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Dallas Experience AND Digital Experience registrants will also have full access to our Pre-Conference Workshops (virtual, Aug. 18-Sept. 2) AND our on-demand content.

We are using a platform called Swapcard to run our conference and to populate the above schedule, because of the advanced programming in the desktop application, it is recommended that you use a recent browser (like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc). Internet Explorer is not supported. 

Schedule subject to change. Times shown are in your time zone (computer setting).

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Dallas Experience AND Digital Experience registrants will also have full access to our Pre-Conference Workshops (virtual, Aug. 18-Sept. 2) AND our on-demand content.

Printable Schedule at a Glance:   DALLAS EXPERIENCE   DIGITAL EXPERIENCE 

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Included with Every Dallas Experience AND Digital Experience Registration

 

August 18 – 9am to 4pm CT

Profitability® Business Simulation: From Start Up to Market Domination

Kelley Nichols, Certified Trainer // The Great Game of Business

 

August 24 – 10am to 2pm CT

Experience the Game // An Overview of The Great Game of Business®

Michele Bridges, Executive Trainer // The Great Game of Business

 

August 25 – 12pm to 1pm CT

Show Me Your MiniGameTM Challenge

Dave Scholten, Certified Coach // The Great Game of Business

 

August 26 – 11am to 1pm CT

Design the Game // The GGOB 10-Step Implementation Process

Dave Scholten, Certified Coach // The Great Game of Business

 

August 31 – 11am to 1pm CT

Play the Game // Using Scoreboards, Huddles and Rewards & Recognition to Drive Engagement

Kevin Walter, Certified Coach // The Great Game of Business

 

September 1 – 11am to 1pm CT

Transitioning to an ESOP

Tom DeSimone + Hillary Hughes, Directors // Prairie Capital Advisors

 

September 2 – 11am to 1pm CT

Sustain the Game // High-Involvement Planning™

Jack O’Riley, Great Game Certified Coach // The Coaching House

 

 

DALLAS EXPERIENCE

Conference Day One - Wednesday, September 8th

 

 10:00am - 12:00pm // Buzz Session, Day One

Kick off the conference with an interactive session that's a mix of ice breakers, networking and intention setting for what you want to learn at the event.

 

 

12pm – Lunch on your own

 

 

1:00 – 5:00pm // Half-Day Workshops

EXCLUSIVE FOR 2021! These half-day workshops are included with all Dallas Experience registrations, no pre-registration required.

 

  • Putting the Fun in Fixing Team Dysfunction

       Chris Hutchinson, CEO // Trebuchet Group

 

  • Vision-Casting // Communicating Your Vision with Clarity

     Alia Stowers, Great Game Certified Coach // Tarath Associates

 

  • 7 Deadliest Workplace Communication Sins

     Skip Weisman, Great Game Certified Coach // Your Championship Company

 

  • Unacceptable // Managing Difficult Behavior

     Merrill Crawford, CEO // Charlie's Plumbing

 

 

6:30 – 9:30pm Thoroughly Modern Meet Up // Offsite Networking Reception

Network with your Great Game peers at D.E.C. on Dragon Street, an original retro-modern industrial statement in the heart of the trendy Design District in Dallas. This indoor / outdoor space with a rooftop bar will feature a live DJ, professional aerial dancers, and a laser light show, along with life-size games on the patio. Guest will have access to a full open bar, along with amazing heavy hors d’oeuvres, such as a barbacoa street taco station, grilled Mexican sweet corn, and cinnamon churros.

 

EXCLUSIVE FOR 2021! The networking reception is included with all Dallas Experience registrations. Food, bar, entertainment and transportation provided.

  

 

DALLAS EXPERIENCE

Conference Day Two –Thursday, September 9th

  

7:45am // Breakfast, provided

 

8:30 - 9:00am // Buzz Session, Day Two

Check in with your Buzz group, share insights, and level set for Day 2.

 

9:00 - 10:45am // Welcome and Opening Keynote + All-Star Rookie of the Year       

 Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer for Netflix, workplace innovator, co-creator of the Netflix Culture Deck, and author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, All-Star Awards: Rich Armstrong, Emcee: Steve Baker

 

11:10am - 12:10pm // Concurrent Session I

  • Know and Teach the Rules // FUNancial Literacy: Make it Personal // Marshall Jespersen + Sandra Margolis / International Cars
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // It Will Never Work Here: GGOB in a Professional Svcs. Firm  // Haley Esposito + Ian Loomer / AMP Creative
  • Stake in the Outcome // The 8th Waste – Great Game and LEAN // Kurt Kidwell / AEP + Ann Casstevens / Great Game Coach, The Great Game of Business
  • Leadership // Play Like a Girl: Women Leading the Game // Alia Stowers / Great Game Coach, Tarath Associates
  • Culture & People // Millennials Rising: The Changing Face of the Modern Workforce // Tonia Morris / Simply HR
  • Sustainability // Leading the Game with the Four Pillars of Leadership // Michele Bridges + Kelley Nichols / Great Game Trainers, The Great Game of Business
  • Small Group Roundtable // CFOs // Facilitated discussion. Space is limited to 20 people, reserve your spot onsite.
  • Make It, Take It // Scoreboard Design Studio // Great Game Certified Coach

 

12:10 – 1:00pm // Networking Lunch, provided                   

Network with other participants in your geographical region.

 

1:00 - 1:45pm // All-Star Team Champions: The Best of the Best

The 22nd annual All-Star Team consists of companies from around the globe who have fully embraced the principles of The Great Game of Business and, as a result, have demonstrated outstanding results. Learn how they did it and the results they’ve seen.   Rich Armstrong / The Great Game of Business + All-Star Champions

 

2:00 – 3:00pm - Concurrent Session II

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Simplify & Demystify High-Involvement Planning // Carrie Richardson / Leadership Springfield
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Out of the Office: Adapting Your GGOB Strategy for Field Employees and Remote Workforce // Samreen Aslam + Bowie DeShazo + Logan Eaton / AMP Creative
  • Stake in the Outcome // 4 Questions for Successful Succession Planning // Tim Stack / Great Game Coach, SRC Holdings Corporation
  • Leadership // Mindfulness in Decision Making // Rob Dube / imageOne
  • Sustainability // Playing the Long Game: Great Game Advice from a 20 Year Veteran // Ed Dorian, Jr. / Dorian Drake
  • Small Group Roundtable // HR Executives // Facilitated discussion. Space is limited to 20 people, reserve your spot onsite.
  • Make It, Take It // MiniGame Design Studio // Great Game Certified Coach

 

3:25 – 4:25pm (some extended longer) - Concurrent Session III

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Building Winning Relationships: GGOB / Zig Ziglar //  Howard Partridge / Great Game Coach, Phenomenal Products + Ziglar, Inc.
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Work It! Own It! A Coach’s Tactics for Driving Line-Item Ownership //  Kevin Walter / Great Game Coach, The Great Game of Business
  • Stake in the Outcome // Playing the Game When You Already Have a Full-Time Job // Dave Scholten / Great Game Coach, The Great Game of Business
  • Leadership // Diversity is an Asset, Inclusion is a Leadership Skill // Gurudev Khalsa / Trebuchet Group
  • Culture & People // 5 Reasons Employees Hate Their Job – And What to Do About It // John Williams / Great Game Coach, Elucidate Resources
  • Sustainability // Recruiting the Next Generation of Business Leaders // Robert Isherwood / Great Game Coach, AMBAC + Charlotte Eckley / Great Game of Bus.
  • Small Group Roundtable // CEOs // Facilitated discussion. Space is limited to 20 people, reserve your spot onsite.
  • Make It, Take It // Scoreboard Design Studio // Great Game Certified Coach

  

6:00-7:00pm – All-Star Cocktail Hour (for all years' All-Star Companies)

For participants who are employees of All-Star finalists and winners from the past 20 years. No RSVP required.

 

6:30 – 9:30pm – Happy Hour + Optional Dine Around

Mix and mingle with fellow conference participants over happy hour drinks at the hotel, then head to nearby Trinity Grove restaurant marketplace. No charge, one drink ticket + transportation provided, each diner responsible for their own check.

 

 

 

DALLAS EXPERIENCE

Conference Day Three –Friday, September 10th

 

7:45am // Breakfast, provided

  

8:30 - 9:00am // Buzz Session, Day Three

Revisit your intentions with your Buzz group and ensure that you're getting all you came to the conference for before you embark on the final day of activities.

 

9:00 - 10:15am // MiniGame Showcase + OBMx Talks + Practitioner Panel        

 Jennifer Wood / Experity + Jeff Hilimire / Dragon Army, Emcee: Steve Baker

 

10:30 - 11:30am // Concurrent Session IV

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Training That Gets Traction // Kellie Jayne Vaughn / Paul Mueller Companies
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Culture & the Power of the Huddle //  Eddy Garcia + Katherine Stekr / HLB Lighting Design
  • Stake in the Outcome // MiniGame Design for All // Ketryna Fares + Joanna Billy / HLB Lighting Design
  • Leadership // 5 Leadership Habits to Enhance Your Game  // Anne-Claire Broughton / Great Game Coach, Broughton Consulting + Wynette Bryant / Great Game Coach, Evergreen Cooperative
  • Culture & People // Humility: A Humble Anarchistic Inquiry  // Ari Weinzweig / Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
  • Sustainability // 5 Ways to Fire Up Your Game // Logan Aguirre / 417 Magazine
  • Small Group Roundtable // Great Game Champions  // Facilitated discussion. Space is limited to 20 people, reserve your spot onsite.
  • Make It, Take It // MiniGame Design Studio // Great Game Certified Coach

 

11:45am - 1:15pm // Closing Keynote + OBMx Talk + All-Star Presentation        

 Jack Stack / SRC Holdings Corp and author of The Great Game of Business, A Stake in the Outcome, and Change the Game + Robert Isherwood / AMBAC, All-Stars: Rich Armstrong, Emcee: Steve Baker

 


DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

Conference Day One - Wednesday, September 8th

 

 

2:30pm - 4:00pm // Digital Stage

Welcome to the 29th Annual Great Game of Business Conference! The emcees on the conference Digital Stage will get you in the game and keep you in the loop about what's going on throughout the conference. Your hosts will share what to expect and what's coming up, give you a peek behind the scenes, introduce you to key players at the conference and the Great Game of Business, and answer questions you may have along the way.

 

 

4:00pm - 4:45pm // Virtual Speed Networking

Mix and mingle with fellow virtual conference participants in our fun and fast-paced speed networking game.

 

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

Conference Day Two –Thursday, September 9th

 

8:30 - 9:00am // Digital Stage

Welcome to Day Two, what to expect, a peek behind the scenes.

 

9:00 - 10:45am // Welcome and Opening Keynote + All-Star Rookie of the Year       

 Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer for Netflix, workplace innovator, co-creator of the Netflix Culture Deck, and author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, All-Star Awards: Rich Armstrong, Emcee: Steve Baker

  

10:45 - 11:00am // Digital Stage

An explanation of breakout sessions and what to expect.

  

11:10am - 12:10pm // Concurrent Session I

Digital Breakout Sessions: these sessions start out with a pre-recorded presentation of the topic, with the speaker answering questions live in the chat. After the presentation, stick around for the fully-interactive group discussion by clicking on the Roundtable link that will appear on the session page in the conference platform.

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Building Winning Relationships: GGOB Meets Zig Ziglar //  Howard Partridge / Great Game Coach, Phenomenal Products + Ziglar, Inc.
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Culture & the Power of the Huddle //  Eddy Garcia + Katherine Stekr / HLB Lighting Design
  • Stake in the Outcome // Creating an Ownership Culture: A Roadmap for Success with Employee Committees //  Danielle Rapp + Erika Eby + Dan Heisler + Caroline Bowenschulte / different SRC divisions
  • Leadership // Diversity is an Asset, Inclusion is a Leadership Skill // Gurudev Khalsa / Trebuchet Group
  • Getting Started // Why Should I Implement the Great Game of Business? // John Williams / Great Game Coach, Elucidate Resources

 

12:10 – 1:00pm // Digital Stage                   

What’s happening, interviews, Meditation with Lisa Warner from AMP Creative.

 

 1:00 - 1:45pm // All-Star Team Champions: The Best of the Best

The 22nd annual All-Star Team consists of companies from around the globe who have fully embraced the principles of The Great Game of Business and, as a result, have demonstrated outstanding results. Learn how they did it and the results they’ve seen.  Rich Armstrong / The Great Game of Business + All-Star Champions

 

2:00 – 3:00pm - Concurrent Session II

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Discovering and Implementing Core Values //  Justin Bontkes + Jerry Pol / Caliber Projects
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Weathering the Storm with GGOB: Practices to Withstand a Recession //  Maura Reinhart + Elizabeth Nilsen / HLB Lighting
  • Stake in the Outcome // MiniGame Design for All // Ketryna Fares + Joanna Billy / HLB Lighting Design
  • Leadership // Millennials Rising: The Changing Face of the Modern Workforce // Tonia Morris / Simply HR

 

3:00 – 3:15pm // Digital Stage 

Recap Day Two, peek at Day Three, behind the scenes interviews.

 

3:25 – 4:25pm (some extended longer) - Concurrent Session III

  • Know and Teach the Rules // Training That Gets Traction // Kellie Jayne Vaughn / Paul Mueller Companies
  • Follow the Action & Keep Score // Leading the Game with the Four Pillars of Leadership // Michele Bridges + Kelley Nichols / Great Game Trainers, The Great Game of Business
  • Stake in the Outcome // It Will Never Work Here: GGOB in a Professional Services Firm //  Haley Esposito + Ian Loomer / AMP Creative
  • Leadership // Humility: A Humble Anarchistic Inquiry // Ari Weinzweig / Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
  • Getting Started // Play to Win: How an Olympic Handball Team Used GGOB Principles to Win Against All Odds // Ilan Kogus / Great Game Certified Coach, Kogus & Associates

 

 DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

Conference Day Three –Friday, September 10th

 

 8:30 - 9:00am // Digital Stage

Welcome to Day Three, insights, interviews.

 

9:00 - 10:15am // MiniGame Showcase + OBMx Talks + Practitioner Panel        

 Jennifer Wood / Experity + Jeff Hilimire / Dragon Army, Emcee: Steve Baker

 

10:15 - 10:30am // Digital Stage

Quick check in.

 

10:30 - 11:30am // Concurrent Session IV

  • Know and Teach the Rules // FUNancial Literacy: Make it Personal // Marshall Jespersen + Sandra Margolis / International Cars
  • Follow the Action and Keep Score // Out of the Office: Adapting Your GGOB Strategy for Field Employees and Remote Workforce //  Samreen Aslam + Bowie DeShazo + Logan Eaton / AMP Creative
  • Stake in the Outcome // Play Like a Girl: Women Leading the Game // Alia Stowers / Great Game Coach, Tarath Associates
  • Leadership // Recruiting the Next Generation of Business Leaders // Robert Isherwood / Great Game Coach, AMBAC + Charlotte Eckley / Great Game of Bus.
  • Getting Started // The Power of Being Authentically You //  Lisa Bien / Lisa Bien Enterprises
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11:45am - 1:15pm // Closing Keynote + OBMx Talk + All-Star Presentation        

 Jack Stack / SRC Holdings Corp and author of The Great Game of Business, A Stake in the Outcome, and Change the Game + Robert Isherwood / AMBAC, All-Stars: Rich Armstrong, Emcee: Steve Baker

 

Pre-Conference DIVIDER

Check out our virtual Pre-Conference Workshops
INCLUDED with ALL Registrations