On the heels of the Presidential election, WorldBlu announces its 2013 “WorldBlu Live”. Are you tired of hearing bad economic news? Is your organization in need of significant change? Many successful organizations are implementing democratic principles and reaping the financial benefits. WorldBlu Live can help you learn their techniques.
Would you like to meet and learn from people who are successfully cultivating democratic innovative and open-minded organizations? Your destination is Denver, Colorado this spring. The time to register is now, while rates are at their lowest. Currently there are only 250 spaces available and last year’s event in San Francisco sold out.
WorldBlu Live keynote speakers include:
- Kent Thiry, Chairman + CEO, DaVita
- Traci Fenton, Founder + CEO of WorldBlu
- John Miles, CEO + Chief of What’s Next, Integritive
- Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer, Wooho Inc.
- Blake Jones, President + Co-Founder of Namaste Solar
- Kim Jordan, Co-Founder + CEO, New Belgium Brewing
- Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40
WorldBlu is on a mission to save the world, helping build a democratic work force, with a goal to impact over a billion people. On May 15 & 16, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, leaders from all over the world will gather to promote WorldBlu’s principles of “freedom and democracy in the workplace.”
The theme of the conference will focus on three unique concepts, Design, Leadership, and Style. Leaders will take a closer look at the 10 Principles of Democratic Design, including transparency, integrity and accountability, among others.
WorldBlu will introduce the concept of Freedom by Design (democratic design + freedom-centered leadership = democratic company). Participants will learn essential skills from leaders employing this democratic design in successful world-class organizations. All of this will be done, in style, at the Hyatt Regency in scenic-vibrant downtown Denver. What will leaders share?
- The 10 Principles of Organizational Democracy.
- Breaking rules to achieve better results.
- Writing your own rules to fit to your culture.
- Leading techniques and tools for innovation.
- Tangible skills to implement a democratic work environment.
- Inspirational stories that will energize you!
The WorldBlu conference provides essential tools to cultivate democratic principles that can help move your business to the next level. Industry leaders, such as Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh affirm the approach, “At Zappos, one of our Core Values is to create a positive team and family spirit. WorldBlu is a leader in the efforts to create happy, engaged workplaces and communities.”
Traci Fenton, WorldBlu CEO, suggests “this is more than just a conference, WorldBlu LIVE is an experience that combines a showcase for democratic innovation, a platform for rule-breakers, and an audience of revolutionaries. This is all wrapped in a unique, stylized environment that will leave you inspired, full of fresh ideas, and connected with a world-class community of leaders.”
Who will be attending?
- FORTUNE 500 executives,
- Small and mid-size entrepreneurs,
- Heads of technology, marketing, communication & design,
- Directors of innovation, and
- Start-up entrepreneurs.
Why should you care about cultivating a democratic work environment? Because companies like Zappos have utilized the democratic principles to help them become a “Best Companies to work for 2012.” Tony Hseih will tell you it is part of the reason for their extraordinary growth and key employee retention.
In these dismal economic times, high growth and good employee retention are vital to success. DaVita, a Fortune 500 healthcare company, operates with these democratic principles as well.
DaVita CEO Kent Thiry suggests, “There’s a saying – ‘No one washes a rental car.’ And what it means is that when people don’t feel ownership in something, they value it less and have less of a connection to the organization. That’s why we call ourselves ‘citizens’ of the DaVita Village, not merely residents. Citizens understand they have certain rights and responsibilities. And the principles of democracy help reinforce this citizenship and shared ownership in powerful ways.”
Register today. WorldBlu wants to help you change the world by adopting these democratic principles. WorldBlu is a global network of organizations committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace.
The purpose of WorldBlu is to unleash human potential and inspire freedom by championing the growth of democratic organizations worldwide. Our vision is to see 1 billion people working in free and democratic workplaces. We do this through a range of programs and services that enable business leaders to design, develop, and lead the most successful democratic organizations in the world. If you have questions or require more information, visit the WorldBlu website, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone directly to 1 202 251 8099.