Thank you to Ted Childs, Geoffrey Leonardelli, Barb Stegemann, the University at Buffalo Center for Diversity Innovation, the UB School of Management Alumni Association, Key Bank, The Martin Group, GEICO Careers, and more than 200 speakers and participants who joined us for our inclusive leadership conference, which took place in May 2019.
Conference Keynote Ted Childs with Karen Jones, Chief Diversity Officer at Buffalo State College, and another attendee
Stephanie Argentine pointing to the screen during her learning track presentation: Confidence and Career Success.
Workplace diversity expert and retired IBM vice president.
Founder of social enterprise, The 7 Virtues Peace Perfumes, entrepreneur, human rights activist and author.
Associate professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Department of Psychology.
See full list in the Learning Tracks sections of the agenda below, and find more information on the Conference Speakers page.
|8:00 a.m.||Registration, Coffee and Networking|
|9:15 a.m.|| |
The Link Between Diversity and Global Competitiveness
Strategic Diversity Advisor
As a leading corporate diversity expert, Ted Childs understands the importance of embracing diversity and the advantage it provides in the war for talent and an increasingly competitive global marketplace. To achieve maximum potential, we must pay attention to changing demographics and emerging issues, and embrace them as opportunities for growth. Childs will clarify the definitions associated with diversity and inclusion, explore the global environment, including the marketplace, look at external recognition as a subject matter influence, share his diversity and inclusion “global mega-trends,” and close with commentary about leadership as a tool for integrating diversity and inclusion into the DNA of today’s business leader.
|10:15 a.m.|| |
Learning Tracks - Part One
Building Inclusive Cultures
Paul Tesluk, PhD
Negotiating Success for Women
Maura Belliveau, PhD
Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
Katerina Bezrukova, PhD
Achieving Everyday Excellence: Using Personal Policies to Lead with Greater Impact
Vanessa Patrick, PhD
|1:00 p.m.|| |
Becoming a Better “Us”: Inclusiveness in the Age of Tribalism
Geoffrey Leonardelli, PhD
Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Can we gain the benefits of an “us” without being threatened by a “them?” Geoff’s research shows how focusing on self-insight can increase human effectiveness and uses a psychological lens to analyze whether and how the psychology of “us” can lead to a better us.
|1:45 p.m.|| |
Learning Tracks - Part Two
Gender-Based Power Dynamics in the #MeToo Era
Maura Belliveau, PhD
Confidence and Career Success: The Conundrum of “Failure” in Career Growth Experiences
Stephanie Argentine, JD/MBA
Unleashing Your Potential While Recognizing Differences in Ability, Behavior and Culture
Dorothy Siaw Asamoah, PhD
Networks, Leaders and Teams
Prasad Balkundi, PhD
|3:00 p.m.|| |
Doing Well by Doing Good
CEO and Founder, 7 Virtues
Learn how Stegemann launched her company, The 7 Virtues Peace Perfumes, out of her garage and on her Visa card—and built a brand that is now not only competing with other luxury perfumes, but has created a new movement of clean and conscious beauty at Sephora, the fastest-growing beauty retailer in the world.
Stegemann will shine light on her approach to business and explain how social enterprise can be used to help reverse global issues such as war and poverty. She will show that the return on investment and the return on love are not mutually exclusive—we can (and must) have both together.
|4:00 p.m.||Conference Wrap Up and Networking Reception|