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Global Leadership Conference

Global Leadership:
Rising to the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Challenge Locally and Globally

Half-Day Virtual Conference

July 7, 2022
12:00-5:00 pm ET

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Just $199 to Attend

It’s been 2 years since the world turned upside down. People in leadership positions–executives, directors, managers, EDI/DEI, and HR specialists have been inundated with unprecedented challenges and opportunities, including the potential to have meaningful impact at both local and global levels.

With so much to potentially do, it’s tough to know where to begin.

If you are a leader of people who is ready to chart a solid and actionable path towards measurable success, this one-day virtual conference is designed for you.

You will have access to world-class thought leaders and practitioners, and loads of practical resources to immediately use in your day-to-day practice–that address questions like these:

  • What global forces in society and the marketplace today are shaping EDI post 2020?
  • How can your equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy and practice account for both local and global cultural differences?
  • How do you build confidence engaging in critical intercultural dialogues to build stronger relationships?
  • What is the future of EDI in organizations?
  • Agenda

    This conference will be highly interactive and include compelling session topics such as:

  • State of EDI in Global Organizations Today
  • Next Generation Leadership
  • Building Trust Across Cultures
  • Glocalization: Approaching Global Talent Management and EDI for Local Relevance and Global Integration
  • Virtual Networking Sessions with Special Topics
  • Finding Common Ground: How to Engage in Critical Intercultural Dialogue to Strengthen Relationships
  • The Future of Global Work and EDI
  • Optional Global Leadership Assessment and Debrief Session
  • Session formats will include rotations of short-form presentations with interactive dialogues between speakers and participants as well as panel discussions with breakout room conversations. There will also be a networking session/break with special topics for participants to choose from.

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    Session Description


    DeEtta Jones
    Founder and CEO

    Dr. Mansour Javidan
    Garvin Distinguished Professor and Director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management

    9-10am PT/ 12-1 ET

    State of Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in Global Organizations Today

    It’s been 2 years since the world turned upside down. People in leadership positions– executives, directors, managers, EDI/DEI, and HR specialists have been inundated with unprecedented challenges, and opportunities, including the potential to have a meaningful impact at both local and global levels. This session provides an overview of the landscape - the global forces in society and the marketplace today that are shaping EDI post-2020. You’ll then hear a fascinating keynote presentation by Dr. Mansour Javidan, an international thought leader, GLOBE research director, distinguished professor of global leadership, and creator of the Global Mindset Inventory, on new research findings across the world on how trust is built in different cultures.



    Jennie Walker, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President, Strategy and Global Leadership Development

    Mustafa F Ozbilgin, Ph.D.
    Professor of Organisational Behaviour. Research in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Thais Compoint
    Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Gilead Sciences, Award Winning TEDx Speaker

    10-11am PT/ 1-2pm ET

    Leadership Perspectives on Glocalization

    Global leadership is often framed as work that occurs with diverse peoples across borders with less focus on the EDI opportunities and challenges locally. This session will bring together both the local and global lens on working with diverse others and provide insights on how EDI can be better integrated across organizations with global reach.



    DeEtta Jones
    Founder and CEO

    Maggie Cousin
    Vice President, Client Engagement

    Tyler Dzuba
    L&D Portfolio Manager and Senior Consultant

    11:10-11:40am PT/ 2:10-2:40pm ET

    This session is a bring your own lunch or coffee break to join in informal networking and conversation with other participants on a topic of interest with a facilitator. The facilitator will guide introductions and conversation starters for rich interaction. There is a specific breakout for those who opted in to the Global Mindset Inventory assessment to debrief and discuss their results.


    Jerome Offord, Jr, Ph.D.
    Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Consultant

    Jennie Walker, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President, Strategy and Global Leadership Development
     

    11:40-12:50pm PT/ 2:40-3:50pm ET

    Finding Common Ground: How to Engage in Critical Intercultural Dialogue to Strengthen Relationships

    Research finds that while diversity ultimately adds great value to teams and organizations it brings with it differences in beliefs, values, perspectives, and styles that necessitate dialogue for understanding. This session explores the cross-cultural communication skills and cultural agility competencies needed to engage in intercultural dialogue that builds bridges of understanding and helps to create common ground for strong working relationships.


    Melissa Lamson
    Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant with DeEtta Jones and Associates

    Derric J. Johnson
    Commissioner, and Vice President, Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission

    Maggie Sanchez
    Global Executive and Project Director, Entrepreneurship and Equity, Harvard Business School

    12:50-2pm PT/ 3:50-5:00pm ET

    The Future of Global Work and EDI

    Equity, diversity, and inclusion are conceptualized and managed in different ways across societies. How do organizations with increasingly global scope and geographically dispersed employees and operations navigate this environment? This session explores this question, providing insights and guidance to help leaders at all levels better adjust their proverbial sails for the changes that may lie ahead.


    DeEtta Jones
    Founder and CEO

    Sabrina Prince
    EVP Client Engagement Director Europe, IPG Health

    Won Palisoul, CFE
    VP, Societe Generale, Navy Veteran and Former Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

    Add to Your Conference Experience

    The GMI measures the Global Mindset profile of the survey-taker using an integrated, scientifically verified and validated framework with a specific set of attributes and characteristics which assesses three types of capitals and nine competencies. A strong GMI score is a proven predictor of success in global leadership positions.

    If you already subscribed for our Conference and decide to join the Global Mindset Inventory Assessment and Debrief Session, click on link below.

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