Creating an Inclusive Culture
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Creating an Inclusive Culture

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:30am - 11:00am | Program to start at 9:00am
Where: TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Dr, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Kaylin Berg

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An inclusive culture is an effective culture. Paradigm’s Inclusive Leadership Training equips people managers with the knowledge and skills they need to build inclusive, high-performing teams and drive equitable outcomes. Based on research into the specific factors that have a significant impact on employees’ experiences, and that leaders have a unique opportunity to influence, this training is organized around the four pillars of Paradigm's Inclusive Leadership Framework: Objectivity, Belonging, Voice, and Growth to help companies foster inclusion at every level of their organization. 

By workshop end, attendees will be able to:

  •  Boost fairness and objectivity in their decision making
  • Cultivate a sense of belonging on their teams
  • Create a team culture where all ideas are surfaced, so the best ideas can win
  • Proactively support the growth of their team

Attendees should be people managers who make hiring, growth, and promotion decisions.

***Each company may register up to 5 employees.


Category Pricing
Member $50
Nonmember $125


Refunds for paid tickets are only available up to five business days prior to the event. Tickets are non-transferable, refunds must be issued.


Meet the Speaker: 

Erin L. Thomas, PhD, Managing Director, Paradigm Chicago

Erin is an award-winning diversity researcher and practitioner. As the Managing Director of Paradigm’s Chicago office, she is responsible for expanding impact in the Midwest. Erin brings a distinct mix of research expertise and applied diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioner experience to Paradigm, where she collaborates with executives at the world’s most innovative companies to generate strength from diversity. Her research on intersectionality and social invisibility has received recognition and funding from organizations including the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Psychological Association. In 2014, she was honored by the Association for Women in Science-Chicago for her D&I advocacy.

Before joining Paradigm Erin led D&I at Grant Thornton LLP and the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. In these capacities, she designed and executed transformational D&I strategies, introduced and enhanced work-life policies and benefits, and established and managed business resource groups. Her work has resulted in employer recognition from Forbes, The New York Times, Human Rights Campaign, Society of Women Engineers,, Working Mother, National Association for Female Executives, The Parkinson Council, and Equal Opportunity Magazine. Erin holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Social Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology and International Studies from Yale University.


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