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Board of Directors Forum:The Power of Connectional Intelligence

September 20, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST

The Four Seasons Palo Alto
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Kathy Nunez
(415) 490-3132
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Thank you for your interest in attending our Board of Directors Forum.  Our online registration has been closed for this event.  Please reach out to Kathy Nunez at knunez@bdo.com if you would like to attend.

We would like to invite you to attend our exclusive Board of Directors Forum. This quarterly series presented by BDO USA, LLP features an intimate group format providing a platform for Board Members to discuss hot topics currently impacting public companies.
This quarter we have the opportunity to be enlightened by Erica Dhawan who will lead a discussion on The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Erica is the world’s foremost expert on collaboration and connectional intelligence and was the keynote speaker at the National FEI Summit in Anaheim this year.
In this engaging, fast-paced interactive session, Erica will share insights into how executives can bring out the connectional intelligence of their employees and utilize the talents that different silos, cultures, and generations all bring to the table to become more agile and innovative driving transformational ideas and outcomes. This will be an interactive presentation for leaders who seek to breakthrough generational friction, drive innovation, shift company culture and bring out the untapped connectional intelligence of their entire workforce.
4:00 PM to 5:30 AM - Program

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Networking Reception

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Dinner 
Erica Dhawan is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that helps organizations transform by delivering collaboration across teams, business units, customers and other stakeholders. As one of today’s most provocative business thinkers on the future of work, Erica advises business leaders and companies to lead markets through innovations that matter, create increasing value for customers and clients, deliver sustainable results and ensure future global competitiveness.
Erica Dhawan is the co-author of the bestselling book: Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence rated #1 on What Corporate America is Reading. An in-demand speaker, Erica has spoken, worldwide, to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum at Davos to U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies. Her clients range from Deloitte, Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, and PepsiCo. Her writings have appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. In 2015, Erica was listed on the Thinkers50 RADAR list for the emerging management thinkers around the world most likely to shape the future of business, management and strategy and was named one of Levo 100’s Transformers. She serves as a board member to Deloitte’s Inclusion External Advisory Council and Lufthansa Innovation Hub.
Erica also serves as a member of the Aspen Institute Socrates Society, World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Milken Young Leaders and the Young Entrepreneur Council. She previously worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital and served as a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT Sloan, and BS at the Wharton School.
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