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TRI Partners, Inc. presents the 8th Annual Central Florida Diversity Learning Series
The Inclusion Journey: From Vision to Action
Sessions for 2019
Generational Workstyles – Working Collaboratively
Tues | January 15, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Ken Beller
Session 1: Ken Beller
Ken Beller
Ken Beller
Ken Beller is the cofounder and president of Near Bridge, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in helping people get along better. Near Bridge’s ground-breaking research into generational values reveals the hidden factors that motivate people and provides practical ways to engage and empower employees and turn customers into raving fans.

Ken is the lead author of the highly-praised book, The Consistent Consumer: Predicting Future Behavior Through Lasting Values. Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and president emeritus of The Tom Peters Group, called The Consistent Consumer “one of the most important books on customers to come out in years.”

An accomplished international business leader, Ken has lived and worked in 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. Throughout his career, he has successfully developed, implemented, and run multicultural and cross-functional initiatives for some of the world’s leading companies, including General Electric, Daimler Benz, Applied Materials, and NASA. With a diverse educational background, Ken holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and he is a graduate of GE’s prestigious Chemical and Materials Management training program. He serves on a corporate board and is a member of several community not-for-profit boards.

Whether delivering keynote speeches to thousands, facilitating live workshops for hundreds, or coaching executives one-on-one, Ken’s dynamic style engages and entertains while his depth of knowledge and experience makes the information readily applicable to real-world situations.

In collaboration with his wife, Heather Chase, Ken has coauthored the book Great Peacemakers, which tells the inspiring life stories of 20 great peacemakers and offers powerful insights for cultivating peace in our own lives. The book has won more than 30 awards and is endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize winners. For more information, please visit the book’s website at GreatPeacemakers.com.

Managing Unconscious Bias & Micro Aggressions
Tues | March 19, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Michael Baran, PhD
Session 2: Michael Baran, PhD
Michael Baran, PhD
Michael Baran, PhD
Michael Baran is a cultural anthropologist with more than twenty years experience conducting and organizing ethnographic research for social change on a variety of issues, including race and identity, racial disparities in education, violence against children, healthy housing, environmental health, human services, criminal justice reform, immigration reform, climate change, and early childhood development. Dr. Baran has conducted research domestically and internationally, most extensively in Brazil, Guatemala, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Haiti.

He currently consults for businesses, schools and non-profits on issues related to diversity and inclusion, often incorporating the digital tools developed at Interactive Diversity Solutions as part of a blended approach. In addition to his IDS work, he has taught courses on race and identity, Latin America, child development, expository writing and research methodology at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He has worked as Associate Director at the FrameWorks Institute and currently works as a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes of Research. In that capacity, he manages the community-based research on a USAID-funded project aimed to leverage deep foundational research to better inform interventions and communications to reduce violence against children in Haiti. In this project and others, Baran builds capacity with teams of local researchers to conduct culturally relevant research and to support the long-term sustainability of multi-year, multi-method projects with previous funders including the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Harvard Center on the Developing Child, UNICEF and the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

Dr. Baran received his B.A. from Emory University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology with a certificate in ‘Culture and Cognition’ from the University of Michigan. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is learning Haitian Creole.

Including Non-Faith-Based Beliefs
Tues | May 7, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Session 3: Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Dr. Charlotte Hunter
Dr. Hunter possesses more than twenty-five years of instructor, research, and curriculum development experience, specializing in religion, ethics, and cultural diversity issues. Since 2006, Dr. Hunter has provided expert research, analysis, support, and instruction on diversity, inclusion, EEO/EO, and equity as elements critical to management and mission success. She has taught courses on the effective recognition and management of diversity in organizations, emphasizing (a) cross-cultural communications, (b) historical, ethical, and legal issues inherent in cultural diversity, (c) the sociology of cultural dynamics, and (d) the sustainment of an inclusive work environments.

Dr. Hunter has authored surveys, scholarly papers, and commissioned studies that focus on effective leadership within diverse workforces. Her students have included U.S. and foreign military leaders, as well as senior civilian leaders within a variety of federal workplaces. She possesses significant experience advising leaders on cross-cultural leadership and communication.

In 2005, she was selected as a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. She retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Commander after serving on active duty for 23 years.

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

Yvonne Alverio
Yvonne Alverio

Fred Miller

Fred is the CEO and Lead Strategist of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. — named one of Consulting magazine’s “Seven Small Jewels” in 2010. Fred specializes in developing workforce utilization strategies that accelerate results to deliver higher individual, team, and organizational performance. A pioneering change agent and thought leader in the field of organization development, he has led transformative change interventions in Fortune 50 corporations, large not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, including Merck, Allstate, United Airlines, Toyota, Sandia National Laboratories, EILEEN FISHER, Northeast Utilities, Singapore Telecom, the McArthur Foundation, the City of San Diego, and many others. His experience includes partnering with organizations to accelerate growth, enhance bottom-line results, and work through turnaround situations, as well as positioning leaders for success in start-ups, entrepreneurial ventures, and transitioning from founder-led companies to the next generation of leadership. In the 1970’s, as a manager and then officer with Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (now CIGNA), he helped pioneer one of the nation’s first corporate diversity and inclusion efforts.

Fred was the first person to serve on all three boards of the most prestigious organizations in his field — ATD (formerly ASTD), Organization Development Network, and National Training Labs (NTL). Fred has been honored with The Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s 2018 Winds of Change Award, as the OD Network’s youngest Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, as one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and as one of the Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. Fred is the author of more than 100 articles in journals such as The OD Practitioner, HR Professional, Chief Learning Officer, and Executive Excellence, Fred was managing editor of the classic The Promise of Diversity, and co-author, with Judith H. Katz, of The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity, Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold, Opening Doors to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys that Change EVERYTHING, and Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion & Collaboration in the Workplace (November 2018).

Yvonne Alverio

Since 1996, Yvonne Alverio has partnered with The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. (KJCG), as a Consultant Affiliate. Her expertise covers a range of critical business functions, including strategic planning, organization development, team dynamics, management development, and leveraging Inclusion as the HOW® to build inclusive organizations.

With more than 25 years in management and consulting, Yvonne has consulted with Fortune 500 and mid-sized firms in sectors from health care to insurance to energy, as well as with community-based agencies, educational institutions, and state government. She has contributed substantially to training films and articles in national publications.

Before joining KJCG, Yvonne served as head of workforce diversity for Aetna Life and Casualty, where she led the effort to enhance worldwide high performance and integrate key business goals with diversity. She has also worked in diversity management for Lotus Development Corporation, Wang Laboratories, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Yvonne has served in the Army Reserves and retired in 2002 from the Connecticut National Guard after 27 years of service.

Yvonne earned her undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Connecticut, and her graduate work focused on human resources management.

Emerging Transgender Themes in the Workplace
Tues | Sept. 17, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Presenter: Gina Duncan
Session 5: Gina Duncan
Gina Duncan
Gina Duncan
Gina Duncan was a corporate leader in the Mortgage Banking industry in Florida for over 30 years. She was with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage from 1997 to 2011, and served as the Area Manager of Central Florida, and then promoted to Regional Manager for East Florida, overseeing 26 branches, over 250 employees and a multimillion-dollar budget. Gina Duncan now chairs Equality Florida's Transgender Inclusion Initiative, TransAction Florida, which is comprised of a 60-member advisory council, advocating for transgender rights and protections through public policy, advocacy and education efforts statewide.

She is a national and international advocate, corporate trainer and speaker specializing in transgender dynamics in the workplace and classroom. She has worked with major corporations, elected officials, law enforcement, the media, school boards, colleges, universities and non-profit organizations to improve knowledge and understanding of the transgender journey and the development of competencies in supporting transgender Floridians.

Military / Veteran Inclusion Experiences
Tues | Nov. 5, 2019 | 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
In Partnership with the CFDC
Session 6: In Partnership with the CFDC
In Partnership with the CFDC
About the CFDC
Founded in 2009, the mission of the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities. They are the first and only active Chamber of Commerce for persons with disabilities in the Nation.

CFDC Services
CFDC's role at the Central Florida Disabilities Chamber is to support entrepreneurs through all stages of business development, including: Networking, Identifying potential business concepts, opportunities, assessing feasibility studies, and determining potential funding sources, business educational events & seminars. The CFDC has been advancing economic opportunities for entrepreneurs with disabilities; including service disabled veteran-owned firms.

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