The Events Team at Great Place to Work relies on the collaboration and teamwork of not only GPTW staff but of creative, logistics and visual partners to produce the highest quality experience for our GPTW community at the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit (GPTW4ALL). In our efforts to exhibit our Values of Care, Be Curious, Champion One Team, One Mission, Excel and Act with Integrity, we have created these guideposts around our collaboration and execution of each event. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, our intent is to ensure we can clearly live the values and behaviors as we work to spread our mission as advocates of creating great places to work For All.
As members of Great Place to Work, we commit to
Creating a warm, inviting and hospitable space so that all who participate are challenged to extend themselves past their comfort zones, and bring their full selves.
- Assembling a stage that invites all participants to exhibit curiosity and a growth mindset.
- Fostering connections with, and among attendees, helping each participant to advocate For All within their own organizations.
- Providing an exceptional, impactful and inspirational quality experience, leveraging both small and large moments throughout the planning, onsite and post-event phases.
- Working efficiently with one another, valuing the time, talents and treasures of each member of our team and of our partners’ teams.
- Consistently staying authentic, with each decision driven by the question, “What’s best for cultivating the growth and strength of our GPTW4ALL community?”
- Working towards creating an experience of of equity for all who attend, which includes but is not limited to
- Ensuring that diversity within our speaker community is at the forefront of our program curation by
- Fully representing the spectrum of roles and responsibilities of all within our GPTW4ALL community.
- Having 50/50 gender parity
- Increasing our inclusion of leaders of color by at least 20% over last year
- Considering all aspects of an attendees' experience, including identifying limitations and barriers that may prevent an attendee from participating fully in the Summit experience by
- Implementing an Accessibility Specialist to be the main point of contact for any special needs that any of our attendees may have during Summit week.
- Understanding that we must incorporate different ways of sharing information, acknowledging the diverse ways that adults learn.
- Ensuring that all our visuals, including branding and signage is accessible to all.
- Creating diverse opportunities for both extroverts and introverts to make meaningful connections throughout the Summit week.
- Communicating and ensuring all attendees, staff and partners are aware of and adhere to our Anti-Harassment Policy.
- Cultivating our next generations of leaders through our Emerging Leaders Program.
- Responding directly to each inquiry in a timely manner.
- Ensuring that we reach attendees via communication as much as possible.