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Employee Engagement

April 18, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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150 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601


Did you know Allstate Insurance has made great strides to create new office environments? It started in 2016 with the opening of our Innovation Hub in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart and continues to grow across our enterprise as we shift to a more agile style of working. Join us as we discuss how these new office layouts help us drive employee engagement initiatives that are instrumental to attracting and retaining top talent.


  • How Allstate switched to a more agile workplace and the results
  • Why employee engagement needs to be top of mind for all companies
  • How we foster engagement in these new environments
  • The challenges we face going forward

Kelly Duff, Employee Engagement Leader aka Happiness Guru
Allstate Insurance

Kelly Duff works for insurance giant Allstate, where she oversees employee engagement initiatives, manages a team across the country and acts as a resource for the company through cultural leadership, morale building, prospective partner engagement and activity facilitation. Prior to Allstate, Kelly worked in Chicago radio for 15 years, where she oversaw the consolidation of six stations into one location, and managed office operations.

Kelly’s passion outside of work is writing. She is an award-winning author of contemporary romance and has recently been featured in “The Love Anthology”—a published collection of short stories. She has read personal essays onstage in Chicago at Steppenwolf and Mary's Attic, and lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two furry kids, Stella and Wilbur.

Registration Fees

$0.00 Professional Member

$0.00 Associate Member

$0.00 Young Professional, Student, or Retired

$40.00 Northern Illinois Chapter Member

$60.00 Non-Member Registration

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