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Breakout Session

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Presentation Details

If you want a culture fueled by inspiration and original ideas, you must find new ways to encourage your people to bring their imaginations to work. In this upbeat, colorful session, get a behind-the-scenes peek at Hallmark’s renowned creative community — one of the largest in the world. Hear from Kristi Heeney-Janiak, Senior Director of Employee Experience, about Hallmark’s collective journey toward a more clearly defined sense of purpose and how a renewed commitment to pure exploration, artistic expression, and craft leads to a more inspired and engaged workforce.

After this session, you'll learn how:

  1. Innovative initiatives like #My5Days and the Talent Exchange encourage talent at Hallmark to step away from the day-to-day to connect with the world around them, take risks, learn new skills, and gain new perspectives and then bring that new thinking back to their work.

  2. To define and foster a sense of purpose, which translates to building an effective and inspiring culture.

  3. To step away to learn and explore and bring new thinking and perspectives back into your work.


Speaker Bio:

Kristi is a Senior Director of Employee Experience for Hallmark, leading Culture and Talent Development for one of the world’s largest creative organizations. Along her 30-year journey at Hallmark, she discovered her passion for coaching talent and elevating the skills and mindsets of current and future Hallmark leaders. She now leads global efforts to create an engaging culture by inspiring a sense of purpose and community. Kristi has built partnerships with brands like Disney, Starbucks and Tiffany & Co—sharing best practices in fostering culture and encouraging personal development. That expanded perspective lets her break away from typical processes and infuse new thinking among Hallmark’s leaders worldwide.

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