No Excuses! How Any Leader Can Turn a Workplace Into a Great One!

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn practical, research-based guidance to address employee engagement and creating a high trust workplace.
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Join Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell as they examine the most common excuses managers use for why they are unable to create a great workplace. They will share what they have learned from their research, provide case studies and examples, and offer practical guidance on creating a place where people want to work, and succeed. This session aims to show that any organization can be a great one, and how you can make the difference.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Michael Burchell


Michael Burchell, Ed.D. is a consultant, international speaker and author. A corporate vice president at the Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc., he oversees business development of multinational clients across the affiliate network, and supports the Institute’s growth and development world-wide. He also co-owns Great Place to Work® Institute UAE based in Dubai. Prior to joining the Institute, Michael worked at W. L. Gore & Associates, and the University of Massachusetts. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and also holds degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Southern California. Michael is the co-author, with Jennifer Robin, of The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters.

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Jennifer Robin, Ph.D.

Robin, Ph.D.

Jennifer Robin is a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Consultant at Great Place to Work®. A former Senior Consultant with the company, she led the Advisory Practice, helping senior leaders integrate their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace. She has coauthored two books, one entitled The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters released in January 2011, and a second entitled A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World. Jennifer has experience in diverse industries such as manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, professional services, and healthcare.

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Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
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