This is the schedule from our conference on May 10, 2019. It provides an idea of how the day unfolds. Check back in Spring 2020 for the next WLC Conference: Embracing Change
A powerful day filled with passionate keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and panel workshops which offer a variety of topics designed to meet all levels of leadership—from those you are currently undertaking, as well as challenges you may face in the near future.
REGISTRATION 7:45am – 8:15am
OPENING REMARKS 8:15am – 8:30am
MORNING KEYNOTE 8:30am – 9:30am
When All Else Fails…Puppies
(How to harness the superpowers of joy and creativity to change the world)
Golriz Lucina will share her personal story of how she took a leap into the unknown and discovered her own blueprint while birthing SoulPancake, an award-winning media company co-founded by actor Rainn Wilson. Her presentation will cover the importance of connection, joy and authenticity – the core ingredients of the content she creates, and why she believes this recipe makes such an impact.
SPEAKER: Golriz Lucina
Golriz Lucina is the Head of Creative at SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, that creates daily socially conscious videos about human connection. Lucina is also co-author of the New York Times bestselling book SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions; and co-host and executive producer of the SoulPancake interstitials on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Super Soul Sundayseries.
With an academic background in media and publishing, and a passion for storytelling, Golriz leads the ideation and development of SoulPancake’s content and is the creative force behind the brand’s distinct aesthetic and a wide body of work which has amassed a community of 10M fans and over 1B views worldwide.
BREAK 9:30am – 9:45am
SESSION A 9:45am – 11:15am
• Harness what makes you “tick” to close personal performance gaps.
• Gain mastery over your stress response and exceed your previous limitations.
• Learn how to exude your unique leadership presence and be an influential leader.
• Introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of personality styles.
• Show you the four basic personality styles and how to recognize them. • Teach you how to connect from any style to any style with ease.
• Give you ideas on how to better communicate, work through stress, function in teams and have fun with those around you.
This program is packed with fun and interactive activities that will help improve your relationship with everyone
BREAK 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
SESSION B 11:30pm – 12:00pm
LUNCH 12:00pm – 1:15pm
SESSION C 1:15pm – 2:45pm
Renee Riley-Adams and Jessica Wakefield — Leading with Confidence and Ease, It all Begins with YOU! — How are you a leader in your own life? Are you running ragged, at the mercy of time and others’ agendas? This session meets you where you are, seeing what you want to improve, as well as celebrating what is already working well. Embrace your values and ability to communicate as the keys to your motivation and action. Rediscover what it means to be capable, confident, and compassionate, both at work and at home. Walk out with passion and Your Next Best Step by seeing and reclaiming your strengths, and revitalizing your support networks at work and at home.
Crystal Arnold — The Offers and Needs Market — The Offers and Needs Market will be a lively community-building event where participants identify and exchange their passions, knowledge, skills, resources, and needs. This isn’t a gifting circle; imagine speed dating meets Craigslist, and you get to decide how much you share and what, if any, price is associated with it. In small groups, people define and share their offers and needs in a rapid-fire process. Unsure about what you have to offer? We'll lead you through the entire process and you can always just listen to what others have to share. There is no obligation to complete an exchange during the event. Through this structured process you can learn to ask for what you need with more ease, and spark some valuable relationships.
Erica Ledesma — Cultural Strategy: A Tool for Social Change — How do we create a more just and equitable country? Cultural Strategy integrates arts and culture into a comprehensive plan to shift public sentiment around social problems or issues. Political or social change cannot happen if there is no shift in culture. Why culture? Culture reachers a wider audience through different ways and it's important because it's where people make sense of the world. Culture affects how we think, interact, react, speak, and even vote. The key to cultural strategy is bringing together key players like organizations, activist, funders, government agencies, and artist to implement long term planning. This interactive workshop will demonstrate how we've used culture and art to shift public opinion and create change in the course of our history.
Lindsay McPhail — The Value of Disrupting Leadership Culture — It's easy to fall in line and follow suit when it comes to leading, managing or owning a business. We see others who have gone before us and assume their path is the safe and proven passage. But what if our truest path to groundbreaking success lies in who we already are? What if our perceived weaknesses are actually what will set us apart and propel our industry forward? What if the experts in our field are not actually the gatekeepers? Join us as we explore the advantage of purposefully disrupting traditional leadership culture and celebrating the opportunity to own who we are.
BREAK 2:45pm – 3:00pm
SESSION D 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Upon completion of the session, participants will have learned:
• What may be holding them back from leadership opportunities
• How authenticity can break barriers
• How to put their best foot forward for optimal success
BREAK 3:30pm – 3:45pm
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Did you know that joy lives deep in your bones, accessible under all circumstances? In this session, we will explore the body as a source of calm, meaningful interconnection, and unbridled joy. We will dose up on dancing and maybe even jump for joy.
SPEAKER: Dr. Deborah Cohan
Deborah is a loving mother, joyous dancer, compassionate physician, and subtly mischievous rabble-rouser spreading the messages of joy, interconnectedness, and love. As a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), Deborah runs HIVE, a hub of sexual and reproductive wellness for pregnant women and others living with HIV. Deborah was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 44. A dancer all her life, she danced the day of her diagnosis and nearly every day throughout her treatment, including in the operating room immediately prior to her bilateral mastectomy. A video of the intraop flash mob taped by the anesthesiologist and posted by a friend unbeknownst to her on YouTube during her surgery went viral and instigated a pop-up social movement of joy and healing through dance. Upon completing chemotherapy, Deborah founded Foundation for Embodied Medicineand offers her teachings at Commonweal, ZSFG, and other venues locally and nationally. When not dancing or mothering or delivering babies, Deborah likes to meditate and explore primary sensory experiences.
Sponsors are invited to join us at this time.