First Annual Coaching In Diversity and Inclusion Symposium at Newseum

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Exclusive Invitation to this groundbreaking event on September 27th in Washington, D.C. featuring world-renowned experts all on one stage.

The 1st Annual Symposium for Coaching in Diversity & Inclusion, themed “The Power of Belonging” will be held September 27, 2018 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The symposium will be hosted by Dr. Towanna Burrous, CEO and Founder of CoachDiversity. “It is going to be a powerful event, where we challenge one another, and push our own growing edges.”

Notable speakers include keynote speaker: Miguel Joey Aviles, TEDxSpeaker, Author, HR Disruptor. Special Guest: Sophia A. Nelson, MSNBC Contributor, Journalist and Bestselling Author and a host of other world-renowned presenters and speakers. Dr. Howard C. Stevenson will be providing the luncheon keynote. He will also be presented with the CoachDiversity Institute's Inaugural Impact Award. This national recognition seeks to honor trailblazers who are uniquely leveraging the power of coaching in their work empowering diverse communities.

Leaders will convene from across the nation who are innovating by using coaching in executive leadership development, professional development, business building, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and learning and development. They are expecting a mix of corporate business leaders, talent managers, coaches, diversity professionals, consultants, government employees, social workers, and more.

Over the past decades, we know that our world has experienced rapid demographic shifts. Our nation and our world find itself in ever increasing diversity, with many already living in "majority-minority" populations. These demographic shifts create tensions that are felt from those who feel marginalized and are fighting to be seen and heard, as well as those who may feel threatened by increasing diversity. These divisions are exponentially highlighted by our current political climate.

The methodology of coaching is a powerful tool for our toolkits in working with these tensions and dynamics in today's and tomorrow's world. The questions are how can we as leaders, talent managers, coaches, consultants cultivate a sense of "inclusion"? How do we empower individuals / constituencies / employees who feel like they don't belong? How can we ease tension that exists along these demographic fault lines?

Attendees will leave with tangible answers to these questions. It won't matter if you are a coach or not. Coaches will leave with greater perspectives on coaching toward inclusion during divisive times. Non-coaches will be exposed to the power of coaching and get their questions answered about how to incorporate this skill in their work.

2018 Symposium Attendees will—

  • Learn Best Practices
  • Expand Your Network
  • First Class Speakers
  • Honor Trailblazers
  • Be A Part of History…and much more

In addition, attendees are eligible to receive a total of 6.25 hours of Continuing Coach Education (CCE) credit from International Coaching Federation (ICF) when you attend this event. Certificate of completion available upon request. Register for the symposium at http://www.CDISymposium.com.

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