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Underwear, Clocks, and Companies: How to Change When You Must

Organizational change is merely individual change carried out at scale. And like the changes we carry out as individuals, organizational change can vary between overwhelming, tedious, and refreshing. In order to understand how we can change our companies, or dare we say, the world, we need to understand change at the human level.

Join Kim Perkins of NOBL for an interactive session that explores resistance to change, as illustrated by real client stories and case studies. She’ll share the six types of loss employees experience during change, and you'll walk away with a framework for leading teams through authentic transformation.

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Being Intentional About Teaming

You've heard all the concepts: trust, culture, autonomy, collaboration. Sounds great in theory, but how do you bring it all to life as your team cycles through forming, storming, norming, and performing?

Using these four stages of team development as a backdrop, Atlassian team coach Bernie Ferguson will explain how to be intentional about evaluating team performance, setting goals, and creating action plans for shoring up your weak spots. This session is best for those ready to clear time on their team's calendar and experiment with new ways of working together. No passengers, please!

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Building a Culture of Success on Open Principles

Two entrepreneurs stumbled upon a few Summit keynote recordings and the Atlassian Team Playbook. What followed was the transformation of their business. Starting with a fractured team and a product struggling to find its place in the market, they emerged as a leader in their space with a tightly aligned team that is smashing their goals.

The secret to their success? Openness. Easy access to information across teams and a safe environment for admitting and learning from mistakes – principles they've even built into the software they make. Hugo co-founder Josh Lowy will share the lessons they've learned about how openness affects the bottom line, attracts the best talent, and develops a culture of success. Spoiler alert: the issue isn't what's going on outside your business – it's what goes on inside.

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Ethical by Design: How to Build Good Technology

From gender-biased resume scanning bots to the dissemination of fake news to apps that send our every smartphone action back to the mothership, the ethics of technology is now under a 10,000-watt spotlight. How can your company avoid becoming the center of the scandal? By putting ethics at the heart of your technical design process.

Join Dr. Matt Beard from the Ethics Center for a primer on embedding ethics into your development process. You'll learn how to prevent costly re-designs, how to become an advocate within your organization, and the philosophies underpinning it all.

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Scaling The Future Workforce Of High-Performing Distributed Teams

What would you do if your department grew 3000% (yes: three thousand) in just a few years? That's just what happened with Atlassian's design team from 2012-2018. And just to make things even more fun, this giant new team was spread across four cities and two continents. For a devout people person and "water-cooler guy" like Alastair Simpson, Atlassian's Head of Platform Design, adapting to this brave new world was a challenge at first.

Join Alastair for some real talk about tough lessons learned managing, motivating, and developer a high-performing team of teams that spans an ocean. You'll learn practical strategies for maintaining human connections as you lead and scale.

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Empathizing Your Way to Effective Teamwork

What we used to think of as "soft skills" are now essential for moving fast and future-proofing our careers. (The robots are coming, after all...) As our work environments become more distributed and our teams more diverse, empathy is emerging as the key to everything from performance and productivity to connection and community.

In this session, Sophie Wade will explain how executives, managers, and team members can learn how to develop, measure, and practice empathy at work every day. You'll walk away with new tools for relating, communicating, and collaborating effectively.

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The "Pipeline Problem" and Other Myths About Workplace Diversity

If you're having a hard time filling your hiring pipeline with a diverse mix of candidates, you're not alone. You're also not looking in the right places. The so-called "pipeline problem" is a convenient scapegoat for tech's slow progress on the diversity front, but it's nothing more than a cop-out and a myth.

Companies that get serious about installing the right "plumbing" find that their pipeline problems disappear rather quickly. (Fancy that!) In this talk, you'll learn how to start attracting and seeking out talent that represents the makeup of the communities where you live and operate. You'll also learn how to build a culture were diverse employees can find a sense of belonging and bring their full selves to the table.

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Feedback Is the New Black: Building Trust So You Can Scale

It's no secret that feedback is an important tool for continuous improvement and building trust within your team. So why is feedback still so darn difficult? Any why do we still rely on managers to do the heavy lifting here?

Join Dom Katz, an Agile Coach who has worked with teams from startups to governments, as he discusses why building trust is a crucial component in allowing teams to be more autonomous, and how peer-to-peer feedback fits into the picture. You'll walk away equipped with techniques for giving and getting better feedback – and a little extra empathy, too.

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Create the Future of Work While You're Living It

Throw away your crystal ball because the future is already here. Yes, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain dominate the headlines. But the day-to-day manifestations of the future of work (i.e., the present) are more mundane – though no less daunting. We see it in the way businesses struggle to scale smart and stay one step ahead of disruption. Or how leaders try to manage a global, 24/7 workforce while tasked with meeting ever-increasing customer demands.

The time to take action is now. In this session, Dom Price will break down the five obsolete ways most of us are working, and share new, essential approaches to growth and retooling. He'll also reveal some of the collaboration hacks he's seen from enterprises around the world. Don't be a bystander. Come learn how to create a future where you and your team don't just survive, but thrive.

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