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Arkansas SHRM 2022 HR Conference & Expo • October 24-26 • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Program Details

Diversity: An Ethical Imperative

Key Objectives

Create a work environment where team members have safe spaces to be their authentic selves, without feeling excluded. Reevaluate organizational systems and develop strategies that drive change for inclusion. Lead by example by actively being engaged in di

There is strength in unity. However, there is strength in diversity which fosters innovation and enhances performance. Inclusion, in a nutshell, is the sense of belonging. As a leader who promotes Diversity and Inclusion, understands it is essential to help team members feel like they are a part of the organization and belong. As a leader knowing your ethical responsibility is to ensure diversity in all HR practices while ensuring equity and inclusion throughout the organization. Inclusive leaders do not bury their heads in the sand when they need to speak up regarding inequities. Inclusive leaders prioritize diversity and inclusion and hold others accountable - in the recruitment process, onboarding, mentoring, and advancing team members to ensure the fair treatment of team members.

This workshop will provide tools and best practices for leaders to develop and promote a more diverse and inclusion-created work environment.

Key Objectives:

  • Create a work environment where team members have safe spaces to be their authentic selves, without feeling excluded.
  • Reevaluate organizational systems and develop strategies that drive change for inclusion.
  • Lead by example by actively being engaged in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Tina Gilbert

Founder at Next Level Training Solutions Group, LLC

Tina Gilbert, founder of Next Level Training Solutions Group, LLC — has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of training and organizational development, leadership, and coaching. Her consulting company has worked with local and state government agencies, corporate entities, faith-based and community groups.  Tina’s mission is to add value to the lives of others, to help them grow, and develop so they can accomplish their goals.

Tina is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Management Leadership from Webster University. She has an extensive background and multiple certifications in the adult learning process. Tina has worked as an independent certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell team and is a certified facilitator with Franklin Covey, Development Dimensions International, Achieve Global, and Diversity and Inclusion certificate from eCornell University. She is the author of a book and journal titled Next Level Thinking 90 Days to Inspire your Best Life.  She is a certified Minority Business Vendor with the State of Arkansas, is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and serves on the Tea Rose Foundation board, as the Vice President and serves on the Board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Arkansas.  She loves spending time with her family and friends.  The following quote by John C. Maxwell is a guiding purpose for Tina: “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential and sowing seeds that benefit others.”

Please Note: Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

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