September 18 – Sheraton Airport – Portland, Oregon
How often do you get to operate at your highest and your best? Do you consider multi-tasking a comfort or a myth? During this year’s lively conference, we will examine strategies for leading and training effectively across distractions and despite the chaos. You’ll walk away with a collection of exercises useful for:
- Drawing on alternative strategies
- Teaching curiosity
- Creating an atmosphere of tranquility
- Drawing on fresh sources of inspiration
- Being mindful in your current and future roles
Presenting: Kaihan Krippendorf
You may be familiar with his best selling books, such as:
**The Way of Innovation
**Outthink the Competition
**The Art of the Advantage
A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, he now writes one of the most popular blogs on FastCompany.com, “Outthinkers”, and is recognized expert on innovation, strategy, and creativity, appearing in key business media outlets including Fox Business, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Radio, and more. Kaihan earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School, a BSE in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a BSE in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering.
He lives in Greenwich, CT (just outside of New York City) with his wife and three children. He is fluent in English and Spanish with conversational command of German.
Kaihan will deliver the morning keynote as well as a concurrent session.
Presenting: Lee LeFever
Lee’s videos have been viewed over 50 million times online and he has worked with the most respected brands in the world, including LEGO, Ford, Microsoft, Google and Intel. Lee and Common Craft are also credited with inspiring a new genre of online video: the “explainer” video.
His career in explanation began in 2003 when he saw a unique opportunity to explain emerging technology. What started as a fun idea quickly grew into viral video success. He and his wife Sachi became known to many thanks to the unique style and intent of Common Craft videos, which feature stop-motion animation of paper cut-outs on a whiteboard.
Years of producing explainer videos taught Lee valuable lessons in how to make ideas easy to understand. He wrote The Art of Explanation (Wiley, 2012) to share this knowledge and help professionals of all types become better explainers. The Art of Explanation has been translated into 8 languages.
Today, Lee’s goal is to help people see that explanation is a skill that can be developed and put to work in the real world. His speaks internationally on the topic of explanation and inspires audiences to think differently about how they explain ideas.
Lee will be our closing keynote speaker.
Featuring: Tyson Wooters
Tyson Wooters believes in the strength of humble leaders, the awesome power of servanthood, and your organization’s ability to harness those forces. He also believes in his life’s mission: to educate people through humor and shared experience about the phenomenal power of taking real accountability and ownership in every aspect of life.
Along with earning his teaching degree in music education from the University of Oregon (as well as unofficial minors in “trampoline performance” and “mascot studies”), Tyson has spent the last decade working with groups in the US and around the world. He considers himself a teacher first and foremost, though his definition of what it really means to “teach” often doesn’t require a blackboard or a textbook. Tyson lives in Portland, Oregon, where he curates an impressive Hawaiian shirt collection and enjoys spending time with his niece, who is his favorite person in the whole wide world.
Tyson will emcee the conference.
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