2014-05

Diversity Insights Breakfast

Ignite a Revolution: Talk into Action

June 26, 2014, 8-10:30 a.m. University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus, Terrence Murphy Hall. Registration information. Cost $40 per person (Opus College of Business students, staff and faculty should email ocbevents@stthomas.edu for complimentary registration)

Talk about diversity and inclusion is easy to find in most workplaces, but diverse and inclusive decision making and action taking are still rare. Imagine the power and opportunity that will erupt when you turn all that talk into action. This session prepares you to ignite that revolution.

Inspired by inquiry and motivated by adaptive action, you will see patterns of race and privilege in new ways. You will understand the underlying dynamics of exclusion. You will create new options for action to shift patterns of bias as they emerge. You will move beyond talk to ignite a revolution in thought and action to support diversity and inclusion. 

Three simple and powerful tools equip you to create systemic change, one sticky issue at a time. Bring your own most sticky issue, and leave with a plan to get it unstuck. Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of human systems dynamics (HSD), will be your guide.  She draws lessons from complexity science to revolutionize how individuals and groups interact with each other and with the challenges they face.

About the Speaker

Dr. Glenda Eoyang works with public and private organizations to help them thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the field of human systems dynamics (HSD), which she founded. Through the Human Systems Dynamic Institute, Eoyang uses her models and methods to help others see patterns in the chaos that surrounds them, understand the patterns in simple and powerful ways, and take practical steps to shift chaos into order. Her clients include 3M, Merrill Lynch, Cargill, The United Methodist Church, Target Stores, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Gates Foundation, REXlab, Prevention Institute, social service and high-techstart-ups, and numerous local, state and federal government agencies.

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