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TRI Partners, Inc. presents the 7th Annual Central Florida Diversity Learning Series
Illuminating the Brilliance and Benefits of Inclusion
Sessions for 2018
1.
Unconscious Bias – 2.0
Tues | January 23, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Scott Horton, Delta Concepts
Session 1: Scott Horton, Delta Concepts
Scott Horton
Scott Horton, Delta Concepts

Scott Horton is the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion Consulting at IBM and has 30 years of training and consulting experience, including 10 years in higher education and 20 years in the corporate arena. He led IBM’s inclusion practice, managed consulting teams, and served as primary client relationship manager for IBM’s diversity and inclusion clients. His thought leadership shaped IBM’s “D and I” solutions and strategies.

Scott is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of unconscious bias and has designed a high-impact, engaging leadership workshop that creates transformation in a leader’s thinking about implicit biases that influence performance management and HR decisions.

2.
Cultural Competence – Cultural Humility
Tues | March 20, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Michael Wheeler
Session 2: Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler is founder of The Diversity Performance Factor Project™ and president and founder of GD&I Enterprises. He also serves as President of The Diversity Collegium, a not-for-profit think tank. Named a “Pioneer of Diversity” by

Profiles in Diversity Journal, Michael has nearly three decades of globally recognized D&I thought leadership and experience as a corporate executive, author and entrepreneur. Michael is a builder. As Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Media Group in New York City and Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Merck & Co. Inc., he successfully built and led global corporate D&I strategies. As Program Director and Research Associate at The Conference Board, Michael envisioned, built and led their Diversity & Inclusion area of expertise which included authoring seminal research, directing global conferences and launching the nation’s first Fortune 500 corporate executive Council on Workforce Diversity. Known for a number of “firsts,” he authored the first special sections on Diversity for both Business Week and Harvard Business Review. Seminal research and articles include:
“Diversity: The Performance Factor,” Harvard Business Review, March, 2005
“Diversity: Making the Business Case,” Business Week, December, 1996
The Diversity Executive: Tasks, Competencies and Strategies for Effective Leadership, Conference Board report, 2002
Corporate Practices in Diversity Measurement, Conference Board report, 1996

He is a contributing author to the newly-published book, “Diversity: The Practice of Inclusion,” by Ferdman and Deane and is an instructor at Cornell University's ILR School's Diversity Certificate Program.

Michael is a graduate of the Milano Graduate School of Management, New School University, New York City and the California State University.

3.
Metrics & Assessment / ROI / DROI / Analysis
Tues | May 15, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Michael Wheeler
Session 3: Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler

Michael Wheeler is founder of The Diversity Performance Factor Project™ and president and founder of GD&I Enterprises. He also serves as President of The Diversity Collegium, a not-for-profit think tank. Named a “Pioneer of Diversity” by

Profiles in Diversity Journal, Michael has nearly three decades of globally recognized D&I thought leadership and experience as a corporate executive, author and entrepreneur. Michael is a builder. As Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom Media Group in New York City and Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Merck & Co. Inc., he successfully built and led global corporate D&I strategies. As Program Director and Research Associate at The Conference Board, Michael envisioned, built and led their Diversity & Inclusion area of expertise which included authoring seminal research, directing global conferences and launching the nation’s first Fortune 500 corporate executive Council on Workforce Diversity. Known for a number of “firsts,” he authored the first special sections on Diversity for both Business Week and Harvard Business Review. Seminal research and articles include:
“Diversity: The Performance Factor,” Harvard Business Review, March, 2005
“Diversity: Making the Business Case,” Business Week, December, 1996
The Diversity Executive: Tasks, Competencies and Strategies for Effective Leadership, Conference Board report, 2002
Corporate Practices in Diversity Measurement, Conference Board report, 1996

He is a contributing author to the newly-published book, “Diversity: The Practice of Inclusion,” by Ferdman and Deane and is an instructor at Cornell University's ILR School's Diversity Certificate Program.

Michael is a graduate of the Milano Graduate School of Management, New School University, New York City and the California State University.

4.
Recruitment / Talent Management
Tues | July 24, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: TBD
Session 4: To Be Determined
Tanya Williams
To Be Determined
Please check back for the presenter's bio for this session!

5.
Redefining Gender – A Generational Look
Tues | Sept. 18, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: TBD
Session 5: Potential Facilitator: Riki Wilchin
Tanya Williams
Potential Facilitator: Riki Wilchin
Please check back for the presenter's bio for this session!

6.
Intersectionality
Tues | Nov. 6, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Session 6: Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD comes to CFDLS with almost two decades of experience in higher education and community organizations. Early in her career she served as the Assistant Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Rollins College, and then as Director of the Women’s Center and Women’s Programs at Western Carolina University. After earning her PhD, she became the founding faculty member of the psychology program at historic Antioch College where she developed general education and psychology major curricula emphasizing experiential education. She currently teaches courses in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Critical Media and Cultural Studies at Rollins College.

Committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion theories with practice, Michelle undertook participatory research in South and Southeast Asia on anti-colonization practices and global south / north professional helping relationships. Organizations such as the Human Rights Commission of Thailand, Men-Tsee-Khang: Tibetan Medical and Astro-Science Institute, and International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice underwrote training workshops where she collaboratively facilitated a range of topics such as gender justice, conflict and root cause analysis, mindfulness in activism, capacity building, mental health, and empowerment skills for allies for social change.

She has served in various roles for professional and grassroots organizations including on the Board of Directors and as a strategic planning and faculty member for the Change Agents Leadership Laboratory (CALL) certificate program at Hope Springs Institute. In 2015, Michelle was awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship in Bangkok, Thailand where she earned a professional development certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and gained 18 extraordinary life-long friends from her global cohort.

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