2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

2020 Inclusion Summit Virtual Leadership Series

October 22-23, 2020
The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change

About the series

Virtual Only Leadership Series – Register for both events or one event

HRO Today’s Inclusion Summit Virtual Event Series will present examples of strategic D&I leadership that can guide us through the current storm and lead us in the continuing quest to create better organizations and societies…read more

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (October 22nd – 23rd) will discuss strategies for D&I practitioners to provide organizational and social leadership in the context of a pandemic and the fight against systemic racism.

Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Inside and Out (August 26th – 27th) will address the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as not just organizational initiatives or programs, but as something that has the power to transform society at large by producing behavior change. Join our expert speaking faculty as they share strategies that can impact the way your entire organization operates, and the individual ways of working, communicating, contributing and even just being in the world.

Event Agenda 

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (Day 1)

Time (EST)Session
11:00am2020 - Diversity & Inclusion and Progress in Times of Crisis
Celeste Warren, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Merck
11:30amSafety and Inclusion During Consecutive Major Events
Tanya Meisenholder, Deputy Commissioner of Diversity and Inclusion, New York City Police Department
12:00pmHow to Take Allyship from a Noun to a Verb in 90-Days
Katie Kern, Chief Operating Officer, Media Frenzy Global
12:30pmWhy D&I Matters More Than Ever
Girish Ganesan, Global Head Diversity & Inclusion, and Head of Talent, TD Bank
1:00pmBreak
2:00pmLeading the Way in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
Denise DeCou, Manager Diversity and Community Outreach, Washington University
2:30pmDiversity, Equity & Inclusion - Building a Successful DEI Strategy by First Measuring Your Culture
Aubrey Blanche, Director of Equitable Design & Impact, CultureAmp
3:00pmHow are Employers - And Employees - Functioning Through This Unprecedented Period of a Pandemic and Civil Unrest?
Janica Pierce Tucker, Partner-in-Charge Columbus Office and Co-Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Taft Law
3:30pmThe Role of Organizational D&I in the Quest for Racial Justice
Neddy Perez, Chief Diversity Officer, McCormick & Company
4:00pmConference Day 1 Concludes

The Role of D&I in Navigating Uncertainty and Change (Day 2)

Time (EST)Session
11:00amImmersive Session: Community Healing Through Storytelling - Navigating This Thing Called Race
Cheryl Cofield, Director of Culture, Inclusion & Engagement, Georgia Institute of Technology
12:30pmElevate Your Change Management Game - Accelerating Progress Through Strategic Intention
Angela Cooper, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, Mutual of Omaha
1:00pmThe Power of a Social Impact Strategy – Channeling Emotion to Productive Purpose
Fernando Little, Chief Diversity Officer, Atrium Health
1:30pmConference and Day 2 Conclude

Event Speakers

Girish Ganesan

Girish Ganesan

Global Head Diversity and Inclusion and Head of Talent, TD Bank

Tanya Meisenholder

Tanya Meisenholder

Deputy Commissioner, Equity and Inclusion, New York City Police Department

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