Lenora Billings-Harris | 20+ years Authority on Making Diversity a Business Advantage

Lenora Billings-Harris

20+ years Authority on Making Diversity a Business Advantage

Lenora Billings-Harris
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The Diversity Advantageby Lenora Billings-Harris

The Diversity Advantage

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Trailblazersby Lenora Billings-Harris


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Lenora Billings-Harris
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Inclusion and Diversity
The Oz Perspective

Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to make a real difference in today’s multi-cultural world. This fun, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to embrace the gifts you have and to value the gifts of others to increase your organization’s options for multicultural success. By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create and sustain an environment that supports high productivity while celebrating differences. Lenora uses life-size stand-ups of the characters and music from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz to create an entertaining learning environment.

Beyond Diversity Rhetoric

Are you ready to go beyond diversity awareness? Is your organization ready to effectively create and sustain an environment that enables all contributors to achieve their highest potential without regard to their differences? Are your leaders ready to learn and then implement the Transformational Diversity Management Principles™ that will support your organization’s vision, mission, and business strategy? If so, this program is for you.

This presentation offers participants an opportunity to enhance awareness and understanding of Transformational Diversity Management Principles™ based on the work of Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP in her book The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, and her research with the University Of North Carolina-Greensboro.

The Diversity Advantage
Turning Barriers Into Bridges

This highly interactive, non-judgmental and fun program provides an opportunity for participants to discover their own level of knowledge and understanding of people who are different from themselves. By exploring the biases of our society's "isms", such as racism, sexism, ableism, and ageism, as well as homophobia and other prejudices that impede productivity in the workplace, participants will be better equipped to turn barriers into bridges and focus on performance when they return to their organization.

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

• Improve their awareness of the impact of their behavior on others.
• Increase acceptance and value differences.
• Limit the influence of stereotypes on their personal actions.
• Use the S.T.O.P.™ technique to manage "culture collisions."
• Identify the four key dimensions of diversity development.

Maximizing the Power of Inclusion by Uncovering the Impact of Unconscious Bias on Business Results

The most successful leaders accelerate results by leveraging diversity of thought.
Diversity, inclusion and bias have been misunderstood for years. Due to the recent neuroscience of bias research, we now know that everyone has bias, and our daily decisions are impacted by them without our awareness. The good news is once we become aware of the impact of our unconscious biases, we can choose to mitigate those that produce negative outcomes.
Internationally recognized author and speaker, Lenora Billings-Harris will help you examine and reframe your approach to diversity, inclusion, and bias. Using a no blame no shame approach, you will explore what bias is, why it is necessary in our lives, and how unconscious bias impacts productivity, talent management, innovation and bottom-line business results. Lenora will reveal the interdependence of these concepts and the missing components needed to create an environment of high performance. Using an evidence-based approach, Lenora will provide practical yet cutting edge insights that can be immediately applied.
Easy to remember definitions of diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias
Recognition of the impact of implicit bias on business outcomes
The B-BASIC approach to creating inclusive workplaces

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