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Presentation By: Alvin Law

No matter who we are or what our job title is, one thing is true: we are all the leaders of our own lives. We are all creative problem solvers, and we all have unique value we bring to our personal and professional relationships. Thing is, we don’t always remember this about ourselves…or about our friends, family, co-workers, employees and team members. Caught up in the day-to-day grind, it’s pretty easy to forget. 

Personal leadership? Responsibility? Resiliency? They are attitudes. And these attitudes can be learned by anyone. They can become habits we practice at work and at home, in our personal and professional relationships. And they can become tools we draw on to successfully face, and overcome, any challenge. 

Combining lessons from his remarkable life of being born without arms with his unique insight into personal and workplace challenges, Alvin has developed a series of proven strategies for enhancing and sustaining attitudes of leadership, responsibility and resiliency both on the job and in your personal life. You’ll learn how to apply these time-tested techniques to spark your creativity, recognize your value and the value of those around you, and step into your natural role as leader in your own life. 

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Ngoc-Vu (Vu) Nguyen, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant for Bank of America

This session will help Employee Resource Group leaders understand what type of data metrics are available and how to identify how to use that data to gauge success of their ERG.

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A panel on leveraging development opportunities for ERG/council members & leaders

Moderator: Lynn Cowart, Chief Operations Officer, Talent Dimensions
Panelists: TBA

ERGs and Councils are important resources for any organization, providing much needed support in its mission, vision and values. Equally important however are the resources and benefits that are available to the ERG/Council Members and Leaders in helping you to achieve your ultimate goals! What is in it for you to devote your time and talents voluntarily? The truth is that participating in ERGs and Councils are great opportunities to develop interests, skills and relationships that might not be readily accessible in your actual day jobs. Join us as we dive deeper into these opportunities and talk about how you can leverage this experience in ways that may not have been obvious before. 

Cile Johnson, Chief Business Officer, Talent Dimensions

Creating cultures where individuals can bring their full selves to the workplace and ultimately feel they belong is not an easy task.   It is not “a one size fits all” approach and requires everyone to understand their role in supporting an ethos where individuals feel included and engaged. 

 When individuals feel they have a voice in the workplace and can find meaning in the work they do, that’s the secret sauce in creating belonging.  

 Join us for an engaging session where we will explore the key elements needed to create a culture of belonging and the role, we all play in making it happen. 

Keith Arachikavitz, Senior Facilitator, Talent Dimensions

Leading a company’s ERGs and BRGs is a great opportunity to impact the bottom line, contribute to the company’s growth, and develop skills and competencies that may not be readily available within one’s ‘day job’.  Another outcome is the opportunity to lead and influence others during a truly unprecedented time.  The COVID-19 pandemic, along with the Social Justice issues we experienced as a society, brought with it a new chance to lead the ‘people component’ of your teams in ways that may have been historically unimaginable.   

 Join us for this important and engaging discussion, as we explore: 

  • Respect in the workplace pre, during and post pandemic, and throughout the social injustice situation 
  • Updated effects on your culture, including new and latest statistics 
  • Challenges facing ERGs/BRGs post 2020 and table-top discussion around strategies for overcoming them 
  • And looking ahead with best practices beyond this extraordinary time.   

 

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