Making It Personal—Inspiring Your People to Uncover, Deepen and Reveal Their Own Conviction for D&I

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-A
When: April 18, 2019
Location/Room: 102 ABC
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Angela Cooper, Mindpower Strategic, LLC


How does your D&I strategy come to life through your workforce? When someone at your place of work is asked, “Why do diversity and inclusion matter?” how do they respond? For our companies to be successful in delivering on our commitment to provide an inclusive culture for a diverse workforce serving an increasingly diverse market, our people must develop the capacity to authentically and courageously share why this set of issues is important. This is not the time to rely on ‘corporate speak’. We’ve got to make things personal.

Come learn how a Fortune 500 company in the heart of the Midwest embraces a simple and powerful change leadership tool to help leaders and associates uncover insights that inspire their genuine commitment to D&I and equip them to advocate for it. Angela Cooper, Diversity & Inclusion Director at Mutual of Omaha, will share how the company is building psychological safety and inclusion by harnessing people’s courage, vulnerability, and willingness to share the truth as they tap into the personal motivations that compel them to become genuine, active and visible D&I advocates.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Discover a framework for encouraging people to reflect on the experiences that make up their personal story
  2. Learn tactics to help your people find words to illuminate why D&I are so important
  3. Understand how you can demonstrate the impact of this approach and inspire others to join you

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