2022 Workshop Recordings
DLA: Do You want to be an Anti-Racist Advocate?
With Renee Ronika Bhatti-Klug (she/her/hers)
In this engaging and interactive webinar, participants will understand how to address inequities and become change advocates in their workplaces. Through applying culturally intelligent strategies, participants will receive practical tools to implement immediately for personal, communal, and organizational transformation. All live participants will receive a digital, interactive guide.
Dr. Renee Bhatti-Klug, Chief Trainer & Consultant
Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting (CITC)
Dr. Renee Ronika Bhatti-Klug [Ruh-nay Ron-ih-kah Ba-HA-tee Kloog] (she/her/hers) is an innovative educational leader and researcher committed to the topics of developing Cultural Intelligence (CI), building people-centered curricula, and fostering inclusive environments. She has been educating students and training leaders from over 100 nations for twenty years. As a leader, Renee seeks to model the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, all through action-oriented and data-driven decision making. Renee developed and, through her doctoral research project, tested a CI model that has statistical and practical significance. She successfully has implemented this model across academic, corporate, and non-profit organizations. She is the founder and Chief Trainer at Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting (CITC), a DEI firm that equips individuals to demonstrate CI organizationally through cultural audits, comprehensive training, accountability tools, and DEI committees. She also serves as Arizona State University’s Senior University Educator, a role she established to deliver CI trainings and accountability tools to faculty and staff. Renee has lived in England and France, backpacked Europe, kayaked in Fiji, trained teachers in Madagascar, and been advanced certified as an Enneagram facilitator. She is an Enneagram 4w3/ENFPJ who lives with her husband, a pianist and composer, and their three loquacious children in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona—where she has discovered green grass and true community. In extroversion, she goes to 11.Download Workbook
September 2022: Actions Speak Louder
Steps you can take now to put your DEI strategy to work
Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 11:00am (PST – Arizona)
Many companies have found themselves searching for guidance on creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces that translate ideology into action. Many organizations fall short of that action plan because they lack a crucial tool, a comprehensive blueprint that examines their surroundings and corporate cultures with new eyes. Essentially, this allows them to get out of their own way and turn their energy into a concrete plan.
In this hands-on webinar, accomplished Author, Educator, and Business Leader Deanna Singh will provide a step-by-step guide for managers, teams, and DEI leaders from her new Book “Actions Speak Louder”. She will share key strategies for creating impactful, lasting change in your organization at all levels, from recruitment to retention and beyond. Get ready for this content-rich dialogue that will provide you with new and innovative tools to create an inclusive workplace.
August 2022: Authentic Inclusion of Tribal and Native Communities
Savannah Romero (Eastern Shoshone), Communications Strategist
Maria Givens (Coeur d’Alene), Co- Founder of Tahoma Peak Solutions
We live in a time of historical reconsideration, as more and more people recognize that the sins of the past still haunt the present, we must face the injustices of the past in order to advance true equity and inclusion. The systemic erasure of Native American history and the invisibility of contemporary Native people have created substantial misunderstandings of Indigenous Americans and carry serious negative consequences that act as barriers to equity and inclusion. By examining our histories and learning about Native people today, we will shift the narrative about Native people to realize the full abundance, resilience, and resurgence of Native communities today.
In this workshop, we will summarize the history of Native people in the US and how it relates to the larger contemporary conversations of equity and inclusion, the basics of Tribal sovereignty, and how to appropriately communicate with and about Native tribes and communities including pitfalls and stereotypes to avoid. We will provide resources for continued learning and create space to answer any questions you have about Native people but were too afraid to ask.
There is no recording available for this workshop.
Global Inclusion: Practical Applications of an Innovative Model
With Bert Vercamer, Global Inclusion
The unyielding question for our society is: How do we deal with difference? In other words, how do we deal with people who think and behave differently?
To answer these fundamental questions, we recognize that the approaches offered by the intercultural field (IC), the diversity , equity, inclusion, and belonging field (DEIB), and the social justice (SJ) field – all related but different fields – are by themselves insufficient to transform the world around us. This workshop will offer an innovative approach through the emerging field of Global Inclusion. Together we explore a model with relevant competencies and apply it to real life situations.
PRESENTER BIO: Bert Vercamer is a differencist, consultant, strategist, keynote speaker and executive coach, focusing on the key question of how individuals and organizations effectively deal with difference (identities and culture). In his work he combines intercultural learning (focused on the global) and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work (focused on domestic diversity) under the banner of Global Inclusion.
He has worked in about 50 countries, and lived in a few, currently residing in New York. He is a former CEO, and has trained and coached over 10000 people, including executives and diplomats. He works with corporations, global non-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions.
He has a clear record of strengthening performance, improving collaboration, impacting bottom line contributions, and enabling team members to contribute in increasingly effective ways.
He has two Masters, in both Economics and Intercultural Relations and received his education in Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, and the USA. He is a qualified administrator in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI) and a number of other tools.
Closing the Racial Leadership Gap
With Dr. Jeff McGee, CEO at Cross-Cultural Dynamics
Some organizations have moved the needle on implementing more equitable and inclusive organizational cultures, however, people of color are still underrepresented in C-suite and executive positions. In this workshop, we will cross-examine the assumptions about people of color in leadership positions by examining the alleged deficits possessed. By shifting from deficit-thinking mindset, we can explore deep-rooted assumptions and shift the narrative. We will explore practical ways to create change within your organization by rethinking racial leadership.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Jeff McGee, CEO at Cross-Cultural Dynamics, is a consultant, national speaker, presenter and published author of the nationally recognized book, “One Human Race: Five Stages to Empowering Transformative Change.” He is passionate about equipping leaders with strategies and approaches to lead tomorrow’s organizations. His interactive approach to engagement empowers leaders to think differently and challenge norms. Dr. McGee has over 10 years of experience as a keynote speaker, educator, and trainer for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, businesses, and city and county government agencies. He works tirelessly to dismantle cross-cultural and leadership misunderstandings through education, practice, and policy making. Dr. McGee serves on several local board of trustees, community groups, and dissertation committees. He holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College and a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
For more information on our presenter: www.ccdynamics.org
Audacious Leadership: Women Leading from Grit to Grace
With Kate Morris, Jhoana Molina, Tram Mai
This Women’s history month, Diversity Leadership Alliance presents an open and honest conversation with women leaders who are carving their own paths and creating success on their own terms. This diverse panel of women will share their personal narratives and lived life experiences, challenging you to begin to lead audaciously with bravery and tenacity. Our panelists will share lessons learned from their career paths and how they cultivate a culture of trust and advocacy, amplifying the voices of the women within their organizations. Our panel will also explore what it means to be an ally and mentor to other women and how to become a co-conspirator for social justice creating room for all women to lead authentically with grit and grace. Attendees can expect to walk away with additional tools to help them transform their activism for women in leadership. Our panel will challenge you to not just STAND UP for the success of women within your organizations, but to DEMAND IT! The time is now for women in leadership to be valued, heard, and validated.
Kate Morris is joining KPNX from KTVB, the NBC affiliate in Boise, Idaho, where she served as president and general manager responsible for leading Idaho’s #1 news organization. Morris was named president and general manager in 2018 after previously serving seven years as executive news director. She joined the station in 2006 and, during her tenure at the station, participated in the TEGNA Executive Leadership Program. Kate’s exceptional leadership, passion for storytelling, focus on community engagement and previous experience in Phoenix make her the perfect choice for KPNX. With her focus on nurturing talent and creating a ‘one team’ culture of collaboration, she and the team will continue to bring the very best news and information to the Greater Phoenix community. During her tenure at KTVB, Morris led the team in transforming the station’s newscasts and growing audiences across digital platforms. Throughout her career at KTVB, Kate met challenges head-on and maintained a strong commitment to journalism, pushing the station and everyone in it to innovate, take risks, and never stop striving for something greater. Prior to joining KTVB, Morris was a news producer for KSAZ in Phoenix. A graduate of Arizona State University and a life-long Cardinals fan, Kate and her family are enjoying their return to the Phoenix area.
Jhoana Molina is the newly named Immunization Equity Projects Manager and former Spanish-speaking Public Information Officer for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health as well as the Hard to Reach Populations Coordinator. Her extensive media experience in print, radio & TV in the Spanish market has allowed her to communicate in an effective way to the largest minority in AZ, the Hispanic community, especially during emergencies, pandemics, or major health issues. One of her main roles is to break barriers and educate vulnerable populations about Public Health programs and partner with community-based organizations and media for emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009. A proud graduate of ASU’s Water Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she also serves on several boards including the Arizona Latino Media Association.
Tram Mai anchors and reports across all 12 News shows and platforms. A graduate of UCLA, majoring in Communications with a minor in Asian American Studies, Tram believes that the most rewarding part of her job is making a difference in people’s lives. From coverage of the devastating hurricanes in Florida to the historic ‘Red for Ed’ teacher walkout in Arizona, Tram has covered some of the biggest news stories of our time. Tram is also a mother to 7-year-old twins, and she and her husband are business owners and own Press Coffee with several locations in the Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale areas.
WHOLLY SHIFT: Changing the Conversation About Diversity, Empathy, and Privilege
With Eric M. Bailey, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group
After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world are entering into a dialogue about race and racism in America. Diversity Leadership Alliance understands the importance of this dialogue, but also understands that many folks may not know where and how to enter into the conversation. Leveraging Harvard Business School research entitled, “Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work,” we will explore the practical brain science and psychology to navigate this critical conversation. We will create a space where we can safely share our questions, opinions, and experiences authentically, listen and learn from one another, and continue the process of productive organizational dialogue.
Presenter Bio: Eric M. Bailey is the bestselling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing human communication consulting firms in the United States. Eric has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior and has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Like a Real Boss Podcast. Eric works with Google Inc, the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, the City of St. Louis, MO, Phoenix Police Department and many more. When not working or researching, you can find Eric and his wife Jamie racing on their road bikes, being cheered on by their three children.
Learn more about Eric’s book at www.baileyinnovationgroup.com/thecureforstupidity
Are You Culturally Intelligent?
With Renee Ronika Bhatti-Klug (she/her/hers)
In this introductory workshop to Cultural Intelligence (CI), participants will understand why building CI is a critical step toward achieving DEI outcomes. Through interactive and reflective activities, participants will learn how to increase the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, which guide the capabilities of Cultural Openness, Cultural Awareness, and Cultural Responsiveness.
Please download this workbook, which you can complete as you watch the presentation.
Presenter Bio: Renee Ronika Bhatti-Klug [Ruh-nay Ron-ih-kah Ba-HA-tee Kloog] (she/her/hers) is an innovative educational leader and researcher committed to the topics of developing Cultural Intelligence (CI), building people-centered curricula, and fostering inclusive environments. She has been educating students and training leaders from over 100 nations for twenty years. As a leader, Renee seeks to model the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, all through action-oriented and data-driven decision making. Renee developed and, through her doctoral research project, tested a CI model that has statistical and practical significance. She successfully has implemented this model across academic, corporate, and non-profit organizations. She is the founder and Chief Trainer at Culturally Intelligent Training & Consulting (CITC), a DEI firm that equips individuals to demonstrate CI organizationally through cultural audits, comprehensive training, accountability tools, and DEI committees. She also serves as Arizona State University’s Senior University Educator, a role she established to deliver CI trainings and accountability tools to faculty and staff. Renee has lived in England and France, backpacked Europe, kayaked in Fiji, trained teachers in Madagascar, and been advanced certified as an Enneagram facilitator. She is an Enneagram 4w3/ENFPJ who lives with her husband, a pianist and composer, and their three loquacious children in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona—where she has discovered green grass and true community. In extroversion, she goes to 11.