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  • April 20, 2017
  • San Francisco
  • Palace of Fine Arts
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Agenda

  • 7:00 am
    • Registration and Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

      Ready for a little networking to kick off your morning? Arrive early, grab some breakfast and join in on group discussions led by the BetterWorks customer success team.

  • 8:00 am
    • Innovation Stage

      Checking In: The Story of Adobe's Revolutionary Performance Journey

      Since announcing the end of Adobe's annual performance reviews during a press interview in 2012, Donna Morris has pioneered the HR revolution towards continuous performance management. In this fireside chat, hear why Adobe dropped the bureaucratic process and how its new Check-In program has saved thousands of hours, leaving employees more engaged and empowered.

  • 8:30 am
    • Innovation Stage

      Bridging Business and HR

      At the intersection of business execution and innovative HR, how do you measure what matters? The BetterWorks CEO kicks off Goal Summit 2017 by diving into the day's theme and unveiling new product and partner announcements.

  • 9:15 am
    • Innovation Stage

      How We Get Feedback Wrong

      After decades of attempts by thousands of companies to improve how managers give feedback, research still suggests that feedback does nothing – or even makes things worse. The session launches an extensive research project to finally transform the entire concept and implementation of "feedback." Prepare to be surprised, it turns out many things we've been told about feedback are wrong.

  • 9:45 am
  • 10:15 am
    • Break

  • 10:30 am
    • Innovation Stage

      Business Track How to Fail Fast

      What's the secret to successful innovation? Learning to fail quickly. Join leaders from Gainsight, Intellum, and HelloSign as they discuss how to fail the right way, and where OKRs can help.

    • Palace Stage

      HR Track Making Culture a Competitive Advantage

      LinkedIn's former talent guru shares how to maintain a focus on culture as your company scales – plus what that can mean for the bottom line.

    • Marina Theater

      Product Deep Dive: Experience the BetterWorks Roadmap

      Want a sneak peek at the exciting new products we're building to help employees easily set goals and give ongoing feedback? The BetterWorks product management team will share the latest updates and game-changing products on the horizon to help companies implement an effective and lightweight continuous performance management process.

    • Golden Gate Classroom

      Workshop: OKR Program Success 101

      So, you're thinking about starting an OKR program, or maybe you're an OKR pro. Either way, this session is for you! We'll explore the secrets to a successful program that you can implement as soon as you get back to the office.

  • 11:15 am
    • Innovation Stage

      Business Track 1% of your day to change the other 99%

      Progressive companies give their employees healthy foods to snack on, so why don't we also give employees healthy mental breaks? Dan Kessler from Headspace, the leading digital service for guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training, will discuss stress in the workplace and how science shows us that meditation can help.

    • Palace Stage

      HR Track Running a Business Without Bias

      Drawing from her experience working with companies like Pinterest and Airbnb, Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson shares key insights around how bias can limit objective decision-making and impede workforce diversity. She'll question your current practices and share strategies for cultivating more diverse, inclusive, and effective organizations.

    • Golden Gate Classroom

      Workshop: Annual Reviews Versus Quarterly Conversations

      It's time to debate! In this session, we'll tackle the questions "how effective are annual reviews anyway?", "what are the alternatives and do they work?", and "are they even right for my business?" Come ready to listen in or actively participate – either way, it's going to be lively.

  • 12:00 pm
    • Lunch Roundtable Discussions

      Still buzzing from all the great morning content? Grab lunch and join in on one of the group networking discussions led by the BetterWorks customer success team – be ready to share your insights.

  • 1:00 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      Game On: A Fireside Chat with Bing Gordon

      Following 26 years at Electronic Arts, Amazon board member and gaming-expert-turned-VC Bing Gordon has unmatched – and often unconventional – insights on what makes leaders effective. Join leadership guru Mark Thompson as he dives into Gordon's lessons on culture, innovation and data-driven decision making.

  • 1:30 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      Fearless Accountability: Create Teams That Won't Let Each Other Fail

      Speaker, leadership coach and New York Times best-selling author Keith Ferrazzi shares his latest insights on how the highest-performing teams hold each other accountable and commit to providing candid feedback. Learn how to manage relationships with more purpose to foster fearless accountability in your organization.

  • 2:00 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      The Effect of Transparency on Behavior Change

      Leaders can't expect employees to improve their performance without visibility into top priorities. In this session, Harvard Business School's Ethan Bernstein shares his latest research on how transparency impacts behavior changes at work.

  • 2:30 pm
    • Break

  • 2:45 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      Business Track Goal Management That Business Loves or HR Approves

      When it comes to rolling out an OKR/goal management program, is it better for HR or business teams to lead? In this panel, we'll hear pros and cons from different types of implementations to help you make the right call for your organization.

    • Palace Stage

      HR Track Maximizing the Impact of Your People Programs: What's the ROI?

      You invest time and resources into developing the right people programs – from recruiting to diversity to culture and beyond – but how do you know they're working? Our panel of HR experts will share the best ways to understand, measure and improve the qualitative and quantitative ROI of your initiatives.

    • Marina Theater

      Product Deep Dive: Experience the BetterWorks Roadmap

      Want a sneak peek at the exciting new products we're building to help employees easily set goals and give ongoing feedback? The BetterWorks product management team will share the latest updates and game-changing products on the horizon to help companies implement an effective and lightweight continuous performance management process.

    • Golden Gate Classroom

      Workshop: BYOPP (Bring Your Own Performance Program)

      In this exclusive workshop for BetterWorks customers, you'll work with an expert to translate your current performance program into the BetterWorks platform. You'll leave the session with a fully configured program – all you'll need to do is press start!

  • 3:15 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      Business Track Accelerate Effectiveness: Why Can't We All Just Get Along Aligned?

      What are the barriers that prevent teams from reaching their potential, and most importantly, how do the effective teams overcome them? Hear examples from Deloitte's research and experience working with thousands of teams to understand what makes effective teams tick.

    • Palace Stage

      HR Track Why Ongoing Feedback Is Key to Employee Happiness

      Highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147%. This panel of HR experts explores how ongoing feedback is critical to employee satisfaction, engagement and retention.

    • Golden Gate Classroom

      Workshop: OKR Program Success 101

      So, you're thinking about starting an OKR program, or maybe you're an OKR pro. Either way, this session is for you! We'll explore the secrets to a successful program that you can implement as soon as you get back to the office.

  • 3:45 pm
    • Break

  • 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      The OKR Journey at Intuit

      Join the "Father of OKRs" John Doerr and Intuit CIO Atticus Tysen as they discuss Intuit's IT Organization's journey setting and managing OKRs – plus the critical lessons learned along the way.

  • 4:30 pm
    • Innovation Stage

      How to Definitively, Completely, Utterly Eradicate Stress From Your Life

      Stress is a big factor in life for all levels of professionals, from beginning associate to long-time CEO. The major reason this is an unwelcome guest in our life is that we are grossly mistaken about WHY we feel stress, and therefore, the steps we take to reduce it are ineffective. Dr. Rao has a uniquely different perspective on why we feel stress. He will teach you to think differently about it, and as you learn and apply new mental models, stress will largely disappear from your life.

  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:15 pm
    • Cocktail Reception