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Mindful Leadership Communications to Support a Sustainable, Diverse & Inclusive Environment

Shakira M. Brown  (CEO and Award-Winning Brand Strategy & Business Communication Strategist and Professional Speaker, SMB Strategic Media LLC)

Location: Ballroom B

Date: Wednesday, July 21

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track: Bridge (speaks solidly to both caterers & event professionals), CS-Staff Development & Enrichment

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

To be an effective leader at any level, you must have a clear understanding of how to inspire action through words and make a positive impact on your organization. But when it comes to leading a diverse team in the shadow of a social justice movement, you must be consciously aware of the words you use, when you use them and how those words will be perceived. Research shows that diverse teams are better innovators and problem-solvers and as your workforce evolves, understanding how to connect and engage may become more challenging. This is where mindful communication can support and sustain your organization's diversity and inclusion initiatives.

In this presentation, Award-winning Branding and Business Communication Strategist, Shakira M. Brown, will demonstrate how differences in ethnicity and culture – including gender and generation – are manifested in your everyday communication with colleagues and other stakeholders. Attend this session to increase your awareness of difference using mindful communication techniques rooted in practical Zen philosophical concepts to build and maintain meaningful personnel relationships. Depart this session with ways to minimize conflict and communicate with greater clarity, precision and impact to lead with positive influence.