The Arbinger Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

We have an incredible lineup of speakers for the keynotes and breakout sessions at the summit this year! Our speakers will be providing valuable insights and sharing how the outward mindset has impacted them and their organization.

By The Arbinger Institute | July 08, 2022

What’s in Store for Summit 2022?

The Arbinger Summit was established to inspire, educate, and provide a space for people to network and learn from each other. This year’s theme is ‘Belong’ and our keynotes will be highlighting what our teams, organizations, or the world can look like if we all felt like we belonged. Inclusion and belonging go hand-in-hand. Creating an inclusive environment is what ignites belonging—belonging is ensuring that everyone feels safe and can bring their true and best selves to work.

The Arbinger Summit is going to be taking place August 22-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s going to be a two-day event composed of memorable keynotes, engaging breakout sessions, and connecting with leaders in different industries and around the world. After the summit, you will have the opportunity to attend Outward Inclusion and Outward Leadership workshops which will be available at heavily discounted rates.

Who will be Speaking at the Summit?

We have an incredible lineup of speakers for the keynotes and breakout sessions at the summit this year! Our speakers will be providing valuable insights and sharing how the outward mindset has impacted them and their organization. Here’s everyone that will be speaking at Summit 2022:


Carolyn Morrow is the Recruiting and Development Manager for GVEC. She teaches employees how to use Arbinger concepts to grow both professionally and personally.


Howard Matalon is an accomplished legal advisor with 30 years of experience and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). He is currently an equity partner of OlenderFeldman LLP in charge of the firm’s Employment Practices and Litigation Group.


Dr. Chris Wallace is an executive coach, clinical psychologist, and senior consultant for Arbinger. Dr. Wallace has facilitated Arbinger outward mindset and leadership development training for over 20 years. He is an expert in Arbinger’s conflict transformation process, bringing diverse groups and teams in conflict back to a state of high functioning collaboration and productivity.


Rob Purdie is an Enterprise Agile Coach at Cisco. Along with being a certified Arbinger facilitator, he is also a trained ToP Facilitator, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.


Danielle Sparandera is a leader at IBM, responsible for the CIO Ways of Working. Her teams provide programs to enhance Agile skills, promote a sense of community across CIO offices, and increase operational efficiencies as part of their commitment to promoting the best possible employee experience.


Joelle El Helou is the managing director of Arbinger Middle East. Joelle is dedicated to helping people become aware of what is holding them back. She has developed programs and given speeches for organizations, audiences, and teams in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East.


Desmond Lomax is a clinical mental health therapist who worked in the field of law enforcement and corrections for over 20 years. He is also a Senior Consultant, Facilitator, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert for the Arbinger Institute.


Dr. Sito Narcisse serves as the Superintendent of Schools of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Dr. Narcisse, a son of Haitian immigrants, relocated to Long Island, New York, with his family in an effort to provide a better life for himself and his siblings. As an English language learner, Dr. Narcisse acquired the skills necessary to overcome the social and academic challenges that millions of students face today.


Carey Jones is the Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 20 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She has performed duties as an Aggressor, operations officer, and squadron commander for the unit responsible for producing all Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures.


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These remarkable leaders from various industries will be presenting keynotes and breakout sessions brimming with immeasurable knowledge, their firsthand experience with the outward mindset, and authentic stories you won’t want to miss out on. Click here to see the full agenda.

What workshops will be available?

The networking, learning, and community-building won't just end at the summit. After the summit, you will have the opportunity to go through Outward Inclusion & Outward Inclusion Train the Trainer or Outward Leadership & Outward Leadership Train the Trainer at discounted rates (just $125 per Workshop)!

Outward Inclusion is a transformational way of addressing equity, diversity, and inclusivity in your organization. This workshop guides participants to explore and challenge their bias, have authentic conversations, and provides practical tools and resources to sustain an inclusive environment in your organization.

The Outward Leadership workshop is designed to significantly advance leaders’ abilities to implement outward mindset ways of working within their teams and organizations. It equips leaders with a suite of 38 practical tools to ensure they and their employees are working with an outward mindset.

So, if you’ve been thinking about attending an Arbinger workshop, becoming a certified Arbinger facilitator, or simply sharpening your leadership skills, the summit is the best time to go for it!

Will You Be Attending?

Ready to pack your bags and come on over to Salt Lake City for the Arbinger Summit? Register today!

If you're still debating whether to attend Arbinger Summit 2022 or are attempting to persuade management that it will be a wise investment, check out our blog: Seven Reasons to Attend the Arbinger Summit.