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TRI Partners, Inc. presents the 8th Annual Central Florida Diversity Learning Series
The Inclusion Journey: From Vision to Action
2019 Series Sessions
All session times: 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.
All seminars are hosted by the UCF College of Medicine, 6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827.
If you are an employee of one of our Member companies, contact your diversity office or manager to see if there are extra seats before pursuing independent registration.
More information about each session:
Please Note: The session order may change depending on the identified speaker’s availability. The dates will not change, as they are based on room availability at the College of Medicine.
1.
Generational Workstyles – Working Collaboratively
Tues | January 15, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Ken Beller
Ken Beller
Ken Beller
We all know that our organizations are now the “home” to multiple generations who interact with one another on a daily basis. We also know that many experience miscommunications, misunderstandings and missed opportunities that may have their roots in differences in and across generational values.

The goal of this session will be to “unpack” the values that are driving generational work behavior so that we can work (act) collaboratively. You will learn what generational collaboration looks like, how to access it and how to capitalize on it as you build a more inclusive work experience for everyone.

2.
Managing Unconscious Bias & Micro Aggressions
Tues | March 19, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Michael Baran, PhD
Michael Baran, PhD
Michael Baran, PhD
Unconscious bias has increasingly become a topic of conversation in many organizations over the past few years. This concept, however, has been with us for decades – perhaps centuries. The impact of Unconscious Bias is often experienced as Micro Aggressions – some of those Micro Aggressions are obvious and visible, some less obvious or apparent.

Regardless, left unchecked, Unconscious Bias and Micro Aggressions can have powerful impacts and consequences. It is time, many would say past time, to move from dialogue to action. As such, we will focus on ways bias shows up explicitly and implicitly and the tools, techniques and resources that can be used to address the bias and the micro aggressions that arise from that bias.

3.
Including Non-Faith-Based Beliefs
Tues | May 7, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Charlotte Hunter
Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Looking at the role of religion / faith in our inclusion models, we often focus on more traditional faith models: Islam, Christianity, Judaism. Here, we are going to journey into the experience of those who identify as Atheists or Agnostics.

Our focus will be on their journeys, their experiences of exclusion and the ways we can engage in constructive dialogue about their journey. We will also delve into both the positive and negative impacts of their journey on their inclusion experience. Ultimately, we will explore what we can do, individually and collectively to include this often-overlooked group. We’ll look at how we can incorporate inclusive language, visuals and examples to support the inclusion of this group of people who can add greatly to our inclusive work environments.

4.
Organizational Caste Systems / Hierarchies
Tues | June 4, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Fred Miller and Yvonne Alverio
Fred Miller
Fred Miller

Yvonne Alverio
Yvonne Alverio
Caste systems and hierarchies have been a part of organizations since the beginning of time. These systems brought structure and order to the situations they were addressing – people systems, political systems, religious systems and business structures, to name a few.

This session will explore how those very systems create environments of exclusion, division and counter-productive behaviors in both apparent and subtle ways. As we move forward in our inclusion journey, we’ll explore how to quickly identify those systems and how / when to address them. In addition, we’ll explore ways to manage the imbalance of power which also leads to exclusion.

5.
Emerging Transgender Themes in the Workplace
Tues | Sept. 17, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: TBD
TBD
What are the emerging personal, social and political implications for the Transgender community and how do they fit or conflict with other aspects of our Inclusion journey?

This session will provide an opportunity to explore the actions each of us can take to ensure inclusion for members of this community. We’ll also explore and expose the bias, prejudice and hatred experienced by this community, so we can understand and anticipate our role in providing an inclusive experience in our work communities. Our focus, however, will be on our actions as we understand and address the exclusion that is experienced by members of the Transgender community.

6.
Military / Veteran Inclusion Experiences
Tues | Nov. 5, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Partnership with Rogue Gallart and the CFDC
Rogue Gallart and the CFDC
Partnership with Rogue Gallart and the CFDC
Our former military / veteran colleagues bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, ideas, passion and interests to our organizations. Many of our organizations have developed extensive recruiting efforts to attract these women and men to our communities and our organizations.

The question before us: “How effectively have we included these individuals in our organizations, effectively tapped their talents and ensured their full inclusion and engagement?”

We will hear from a variety of Veterans about their experiences. And, of equal importance, we’ll discuss the actions we can take, individually and collectively, to ensure the journey from military work to civilian work is smoother, more inclusive and honors the depth and breadth of experience that they bring with them.

All Sessions will be held at the UCF College of Medicine,
6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827.

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