Sponsors
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Keynote Speaker
Opening Plenary
Inclusive Leadership Workshop
Breakout Session Speakers
Catalyst Sponsor Representative
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8:00 AM
- 11:45 PM

This year's conference marks a momentous time in our community, where we will commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. One hundred years later, Tulsa is still grappling with the harmful impact of years of silence but the city is turning its pain into purpose.

This year, ROI is presented in partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, which will leverage the rich history surrounding the massacre by facilitating actions, activities, and events that commemorate and educate all citizens, including the building of the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center. Marking this milestone year, the city will unite to bring people together around racial healing. We are proud to collaborate and support this effort.

In our opening plenary, hear more about the Tulsa Race Massacre that informs the conference agenda from Phil Armstrong from the1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission, with his address Greenwood Rising, Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre | From Tragedy to Triumph.

Racial reconciliation begins with courageous yet honest discussion and dialogue. Join Phil Armstrong, project director of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, to learn the relevant history of the past that shaped the success, creation, rise and downfall of Greenwood of Tulsa, OK. He will also discuss how racial animosity and social divisions lead to actions that do irreparable harm and inflict racial trauma. This event will include historical slides, videos and renderings. 

Then, hear from Onikah Asamoa-Caesar and Arjun Mahajan from Fulton Street Coffee and Books, who have developed a learning syllabus of readings to accompany the summit programs. Their partnership allows us to extend our conference impact beyond these two days. 

This year's conference marks a momentous time in our community, where we will commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre. One hundred years later, Tulsa is still grappling with the harmful impact of years of silence but the city is turning its pain into purpose.

This year, ROI is presented in partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, which will leverage the rich history surrounding the massacre by facilitating actions, activities, and events that commemorate and educate all citizens, including the building of the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center. Marking this milestone year, the city will unite to bring people together around racial healing. We are proud to collaborate and support this effort.

In our opening plenary, hear more about the Tulsa Race Massacre that informs the conference agenda from Phil Armstrong from the1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission, with his address Greenwood Rising, Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre | From Tragedy to Triumph.

Racial reconciliation begins with courageous yet honest discussion and dialogue. Join Phil Armstrong, project director of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, to learn the relevant history of the past that shaped the success, creation, rise and downfall of Greenwood of Tulsa, OK. He will also discuss how racial animosity and social divisions lead to actions that do irreparable harm and inflict racial trauma. This event will include historical slides, videos and renderings. 

Then, hear from Onikah Asamoa-Caesar and Arjun Mahajan from Fulton Street Coffee and Books, who have developed a learning syllabus of readings to accompany the summit programs. Their partnership allows us to extend our conference impact beyond these two days. 

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- 11:45 PM
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8:15 AM
- 11:45 PM

Viewing diversity, equity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for well- functioning organizations. Years of experience have taught us that a diverse, inclusive workplace and society do not just happen. Yet, as we look to the future, we recognize that huge demographic shifts are happening that impact society, requiring strategic diversity and intentional inclusion be practiced at every level to optimize performance. Learning how to become effective allies and strengthen team engagement requires operating as Intentional Inclusionists®. Dr. Nika White, the author of The Intentional Inclusionist®, will share principles for becoming an inclusion-minded leader and lead employees through sensitivity training with focus on intercultural difference and unconscious bias.

In this training, Dr. Nika White will help participants understand the essentials of intentional inclusion leadership as paramount to successful organizations. Participants will engage in micro-learning activities and self-reflective guided conversations on topics related to the overall value and management of human difference. Specifically, this experiential learning session helps leaders to understand the power of intentions and ways to model and create the necessary inclusion to enhance talent and organizational performance. This training session amplifies the power of mindfulness concerning strategies to disrupt unconscious bias that can hinder organizational effectiveness and cultural of belonginess.

Skills training is necessary to elevate organizational performance and create an inclusive work environment where all are respected, valued, and given every opportunity to succeed. This session will empower and equip participants to build their inclusion leadership competency through knowledge transfer and engaging micro-learning activities related to the overall value and management of human difference.

Viewing diversity, equity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for well- functioning organizations. Years of experience have taught us that a diverse, inclusive workplace and society do not just happen. Yet, as we look to the future, we recognize that huge demographic shifts are happening that impact society, requiring strategic diversity and intentional inclusion be practiced at every level to optimize performance. Learning how to become effective allies and strengthen team engagement requires operating as Intentional Inclusionists®. Dr. Nika White, the author of The Intentional Inclusionist®, will share principles for becoming an inclusion-minded leader and lead employees through sensitivity training with focus on intercultural difference and unconscious bias.

In this training, Dr. Nika White will help participants understand the essentials of intentional inclusion leadership as paramount to successful organizations. Participants will engage in micro-learning activities and self-reflective guided conversations on topics related to the overall value and management of human difference. Specifically, this experiential learning session helps leaders to understand the power of intentions and ways to model and create the necessary inclusion to enhance talent and organizational performance. This training session amplifies the power of mindfulness concerning strategies to disrupt unconscious bias that can hinder organizational effectiveness and cultural of belonginess.

Skills training is necessary to elevate organizational performance and create an inclusive work environment where all are respected, valued, and given every opportunity to succeed. This session will empower and equip participants to build their inclusion leadership competency through knowledge transfer and engaging micro-learning activities related to the overall value and management of human difference.

8:15 AM
- 11:45 PM

Unconscious attitudes, also known as implicit biases, are ubiquitous and their effects are wide-ranging. From something as seemingly insignificant as the clutching of a purse in lieu of a passerby to something of potential great consequence such as the lack of a surgical referral, the fingerprints of implicit bias are on many of the decisions we make.

A unique approach to a difficult conversation, “Unlocking Implicit Bias” is an engaging, insight-enhancing, and practical workshop about implicit bias and its effect on society. We approach this difficult topic in a very straightforward, compassionate and empathic, yet, entertaining manner. Our workshop, presented over 100 times, weaves humor with poignant stories and personal experience into a rich experiential workshop. By facilitating refreshing and productive large and small group activities, we begin to peel away the feelings of shame and guilt that many people associate with implicit bias. Approaching these issues through a more positive lens allows for a more contrite and constructive forum. Ultimately, a discussion on methods to combat implicit bias provides participants with skills to take to their institutions and have an immediate impact on equity.

During this session Jabraan will:
- Define and discuss implicit bias.
- Teach attendees to recognize and discuss the societal effects of implicit bias.
- Help attendees understand the impact of implicit bias through shared experience.
- Discuss methods to mitigate implicit bias.

Unconscious attitudes, also known as implicit biases, are ubiquitous and their effects are wide-ranging. From something as seemingly insignificant as the clutching of a purse in lieu of a passerby to something of potential great consequence such as the lack of a surgical referral, the fingerprints of implicit bias are on many of the decisions we make.

A unique approach to a difficult conversation, “Unlocking Implicit Bias” is an engaging, insight-enhancing, and practical workshop about implicit bias and its effect on society. We approach this difficult topic in a very straightforward, compassionate and empathic, yet, entertaining manner. Our workshop, presented over 100 times, weaves humor with poignant stories and personal experience into a rich experiential workshop. By facilitating refreshing and productive large and small group activities, we begin to peel away the feelings of shame and guilt that many people associate with implicit bias. Approaching these issues through a more positive lens allows for a more contrite and constructive forum. Ultimately, a discussion on methods to combat implicit bias provides participants with skills to take to their institutions and have an immediate impact on equity.

During this session Jabraan will:
- Define and discuss implicit bias.
- Teach attendees to recognize and discuss the societal effects of implicit bias.
- Help attendees understand the impact of implicit bias through shared experience.
- Discuss methods to mitigate implicit bias.

10:00 AM
- 11:45 PM

As the talent pool becomes more diverse, leaders must understand how to support inclusion. When we activate as aspiring inclusive leaders, our commitment deepens, we begin to get more comfortable being uncomfortable, and we stretch ourselves by being more proactive and public with our voice and actions.

Jennifer Brown, founder, CEO, and President, Jennifer Brown Consulting, and author of Inclusion, and How to Be an Inclusive Leader returns to the ROI Summit with a closer look at the Inclusive Leader journey, and potential pitfalls and opportunities along the way.  Jennifer will share tips, learnings, and best practices from her vantage point of why the work of building inclusive cultures starts with each of us, and what we can do on a day-to-day basis to lower our waterlines, recognize and address microaggressions, and activate around our privileges, to further an inclusive organization.

Reflecting on the conversations ignited last year around inclusion, equity, and belonging, what will the legacy of 2020 be, and how can organizations continue to influence inclusive behaviors and culture—ensuring that talent rising feels truly welcomed and able to thrive?

During this keynote, Jennifer will:
- Expand your awareness of Diversity Dimensions, the Iceberg Model (where we set our own waterline and why) and the role and pervasiveness of “covering” in today’s workplace.
- Help you understand intersectionality as a combination of privileged and non-privileged identities.
- Recognize subtle forms of privilege you may not even recognize you benefit from at work, and how to activate around them.
- Teach you to identify common microaggressions and the best ways to respond, including choosing when to call in vs call out.

As the talent pool becomes more diverse, leaders must understand how to support inclusion. When we activate as aspiring inclusive leaders, our commitment deepens, we begin to get more comfortable being uncomfortable, and we stretch ourselves by being more proactive and public with our voice and actions.

Jennifer Brown, founder, CEO, and President, Jennifer Brown Consulting, and author of Inclusion, and How to Be an Inclusive Leader returns to the ROI Summit with a closer look at the Inclusive Leader journey, and potential pitfalls and opportunities along the way.  Jennifer will share tips, learnings, and best practices from her vantage point of why the work of building inclusive cultures starts with each of us, and what we can do on a day-to-day basis to lower our waterlines, recognize and address microaggressions, and activate around our privileges, to further an inclusive organization.

Reflecting on the conversations ignited last year around inclusion, equity, and belonging, what will the legacy of 2020 be, and how can organizations continue to influence inclusive behaviors and culture—ensuring that talent rising feels truly welcomed and able to thrive?

During this keynote, Jennifer will:
- Expand your awareness of Diversity Dimensions, the Iceberg Model (where we set our own waterline and why) and the role and pervasiveness of “covering” in today’s workplace.
- Help you understand intersectionality as a combination of privileged and non-privileged identities.
- Recognize subtle forms of privilege you may not even recognize you benefit from at work, and how to activate around them.
- Teach you to identify common microaggressions and the best ways to respond, including choosing when to call in vs call out.

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