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IB Think Tank



Corporate Culture Affects Your Bottom Line

Skeptics may think that corporate culture is simply creating a feel-good environment for employees, but there's more to it than that. Corporate culture is deeply connected to an organization's productivity, performance, and profitability.

At the inaugural IB Think Tank, local business experts and top-level professionals will share insightful presentations and lead thought-provoking discussions on the changing corporate culture and how leading strategic change in your company's culture will increase your bottom line.

Event Agenda:

8:00 a.m.  | Registration

8:30 a.m.  | Welcome

9:00 a.m. | Defining the Changing Workforce
Speaker: Scott Lesnick, Professional Speaker, Author, and Generational Expert

Scott Lesnick is a professional speaker, author and generational expert. He will kick off IB Think Tank by profiling the workforce by generation, providing relevant statistics, and describing the unique attributes of each generation. He will debunk generational myths, help employers pinpoint the needs of their workforce, and share proven methods to keep everyone motivated and engaged.

10:00 a.m. | Perks and Pitfalls of the Remote Workplace
Speaker: Sasha Truckenbrod, Branch Manager, Robert Half

Employees now expect more flexibility in the workplace, which has led to the opportunity to work remotely. In this session, Sasha Truckenbrod, Branch Manager of Robert Half, will discuss managing the changing workplace in terms of corporate cohesion, accountability, and a creating a sense of community.

11:00 a.m. | Offering Opportunities for Community Engagement
Speaker: Dan Rashke, CEO, TASC

Dan Rashke, CEO of TASC, is one of the local leaders in understanding how giving back to the community is an integral component to an organization’s culture. He will draw on his first-hand experience to share best practices to show how strong involvement in the community can have a measurable impact on company success and employee retention.

12:00 p.m. | Lunch Breakout Sessions
Facilitators: Zach Blumenfeld and Scott Kohl, ThirdSpace

1:00 p.m. | Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Angela R. Russell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group

Angela Russell, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at CUNA Mutual Group, will address the importance of fostering diversity in the workplace and share what your organization can do to overcome challenges with implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives. Whether you’re developing your first diversity strategy or evaluating your current practices, Angela will give you the tools to create an inclusive corporate culture that’s good for business.

2:00 p.m. | How to Implement a New Corporate Culture
Speaker: Steve King, Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development, Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

After we’ve laid the groundwork on some of the facets that organizations must consider when evaluating their culture, Steve King, Executive Director of the Center for Professional and Executive Development at UW-Madison will provide the steps necessary for an organization to implement a new corporate culture. Steve will share insight on how to name the requisite culture needed to drive corporate visions and goals and implement a plan to institutionalize that culture.

3:00 p.m. | Balancing Culture and Compliance in Your Company Handbook
Speaker: Jack D. Williams, General Counsel, The QTI Group

Jack D. Williams, General Counsel at The QTI Group, will wrap up the day’s conversations with important items that you will need to consider from an operational standpoint with your organization, specifically in terms of your handbook. Jack will share insight into ways to adjust your company policies to support your new corporate culture while complying with the law, and will shed light on the important things to watch out for when drafting your revised handbook.

4:00 p.m. | Closing Statements

4:30 a.m.  | Event Concludes

Event Details

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Tickets: $199, refreshments and lunch will be provided

Please note, this event is limited to professionals with a VP-level title or higher, or those who are in the HR profession.

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