Evolving organizations for today’s complexity

Mindspace, 575 Market St, 4th Fl
San Francisco, CA
Thursday June 6 at 5:30pm

Calling all L&D, HR, and D&I leaders

We all have a special responsibility and challenge to create a great workplace environment with amazing people. We know all about the virtuous cycle where happy employees create great workplaces which in turn makes employees happy. But employee “happiness” has changed in recent years. Today, it’s less about the paycheck and more about the purpose, a sense of power on the job, and the permission to speak up authentically. It’s about new mindsets and new practices.

An unlikely group of like-minded professionals will share stories of success–and failure–while working to dial-up purpose, shared power and genuine communication in their organizations. We’ll focus on building actionable steps to foster inclusion, increase engagement and fuel workplace innovation.

A night of inspiration

Check-In

Check-In

Come say hello, grab a drink and mingle with L&D leaders.

5:30pm–6:00pm

Interactive Discussion

Interactive Discussion

Hear from leading L&D voices and join the conversation.

6:00pm–7:30pm

Networking

Networking

Enjoy more drinks, appetizers and great company.

7:30pm–8:30pm

Meet our speakers

Your hosts for the evening are members of the Teal Team, a group of thought leaders and practitioners who meet regularly to explore the future of organizations, individual development and human consciousness.

The team was initially inspired by Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organizations. The book introduces the concept of Teal Organizations, which are characterized by a strong sense of purpose, self-managed teams, and a holistic view of people and planet.

Julia Markish, Director Employee Practice at Medallia +

Advisor, consultant and coach in the realm of organizational culture. She currently runs an independent practice, and also serves as the Global Employee Practice Director at Medallia, where she’s had the privilege of working with the leaders of some of the world’s most complex organizations on their approach to Employee Experience Management. Combined with the six years Julia spent as a management consultant at Bain & Company, her experience as Talent Brand Manager at LinkedIn, and her time as Chief Customer Officer at HuddleUp.

Marcus Erb, VP Innovation at Great Place to Work +

Marcus loves using data to better understand the world and make it a better place. As he says himself, he’s been extremely fortunate to have been doing exactly that at Great Place to Work for 17 years and counting. In his current position, he leads GPTW’s Data Science & Innovation team, which focuses on turning data into actionable insights and tools for executives building high-performing workplaces. He is co-author of research papers in Great Place to Work’s Innovation Insights Series and its 2018 book, A Great Place to Work For All. Marcus received his BA in Psychology from Occidental College and an MS in Analytics from Villanova University. In his free time, you will likely find him enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the San Francisco Bay Area, rooting loudly for the Giants and Warriors, and trying to keep up with his two young daughters.

Jay Newman, CFO & Director of Strategy at Jump Associates +

Jay is an advisor and consultant in customer experience, insights and innovation. He helps organizations learn, build empathy, launch new ventures and become customer-centric at scale. Along the way, he’s leading efforts to prototype new tools for modeling businesses by fusing financial forecasting, human-centered design, facilitation and rapid experimentation. Jay currently works as Director of Strategy and acting CFO at Jump Associates – the innovation and strategy firm. Recently, his teams helped spread a customer experience movement in the federal government – establishing two of its first customer experience offices and designing a digital portal to make procurement more data-centric and collaborative. Prior to Jump, Jay worked at creative powerhouses Pixar and fuseproject after building his financial analysis chops at First Annapolis Consulting. Outside Jump, Jay is supporting Notre Dame as it builds a new Technology and Innovation Ethics program. He has been on the Management Board of Stanford GSB’s Alumni Consulting Team and advises Bay Area non-profits and startups. Jay has a BBA in Marketing and Music from Notre Dame and a MBA from Stanford.

Ed Frauenheim, co-author of A Great Place to Work For All +

Ed is an advocate for enlightened organizations. As a writer, speaker and content creator, Ed argues that the future belongs to purpose-driven, egalitarian, human-centric companies. Ed currently works as Senior Director of Content at Great Place to Work–the research organization behind the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work list. He is co-author of the 2018 book, A Great Place to Work For All. Ed spent 15 years as a journalist and commentator focused on the intersection of work, technology, and business strategy. He has published articles in outlets including Fortune, Inc. and Wired, spoken at numerous events, and co-written two additional books: Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity and Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era. Ed has a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University and a master’s degree in education from the U.C. Berkeley. Ed lives in San Francisco with his wife, Rowena, and two kids, Julius and Skyla. In his spare time you can find him cheering for the Warriors, practicing yoga, and dancing to Daft Punk.

Newt Bailey, Founder of Communication Dojo +

Newt is a business consultant providing communication training, coaching and mediation services. He is the founder of Communication Dojo and a Collaborative Trainer with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. He works in organizations in the corporate, educational, and not-for-profit sectors, and has also taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to prisoners and parolees. Newt has also led multiple year-long programs on mediation and coaching, using NVC, in the USA and Europe. Newt’s passion is helping people to communicate with greater connection and efficiency, saving a great deal of time and energy that we then get to use to live life joyfully and to fill our work lives with passion, growth, mastery, productivity and creativity. Newt received an MA in Physics from Oxford University. He then worked briefly in sales, followed by seven years as a high school math teacher and department chair, before moving into software engineering and corporate management. In 2005 Newt started to study NVC mediation. He has been working in the field of communication and conflict resolution since 2007.

Jessica Rohman, Organizational Culture Leader +

Jessica is  founder and principal of Jessica Rohman Culture Consulting, an independent advisory firm that works with leaders to create more human-centric workplace cultures. She has nearly 20 years of experience, with 15 years of that time spent working with, researching, and selecting the best workplaces in the world, including the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. Her expertise on workplace culture is published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune Magazine, Thrive Global, Oprah.com and many other outlets. In 2018, she co-authored a book called A Great Place to Work For All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World, which is a testament to the value of elevating all people in an organization to their full potential. She is a trained Flow Game host, which is an innovative tool for generating honest and authentic conversations in groups. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Paul Thallner, CEO at High Peaks Group +

Paul builds leadership capabilities and team alignment that lead to thriving workplaces for all so businesses and people perform at their best. He helps leaders understand how their behavior impacts team and business performance. Currently, he is working on creating equitable workplaces across the outdoor industry and building a plan to bring professional leadership training to vastly underserved and purpose-driven organizations. His passion to serve comes from a career that started in non-profit leadership, continued as an appointee of the Governor of California to craft education policy, and later as a senior advisor and executive coach to executives at companies ranging from the largest healthcare system in New Jersey to a 7-person non-profit advocacy organization. He has observed far too many leaders with huge jobs (i.e., ones with society-changing impact) making decisions without knowing how their leadership advanced or stalled their efforts. Because society needs better leaders, he formed High Peaks Group. Paul has an M.S. in Organizational Development from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in English from Gettysburg College.

What are you waiting for?

Prepare for the future of work and lend your support for #authenticvoice.