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Heather Price: LinkedIn>>

Psychological Safety is defined as a person’s willingness to take risks to speak up in their team – to propose a new idea or challenge an existing standard. This is the essence of diversity of thinking – and without psychological safety, true diversity of thinking does not exist in the team.

Research has shown that where psychological safety exists, teams deliver better collaboration, performance and innovation.

Therefore, creating a psychologically safe environment is essential for achieving inclusion and innovation. In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • What Psychological Safety is
  • How it contributes to team learning, collaboration and performance
  • What indicates the presence/lack of psych safety
  • Tools and techniques for leaders and team members to apply to embed high levels of psychological safety in their team (take home tools will be provided)
Event Date Friday, 01 September 2017
Event End Date Friday, 01 September 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Hong Kong
Delivered by Heather Price | Symmetra
Senior, C-Suite
Target Audience Executives/ Senior Management
Speaker Profile

Recognised as a leader in shaping the strategic vision of organisations across the globe on diversity and inclusion, Heather established Symmetra in the Asia Pacific region in 2003.This was effected after a decade of guiding organisations across South Africa on the dismantling of apartheid in the workplace. Symmetra provides a global consulting service to blue chip organisations on embedding an inclusive workplace culture and is very well known for its thought leadership on embedding psychological safety in the workplace- a fundamental skill for inclusive leaders wishing to leverage diversity of thought.

Key Takeaways

This workshop will equip leaders:

  • To create a culture in their organisation and teams that will make it safe for employees to speak up, express their divergent views and take appropriate risk
  • To recognise what indicates the presence or absence of psychological safety
  • To be cognizant of what might be standing in the way of psychological safety in their team
  • And what behaviours and techniques ( individually and team based) can be deployed to achieve a high degree of psychological safety
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Em Roblin: LinkedIn >>

Let's do more to bring meaningful learning to the women in our organizations in China. This afternoon session will be an incredible opportunity for female committee members of their organizations women’s employee resource group (ERG) to sit together, share ideas and reflect on how they can have a bigger impact across their organization. Participants from organizations representing a cross section of industries will learn what others are doing and spotlight the initiatives they’re most proud of. While we’ll focus on the China context, we’ll also look at what leading global companies are doing and how they’re leveraging ERGs to inform business strategy. Led by Em Roblin, founder of Circles2, a firm that designs and delivers programs to increase the individual and organizational impacts of women, participants will actively engage in meaningful discussion and walk out the door with new friendships and new ideas. The session will be delivered in English, with Chinese encouraged in discussions and activities.

Workshop Flow:
1:30-2:00 Registration and Arrival
2:00-4:30 Interactive, Hands-On Workshop for Women ERG heads
4:30-6:00 Insights Sharing and Discussion 

Event Date Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country China
Delivered by Em Roblin | Circles2
General, Senior, C-Suite, Beginner, D and I/HR Professional, Business leaders
Target Audience Female committee members of their organization’s women’s employee resource group
Speaker Profile

Em has been based in Beijing for a decade and has been working regionally in Asia since she founded Circles2 (formerly LEAP) in 2010. Em is focused on developing female leaders, and works both within organizations to support strategic Diversity and Inclusion projects to attract, retain and advance talent as well as with professional women to be their best selves both in and out of work. She started Inner Circles, a program to build the capacity of professional women, currently running in several cities around China. Em has worked with Fortune 500 companies from a range of industries including financial services, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, consumer products, and more. She has been invited as a guest lecturer at several notable universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, INSEAD, University of California and was recipient of the Ernst & Young Women in Business Inspiration Leadership Award in 2011.

Em is happily married with three kids. She's famous for her authentic approach to the integration of work and life -- and as a jetsetting mom-baby duo. She stays active whether it's through marathons or as a hobbyist aerobics instructor. She is Canadian.

Key Takeaways
  • Learn what other companies are doing in China in their women employee resource groups (ERGs)
  • Share your company initiatives and get specific feedback and fresh insights
  • Look at how to position your women’s ERG as a strategic partner to your organizations business
  • Reflect on where your resource group is and map out some new ideas to take back to your organization
  • Put your leadership capabilities into action by facilitating the insights sharing portion of the day with invited guests
  • Meet and build relationships with women from different industries
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Mridula Sankhyayan: LinkedIn>>

Leading with Emotional Intelligence and Building Resilience

This workshop is aimed at providing concepts, tools and strategies to enhance your emotional intelligence quotient and help you to

  • Develop trusting relationships (clients and teams)
  • Manage and navigate change
  • Be resilient

The session is designed to help you

  • Appreciate the relevance and business case for EI at workplace
  • Hone EI skills to influence and manage difficult conversations
  • Hone EI skills to navigate change and build resilience
Event Date Friday, 18 August 2017
Event End Date Friday, 18 August 2017
Cut off date Friday, 18 August 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country India
Delivered by Mridula Sankhyayan of Vatt Vriksh Consultants
Middle, Senior, C-Suite, D and I/HR Professional, Business leaders
Target Audience HR and D&I leaders, C-Suite level business leaders, D&I consultants
Speaker Profile

Mridula is an entrepreneur and founder of Vatt Vriksh Consultants which is a Talent Development Consulting Practice. Her expertise lies in Leadership Coaching and Diversity and Inclusion strategy and practice.

Mridula acquired rich experience in last 25 years of her career in leadership development, coaching, skills and Behavioural trainings and driving diversity and inclusion strategy for organisations like Goldman Sachs, Nomura and Genpact. She built her credibility as a lead for talent development strategy (Diversity and Inclusion, Learning and Leadership Development) and execution and worked in various geographies including England (London, Reading), Middle East (Dubai, Sharjah), India across Financial Services, IT and BPO.

She has coached and mentored many senior professionals including women leaders as they navigate their careers and businesses forward.

Mridula believes that in order to grow and have competitive advantage leaders will need to create inclusive workplace and invest in sustainable employee development and engagement strategies.


Areas of Expertise

  1. Leadership Coaching:

A. Coaching high potential leaders for global roles
B. Coaching for leadership competencies (like strategy, change management, people leadership, brand, presence, creating inclusive teams, interpersonal effectiveness and communication)

  1. Behavioural and Skill Programs Facilitated:

A. Business Workshops
B. Leadership Development
C. Behavioural and Skills Trainings

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Programs:

A. Sponsorship, Returnship and career transition Programs for women
B. Leadership Brand and Communication for women
C. Sensitization trainings for gender, LGBT, religion and culture

Click here to read the Mridula's full profile >>

Key Takeaways

The participant’s key takeaways and learnings in context of driving D&I strategy will be how to

  1. Actively engage senior leaders in driving your D&I strategy
  2. Gain commitment and sponsorship of senior leaders
  3. Empower senior leaders to become champions and advocates
  4. Negotiate for resources and funds to drive your D&I strategy
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Kolkata

(DIAN Members Only)

Steve Simpson, award-winning speaker, author, thought leader, and change agent on workplace culture and customer service, has created the concept of UGRs®, or ‘Unwritten Ground Rules’ as a tool to help leaders understand and manage workplace culture.

Despite the clear link between a positive workplace culture and productivity and performance, few managers and leaders know how to translate this into simple and practical actions – and what people don’t understand, they don’t manage.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the link between unwritten ground rules and D&I and learn from Steve a range of strategies that can be implemented in your own organisation to strategically improve workplace inclusion and bottom line performance.

  •    Date: Wednesday 28 June
  •    Time: 3-4.30pm (HKT) + 4.30-5pm offline discussion in meeting hubs
  •    Topic: Unwritten Ground Rules: What Are They and Why Do They Matter? (Fireside Chat with Q&A)
  •    Guest Speaker: Steve Simpson
  •    Format: 

  • Hong Kong – Macquarie, 18/F One International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Singapore Dell, Tokyo Room, 1 Changi Business Park Central 1, #08-101 ONE@Changi City, Singapore 486036
  • Virtual dial-in

Start the conversation around building a positive and inclusive workplace culture using UGRs! Invite your colleagues to join us by sharing this flyer >>

Note: Please be reminded that, at in-person meeting hubs, each member company can claim 2 seats (whilst seats last). If you cannot join us at the hubs, a dial-in option is also available.

 

Joining options:

  1. (Recommended) Join other DIAN Members in Hong Kong or Singapore and dial in as a group + have offline discussions & networking
  2. Dial-in individually or with other colleagues
Event Date Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Event End Date Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Cut off date Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

Kawatani Takashi: LinkedIn >>

If you are looking for innovative ways to build a deep bond or kizuna 絆 between Japanese & non-Japanese employees and engage Japanese to want to become global leaders, this is it!

After 30 years’ global management consulting with Japanese and international firms around the world, Kawatani has realized the fundamental reason for the perceived weak confidence of Japanese business persons in global leadership boils down to the eroded self-respect and attachment with their work places. Paradoxically, “Japanese need more Japan” to become open to diversity and global challenges.

Kawatani will share inspirational concepts and approaches to motivate Japanese employees to give 100% dedication and regard Western companies as the destination rather than temporary alternatives.

You will be taken on a cultural tour to see how speaking to respective personal/social values will awaken dedication and strengthen HRD initiatives involving Japanese employees.

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Session language is English with some key words explained in Japanese. To maximize learning, we recommend you come along with Japanese colleagues as there will be a simulated dialogue session among mixed nationalities.

セッションは平易な英語で行いますが、キーワードは必要に応じて日本語でお伝え致します。また多国籍参加との実践ダイアローグを行いますので、外国人同僚の方とのご一緒に参加されると学習効果が高まります。

Event Date Friday, 02 June 2017
Event End Date Friday, 02 June 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Japan
Delivered by Kawatani Takashi | Diversity Management Institute Inc.
General, Junior, Middle, Senior, C-Suite, Beginner, D and I/HR Professional, Business leaders
Target Audience Global HRD managers and consultants, crosscultural management and leadership trainers, D&I managers, M&A specialists, public relations officers, HR managers/directors, CEOs. Both non-Japanese and Japanese participants are welcome!
Speaker Profile

Authur of a dozen books including Winning Together at Japanese Companies (Eng/Jap) and Crosscultural Management Guide (Jap), he is passionate about facilitating Japanese-Non-Japanese bondage or kizuna 絆in international firms. As one of the first generation Japanese crosscultural management consultants in ASEAN and later globally, Kawatani consults for governments, US Navy, Japanese and Western MNCs and is a host of a popular internet English TV show “Japan Spirit”. Kawatani was formerly a university lecturer, research associate at ISIS Malaysia, lead researcher with Japan Bank for International Cooperation, among others. He and his family lived in Kuala Lumpur for 17 years.

Key Takeaways
  • *Learn “Mandala of Japanese Culture” as the culture map to connect deeply with Japanese colleagues or customers.

  • Understand how focusing on “self-respect”, “connectedness” and “attachment to work place” can significantly increase the spirit of Japanese persons to become proactive and take on leadership.

  • Get inspiring ideas to make Western companies feel like Japanese companies to allow emotional bond or kizuna 絆 to emerge between Japanese and non-Japanese employees.

  • Experience practical approaches to encourage Japanese business persons to be open to diversity and want to become global leaders.

Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Tokyo

Heather Price: LinkedIn>>

This session focuses on another revolution in the evolution of Diversity and Inclusion, from being little more than a reporting requirement 20 years ago to becoming a business imperative today. Now D&I is expanding again to envelop and include customers. This workshop is designed to bring you up to date, provoke your thinking and show you what can be done, and is being done today, by large and small, old and new companies to become customer inclusive and customer led.

For many organisations inclusion of customers is new. It’s new because customers have not traditionally been viewed as part of the business model or as part of the organisations ‘team’. In today’s world, such an approach will increasingly miss the mark. Because customers are living in a new paradigm, and they are flocking to businesses who are in the new world with them.

In this workshop we will review some of the key social shifts that are re-shaping the customer and the competitor landscape, our perspectives around markets and competitors need to shift, fast. Today’s business environment is not for the faint-hearted, organisational life-spans are shrinking; competitor diversity is growing; and consumer diversity is evolving rapidly. And every business has lost control of its traditional megaphone. Yet, within this environment both research and experience demonstrate there are massive opportunities for re-invention and growth of those organisations that can shift to an inclusive culture.

Why does an inclusive culture help in this environment? Because customers, technology enabled, are in control, and if you can add value for them by meeting their needs, solving their problems or supporting changes they want to see in the world then they will partner with you.

In this workshop we will show you how the practice of customer inclusion resolves the root causes of disconnect, and strengthen core business. We will also show you how being customer inclusive is very good for engagement, because it supports an internally inclusive culture – you can’t have one without the other.

In summary, the business case for customer inclusion is clear and compelling. Whilst not a silver bullet, it will provide a major strategic and operational advantage. Having a diverse employee base that resonates with your diverse customer base is not enough. Customer inclusion is the critical ingredient. And D&I, HR and OD teams are very well placed to champion customer inclusion as an organisation wide strategy that can unite silo's and offer enormous performance and engagement opportunities.

Event Date Friday, 19 May 2017
Event End Date Friday, 19 May 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
Country Singapore
Delivered by Heather Price | Symmetra
Senior, C-Suite
Target Audience Executives/ Senior Management
Speaker Profile

Recognised as a leader in shaping the strategic vision of organisations across the globe on diversity and inclusion, Heather established Symmetra in the Asia Pacific region in 2003.This was effected after a decade of guiding organisations across South Africa on the dismantling of apartheid in the workplace. Symmetra provides a global consulting service to blue chip organisations on embedding an inclusive workplace culture and is very well known for its thought leadership on the evolution of D & I into a strategic business imperative – of which customer inclusion is a vital component.

Key Takeaways

This engaging workshop will equip leaders:

  • To understand the strategic business imperative of customer inclusion
  • To understand why there needs to be a paradigm shift from a focus on resonating with customer diversity to a focus on customer inclusion.
  • To identify the key strategic questions D& I leaders should be asking to elicit a focus on customer inclusion
  • To champion customer inclusion as an integral component of their organisation’s D & I strategy
Training Format 1/2 Day
Time Zone Asia/Singapore

Jose Carlos Bezanilla: LinkedIn>>

Topic: Essentials Workshop. “Giftwork® training for the Manager” (Half day (4 hours))

  • “Engagement” is the name of the game! (1.5 hours + Q&A)
  • How to Win The War For Talent In 2017. (1.5 hours + Q&A)

Take Aways:

  • Managers will broad their landscape of people management and the potential behind the Trust as the key driver
  • They’ll understand consequences of high trust culture and its impact in the KPI’s of the organization
  • Leaders will learn about the areas in which they can focus their initiatives to impact the culture positively
  • Clearly they’ll understand possible next steps for their continuous improvement process
Event Date Friday, 05 May 2017
Event End Date Friday, 05 May 2017
Cut off date Friday, 05 May 2017
Individual Price US$500.00
C-Suite, D and I/HR Professional
Speaker Profile
Key Takeaways
  •          Managers will broad their landscape of people management and the potential behind the Trust as the key driver
  •          They’ll understand consequences of high trust culture and its impact in the KPI’s of the organization
  •          Leaders will learn about the areas in which they can focus their initiatives to impact the culture positively
  •          Clearly they’ll understand possible next steps for their continuous improvement process
Time Zone Asia/Hong_Kong

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