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Team First – What We Have Learned from 25 Years of Scrum

Nov 15th, 2022 @1:00 pm

For many startups it begins as a team. The team does everything from closing business to delivering marketing t-shirts, and yes, they build the product too. But as the Startup grows the importance of teams is replaced by specialist skills and processes. Departments replace teams, and managers coordinate resources and slowly the startup grows up to be more like the companies it is disrupting. But it does not have to be that way. Startups can evolve into centric environments where people flourish, and customers and value are the priority.

In this talk Dave West, CEO and Scrum.org shares what some early stage companies are doing to build enduring people-centric organizations that are responsive to the customer and agile through the core. He describes how OKRs, The Spotify Model and Scrum can combine to build an organization ready to respond to the future.

Takeaways:

  1. Learn the role Scrum can play in early stage companies
  2. Learn how Scrum has evolved over the past 25 years
  3. Learn what some early stage companies are doing to build enduring people centric organizations that are responsive to the customer and agile

Speakers

Dave West
CEO
SCRUM.org
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Survival of the Leanest: How HR, Legal, Ops, and Finance Leaders Are Adapting for Growth in 2023

Nov 2nd, 2022 @11:00 am

The last few years have rocked the business world. From the pandemic changing the way people work, to the ongoing economic aftershock, the way that companies operate has had to adapt quickly without clear guidance.

HR, Legal, Operations, and Finance teams have faced some of the most drastic changes–yet, despite unforeseen obstacles and cutbacks, some companies have continued to thrive by adapting their workforce management strategy to these seismic changes.

In an upcoming panel discussion, Rippling leaders will provide multiple perspectives regarding:

– How external factors are expanding the role of HR, Operations, Finance, and Legal
– How leaders can adapt their workforce management strategy with minimal time and effort
– How people-centric teams are planning to ‘do more with less’


Speakers

Sowmya Ranganathan
Controller
Rippling
Sunil Raman
SVP of Operations
Rippling
Vanessa Wu
General Counsel
Rippling
Christine Maxwell
VP of People
Rippling
Adam Swiecicki
Chief Financial Officer
Rippling
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Taking a Human-First Approach During Uncertain Times

It’s easy to be employee-centric during good times, but it takes dedication and creativity to be human-first in the face of economic uncertainty.

Hear from Carol Mahoney, Chief People Officer at Gainsight, as she shares how their teammate value proposition inspires and guides the people team to drive excellence and productivity in a human-first way.


Speakers

Carol Mahoney
Chief People Officer
Gainsight
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Shaping your Wellbeing Strategy to Tackle Burnout

In the midst of historic levels of burnout, employers are leaning on new ways to engage, retain and motivate their people. But the keys to unlocking greater productivity and dampening the risk of employee burnout are clear.

Join Director of Client Culture and Engagement Alex Powell as she uncovers how leaders can be more strategic and intentional in building wellbeing, recognition and community initiatives into their day-to-day to tackle employee burnout. In this workshop, you’ll learn:

• How the shifting landscape of employee needs has catapulted wellbeing, recognition and community to the top of “must-haves” in your business

• Tactics to improve employee wellbeing pillars (financial, physical, social and mental) through technology

• New ways to create a sense of community in your workplace, no matter where your employees are located, to drive greater connections on a daily basis


Speakers

Alex Powell
Director of Client Culture and Engagement
Reward Gateway
Consent(Required)

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Human Capital

The Future of Work: The Agile Worker

2020 will forever be known as the year of COVID-19 and how everything over a few short months changed. For many organizations their ability to respond to this crisis will define their future. COVID-19 is a very painful reminder that organizations and people need to be agile.

In this talk Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org describes the long-term impact COVID-19 in the context of agility and how work may change. The talk is based on how some companies have built organizational and career models to support agility.


Speakers

Dave West
CEO
SCRUM.org
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Building and Enhancing an Engaged Culture in your Dispersed Workforce


Speakers

Alex Powell
Director of Client Culture and Engagement
Reward Gateway
Jessie Stettin
Director of Engagement, Culture & Relationships
C Space
Samantha Rafferty
Business Operations Consultant
C Space
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Why your top priority in 2022 should be solving The Connection Gap

Feb 23rd, 2022 @4:00 pm

Speakers

Allyson Tom
VP of People and Culture
Blueboard
Natasha Wahid
Director of Content
Blueboard
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Evolving the Employee Experience for 2022

Feb 23rd, 2022 @3:00 pm

Speakers

Joris Luijke
Co-Founder & CEO
Pyn
Symone Duarte
Senior People Scientist
Culture Amp
Steffen Schebesta
CEO of North America
Sendinblue
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

Ending the Workplace Mental Health Crisis — How to Improve Employee Mental Health Long-Term

Feb 23rd, 2022 @2:00 pm

Speakers

Kristian Ranta
CEO & Founder
Meru Health
Consent(Required)
Human Capital

How to Get Retention Right From the Start

Feb 23rd, 2022 @1:00 pm

Speakers

Sarah Sheehan
Co-Founder & President
Bravely
Danielle Balow
Director, Click Boarding Consulting Practice
Click Boarding
Stacey McKibbin
CEO
Consilio
Consent(Required)

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