How to Build Inclusion from a Distance: Covid-19 and Beyond - VIRTUAL EVENT

How to Build Inclusion from a Distance: Covid-19 and Beyond - VIRTUAL EVENT

May 13, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contact Name:Ross Phillips

Event Details

In our current climate, diversity and inclusion matters the most. We are in a situation where our employees, customers, and communities must remain connected. Covid-19 has brought many challenges but also tremendous opportunities to grow better and stronger together. This session will be practical and action-packed for personal and professional development. 

 This session will address the following:

  1. Foundational Terms of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  2. Leading through Crisis: Bringing out the Best in the Team
  3. "New Normal" Action Steps: Maintaining/Promoting Inclusion through Covid-19 and beyond

Length: 45-60 minutes with Q&A

Free Session, but preregistration is required. 

Lens Series:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) knowledge and skills are sources of competitive advantage for businesses and have been identified as important elements to the success and sustainability of communities in the future. While larger corporations housed in Northwest Arkansas have the breadth of human and financial resources to leverage this DEI competitive advantage, most small to midsized businesses lack the means necessary to capitalize on these assets. This is true even when diversity is an integral part of the customer base, employee pool or corporate values. Seeking to address these issues, the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has launched The Chamber to Community Lens Series.

The Lens Series focuses on providing training and strategies for all our members by helping to level the playing field regarding access to strategic and innovative DEI information and leadership support to better serve our growing diverse region. The Lens Series is designed is to equip business leaders to apply DEI principles to address relevant organizational challenges, apply these principles to business issues, and make their business more welcoming to their employees and customers. The Lens Series will focus on the business community and approach DEI from a business standpoint.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Todd Jenkins is the Founder and CEO of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a global leadership management training and coaching firm with a focus on bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. Dr. Jenkins has more than ten years of experience as a senior partner and chief diversity executive, trainer, and strategist. His portfolio includes clients from various nonprofits, small businesses, colleges, and universities, and large corporations such as Walmart Inc., Verizon, CocaGCola Inc, Tyson Foods, Inc., Deloitte, Inc, Black Hills Energy Inc., CNN, Facebook, IBM, American Airlines, Amazon, Google, and Starbucks to name a few. Also, as another "first," he serves in the newly created senior role to lead a formal Diversity and Inclusion initiative at J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., a Fortune 400 supply chain and logistics company that specializes in transportation. Throughout his consulting firm and keynotes, he has spoken to large crowds with over 30, 000 people in Korea and multiple engagements across the globe in South America, North America, Asia, and Europe. Bowtie Leadership and Development senior partners and the team has a combined 65 years of experience in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, human resources, and training and development.

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