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Mary-Frances Winters: LinkedIn >>

Whether we like it or not, or are prepared for it or not, this adage no longer applies. People are talking about these issues, or at minimum, thinking about them, and it impacts productivity, engagement and employees’ sense of safety and well-being.  Considering we have been taught not to talk about polarizing topics, especially at work, we may not know how to do it very well.  Effectively engaging in bold, inclusive conversations is hard work and is getting even harder due to the current global, political, and social climate.  This workshop will provide an effective guide to developing the skills necessary to engage in conversations around polarizing topics.  Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed increased and intensified global polarization on many topics related to our differences. Unfortunate acts of terrorism; movements like #BlacklivesMatter; and Brexit and the divisiveness of the 2016 US presidential election, are leaving indelible wounds on many.  We see vast divisions that exacerbate an “us and them” disunity, leading to heightened racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, classism, and homophobia.

The workshop will offer skills to:

  • Understand why we need to talk about these topics at work
  • Prepare for bold, inclusive conversations
  • Address polarized views in respectful ways
  • Discover common ground

Note:
This workshop is a 3-hour session.

Event Date Thursday, 27 April 2017
Event End Date Thursday, 27 April 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Singapore
Delivered by Mary-Frances Winters | The Winters Group
Training Format 2 hours
Time Zone Asia/Singapore

 

Do you find it challenging to have respectful conversations with your colleagues on politics, religion, race and other polarizing topics? Whether we like it or not, or are prepared for it or not, people are talking about these issues, or at minimum, thinking about them. This impacts productivity, engagement and employees’ sense of safety and well-being. 

In collaboration with the Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), renowned D&I expert and master strategist, Mary-Frances Winters, will launch her latest book, We Can’t Talk About That at Work. Join us in an armchair discussion with Mary-Frances as we explore how to manage sensitive conversations in the workplace!

 

Note: This event is open to all D&I practitioners, advocates and anyone interested in the topic. 

Event Date Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Cut off date Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Country Singapore
Target Audience Mary-Frances Winters
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong
  • This is a 2-day, closed-door, in-person, members-only meeting.
  • There is no dial-in option.
  • Please note that DIAN Members are allowed only 2 seats. DIAN Group-level Members are allowed 3 seats.
  • Additional seats are available upon request and subject to availability for a fee.
  • Individuals may split / share the registration (opting to attend only a few sessions rather that the whole day)

 

   •   Day 1: An Asian Perspective of Race, Culture and Mobility of Talent
Global political developments have shown that issues of race and culture continue to be central to the diversity debate though not necessarily something we are particularly comfortable with. We are delighted to have as our Guest Speaker, thought leader and author, Mary-Frances Winters.
Note: We are pleased to offer 2 additional seats for the session on D&I and Mobility of Talent at 3.30-5pm.

   •   Day 2: Intersectionality - A Multidimensional Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
D&I experts are increasingly talking about the importance of ‘intersectionality’ and multiple identities – acknowledging that we all have multiple identities that can impact our experience of the world, including the workplace.
Note: We are pleased to offer 2 additional seats for the launch of Mary-Frances Winters’ brand new book: We Can’t Talk About That at Work at the end of Day 2 (4.30-6pm).

Meeting Details:
   •   Date: Tuesday 25 April – Wednesday 26 April
   •   Venue: Deutsche Bank, Singapore 
                   13 Floor (Room 25 & 26), One Raffles Quay, South Tower, Singapore
   •   Agenda: Download Meeting Agenda >>

 

With thanks to our venue host – Deutsche Bank.

Event Date Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Country Singapore
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Dramanon Theatre, Bangalore: Facebook>>

Dramatist Anonymous (Dramanon) is a 16 year old professional theatre repertory that operates out of 3 cities - Bangalore, Hyderabad & Manipal. Dramanon brings diverse expertise spanning across Performing Arts,Training, People Leadership and HR knowledge. Dramanon has been leveraging theatre based tools and techniques for learning and development, branding, communication and other employee engagement initiatives. Dramanon has designed customized performances to help create awareness and provide training on Diversity & Inclusion. These short performances highlight various biases concerning gender, age, region, language, LGBT and disability that exist at the workplace. These performances serve as a catalyst to initiate a conversation, bring about a change in mind set and create inspiring workplaces.

Event Date Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country India
Delivered by Sharanya Ramprakash | Dramanon Theatre, Bangalore
General, Junior, Middle, D and I/HR Professional
Target Audience Company representatives from : HR | Diversity & Inclusion | Learning and Development Training | Talent Development
Speaker Profile

Sharanya Ramprakash is a Bangalore based stage actor, director and playwright. She is one of the founders of Dramanon Theatre, Bangalore. Over the last 6 years, Dramanon has partnered with 30+ companies and deployed 100+ drama based learning and development programs. Prior to co-founding Dramanon, Sharanya worked for 5 years in the areas of employee engagement, training & designing "great place to work" initiatives.

Key Takeaways
  • Connect participants to the ground reality of exclusion at the workplace.
  • Understand the different types of conscious and unconscious biases.
  • Learn about the impact it has on workplace dynamics.
  • Exchange of best practices.
  • Form plan of action to address D&I issues at their workplace.
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Kolkata

Tony Dickel: LinkedIn>>

This experiential session draws on practices from Potential Project's “Corporate Based Mindfulness Training” programs that combine the latest neuroscience research, contemplative psychology and modern business practices to give you tools and moves you need to be more effective and successful at work and in life; whilst at the same time cultivating resilience, stress management and emotional/ mental balance.

 

The workshop is previously called: Mindfulness @ Work: Focused Mind – Organizational Excellence (China)

Event Date Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country China
Delivered by Tony Dickel | The Potential Project
General, Junior, Middle, Senior, C-Suite, Beginner, D and I/HR Professional, Business leaders
Target Audience General/mixed including leadership and senior management
Speaker Profile

Tony Dickel is the Country Director for Potential Project Hong Kong and China. Tony is accomplished with the cultivation of mindfulness and acute self-awareness which is critical success, resilience and well-being in the workplace. He teaches mindfulness based approaches into a variety of settings. Drawing from disciplines including Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness, Cultivating Emotional Balance and narrative coaching, he helps people take personal accountability for changing behaviours, beliefs and mind-sets in ways which can create personal and professional
transformation.

Tony has held leadership positions in Asia and across a variety of industries over a period of 20 years. Tony is an experienced executive coach and
trainer / examiner of professional coaches and CEO of Transcend International.

Key Takeaways
  • Improve effectiveness and performance at work
  • Be more attentive and focussed to all your tasks at hand
  • Enhance your physical health and well-being with mindfulness
  • Cultivate awareness of and strategies of dealing with unconscious (and conscious) bias
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Alan Richter: LinkedIn>>

This highly interactive workshop will cover cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects of gender and explore what it takes to build gender intelligence among leaders and within organizations. Gender will also be addressed across culture and generation, moving from business case/insight through gender equality principles to implementation and best practices.

Event Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Event End Date Thursday, 23 February 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country China
Delivered by Alan Richter | QED Consulting
General, Senior, C-Suite, Beginner, D and I/HR Professional, Business leaders
Target Audience Leaders and Diversity & Gender specialists
Speaker Profile

Alan Richter, Ph.D., is the president of QED Consulting, a 28-year-old company based in New York. He has consulted to corporations and organizations for many years in multiple capacities, primarily in the areas of leadership, ethics and values, diversity and inclusion, culture and change.

Dr. Richter is the co-creator of many successful training tools such as the award-winning Global Diversity Game, the Global Diversity Survey, Global Gender Intelligence Assessment and the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks as well as the Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks.

He has worked closely with organizations both in the private and public sector in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Clients include many Fortune 100 companies, the United Nations and many UN Agencies.

Dr. Richter has an M.A. and a B.A.B.Sc. from the University of Cape Town, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, London University.

Key Takeaways
  • Learn about the latest research in gender differences
  • Explore the measurement of gender intelligence
  • Learn about the latest business case research
  • Build greater sensitivity to gender balance
  • Learn and apply best practices in gender intelligence
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

DIAN Members are invited to dial-in and learn about what's in store for 2017 and how to maximise membership benefits and opportunities.

Event Date Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Cut off date Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Country Virtual
General, Beginner
Target Audience DIAN Member Companies Only
Training Format 1 hour
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Tracy Ann Curtis: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

Whether you are a man leading and/or working with women, or a woman leading and/or working with men, this workshop will engage you to think differently about how you can be a more inclusive leader. According to the book Work With Me by John Gray and Barbara Annis, over 100,000 men and women executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies find many false assumptions and opinions men and women have of each other. It’s based on this work that we explore the topic and increase our gender intelligence - creating more inclusive and engaging work environments. 

Event Date Monday, 21 November 2016
Event End Date Monday, 21 November 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Hong Kong
Delivered by Tracy Ann Curtis | TAC Global
Women, Senior, Business leaders
Target Audience Men and women senior leaders who seek practical advice on implementing new ways of working and succeeding together
Key Takeaways
  • Recognise the impact of biological science in how men and women behave differently
  • Strengthen the business case for gender intelligence at work
  • Increase awareness of gender intellifence and the impact of difference in workplace decision making; communications; and problem solving so that gender differences can be appreciated and leveraged - and employees can feel more valued
  • Dispel myths and uncovers blind spots to support productive, authentic and healthy working relationships and teams
  • Offer next steps for men and women working toegther to be more inclusive leaders
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Day 1: Empowering D&I Professionals as Agents of Change

D&I Professionals have a critical role to play in championing and driving culture change that requires a resourceful and multifaceted approach.  On Day 1 we start by exploring the power of story telling in engaging key stakeholders and look at ways to do this effectively.  In addition we look at how to leverage resources – including your D&I Councils, ERGs and marketing teams – to support your goals.

Day 2: Broadening Perspectives on Disability in the Workplace in Asia

Many companies are looking to drive their disability agenda forward in Asia.  However with a focus on quotas and recruitment many are struggling to make progress.  On Day 2, we look at how disability employee networks can be key to building disability confidence.  We also broaden the discussion on disability to include mental health - exploring the role of companies in promoting the emotional wellbeing of employees as well as the emerging trend of mindfulness in the workplace.

SESSION 6: Mindfulness in the Workplace – Experiential Workshop
Led by Michelle Chan, Potential Project

This experiential session draws on practices from Potential Project's “Corporate Based Mindfulness Training” programs that combine the latest neuroscience research, contemplative psychology and modern business practices to give you tools and moves you need to be more effective and successful at work and in life; whilst at the same time cultivating resilience, stress management and emotional / mental balance.

We are delighted to open this session of DIAN Meeting 4 to our members, each member company enjoys 3 additional seats to this session. 

With thanks to our venue host – Nomura.

Event Date Thursday, 17 November 2016
Event End Date Friday, 18 November 2016
Country Hong Kong
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Keiko Sakurai: Directory Listing | LinkedIn

Working Across Differences provides participants with the practical tools needed to succeed in our increasingly globalized work environment. Working across geographical, cultural, functional, regional, linguistic and gender differences is the new norm in today's workplace and it brings a unique set of challenges for employees at every level. This learning program empowers participants to navigate these complexities with increased agility and global acumen.

Event Date Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Event End Date Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Japan
Delivered by Keiko Sakurai | Aperian Global
Middle
Target Audience Mixed Level audience; with basic level of D&I expertise
Key Takeaways
  • Demonstrate how culture impacts business interactions
  • Use a validated too lto understand work styles in a multicultural setting, including your own
  • Gain knowledge of the why behind common behaviours shaped by culture
  • Develop skills to build strong working relationships across style differences
  •  Map learning to action items to improve effectiveness on the job
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong