People Track

This track focuses on what is needed to build culture, teams and communities, and how companies foster their cultures to attract value-aligned talents for mutual growth.

Leadership Keys in Complex Situations

Knight ties lessons from military leadership and leading mountaineering expeditions into leadership theory and best practices for a captivating dialogue with the audience. Participants can expect great stories, light neuroscience, behavioral economics, and mountain wisdom to help them find novel solutions to their most sticky leadership challenges.

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The Relationship Between Leadership and Culture

This session will focus on 3 leadership styles - passive, aggressive and assertive, and the consequent cultures that arise from those individual leadership styles.

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7 Keys to Becoming a Successful Leader Within You & for Those Around You

Self-leadership is the highest form of leadership. The leader's growth determines the success for the team and the company. The leader's first responsibility is to become the leader people want to follow. Many communicate, though they don't connect. I highlight 5-factors for connecting with others. Then I discuss the daily requirement to equip potential leaders. The leader's toughest challenge is to create a climate for growth, with psychological safety. The leader's lifelong commitment is to develop people. While the leader's lasting contribution is to reproduce generations of leaders.The 7-Keys to Becoming a Successful Leader are:#1 Ability to Build Relationships & Influence Others#2 Ability to Market Your Message Effectively#3 Communicate and Connect Effectively#4 Ability to Lead from Your Natural Gifting and Develop them into Strengths #5 Equip Others with Psychological Safety#6 Continually Grow Yourself and Your Business #7 Ability to Add Value

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Don't lose your distributed dream team

A story of what makes a thriving distributed culture tick. How to empower growth, transparency, and cohesive thoughtfulness. If you be can't be anything else, at least be kind.

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Job Searching A-Z

This is everything you need to know as a candidate to land your dream job! Learn how to build and contextualize your experience in a compelling resume and LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Learn the strategy of how best to apply to jobs and follow up in a way that will make you stand out in a tight and competitive market. Master the art of interviewing, from phone screens with HR, all the way to the onsite interview. Know how to answer the most common questions, as well as what questions you should be asking during the interviews. In the end, this talk will give you everything you need to start your job search, execute well on interviews, and get offers!

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10 Things Start Ups Need to Know to Maximize the Bottom Line and Avoid Employee Legal Issues

To ensure optimum growth, founders need to know basicemployment laws and how to spot potential hazards. Should you be paying a worker as an independent contractor or employee? Do you have to pay overtime to your employees? Do you need to pay interns? What do you need to know about California’s sexual harassment laws? Recent laws have made these issues trickier than ever. We’ll explore these issues and more, with plenty of time for questions.

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One to One Hundred: Scaling your Business While Keeping Productivity and Collaboration Intact

As a company grows, so does its complexity. As you scale from 1 employee to 10 to 100, you need to plan for that journey. Common difficulties include effectively reorganizing teams to maximize knowledge and capabilities, and making the right hires to maximize limited budgets. A former hiring manager and an Agile Scrum Master - both with large and small company backgrounds - join forces to share their insights on embracing a commitment to growth while maintaining the high level of collaboration and flexibility that small teams have. We'll go over tips and strategies to plan for growth with an emphasis on bringing out the best potential in current employees.

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Drawing Out Your Genius: How Doodling Aids Communication, Collaboration, Creative Thinking & Culture

Want to get everyone on the same page? Looking for more engagement in meetings? Want your diverse team to each have a voice and feel seen and understood? Need to generate more innovative ideas? Dump the Powerpoint and pick up a Sharpie. In this workshop, you’ll discover the power of visual storytelling for empathy, mutual understanding, memory and impact. You’ll learn to build a rich visual vocabulary of simple shapes and icons you can use on your own to get buy-in for your ideas, and as a team for collaboration, creativity, engagement and ownership. See how your artifact becomes a roadmap and living document for your team, and come away with simple templates, metaphors and models to get you started. Think you can’t draw your way out of a wet paper bag? Think again! This workshop will prove everyone’s ability to communicate fast, confidently and effectively using visuals.

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Rethinking Customer Service

Many companies today are not structured to deliver quality customer service, because their management models were developed in the Industrial Era. Different models are needed for a transparent, real-time world. Today, we see a rapid customer service movement, because companies are beginning to understand that no matter how big your company is, no matter what your business, exceptional customer service can be the difference that delivers a competitive edge. This presentation will walk through many key concepts in this philosophy, including but not limited to how customer service drives revenue, margin and profit, how customer service must be delivered consistently and not just exceptionally, and that every customer contact creates a "Moment of Misery, Mediocrity, or Magic." It will also contain a fresh look at some of the major companies of the world and how they approach customer service; the good, the bad, and the ugly!

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Ignite Accountability

This leadership workshop offers participants a hands-on opportunity to master simple and impactful techniques and tools proven to increase accountability in any company. Victoria shares principles drawn from three decades of experience managing teams and by introducing best practices as outlined in EOS® (the Entrepreneurial Operating System®).If you manage people directly or by influence, this session will help you recommit with passion to advancing your skills of sharing a vision and coaching top level performance from your team members. Session takeaways include:• Understanding differences between leadership and management• Igniting accountability by outlining clear expectations and celebrating wins• Creating an action plan to help accountability thrive naturally in your culture, top to bottom Your star performers will thank you for leveling the performance playing field with these best practices. (And you might raise the bar a notch or two on those you weren’t sure about…)

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Storytelling For The Modern User

Storytelling is as old as the human experience. At its essence, story helps us develop and maintain connections and community, and we now know more about how the human brain responds to story than at any other time. The history of American business is filled with great storytellers, from Walt Disney to Steve Jobs and yes, even Elizabeth Holmes. The best among them used their story to change the world. And while we are inundated with data and information, story undeniably remains a pillar of power and influence.In this session, you'll learn: -- Why our brains love story -- and what makes a great one -- The elements of story and examples of where it's appropriate-- Why storytelling is critical to building and maintaining influence

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Comminication for Connection

The greatest result of Communication is Connection. In all areas of life now most of us are lacking in authentic connection. As a human race we are becoming more and more isolated even though we are more digitally connected than ever before. Communication is a key to connection, yet we haven't been using communication in this way most of the time. Communication has become a tool of direction, not connection.We'll go over ways to connect, why greater connection will increase moral, productivity and the bottom line.

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The secrets to building effective virtual teams

In this session, I will provide you with tips and tricks for building effective virtual teams. Whether you are expanding into geographically distant offices for the first time, enabling employees to work remotely on occasion, or trying to shift to full-time remote office culture, this session is for you. I will share tools, leadership techniques, and processes that enabled my virtual teams to be more productive than their counterparts located in the same office. I will also address some of the common myths about virtual teams:"Virtual teams can't collaborate as well as localized teams" - FALSE! "You can't build a strong culture if your team is virtual" - FALSE!"Virtual teams work less than their localized counterparts" - FALSE!After building multiple, successful virtual teams in the past fourteen years, I know what works and what doesn't.

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Start Smart with Culture

When resources and bandwidth are limited, it is critical that start-up leaders implement research-based and high-leverage Talent & People strategies to drive results. Participants will leave this workshop with the tactical tools they need to activate high performance in their teams. Participants attending the workshop will fill out a quick gap analysis at the start of the workshop to self-identity where their companies may be falling short in 5 core areas. The rest of the workshop will outline and teach how to implement corresponding high-leverage initiatives that will impact change quickly.

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Turning Day Jobs into Meaningful Work

Today's market is spread thin, especially in Southern California. Between the high cost of living, expensive employees and big companies moving into the area, it's becoming harder and harder to recruit, hire, and retain employees. It's no longer just about company perks - the employee needs to feel empowered and like they're making a difference in the organization. This means building a good company culture is more important than ever. But how do you do that? Find out what you need to move the needle for the employee as we discuss servant leadership and nurturing and how it's kind of just like parenting.

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Culture Matters - How Your Company Culture Helps Attract the Right Employees

A major factor in employee happiness is workplace culture. Research shows that happy employees not only perform better, but are also more likely to stay longer at their company. A company’s values and culture are becoming increasingly important factors to job seekers, alongside salary and benefits. A company’s commitment to culture-defining initiatives such as respect for work-life balance, diversity in team-building, and mentorship programs are essential to many job seekers. For small companies with limited resources, it's even more valuable to define and promote their culture. In this session, we will talk about how Notch8 examined our mission and set of values in order to define our company culture. Learn how this work has helped us attract and retain the right employees and keep productivity up, all without breaking the budget. You’ll come away with ideas on how to incorporate your company’s core values into your hiring practices and build a strong, productive, and committed team.

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How to Build a Thriving Company Culture in a Remote Startup

Remote businesses make up 16% of today’s global companies. Research shows that the benefits of remote work for businesses and employees are enormous, with significant impacts on employee productivity, health, and satisfaction, as well as lowering business expenses and employee turnover. However, running remote teams poses challenges unlike the traditional office job, mainly building company culture. In this session, we will learn how to build and sustain a thriving employee culture in remote companies. Breanne Acio, who has lead remote teams from manufacturing to technology, will provide insights on how to instill corporate values and mission, and what practices and tools leaders can use to promote collaboration, productivity, and drive in their remote teams. Learn how to turn one of the central challenges of location independence into one of your company’s top strengths.

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The Effective (startup) Employee

There has been a lot of knowledge shared about the right and wrong way to start a company, build a founding team, and deal with the issues of scale. But what if you're not ready to start a new company? What if your career is blossoming along with an exciting startup? But what if you've found yourself at a unicorn company not as one of the founding members, but employee number 42?This presentation will dive into tactics you can utilize as an employee of a startup to help it grow. Together, we'll highlight the indicators of a healthy company, how you can influence without power, methods for "managing up," and how you can fuel the driving force that is someone else's idea.

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Growth = Strategic Results + Motivated Culture

In this experiential presentation, participants will learn a simple framework to help make decisions about how to straddle both chasing results and investing in people, as the company grows. Participants will learn common pitfalls that growth companies fall into and what the top 3 things are to focus on: Executive Alignment, Manager Training, and the Employee Experience. The experiential design of the presentation will facilitate productive dialog and learning through fun conversation games and activities to ensure engagement and optimal learning.

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Your Success Is Under Your Mess!

This presentation focuses on how we all have the choice to set ourselves up for success every day instead of defeat. And it starts with getting realistic about how we navigate our day, our time, and getting conscious about where our “auto-pilot” is leading us. Everyone will walk out of my presentation not only motivated to go back to their office and change the way they operate, they will actually have the tools to TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. Tools necessary for setting up systems for processing incoming items, emptying overloaded inboxes, realistically managing their daily schedules, never over-committing and under-delivering again, uni-tasking instead of multitasking, and finally feeling like they have control of their work, instead of it controlling them. It’s one thing to love what you do, and another to “love the way you do it!.”

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Creating The Right Culture For Innovation

There are several great innovation processes out there like Design Thinking. But many people arent getting the result they were hoping for. There is still one piece of the puzzle that is missing, and that’s how to create the right culture so people can truly engage in the innovation process.In this workshop you will learn how to create a strong culture where people feel safe, supportive and connected so they can effectively work together through the innovation process.

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Growing a local engineering team in a highly competitive market

If you're trying to build- and grow an engineering team today, you're probably having a difficult time attracting local talent. Although there are plenty of amazing career switchers (self-taught / code school) who'd love to work with you, you're probably not giving them much of a chance, instead waiting for them to have the magical 2 years of experience. Over the past year, almost half of our new hires have never had a real developer job before. We've made learning- and growing together part of our team's DNA, and structured the way we plan, assign, and execute projects, in a way that makes it safe and effective for very junior engineers to contribute. In their first year, they get to work on different parts of our platform, so they can figure out what they love doing and what they're great at, and finally make the next leap in their career. In this session we'll share what works for us, and hope it'll help you build an amazing engineering team.

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Building Company Cultures that Thrive: How leaders can be the architects of workplace well-being

While some think that work place well-being is a millennial pipe dream, research shows that companies that prioritize employee well-being are actually more successful. In this presentation, learn the statistics and behavior science behind work-related health decline (what it’s costing your company, your employees and your customers), how to identify and analyze your organization’s health-related variables (the 10 surprising variables that affect employee health) and effective solutions that are grounded in science (5 ways your HR teams and leaders can impact employee health, today).

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How to Change How You Look at Work to Make Your Work Change

We are experiencing unprecedentedly low unemployment rates in the United States, and yet so many of us are still struggling to make ends meet.How can it be, that in a job-seekers’ market, so many of us are still unhappy and unfulfilled in our jobs?Whether you are unemployed and looking for work, are underemployed and looking for a better job, or are just exhausted with the job you have, this keynote will be an eye-opening experience for you.As a software executive who has been responsible for hiring and firing employees for more than two decades, Mary will share insights that will help you reach your goals and find a job that fits you perfectly.

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The Importance of Corporate Culture and Authenticity

As the author of Get Real: The Power of Genuine Leadership, a Transparent Culture and Authentic You, Anna Crowe is no stranger to the idea that company culture is one of the ultimate driving forces of a business. In fact, her company, Crowe PR, is built on established core values. In an ever-changing media landscape, digital marketing agencies are battling for dollars and clients are seeking growth in high-competitive markets. To have a competitive advantage, it must start with culture. Today’s employees want to be heard, enjoy their professional environment, partake in something bigger, and be recognized for the unique strengths they bring to the table. And, at the core of everything, they need to trust their leadership team and their environment and know their manager has their back no matter what. In this presentation, Anna will discuss the importance of company culture and give tips for ways companies can develop their corporate culture to thrive amidst rapid change.

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Challenge Accepted: Being diverse & inclusive as a startup

It is now clear that diversity is crucial for businesses to gain new perspectives, build a welcoming culture, and develop high performing teams. Building a diverse company workforce from the foundation sets the tone for future hiring goals. In the STEM world where white male students earn a majority of engineering degrees, how do you reach diverse candidates as a small startup? Internships that might not seem feasible from a financial standpoint have a lot of value for building company culture. You start developing brand awareness and loyalty, and employees get to start managing others and learning how to develop a culture for new employees. Internships also offer a great opportunity to reach more diverse candidates. This talk will review an engineering intern hire case study that increased company diversity by 20%.

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How to Build a Diversity-Focused Culture at your Startup

Employees at companies that value diversity and inclusivity report higher rates of job satisfaction, and as a result these companies boast higher retention rates. In this session, you will learn the vital information needed to build a diversity-focused culture at your company. From getting buy-in from executive leadership, to maintaining and keeping momentum going once these communities are established, this presentation will include real-world strategies and examples to maintain and foster an inclusive environment.

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Breaking Down Barriers: Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Technology

The technology industry has propelled our economy forward while creating millions of jobs, but historically the tech workforce has not reflected the world it serves. As diversity and inclusion in organizations has become an increasingly important aspect, we must address barriers to adoption so we do not unintentionally exclude individuals from diverse and inclusive communities. Join an open and frank discussion among individuals from LEARN Academy, Girls in Tech, Athena, H. Puentes, and Measurabl about advancing diversity and inclusion in technology.

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How to build and maintain high performing team

High performing teams are more than a group of people who work together. They are team members who share common goals, who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation, they provide and receive feedback effectively, they manage conflict effectively, and challenge and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results. There are 3 key factors that lead to building high performing teams: 1) develop the skills and practices to hire the right people, 2) set clear expectations for accountability and 3) practice functional feedback communication. These skills are fundamental in creating strong foundation for building high performing teams, which requires the know-how, serious effort and relentless discipline.

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Roundtable w/ Patricia Kathleen: Hiring tools, Emotional intelligence, Self Advocacy, & Diversity

This session’s roundtable format will allow 3 experts to examine the integral topics as they relate to both company and employee health.Moderator: Patricia Kathleen, founder of Wilde Agency and prolific podcaster. Patricia has interviewed over 150 women (female-identified & non-binary) in her numerous podcast series. Panelists: Kristen Knepper, Founder of Kristen Knepper Consulting. Hema Crockett, founder of High Performanceology. Gianna Biscontini, Board Certified Behavior Analyst & founder of W3RKWELL. The dialogue this roundtable will aim to capture is an effort to host transparent and honest rhetoric for the betterment of a company’s crew of employees. San Diego Startup week is filled with individuals across all levels of startups, investment, and foundership; all of these individuals have something to gain from the topics to be discussed in this panel. I’m confident it will be the most well attended and talked about panel of the entire event!

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Sustainable Team Performance through Positive Intelligence

You’ve heard of IQ, and EQ, now learn about PQ- Positivity Quotient. Neuroscience shows that teams which build mental strength and constructively address setbacks perform better, and scale more effectively. How do you cultivate individual and team habits which keep a sustainable flow of positive energy despite the challenges of hard work, disappointment, and unpredictability? By developing PQ.You will leave this highly interactive session with an understanding of:• What positive intelligence is.• Why and how positive intelligence boosts team performance sustainably.• The link between personal PQ and team PQ• How the lack of positive intelligence is hurting you and your teamYou will experientially learn hands-on tools you can use to make a difference in your team starting today!• How to accept when sh*t does happen, and use it for your benefit• How to identify helpful vs. sabotaging thoughts and behaviors• How to decrease sabotage and charge up your superpowers

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Forget HR As You Know It: How do we find the right people? How do we keep them?

You’re focused on your idea and how to grow your company. Whether your goal is to provide a product/service or do social good, you’ve figured out that you can’t do it alone. This presentation brings together an HR expert and an employment attorney to address the vital topics of recruitment/onboarding; employee engagement; and corporate culture. We set out to help identify some key HR issues facing startups, including: retaining talent, fostering a diverse workforce in the era of #metoo, and what HR practices and risk mitigation can do to preserve employee engagement and culture. We want to flip the script and get entrepreneurs excited about something most startups see as a chore. We will share real life examples and insights from the field and share emerging trends in employee relations and risk management. Our goal is to teach, motivate, and maybe even entertain with a dynamic, informative presentation highlighting the needs and challenges in managing a workforce in 2020.

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Motivation: How do you get your people to care?

Participants will gain tools to1. Learn the science of intrinsic motivation2. Explore ways that 5 successful leaders earn trust and embed behavior change methods into the fabric of thriving company cultures3. Practice giving and receiving feedback through a coaching conversations module4. Create an action plan to motivate your teams to accomplish more, both individually and together

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Building The Culture For A High Performing Team

As a founder, the ability to build and lead a great team can be the difference between success and failure. Come hear from our panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and high growth tech veterans how you can find, manage, align and inspire your team. You’ll learn how to create shared values and goals, foster open communication, create clear role expectations, and a strong sense of accountability and trust.

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Talent, People & Culture from Day 1: Why it Matters

There is a lot of debate about what investors look for when evaluating prospective investments. As a founder, you can distill most of it down to three critical areas: people, product, and market. For early stage companies, in particular, focusing on people and culture is as critical as building a great product and addressing a compelling market. But what does that really mean? Come hear from our panel of high growth tech veterans managing talent for companies including Instacart, Pinterest, Facebook, Tesla and Qualcomm on why talent, people and culture matter and what to focus on from the inception of your company. The panel will discuss the questions you may already be asking yourself: What should I look for in a co-founder? How do investors assess founding teams? How do I build a strong team with a strong culture?

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Fostering corporate culture for maximum growth and sustainability

Your company culture can be your best asset in attracting and retaining talent, customers, and investors. It makes sense to invest in your company culture now to save you time, money, and headaches in the future. Studies show that every time a business replaces a salaried employee it costs an average of 6-9 months salary. And the cost of acquiring a new customer is seven-times more expensive than retaining your existing customers. Looking for funding? More and more investors are looking closely at corporate culture before making a decision. In this talk you’ll learn how the right company culture can help you grow efficiently and sustainably and how to create and implement your strategy.

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Those Mysterious Product Management People

Ever wondered if it's time to bring aboard a Product Manager? Or a Product Owner? Wait...What's the difference? What value does this role bring to our organization? This session seeks to demystify the mysteries behind one of the most misunderstood roles in software.

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The Core of Business Success Begins With Your Team

This session will cover 1. A step by step strategy to shift the founder’s vision from “my vision” to “our vision” to create motivated and engaged teams. 2. Why motivated and engaged teams; • Build Trust • Improve Communication • Inspire Teamwork • Create Healthier Conflict Resolution • Uncover hidden skills

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Directing Your Startup Team

The show must go on! That is as true in a startup as it is in the theatre. Before I transitioned my career into the startup world, I spent over a decade producing and directing in the entertainment industry. Little did I know that those years were only preparing me for what it meant to manage a truly collaborate and efficient startup team. In the entertainment industry, it is the director's job to make sure that everyone is doing their job under intense time pressure and collaboratively working across departments to cohesively tell the same story. What I found was the job of a tech startup CEO required the same coordination of departments, the same balancing of egos, and the same desire to empower every team member. This talk will walk through the skills needed to create such an organization and put a different perspective on managing a highly effective team.

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Software Residencies: Building teams from within

Internships and paid apprenticeship are a fantastic way to engage less-experienced developers. For many participants, they see it as a foot in the door. The problem: most companies aren't set up to support them longterm. This starts a ball rolling down a questionable path from junior to mid-level to experienced ("senior") developers.Centuries ago, medical doctors were becoming an established trade with a similar problem. Lucky for them, they found a solution: residencies. In this presentation, we'll use an established model of thinking that combines structured learning, mentorship, and practical experience to address the junior-to-senior career path problem.

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Using Your People Skills to Take Your Leadership & Productivity from Basic to BOOM-Tastic

In this session, we will be uncovering insights related to better understanding the importance of building connections with the people who make up the ecosystem of any successful company, both big or small, starting with YOU, (a Founder, Leader, or Manager) in order to facilitate a productive, cohesive workplace culture. We will also focus on habits and behaviors that might be toxic for fostering interconnectivity within the workplace by debunking many of the myths and pitfalls associated with strategies for leading a diverse team which often plague companies and the people who run them. Finally, we will bring the session full circle to touch on ways to help businesses incorporate community outreach initiatives into their business structure and support causes that are important to the people who make up the fabric of a company. Let’s redefine what it means to be a “People Person”!

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Building a Culture Strategy Based on Core Values and People

What exactly is company culture? And how do you create a strategy for one? Culture is a popular buzzword these days in this competitive market for talent. Every employer is trying to establish a compelling one and every job seeker is looking for one they love. So how do you create a winning company culture? How do you evaluate if your culture is attracting and retaining the talent you need? And how do you ensure you can evolve your culture through high growth? This session will cover best practices we have learned in developing a values-based culture using an experience-centric culture strategy. You will learn how you can build, implement, evaluate and continuously evolve your own company culture in a way that is unique and authentic to you.

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Public Speaking: A Toolbox

As an entrepreneurial leader, your public speaking ability should be a foundation of great confidence, power, and motivation. Many struggle with public speaking because they do not understand the underlying tools which great leaders use, letting this unfamiliarity breed fear and nervousness. Further, those who are in fact compelling speakers often have no intentional control over the techniques they subconsciously employ. This public speaking workshop is designed as a toolbox you will carry with you wherever you go so that your ability to motivate, inspire, persuade, and communicate is the rocket fuel which enables your journey.

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Investing in Internship: Skills Based Growth for Your Team

Do you struggle in finding the right talent for your growing team? Are you looking for passionate people to demonstrate their skills prior to hire? Creating a well functioning internship program for your growing start-up can feel daunting but can help your team grow smartly and effectively when the time comes. Learn from one of the top internship models in San Diego's tech community on how you can begin building a program for your company!

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Evolving San Diego

Very company needs to be aware the dynamic shift in the San Diego market. Whether the engineers coming from UCSD, or the Apple effect with their new SD Headquarter, or the convergence of life science, medical device and engineers in our market, San Diego is changing dramatically. This is an informative session on the disruptive technologies, and business that will shape the talent and ecosystem over the next 20 years.

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10 Ideas & Insights on Hiring University Undergraduate and Graduate Talent

During this session, we'll unpack the narrative of how to attract and retain today's university students as they enter the professional workforce. From defined short-term projects, internships, and full-time roles, Kris will leverage his almost 10 years in higher-ed to offer candid, rapid-fire insights and takeaways to apply as you source early talent.

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Be Human with Your Humans: Managing People Humanely

Many entrepreneurs launch their business based on their personal strengths, then suddenly find themselves having to flex new muscles when they have to be a supervisor of others. Without strong interpersonal skills, your growing start-up can suffer from staff churn quickly. This presentation will walk through what I call "Managing People Humanely". These are effective ways I've learned to understand my team, motivate my team, and reward my team.

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Building and Leading Innovative Teams

While innovation takes time, one of the secret sauces to driving and maximizing breakthrough innovation and creating a successful startup is having the right team members on the journey with you. When there is limited budget, how should you spend it so that you're doing it wisely and getting a return on that investment? How do you create a core team with the right balance of different backgrounds and disciplines to identify and address the problem, and test and iterate to find the right solution that helps and delights customers?In this session, we'll look at what is innovation, the anatomy of an innovative team, and what you can do to lead the team to be successful in building innovative solutions.

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Breakthrough and SuperCharge

5 Things You Can Do to Set Up Your Subconscious for Big Business VisionIn this interactive workshop, participants engage in High Performance Hypnosis for Values Based Goal Setting and align with strategies to breakthrough subconscious setpoints, grow their mindset and deepen their belief for entrepreneurial success.

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Happy People = Business Success

Henry Ford, a visionary ahead of his time, saw the value in having an engaged workforce. He knew that the happier his employees were, the higher they performed and the more profit the company could make. Even in our digital age, people still hold the key to success. TerraPro Solutions is a living laboratory with a culture that recognizes the importance of respecting the needs of the individual. Many of the team members have young children. Flexible schedules accommodate them when child care issues arise. Working remotely is also an option. This workshop will illustrate how to develop a culture of integrity, trust and support that inspires loyalty and dedication. Key lessons include: building trust and rewarding integrity; leading with compassion; listening to understand; setting the highest standards through example; inspiring passion and collaboration among the generations at work; celebrating small and great achievements; finally, happy people deliver measurable ROI.

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Is your team in CTRL?

By building and maintaining a culture where we strive for CTRL (Clarity, Transparency, Responsibility, and Leadership) we have the principles for success. In a world of fast-moving products, features, technologies, and opportunities, being in CTRL will enable us to spend more time engineering successful outcomes and less time worrying if your team will succeed.Are you clear at what you are doing? Are your processes and touchpoints transparent? Are you thinking responsibly? Are you able to lead your teammates and customer to success? This presentation focuses on tools and techniques to ask those questions and be actionable with the answers. Doing so will increase the response of your team and reduce the fear, uncertainty, and doubt that can accompany a development lifecycle.

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Improve Inter-personal Communication to Enhance Cultural Climate

An interactive, inter-cultural exploration for deeper understanding of Diversity and Inclusion, and why most companies are missing out on their true value.We will cover subconscious bias, inclusive thinking, and intercultural communication and conflict resolution styles.

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Si Se Puede: Regenerative Business Models for Good

Yes, we can conduct business in a way that is purposeful and profitable while taking care of our people and planet. This session will explain why that is meaningful and important and how to enjoy it! A STELLAR CO, a local pending certified BCorp, builds upon their session from last year by providing more examples of regenerative business models. They'll explain how service- and product-based companies can be healthy financially, socially and environmentally and how to engage stakeholders to support this good work and drive sales. Range Partners, a local Service Disabled Veteran Enterprise, will share how they manage to build a community of socially responsible customers in the highly profitable real estate sector. And Life In Tents will showcase how purposeful products can truly connect people and scale our positive impact. The panel will summarize three nuggets of wisdom and practical takeaways for you to leave empowered to do the right thing in your unique way. Si Se Puede!

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