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Out inaugural convening was FLAME Sacramento and focused on Start with Why. Below is an archive of the program.


What is your purpose, cause or belief that inspires you to do what you do? In this workshop you will develop your unique Why statement with instructor Heath Slawner, trained directly from Simon Sinek’s Start with Why team.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Join colleagues for dinner and opening keynote that will provide a kick start to the next day.

7:30pm - 9:30pm, ARTMIX

Following dinner, enjoy the Crocker Museum of Art's ARTMIX modern-day masquerade party inspired by the Crocker's Masters of Venice exhibition. Take inspiration from the House Targaryen, Lady Gaga, or maybe Starling City, and grab your mask and a costume for an evening of magic, music, and mystery. DJ Stylus and violinist Sasha Tkacheff join forces for the dance floor, plus take ballroom dancing lessons and jump into a human-powered light parade.

Friday, January 12, 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm, START WITH WHY

Everyone has a WHY. Your WHY is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you. Knowing your WHY gives you a filter to make choices, at work and at home, that will help you find greater fulfillment in all that you do.


In Part 1, you'll identify your most meaningful personal and professional experiences. Your family, friends, and experiences helped form who you are today and serve as the foundation for discovering your Why.

Once you capture your stories, we’ll share some tips for how to find a great partner for Part 2. In Part 2, you’ll share your stories with your partner. Their perspective will help you identify the patterns that inform your Why. By the end of Part 2, you’ll have the first draft of your Why Statement.


In Part 3, you'll refine your Why Statement so that it's clear and actionable, including tips on how to bring your Why to life and ensure that it's front and center in everything you do.

6:30pm, DINNER

Join in informal dinners at various locations in Sacramento. Details and locations will be shared upon arrival.

9:00am - 11:00am, CONCLUDING COFFEE

Reflect upon the work we have done and how it will inform your leadership as it relates to yourself, your work, and your institution. The future of FLAME will also be discussed.

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