Summary and Learning Objectives
DEI&B - Deconstructing Acronyms - Constructing Safe Behaviors:
We live in a world where acronyms and words can be triggering. "Trendy phrases" that are overused can lose their power and become barriers to learning, growth and development. What happens when we dismantle the "buzz words" and simply focus on the tools we really need to build psychologically safe and productive team and work spaces? This session helps us to do JUST that!
Speaker Bio and Contact Information
Author of The Loud Brown Round Girl, The Inclusion C.O.D.E. (2020) and Hello Beautiful, Get Well Soon (2021), Gigi Gilliard is a highly regarded speaker and thought leader in the leadership development and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) space. She owns and operates her learning and organizational development consultancy – Gigi Gilliard Development (affectionately referred to as GGD).
A graduate of Rutgers University, (New Brunswick, New Jersey), with a Bachelors in Sociology and Communications, (currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Organization Development), Gigi is a triple-certified Master Coach in the disciplines of leadership development, executive coaching and coaching for presentation/speech delivery for C-suite executives. She has also earned the coveted Certified Diversity Executive, CDE® distinction from the respected Society for Diversity/ Institute for Diversity Certification. Renowned for her work in the DEI&B space and leadership development, Gigi masterfully coaches professionals of all levels through the mindset and skill-building shifts necessary to help them elevate as inclusive leaders of influence.
Under her brand Gigi Gilliard: Author| Speaker | Executive Coach, Gigi utilizes dynamic content and facilitation to share remedies designed to help organizations in the areas of leadership development, inclusive leadership, and inclusion strategy. She helps these organizations build solutions that encourage and embed inclusion, while coaching behaviors that promote the attitude of belonging.
A stalwart enemy of exclusion and inequality for any group anywhere, DEI&B, (diversity, equity, inclusion, AND belonging) is her specialty. She has helped to popularize the moniker DEI&B and believes that creating the sentiment of belonging is a crucial, and often missed, part of the inclusion conversation.
A native and resident New Yorker, Gigi is devoted to her faith, family, and equality; and is focused on sharing principles of inclusive leadership and belonging to those interested in advocating these crucial behavioral changes in their workspaces… and in their lives.