The WorkBeyond Summit will examine the lessons learned, and those yet to be learned, from the workplace challenges created by the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and the rise in racially motivated hate and violence we have witnessed over the last 18 months and the potential impact return to office plans will have on employees. The WorkBeyond Summit will create space for learning, connecting and, of course, celebration while ensuring that attendees walk away with actionable tools and resources to bring back to their organizations, homes and communities.
Through plenary keynotes and panels, breakout sessions, and on-demand content, this year’s WorkBeyond Summit will explore three key themes.
Restoring Mental Fitness
Restoring Mental Fitness is more than managing our mental health. Throughout the pandemic, our relationship with work and home has evolved, and our ability to adapt and strengthen our mental fitness remains a paramount tool for our individual and communal success. This means pushing beyond survival mode and tapping into our strengths, challenging boundaries, and overcoming obstacles that block our ability to create and perform. Moreover, organizations have a shared responsibility to provide resources that help develop transferable skills employees can use to nourish and revitalize their minds as they face continued uncertainty and change.
Advancing Inclusive Cultures
Everyone has a part in building inclusive cultures at all levels of an organization, and it is our collective responsibility to hold each other accountable. After a year of disruptions – virtual schooling, quarantining, job transitions, remote and distanced work – we welcome this challenge to build radically inclusive cultures together. To do so, we must think past policy to focus on people and explore strategies that build immersive cultures in groups with disparate work experiences. This means stretching our understanding of workplace culture and recognizing its impacts transcend the office environment and affect how we interact in our homes and communities.
Flexing Work/Life Harmony
The past 18 months have shattered our assumptions that work and home are separate components of our lives that must be in balance with each other. We know now the workplace and our personal lives are both integral parts of our human experience, increasingly woven together by hybrid work. As we reintegrate back into the workplace, we yearn for ways to harmonize these two elements of life and navigate unforeseen growing pains. We seek further understanding of our own intersectional identities and explore new ways of being in a world reshaped by a triple pandemic. It has never been more critical for us as individuals and organizations to reimagine the co-responsibility and structure of child care, elder care, and flexible work as we synchronize these aspects of self, home and community.
What can you expect at the WorkBeyond Summit this year?
Sessions and workshops for moms, dads and all caregivers
Practitioner-focused sessions that will provide tools and resources to build more inclusive workplaces in this ever-changing landscape
Virtual Networking Opportunities to connect with fellow parents, caregivers and/or practitioners
...and of course, a unique salute to all of this year’s 100 Best Companies, Best Companies for Dads, and the Working Mothers and Dads of the Year!
And new this year:
On-Demand content designed to provide tangible strategies, learnings and takeaways at your own pace
Ask-the-speaker session during which attendees can sit at a virtual table to learn more from some of our speakers and coaches
One-on-one coaching in the areas of leadership, wellness and parenting/caregiving
Who Should Attend?
Employees who are caregivers and parents, and leaders who play critical roles regionally, nationally, or on a global scale to shape their workplace culture, including professionals and practitioners with responsibility in: