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2022 Presentations

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The Regenerative Organization: Building a Culture where anyone can bring forward Radical Ideas

Thursday January 27, 2022
8:00am – 9:30am PT / 11:00pm – 12:30pm ET / 4:00pm-5:30pm GMT


  • Dean Carter, CHRO, Patagonia
  • Dr. John Boudreau, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist, CEO

In these unprecedented times, organizations today have a unique opportunity to effect positive change through disruptive innovation and human creativity. In this CEO Sponsors’ Session, Dean Carter, CHRO at Patagonia and Dr. John Boudreau, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist at the USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations, will discuss the emerging concept of a “Regenerative Organization” – one that thinks towards the future and which encourages its employees to bring forward innovative and radical ideas, both for the organization itself and for society collectively.Dean Carter, CHRO at Patagonia is cultivating a “return to community” where employees are not simply viewed as resources from whom to extract as much productivity as possible, but rather a culture where employees gain a sense of purpose and empathy in their work, which in turn leads to a transformative culture of innovation and leadership.


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Generations at Work: Current & Near-Future Considerations

Thursday February 10, 2022
8:00am – 9:30am PT / 11:00pm – 12:30pm ET / 4:00pm-5:30pm GMT


  • Jennifer J. Deal, Senior Research Scientist, CEO
  • Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, CEO

Millennials are no longer the youngest generation in the workforce – Gen C is. In this session, Jennifer Deal and Alec Levenson will review what we know at this point about the younger generations currently in the workforce and what organizations need to consider in the near future including:

  • Predictable career and life stages all generations pass through, and typical workplace effects
  • Millennials as they approach middle age
  • Gen C’s particular challenges
  • Effects of Covid-related disruption on skills and career development for Gen C and Millennials, and
  • Impacts of (short-run) economic conditions on early labor market experience – when each cohort graduates school and enters the world of work



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