GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
Join 2647 confirmed attendees

Agenda

Timezone:
10:20 AM CET

Organizers' opening intro

Speakers
Kostiantyn Gridin Big Idea Officer at GIOF
Anna Krys Head of Partnerships at GIOF
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
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10:30 AM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Overcoming Cultural Stigmas in Disability Inclusion: An Asian Perspective

Since inclusivity is about working with other humans, there are countless attitudes, perceptions and behaviours that combine to make each interaction a new chance: every moment is a chance to change your reaction, change your perception, treat someone differently. This keynote will focus on how to use this attitude to address cultural and psychological stigmas against those with disabilities. I will draw on my experiences facilitating such mindset change (into a "human-first" mindset) in an Asian context (in particular, in Hong Kong and India).
Speakers
Faridé Shroff Founder and Director at SENsational Foundation Ltd
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10:30 AM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Polarity management of being helpful

When Russia invaded Ukraine this was the time to become helpful. To help refugees at the border, to support Ukraininans who decided or were forced to stay in their country or to build sustainable processes which will be helpful in the long term perspective.
Speakers
Michalina Konkel Director, DEI Organisational Development at Diversity Hub
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11:00 AM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Fostering inclusive design in employee’s mindset: a universal challenge

Research reported that the scarcity of awareness of inclusive design is correlated with a systemic lack of perceived value of the benefits of designing inclusively. Matteo will highlight how companies can foster inclusive design in employee’s mindsets with the Inclusive Design Canvas and will share some tips on how inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility can become part of the daily routine.
Speakers
Matteo Zallio Senior research associate at University of Cambridge
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11:00 AM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Employability as a key to refugee inclusion. How to design and implement a long-lasting and impactful program.

Refugees face many barriers when they arrive in a new host country, including not knowing the local language, unfamiliarity with the culture, and limited opportunities to connect with the local neighborhood. This makes it even harder to integrate — which reinforces any negative misconceptions about them and makes businesses reluctant to give them employment opportunities. This needs to change. We know that refugees bring skills, diversity, and a different perspective to our business.

Refugee employability means refugee inclusion. Refugee inclusion means the long-lasting prosperity of our societies.

Speakers
Susanna Romantsova Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Leader at IKEA Retail Poland
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11:30 AM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Corporate programs of inclusion for youth with disabilities

Young people with disabilities are often forgotten when it comes to transitioning to the workforce. It is important that they receive meaningful opportunities and education to prepare themselves for a career. Starting a paid internship at age 14 ½ is key.
Speakers
Cindy Montgomery Co-Founder at TeachAbility
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11:30 AM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

How organizations can integrate refugees into the workforce

As the shocking war in Ukraine continues to escalate, EY’s priority continues to be the safety of our people in Ukraine, Eastern Europe and across the region, and actively supporting those impacted. In this session, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at the EY initiatives at EY Germany focused on supporting our colleagues from Ukraine with financial support, relocation, integration in the workplace, and providing psychological safety.

Speakers
Snjezana Ana Billian Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Lead at EY Germany
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12:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

How to organise recruitment and empowerment for neurodivergent people in a big corporate workplace

Companies do not understand the importance of recruitment and empowerment of Neurodivergent and Disabled Talent.  As a Consultant, Sydney helps companies understand the importance of creating more inclusive and accessible hiring practices, and policies and procedures. Attendees will learn how in the Corporate world these companies have started implementing more inclusive hiring practices and policies and procedures.
Speakers
Sydney Elaine Butler Founder at Accessible Creates
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12:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Startup Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Competition: Financial Inclusion

Join to hear the Startup Pitch Competition finalists for the Financial Inclusion category


Speakers
Patrice Perkins Founder of Word Architect, Director at Startup Grind Capital Region NY, Analyst at In Focus Brands
Chisom Udeze Founder of Diversify, DEI Strategist
Ben Stokes Founding Partner of Chasing Rainbows
Deepa Nagarajan Author, Founder of OKR League
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
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12:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. What's wrong with percentages?

The percentage of women, black people and other discriminated minorities has been widely used by global corporations as their key indicator of diversity, equity and inclusion. In his keynote speech Kostiantyn Gridin, founder of the Global Inclusion Online Forum, will discuss ways of assessing progress and improving implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Speakers
Kostiantyn Gridin Big Idea Officer at GIOF
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1:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Creating equitable HR processes for neurodiverse candidates and employees

  • Where do global and local offices stand when it comes to neurodiversity?

  • How do neurodiverse people compete for jobs with neurotypical candidates, and how is the recruitment process organized?

  • How are the promotion and retention policies applied to neurodiverse employees?

Speakers
Jill Houghton President & Chief Executive Officer of Disability:IN
Sebastian Denes Vice-President SAP Product Engineering& Head of SAP Mission Control Center APJ/GC
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1:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Driving global inclusion with local cultural insights (L’Occitane global case study)

L’Occitane is a leading global manufacturer and retailer of natural cosmetics and well-being products. In 2021, they developed an internal HR strategy aimed to raise awareness and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at all layers of the organisation worldwide, which involved launching an employee-wide survey to gauge the current sentiments towards DEI within the organisation.
Speakers
Mélanie Chevalier CEO and Founder at Creative Culture
Aurélie Uricher Global Diversity and Inclusion Manager at L’OCCITANE Group
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2:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Humanity or technology - what’s the key to a more Inclusive hiring, promotion, and retention?

Perfecting protocols lead to real results. Numerous organizations have resorted to new technologies that make the applicant screening process more efficient. However, what is the protocol that the algorithm follows? How adequate are the presumptions on which our screening technology operates? As in life, so in algorithms, organizations risk overlooking non-inclusive biases spilling over into the automated processes. Moreover, as final decisions are still made by individuals, organizations must be aware that every decision made solely is inevitably affected by individual biases. Find out what problems are faced by teams around the world by unarticulated protocols, be they technological or human.
Speakers
Busi Sizani Head of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deliveroo
Laura Agharkar Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Culture at Nasdaq
Heide Gardner Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Interpublic Group
Dana Mazia Weinbaum Leading the vertical business strategy at Verbit
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2:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Where are we with racial and ethnic inclusion 2 years after George Floyd’s murder?

  • Recent trends and significant changes in corporate racial inclusion.

  • Common challenges for employees and organizations in overcoming racial differences.

  • What else needs to be done to ensure the abolishment of racial discrimination in the workplace.

Speakers
Jessica Rice VP, Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Under Armour
Randall Tucker Chief Inclusion Officer at Mastercard
Pamay Bassey Chief Learning and Diversity Officer at The Kraft Heinz Company
Nzinga Orgill Founder and CEO of RaCExpert Limited
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3:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Employee Benefits Equity as retention factor

Employee Benefits can be a key deciding factor for potential employees who are choosing their next workplace and a morale booster for existing employees, especially those who identify as Black, Indigeious and People of Color (BIPOC) and within other underrepresented communities. However, organizations that do not provide equity and education through benefits offerings, will fall short of decreasing the disparity of health outcomes for marginalized employees and their families.
Speakers
Cassandra Rose Partner at Meritarc
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4:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Building and Developing Inclusive Ecosystems

Many people with disabilities are never enrolled into the school, there are many different factors for having their families making this decision. For this reason, it is hard for them to find a formal job where they can boost their potential and build an independent life. Walmart México and Central America is leading the inclusion of People with Disabilities creating inclusive ecosystems across region. By the end of 2021, more than 6,000 people with disabilities were included on the workforce of the company.
Speakers
Roberto Lopez Head of Culture and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Mexico and Central America) at Walmart
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4:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Changing policies and culture for all white leadership organizations

After the atrocity of the murder of George Floyd, many organizations struggled to find ways to respond and take action to become an anti-racist organization. See how an organization diversified their all-white leadership team by 20% and took action towards systems changes through culture and policy to combat systemic barriers.

Speakers
Kim "Kimfer" Flanery-Rye Founder at MyKimisms, LLC
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4:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

AI assistant for inclusive communications with candidates and employees

AI is being applied to various DEI use-cases that help companies move their degree of inclusion. We are witnessing an influx of AI assistants that help you auto-generate copy, fix your grammar and tone of voice, and assist you in creating inclusive communications with feedback and recommendations.


Speakers
Kesavan Kanchi Kandadai Co-Founder & CEO at ishield.ai.
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4:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Setting a context for change - how to work with leaders who do not buy into the diversity equity and inclusion agenda

In this session the speaker will talk about:
  • The barriers to the DE&I agenda.
  • Why leadership matters to DE&I thriving.
  • Strategies when working with leaders who do not buy into the DE&I agenda.
Speakers
Quinton Pretorius Director and founder of Cultural Intelligence Africa
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5:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

The missing link of creating a really inclusive workplace for employee’s retention.

In this keynote Valentina Kordi will address why, although so many organizations are nowadays willing to embrace inclusivity as part of their culture that will increase employee retention and engagement, it still hasn’t been effectively integrated and successfully achieved and how it can turn into an ordinary behavior in the workplace, in practice.
Speakers
Valentina Kordi Founder of Valentina Kordi Mindset & High-Performance Executive and Business Coach
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5:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Analysis of Cultural Diversity in Different Countries Using Data Driven Methodologies

The concepts of diversity and mutuality remain difficult to define and are thus difficult to manage, improve or measure. As a result, the effects of a diverse workforce on improving business performance have been understudied and are not well understood outside of professional business contexts. This keynote aims to bring to light data driven solutions to this problem.
Speakers
Rezza Moieni Chief Technology Officer Cultural Infusion
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5:30 PM CET
Inclusivity Business Awards

Inclusivity Business Awards Final

Join us to meet the finalists of the GIOF 2022 Inclusivity Business Awards.


Juries
Glen Patterson Founder of WorkSchool
Ben Stokes Founding Partner of Chasing Rainbows
Deepa Nagarajan Author, Founder of OKR League
Anthony Zlaket Venture Capital Investor at UnityPoint Health Ventures
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
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Timezone:
1:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Startup Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Competition: Diversity and Equality

Join to hear the Startup Pitch Competition finalists for the Diversity and Equality category

Speakers
Patrice Perkins Founder of Word Architect, Director at Startup Grind Capital Region NY, Analyst at In Focus Brands
Maximilian Zaenker Regional Manager at jobs4refugees
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
Deepa Nagarajan Author, Founder of OKR League
UB Ciminieri CEO of InterviewIA
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1:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Online Expo

The need for technology in the new 'remote work' post pandemic reality

Technology and algorithms often get a bad reputation for Diversity & Inclusion and employee engagement, often perhaps appropriately. But the pandemic has changed the world of work for many of us, with employees wanting more purpose at work, greater employee engagement and diversity expectations. This is all in a workplace that is likely to be remote or hybrid - meaning as managers we perhaps won't be able to rely on as much face to face to manage our teams.

Speakers
James Cooper-Jones CEO at Simply
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2:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

LGBTQ+ safe culture: is reversing homophobia at the C-level the key to progress?

Expert studies suggest that more than half of LGBTQ+ employees still hide their identities in the workplace. Although tolerance and acceptance are becoming increasingly normalized, equal treatment and the number of opportunities is still far away from the standard. Despite significant progress in increasing LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance, the general corporate culture around the world still has miles to go.
Speakers
Ezequiel Massa Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SAP Latin America & Caribbean
Dr. Yetta Toliver Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Xerox Corporation
Sneha Suresh VP and Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (India and Philippines) at Wells Fargo
Aasha Tikoo Director of Strategic Partnerships at myGwork
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3:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Measuring gender Equality - which numbers matter?

  • Most common gender equality metrics used in global corporations.

  • Ways to measure and influence female empowerment and job satisfaction.

  • How to use the combination of measurements to create a thriving work environment for all.

Speakers
Sandra Quince CEO at Paradigm for Parity
Michelle Charles Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead - Customer Success at SAP
Jennifer Brown Founder and CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting
Silke Heinrichs Global Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Roche
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3:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Improving racial and ethnic inclusion in a large health care organization

Inclusion when channelled and appreciated can bring new ideas and approaches. This is not about losing power. It's about making powerful changes. We can't avoid the debate, we still see glass ceilings for women, lack of access to service for people with disabilities, ongoing discrimination of people in the LBGTQ+ community and under representation of people of colour in senor positions.
Speakers
Dudley Sawyerr HealthCare Consultant and Business Strategist at People Care Services
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4:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Queer today, gone tomorrow: How can ED&I professionals stay attuned to the lives, lived experiences and language of all LGBTQ+ communities?

This keynote explores both the nuances and the outright disagreements about the language of the LGBTQ+ crowds. From a younger generation who have embraced the word 'queer', to older who find it abhorrent. From an older White generation who might find the term 'elders' irksome, to those from Asian and Black families and groups who might find it a term of endearing respect.

Speakers
Asad Dhunna Founder and CEO at The Unmistakables
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4:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

The potential and power of inclusive and gender-neutral communication

Our computers have faster and more reliable connections than ever before. But how are the connections between us, human beings? Unfortunately, when we go digital, we lose quite a slice of non-verbal communication that helps us empathize and understand each other.
Speakers
Akira Ahola Head of Marketing & Communications at Wunder
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4:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Online Expo

How to use co-development groups for women for lasting change

Are you looking to tackle The Great Resignation, burnout or the broken rung for women?

Are you ready to move beyond tactical DEI solutions to fundamentally changing the equality landscape for women?

In this 20-minute session Miisa Mink, founder of DrivenWoman and the Lifeworking™ method, will share what women struggle with most and how co-working can help them overcome and thrive. Over 10,000 women have benefited from Lifeworking™ since 2013. Miisa will share her experience from personally leading over 500 group sessions in more than 10 countries seeing the transformation of thousands of women.

Speakers
Miisa Mink Founder at DrivenWoman
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5:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Achieving parity in traditionally male-dominated areas in the international NGO sector

From Afghanistan to Somalia and Yemen, UNOPS works on the frontlines in some of the world's most challenging and traditionally male-dominated contexts, in fields such as engineering, infrastructure, and peacekeeping. Elyse will present how, despite these challenges, and amid a global pandemic, UNOPS achieved gender parity in its 5000 workforce.
Speakers
Elyse Ruest-Archambault Diversity & Inclusion Specialist at UNOPS
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5:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Online Expo

Realizing Neuroexceptional Potential: Why should Neurodiversity be a D&I Priority?

Research suggests that neurodivergent teams can be 30% more productive, yet 80% of neurodivergents are underemployed. What exactly are companies missing out on?

- What cognitive strengths do neurodivergents bring to the table, and how can these map to more efficient teams?
- How can diversity of thought promote innovation and creativity, and unconventional problem-solving?
- Why are retention rates higher for neurodivergent employees, and how can businesses tap into long-term career potential?

Speakers
Jhillika Kumar Founder & CEO at Mentra
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5:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

How to ensure leadership programmes deliver on expectations

In this case study, the speaker will share:

  • The ingredients required to develop the 3 Cs
  • The measurable impact of implementing the 4 building blocks: redefining success, engaging participants' managers, individual coaching and facilitating 3-way meetings
  • The contrasting outcomes between leadership programmes with and without the building blocks


Speakers
Natalie Wilkins co-CEO of Thriving Talent
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5:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Startup Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Competition: Accessibility

Join to hear the Startup Pitch Competition finalists for the Accessibility category


Speakers
Patrice Perkins Founder of Word Architect, Director at Startup Grind Capital Region NY, Analyst at In Focus Brands
Glen Patterson Founder of WorkSchool
Deepa Nagarajan Author, Founder of OKR League
Dmytro Chernohod Head Organizer at GIOF
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6:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Two years post-COVID: where does the world stand in the work accessibility journey?

  • The challenges and opportunities in implementing accessibility policies.
  • Can digital accessibility be the new frontier for establishing inclusive policies?

  • What can SMEs do to kickstart accessibility policies with limited resources?

Speakers
Bianca Prins Global Head of Accessibility at ING Bank
Lori Samuels Senior Director of Accessibility at NBCUniversal
Andy Traub Principal at Global Disability Inclusion
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7:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

Mental safety in the hybrid environment: corporate or personal responsibility?

  • Revelations brought by increasingly prevalent hybrid workspaces

  • Drawing the line between individual and collective responsibility

  • How can a corporate culture ensure the feeling of safety and mental health in hybrid environments?

Speakers
Ruben Alejandro Ramirez Global Group Head Diversity and Inclusion at Syngenta Group
Sara Porritt Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Omnicom Media Group
Tamar Becks Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion at CACI International Inc
Cornell Verdeja-Woodson Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Headspace Health
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7:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Implementing DEI principles in an agile organization

Are agile organisations really inclusive? Surely, given the fundamental principle of “individuals and interactions over processes and tools” and the fact that almost every agile approach embeds collaborative practices, the answer should be yes. And yet, the lived experience of many people contradicts this. Putting these assumptions and hypotheses to the test, the Business Agility Institute undertook an ambitious, year-long, research project and heard from 500 people globally.

Speakers
Ashay Saxena Product Owner at IBM
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8:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Presentation

Accessibility roadmap for inclusive organization

Many managers believe hiring and including people with disability (PWD) is a great idea – for someone else to do…. Karima Bryant will present an accessibility roadmap that moves PWD employment out of the proverbial ‘too hard basket’ to a positive approach that ensures people with disability can be seen for what they are, people who have training, education and experience to offer.
Speakers
Karima Bryant Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Officer at Kyndryl
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8:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Why saying "No" is empowering to thrive in hybrid-working environment

The presentation will be on workplace boundaries and the blur that has been caused by working from home and hybrid-working.
Speakers
Ekua Cant Career Coach & Wellbeing Specialist
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8:30 PM CET
Stage 2
Online Expo

Building Analytics Capabilities to Advance DE&I Strategies

In this session Devin Tyler of Axiom Consulting Partners will discuss challenges companies are experiencing related to understanding progress and opportunities on their DE&I strategy through data and analytics. Nearly two years ago companies rushed to pulled together committees to formulate strategies to combat racism and advance inclusion and diversity. Now companies are seeking to understand progress, where opportunities remain, and what efforts are delivering the greatest impact on their DE&I strategy. Because reliable and high-quality DE&I data and analytics are difficult to obtain, even for those with the latest HR Technology, this presents an obstacle for companies to evaluate their DE&I strategy and what comes next. Devin will outline the challenges his clients are experiencing related to DE&I analytics, and the steps to develop more reliable and robust insights from data that link with DE&I Goals and guide leadership actions, decisions, and investments.

Speakers
Devin Tyler Senior Consultant at Axiom Consulting Partners
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9:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Workplace -Induced Trauma - Building a trauma-informed organization

The main 3 Things Attendees Will Learn in This Session.
  • Discover what it means to be a Trauma-informed Organization
  • Learn about the SAMHSA four R's rubric to describe a “trauma-informed” organization, program, or system.
  • Adopt the four-phase model for trauma-informed care.
Speakers
Hakemia Jackson Founder at Divinely Powered, Global Executive Coach, & Mental Health Advocate
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9:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Online Expo

From Disability to Superpower with Clusiv

Learn how Clusiv.io helps the blind and visually impaired population turn their disability into a super power with training that prepares them for jobs at leading tech companies.

Speakers
Lukas Simianer CEO & Founder at Clusiv
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9:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Feelings Are Not a Liability i: Emotional Safety in theWorkplace

The shift to a hybrid workplace has upended our understanding of how employees should share emotions at work. In this environment, feelings can no longer be filed away under “personal life” or “work-life” — they have become one life. Emotional safety is key to building a hybrid workplace where connection thrives.
Speakers
Marie Roker-Jones co-founder at Essteem
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10:00 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Managing Mental Health at Work Long-Term: Navigating Uncertainty, Ambiguity, & Learned Helplessness

In this interactive digital fireside interview, CFC Big Ideas will interview Melissa Doman about the latest trends in the World of Work and how the mental health at work conversation has grown & shifted since the pandemic began.
Speakers
Melissa Doman Organizational Psychologist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, & Author
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10:30 PM CET
Stage 1
Presentation

Mental Health as a DEI Priority: Stories & Strategies from the Field

The mental health crisis we’re facing is affecting individuals and organizations in detrimental ways. Uncertainty and frequent changes have increased fear, stress, and anxiety. Supporting employees’ well-being during a racialized pandemic then requires a bit more creativity. Come learn practical and effective strategies to address mental health challenges in the workplace!
Speakers
Chou Hallegra Founder & CEO at Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC
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Timezone:
4:30 PM CET
Workshop

Inclusive Design Canvas to Improve Work Spirit and Culture

Dr. Zallio will run a demonstration unfolding the potential of the Inclusive Design Canvas for different design teams. The Inclusive Design Canvas is a strategic design template that offers an educational springboard for design professionals to embed Inclusive Design in the design process and to build the business case for Inclusive Design.

The second will highlight the potential of the IDEA audit, a mixed-method post-occupancy evaluation system that helps professionals to collect building occupants’ data on the perception of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.

Speakers
Matteo Zallio Senior research associate at University of Cambridge
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Timezone:
7:00 PM CET
Workshop

How to Increase Employee Engagement into Corporate Cultural Transformation Programs

Along with insights on increasing employees’ engagement, this training will assist your future endeavors in:

  • Providing company’s assessments on cultural transformation
  • Creating an inclusive climate and engendering a culture
  • Analyzing the steps to foster a sense of community within the organization
Speakers
Ayanna Cummings Director of Diversity + Inclusion at Compass Group
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Timezone:
2:00 PM CET
Workshop

Inclusive Meeting Techniques to Maximize the Diversity of Thought

Along with learning effective techniques for holding inclusive meetings, this training will assist your future endeavors in:

  • Encouraging employees to contribute during company’s meetings
  • Learning methodology for enhancing relationships within your team
  • Owning the tools for having productive meetings
Speakers
Rina Goldenberg Lynch Founder and CEO at Voice At The Table
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6:00 PM CET
Workshop

Emotional Tax Refund: Inclusive Well-Being Strategies to Retain Minority and Underrepresented Talent

In this workshop, you will understand what "the emotional tax is", who it affects, how it decrease morale, increase sickness absence and why it is a precursor to a minority talent drain for your organization.

Speakers
Ekua Cant Career Coach & Wellbeing Specialist
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Timezone:
2:00 PM CET
Workshop

First Steps to Practicing Disability Inclusion

This introduction session aims to provide "first-steps" guidance for those who may want to incorporate disability inclusion into the DEI agenda by helping them:

  • ask the right questions for their company
  • think about how to utilize their resources effectively for disability inclusion
  • begin to craft actionable short, mid and long term goals for disability
  • reflect on who internally to their organization as well as externally needs to be involved for disability inclusion to be successful in the long-term
  • feel confident about disability as a new and/or unfamiliar topic.
Speakers
Faridé Shroff Founder and Director at SENsational Foundation Ltd
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7:00 PM CET
Workshop

Reversing Microaggressions with Personal Curiosity

In this workshop, you'll learn how you can use curiosity as a tool for preventing microaggressions and creating a safe space for all people in your workplace.

This interactive workshop will show you how to create spaces where microaggressions aren't just publicized — they're actually prevented.

This workshop will include:

  • An intro activity to help determine who in your workplace might be experiencing microaggressions
  • A role-playing activity to teach you how to address microaggressions as they happen
Speakers
Marie Roker-Jones co-founder at Essteem
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Timezone:
12:00 PM CET
Workshop

Everybody Counts: A Data Driven Approach to Creating More Engaging DEI Strategies

Participants will learn how to adopt new understandings of adaptive environments in influencing their diversity and inclusion work as well as to take a multifaceted & intersectional approach to data analysis, ensuring everybody counts and their cultural identities are respected, recognized and represented. By adopting such a mindset, organizational leaders can affect team performance in a more engaging, transformational way.
Speakers
Peter Mousaferiadis CEO at Cultural Infusion
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Timezone:
11:00 AM CET
Workshop

HR Competencies for Building Effective Virtual Teams

During this webinar, the HR and L&D professionals will learn:

  • The fundamentals of global virtual working and how cultural diversity and geographic distance impact how people think, feel and act while working virtually.

  • The skills and competences for global effective leadership and techniques to support the development.

  • How to create a development plan for global leaders and employees.
Speakers
Theresa Sigillito Hollema Author of Virtual Teams Across Cultures, Senior Partner at NeoSeven Solutions
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4:00 PM CET
Workshop

Retention Practices for Millennials Working in Hybrid and Remote Teams

Here at Moves, we have implemented different initiatives to create a culture where people want to stay and feel like their contribution makes a difference in our product and customers. In our presentation, we will share with you a few of those initiatives:
  • Consistent and inclusive communication
  • Encouraging transparency from all angles; including asking employees to be honest with their managers about whether they are thinking of applying elsewhere or getting contacted by recruiters.
  • Regular organised social events
  • Social channels that are purely for getting to know your coworkers better and opportunities for coworkers to share their passions and things they love
  • Celebrating diversity in all its forms including wishing happy holidays for all cultural holy days and removing the phrase "guys" when referring to groups of people.
Speakers
Sarah Sheikh People and Culture Lead at Moves Financial Inc
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Timezone:
2:00 PM CET
Workshop

How To Eliminate Diversity Complaints

In his workshop, Kostiantyn Gridin, the founder of the Global Inclusion Online Forum and partner at CFC Big Ideas, will talk about his method for setting diversity and inclusion goals:

  • focusing on employee satisfaction rates while using demographic percentages as one of the indicators;

  • setting up a hiring system that does not allow decision makers to apply their biases;

  • setting up an automatic promotion system, based on scores and KPIs, without a need for a human decision.

As a result, the attendees of the workshop will leave the session with readiness to:

  • apply diversity and inclusion models;

  • apply inclusive hiring principles and criteria, which will give no room for candidate complaints;

  • apply the promotion system, eliminating biases and discrimination.

Speakers
Kostiantyn Gridin Big Idea Officer at GIOF
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