15th ANNUAL DIVERSITY CONFERENCE & AWARDS LUNCHEON

                                                     

    

                          WHEN:           Friday, October 28th 2016

                          TIME:             7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                          LOCATION:    Arizona Biltmore | 2400 Missouri Avenue, Phoenix Arizona

                          COST:            $69.00 / person

                         ABOUT:           Life, Love and Labels MATTER is a conscious, investigative

                                                journey of Race, Culture, Gender, Privilege, Bias and all of the

                                                visible and invisible labels we wear.

General Tickets include the following: 

- Full, all-day access to the conference including all workshops
- Complimentary continental breakfast 
- (1) Seat and lunch at an "open" table at the DLA Awards Luncheon 
- Printed program booklet

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DLA 2016 CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SPEAKERS


WORKSHOP #1 
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT - SALON #CD
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Rethinking Differences

Kelli McLoud-Schingen
President, KMS Intercultural Consulting
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Do you manage or work with an increasingly diverse population? Have you ever left a conversation with someone and wondered what you said wrong? Have you often avoided communicating with people from different cultures because you felt you have nothing in common? Learn how unconscious bias and cultural differences affect workplace dynamics. This in depth workshop experience will explore social stereotypes and define "culture" in a broad way considering that there are many cultures we each function in daily including family, ethnic, political and religious. Kelli will deliver practical tools for immediate application on how to identify and overcome unconscious bias and how to communicate more effectively while keeping our biases in check. 

Participants will:

  • Be able to define unconscious bias and begin to recognize how it plays out in daily interactions. 
  • Be made aware that a mixture of national, organizational, and individual cultural values and beliefs influence personal behaviors and attitudes. 
  • Be made aware of how conscious bias affects hiring, promotions, creativity and innovation.


WORKSHOP #2
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT - SALON #GH
RACE AND IDENTITY
(Don't) Guess My Race

Dr. Michael Baran
President, Interactive Diversity Solutions
Washington, D.C.

In this workshop, cultural anthropologist and President of Interactive Diversity Solutions, Dr. Michael Baran will clearly explain the social science behind why and how humans learn to categorize; how race intersects with other categories of identity such as gender, religion, language, ethnicity and nationality; and the real-world consequences of categorization and bias in the workplace. Dr. Baran will demonstrate how interactive digital programs he has developed can be implemented as part of a blended strategy to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Interactive Diversity Solutions brings together social science, art and technology to effectively reduce bias, increase inclusion and spark new ways of thinking and talking about race and identity. 

Participants will:

  • Understand why and how human beings categorize. 
  • Recognize how new demographic changes are impacting categorization in the United States. 
  • Identify tools and strategies for having conversations about changing identities and creating inclusive workplaces. 

WORKSHOP #3
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT - SALON #IJ
GENDER ECONOMICS AND STEREOTYPES
The compounding affect of stereotyping

Susanne Moore
Executive Chair, Center for Gender Economics/Innovation
Sydney, Australia

The intersection of gender and age creates real and imagined barriers to our advancement and can limit our own view of the acceptance and value of difference. If you are an agent of change, an advocate for women, or wondering how men will thrive in the Female Economy, you will appreciate the perspectives of Gender Economics. Gender Economics is gender neutral and encompasses male, female, and other gendered identities. It also descrbies the economic impact of systems, processes and frameworks that are founded on gender inequities. In this session, we will look at real life examples of age and gender and how this plays out in our organizations, and how we can increase performance and leverage innovation by embracing these differences. 

Participants will:

  • Discover how your ideas of stereotypes might be holding you back or limiting your view of others. 
  • Discuss how stereotypes are formed by looking back over the journey of society and how this development is represented in our organizations. 
  • Look at the same problems differently by employing the concepts of Gender Economics by understanding how gender and culture affect the way we value individuals. 


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiversityCapability
Diversity Program Review Framework
TM

The Diversity Performance Review Framework, DPRF develop by Susanne Moore of Gender Economic is a diagnostic tool that assess and measures the effectiveness of a company’s gender diversity program across five organizational assessment dimensions: Program Management Capability, Cultural Integration and Acceptance, Organizational Vision and Strategy, Innovation through Diversity and Performance.









 
 
 
 
 




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