This program includes four dynamic key sessions and up to eight elective sessions over a two day period, as well as plenty of time to network and interact with industry-leading sponsors.
Also included in the registration fee is continental breakfast and a networking lunch each day and an opening networking reception.
Don't forget to check out overDRIVE/Apra, an analytics-based educational program that takes place following the DRIVE/ Conference on May 25 OverDRIVE/ 2017 will provide a deep dive into the world of analytics. Separate registration is required. Register before April 8 to receive early-bird pricing!
Day 1, Tuesday, May 23
OPENING KEY SESSION
You Can't Resist Me
How important is effective collaboration to your personal and professional success? It's pretty significant, right? Do you believe your organization's overall project performance would improve if your teams worked more collaboratively? You bet they would!
Communication is key to getting everyone on the same page, putting your heads together, learning from each other, setting goals, showcasing leadership skills on the tasks you are assigned and making sure the team understands the direct goals to be achieved.
This session offers a road map for building effective teams. Master an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use set of verbal and nonverbal communication tools that will leave you irresistible during-and after-life's most important, and sometimes difficult, conversations on how to band together and work best while joining forces.
Speaker: Janine Driver, New York Times Best Selling Author and Body Language Expert
CLOSING KEY SESSION
Speaker: Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist, Salesforce
Day 2, Wednesday, May 24
Similar to Day 1, Day 2 offers you the opportunity to attend up to four hours of elective sessions, along with a networking luncheon and plenty of opportunity to interact with DRIVE/ sponsors.
MORNING KEY SESSION
Why Kiva Worked: Lessons From Founding a $1B Mission-Driven Venture
Kiva is one of the fastest-growing, most successful social ventures in history. Since its founding in 2005, Kiva has facilitated more than $850M in loans to entrepreneurs in the world's poorest communities, connecting people across 216 countries. And it continues to grow. In the for-profit world, $1B companies are often called "unicorns"-Jessica Jackley is one of only a handful of people in the country who can speak to the experience of starting a "unicorn" in the social sector.
Jackley shares the inspiring, circuitous and unlikely story of Kiva's founding, its hyper-rapid growth, and navigating inevitable twists and turns along the path to success.
Speaker: Jessica Jackley, Co-Founder, Kiva
CLOSING KEY SESSION
Ego Is the Enemy: How to Change the World By Conquering Yourself
Many of us insist that the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. When in fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. And even the most successful companies can be torn apart by destructive egos-the disease of "me". At every stage, ego holds us back.
In this session, adapted from his upcoming book Ego Is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. He invokes fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.
In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this fascinating and motivational talk, "you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you've set out to achieve."
Speaker: Ryan Holiday, Author, Marketer, and Entrepreneur
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