Practicums

You can register for these practicums after you register for the conference.

Practicum 1 (Blue): “The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide - Tools for Transforming Your Organization”

Program:

Raj Sisodia, Timothy Henry and Thomas Eckschmidt have developed the sequel to the best-selling book “Conscious Capitalism” by Raj and John Mackey. Now comes this practical guide that provides hands-on materials–exercises, assessments, and checklists–used to implement the tenets of conscious capitalism and build conscious leadership in companies such as Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines, Life is Good, The Container Store, Barry-Wehmiller, Zappos, and many others.

This session is focused on providing an overview of the book- and in particular a quick guide for how to evaluate where your company is on the journey to Conscious Capitalism and what the most impactful next step might be for you to commit to. This will be a hands on session looking at the “12 steps” to Conscious Capitalism and how to engage your leadership team on this journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the “12 steps” to Conscious Capitalism
  • Provide a quick diagnostic on where you are on the journey
  • Identify potential next steps for your organization on your journey
  •  Discuss how to bring your leadership team along on the journey
  • Provide time for your questions on how to make this most relevant and impactful for
    your organization

Facilitator

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Timothy Henry

Co-founder, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. and co-author of the book
“The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide”.

Practicum 2 (Green): “How to Build a Conscious Business. A Step-by-Step Approach”

Program:

Many people speak about building more inspiring, sustainable, and life-giving businesses. Most are missing is a proven, scalable, step-by-step approach to get there.

In this practicum, Conscious Business Institute founder, Peter Matthies, outlines a structured approach for transforming one’s personal career, and for transforming entire organizations. You will get a new operating system for business and success, and how you can use this new operating system to build more conscious and inspiring organizations.

The approach outlined in this practicum has been implemented for more than 8 years in organizations including Starbucks, Intel, BMW Group, Allianz Insurances or Twitter. It has already helped thousands of professionals lead in a more authentic and empowered way, and it has helped leaders build more engaging, purpose-driven cultures in their teams.

In this practicum, you will learn concrete tools for accessing the dormant energy and potential in yourself, for improving engagement in any team, and for improving the way your people deal with the increasing rate of change and conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why most organizational transformations don’t work
  • Obtain a measurable, step-by-step model for building conscious, inspiring organizations
  • Learn how to improve energy, ownership, and engagement in yourself and any team
  • Learn how to maintain authenticity and focus in a fast-changing world

Facilitator

Peter Matthies

Founder, Conscious Business Institute, LLC

Practicum 3 (Yellow): “Conscious Leadership. How to Build Trust and Inspire Performance”

The Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute:

Barry-Wehmiller is one of the most impressive examples of Conscious Capitalism in the world. A $2.5 billion business, with over 12.000 employees (say they “heartcount” not “headcount”), build via more than 100 acquisitions (they call them “adoptions”) all over the world. At the root of Barry-Wehmiller’s success is an amazing human-centric culture that the CEO Bob Chapman and his team have instilled in the company over the past 20 years. The company’s
corporate university was key in this process. More than half of its 12.000 team members have gone through its famous Leadership Training. This session will provide you with a taste of this transformative program and you will learn how your organization can benefit from it.

Program:

For organizations to thrive in an environment that is increasingly globalized, faster, and more uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, they must build trust. High performing teams innovate, adapt, and conquer the unknown. They accomplish what other teams find impossible through encouraging, building and nurturing trust. These teams have reduced turnover, higher engagement, greater innovation, and increased fulfillment. While inspiration gets people to take the first step and follow in the calm, trust gets people to climb the hill and brave the storm. Building this trust resides in simple learned behaviors that when understood and practiced, create greater trust and resulting in accelerated performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what trust is and some common misconceptions
  • Gain knowledge of the four critical components of trust—and behaviors necessary to build it
  • See how trust relates to high performance in individuals, teams and organizations

Facilitator

Jane Adshead-Grant

Jane Adshead-Grant

Director, UK & Europe, Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute

Practicum 4 (Red): “The Benefit Corporation - Rethinking Business Consciously”*

*This practicum will be held in Spanish.

Program:

Part 1: Introduction to the B Corp Movement

We are living a historic moment. Businesses are
one the most powerful tools to create positive change, yet they are confronted by the expectations of society and of their own employees to redefine their role in society and they way they are managed. The B Corp movement is showing how it is driving systemic change, reinventing business and improving both their business results and the positive impact in society. B Corp is creating a set of tools to drive systemic change, intending to influence not only the business sphere but also the society as a whole. There are already some companies leading this path. We will show some remarkable examples of B Corp stories which are
changing the way business is driven (examples: Patagonia, Danone, Triodos Bank, etc.)

Part 2: Managing the company consciously

Group discussion among workshop participants in
five thematic areas: governance, workers, community, environment, and customers, corresponding to the 5 areas in which the B Impact Assessment is focused. Each table should be composed of 7-8 people max. There can be two or more tables focusing on the same theme.

We will provide a guideline detailing the components of each theme and thus allow the discussion in each table. The questions will contemplate both related aspects on why it is relevant to manage consciously these areas and how companies are already creating innovative management models.

The participants of the different tables should share best practices regarding management innovations in each of these areas. A facilitator will support and facilitate the discussion.

Part 3: Sharing learnings

A spokesperson from each table will summarize and highlight the main learnings and outputs from the previous discussion.

Part 4: Call to action

A final message motivating participants to start the journey towards conscious and responsible management to create a sound impact through business activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the B Corp Movement and its objectives
  • Create aware around the thematic areas that are measured in the B Impact Assessment
  • Shared learning and exchange of best practices from companies who are already B Corp certified.

Facilitators

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Pablo Sanchez

Country Partner, B Corp Spain

Daniel Truran

Daniel Truran

B Corp Ambassador for B Lab Europe

Practicum 5 (White): “Building Conscious Cultures with Feedback Tools”*

*This practicum will be held in Spanish.

Program:

This compelling practicum will help you understand how technology-based feedback tools can engage your stakeholders and help you create a conscious and transparent culture within your organizations.

Through a simple, fun and practical team dynamic participants will experiment first hand with feedback tools and understand the consequences of their use.

After the exercise participants can debate with Francesca Gabetti, Alex Ríos, Víctor M. Rodriguez how technology can foster healthier cultures and yield better outcomes for all the stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create aware around the power of technology-based feedback tools in the communication with employees and other stakeholders
  •  Learn first-hand from vendors and clients about the application and implications of such tools for the relationships with stakeholders

Facilitators

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Victor Rodriguez

Co-Founder of Spirit Happiness First

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Francesca Gabetti

CEO and Co-Founder, Team EQ

Alex Rios

Alex Rios

CEO and Co-Founder, Happyforce