Simpli5’s Leaders’ Summit is back! This year, on October 4th and 5th, we are virtually gathering once again to REFRAME our perspectives – of ourselves, our relationships, how we show up to and approach our work, and how we think about the future.
These two days together will allow us to shift our mindsets and return to our work and lives refreshed and ready to tackle the things that previously made us feel stuck.
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Our Keynote Address will be given by Edie Weiner

Edie Weiner is President and CEO of The Future Hunters, one of the world’s leading futurist consulting firms. She has served over 400 clients identifying opportunities in the areas of marketing, product development, investment, strategic planning, human resources and public affairs. Clients have ranged from national governments to the Fortune 500. Edie has keynoted hundreds of conferences (including The World Economic Forum in Davos and TEDx), and has guest lectured at various prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Wharton, U.S. Army War College, U.S. Naval War College, among others.

At 29, she became the youngest outside woman ever elected to a corporate board. Her many articles have appeared in publications like The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She wrote four books, and her latest, FutureThink, was a global bestseller, translated into many languages.

Edie served on over 30 Boards and Advisory Boards, now including the US Comptroller General’s Advisory Board. Past boards include José Limón Dance Foundation (Chair), UNUM Corporation, First Unum Corp., CompUSA, the Fashion Group International, ThinkQuest New York City (Chair), Boardroom Inc., the SyFy Channel, Independent Agents & Brokers of New York, GOSO (Getting Out and Staying Out), the Women’s Leadership Exchange, and the Women’s Forum. Ms. Weiner is a member of the Women’s Forum, a co-founder of the Belizean Grove and Women Corporate Directors, and has received over 30 awards and citations, including the Fashion Group International's Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), NOW New York’s 2011 Woman of Power and Influence, and The World Future Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Panel Discussion with Karen Gordon, Susan O’Malley, and Heather Currier Hunt


Karen Gordon is the venerated President and CEO of 5 Dynamics. As an Author, educator, and entrepreneur, Karen brings to the table over 20 years of experience leading organizations to reach their highest potential. Karen is a two-time Inc. 500 Honoree, former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and included in the Dallas Top 25. A tireless worker, Karen thrives on helping companies create collaborative cultures that accelerate team performance.

Susan O’Malley currently serves as the Global Head of Strategy for Personalized Medicine at Genentech/Roche. In this role, she brings together creative leadership with decision making and long-term futures-thinking. Previously, she spent almost a decade at the design and innovation firm IDEO.

Heather Currier Hunt is Perkins&Will’s Global Director of Learning & Development and an Associate Principal. She designs and embodies the conditions for others to find their strengths, see things for themselves that were previously unimagined, and make a plan to achieve it.

These three powerhouses will be taking you on a journey through showing up as your whole self, deepening your understanding of others, and the moment that work is in and we for one can’t wait to learn from them.

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Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer Reframes his Approach to Healthcare

Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer, board certified in internal medicine, is Founder and Chair of Primary Care Progress, as well as a practicing clinician, medical educator, and leadership consultant. With nearly twenty years of experience in advocacy, he regularly writes and speaks on current trends in primary care, community organizing strategies to advance primary care reform, and the emerging model of Relational Leadership™.


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Kevin Bishop Does Technology Differently

Kevin Bishop is a talent leader at LinkedIn with a passion for creating and facilitating transformational development experiences. His coaching, leadership development, team effectiveness, and diversity, equity, and inclusion work have helped hundreds of people unlock their individual and collective magic and grow careers they love.

Since starting out as an actor and singer, Kevin’s career has wound through multiple industries and organizations.

Prior to joining LinkedIn, he spent time with organizations such as Kraft Heinz, Spencer Stuart, and Aon delivering highly successful development programs for leaders at every level.

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Moderated Discussion with Diego Navarro

Diego Navarro founded the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) in 2002 and is an Emeritus Professor at Cabrillo College after 16 years of teaching at this Hispanic-Serving community college. He helps colleges improve their teaching and learning through delivering professional development workshops, and supporting the redesign of courses to incorporate affective / non-cognitive approaches and embed 21st century skills development. ACE has been studied extensively and replicated at numerous colleges.

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Schedule of Events

DAY ONE - Wednesday, October 4th

Start time is 8:00am PDT/10:00am CDT

10:00am - Opening Remarks

10:10am - CEO Welcome

10:30am - Keynote Address

12:00pm - Break

12:10pm - Tracks Begin
Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer
Kevin Bishop

1:00pm - Conversation with Surprise Guest Artist

1:30pm - Closing Comments


DAY TWO - Thursday, October 5th

Start time is 8:00am PDT/10:00am CDT

10:00am - Opening Remarks

10:10am - Panel Discussion

11:30am - Break

11:45am - Moderated Discussion with Diego Navarro

12:30pm - Activity: Networking Reframed

12:50pm - Artist Reveal

1:00pm - Closing Comments