It Only Takes a Spark...
We’ve brought our most talked about event online!
ZingPosium Live will be a one-day virtual event, full of the great, thought-provoking content you’ve come to expect. We’ll keep it highly engaging and interactive with plenty of opportunities to meet and learn with your fellow participants from around the globe
The theme of this year’s ZingPosium Live is: Spark the Conversation!
It’s no secret that we’re living in a time with lots of opposing viewpoints – in the workplace, at home, and in the broader political landscape. Although a desire to avoid difficult conversations is natural, the ability and energy to view these potential friction points as opportunities for growth is a more productive way forward, don’t you think?
We definitely think so. That’s why we’re Sparking the Conversation at this year’s ZingPosium Live!
We’re inviting some of the most inspiring people we know from across the country to speak about the work they’re doing to bring people together and share their tips for how you can do the same.
You’ll also hear from Zingerman’s Co-Founders as well as Managing Partners and Trainers about what the Community of Businesses is doing to effectively navigate differences in the workplace. You’ll leave inspired and ready to put your insights into action.
Space is limited, all the better to build meaningful connections. Join us for an action-packed day full of learning and plenty of fun.
What You'll Learn...
- Feel more comfortable initiating conversations about hard topics.
- See discord not as a negative, but an opportunity for growth.
- Productively engage in difficult conversations at work and at home.
- Manage the emotions/tension around transitions.
- Explore the role of beliefs in your life and how beliefs can be changed.
- Build connections with other business leaders, eat good food and have a great Zingerman’s experience!
Virtual "Doors" Open, Optional Networking Time
Welcome, Introductions & Overview
Keynote Session: Diversity and Inclusion at Zingerman’s with Paul Saginaw
Keynote Session: Diffusing Tension & Finding Connection in Today's World with Sarah Brabbs
Small Group Discussion
Keynote Session: Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community with Claude Steele
The American Dream Game: An Interview with Jenni Yim
Courageous Conversations Workshop
Keynote Session: Changing a Belief with Ari Weinzweig
Wrap Up & Debrief
“This seminar gave me lots of insight, encouragement and confidence to be a better manager.” – Steve, ZingPosium Participant
AMERICAN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST, PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community
Explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning. Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, Claude will address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities. This keynote address’ practical aim is to identify features of diverse learning communities and organizational cultures that while good for all, are especially helpful for underrepresented groups.
In this session discover:
- How to welcome people into your organization in a way that gives them the cultural capital they need to succeed
- The importance of getting all voices into the room; stronger, more successful businesses have diversity of viewpoints/opinions
- What you can do to make it safe for everyone to speak up
- Specific tools/ways to combat stereotype threats
Learn more about Claude
CONSULTANT, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
Diffusing Tension & Finding Connection in Today's World
In a world that seems to be growing increasingly hostile, learn how to successfully communicate with people who may set your teeth on edge. Are we direct, do we ignore, or do we engage? The answer is, it depends – and Sarah will share effective and appropriate ways to do all three.
The world we live in has always had hate as a part of the messy human experience. Learn how to effectively build connection and community, not just with those you find easy to get along with, but also with those you don’t.
Learn more about Sarah
FOUNDING PARTNER AND CEO, ZINGERMAN’S
Changing a Belief
Since the release of "Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading", Part 4 The Power of Beliefs in Business, Ari has frequently fielded the question, "What do I do when I realize that I have an unproductive belief?” Though making the change may not be easy, the answer is simple:
Change your belief. It takes time and effort but it can be done.
In this session, Ari will answer that question with a practical, detailed 6-step recipe for changing an unproductive belief. As he writes, “If we change our beliefs, then the past no longer serves as a likely indicator of the future. In fact, the future can become exactly what we want it to be.”
Learn more about Ari
FOUNDING PARTNER AND CHIEF SPIRITUAL OFFICER, ZINGERMAN’S
Diversity and Inclusion at Zingerman’s
Paul will set the tone for ZingPosium by sharing his personal journey with diversity, inclusion and racism, and will talk about how those experiences informed his vision of Zingerman's as a truly diverse, inclusive and anti-racist organization. Paul states,
"Equity and inclusiveness are difficult to achieve in an organization because they require undoing structures that are almost invisible and embedded in everything. That work takes a lot more effort and that’s what I want to lead and leave as a legacy for Zingerman’s."
In addition to our preferred future, Paul will share where he believes we stand today as an inclusive organization and what it took to get here. From the uncomfortable - and sometimes embarrassing - places we've been to the aspirational culture we hope to build.
Learn more about Paul
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