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We are bringing C-Suite, Human Resources, Employees, Marketing and Business Development professionals from premier companies across the nation together for a virtual week of collaboration to build their employee enrichment and enhance their culture. Illuminate Business Summit will explore leadership, creativity and innovation to encourage companies to continue to create a community of places people want to work.

Educate ۰ Connect ۰ Entertain ۰ Inspire ۰ Celebrate

  • Networking

    Network with like-minded business leaders from top companies across the country

  • 3-4 Information Packed Speaker Sessions Daily

    Sharing resources to implement immediately through topics such as: Racial Justice, Leading Through Challenging Times, Burnout & Wellbeing, Addressing Fear, The Regulatory Impact on Businesses.

  • Collaboration

    Collaborate during virtual forums with other peers on challenges to gain practical insight by
    sharing individual experiences, exploring new ideas, resources, tools, and best practices.

  • Celebrate

    Join the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For across the nation on their dedication to building engaged workforces

Registration

Agenda

    October 26, 2020

    • On-Demand Resources and Education distributed via email to all registered attendees to share with their teams.

      On-Demand Resources and Education distributed via email to all registered attendees to share with their teams.
      Including:

      Patrick Lencioni Video Series

      • Are You Leading for the Right Reason?
      • The Ideal Team Player

      Innovative Thinking for Fast-Changing Times Video Series

      • Leadership Solutions for Employee Wellbeing
      • How to Build Remote Teams to Remain Connected to Keep Your Culture Thriving
      • Restoring Your Mental Health and Wellbeing
      • Racial Justice: Thought Leaders, Thinking Out of the Box to Embracing and Fostering an Inclusive Culture

      Best and Brightest Resource Guides

      • Wellness & Wellbeing
      • Racial Justice
      • Employee Connection

    October 27, 2020

    • 12:00pm

      Kickoff Speaker: Pivoting During Uncertain Times

      People are our most important asset.” We hear it all the time – because it’s true. Most savvy business leaders understand the tremendous value of having the right people on a team. But the way in which we go about recruiting those people is all screwed up – learn valuable strategies on how we can do better.

      Steve Lowisz
      CEO, Qualigence International

    October 27, 2020

    • 1:30pm

      Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For and Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness Celebrations

      Join us to celebrate and learn from Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for and Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies in Wellness!

      The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

      The Best and Brightest in Wellness program recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health and wellness. This unique program highlights employers, schools, faith-based groups, and organizations that promote a culture of wellness; and those that plan, implement, and evaluate efforts.

    October 27, 2020

    • 3:00pm

      Town Hall: Navigating Racial Justice in the Workplace

      Sponsored by: Comerica Greenleaf Trust TCF

      Join this panel of experts as we look to deepen our reflections as business leaders and discuss ways of restructuring organizations to advance racial justice by promoting racial equity. Tips for supervisors and employees will be shared on how to work on their allyship and become advocates for the cause as well as the current state of mental health for black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) employees.

      Sandy Harvey
      Founder and President, Exodus Consulting Group
      Harriet Lewis, PhD, MPA
      Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Konesens Development
      Dr. Kenneth L. Harris, Ph.D.
      National President and CEO, National Business League, Inc.
      Nathaniel Bennett III
      Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition, Comerica Bank

    October 28, 2020

    • 11:00am

      C-Suite Roundtable

      Invite Only

    October 28, 2020

    • 12:00pm

      Understanding the Importance of Human Agility in our New Normal

      Sustainability, Momentum, and Human Agility. Kelly’s Human Agility model is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs—basic needs, psychological needs, and self-fulfillment needs—only we’ve adapted it to align specifically to how we support the people we engage with, and help find work for, every day. Recent research has identified six areas where worker’s—be that the internal staff that is part of your organization today, or the external talent you want to engage more closely with at some point in the future—expectations have adjusted in this post COVID-19 world we operate in. John will lead a conversation about six emerging trends in the COVID-19 world and how they directly tie to many of the same productivity metrics you have been prioritizing as part of your engagement initiatives.
      Sponsored by: UKG

      John Healy
      Vice President and Managing Director, Office of The Future of Work, Kelly®

    October 28, 2020

    • 1:30pm

      Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For and San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For Celebrations

      Join us to celebrate and learn from Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For and
      San Francisco Bay Area’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work!

      Keynote: Effective Virtual Team Dynamics
      This training explores how the common pitfalls of virtual work affects team trust. By understanding the components that make and break trust, we are better able to understand how to create an effective virtual team dynamic.

      The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

      Rebecca Graham
      Senior Director, Global Talent Development & HR Business Partner, BlackBerry

    October 28, 2020

    • 5:00pm

      Virtual Happy Hour

      Join us for a complimentary hour of connection, celebration, interactive demonstrations and games!
      Sponsored by

    October 29, 2020

    • 12:30pm

      Closing Speaker - Leading Powerfully Through Emotional Intelligence

      What distinguishes exceptional leaders and teams from average ones?

      Research shows that Emotional Intelligence (also known as EQ) is twice as important as IQ and technical ability in driving performance. At the most senior levels, it accounts for an incredible 90% of the difference between the top leaders and the rest.

      In this session, you’ll learn the 5 elements of emotional intelligence and how you can apply them to improve your own performance as well as that of your team. You can expect to walk away with an immediately actionable set of tools for leading more powerfully, communicating more effectively, improving outcomes, strengthening relationships, and increasing productivity and efficiency on your teams.
      Sponsored by

      Lauren Weinstein
      Founder, Resonate Coaching

    October 29, 2020

    • 2:00pm

      Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In The Nation Celebration

      Join us to celebrate and learn from the Best and Brightest in the Nation!

      The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

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