Annual Membership Meeting & Risha Grant Keynote

Tennessee CDE

Annual Membership Meeting (8:30–8:50)

  • Association election results

Opening Keynote (8:50–9:50)

Permission: Granted To Get Rid of the BS & Build An Inclusive Culture

Whether implicit or conscious, bias is the number one threat to humanity and any company’s success. If your company’s goal is to create cohesiveness within your organization, increase revenue, be innovative and/or elevate your reputation- the bias in your workforce and community is a roadblock.

Throughout this session, Risha allows attendees to authentically express their biases, while giving them easily applicable tools to get over them, however screwed up they may be. Although diversity can often be an uncomfortable topic, Risha’s approach helps attendees to easily understand the concept, without feeling bored or judged.

Risha Grant teaches Diversity & Inclusion through the lens of humanity using terms like BS or Bias Synapse as a way to explain our brain’s involvement in the processing and validation of bias.

Attendees will leave this talk with:

  • An understanding of Diversity & Inclusion
  • A thorough awareness of their biases and where they originated
  • A recognition of the symptoms and results of bias
  • Tools to address bias internally and externally, and easily applied tips to navigate the “hot spots” of workplace diversity
  • Strategies to showcase how an inclusive culture provides a competitive advantage
  • Learn the keys to creating a culture that welcomes all employees, boosts retention and productivity.
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