Panel Discussion
Talent Outside the Box: Fair Chance Leadership Lessons
Virtual Wednesday 08/25/2021 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Ethical Practice, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Workplace Application:
Attendees will expand their understanding of inclusive workplaces and gain valuable leadership lessons for business and community resilience. 

This panel discussion will take a deeper look at the potential in Fair Chance Employment, the growing movement to open doors for 1 in 3 adults of working age in the U.S. with a criminal record. Executive-level panelists with lived incarceration experience will reflect on leadership lessons and transferrable skills for coping with the uncertain and unpredictable times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Never has this been so relevant as in the current time of recovery, when adaptiveness and innovation are business survival traits. HR leaders in attendance will have the opportunity to rethink biases about applicants and employees with criminal records, expand their vision of Fair Chance Hiring's business impact, and gain tools for advancing the Fair Chance conversation in their companies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Make connections between personal resilience and adaptive leadership, as applied in the workplace.
  • Broaden understanding of the experience of incarceration and re-entry, equipping you to challenge stigma and bias.
  • Learn strategies for building an inclusive organizational culture that values diverse experience, including the 1 in 3 Americans impacted by a criminal record.
  • Gain insights for identifying and developing high-potential employees from “nontraditional” talent pools.
Elizabeth Speck, Ph.D. Photo
Elizabeth Speck, Ph.D., Principal,
MindOpen Learning Strategies LLC
Tarik Greene  Photo
Tarik Greene, Co-Executive Director,
M.A.D.E. Transitional Services
John Valverde Photo
John Valverde, President and Chief Executive Officer,
YouthBuild USA