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“This Is the Bottomline: From Merry-Go Rounds to Rocket Ships.”
Opening Session Keynote:
Gretchen C. Bellamy
Senior Director, International DEI
Historically, the work of diversity, equity and inclusion professionals was seen dealing with “soft” business issues and not tackling issues that hit the bottom line of an organization. Understanding how diversity – equity – inclusion impact each function of a business, from marketing to workforce engagement to current and future customers, is imperative to ensure returns are provided to shareholders and boards as well as to ensure your business is resilient as societal and demographic shifts occur. Let’s think about how we design our organizations for the future.
Fireside Chat – A Better Man Movement – Men as Allies
Better Man Movement
Robert Haddow Beaven
Better Man Movement
Global Athletic & Behavioral Health Consultant
Dr. Nika White
Nika White Consulting
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
A Special Visual Presentation Of The 2021 Summit
A Visual Approach
Jaclyn Gilstrap will be participating throughout the day of the DEI Summit to facilitate “graphic recording.” Graphic recording is essentially visual note taking that happens live and unfolds as an event or conference plays out; think of it like simultaneous interpretation except instead of translating one spoken language to another, she’s translating a spoken language into one filled with visual images and colors.
Visual facilitation is a way to capture essential content during meetings and sessions and talk through the use of hand-drawn words and imagery. Visual facilitation supports greater participant engagement, planning and understanding of complex content through this real-time synthesis of information. Participants can see the conversation taking shape!
Graphic facilitators shine a light on the insights of any group. Because graphic recording and facilitation make it easy for participants to engage with big ideas, see connections, and make decisions more quickly, they can leave the conversation ready to act and collaborate.
At the end of the day, Jaclyn will close out as our keynote speaker to facilitate a big reveal of a couple different art pieces that will help document the keynote talks in a memorable way. She’ll help us reflect on the day and think about how we’re each going to go from here and put diversity, equity, and inclusion into action. Further, Jaclyn will share how the practice of visual facilitation is rooted in indigenous culture and through the asynchronous learning helps enhance deep listening and accommodates for different learning styles and abilities.
Be sure to stick around for the final session so you can see the original artwork custom created for this event.