SPOTLIGHT Re-Igniting and Re-Imaging Community Rituals
Rituals are critical components of cultivating, celebrating and affirming culture and community among students, faculty, and staff on boarding school campuses. The past 18 months have revealed a deep need for reestablishing these cherished rituals, but also giving careful consideration to rituals no longer productive and affirming. Join Erika Keswin, celebrated author, speaker, and boarding school parent, to kick off TABS Conference with a discussion of her book, Rituals Roadmap, illustrating how boarding schools leaders can intentionally craft communities of engagement, commitment, belonging, and gratitude.
Erica KeswinAuthor, Workplace Strategist
Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer, podcast host and professional dot-connector. Her first book Bring Your Human to Work: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Design a Workplace That is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World, a Wall Street Journal bestseller in its first week, serves as a powerful guide to a workplace revolution that honors relationships and puts people first.
Erica’s next book, Rituals Roadmap: The Human Way to Transform Everyday Routines Into Workplace Magic (McGraw-Hill 2021) is the authoritative guide to workplace rituals and how they can transform any organization. With workplaces around the world moving to digital platforms in the midst of a global threat, rituals have never been more important to keep individuals and teams feeling psychologically safe and connected to their purpose.
In Erica’s game-changing keynotes—in person and virtually—she highlights how relationships are the most powerful driver of success for individuals and companies striving to attract and retain talent and loyal customers.
Leaving audiences deeply informed and engaged, she reveals her tried-and-true, human roadmap for people seeking a more meaningful and connected work life, and provides actionable insights on everything from how to cultivate a work culture of diversity and inclusion, to how to connect with customers in an authentic way.
Most importantly, Erica teaches audiences how to bring their human to work even when they can’t go to work.
Erica’s work and insights can be seen in varied media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, Quartz at Work, Huffington Post, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Mogul, and Conscious Company. She is also the founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of relationships at work.