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November 27 - 30, 2018
B Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Dan Schawbel


Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace; New York Times bestselling author
Future Workplace


1:35 PM KEYNOTE SESSION TITLE: Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

Technology has impacted our workplaces in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. We feel “highly connected.” But are we, really? Instead of strong bonds, we have weak
ties. Instead of productive meetings, we have distractions. Despite the illusion of 24/7 connection, in reality, most workers feel isolated from their colleagues, leaders and
organization. What they crave most—and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest-performing workplace cultures—is a sense of authentic connection
with others. They want to get Back to Human. Dan Schawbel shows you how—while still optimizing all the benefits of technology. Drawing from his much-anticipated new
book, Back to Human, Dan Schawbel has created a culture-transforming experience for leaders and managers that extends far beyond the typical keynote, to include scientific
assessments and a follow-up webinar. Schawbel has conducted over three-dozen research studies, surveying over 86,000 people in twenty countries and individuals from
companies such as Google, HBO, Starbucks, Facebook, General Mills, GE and Nike. What he has learned will forever change how you look at the importance of workplace
connectivity and getting Back to Human.
• Why the highest performing and healthiest teams are the ones that are the most connected.
• How technology can negatively impact work relationships—and how to radically improve them.
• How to recognize and support employees who feel isolated from the team.
• How team connectivity impacts business outcomes and can increase loyalty and organizational commitment—and ways to encourage it.

10:10 AM YOUNG ROCKSTARS PANEL: Emerging Leader Perspectives on the Future of Learning and Working

Based on Schawbel’s keynote, emerging leaders will respond to the findings from Back to Human and share their perspectives on topics such as the employee experience,
shared learning and the future of work.
• Find out first-hand what the next generations of leaders want when it comes to learning and development.
• Hear about the hiring, retention and engagement challenges and opportunities they face.
• Listen to the workplace trends that are affecting their job the most and what they are doing to manage them.
• Learn about the corporate programs they find most useful in achieving their goals.


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dan.

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