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TRI Partners, Inc. presents the 7th Annual Central Florida Diversity Learning Series
Illuminating the Brilliance and Benefits of Inclusion
2018 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. However, the dates will not change, as they are based on room availability at the College of Medicine.
Unconscious Bias – 2.0
Tues | January 23, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Scott Horton, Delta Concepts
Scott Horton
Scott Horton, Delta Concepts
The concept of Unconscious Bias has been around for decades. Most recently, however, two trains of thought have arisen and been debated:

1) We all have unconscious bias.

2) Unconscious bias doesn’t exist.

In our session, we will dig into this debate to look at a variety of perspectives. However, our key focus will be: IF and AS bias exists, how does it show up, how do each of us “own” the biased behaviors we and others may demonstrate and how do we change those behaviors – with or without recognition of bias. We will also explore the time, energy and effort it takes to address unconscious bias.

Cultural Competence – Cultural Humility
Tues | March 20, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
We will clarify the similarities, differences and unique aspects between Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility and the value of both in our Inclusion journey.

Cultural Competency implies that one can effectively function with a thorough knowledge of the mores and beliefs of another culture.

Cultural Humility acknowledges that it is impossible to be adequately knowledgeable about cultures other than one's own. The approach of cultural humility encourages individuals to identify their own biases and to acknowledge that those biases must be recognized as a means of achieving a deeper understanding of another’s cultural experience.

Metrics & Assessment / ROI / DROI / Analysis
Tues | May 15, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Measurement of Diversity & Inclusion has had a “hit and miss” history. D&I practitioners and programs have often measured success both quantitatively and qualitatively. Unfortunately, measurements, assessment and the analysis of D&I data has rarely been at the forefront of D&I programming or reporting.

In this session, we will explore a variety of metrics and assessment methodologies. More critically, we will link these methodologies to the key drivers of many organizations:

  • Compassion / Storytelling
  • Head / Heart / Hand Concept
  • Performance – Individual and Organizational

To illuminate this topic further, we will look at the emerging demographic data which is driving the need for inclusion to be clearly measured, analyzed, reported and adjusted. All these elements will be tied to organizational success indicators such as profitability, engagement, market share other business-critical factors.

Recruitment / Talent Management
Tues | July 24, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Russell Jolivet
Russell Jolivet
Russell Jolivet
One of the metrics often used in D&I is recruitment and talent management. Leveraging learning from the previous topic, we will hear about the “war for talent”, “limited applicant pools”, “candidate poaching” and many other recruitment issues related to finding and keeping great talent.

In this program we will shed light on the unique, creative and innovative ways some organizations are sourcing talent and building their short-term and long-term talent pipelines. We’ll also uncover and discover some concepts aimed at how each of us plays a role in engaging and retaining the talent you’ve recruited. In addition, we’ll look at how demographic data is used to plan for and, in some cases, light a path to an organization’s front door.

Redefining Gender – A Generational Look
Tues | Sept. 18, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Riki Wilchins
Riki Wilchins
Riki Wilchins

While there have been efforts made and many accomplishments achieved, the focus, more recently, shifted to include individuals who identify as bi-sexual or who do not ascribe to a specific gender identity / orientation. Society continues to drive our inclusion efforts and now organizations are being asked to expand into the areas of: Gender Neutrality, Gender Fluidity and the De-Binarization of the concept of Gender.

We will highlight the current and future focus of these areas of gender expression and their impact on individuals, organizations and communities.

When Diversity and Inclusion became a topic of conversation, attention and action (training) in organizations in the United States, the focus was on sexual orientation – how to be more inclusive / welcoming to employees and customers (or potential customers) who were gay or lesbian. Over the past twenty years, that focus shifted to a broader scope of including those who are bi-sexual or transgender.

Tues | Nov. 6, 2018 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD
The concept of Intersectionality is a relatively new term in the D&I world – though it’s been around since the 1980’s. Historically, the elements or “dimensions of diversity” were talked about or addressed from a singular perspective, i.e. Race, Gender, Religion, etc. Yes, there may be multiple aspects addressed in those dimensions but for the most part people focused more narrowly.

Now, we see that the vast dimensions of diversity do not stand alone or by themselves. Thus, the concept of Intersectionality. How the multiple aspects of individuals, TOGETHER, have an influence on how one presents “self” and is perceived by others.

We will explore the many commonalities addressed when we look at people more holistically (from an intersectionality-perspective). And, as this field emerges, we will also explore who are some of the Leaders and the individual and organizational value added by addressing Intersectionality.

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

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