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General Session
Fireside Chat - Leadership for the Next Stage of the Inclusion Movement
Exhibit Hall B
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 11/01/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

To view all event accessibility & accommodations details, visit here.

General session doors will open around 9:30 AM.

Today, our workplaces and our communities are becoming ever more divided. People are afraid to share diverse viewpoints for fear of being judged, canceled, or even fired. This time of complexity and change calls for a new leadership competency in empathy and Diversity Intelligence (C). Knowing that, how do we begin depolarizing difficult conversations and get to win-win-win solutions in our personal, professional, and civic lives?

 SHRM Chief of Staff, Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Secretary, Emily M. Dickens, J.D. welcomes Rich Tafel to conclude INCLUSION with a conversation on his unique Cultural Translation (C) strategy for building bridges and creating change we can believe in.

All general sessions will be livestreaming at the Spotlight Stage in the INCLUSION Marketplace (Monday and Tuesday only) and the Oglethorpe Auditorium.

Advanced seating assistance is available for anyone with mobility issues, sensory sensitivity, pregnant women, etc. Please head to the Accessibility & Accommodations Advanced Seating waiting area outside the doors to the Main Stage by 9:15 AM to be seated at 9:20 AM. 

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Rich Tafel Photo
Rich Tafel, Founder and CEO,
Public Squared
Emily M. Dickens, J.D. Photo
Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Secretary,