ATD NYC - DE&I: What’s Talent Development (TD) Got to Do with It?
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts can bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table inspiring greater creativity and innovation within teams.
We also know that DE&I is an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but the first steps are the hardest. As a TD professional:
What can you do to help everyone in your organization be involved in the conversation around inclusion?
How can you use DE&I to benefit: your organization/leaders? your learners/talent? yourself?
In this session, we will explore & discuss:
What are the challenges in understanding Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?
What does culture have to do with it?
How do you get comfortable with discomfort?
At the end of this session, you will be able to:
Share 3 simple strategies to support inclusion.
Know how diversity benefits you, your learners/talent, your organization/leaders.
Explain what equity practices are being used in organizations today.
About our speakers:
Rosemary Okoiti is the founder and CEO of RosemaryOkoiti Consulting, a company that coaches and trains professionals to take the leap to reinvent themselves into successful entrepreneurs. She has extensive global experience across three continents covering intercultural business coaching & facilitation; training delivery, design and management of leadership development programs, compliance and on-boarding. She is passionate about helping you start & run your own successful business as well as designing and delivering engaging learning solutions that help learners grow to their highest potential while driving achievement of strategic business goals. She previously worked as a training manager in the financial sector where she managed the design and implementation of leadership development programs for banks and micro finance institutions.
Rosemary currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Talent Development, New York City Chapter (ATDNYC), as Vice President of Talent Management. She is also a judge for both the ATD BEST Award winners program and the CLO LearningElite Program, a Certified Small Business Mentor for SCORE, New Haven Connecticut, a Career Coach for the New Start Career Network Program of Rutgers University New Jersey and a Facilitator for Google’s #IamRemarkable Initiative.
Rosemary holds a Masters of Education in Entrepreneurship Development from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelors of Education in Economics & Business from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
Juliet C. Hart specializes in developing the leadership capabilities of scientists and their organizations. She is the principal and founder of Hart & Chin, a company that offers workshops, coaching, and consulting services.
She believes that strengthening the leadership skills of scientists and developing their cultural awareness will make them more effective leaders, who will have a larger impact and create greater value for the organizations they serve.
Previously working as a scientist and with scientists at Johnson & Johnson, she has seen the impact of her work drive employee engagement, increase collaboration, and stimulate innovation across functions.
Juliet established her expertise in learning and development through progressive roles within pharmaceutical giants such as J&J and Bristol-Myers Squibb. In addition, she has obtained management training from the Yale School of Management. She began her journey in drug discovery as a laboratory scientist at small to mid-sized biotech companies and at J&J in San Diego, CA. Juliet earned her Bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York - Hunter College in psychology. There she conducted research in biopsychology as a National Institutes of Health - Scholar Fellow, published papers, contributed to the National Academy of Sciences, and presented at international conferences.