March 23 - 25, 2020
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando
Leadership Coach and Expert and Author of “How To Support Women At Work”
DAY 1 - Monday, March 23, 2020 The Future Is Ours: Accelerating Digital Transformation In Your Organization (Practitioner Only)
Brian's thrilling workshop (built on over 4 years of Ph.D. research and experience as a procurement leader at Biomarin), you'll learn how to use collaborative humor to build a trusted ‘superteam’ where you feel more like a family, supporting one another to achieve big goals together.
We'll cover the 4 major humor styles, their mechanisms, and the science behind why humor builds trust if done correctly. After you leave this session, you’ll boost engagement and levels of trust anytime with this deeply educational, wildly fun, and fiercely inspiring leadership session.
7:00 PM Women In Procurement Dinner
Let’s make a difference together! We’re thrilled to have our leadership keynotes, Charlotte de Brabandt and Brian Harman, co-lead the women’s dinner this year.This energetic session will not only focus on empowering women and underrepresented groups but also celebrate their achievements in the workplace.
In 30 short years, Charlotte de Brabandt has led a life that most people could only dream of. She speaks 5 languages, has traveled to more than 60 countries over 5 continents, and has led expeditions across the Swiss Alps. All this while maintaining her day job in the procurement field, with 10+ years managing global procurement teams at leading consumer goods, automotive, and other leading brands.
Brian Harman is a leadership professor that has been inspired by women his whole life, starting early on with his single mother. While researching behavioral psychology and humor as a fun way to finish his PhD, he never knew it would uncover the disturbing truths about gender equality in the workplace.
***An invitation to RSVP will be sent in mid-January to procurement practitioners registered for the conference. However, if you would like to confirm your spot earlier you may do so by emailing Michael.Dunlap@wbresearch.com after registration.