2018 Inclusive Diversity Conference

Driving Innovation and Market Share by Strengthening Cultural Intelligence

April 12-13, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

7:30-4:30 PM

Registration

7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Conference Moderator:
Stacey A. Gordon, HCI Diversity & Inclusion Partner
9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter:
David Rock, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, NeuroLeadership Institute
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The benefits of diversity and inclusion include greater employee engagement, increased innovation and overall company performance. However, increasing the diversity and inclusion of any organization is easier said than done. Despite significant efforts, results are lagging across most industries. We believe that the answer lies in more closely following the science. Drawing from a wide body of research on D&I from the leading labs around the world, this session will explore the critical decisions that organizations get wrong as they seek to increase diversity and inclusion, and outline three key stages for building a strategy that works.

Join Dr. David Rock of the NeuroLeadership Institute as he reviews industry insights around the inclusion challenge. Participants will explore:

- How exclusion debilitates productivity and how inclusion efforts can backfire
- Where organizational missteps are common
- Outline a more effective science-based approach to inclusion, aimed at improving workplace interactions and navigating the pitfalls of cognitive bias

10:00-10:10 AM
Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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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.

10:10-10:50 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:50-11:30 AM

Keynote

10:50-12:00 PM

Innovation Sprints:

Innovation Sprints

Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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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.

11:30-11:35 AM

5-Minute Stretch

11:35-12:15 PM

Keynote

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As work environments become more casual, harassment cases tend to increase. HR practitioners are responding by requiring harassment/employment law training for management. But is that an effective approach or just a box to check? Hear the case study of how one of Silicon Valley’s hottest companies, Unity Technologies, is teaching executives how to prevent, not just handle workplace harassment. Attendees will be taken through a simple exercise, demonstrating how they can engage managers while teaching them to spot and stop borderline behavior before it becomes bad. They will to develop day-to-day management practices that promote a casual workplace that is free from workplace discrimination and harassment and dispel common myths about how a typical harassment/employment law class must be conducted.

Presenter:
Lorie Reichel-Howe, Founder, Conversations In The Workplace
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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
12:15-1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15-1:50 PM

Keynote

Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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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.

1:50-1:55 PM

5-Minute Stretch

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A 2014 Gallup poll reported that the average full-time working American spends 47 hours a week working.  Understanding this reality, it is a business and moral imperative that the workplace is a “safe space” for all people who enter into it.  Federal and state laws provide a baseline of protection for providing equal employment opportunity.  However, this threshold of legally mandated protection is the bare minimum for what is required to create a “safe space” for all employees.

The modern workforce is comprised of people from various identities.  Unfortunately, federal law, and the law of many state and local jurisdictions do not require legal protections for various classes of people, including members of the LGBT community, just to name one group.

The business case for broadly embracing diversity has never been so compelling.  This session will discuss the rationale for why organizations should aim to create a culture of inclusion that spans beyond what is legally mandated.

What you will learn:

  • Why Companies Should Protect More Than What the Law Requires
  • How Different Generations View Diversity and Inclusion and Why This Difference Matters
  • How Diversity and Inclusion Programs Differ from Legally Mandated EEO Programs
2:30-3:10 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:50-4:30 PM
Presenter:
Heather Houston, VP, People, Mosaic
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With so much attention on the importance of diversity and inclusion in companies today, how are small companies able to develop and implement an effective strategy without a full-time dedicated resource?  In this session I will share specific, low-cost strategies to implement effective processes and programs that helped Mosaic achieve a 72% favorable score on the question, “I am satisfied with the level of diversity and inclusion at Mosaic.”

You will learn:

  • The benefit of implementing a strategy when the company is small
  • Effective low-cost diversity strategies - it’s the little things that count
  • How to include everyone in developing a culture of inclusion
4:30-5:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Party

Friday, April 13, 2018

7:30-10:00 AM

Registration

8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM

Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:30-10:10 AM

Keynote

9:30-10:50 AM

Innovation Sprints:

Innovation Sprints

Presenter:
Jason Lauritsen, Workforce Culture Expert and Author
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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.

10:50-11:30 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:30-12:10 PM

Keynote

Co-Keynote Presenters:
Audrey Yi, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen
Matthew Hanzlik, Program Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen
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Are you facing "gaps" in your leadership pipeline or finding it challenging to advance representation in your leadership ranks? Nielsen has created an end-to-end inclusive leadership development model that connects to the rapidly evolving needs of their business and their overall talent development strategy. Join us as we share our model in an interactive keynote presentation about inclusive leadership development. Materials and resources your organization can leverage will be available to attendees.

You will learn:

●       Nielsen’s journey in developing its diversity and inclusion leadership development approach- why, what, and how

●       Key elements of an inclusive leadership development model

●       How to build or elevate an inclusive leadership development program for your organization

Presenter:
Lorie Reichel-Howe, Founder, Conversations In The Workplace
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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
12:10-1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10-1:45 PM
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People with disabilities are the largest and fastest growing minority in the world, in the U.S., surpassing the Hispanic population by 5%.  It is also a segment of the population that greatly impacts corporate America from a regulatory standpoint from the EEOC to the OFCCP for companies that are U.S. Federal Contractors.  From talent acquisition, management, retention and diversity practices to learning and development, accessibility, accommodations, celebrations and much more, Human Resource and diversity executives must understand the issues, opportunities and best practices from the standpoint of quick hits and long-term wins.  This session is not about the law nor it is about theory. It is about practical applications and scalable solutions.

You will learn:

  • The impact of the current legislation relative to HR and Diversity
  • How to manage the critical components of organizational readiness for both quick hits and long-term success
  • Corporate best practices from every industry

 

1:45-2:20 PM
Presenter:
Emily Clawson, Intercultural Competence and Diversity & Inclusion Training Specialist, Peace Corps
D’Lynn Jacobs, Intercultural Competency, Diversity & Inclusion Training Specialists, Peace Corps
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In this session, participants will be introduced to a three-part framework of approaching difference.  As we go about our lives and work days, we may be exposed to ideas, people, and ways of being that are new or different than our previous experience.  How do we affirm our own values and experiences when engaging with values and experiences that may not align?  The Self-Other-Bridge model empowers individuals to practice a mode of engagement that involves critical self-reflection, perspective-taking, and dynamic collaboration.  By modeling this approach as leaders in the workplace, and encouraging staff to model it as well, we can create work environments that foster intercultural competence and productive engagement across difference.

Participants will:

  • Explore multiple ways of engaging with difference
  • Engage with a simple three-part framework that can be applied immediately
  • Practice applying the framework to a current workplace situation