Leading with a Human-Centered Approach | Presented by Lisa Morris
In the experience economy, almost every organization would claim that it is customer or employee, or more precisely, human-centric or at least aspires to be. However, what is not universal is the efficacy by which the organization and its leaders manifest their human-centric aspirations.
By adopting the principles of human-centered design and modeling them every day in your leadership style, you have the potential to markedly improve the future of the University of Iowa for your employees, your customers, and yourself – for the long-run.
This keynote will introduce the principles of human-centered design and convey how leaders can apply them in their everyday interactions and evolve into human-centered, empathetic, modern leaders.
Beyond Marginalization: Reimaging Process | Presented by Keesha Burke-Henderson
The idea of “Best Practices” are entrenched in ways of doing and thinking that reproduce systems of human marginalization. Those systems support racial, ethnic, social stratifications and inequalities. Policy drives the human resources profession and in turn the professional is focused on compliance. Yet, the human resources professional is a liaison to unique individuals, each with a story unlike another. In the wake of optimization-the human in resources gets lost and decentered, though the human resources professional is uniquely positioned to be a change agent and interrogators of process.
This session will draw from aesthetics and the speaker’s lived experience to engage in reimagining process and moving beyond marginality.
How Do You Want to Be Remembered? | Presented by Kent Stock
The daily details of everyday life often cloud our ability to see the big picture
A teacher, coach, principal, banker and powerful speaker, Kent Stock is also the man who coached the Norway baseball team during their now-famous final season. As depicted in the 2007 film, “The Final Season,” the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under head coach Kent Stock to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in what would become the team’s final season before being forced to merge with a bigger, neighboring school district. This experience and the motivation he used to guide Norway, has given him the insight to develop leaders in organizations across the country. Speaking about how to live your life on a daily basis, Kent’s story is a testimony to the power of following your dreams. Many doors in Kent’s life have been closed, but it has always been the next door that leads to something greater. Kent is a firm believer in taking risks. He is a natural leader who strives to constantly excel and inspire others to do the same. His magical story will captivate and motivate audiences to think about, “How They Want To Be Remembered!”