INCLUSION: Building a Safe Environment for Open Communications & Belonging

Jenn Dodd

  • July 20, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST


July 20, 2018 | 8:30a -12:30p  
Only $69.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

As Mahatma Gandhi was believed to have said, “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” Exclusivity breeds isolation and group think, while inclusion fosters belonging, connection and innovation.

As organizations establish, sustain or seek to shift their culture, it is vital to ensure inclusion is intentionally part of the overall strategic plan. Why? Research indicates all people want to feel included, heard and valued, and will go above and beyond if the essential need of belonging is met.

A lack of belonging adversely impacts an organization’s bottom line through attrition, productivity loss and declining morale.

More recently, movements such as #metoo, and events such as Charlottesville are no longer anomalies.

What are you doing to create a safe environment and encourage courageous conversations? Inclusion and belonging are critically sought-after workplace attributes that are often not achieved due to leaders who inhibit inclusion through their actions. Participate in this brand-new, follow-up class to our 8th annual Leadership Conference breakout session to learn what you are doing to inhibit inclusion and leave with a toolkit designed to give individuals the insight and tools to build their own and others’ inclusiveness.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Raymond James, Michele Reeves joins us for her first full-length class at NLC. During her 25+ year career, Michele has become a master Organizational Development (OD) Practitioner for organizations such as SAS, IBM, and Bank of America, inspiring them to be innovative, people-centric, and purpose-driven best places to work. She earned a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Central Florida and added a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential in 2012.


CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 4.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts).

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) has asked NLC to reframe our no-show policy for their providers.

Effective July 1, CBHC-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, and cancellation and refunds.

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