated, result-oriented culture based on a system of accountability and autonomy.  

3:30 pm

Event Concludes


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.