WorkHuman Speakers:
The science behind the movement


Data doesn’t necessarily come to mind when we think of making work more human, but there’s real science supporting it. It’s an easy philosophy to get behind – and it’s even easier when there are facts and proven research to back it up.

Want to know more about mindfulness as a core business strategy? Or techniques to improve emotional health at work? The science behind meetings and grateful engagement? It’s all right here. Join us in Nashville March 18-21, and check out these data-backed WorkHuman breakout sessions to learn more:

Mindfulness and Compassion: Core Business Strategies for 21st-Century Leaders
Jacqueline Carter and Marissa Afton of Potential Project reveal insights from interviews with global C-suite executives on the benefits of mindfulness for today’s leadership, as well as practical tools.

Happier @ Work: The 5 Science-Backed Skills That Transform Team Culture and Help Employees Thrive
Founder of Happier Method Nataly Kogan shares science-backed techniques to improve emotional health and resilience, while demonstrating how to reconnect to a sense of purpose at work – and life!

The Surprising Science of Meetings: Implications for Organizational Success, Talent Management, and You as a Meeting Leader
Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte Dr. Steven Rogelberg discusses how to effectively lead meetings – in a way that promotes effectiveness and innovation.

Why Gratitude Works in the Workplace: Lessons Learned from the Science of Gratitude
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., shares lessons from the last two decades of scientific research on gratitude, including the benefits of grateful engagement.

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Featured Speakers

Jaqueline Carter

International Partner & Director, Potential Project

Jacqueline has more than 20 years of consulting and management experience, and works with large corporations around the globe to improve focus, clarity, teamwork, and results.

Marissa Afton

Client Solutions Director, Potential Project

Marissa Afton is an executive coach, seasoned change management professional, and corporate consultant who supports Fortune 500 companies by developing and delivering customized, evidence-based cultural change solutions within diverse organizational environments.

Nataly Kogan

Author & Founder of Happier Method

Nataly’s mission is to help millions of people improve their emotional health by making science-backed, practical skills part of their daily lives.

Dr. Steven Rogelberg

Chancellor’s Professor & Humboldt Award Recipient, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Steven Rogelberg has more than 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, and meetings at work, and recently won the very prestigious Humboldt Award for his scholarship on meetings.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis

Robert Emmons is the world’s leading scientific expert in gratitude. His research focuses on the psychology of gratitude and joy as they relate to human flourishing, with a particular focus on gratitude in healthcare settings.


Topreasons to attend

The Content

With 8 conference tracks, more than 70 breakout sessions and 100+ speakers, dig in to the latest learning on creating a culture of community, the transformation of performance management, successful strategies to tackle diversity and equality in the workplace, and much more!
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The Inspiration

Did you know? Brené Brown’s brand new book, Dare to Lead, is the culmination of a seven-year study on the future of leadership? That Gary Hamel is the most reprinted author in the history of the Harvard Business Review? Or that Kat Cole was featured on CBS’s “Undercover Boss”?

These are just a few of the humans you’ll hear from at WorkHuman. These speakers are lively, energized, and designed to open your mind to new, purposeful ways of creating a connected and high-performing workplace.
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The Credits

With more than 70 breakout sessions across eight content tracks, by attending WorkHuman you are eligible to receive 17 SHRM, 17 HRCI, 17 HRPA, 17 ATD, and 2.5 credits from WorldatWork.
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The Community

WorkHuman is all about connecting to big ideas and other forward-leaning leaders from many of the most admired companies around the globe. You’ll have many opportunities to meet new people and network with one another during Monday’s welcome activities, morning yoga, after breakout sessions and during social breaks in WorkHuman Central. And don’t forget about the WorkHuman Music Festival on Wednesday evening!
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The Connection with your team

As a leader, give your team a rare gift – the gift of experience – by bringing them to WorkHuman. It’s a place to bond, shake up the status quo, and infuse your team with new ideas and energy. Recharge and reconnect at WorkHuman 2019!
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