Summer Webinar Series

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Bright Minds and BIG Ideas

Improve personal and team performance, become a better leader, and navigate workplace challenges.

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WEBINAR Speakers
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Priya Parker
Author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters and founder of Thrive Labs
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Bonnie St. John
Former Paralympic skier, author of Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy and former director of the White House National Economic Council
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Charles Duhigg
New York Times Journalist and Author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better
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Joseph Grenny
Coauthor of Crucial Conversations and cofounder of Crucial Learning
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David Allen
Author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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Susan David
Ph.D., psychologist and author of the bestselling book Emotional Agility
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Emily Gregory
Coauthor of Crucial Conversations and chief growth officer at Crucial Learning
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Scott Robley
Client solutions engineer and master trainer at Crucial Learning
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Justin Hale
Training designer and master trainer at Crucial Learning

FREE Registration

Register and get access to each webinar in the series. Attendance is limited to the first 3,000 participants, but we’ll send you a recording of each webinar following the event—in case you can’t attend or can’t join.

Series Events and Schedule

Crucial Conversations for Today’s Communication Challenges
May 10 | 11am MT | Joseph Grenny

Crucial Learning’s research shows 9 out of 10 people have felt emotionally or physically unsafe to speak their mind more than once in the past 18 months. And it’s not surprising when the topics of the day are volatile, divisive, and controversial. Too often, people feel they can be honest or respectful, but not both. So rather than speak their mind and risk losing a valued relationship, feeling unsafe, or simply creating unwanted drama, they resort to silence. Dialogue and progress halts.

But the truth is, we’ve always struggled to speak up – it’s just harder in today’s volatile social landscape. In this webinar, Joseph Grenny, author of the long-running New York Times bestseller, Crucial Conversations, shares research-backed skills for speaking up to anyone about anything. You’ll learn:

  • Skills to turn disagreement into constructive dialogue.
  • How to create safety around even the most controversial of topics.
  • Dialogue skills to both listen and be heard.

The 3 Keys of Overcoming Burnout
May 24 | 11am MT | David Allen & Justin Hale

New research from Crucial Learning shows 1 in 4 people are burned out. And yet burnout can’t be solved by magically gaining a 25th hour in the day. Rather, alleviating burnout starts with taking back control of your time and attention. You CAN have a lot to do, and not feel burned out by it.

In this webinar, Justin Hale, training designer at Crucial Learning, sits down with David Allen, author of world-wide bestseller Getting Things Done, to teach and discuss strategies for controlling your stress and tackling your workload amidst turmoil and disruption. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a system for capturing incoming tasks and commitments.
  • Organize tasks effectively and thus facilitate clear thinking on next steps.
  • Identify when and how to say no to more responsibilities.

Virtual Fireside Chat: The New Era of (Re)gathering
June 7 | 11am MT | Priya Parker & Emily Gregory

In her bestseller, The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive–which they don’t have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.

In this webinar, join Emily Gregory, chief growth officer at Crucial Learning and coauthor of Crucial Conversations, as she interviews Priya Parker, founder of Thrive Labs and author of The Art of Gathering. In their conversation they’ll discuss:

  • How to design better events: what works, what doesn’t, and why.
  • How to create meaning and purpose in every gathering.
  • Exciting ideas with real-world applications to make your next gathering great, whether its live, virtual, or hybrid.

The Gap to Greatness: How to Coach Top Performers
June 21 | 11am MT | Scott Robley

Today’s leaders must be more than bosses managing job descriptions – they must be coaches who develop people. Effective coaches not only inspire underperforming team members, but also lead all-stars to even greater heights.
In this webinar, Scott Robley, master trainer and director of professional services at Crucial Learning, will share ways you can improve your organization and more importantly, your people, through effective, personal coaching. You’ll learn:

  • What it means to be a coach.
  • How to apply the six sources of influence to your leadership efforts.
  • How to both inspire and enable greatness.

Courageous Humility: Leading with Resilience in These Challenging Times
July 12 | 11am MT | Bonnie St. John

Leaders at all levels face unprecedented challenges: a pandemic, protests in the streets, racial discrimination, political tension, and more. Yet, in an increasingly polarized society, it can feel difficult, even impossible, to communicate about and address these difficult topics. Corporate leaders cannot afford to stay silent as these world issues impact us at work and home. But how do you navigate such sentinel and emotional events in a way that builds connection rather than resentment?

In this webinar, Bonnie St. John, former Paralympic skier, former director of the White House National Economic Council and author of Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, and Energy, will share:

  • How to transform uncomfortable situations into opportunities to build relationships.
  • Why the rules of “politically correct” no longer foster greater understanding and collaboration.
  • Fresh, practical tools to help discuss sensitive subjects and situations.

The Habits of High Performers
July 26 | 11am MT | Charles Duhigg

Small, daily habits are unparalleled predictors of long-term outcomes. What we do today determines what we achieve tomorrow. Yet we often find ourselves at the mercy of habit, stuck in routines that yield unwanted results.

Too often we think of just the routine—what we call the habit—and overlook the other critical components to habit formation—the cue and reward. When people learn how to dissect their habits and examine the various parts contributing to the routine, they can better engineer the habits they want.

In this webinar, Charles Duhigg, New York Times journalist and author of The Power of Habit, will explain the science behind how our habits work. You’ll learn:

  • How leaders use habits to drive success in themselves and their teams.
  • How to develop new habits and kick bad habits.
  • How to harness the power of habit to cue behavior in yourself and others.

Emotional Agility
August 9 | 11am MT | Susan David

Leaders are demanding more flexibility, teaming, customer-centricity, innovation, and inclusiveness from their culture and talent. At the same time, increasing organizational complexity conspires against these outcomes, leading to rigidity, black-and-white thinking, and transactional relationships. Organizational agility can’t really exist without the psychological and emotional agility of its leaders and employees.

In this webinar, Susan David, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Emotional Agility, will help attendees learn:

  • How getting hooked by thoughts, emotions and stories stops us, and our organizations, from thriving.
  • The critical, internal psychological habits that enable employees to engage others across organizations in order to thrive personally and build better teams.
  • Why emotional agility is a critical skill set and how to cultivate emotional agility in our lives and organizations.

Talking in the Dark: How to Become a Better Listener
August 23 | 11am MT | Emily Gregory

Rapid technological advances have given us infinitely more ways to communicate with people across time and space. Yet many of us feel more disconnected than ever from other human beings. Why? What drives our sense of connection or disconnection to others? How can we use (or step away from) technology to foster more meaningful connections?
In this webinar, Emily Gregory, co-author of Crucial Conversations, shares research and insight into how you can build empathetic relationships across the digital divide. You’ll learn:

  • What you can do and say when experiencing disconnection.
  • When listening is more effective than speaking to establish connection.
  • How to create psychological safety without relying on body language.
Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t attend all the webinars?

You do not need to attend all the webinars. Registration for the series gives you access to all the live virtual webinars as well as most webinar recordings which you can view when convenient for you. Live attendance is capped at 3,000 participants, so if you can’t get in, you will be emailed the recording within 24 – 48 hours post event. Please note that Priya Parker’s webinar will not be available on-demand. All other webinars will be available for on-demand viewing.

How much does this cost?

There is no cost to register. The Crucial Learning Summer Webinar Series is valued at $499, but we are offering it free.

Can I register for just one webinar and not all eight?

No. Registration gives you access to all eight virtual webinars. Feel free to attend as few or as many webinars as you’d like, or as your schedule allows.

Can I download the webinar and use it for other purposes?

No. We do not provide download access to the webinar recordings. You can stream on-demand recordings of most of them from our site for free until October 1, 2022.

Can I download the webinar slides?

No. The slides are not available for download. However, you can view the webinar recording as many times as you’d like while they are posted on our site until October 1, 2022.

Could I bring in one of these speakers to my organization?

Yes! All of these speakers are available and interested in sharing their insights with your teams and organization. Email us and we can get you in touch with the appropriate contact for your preferred speaker.

I tried to attend a webinar, but it said it was full, what now?

Live webinar participation is capped at 3,000 participants and is available on a first-come, first-served basis so logon early to secure your spot. If you were not able to participate in the live webinar, we will send you the archive recording of most events within 24 to 48 hours after the webinar ends and you can view it then. Note all webinars will be available on-demand with the exception of Priya Parker’s webinar on June 7.