With SHRM’s Inclusion Conference just around the corner (literally!), we thought we’d try to manage our excitement with a new preview blog. From Global Workforce Expert, Dr. Shirley Davis, to NFL Quarterback, Drew Brees, here are the sessions we’re most excited for at this year’s Inclusion Conference.
Inclusion is the Goal; Diversity Is the Outcome
Start this year’s Inclusion Conference with SHRM’s President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor. In his opening keynote session, Johnny will challenge attendees to consider diversity and inclusion beyond the hiring process. He’ll explore why diversity and inclusion efforts can’t just be short-term initiatives; instead, efforts have to induce a complete cultural shift that organizations have to consciously embrace.
Microaggressions: A New Way to Define and Address These Subtle Acts of Exclusion in the Workplace
Microaggressions– they’re so common that we often let them slip. But, the truth is, microaggressions can cause gradual and substantial harm to a culture– even a strong one. Michael Baran, senior partner at inQUEST Consulting, will not only help us understand microaggressions, but he’ll share how we can better address these subtle acts of exclusion.
Shifting Your Organization to Inclusion and Preparing for Workforce 2020 and Beyond
Last month, we worked with Global Workforce Expert, Dr. Shirley Davis, on addressing workplace toxicity. Well, she’s back! Dr. Davis will be joining Jessica Acosta, co-founder of Apothecarie, and Robin Strup, Global Head of Communications at TaskUs, at Inclusion this year. They’ll share how to move beyond diversity-focused initiatives and transition to a human-focused strategy for the future.
Tackling a Multigenerational Workplace: A Conversation with Drew Brees
Football season is underway, and it’s not halting at this year’s Inclusion! New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees, will host a keynote session where he shares his experience working in a multigenerational workplace. With five generations in today’s workforce, you will not want to miss this session chock-full of personal stories and practical takeaways.
Navigating Mental Health at Work: A Personal Story Illustrates What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do
If you care about your employees (we know you do) and you care about their mental health (we know you do that, too), you will not want to miss this session with Kelly Greenwood, founder & CEO of Mind Share Partners. Kelly will not only share her personal experience with anxiety and depression, but she will share proactive steps your organization can take to creating a mentally healthy culture.
If you can’t make it to Kelly’s first session, she will host another session, Why Mental Health is the Next Frontier of Diversity & Inclusion.
Where Do We Go from Here? Managing Gender Conflict in the #MeToo Era
Two years after the birth of the #MeToo movement, and we’re still trying to navigate workplace behaviors between genders, today. We’re anxiously awaiting this session with Udarta Consulting’s founder, Leslie Traub, and partner, Howard Ross, as they identify healthy ways to establish a gender partnership in our personal and work lives.
Next Practices for an Inclusive Workforce
While we’d never want Inclusion 2019 to end, the closing session is bound to be nothing short of insightful! Our pressing questions around creating a healthy and inclusive culture will be answered by a panel of all-star HR professionals, including:
- Natasha Miller Williams, SVP of Diversity & Inclusion at Nielsen
- Barbee Myers Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Miguel Joey Aviles, Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Coast Guard
- Corie Pauling, SVP of Diversity and Inclusion at TIAA
Now, are you ready for Inclusion 2019?! If so, you can still register to virtually attend SHRM Inclusion 2019. If you’ve already registered, leave us a comment on what sessions you’re most excited about!