12:10 - 13:10
28 October 2020

#Inclusion: Become a Change Agent to Rise Together

Professional Development

This session will earn 1.0 PDH

Abstract: What does it take to be a change agent in the business world? In academia? How do you motivate, inspire, and act as a catalyst for positive change? How can you become an active participant and leader for this change, and leverage your influence to help join forces with others in your organization? Particularly, how can you do this to create a more inclusive work or academic culture?

All people have to “rise together.” If we don’t rise together, we fall together.

This session will be highly interactive, with real‐life case studies and active participation. Attend this session, sponsored by MOSAIC (Members of Society Advancing Inclusion Council), for actionable takeaways on how to become a change agent for inclusion in your workplace or academic institution.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the characteristics of an effective change agent, including being Proactive and having Empathy, Authenticity, Knowledge, and Strategy (or PEAKS)
  • Identify key strategies for implementing change with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Outline best practices in fostering an inclusive Climate
  • Discuss simple and effective strategies to create a culture of greater inclusion, and personal leadership to be heard as you rise in your career