DX Leadership Symposium

Learn how to put people first

and make your organization the envy of your industry.

September 25, 2019

The Union League Club of Chicago


Shape an organization worth working for.

Today’s talent has different priorities and they want to work with leaders who share them. Workforce values and people-first thinking. These are the building blocks of the modern workplace. Our 2019 Leadership Symposium is the first step in helping you and your organization get there.

In a single day of progressive speakers sharing the latest research and hands-on learning, we’ll help you diagnose the challenges you and your leadership team face and meet the demands of today’s top talent. Your people are your organization’s biggest asset, and this symposium will help you make the most of it.

What you’ll learn


The values shaping the modern workplace


What today’s top talent expects from an organization


The top talent challenges you need to focus on


The leadership habits that will keep your organization competitive


What data is telling us about the modern workplace


How to cultivate a culture that’s the envy of your industry

When:   Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 8am – 4:30pm

Where:  The Union League Club of Chicago | 65 W. Jackson Blvd. | Chicago, Illinois

Why:      To break from the bad and learn to lead by looking out for your people

Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 8am – 4:30pm

The Union League Club of Chicago | 65 W. Jackson Blvd. | Chicago, Illinois

To break from the bad and learn to lead by looking out for your people

The future of your organization’s culture starts here.



  • Full-day conference pass
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  • Light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments provided


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  • Up to 4 passes per team
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  • Up to 8 passes per table
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*Discounts reflected at the team and table price level effective until August 15, 2019

Compassion in Action: partial proceeds of the DX Leadership Symposium will be donated to these charities- Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee and Junior Achievement.
Tickets are non-refundable, but transferable. To transfer your ticket, please send an email to events@dx-learning.com

Spark positive change and make it stick.

Symposium Highlights: Working with progressive organizations and leaders.

The Modern Workplace:

Opening Remarks


Learn what we mean by the modern workplace, why it matters, who’s shaping it and how your organization can evolve to be one with DX Learning founder Alex Draper.


The Modern Workplace:

Why it matters


Gain insights into the biggest challenges facing organizations globally today and how your organization can get ahead of them with ManpowerGroup Chairman & CEO Jonas Prising and Executive VP of Global Strategy and Talent Mara Swan, two of the nation’s leaders in global workforce solutions.


The Modern Workplace:

What the best are doing about it


Get into the data behind this evolution in workplace values and culture, learn what the world’s top performing organizations are focusing on and hear how you can better prepare for your organization’s future with Kevin Martin, the Chief Research Officer for the human capital research firm i4CP.


The Modern Workplace:

How you can make a change now


Spend the second half of your day engaged in progressive, hands-on learning experiences designed to help learn what is getting in the way of your organization’s performance and map the leadership solutions needed to improve.

Pick one of the habit shifters below to tailor your afternoon with learning that matters most to you.


The Alignment Shift

Learn to stop the blame game, provide clarity, motivate and steer your teams in the right direction.


The Empowerment Shift

Unleash the inner potential of your teams and learn to trust in your most valuable asset: your people.


The Feedback Shift

Create a culture of continuous improvement by learning to effectively give and receive regular informal feedback.


All of our habit shifters are part of the C.A.R.E. model, a proprietary diagnostic tool designed to help you map the behavioral leadership changes your organization needs.

Meet our speakers

Jonas Prising
Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup

Jonas Prising is passionately focused on the workforce of tomorrow.
A recognized expert on the labor market and the world of work trends, Jonas brings with him more than 20 years of experience helping organizations overcome workforce challenges. He is the Chairman and CEO of ManpowerGroup, one of the world’s leading innovators in helping companies unleash the power of their people.

Kevin Martin
Chief Research Officer, i4CP

Kevin Martin leads i4CP’s research operations. He is a visionary in human resources and talent management, having produced hundreds of research assets into best practices for organizations. Recognized as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers to follow on Twitter, his insights are sought after by organizations seeking to stand out in the search for top talent.


Adam Fridman
Adam Fridman
Founder & CEO, ProHabits

Adam Fridman is a seasoned entrepreneur and startup veteran who believes that brands are a reflection of culture—and exceptional cultures happen when people pursue purpose together. He is co-author of the best-selling book, The Science of Story, and creator of ProHabits, a psychology-based software that helps organizations understand the obstacles preventing engagement. Through his work, Adam inspires organizations to support their people’s personal and professional growth for a more engaged culture.

Mara Swan
EVP of Global Talent & Strategy, ManpowerGroup

A veteran Human Resources professional, Mara Swan is a vocal proponent for the advancement of women in the leadership, millennials in the workforce and progressive skills development. A published author who was recently named one of the 15 Most Powerful Women in HR, she is a passionate voice for organizations as they navigate today’s most pressing workforce challenges.

Alex Draper
President & Founder, DX Learning

Alex Draper founded DX Learning on the principle that leadership development was not moving as fast as the demands of the modern workplace. His research culminates in 18 years of working intimately with more than 10,000 leaders from all over the world, learning what works and what doesn’t from the people that matter the most: the people themselves. An outspoken advocate for change in the industry, Alex is helping lead the renaissance for a modern workplace that puts humans back on top of the priority list.


This could be you

Why leaders choose DX Learning


“The 2018 DX Symposium was an opportunity for me to step back, listen, engage and open up to expand my leadership perspective. There are many dimensions to leadership, and the challenge for modern leaders is keeping up with the high expectations of our colleagues, our peers, the board and stakeholders, while change is accelerating around us. I highly recommend the DX Symposium to any person, no matter your role, as an opportunity to enhance your leadership perspective.”



Let’s change the workplace as we know it.

Still wondering how your organization can benefit from the DX Leadership Symposium? Let us know. We're always game to chat about the value of people-first thinking.