32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Global Citizenship: Global Responsibility, Local Reality

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-A
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: M100GF
Level: Intermediate
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Stephen Frost, Included  |  Raafi-Karim Alidina, Included  |  Gladys Ndagire, Western Digital  |  Alexey Koslov, Hogan Lovells


Global citizenship is the idea that all people have rights and civic responsibilities that result from being a member of the world community. With whole-world philosophy, we have duties that stem from being something more than just a citizen of a particular nation or place.

The local reality in 2020 is increasingly nationalistic: America 1st, Brexit, Hungary 1st, China’s “undeniable territorial sovereignty,” Putin. Yet the need is increasingly global: climate change, migration and refugee emergencies, labor market mobility and talent needs, and technological change that does not respect national boundaries.

How do we, as diversity professionals, reconcile these seemingly intractable trends? If not us, who? If not now, when?

Timeless concepts such as privilege, decolonization and bias are being played out in real time in disparate geographies. What are the differences? What are the similarities? How should we respond and how does it affect our workplace?

Come and hear from global experts who are wrestling with these very issues at work in a global context. We will hear from speakers from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Engage in an interactive discussion focused on practical outcomes and strategies for workplace delivery.

Learning Outcomes
  • Hear the latest theory and practice from global experts on a specially convened panel
  • Develop and refine a global mind-set to apply in your local situation
  • Gain practical tips and tactics to benefit you in your workplace and help you make a unique contribution to your organization

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