11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Beyond Professionalism: Channeling Vulnerability

Vulnerability often has a negative connotation. No one wants to reveal the "ooey-gooey" side of themselves—especially in the workplace. But vulnerability actually is a key ingredient to success at work. It promotes curiosity, creativity, innovation and authentic connections with others. This session will explore the different shapes vulnerability can take and will provide ways that employees and managers alike can create environments where people can bring their whole selves to work.

  • Embrace vulnerability as a crucial leadership skill to promote a learning environment
  • Identify what you can do to contribute to a risk taking organizational culture
  • Resist simply maintaining the status quo and open the door to an innovative mindset