2020 Events

NETSURIT’S FUTURE OF WORK

29 OCTOBER 2020, ONLINE

Session facilitator: Using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) to guide crucial conversations on the future of work

Individuals and organizations across varying industries are keen to find ways to sustain their physical, social and economic wellbeing as they live and work through times of great uncertainty such as now. AI holds many potential benefits for us all to build resilience and promote growth by opening the doorway to creating a safe container for dialogue while nurturing an inclusive community with positive possibilities.

Using this ethos for generating what is more life giving, I had the pleasure of facilitating an important discussion on how we work is changing, hosted by Netsurit. I was honored to be a part of Netsurit leading the way with thought leaders and tech enablers for this timely interactive session on the global trends and projections for the future of work.


USING APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND THRIVING FOR ALL

8 OCTOBER 2020, ONLINE

Speaker: International Institute of Positive Psychology hosted an interactive discussion on how to apply Appreciative Inquiry and social constructionist practices in the workplace? The invitation is to learn how to flip the conversation toward equality and thriving for all.

The webinar was a chance to meet the authors of “Thriving Women, Thriving World” including Diana Whitney, Ph.D., Tanya Cruz Teller, M.A., Haesun Moon, Ph.D., and Marlene Ogawa.


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION THROUGH AN APPRECIATIVE LENS

1 OCTOBER 2020, ONLINE

Facilitator with Marlene Ogawa. A webinar on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through an Appreciative Inquiry Lens, hosted by the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. This session was designed for people interested in Appreciative Inquiry or DEI work. Leaning into guiding questions like: What are our stories of strength from our places of exclusion? How can we activate these stories and generative questions to build compassion, strengthen our relational leadership, and increase diversity, equity and inclusion?

My sincere appreciation for the great turnout and heartfelt engagement from our hundred or so webinar participants. The images above capture the moment and some of the feedback. This webinar was just a taste of what’s to come if you choose to dive deeper with Marlene Ogawa and I in co-creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive world with appreciative inquiry in our course hosted by the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry.

More details on the course here – http://bit.ly/DEISW


D2K 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

3 – 5 AUGUST 2020, ONLINE

Photo from 2019 in person event

Attended online event due to COVID-19 uncertainty and out of a desire to ensure everyone’s safety and well being, D2K have decided to shift this year’s in-person conference to a virtual conference. With the new format, they have decided that this will be an alumni-only conference and adapted and transitioned their beloved traditions to a virtual space.

What started off as an innovative idea for bringing Bay Area Diversity practitioners together using Open Space Technology has become a rich annual tradition, expanding to practitioners around the world. We are a vibrant community of deeply dedicated and passionate people with a vision of an inclusive and equitable world.

D2K grows and sustains a collaborative, innovative, and global Diversity & Inclusion community, committed to manifesting emotional and cultural wisdom.


BUILDING A MULTI-RACIAL MOVEMENT: CHALLENGES + PROMISES

24 JUNE 2020, ONLINE

Speaker: Tanya Cruz Teller was part of a diverse panel of racial justice activists discussing the challenges and promises of cross-racial organizing and how to build a multi-racial movement. She enjoyed her role as a speaker to over 200 people who joined the discussions online. Video from the event as well as panelists/moderators bios is now available on IMPACT’s website: https://impactsilverspring.org/building_justice/

“I really believe this is going to guide me in decolonization and activism!” — Participant comment 


ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

17 – 20 MAY 2020, DENVER, CO, USA

Event cancelled due to COVID19

GDIB (The Centre for Global Inclusion) are pleased to announce presentations that inform about the Global D&I Benchmarks and our systems approach will be offered at this conference on 17 – 20 May 2020: Spaciousness Works change for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplaces.

Presenters: Tanya Cruz Teller, Spaciousness Works, South Africa, with co-presenters and former ATD presidents: Dave Jamieson, St. Thomas University, USA and Julie O’Mara, The Centre for Global Inclusion, USA;

Go here for more information and to register. https://atdconference.td.org

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