THE 1st ANNUAL DIVERSITY EQUITY INCLUSION & IMPLEMENTATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE



The 1st Annual D.E.I.I. + MORE Conference. The conference is designed to make an uncomfortable conversation more palatable. The conference will create a safe space for learning and engagement. Led by some of the foremost experts in the field, participants will leave more enriched than they came!!



APRIL 21, 2022

8am – 5pm

DoubleTree Inn Billings MT


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Limited available through 12/14/21
$ 16900Full Day
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3+ GROUPS

Price Per Person for 3 + People
$ 16900Full Day
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MEET THE

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BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR CULTURAL CHANGE!


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ALL THE SPEECHES

THE CONFERENCE

Make sure you don't miss a word, the schedule is available to follow your favorite speakers.


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A Mindful Path to Change

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Did you know that mindfulness can improve personal effectiveness, promote peak performance and reduce stress in the workplace? In this session, experience mindfulness, learn what mindfulness is and is not; learn the 6 keys to practical mindfulness; explore work & life applications.

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Diversity - "It's NOT just about color!"

Thumbnail D’Vaughn Hayes

This workshop is designed to take an in-depth look at one of the bigger opportunities in the workplace: Exploring Diversity! Attendees will participate in an interactive lecture and activities that provide hands-on experience and tangible tools for accepting and appreciating diversity in the workplace. If you are ready to explore the gamut of diversity, this class is for you!!

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Inclusion - "This means YOU TOO"

Thumbnail Yolawnda Henry

This workshop is designed to explore the true definition of Inclusion! Attendees will participate in an interactive lecture and activities that provide hands on experience and tangible tools for accepting and appreciating what inclusion really is all about. Attendees will learn that inclusion is not about LOSS, but about gaining experience and knowledge that may not exist in one’s own sphere of comfort. If you are ready to explore the gamut of Inclusion, this class is for you!!

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Equity - "Equity & Equality are NOT the same."

Thumbnail Rossonio Lawrence

This workshop is designed to take an in-depth look at one of the bigger misconceptions when dealing with Equity! Many leaders confuse the definitions of equity and equality and use the word interchangeably, and this can cause major confusion amongst the workforce. Attendees will learn the difference between equity and equality and how to apply equity throughout the workforce. If you are ready to explore the differences between equity and equality and apply these principles in your workplace, this class is for you!!

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I have an I.D.E.A.

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Identifying. Diversity. Equity. & Assumptions. This workshop is designed to highlight the complexities of diversity, how we misunderstand the difference between equity and equality and how we make assumptions that can lead us to the wrong conclusion. Put your seatbelt on and open your mind as we explore some new I.D.E.As

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Interracial vs Intraracial Relationships

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Interracial relationships, dating and marriages; What attracts you to someone of the same race, or different race?

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Mindfulness, Diversity and the Quest for Belonging"

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Through a series of experiential exercises this session seeks to explore presence based practices around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Participants will explore there is more to us than our story through the recognition of old patterns that have us stuck. This session is intended to engage the concepts and mindful practices that foster a personal environment of diversity, equity and inclusion that can be woven through our work and the world.

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"Working While White"

Thumbnail Sara Agostinelli, Ed.D.

As we strive to increase racial diversity of our teams, have we, as white leaders, stopped to reflect on our own development? Is our own leadership approach as inclusive as our hiring practices? This workshop aims to go beyond learning about white privilege and asks participants to reflect on their own racial experiences and consider if the work we are doing is creating a truly inclusive environment. The presenter of this session is a white woman, and the session is designed to be both reflective and conversational to look at how our own identities are impacting how we supervise others.

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Jerks At Work

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Survival training to deal with conflict in our lives. In this workshop you will gain valuable tools to better understand what drives conflict and learn powerful communication strategies to address difficult situations, respond to criticism, and understand the causes and remedies of defensiveness.

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Getting Past Superwoman

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Those women who survive and thrive in male-dominated entities and industries are statistically superstars. Let’s all dream of (and work toward) a world where ordinary women can achieve ordinary success. To create this world, we must recognize and rectify the system that has long-required women to massively overachieve in order to progress.

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How To Be An Ally

Thumbnail Shelley Hayes-MacDonald

Being an Ally is a verb and it requires action. At times, we don’t know how to navigate this and are afraid of doing it wrong. There are many allies who are ready and willing to take action to address inequities but are unclear how. This workshop focuses on important yet practical ways for allies to support people experiencing systemic oppression in their workplaces and communities. The practical tools produced in this workshop are developed in three layers - what people can do for themselves, what we can do for each other and what managers can do for their teams.

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Courageous Conversation: Surviving & Seeing Beyond Our Lives’ 1000 Cuts

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This highly engaging session examines participants’ experienced 1000 cuts in life. Participants will explore how these cuts lead to our various personas and what it takes for us to find and live as our safe and authentic selves.

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If it bleeds it leads; what to do about the negative spotlight

Thumbnail Toby O’Rourke

A company can quickly propel into the negative media spotlight when customer service issues escalate -- particularly when discrimination may be involved. In these situations, authenticity and swift action is key. During this session, KOA reflects on similar challenges they have experienced, how they have approached crisis management, and what positive learnings and outcomes came as a result.

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Perspective and Unconscious Bias

Thumbnail David J. Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

We are all individuals and are unique in our genetic makeup, cultural upbringing, and life experiences. Therefore, we all see things differently and sometimes there are things we don’t even perceive while others may. This workshop will explore different perspectives and how unconscious biases plays a role in our lives and in our society. We will then discuss some strategies to mitigate actions and reactions due to unconscious biases.

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Leading in Indian Country

Thumbnail Loverty Erickson

Educational leadership in Native American regions has some unique contextual applications. This session will discuss different leadership programs in Montana as well as walk you through the point of view of an experienced administrator who has served in both the Bureau of Indian Education as well as public schools. The perspective of leading in Indian Country comes from an administrator who has served in tribal grant schools, public schools, national research institute as well as worked as an independent educational consultant for over 10 tribes across the country.

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Introducing A Culture of Representation

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Representation matters in ways that are ineffable, and although many organizations are currently striving to attract a more diverse employee, have they truly built a sustainable fondation of support? Participants will engage in a thought-provoking session aimed to target the challenges that come with welcoming a new level of inclusion into their environment.

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