Inspiring Workplaces hosts events of all types, all year, all over the world.
We have smaller in person Inspire: City events, as well as larger global virtual events that are all available on demand.
All with one common theme, world-class and passionate practitioners/thought-leaders sharing their insights with you to inspire organizational change.
If you want to be inspired by the top minds in the world, and grow your network with likeminded people, these are the events for you.
All events are free to Inspirers.
Phenomenal and passionate speakers who are genuinely striving and ARE making a tremendous difference. This was extremely inspiring and also wonderful to see and know that there is an incredible group of intelligent like-minded HR professionals who care and about making an impact in the workplace.
Mind-blowing presentations by inspiring speakers. Host was welcoming, engaging, refreshing and expertly passionate.
What a brilliant informative event, I loved that the speakers shared stories from their own business. I found it really useful and would definitely recommend. I have taken away lots of things to consider in my own department.
The informal nature of the event and the buzz around learning about engagement from other people who “get it” was brilliant
The event was above and beyond what I was expecting. I learned a lot and met some really great people. Above all I feel like I finally found a community.
Past and Present Speakers
#1 Bestselling Author
Civil Servant, Researcher and Founder
Director, Workplace Community
Head of Internal Comms
One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.
He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins.
Russell Robinson is an Experienced Director Organizational Development with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. He is skilled in Employee Engagement, Empowerment, Change Management and Communications Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Human Organizational Learning from The George Washington University.
For the past year, Chris has led a reinvention of social media for the Chili’s Grill and Bar brand, infusing a long-lost sense of humor, authenticity and brand. He has infused voice into their national platform, and spearheaded a strategy to foster brand love through engagement and community.
During his eleven year tenure, Chris has been the guiding force behind the design and development of experiences that connect ChiliHeads to the deeper meaning behind why we work. He leads a passionate team of believers who craft ways to emotionally connect with Guests and Team Members in the digital landscape.
Sarah is a Communications Director with 20 years of experience in corporate communications specialising in strategy and planning. She is currently Internal Head of Communications at Nestle. Sarah’s other specialities include: Corporate communications and change management, Internal Communications, Customer Communications Innovation and Development, Employee/Brand Experience, Employee and Consumer events, Creative/Content Development and Production and Project Management.
Managing Director, Enterprise Technology Strategy
Senior Social Media & Talent Brand Manager
AVP, Employee Experience
Keynote Speaker, Author, and Consultant
Jamal Madni is the Enterprise Technology Chief Strategist at The Boeing Company, responsible for developing the integrated technology strategy for the fortune 20 company.
In addition to his technical responsibilities, Jamal has created and led a number of the organizations employee engagement initiatives including the Rosen Games, da Vinci SUmmit, Mentoring On-Rotation Experience (MORE), and the CLEAR initiative.
Carmen Shirkey Collins received the Stevie’s 2017 Communicator of the Year Award and was named to the 2017 Top Women in PR list, as well as named the 2016 Social Media Professional of the Year by PRNews for her work as the Senior Social Media Manager for Cisco’s Talent Brand (which won THREE 2017 Employee Engagement Awards!) She manages the @WeAreCisco social media team and the strategy of creating personal connections with current and future talent by harnessing the employee voice.
David Gill is the Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience with Northwell Health in the New York Metropolitan area.
Within this role, David champions workforce engagement by working to improve employee’s experiences from attraction to retirement. David has responsibility for the strategy, development, implementation and ongoing execution of engagement initiatives and measurement, external and internal awards and recognition and the sustainability of the employee value proposition.
Prior to joining Northwell Health, David led the Human Resources Assessment and Selection function and Verizon Communications, which was responsible for the development validation and implementation of the talent acquisition processes for hiring new employees. WIth over fifteen years of Talent Management experience and applied research across multiple industries, David’s areas of expertise include employee engagement and retention, talent identification, performance management and employee development. He received his PH.D and M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a certificate in Occupational Health Psychology from the Kansas State University.
Jason Lauritsen is a keynote speaker and employee engagement expert. His passionate, engaging and thought-provoking style will challenge you to think differently. Jason has been described as “a corporate executive gone rogue.” For nearly a decade, he spent his days as a corporate Human Resources executive where he developed a reputation for driving business results through talent. Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Employee Communications & Experience Manager
Chief of Culture
Head of EX & Employer Brand
Chairman and CEO
The C-Suite Network
By collaborating with leaders and colleagues across the business, the Employee Communications and Experience team are working to create a culture at Visa where colleagues can thrive. As an employee communications and experience manager, Laura is responsible for leading projects and programmes to inform and engage colleagues across Europe about sponsorships, recognition and Next Generation talent. She also manages communication channels, creates content, advises leaders on employee communications and engagement and is on the Young Professionals committee. Prior to this, Laura was the internal communications manager at Knight Frank and also worked for logistics company UPS holding roles in HR during the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, business development, and both internal and external communications.
“Doing whatever makes you pink” is what Stuart brings to life at lastminute.com as Chief of Culture. Inspired by travel and the positive impact of culture on people and their contribution, his expertise across employee engagement, L&D, and internal communications ideally places him to lead the People Development and Communications teams to take Group strategy and plans and turn them into something the rest of the business understands, engages with and is motivated to deliver against.
Over a decade at lastminute.com, he’s taken the business through significant evolutionary periods, this includes several changes in ownership, acquisitions, integrations and change initiatives. Acting as a heartbeat for the company, he has shaped the core values for the Group and uses them every day to spread the pink spirit of the company.
Viv McSweeney is Head of Employer Brand and Employee Experience at Harrods where she has worked for two years. For the past 18 months, Viv and the team have been working on developing and launching a new employer brand and set of values for Harrods which launched in February 2019. Since the launch, the team have been working hard to embed the new values and people promises as well as creating colleague connections to Harrods’ purpose. Viv is passionate about storytelling and will share how Harrods used the power of storytelling to launch their work and how they continue to use stories to keep it alive.
Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, a prime time television show host on CSuite TV, and a radio host on CBA Radio’s Play.it and C-Suite Radio. From small businesses to international corporations, his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to lead ventures blending his leadership perspectives, insights into the c-suite and business strategy, mass marketing prowess and affinity for social media. He is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of bestselling business books, The Mirror Test and Running the Gauntlet, and one of the most compelling figures in business today.