Robert Hayles, PhD, Consultant
Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30
In the opening session of this year’s Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network (formerly Diversity Leaders Networks), we will explore the what, why, and when regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. It begins with seeking clarity about the meanings of these terms in 2013 (and beyond), and understanding the current legal and political climate. We will tackle the ongoing argument about when diversity, equity, and inclusion have any impacts on people, groups/teams, and organizations. All of the above require an examination of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Some of the concepts that ground this discussion will be demonstrated with audience participation, and questions will be sought from the audience throughout the session.
About the Presenter
Robert Hayles brings a unique blend of technical, teaching, and consulting expertise to address the opportunities and challenges of increasing personal and organizational effectiveness. He speaks, writes, and consults with a strong foundation in pluralism, diversity, and inclusion, and has served more than 150 clients in the private, public, and civic sectors. Robert was formerly the Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity with Pillsbury, and was responsible for leading diversity work worldwide for Diageo’s food businesses. He was also the first behavioral scientist to manage the US Department of Navy Technology Base with an annual budget of more than one billion dollars. Robert has an undergraduate degree in the behavioral and physical sciences, a doctorate in psychology, and postgraduate education in business. He is the coauthor of The Diversity Directive: Why Some Initiatives Fail and What to Do About It.
About the Network
Most nonprofit leaders want to create inclusive work environments, address social and economic disparities, and engage diverse communities in their programing, yet the path to achieve greater equity is not always clear, and the work can be isolating. Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network brings nonprofit leaders together to share best practices, connect among peers, and engage in deeper learning with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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