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July Education Program: Leadership and Advocacy for Inclusive Events

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

July Education Program
Leadership and Advocacy for Inclusive Events
July 8, 2021


Schedule

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Registration
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Educational Program
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

Registration Fees

Member: $35
Non-Member: $45


OVERVIEW

Our communities are increasingly diverse. COVID has made us all realize the importance of human connection and the value of relationships with colleagues, friends and family. The need to ensure everyone feels included and welcomed has never been more clear. When we gather together, at events or meetings, our underrepresented communities may feel excluded. They may not feel seen, heard, valued or respected. Through all our best efforts, there remain gaps. RMPCMA members have the opportunity to serve as leaders and advocates to increase inclusion, build community, and drive positive change.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

As leaders, we have an obligation now more than ever to stand for what is right and do our part to drive inclusion. Creating event experiences where everyone feels welcome is not only the right thing to do for our communities, it’s also the right thing to do for the business. How do we, as leaders, influence key stakeholders to drive change and move the needle? In this interactive workshop, we will share best practices to get buy-in for more inclusive events. There will also be dedicated time for conversations with your colleagues as we collaborate together to increase inclusion and make an impact.

AUDIENCE

RMPCMA members are from the CO region and will be in attending in-person or remotely. Members represent meeting planners (60%) or suppliers (CVBs, PSAVs) (40%), and are primarily a female-centric audience. Expected event attendance is 50-150.Guidance on influencing leaders and clients to gain buy-in Stories and examples of the experience of underrepresented communities Current data and key findings of the business benefits of equity and inclusion Solutions and ideas to consider and implement for more inclusive events Power of individuals as advocates for meaningful change

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Attendees will leave the session feeling:

Motivated to evaluate their current events and identify changes to increase inclusion

Empowered to share key messages and influence leaders or clients

Equipped to amplify the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion

Empathetic towards the experience felt by those who are underrepresented at events

Armed with actionable best practices to make all attendees feel welcome

Inspired to be advocates of positive change

TOPICS COVERED

Guidance on influencing leaders and clients to gain buy-in

Stories and examples of the experience of underrepresented communities

Current data and key findings of the business benefits of equity and inclusion

Solutions and ideas to consider and implement for more inclusive events

Power of individuals as advocates for meaningful change

LOGISTICS

Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Format

Live format with broadcast or recording element

-35 minute workshop

-35 minute small group

-20 minute sharing and conversation

*Note: Members may be surveyed, in advance, to share the biggest
issues they are managing. Info will be used to create groups.

Kathleen Zamaitis
Award-Winning Diversity Equity and Inclusion Consultant, Certified Executive Diversity Coach, DEI Public Speaker

Advancing Women
Z Inclusion, CEO & Founder
Kathleen, also known as “Z”, centers her diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice on advancing women. A stormer and former, she brings her unique perspective and rare expertise launching both innovative employee-facing mobility programs in the workplace, and client-facing growth programs in the marketplace. Kathleen partners closely with her clients to create and accelerate DEI programs, cultivates executive and C-suite inclusion advocates through diversity coaching, and amplifies her women-centric message in public speaking engagements. Prior to starting Z Inclusion, Kathleen launched award-winning inclusion programs as Head of Advisor Diversity and Inclusion at LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent brokerage firm. In this role, she developed insight-based business strategies and impactful programs to authentically connect with and grow underrepresented women, multicultural, LGBTQ+ and NextGeneration financial advisors and investors. Before joining LPL Financial, Kathleen served as a Director at TIAA and managed the firm’s first-ever DEI and community relations programs. Previous to joining TIAA, Kathleen served as a communications, public relations and advertising consultant. Dubbed one of “19 People Who Will Change Wealth Management” (Financial Planning, 2018), Kathleen centered her 30+ year corporate career and philanthropic interests empowering women. Kathleen hails from Chicago, IL and earned a B.S. Business Administration degree from the University of
Illinois Champaign-Urbana.


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Details

Date:
July 8
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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