Event Agenda

July 20th 12:00 pm EST

Monday: Maintaining Balance and Open Communication (During Uncertain Times) – Wellness Webinar for all of the Best and Brightest Employees

Even when faced with uncertainty, aspects of life and work can be designed to support balance and facilitate open communication. During her 15 years of working remotely while raising a family and holding the position of COO, Kerry Wekelo developed six guiding principles that can be practiced daily to establish work/life balance. This webinar will explore mindful breathing techniques to reduce stress, handling challenges directly and positively, expanding time with effective communication, infusing life with gratitude, and more. These tried-and-true principles will help you and your team thrive personally and professionally.
***Yoga and Mindfulness Free Classes to all employees of Best and Brightest



9:45 am EST

Pivoting During Uncertain Times

We’re now in the midst of an unprecedented time. For leaders, it can be hard to know the best approach to managing the day to day — and managing for the future. Best-selling Author and CEO Steve Lowisz will address adapting to how you lead, realigning your operations and unfreezing your people.



9:55 am EST

Best and Brightest Winner Celebration



July 22nd 1:00 pm EST

Wednesday: EMBRACING CHANGE AND SUPPORTING A RESILIENT CULTURE

Lunch and Learn Webinar for all of the Best and Brightest employees

Times change: business will boom, then struggle. Our environment is rapidly evolving, causing us to work differently, play differently, and live differently. Being able to adapt and move forward is vital. Today, this is more critical than ever before. What can we learn from the past few months to evolve and strengthen our workplace culture? In this session, we will look at:

How are change and resiliency related?
Why does this topic matter?
What strengths do we need to support and develop?
How do I start to build or enhance a resilient workforce?



5:00 pm EST

Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for a complimentary hour of connection, celebration, interactive demonstrations and games! Choose a digital room when you register and engage with peers from ATL!

July 23rd 9:30 am EST

Thursday: Coffee Connection

Attend the virtual Coffee Connection to network, share best practices, spark great ideas and discuss human resources policies and procedures.

July 23rd 3:00 pm EST

Balancing the Scales: Tips to Initiating and Sustaining Corporate Workplace Equality During Racial Unrest

As crisis surrounds many organizations, some companies have been compelled to respond to the pandemic, racial and civil unrest, and economic inequality. In addition, organizations are faced with defining how to respond to these social concerns purposefully and intentionally within a corporate environment.

This webinar will provide strategic tips to being aware of and establishing a workplace that is engaging for all. We will discuss how to have courageous and sincere conversations about race. A corporate statement alone doesn’t change organizational culture – let’s discuss what works for you and your organization.



July 24th 9:00 am EST

Friday: Brilliance and Iconic Panel Discussion on Culture, Employee Engagement Strategies and Racial Justice

Join us as the consecutive ten-year winners (Brilliance) and consecutive year elite winners (Iconic) of Atlanta share their success story on the strategic initiatives they took to become a year over year Best and Brightest. They will offer insight into their culture and the methods they use to keep their employees engaged. Also shared will be tips on navigating racial justice, workplace diversity, inclusion, and how it requires constant vigilance, education and re-education.