If you are a leader, you must learn to successfully manage a diverse team. Do you feel supported in your efforts? Do you know how to create an inclusive team environment?
This interactive session will look at how organizations can further attract, retain, and engage diverse employees. In this workshop, participants will explore:
- What diversity means and why being inclusive is more effective
- The benefits of a diverse team
- Three strategies to build diversity and inclusion bridges before you need them
- How to spot and avoid common traps when managing diverse teams
- Best practices that build morale to increase creativity and problem-solving skills in your team
This program aligns with domain three of the ATD Capability Model: Organizational Development & Culture.
About the Speaker
Karen Hinds is founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group, a global training and strategic consulting firm that works with organizations to cultivate and retain their next generation of leaders. For the last twenty years, she has served as a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives committed to building talented leaders and inclusive cultures where every employee can thrive and make an impact.
She is the author of five books, including Get Along, Get Ahead: 101 Courtesies for the New Workplace; Networking for a Better Position and More Profit; and A Young Adult’s Guide to the Global Workplace. Karen is a prolific contributor to publications including The Hartford Business Journal, The CIM Toronto Manager, The Boston Globe, and Black Enterprise.
Through her work with the Caribbean Development Bank and Dods Training from the United Kingdom, Karen has facilitated leadership programs with government leaders from nineteen Caribbean and South American nations. Originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Karen left the island at age fifteen with her parents and siblings to pursue educational opportunities in the United States. The transition to a new country, culture and school made it imperative for her to learn how to quickly adapt to change, thrive as an outsider and build strategic relationships. Karen regularly shares her experiences in her keynotes and workshops as she teaches on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and adapting to change.
A graduate of Bowdoin College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish, Karen was chosen as one of sixty-five recipients for the national Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, a grant that enables recipients to pursue a yearlong independent study outside of the United States. The Fellowship was established by the children of Thomas J. Watson, a former Chairman and CEO of IBM.
For fifteen years, Karen wrote a business column for an international newspaper and hosted a global women and girls leadership conference for a number of years on her island.