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Diversity Best Practices (DBP) 

Web Seminar for DBP Global Members | September 17, 2015 12-1:30pm ET

BEING THE BEST GLOBAL D&I LEADER YOU CAN BE

Join LCW Co-founder and Solutions @ DBP Strategic Partner, Monica Francois Marcel, as she facilitates a member-driven discussion regarding the unique challenges and cultural complexities of leading a truly GLOBAL Diversity and Inclusion program in 2015. 

Who should attend:

  • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers with responsibilities for more than one country
  • Global Diversity & Inclusion Professionals

Want more information? Contact Meghan Donnelly for information about becoming a DBP Global member, for access to this and other DBP member events meghan.donnelly@bonniercorp.com 

Network & Affinity Leadership Congress (NALC) 2015

New York City, NY | June 17-18, 2015

BURNING ISSUES / GUIDED ERG CONVERSATIONS: What are the Complexities & Challenges of Global Encounters

Join LCW Co-founder and Partner Monica Francois Marcel as she leads a discussion among Employee Resource Group leaders and Diveristy and Inclusion program managers, with stories around expanding ERGs globally.  How have their non-U.S. ERGs been formed, grown, struggled, and succeeded? Does the HQ D&I message connect outside the U.S.? What motivates employees to join ERGs globally? What are some common issues facing various ERGs (women, generational, LGBT, ethnicity/race, disability, parents, military service, religion) in different countries and regions? Is global ERG membership growing, declining, of flat (by region)? Which ERG has seen the fastest growth over recent years? How have ERGs outside the US been leveraged to drive business results?

Want to Learn More?  Contact us if you'd like more information on how to make your ERGs and related training rollouts a success. 

 

SIETAR USA: LGBTQ Culture 

Free online mini-workshop for Pride Month | June 15, 2015 - 12:30pm CT

In honor of Pride Month and the 15th Anniversary of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research USA (SIETAR USA), LCW Co-founder Randall Stieghorst and Manager of Intercultural Programs Rebecca Parrilla are pleased to host this session, designed to build cultural competence for engaging LGBTQ employees and customers. This session will leverage tools from the "Cultural Detective: LGBT" package they co-authored, and feature material from LCW's Engaging LGBT Employees suite of solutions. 

Europa Congress of SIETAR

Valencia, Spain | May  21-23, 2015

Join LCW thought leaders Oana Amaria and Jeffrey Cookson for their guided discussions at the 2015 Annual Congress of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research: 

For more information about SIETAR Europa, click here.

 

Twin Cities, MN | May 7, 2015

Jeffrey Cookson, GPHR, SPHR, Manager of Learning & Development, Language & Culture Worldwide

Diversity Leaders Track - Leading with Intercultural Competence 

This workshop explores concepts related to intercultural competence, including how it’s defined, understood and developed. We’ll explore aspects of unconscious bias, known cultural dimensions, cultural competence assessments, and developmental models designed to enhance individual and organizational capacity. Focus is placed on becoming culturally curious and building influence and impact with culturally diverse populations. 

Strategic HR Conference by the Conference Board

New York City NY | April 23-24, 2015

LCW Conference Session:

Oana Amaria led a discussion on "Addressing Millennial Motivators: Global Issues for Next Generation Leaders", with co-presenter Bo Young Lee, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Marsh LLC

Millennials are often portrayed as a homogenous demographic, when in fact, the challenges, outlooks and motivators look quite different depending upon geographic region, economic factors and local cultural drivers. In this session, you will learn from original research about this generation from a global perspective, including findings from Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and North America. Building a business case for millennial engagement across borders, this session will:

• Debunk many commonly-held stereotypes about this generation

• Provide best practice examples

• Help create a personal action plan on how to engage across generations. 

Did you miss the conference? Learn more now about LCW's original research on Global Millennials, or watch this video regarding what tends to influence Millennials' behavior and culture in different world regions.  

 

Forum on Workplace Inclusion

 

March 17-19, 2015, Minneapolis Minnesota

 

“Executive Presence”: Why it Matters to Everyone & How to Build it Among a Diverse Group of Leaders

 

Join Monica Marcel and Christal Morris of Towers Watson on Day 2 of the conference, as they present how and why Executive presence is seen as increasingly necessary for talented professionals—especially those with leadership potential—to grow and sustain their careers. This session will explore different approaches to developing and evaluating Executive Presence, including some of the more subjective aspects and potential biases; highlight the particular challenges that Executive Presence models pose to women, people of color, and other individuals; and experiment with a framework for supporting their own high-potential talent to recognize and practice “grace under fire,” eliminate communication blunders and identify how to appropriately present themselves for professional settings. Participants will receive a checklist with actionable items for developing their executive presence in daily work life, and share experiences working with clients, leaders, and Train-the-Trainer sessions on the topic of Executive Presence through a Diversity &Inclusion lens. The session is scheduled for March 18, 2015 @ 9:45am local time.

Oana Amaria will lead a dinner discussion the evening of March 18th, titled: "Are All Gen Y Cut From the Same Cloth? Understanding and Engaging Millennials, Globally". Although the youngest members of the workplace share a common range of birth years, there are important differences amongst Millennials around the globe that are overlooked. While the world continues to expand their understanding of the millennial generation in the workplace, little to no data exists to inform us as to what motivates, empowers, or inspires them across borders. Are members of the newest generation really all the same? Join Oana, as she introduces a fresh and innovative approach to engaging participants by leveraging insights from millennials across the globe, while showcasing original data from the LCW Global Millennial Survey. This session will be most useful for professionals who are already familiar with current research on the Millennial Generation and are that are looking for further insights, tools and resources to help them take their organization, or team, to the next level.  The session is scheduled for March 18, 2015 @ 5:30pm local time.

Oana Amaria again takes the stage on Day 3 with the Forum Spotlight Series, the Forum’s take on Tedtalks, to share insights on LCW’s original research on Global Millennials. The survey results were recent featured by Diversity Best Practices, MRA, and MultiLingual Magazine. Join her on March 19th at 11:10am local time as she provides a short, yet impactful presentation on Understanding and Engaging Global Millennials.

Also on Day 3, Kitty Vorisek, and Monica Marcel will participate in a panel discussion, to review the changes in leadership skills and talent development initiatives done by corporations to support their growing organizations. The panel will also review the research on changing global leadership competencies and case studies showcasing corporations’ talent practices.  Lastly, the panel will discuss human resources function changes due to “big data” and global demands. The session is schedule for March 19th, 2015 @ 11:45am local time.

 

Registration information is available here

Central Florida Diversity Learning Series – 2015

Orlando FL | March 10, 2015

Monica Francois Marcel will present, "Discovering the Secrets of Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining an Engaged a Highly Diverse Workforce" to members of Central Florida's Diversity Learning Series. 

Session Description: Our workforce is diverse. It was predicted, anticipated and in many cases planned for. Yet, many organizations are struggling to build systems, structures, processes and environments that help them attract, recruit and retain an engaged, diverse workforce. We will uncover who is doing this well, what they did to create and maintain such a strong pipeline of diverse talent and how we can leverage their successes. We’ll also look at what will be needed in the future as our environments become even more diverse.

Want more information? To become a member of CFDLS to attend this and other valueable events, contact Bill Hertan of TRI Partners, Inc./Central Florida Diversity Learning Series @ 206-498-6528/407-595-3283 or visit http://tripartners.com/Pages/CFDLS/CFDLS_Home.html

Diversity Best Practices (DBP) Member Webinar

Web Seminar for DBP Members | January 29, 2015

Jeffrey Cookson will present, "Building Cultural Competence to Manage Hiring Bias"

Does someone have to express strong opinions in order to be confident, or express their point of view forcefully to be considered a leader? Do people have to speak non-accented English to be a client-facing individual? Can someone with a tattoo deliver executive presence?

LCW will deliver this highly interactive and data-driven session for Diversity Best Practices (DBP) members, designed to explore culturally competent tools for managing bias in hiring top talent. The program will begin with a strategic look at the partnership needed between D&I professionals and HR/Talent Acquisition leaders, in order to convert pools of diverse candidates into top talent hires that benefit the organization. We will specifically address tactics to help hiring managers (and the HRBPs who support them) reconcile the fact that sometimes top talent may look, sound, or behave differently than we’re used to. We will practice pushing past initial negative judgments rooted in bias and flexing notions of cultural fit, to more accurately assess how top talent may actually share our values and competencies and prove to be top performers. Get registered and learn how D&I can partner with HR to drive more culturally competent talent acquisition over time.

Who should attend:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
  • Strategic Hiring Leaders
  • Talent Acquisition Professionals
  • HR Managers
  • HR Business Partners

Want more information? Contact Meghan Donnelly for information about becoming a DBP member, for access to this and other DBP member events meghan.donnelly@bonniercorp.com 

Portland OR | October 23, 2014

LCW Conference Session:

Join Oana Amaria for her session "Are All Gen Y Cut From the Same Cloth? Understanding and Engaging Millennials Globally." Although the youngest members of the workplace share a common range of birth years, there are important differences amongst Millennials around the globe that are overlooked. While the world continues to expand their understanding of the Millennial generation in the workplace, little to no data exists to inform us as to what motivates, empowers, or inspires them across borders. Are members of the newest generation really all the same? This session will move beyond the hyper-focus of Millennials and technology and provide meaningful country specific information on how to engage, develop, and manage the youngest members of the workforce, across cultures. The workshop also provides tools and resources to help individuals take their organization, or team, to the next level.

Learn more now about LCW's original research on Global Millennials, or watch this video regarding what tends to influence Millennials' behavior and culture in different world regions.

NETWORK & AFFINITY LEADERSHIP CONGRESS (NALC) 2014

Chicago IL | October 1-2, 2014

LCW Conference Session: 

Join Rebecca Parrilla for her session Successfully Expanding Employee Networks Regionally & Globally.  This session will leverage a panel of corporate representatives that will share success stories around expanding their ERGs globally.  How have their non-U.S. ERGs been formed, grown, struggled, and succeeded? For example:

  • Does the HQ D&I message connect outside the U.S.?
  • What motivates employees to join ERGs globally?
  • What are examples of common elements that ERGs globally can get behind (that everyone can buy into)? 
  • How do the panel companies approach governance of ERG operations outside the U.S.?
  • How do the panel companies structure their ERG executive sponsorship outside the U.S.?
  • How are non-US ERGs leveraged at the panel companies?
  • What are some common issues facing various ERGs (women, generational, LGBT, ethnicity/race, disability, parents, military service, religion) in different countries and regions?
  • Is global ERG membership growing, declining, of flat (by region)?
  • Which ERG has seen the fastest growth over recent years?
  • How have ERGs outside the US been leveraged to drive business results?

 As a result of participating in this session, attendees will: Gain insights on unique issues facing ERGs in particular countries or regions;  Learn what some successful non-US ERGs have done to advance the organizational D&I mission and strategy; Learn how panel companies have leveraged technology and systems to expand ERGs globally; Be motivated to advance their own ERG globalization initiative.

Missed the Conference? Learn more about NALC and contact us if you'd like more information on how to make your ERGs and related training rollouts a success. 

 

Chicago, IL | September 14-17th, 2014 

LCW Conference Session: 

Join Sean Oliver in his session Making Codes of Conduct and C&E Programs Resonate Across BordersLearn more about designing codes of conduct and training for a global audience, finding local case studies, and establishing mechanisms for local feedback.

Find LCW Team Members

Come find us at SCCE's Fall Compliance & Ethics Institute conference, the primary education and networking event for the international compliance and ethics community. LCW's Maria Fagrelius and Sean Oliver will be exhibiting at booth 218.

Missed the Conference? Learn more about SCCE and contact us if you'd like more information on how to make your compliance communication and training more effective locally - make it look and feel like it was created in-country. 

 

MFHA (Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance) Operator's Conference

New Albany, NY | June 25, 2014   

LCW Conference Session: 

Join Jeffrey Cookson for his session session Recruiting & Retaining a Diverse Workforce: The Role of Unconscious Biases. This session will address the fact that finding and retaining top talent in today's multicultural marketplace is becoming increasingly difficult for talent acquisition professionals.  Increasing your Cultural Intelligence by becoming aware of unconscious biases, is the key to successfully branding, attracting, and developing top talent.  Jeffrey presents key insights and the DIN model that can help you navigate cultural differences and help your multicultural talent initiatives succeed.

 

Women's Professional Committee: All About Bias

 

Beijing, China | June 6, 2014 

Session Speaker: Monica Marcel Co-Founder, Master Consultant, and Chief Engagement Leader of LCW

Session Overview:

AmCham China’s Women’s Professional Committee invites Monica Marcel to discuss bias from both the general and professional perspective, and how organizations are changing their internal and external operations in order to improve work atmosphere and efficiency.

“Sometimes the behavioral research leads us to completely change how we think about an issue. For example, many of our anti-discrimination policies focus on finding the bad apples who are explicitly prejudiced. In fact, the serious discrimination is implicit, subtle and nearly universal.” ~David Brooks, 2013, New York Times

Even when good people are determined to be fair and objective, the science is clear: we may believe our actions are in line with our conscious intention, but our unconscious is driving our behavior. Decades of neurology and social and cognitive psychology on implicit bias have introduced a breakthrough among organizations working to both address inequities and ensure greater innovation. On every continent and in every sector, from health care to education to technology to public service, major attention is now being paid to how implicit, hidden biases operate just below human consciousness to drive the way we see and treat others.

Monica will bring examples from her own work on the topic from China, the US and dozens of other countries. Monica will highlight both the latest research and how organizations from Fortune 500® corporations to school to NGOs are applying the science to change their practices both in their internal operations and in how they deliver services to external customers.

For more information, please contact: Lauren Paschke, Tel: 8519-0899, Email: lpaschke@amchamchina.org.

Missed the conference? Contact us to bring this session topic to your organization. 

 

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 

Minneapolis, MN | Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 1:30-3:00pm

Join Monica Marcel for her featured session Should We All ‘Lean-In’? When Women in Leadership Is Neither Inclusive Nor Culturally Competent (so What We Can Do About It)

Session Overview:

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” has brought a new level of attention and focus to where women, men and organizations stand in the quest for equity in corporate leadership. Though many women have found inspiration in Ms. Sandberg’s advice, many others find her book disconnected from their own experiences as working women who may not have the access, resources, privilege, or goals presented by Sandberg. If women lean-in as hard as they can but the system within which they work refuses change, won’t we all just fall over?  As diversity and inclusion leaders, a broader discussion is needed to both counter elitist perspectives on gender equity and also explore the topic from a more inclusive and diverse lens. This session will pick up where “Lean In” left off by sharing best practices and research regarding multicultural approaches to enhancing female leadership—both in the U.S. and globally.

Learning Objectives:

--Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the perspective presented by “Lean In” 
--Explore alternative resources that are more inclusive and culturally competent for women in leadership initiatives
--Experiment with research regarding the significant value in traits commonly associated with women leaders

Missed the conference? Contact us to bring this session topic to your organization. 

 

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 

Minneapolis, MN | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 1:30-5:00pm CT

Join Monica Marcel and Jeffrey Cookson in their session HR, Bias and Cultural Competence: From Recruiting to Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Session Overview:

The major work for many organizations today involves finding ways to break down cross-cultural barriers and unconscious bias in the talent management life cycle, if organizations are to deliver on goals for increasing and leveraging talent from diverse backgrounds. Yet, they often lack the skills and frames to understand talented candidates and employees on their own terms, to address bias in the talent life cycle, and to understand how best to develop talent to its fullest potential. In this session, presenters will share their knowledge on how to recruit, engage, retain and develop a culturally diverse workforce. Examples from each stage of the talent management life cycle will be shown, particularly, from inside Aon’s talent development and retention work. The speakers will collaborate with participants to explore best practices for integrating culturally competent approaches to transform HR processes and achieve a more inclusive workplace.

Learning Objectives:

--Explore how to embed cultural competence into human capital processes, in order to overcome bias
--Understand what it really takes to achieve the widest pool of top talent, and why many organizations fall short
-- Explore best practices for keeping top talent and benefiting from their ideas, innovation, leadership, and success

Missed the conference? Contact us to bring this session topic to your organization. 

 

 

 

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