Luncheon Fireside Chat Keynote Speaker

Jason Gant  

Global Athletic & Behavioral Health Consultant
Kaiser Permanente


Fireside Chat: A Better Man Movement – Men as Allies


Workshop Description:  

The Better Man Movement provides resources, support, and community to encourage the involvement of men in creating an inclusive culture. Through our workshops, training, and events, our programming shifts organizations from managing diversity as a necessity to leveraging differences for allyship, connection, and collaboration. Men are often not comfortable or confident in how to contribute to inclusion efforts. Division, uncertainty, and rapid changes in the conversation can contribute to hesitancy around what their role is, or fear of being canceled for saying the wrong thing. Better Man Conference events are a prime starting place for men to explore the roles they might play as allies for inclusion without shame or blame:


In this fireside chat, moderated by Dr. Nika White, Robert, Ray and Jason will amplify the need for men to serve as allies. Topics to be covered include:


* Understanding the value of healthy masculinity and inclusive leadership

* Learn the language and gain confidence in context to engage in discussions

* Learn how to leverage power and position to elevate people who are too often underrepresented and underestimated

Jason’s Bio:  

Jason is a learning designer and facilitator with a specific interest in mindfulness and athletics. He has helped support healthy and inclusive communities, youth, workplaces, and teams globally. Jason is a certified Mindfulness, EQ Coach trained through Search Inside Yourself, the global mindfulness platform developed at Google. He is also a business development lead- designing the first Youth and Teen Mindfulness Stress Reduction & Relaxation (YTMSR) Program in Northern California for Kaiser Permanente.