Breakout Session


August 10th at 2:00PM CST in Capitol Ballroom B

Chief People and Culture Officer at

Psychedelic Therapy: Understanding the Next Employee Benefit 

by Shane Metcalf (He/Him)


Presentation Description

Two factors have paved the way for this conversation. First, the stark reality of our mental health crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic; and its impact on our workforce. And second, the proven safety and efficacy of psychedelic therapy; including the upcoming milestone of making MDMA a medicine.


This conversation will feature HR and business leaders that are already working to introduce psychedelic-assisted therapy as an employer-sponsored, insurance-covered treatment available to employees that stand to benefit. We’ll be holding a discussion to help all HR leaders understand how and why this employee benefit is set to revolutionize our workforces – and beyond.

Speaker Bio:

Shane Metcalf is a keynote speaker who advises on how to build a world class workplace and is one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology. In his role as Chief People Officer and co-founder of 15Five, a highly successful HR software company, Shane leads an award-winning workplace and oversees the people and culture team. He is responsible for architecting a culture that produces positive brain states, and builds deep trust and belonging while driving high performance and engagement. 15Five has won numerous awards including the prestigious Inc. Best Workplaces award, Fast Company’s Most Innovative for 2022, and was ranked #3 in the U.S. on GlassDoor. 15Five has worked with thousands of corporations from around the globe like HubSpot, Spotify, and CreditKarma to create extraordinary, high-performing cultures. As a keynote speaker, Shane aids other HR executives and business leaders to address issues like employee disengagement and turnover, and advises on maximizing organizational health and creating more cohesive leadership teams. His insights have been featured in Inc., Business Insider, Washington Post, Tech Crunch, and Bloomberg. Follow Shane on Twitter and LinkedIn, and listen to him co-host the popular HR Superstars Podcast.