Concurrent Session
How to Advance Inclusion and Belonging in the Midst of a Pandemic
Tuesday 10/20/2020 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM   Add to calendar
Intended Audience: Experienced
Workplace Application:
Leverage the pandemic disruption to advance Inclusion and Belonging. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives including the way we work and conduct business. In spite of the challenges, the 'new normal' presents a golden opportunity for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) professionals to advance Inclusion and Belonging in their organizations. The disruption caused by Covid19 provides a chance to showcase how DE&I are core to the business. In this essential session led by a seasoned Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, participants will heighten their awareness in three focus areas and acquire action steps to address them. The three focus areas are (1) Xenophobia & Allyship (2) Virtual Workplace & Diverse Needs (3) Global Team Challenges & Resources. This session will empower DEI professionals to advance Inclusion and Belonging in the midst of a pandemic and help build a more inclusive organizational culture. Now, more than ever, DEI leadership is needed to create a work environment where everyone can thrive!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to advance Inclusion & Belonging in the midst of the pandemic
  • Demonstrate how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core to the business 
  • Heighten awareness and acquire action steps on three focus areas that have surfaced in the midst of the pandemic 
  • Gain insights on how to build an inclusive organizational culture
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Sonia Aranza, Award-Winning Speaker & Global Consultant,
Aranza Cross-Cultural Strategies