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MiniCultureCon Company Culture

Madison, WI

Hosted at Edgewood College

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

March 28th & 29th, 2019

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March 28th

Thursday, March 28th

Hosted at Edgewood College

Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Hall

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711


4:30PM: Registration & Networking

5:30PM: MiniKeynote Presentations

7:00PM: Happy Hour & Networking

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Samantha Slade


"Going Horizontal - Business Practices Build On Trust and Empathy"

Samantha Slade is a Co-founder of Ecto, a coworking cooperative in her home city Montreal, Canada, and Percolab, an international co-creation and co-design firm, Samantha is driven by the transition to the future of work. With a background in anthropology and education, Samantha pioneers novel organizational models and practices.  Governments, businesses, professional associations and foundations hire Samantha to help tackle their complex challenges. Recently, she co-created a new competency guide to take the HR profession into its future. 


Author of Going Horizontal – Creating a Non-hierarchical Organization, One Practice at a Time (Berrett-Koehler Publishers), Samantha believes that organizations can be a microcosm of the world we want to live in..

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Caleb Campbell

Chief of Staff

Bluetree Network

"Compassion: Change the World from Where You Are"

Raised overseas by parents devoted to traveling the world for non-profit work, Caleb Campbell has had a passion for engaging and motivating people from all walks of life for as long as he can remember. He has spent the past two decades leading positive change for non-profit, academic, healthcare, and IT organizations, and is currently Chief of Staff and culture guardian at Bluetree Network. Bluetree exists to help healthcare organizations around the country better care for their populations, and is equally dedicated to giving back to its own community here in Madison. Caleb moonlights as a motivational speaker and has spoken in over half of our states as well as around the world.

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Denis Collins

Organizational Ethics Expert

Edgewood College

"The Alternative: Creating a Reflective Purpose-Driven Organization"

Denis Collins is a pragmatic idealist, and a Professor of Business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches classes in management and business ethics. He’s been advocating for socially responsible organizations since his supermarket managing days, and upon getting his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. His latest books, Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations and Essentials in Business Ethics: Creating an Organization of High Integrity and Superior Performance, provide practical "how-to" examples and best practices on every area of managing ethics inside organizations. His almost finished current book is about what to do after implementing all the best practices in business ethics and employees are still not behaving well. Denis has also won several teaching and service awards, and has survived life-threatening cancer a few times.

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Annette Miller

CEO and Owner

EQT by Design, LLC

"Compassion within Culture and Inclusion"

Annette Miller's professional experience has created an individual who seeks to make a difference everyday with intention. Her passion is ensuring inclusion and engagement is front and center in her work. She has strong policy and analytic skills, a wide network of community, government and business relationships, and extensive networks and relationships within Madison and Dane County's diverse populations. A key strength is as a connector between community, business, and nonprofits; which she believes results in developing and implementing ideas and strategies that are inclusive, and resilient which produces a strong community backbone. 

Registration is Closed
March 29th

Friday, March 29th

Hosted at Edgewood College

Washburn Heritage Room, Predolin Hall

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711


8:00AM: Registration and Networking (includes breakfast)

9:00AM: Workshop begins (includes lunch)

4:00PM: Adjourn

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Going Horizontal Workshop 

Led by Samantha Slade

Take a deep dive with Samantha Slade (founder of PercoLab and author of Going Horizontal) on Friday, March 29 at Edgewood College.


In this full day workshop you will develop your horizontal leadership mindset and practices, build peer coaching skills, and develop ways you can use your personal leadership to create impact in your workplace.


The registration includes the full day event – a chance to really get to know the author – a copy of Going Horizontal, and four virtual book group meetings.  (The workshop will be prefaced with the opportunity to read and discuss Going Horizontal through a virtual book group beginning in beginning in February, to be held at noon CST  – Fridays 2/15, 2/22, 3/8 and 3/15 – with others who will be attending! You may invite friends and colleagues to join you online during the book group sessions at no cost.  Let’s build a horizontal community!)

Registration is Closed

*We want to make sure that there are no financial barriers to attending this workshop. A limited amount of discounts are available. Please contact us for more information by January 15th, 2019. Discounts will be issued to qualifying individuals by January 31st, 2019  

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