2018 Inclusive Diversity Conference

Interactive Session Registration

Register in Advance — Limited Seating!

Join one of these small-group, interactive sessions as part of your attendance at the 2018 Inclusive Diversity Conference. Attendance is limited, sign up now to reserve your space!

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Interactive Roundtable | Presented by: David Rock

Ask the questions you've always wanted about neuroscience and how the brain works with international expert, David Rock, founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute.  In this intimate setting, you'll discover the secrets behind creating and sustaining desired behaviors from employees and in private life.  Uncover proven, scientific strategies for leveraging the brains in your workforce while keeping them in their happiest and most productive state.

To attend this Interactive Roundtable - please register here! Space is limited.

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Innovation Sprint | Presented by: Jason Lauritsen

To attend this Innovation Sprint - please register here! Space is limited.

How many times do you attend events, take a lot of notes, but then fail to put them into place when you return to work? This session is designed to break that cycle by giving you the chance to apply real-world “hacking” techniques to your biggest HR challenges and problems.

The end result? Through this creative destruction, we will break some of our old thinking, create new solutions, and then share our work with the other attendees at the end of the event.

If you are an innovative leader that needs a creative outlet, join us.

If could use some ideas for how to be more innovative, join us.

If want to take a break from listening and do some hands-on work, join us.

It is a known fact that a team or company can never outgrow its leaders. If we want our companies to be innovative, we need to practice this ourselves as HR leaders. In this special session, two proven voices in the HR community will moderate participatory sessions designed to help you learn the concepts of hackathons and apply them to the workplace with experiential learning exercises.

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Interactive Roundtable | Presented by: Kimberly Jones

To attend this Interactive Roundtable - please register here! Space is limited.

Personal Perspective, Social Media, elevated national conversations, and polarizing opinions often collide in our places of work.  Leaders are frequently challenged to identify suitable forums to address what often plays out through corporate culture and employee morale.  How do we, in a responsible way, openly discuss the events impacting our society that also impact how companies engage with clients, partners, and employees. 

The Angry roundtable is designed to open dialogue about critical issues in our society and their impacts in the workplace.  Central to these issues is how leaders in your organizations serve as advocates (or not) in providing platforms to employees to be heard in a respectful way. 

Have the leaders in your organization stepped up to initiate discussions?  Have your leaders been at the center of discussions, positively or in a controversial way? Have your leaders leveraged relationships with their peers or other thought leaders to encourage thoughtful dialogue and resolutions?

Join the discussion as we ask critical questions in an effort to gather relevant information in search of real solutions.

You will learn:

  • What issues have been most impactful
  • How we objectively identify the factual elements of issues
  • How are majority and dissenting opinions accommodated in a respectful way
  • Understand how your organization been impacted by these issues and who have been impacted the most
  • Remedies to best address differences in opinion
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Interactive Roundtable | Presented by: Lorie Reichel-Howe

To attend this Interactive Roundtable - please register here! Space is limited.

Creating an inclusive workplace goes deeper than hiring practices, diversity reporting, and company policies. Ultimately, the way we interact with others on a daily basis determines whether employees feel valued.  This interactive discussion session focuses on coaching managers to skillfully respond to three behaviors that stifle employee engagement, empowerment, and innovation.

You will learn:

  • Strategies for effectively talking, listening, and collaborating
  • A framework for establishing more productive manager-staff working relationships
  • How to increase employee engagement, performance, and team productivity
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Innovation Sprint | Presented by: Jason Lauritsen

To attend this Innovation Sprint - please register here! Space is limited.

How many times do you attend events, take a lot of notes, but then fail to put them into place when you return to work? This session is designed to break that cycle by giving you the chance to apply real-world “hacking” techniques to your biggest HR challenges and problems.

The end result? Through this creative destruction, we will break some of our old thinking, create new solutions, and then share our work with the other attendees at the end of the event.

If you are an innovative leader that needs a creative outlet, join us.

If could use some ideas for how to be more innovative, join us.

If want to take a break from listening and do some hands-on work, join us.

It is a known fact that a team or company can never outgrow its leaders. If we want our companies to be innovative, we need to practice this ourselves as HR leaders. In this special session, two proven voices in the HR community will moderate participatory sessions designed to help you learn the concepts of hackathons and apply them to the workplace with experiential learning exercises.

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Interactive Roundtable | Presented by: Maisha Cannon

Why is it still so difficult to hire a diverse team? What are the barriers you face when championing diversity hires? Is unconscious bias within your hiring process thwarting your efforts?  In this hands-on session, we will explore how recruiters and HR executives can leverage their role as both influencer and advisor to effect change within their organization.

Attendees will bring their real-life diversity pain points to the table and examine how the three P’s - Preparation, Prospecting and Presentation - can reinforce their efforts toward attracting, engaging and retaining diverse talent.

You will learn:

  • How preparation is pivotal in setting the tone for an inclusive search
  • Practical strategies around how to prospect for high-quality, diverse leads
  • How to effectively present diverse candidates to hiring partners 

To attend this Interactive Roundtable - please register here! Space is limited.

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Attendees may select 1 of each type of roundtable to attend. Attendance is limited to registered event attendees only.