2017 Inclusion & Diversity Summit
Good Day All and Welcome to the 2017 Inclusive Workplace Summit. I am Dr. Debra Harris Nixon, retired family therapy professor and I have spent the last 15- years training graduate students in the finer points of what it means to be inclusive in a diverse society. I am an author, diversity and inclusion researcher, and corporate consultant and trainer.
Day One, I thought I’d ease you into our summit with a welcome and an outline of our 10-day agenda. I’ll talk some about why I decided to put our experts together to bring this Summit to you, instead of having you come to it. And I’ll give you a bit of history of my work in the field. Welcome and click here to hear more. Thanks for Joining see you back here tomorrow with our first speaker.
Note:The Inclusion Summit begins every day at 2:00 PM ET
Wendolyn N. Washington, the Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Intel’s Product and Services Group. Topic: You invited me to the dance, now ask me to dance: Acts of the purposefully Inclusive Leader. Wendolyn brings a wealth of corporate experience and practical knowledge on what it means to be authentically invested in inclusion, as well was problems with those who resist or fail to authentically engage a diversity workforce inclusively.
Date May 18, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Dr. Beck Bell, ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, Topic: Inclusion through Mentor-ship. A veteran of the US Air Force holding a doctorate degree in Conflict Resolutions, Dr. Bell shares with attendees a wealth of insight and knowledge the from several different life experiences as it relates to the practice of inclusion.
Date: May 19, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Micha Nixon, the Summit’s Millennial Business Success Expert, Topic: "Up Close and Personal: Working Effectively with Millennials." Micha, today's expert specializes training our youngest business associates in the workplace. She is quick to remind us that millennials are the most diversity-minded and inclusive of us all. Micha “breaks down” what we can expect from her colleagues (cohort) and how we can best work with this techno-savvy group
Date: May 20, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Paolo Mugnaini, Creative Manager for the Digital Media Production Department at Nova Southeastern University,Topic: "The importance of Diversity and Inclusion: a Filmmaker’s perspective." Paolo, an award winning filmmaker brings an international perspective to our discussion. He’s a devout advocate of diversity and inclusion and uses his artistic, creative gifts to inform his inclusive commentary.
Date: May 21, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Dr. Bettye Lovelace Ross visionary and president of The EnVision Consulting Group, Topic: Dr. Betty Lovelace, Faith-based Consulting Dr Lovalace shares with attendees the parallels that exist between faith-based practices. Attendees will be challenged to reconsider this sector of our society as a viable audience for inclusive training and practice.
Date: May 22, 2017 Time: 2:00PM ET
Jim Penny, author, speaker, mentor, coach, e-learning expert, business owner and entrepreneur. Topic: "Multigenerational Diversity: Crossing the Language and, Technology Divide." A very proud boomer offers us a closer examination of what multi-generational diversity looks like and the value of language usage and effective communication between the generations in the workplace.
Date: May 23, 2017 TIME 2:00 PM ET
Fran Harris (CEO Fran Harris Enterprises, LLC),Topic: "Workplace Bullying: Just when you thought you were safe." Fran discusses the unfortunate increase in workplace misbehavior and bullying, and how you can make sure you’re doing your part to build a healthier, happier workplace. Bullyproof My Company is her latest literary installment in her contributions to workplace effectiveness.
Date: May 24, 2017 TIME 2:00 PM ET
Debra Harris, Inclusion & Diversity Researcher and Trainer,Topic: Inclusive Leadership, inclusive work force. The cliché “Like priest, like people” refers to the influence of leadership, positive or negative. In 2014-15, I conducted a study on inclusion that brought this cliché up close and personal. My research “inspirited” my 2016 book "The Inclusive Leader.” Today, I will share the insights gained from the study.
Date: May 25, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Day 10 Final Words from your Host, Dr. Debra.
Dr. Debra Harris Nixon former professor of the marriage and family therapy, is a relationship expert and advocate for inclusion and diversity. She is the founder and owner of Liberation Services a company through which she provides therapeutic services and inclusion workshops, and personal/professional coaching.