Arbinger Summit

Whether you have been implementing Arbinger’s work for years or just started, you will leave feeling ready to influence change in your organization with new tools and resources. When there are hundreds of people all working to achieve the same goal in the same room, there is an energy that you won’t find anywhere else.

By The Arbinger Institute | May 10, 2022

At Arbinger, we talk a lot about being curious. In our jobs, homes, and our community, we want to always be open to new possibilities and opportunities. This is also a key component of living with an outward mindset. To see people as people and truly understand how we can help influence positive change starts with a genuine curiosity about the people you are surrounded by. Many leaders and organizations have seen firsthand how the outward mindset can transform individuals, teams, and cultures.

The Summit was started to inspire, educate, and create a space for people to network and learn from each other. If you’re looking to be inspired to keep living with an outward mindset the Summit is where you belong.

If you’re curious about what the Summit will look like this year, keep reading and find out more details and see how to register.

What is the Arbinger Summit?

The Arbinger Summit is an annual event to help Arbinger facilitators and leaders gain a deeper understanding of the outward mindset principles. For those who are leading outward change in their organization, this is a unique experience you will be able to attend keynotes, break-out sessions, and network with leaders just like you.

The theme for this year’s event is, Belong. People thrive where they feel safe and accepted for who they are and who they want to become. For this to be successful, there needs to be a fundamental mindset focused on seeing people as people.

Harvard Business Review names belonging as the key factor in a 56% increase in job performance, a 50% drop in turnover, and a 75% reduction in sick days.

The Arbinger Summit will give you the tools to learn how to create a culture of belonging that retains and attracts top talent.

Why should you Attend the Arbinger Summit?

The Arbinger Summit offers a unique opportunity to connect with your peers and reignite your passion for the outward mindset. Whether you have been implementing Arbinger’s work for years or just started, you will leave feeling ready to influence change in your organization with new tools and resources. When there are hundreds of people all working to achieve the same goal in the same room, there is an energy that you won’t find anywhere else.

Keep reading to find out specifically what you will experience at the Arbinger Summit.


Breakout Sessions

Learning from leaders around the globe and Arbinger facilitators will give you new ideas that will magnify your impact at work, at home, and in your community. We have designed the Summit to bring value at every turn. Our goal is for you to walk away feeling excited and equipped to #TurnTheWorldOutward.

Over the two days of the Summit, there are 12 breakout sessions you can attend to dive deeper into specific topics. These sessions are led by Senior Arbinger Facilitators who have successfully implemented the outward mindset in organizations big and small. What people love most is the ability to ask any question and receive an answer tailored to your needs.

Here is a list of our breakout sessions to choose from:

The Great Retention Revolution: Reimagining Employment Relationships
Howard Matalone ESQ, Equity Partner, OlenderFeldman LLP
Outward Mindset and Agile Transformation
Rob Purdie, Enterprise Agile Coach, Cisco
Danielle Sparandera, Director of Design OPS and Agile, IBM
Stay With People, Change With People
Sito Narcisse, Superintendent of Schools of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Intentional Employee Experience: The Intersection of Outward Mindset & Design Thinking
Amy Haworth, Executive Coaching, Innovative Talent Program Advisory
Becoming an Inclusive Leader
Michelle Loveday, Consultant at Jordan School District, Owner/Founder of Love-Day Educational Consulting and RISE Virtual Academy

See the full agenda here!

Post-Summit Workshops

If you’ve been wanting to go through an Arbinger workshop, this is your sign. After the 2-day Summit, you have the opportunity to go through Outward Inclusion & Outward Inclusion Train the Trainer or Outward Leadership & Outward Leadership Train the Trainer for just $125/Workshop. This is a savings of over $600. This is the best deal you’ll ever find with an Arbinger workshop, don’t miss out.

What is Outward Inclusion?

The Outward Inclusion workshop guides participants through a process of self-discovery to uncover unconscious bias and become equipped with practical tools to drive equity and inclusion within their teams and across the organization

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Create conditions that foster safe, honest, self-reflective, and productive dialogues
  • Understand the origin and progression of bias
  • Explore stereotyping, labeling, and exaggerating differences and their impact
  • Apply frameworks and tools to reduce bias and influence change

What is Outward Leadership?

This one-day program 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. Participants are equipped to use all 38 tools and leave the workshop with a specific plan for implementing the tools to address their pressing organizational issues.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop accountable people
  • Understand how to improve collaboration within teams and organization
  • Gain practical tools to resolve conflict and build relationships with team members
  • Acquire new tools to help interview, onboard, hire, and supervise with an outward mindset

Be Inspired

If you’ve been through an Arbinger workshop or have read one of our books, you know how the material can inspire you. It feels like an awakening to a completely new way of seeing people and the world that can actually make a difference. If you’ve had that experience and you’re feeling like you need another dose of inspiration, the Summit is where you need to be.

To start, we have 10 keynote speakers set to share stories of success and insights on how to achieve success in your organization. These speakers are from small and large organizations from around the world, all leading change through the outward mindset. For those looking to get unstuck and get inspired to do the work that makes a difference, you won’t want to miss these keynotes. Here is a list of our speakers and their topics:

Turn the World Outward Awards

One of our favorite parts of the Summit is the Turn the World Outward Awards. Each year we find 3 organizations or people who are exhibiting what it means to be #TurnTheWorldOutward. Not only does this shed light on the power of the outward mindset, but it also inspires people to keep doing the work. For anyone who is in the trenches, these stories will surely help you through and know the work you’re doing matters! Check out one of our Turn the World Outward recipients, La Fegeda’s story to see what we mean:

Connect with other Leaders

One of the many reasons people love the Summit is because of the ability to network and learn from other leaders who are doing the same work. There is nothing more helpful than to know you’re not alone. Throughout the conference, we have scheduled networking and connecting times where you can meet other leaders and facilitators who are working to influence change just like you.

“You get excited, you get fired up to do good things for people.”

“There is a deep sense that everyone is on the same page, all wanting to see the humanity of every person they meet. It is a unique space to be in and brings an energy and inspiration I haven’t found anywhere else.”

When you’re in a room full of people wanting to better themselves and in turn create a better world, you feel motivated like never before. Doing good and seeing people as people becomes contagious and you get a glimpse of how impactful this work is. See what past attendees have to say in this short video:

How to Attend?

To register for the Arbinger Summit 2022, head over to our Summit page on our website, or click here. Once you register you will receive all of the videos from our 2019 keynote speakers to get you started learning before you even show up! Don’t wait, register today!