Upcoming Symposium

17th DocNet Symposium

22 November 2019

Often students and professionals face questions in their careers such as: Why am I doing this? Is it truly worth it? Wouldn’t it be simpler just to quit? Yet often in life it is our own motivation, purpose and passion that pushes us forward and allows us to persevere even when giving up seems to be the simplest solution. As John. F Kennedy said, “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction”. This year’s symposium will center around the theme: 

Motivation – What makes you get out of bed each morning?

 So, motivate yourself to join us for the 2019 DocNet Symposium on the 22nd of November to better understand the different levels and dimensions of motivation.

Speaker

Time

Welcome Speech

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Grichnik
University of St.Gallen
8.30 – 8.45
What motivates someone to cross the pacific in a pedal boat?

Jason Lewis – Explorer
8.45 – 9.45
Coffee & Networking Break (15 min)
An ordinary change maker’s journey

Dr. Martina Gaus – Head of Philanthrophy Services
UBS Optimus Foundation
10.00 – 10.40
Visionary of the Vertical World

Beat Kammerlander – Alpinist and Extreme Athlet
10.40 – 11.30
Coffee & Networking Break (30 min)
Panel Discussion: Motivation in Start-Ups and the Corporate World

Kilian Wagner – CEO & HSG Entrepreneur of the Year
VIU

Dr. Jonas Kahlert – Google EMEA Practice Lead Professional Services
Google

Sven Kannler – Research Associate, Doctoral Candidate at University St. Gallen and Founder
ALLNATIVE
12.00 – 13.00
Lunch & Networking Break(1 hour)
“How to Make Your Motivation Last”
Workshop on greater purpose, strengths and passion

Lisa Christen – Professional Motivational Coach
14.00 – 15.00
Coffee & Networking Break (30 min)
Goal-setting

15.30 – 16.10
Corporate Culture as a Form of Motivation

Dr. Nina Latham – Global Head Health
Novartis
16.10 – 16.50
Conclusion and Acknowledgements16.50 – 17.00
Apéro17.00 – onwards

*subject to change


Some impressions from last year’s symposium

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Why don’t you have a look at our insightful past symposia, while we work tirelessly to plan the 17th installment of our flagship event for you?