At Summit this year, we announced our plans to WIN with workspaces, networking and with Microsoft. To help our employees and partners win together, Summit also hosted activities to enhance the brain, body and heart of the salesperson.
Employees signed up for on-demand professional development and leadership courses available throughout the year, and all attendees were treated to a session, Listening to Win, by Benjamin Mathes. Ben shared his amazing stories of listening to people on the streets of Los Angeles. The founder of Urban Confessional, a community of over 50 volunteers in 38 countries, Ben’s philosophy is that people need to heard. Of course, customers are people, too! A follow up with Dirk Pfefferle, Area VP for Central and Eastern Europe, who listens on daily basis in 10 different languages, showcased how to put these tips into practice at Citrix.
SimplyFit activities provided an opportunity for employees to learn more about their health and take time to relax at Summit. 20-minute health checks were available, so employees could learn more about their current health status, and health coaches provided recommendations and next steps for improving or maintaining their current health status. Additionally, employees had an opportunity to learn more about their SimplyFit offerings at Citrix, including the Optum live well program, and many attendees opted to take the Summit Walking Challenge to increase their health at the event. To help all attendees relax, unwind, and de-stress, 10-minute chair massages were provided throughout the day.
The heart – Corporate Citizenship
In partnership with the United Way of Orange County and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 543 partners and employees assembled 850 literacy kits, 150 solar cars, and 12 solar wind turbines. The literacy kits were donated to a local elementary school, and South Junior High School in Anaheim, CA will be using the solar cars in a statewide competition. Check out some photos of the group in action!
Together with all of the keynotes, breakout sessions & networking opportunities, Citrix provided a holistic kick start to the year, helping employees and our partners win in 2017.