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Critical Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Hosted by WEST

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this very interactive session, attendees will look at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and apply what they learn to work together in a cohesive environment using proven communication and connection strategies. Throughout the session, attendees participate in role-playing using real-life examples to help us recognize our own unconscious bias and how it impacts the organization. These examples will help us consider “How that situation made us feel?”, “what you thought about while the situation was happening,” and “what did you learn about yourself and others?”. We will talk about microaggressions and macroaggressions and their impacts on the work environment. You will gain best practices to remove misconceptions and stereotypes and engage in dialogue that will be the catalyst for change and acceptance in this high-octane social unrest environment. You will receive practical tips that will help you handle situations positively and productively.

 

Learning Points:
  • Create an inviting DEI culture for your organization.
  • Recognize your unconscious bias and how to prevent it within your organization.
  • Recognize microaggression and macroaggresion and apply effective best practices to eliminate them from your organization and your team.
  • Interactive practical examples that the audience can role play and participate in the learning experience.
  • Answer open-ended questions to help you take an introspective look at how you are the catalyst for change!

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kevin M. Coleman is the founder of KMC Empowerment where he provides empowering speeches, leadership training, and coaching to help make individuals and organizations successful. KMC Empowerment has always been a passion of Kevin. Kevin knew that he had much to offer those in leadership positions to help make organizations not only survive but thrive! This starts with building relationships and partnerships. Therefore, KMC Empowerment was established to help promote professionalism, work ethic, passion, and relationship building techniques that will inspire individuals and organizations to strive toward excellence at all times. Kevin also helps the U.S. Government by fostering great interpersonal communication between clients and customers. Kevin served as the President of the Benjamin Banneker Chapter (BBC) of Blacks In Government (BIG). Kevin is dedicated in demonstrating the BBC Theme in all aspects of his life “Believe, Inspire, and be Goal Driven”. While serving as the BBC President the Benjamin Banneker Chapter was awarded two Agency Impact Awards, for doing outstanding work for his Organization and BIG. In addition, Kevin was awarded the BIG Region XI President Leadership Award. Kevin was also awarded the Professional Leadership Award for work he has done  professionally. Kevin has also served as the BBC Treasurer for 5 years. Lastly, Kevin served as the BIG Region XI Council Financial Secretary.

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://www.westorg.org/2022-11-10-diversity-equity-inclusion
In this very interactive session, attendees will look at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and apply what they learn to work together in a cohesive environment using proven communication and connection strategies. Throughout the session, attendees participate in role-playing using real-life examples to help us recognize our own unconscious bias and how it impacts the organization. These examples will help us consider “How that situation made us feel?”, “what you thought about while the situation was happening,” and “what did you learn about yourself and others?”. We will talk about microaggressions and macroaggressions and their impacts on the work environment. You will gain best practices to remove misconceptions and stereotypes and engage in dialogue that will be the catalyst for change and acceptance in this high-octane social unrest environment. You will receive practical tips that will help you handle situations positively and productively.

 

Learning Points:
  • Create an inviting DEI culture for your organization.
  • Recognize your unconscious bias and how to prevent it within your organization.
  • Recognize microaggression and macroaggresion and apply effective best practices to eliminate them from your organization and your team.
  • Interactive practical examples that the audience can role play and participate in the learning experience.
  • Answer open-ended questions to help you take an introspective look at how you are the catalyst for change!

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kevin M. Coleman is the founder of KMC Empowerment where he provides empowering speeches, leadership training, and coaching to help make individuals and organizations successful. KMC Empowerment has always been a passion of Kevin. Kevin knew that he had much to offer those in leadership positions to help make organizations not only survive but thrive! This starts with building relationships and partnerships. Therefore, KMC Empowerment was established to help promote professionalism, work ethic, passion, and relationship building techniques that will inspire individuals and organizations to strive toward excellence at all times. Kevin also helps the U.S. Government by fostering great interpersonal communication between clients and customers. Kevin served as the President of the Benjamin Banneker Chapter (BBC) of Blacks In Government (BIG). Kevin is dedicated in demonstrating the BBC Theme in all aspects of his life “Believe, Inspire, and be Goal Driven”. While serving as the BBC President the Benjamin Banneker Chapter was awarded two Agency Impact Awards, for doing outstanding work for his Organization and BIG. In addition, Kevin was awarded the BIG Region XI President Leadership Award. Kevin was also awarded the Professional Leadership Award for work he has done  professionally. Kevin has also served as the BBC Treasurer for 5 years. Lastly, Kevin served as the BIG Region XI Council Financial Secretary.