2023 Signature Seminar

Featuring Manar Morales, President & CEO, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

May 3, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Join us at 1:00pm ET on Wednesday, May 3 for a Signature Seminar featuring Alliance President & CEO, Manar Morales. During this virtual presentation, Manar will share how to identify unconscious bias in the interview process as well as the steps organizations and interviewers can take to mitigate bias during the interview.

This event is open to all individuals at member organizations.

Learn more about the Signature Seminar Series. Email Angela Whitehead Quigley if you have questions.

Members – register for this Seminar in the Member Resource Center.

2023 Signature Seminar

Featuring Rudhir Krishtel, CEO, Krishtel

March 2, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

It’s time to examine how business development culture has impacted those from historically underrepresented backgrounds. These patterns directly impact compensation, wealth distribution, and equity. Participants will discuss specific roadblocks existing at the nexus of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and business development (BD) that impede the progress of women, people of color, and other historically underrepresented groups and understand avenues to consider moving towards a more equitable culture.

Learn more about the Signature Seminar Series.

Members – register for this Seminar in the Member Resource Center.

2023 Signature Seminar

Featuring Dr. Tina Opie & Dr. Beth Livingston

February 1, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Making progress toward a more equitable workplace is an important goal for many workplaces. In this Signature Seminar, Manar Morales will interview Drs. Tina Opie and Beth Livingston about their book, Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work, which presents a new approach to achieving gender and racial equity at work. Shared Sisterhood focuses on how to promote authentic connections between people who are different, using social science research and stories from the past and the present to inspire organizations to action.

Members – learn more in the Member Resource Center.

2022 Signature Seminar

Jeanine Turner HeadshotFeaturing Dr. Jeanine Turner, Professor, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program; Affiliate Professor, The McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

December 14, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

As our ability to pay attention in a world of distractions vanishes, it’s no wonder that our ability to be heard and understood—to convey our messages—is also threatened. Whether working with our teams and customers or communicating with our families and friends, it is increasingly difficult to break through the digital devices that get in the way of communication. We’re often participating in multiple conversations at once. As a result, our ability to be socially present with an audience requires an intentional approach. Join Dr. Turner in this session to learn to:

  • Identify challenges created by digital devices and create strategies for success;
  •  Isolate strategies for engaging the attention of others based on the needs of the context, the message and the relationship; and
  • Create an intentional approach to constructing our social presence in our conversations.

2022 Signature Seminar

Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People)

Featuring Amy E. Gallo

September 29, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

When we’re dealing with difficult people, our creativity, productivity, and engagement suffer. Conflict and stress compromise our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions. In this webinar based on her upcoming book, Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People), workplace expert Amy Gallo provides a research-based, practical guide for how to handle difficult people at work and building interpersonal resilience in the process.

2022 Signature Seminar

Leading Inclusively in a Hybrid Environment

Featuring Manar Morales

July 21, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

One of the biggest fears that people have with a hybrid working environment is that those working virtually will be disadvantaged. To avoid this issue, it’s critical for organizations to integrate their hybrid and DEI strategies.

Join Alliance President & CEO, Manar Morales in exploring the impact that flexibility has on DEI and key practical strategies on the organizational and individual levels to create a more successful and inclusive hybrid environment. Manar will share strategies that organizations – as well as individual leaders – can implement to foster connection and collaboration and minimize bias in a hybrid workforce.

2022 Signature Seminar

Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work

Featuring Heidi K. Gardner, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession

June 28, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Solving tough problems in a complex world means we need to collaborate smarter. Join Dr. Heidi K. Gardner to examine how organizations earn higher margins, inspire greater customer loyalty, produce more innovative work, and attract and retain the best talent when specialists engage in Smart Collaboration across boundaries. Drawing from her upcoming book, Heidi will help you understand how this Smarter Collaboration impacts DEI, how to execute effective strategies, and how to avoid the potential pitfalls.

Heidi is the author of Washington Post bestseller, Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos and Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work.

2022 Signature Seminar

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Featuring Vanessa Bohns, Associate Professor of Organizational Development, Cornell University

April 26, 2022 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

If you’ve ever felt ineffective, invisible, or inarticulate, chances are you weren’t actually any of those things. Those feelings may instead have been the result of a lack of awareness we all seem to have for how our words, actions, and even our mere presence affect other people. Join us for a fascinating fireside chat with Dr. Vanessa Bohns about why we should stop searching to gain influence we don’t have and start recognizing and acting on the influence we don’t realize we already have.

2022 Signature Seminar

Tuesday, February 1,  1:00pm EST

Featuring Manar Morales, President & CEO, The Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.

As many organizations plan for their Return to Office, successfully navigating a hybrid workplace is critical. Join Alliance President & CEO, Manar Morales, as she walks you through the strategies and support systems that are essential to the success of your hybrid workforce.

Don’t miss this important seminar which will provide you with guidance on how to build a framework that ensures organizational accountability and support, resulting in thriving leaders and flourishing individual employees.

2021 Signature Seminar

Thursday, September 23, 1:00pm EDT

Featuring Mo Bunnell, author of The Snowball System, host of the video podcast Real Relationships Real Revenue and founder of Bunnell Idea Group (BIG).

Have you ever just connected with a new client, prospect or colleague?

It was easy. Time passed by quickly. It even felt…fun.

Here’s the thing: it wasn’t random.

Connecting quickly is a skill that can be understood and learned.

Join us for this power packed session where our business development expert Mo Bunnell will guide us into the science and steps of connectivity.

This session will decode how relationships are deepened. You’ll leave this session with a plan to work together better on client teams, deepen both internal and external relationships, and…bring in the meaty work you want.